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by Lucy
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Combining CTG & K or PreK
Replies: 8
Views: 4683

Hi Kathi, I just wanted to agree with Dawn that although your kids can join in with K science they need their own too. The interesting thing is if you look at some of the list of science in the table of contents it is some of the same type lessons as in K since both focus on creation. You will notic...
by Lucy
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - Choosing guides? Match history/read-aloud?
Replies: 26
Views: 11631

My daughter read and used the literature guide for The Witch of Blackbird Pond. This one would be earlier than 1850 but is an excellent American History book if she did not already read it. She both enjoyed the book and the guide. Here are books that we have not done as guides but have read a loud o...
by Lucy
Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th Grade Plus Youngers - Getting it all done
Replies: 21
Views: 12984

Hi Tammy, First of all a big hug to you and to say that it is going to work out and I am praying for you! It sounds like the first grader is doing science with ECC so that is good. A thought would be to do bible with dad at night. You could start your morning with a memory verse review and praying f...
by Lucy
Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Charlotte Mason Approach - Language Arts (photos)
Replies: 10
Views: 8519

Re: Teaching Writing the CM Way

Just chiming in to agree with the others that W.S. gives the directed writing instruction that kids are usually ready for about 4th grade. I you feel that your 4th grader is not ready just yet, wait one more year. I found it interesting that all of the C.M. suggestions from Andreola are already inco...
by Lucy
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Non-USA - Using MFW Overseas (or in neighboring countries)
Replies: 53
Views: 18918

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 10:08 am Robyn, Yes, book basket is an important part of MFW and adds the aspect of helping kids to learn on their own and to learn to love reading. We have loved book basket but there have been seasons over the last 6 years when I have not been able to get the books that I...
by Lucy
Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - What if your "walking encyclopedia" wants more?
Replies: 34
Views: 15618

Adventures - Adding to science

Make sure too that you are helping her to make the connection(when it is there) between the bible and the science. This is an important part of the bible/science unit this year. I like Crystals idea of her keeping a little journal so that she can write down some facts of the day along with a picture...
by Lucy
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - Choosing guides? Match history/read-aloud?
Replies: 26
Views: 11631

1850-Modern

Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 6:21 pm
You may want to wait and do Across Five Aprils next year when it is covered in 1850-Modern. It is one of the read alouds so you may even want to choose a different book all together. Just a thought.

Lucy
by Lucy
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and 1st
Replies: 60
Views: 24403

Doing Adventures and considering 1st

I have 3 sons- ages 8, 6, and 4. We are definitely doing Adventures this next year. I am considering also doing 1st grade from my middle son. I am not sure what to do for math and phonics and that is why I am tempted to buy 1st grade-- mainly for those two subjects. Perhaps if I buy it, we would ju...
by Lucy
Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Scope & Topics in RTR
Replies: 13
Views: 5791

Dear Christina, I loved studying about Rome for the reason that Julie mentioned. After spending the time understanding this time period better, I can understand much better the setting of the New Testament. There were days that Augustus Caesar's World was long and we broke it up into 2 readings some...
by Lucy
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Independent Reading - Help sorting out how MFW assigns read
Replies: 8
Views: 4964

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 5:59 pm I thought since no one had mentioned it that you may like to know a couple of things. In the T.M. you will find a short description about this subject and there will be a block on the weekly grid each day that says reading. I always liked this because for me if it i...
by Lucy
Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Readiness - Skills needed for Adventures?
Replies: 14
Views: 2810

Debbie,

Even though the phonics instruction ends, the reading practice continues. I think you could continue doing this and begin Adventures. I think from your other topic that you are already thinking of doing that.

Lucy
by Lucy
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Patricia St. John books--wonderful!!
Replies: 17
Views: 6168

Agreeing with the other ladies.

Patricia St. John has such a gift of making the gospel so real in the lives of her characters and the reality hits close enough to home to help us see our own deep need for Christ as the only hope for our lives too.

