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by doubleportion
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Book Reviews - American Pioneers and Patriots
Replies: 9
Views: 5335

Book Reviews - American Pioneers and Patriots

We're in week 3 of Adventures. Has anyone skipped the read-alouds of American Pioneers and Patriots? We're doing Story of the U.S. without any problems, and reading lots of books that are subject related. Is there a specific purpose this book serves? I believe the purpose is to give a taste of what...
by doubleportion
Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Classics
Replies: 14
Views: 6082

Re: Honey for Childs Heart Question - 8yo/3rd grade

My dd 8 has really enjoyed reading the Illustrated Classics version of Little Women. As a family we have read Little Men which I enjoyed tons more than Little Women. The vocabulary is more advanced (there were words none of us knew!) but I don't think that should stop you from reading a book. Often ...
by doubleportion
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Math - Continue Drill in 7-8th?
Replies: 3
Views: 2993

Re: Newbie with a Math Drill Question

I only have a 4th grader. But we drill multiplication, subtraction & addition. I just rotate them everyday. When we started really working on multiplication, then I had her do mostly multiplication drill every day over the summer. Down the road we will add in division. I use mathfactcafe for free pr...
by doubleportion
Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Making and storing cards OR notebook pages
Replies: 25
Views: 10082

English from the roots up

Just wondering how other families store the 4X6 cards, keeping them neat and tidy and not all over the place. I have 4 children working on them and right now collect them and pass them out. Not my favorite solution. I guess I could just get 4X 6 boxes, but was wondering what other creative possibil...
by doubleportion
Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Using ECC in a Homeschool Co-op or Classroom
Replies: 14
Views: 13529

Re: Using ECC in a Coop

Schelean, THANK YOU!! I love the idea of using the blow up globe, I hadn't thought of that. I plan on doing only about seven countries. 11 weeks is not much time to cover as many as I would like. I plan on mostly doing two weeks on each country and a couple on one week. I had thought of covering the...
by doubleportion
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ** Book Basket - Ideas for obtaining books (author reply)
Replies: 44
Views: 20387

Re: Doing ECC with no Library

We have often found great books on sale in the clearance section of our local Books A Million or through other used places. If you can find a few for each country that might be helpful. Some countries were easier to find than others. But you will still get plenty of info in all the books you get in ...
by doubleportion
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Supplies - EX1850
Replies: 16
Views: 8273

Complete book of Animals- should I purchase a second boo

We have the Complete book of Animals to go along with Exp to 1850. I have a 3rd grader and a 1st (2nd mid year) grader ... would you recommend I purchase a second book so they each have their own book? I would because there are a lot of pages for them to color or write on. This is not a book I woul...
by doubleportion
Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Christian Worldview training & MFW education?
Replies: 23
Views: 9871

Re: Overall Questions RE: The MFW Program

These are all statements from our short few years using MFW. Will my child be able to make their own apologetic for the Gospel and to fight against false teachings and evolution, based upon what he/she has learned through the years? YES! I can already see this developing in my almost nine year old. ...
by doubleportion
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 23-24 India
Replies: 19
Views: 13605

Re: Weeks 23-24 India

My dd picked up a book at the library last night that I thought would be perfect for India. It is a book all about Saris (the wrap that Indian women wear). Beautiful illustrations and a sweet story. It is My Dadima Wears a Sari by Kashmira Sheth and Illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi. Published by Peacht...
by doubleportion
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Questions, especially on legibility expectatio
Replies: 52
Views: 15297

Handwriting woes!!

My 9 yo dd's handwriting is sloppy--I mean VERY sloppy! She is a kid who wants to do everything FAST! She's very bright--but she makes so many errors throughout her work simply because she wants to get done! The thing is--the content of her writing is GREAT. She's creative, and she's imaginative--s...
by doubleportion
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Dictionary ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3445

EFRU - Dictionary ?

Does anyone have a suggestion for what dictionary they use, particulary for CTG. We started CTG today. I see tomorrow they are supposed to look up the derivative from biblios. We have a children's dictionary and the only word it has from the list is Bible. I also have an old Websters scrabble dicti...
by doubleportion
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 6th-8th grade - Which MFW years to choose? (David Hazell res
Replies: 81
Views: 36938

Still in a state of indecision... Help me out...

I already bought most of MFW ECC when I began to ponder over the lack of world history my 7th grader has had (my husband likes both and leaves the curriculum decisions up to me). This is something I've prayed about but still do not have any clear direction. Thanks! If you already have most of ECC w...
by doubleportion
Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I continue MFW 1 into the next year?
Replies: 15
Views: 4433

Re: So far behind in MFW 1st. What to do?