Lucy
by Lucy
Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - Scheduling 7th Grader w/ other kids!
Replies: 21
Views: 7722

You have had some good food for thought. I will add one very small idea. Do bible as a family the night before and begin the day by going over the verse for the week and prayer before the day gets going. If everyone is at the breakfast table at the same time this would be a good place to do it. Pray...
by Lucy
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Choosing - CTG or American History?
Replies: 4
Views: 5298

I was all set to order Creation to the Greeks for my next year 4th and 3rd graders and do the 1st grade program with my 6 yr old. However, I just found out that my oldest really wants to study America; also none of my kids have much knowledge of American history at all. The idea of studying the U.S...
by Lucy
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia independence, study skills...
Replies: 6
Views: 2840

Just to agree with Crystal and to confirm with you that you are doing with what you are supposed to do. The idea is to help move them in 7th and 8th grade to learning by reading (by themselves) and to become an independent learner. So helping as needed is good, but the reading, studying, and experim...
by Lucy
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Science - Is there enough?
Replies: 59
Views: 17629

Thinking of adding a science program to Adventures

Hi everyone! I am thinking of using God's Design for Science, but wonder if I will regret it - meaning, does the science get more in-depth as the year goes on? Also, will I regret the fact that I will no longer have an integrated science subject to tie into that week's bible, etc.? Thanks :) Christ...
by Lucy
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 19121

4th Grade

I'm using ECC with my 4th and 2nd grader and just introduced the advanced packet to the older one today. I told her we'd work together on it and that she didn't need to complete everything. I'm interested to see which pages interest her. The language page was the first thing she asked to do as we s...
by Lucy
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining Younger Sibs - Scheduling alongside younger grades
Replies: 8
Views: 5552

It is a full day for me...especially since I have a "routine disorder." I just can't seem to stick to one well. ;) We have had 2+ successful weeks so far! LOL!! I relate. You guys are my heros though. God has called you to do it and he will be faithful to help you fulfill it! He works and wills for...
by Lucy
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining Younger Sibs - Scheduling alongside younger grades
Replies: 8
Views: 5552

I think that doing MFW-K & then 1st with your 6yo will be basically doing the same thing that was mentioned - giving her math and language arts at her level. And it sounds like it will be a special time with mom for her, which she remembers fondly from last year :o) High school is intended to be qu...
by Lucy
Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Books - Why did MFW choose Streams of Civ.? (author reply)
Replies: 20
Views: 14416

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 2:06 pm Christine and others, We have used MFW high school this year and you will find that they will get this again at a deeper level and like in CTG it will combine biblical history with the rest of what was going on so as to give the student a good picture of all of hist...
by Lucy
Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Books - Why did MFW choose Streams of Civ.? (author reply)
Replies: 20
Views: 14416

We have read some of SOTW, and the girls listen/retain it sooo much better than Streams of Civilization (so dry), so I really want to use both, and maybe even omit SOC when I can. I'm thinking this is even how SOTW 2-4 are incorporated in the next few years? Just some quick thoughts here. I really ...
by Lucy
Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Help with specific instructions
Replies: 20
Views: 10858

This is not my understanding. They are not to look up all the words that are in the box (unless you have an older student and prefer them to learn all the derivatives, per week 1 Monday's vocabulary notes). Rather, they look up only those derivatives that you selected for your particular student to...
by Lucy
Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Narration - Tips (author response)
Replies: 30
Views: 15408

Just adding to Crystals great suggestions. I did want to clarify that narration is just an oral retelling not dictation which would be you writing it all down. So you have gotten the idea of it all. Another reason behind narration is that it is part of the writing process. If we can talk about it th...
by Lucy
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - User tips for hurdles that first week of high school
Replies: 28
Views: 11475

I hope it isn't "cheating" but I went back over each step with her and explained it and gave her more examples. We basically wrote the paper together. She is going to finish the conclusion on her own. It just seemed like she needed some extra help with this being the first time. Carylee, This is no...
by Lucy
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K or 1st vs. just join older sibling (author reply
Replies: 26
Views: 15233

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:23 am I think getting to a convention to speak with someone and get your hands on the material may help you see what you need to fit each of your children's needs. We do have moms on this board who have done K,1, and another program at the same time. You do not do everyt...