Remember that ADV is also for 3rd graders. So if you want to keep trucking with 1st, then you could start ADV when you are done (half way through the school year or whatever). Don't be too hard on yourself. Everyone has years with interruptions and things that don't go as planned. ADV is a wonderful...
by doubleportion
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Cursive - When does MFW start & misc cursive ?s
Replies: 49
Views: 31139

Re: ECC-When to start cursive?

My dd learned cursive last year in 3rd grade in ECC. This year she still only writes in cursive on her memory verses or certain notebook pages. The rest of the time she still prints. I used an online printable cursive pages from http://www.kidzone.ws/cursive/index.htm I liked the theory behind why e...
by doubleportion
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Timelines - **Ideas
Replies: 68
Views: 49232

Re: Timeline question

Edie- I think we'll use your accordion style timeline idea for both our (old) 1st and ADV timeline. I did like one of the Mom's mentioned above when we did K with Connor, and used foam sticky squares to hang them at the old house, and completely tore up the paint...and plaster...and wall. Paid for ...
by doubleportion
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: 3rd grade for RtR?
Replies: 27
Views: 14028

Re: New to MFW RTR question

In addition to reading the Bible stories for those time periods, you could also use Streams Of Civilizations (when you get it with RTR). You could summarize the highlights for that time period. I know there are many who didn't like Streams on this board. But I find it a great resource. I find it eas...
by doubleportion
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Timelines - **Ideas
Replies: 68
Views: 49232

Re: Timeline question

We have a different timeline for CTG. We taped long strips of black seam-binding ribbon to the wall. The ribbon starts at the door and goes all the way across one wall and around a corner to the edge of our bookshelf. We are only to Joseph on our timeline so that is what the picture shows.

HTH

Edie
by doubleportion
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 37222

Re: A question about curriculum choices

I think you could easily do ECC and 1st. You can adjust the work load based on your child's academic needs and age. The TM has lots of pointers on what should be done with younger students versus advanced student (ie 4th grade and older). I think you will really enjoy it! We did ECC last year. If yo...
by doubleportion
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 19136

Re: World Geography book in ECC...what grade level?

I don't have a lot of time this morning but just wanted to link to a specific answer that included my response to someone else about what we did with a 3rd grader in WG. http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7943&p=63560#p63560 I would encourage you not to skip it, but to use it as an additi...
by doubleportion
Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 5-6 Mexico
Replies: 63
Views: 35361

ECC passports?

Tomorrow we start week 5 (mexico) and I remember we are suppose to give them their passports. Do daddy and I fill out the front portion (w/ the name and address) and then the CHILD signs it? Or do we sign it? Then do we put the USA flag on that page (the one w/ their pictures and name/address)? The...
by doubleportion
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Preparation - ECC is ordered, how do I get ready?
Replies: 62
Views: 37323

Just ordered 1st time! Advice while I wait?

Hello, I am sooo excited to start our first year of Unit Studies with MFW! I ordered ECC and a few extra hands-on toys for my little ones. My dc's ages are dd-10, dd-7, ds-5, dd-3, ds-1. What can I do to prepare while I wait for my curriculum to arrive? Is there anything else I should know such as,...
by doubleportion
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Worldview - Important growing lessons in CTG
Replies: 18
Views: 6279

Re: Question about CtoG...

We are only into week 10 of CTG but I just wanted to mention something. I love how ECC comes before CTG. You get good solid intro to the Gospel with the book of Matthew and using the Window on the World etc you get a gentle intro to other religions. We used that time to compare them with the One Tru...
by doubleportion
Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible - Making the most of this time
Replies: 51
Views: 16781

Memory verses songs?

Memorizing verses has always worked best for us if they're sung. We usually make up our own tune but the passages in RTR are quite a bit longer than we've done before and I'm just wondering if someone else has found these verses set to music elsewhere. I don't mind piecing things together from vari...
by doubleportion
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Occupying many little ones
Replies: 42
Views: 13836

Re: Occupying Preschoolers, Toddlers, & Babies?

Just some ideas from our preschool/toddler experience. I got two plastic bins from walmart for book basket library books. When we go to the library I would also be sure to pick out some books for my 3 yr old. The library books and any book basket books we own would go into the children's bins. Then ...
by doubleportion
Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - ECC block scheduling
Replies: 4
Views: 4520

Re: ? about ECC scheduling

What days of the week will M be doing stuff with her Mom? If they are not Thurs & Friday you could juggle the start day of the week so that at least one of those 2 days away from you would be light and independent Friday. - It would be easy to give her Mom the Bible reading for those two days (you g...