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by mom2boys
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and 1st
Replies: 60
Views: 29222

Hi Kirsten, I am not a schedule person either, more of a routine person. First we will do this, then that, then next, etc. I don't like to put times on everything. I do have a start time which is 8:30 this year. Managers of Their Home is a popular book that teaches scheduling, but it was way to micr...
by mom2boys
Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Questions, Testimonies, & can we add m
Replies: 69
Views: 25401

I would definitely give them a try. If you want to hook them on this type of read aloud maybe wait and start with Nate Saint as we found Cameron Townsend was a little slow moving. But I agree with the others that these bios have a great impact on parents and kids alike.

by mom2boys
Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Descriptions
Replies: 12
Views: 7783

Re: Read Alouds Favorites?

Thanks guys - you were SO MUCH HELP narrowing down the choices! (Can you see my sarcastic grin) So many good books - so little time! I think we will just start with the Bronze Bow and go down the list until we read them all or until I am ready to start Exp to 1850. Blessings, ~Charlotte Hope you all...
by mom2boys
Sat May 31, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 30 & 31
Replies: 7
Views: 7491

We found a great book at our library to go along with Aesop's fables. Aesop's Fables, Plays for Young Children by Albert Cullum. We used it as an alternative on some days and took parts to read aloud - sort of like a reader's theater. At the end of the year we choose one fable from the book and did ...
by mom2boys
Thu May 15, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - How do you implement Progeny Press at your house?
Replies: 23
Views: 10926

Re: Do you pick and choose?

Maybe I should have waited until 7th, but we did switch off grammar/spelling with the literature guides and I chose two (we also did Sign of the Beaver at the beginning of the year) age appropriate books (according to PP guidelines). The PP site says each guide will take 8-12 weeks. But I like cryst...
by mom2boys
Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 7-plus yrs old - Using MFW1 for grade 2+ language arts
Replies: 62
Views: 28451

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:39 pm Hi Danita, I am in a similar situation. I have two boys 7 & 10. Due to a new baby and some other health issues, we only got half way through my youngest son's LA program (not MFW) and ECC. So per David's suggestion, we are finishing up ECC and doing MFW 1st Phonics....
by mom2boys
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - How to structure our day
Replies: 15
Views: 11114

Babies & how to structure our day

This is our first year to use MFW, and we are doing ECC w/ my oldest 2 (ages 8 and 10) and MFW-K w/ my 6yo. Also have a busy little toddler, age 3, as well as our new baby! Any suggestions on how to structure our day? I like it, but I feel very "needed" by all right now, and sometimes overwhelmed b...
by mom2boys
Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 6 & 7
Replies: 21
Views: 15564

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:52 am For the cartouche, we just used cardstock and paint and, like Crystal said, made the characters vertical. We used the hieroglyphics books from the library to copy the characters for their initials. My boys enjoyed this one and the cuniform one earlier that we engrav...
by mom2boys
Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Tests - Does MFW include this? Do you add tests or review?
Replies: 26
Views: 14073

Have you written up tests?

I was wondering if any of you ladies have written up tests for your students? My dh would like to be able to look at their work and see where they are at. What do you think? Eve Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:09 am I have an 11 & 8 yo (and a busy almost 2 yo), but we are doing CtG. My boys love to show...
by mom2boys
Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - Do all children like school?
Replies: 72
Views: 30380

With my youngest, I sometimes see myself as a cowgirl -- ropin' in wild horses. Julie, I love the way you put things sometimes. A lot of your post sounds like my middle child (8) and could very well be how my youngest will be also (almost 2). Thanks for your light hearted encouragement! ~Charlotte
by mom2boys
Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds and ideas that are working!
Replies: 22
Views: 12885

Can you tell me a little more about your days of the week boxes? I have been experimenting with something similar for my 22 mo toddler. He loves the Tall Stacker pegs and Color & Shape sorter from the MFW toddler package. The Toddler Tote seems to be a little too advanced for him at this point so I ...
by mom2boys
Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch
Replies: 79
Views: 39612

Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch

We are totally new to MFW. We have always used the textbook approach. However, it was recommended to me (by a learning center) that we try unit studies. Mainly for my oldest's benefit. He has really struggled with the fill in the blank type thing. He is a great kid. Very hands on, loves to build, c...
by mom2boys
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Scheduling Grammar & Progeny Press
Replies: 41
Views: 12019

Re: PP - How much time to set aside?

My son did the Farmer Boy PP Guide at the end of last year (5th grade) much like Jacqueline suggested except we did the questions orally. We had done this book as a read aloud the year before and I thought it would be a good way to ease into the guides. It worked well. We plan to do two guides this ...
by mom2boys
Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography "Packets" - Extra resources
Replies: 12
Views: 9572

Heidi, Our library has a set called World Nature Encyclopedia - some of the titles are Mountains of Europe, Deserts of America, Waters of Africa etc. The down side is they are reference only and cannot be checked out, but might be useful for occasional research. Maybe your library has something simi...
by mom2boys
Fri May 11, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Field Trip ideas for ECC
Replies: 17
Views: 15497

For ECC we visited a place called Worldways Children's Museum in St. Louis. Fun hands on activities for several different countries.

Great thread!
by mom2boys
Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Help with writing
Replies: 41
Views: 17658

We did as others suggested and he would say a sentence out loud, I would write it on the white board and he would copy. We worked our way up to him giving me 3 sentences - tell me what happened at the beginning, middle and end, but he still only choose one sentence to copy on his paper. I also agree...
by mom2boys
Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When not fitting it all in
Replies: 52
Views: 23314

Hi Kim, I have a 5th grader, 2nd grader and 1 year old. We just finished ECC in January and loved it also. We took 1 1/2 years to finish because of the baby and there were times I did not feel like we did the countries justice. But God is good and my older boys have learned to care for and love thei...
by mom2boys
Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: 100th Day - Activity Ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 25437

100th Day of School

Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:41 pm One of the math activities is the 100 chart and we reached 100 today! My son was so proud! Some of the activities we included in our celebration were graphing the colors of 100 M&M's, reading One Hundred Hungry Ants, and watching a very short video from our library 100 Day...
by mom2boys
Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Any creative ideas??
Replies: 36
Views: 22915

Hi! Not really an idea - more of a cute story. My 7yo son was illustrating the Tower of Babel story. He drew a tower and lots of stick figures around the tower with speech bubbles one said "Ohio" the rest had "?". He was combining what he was learning about Japan with his older brother in ECC with h...
by mom2boys
Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds alongside ages 4-7
Replies: 20
Views: 16501

Hi Laura, Hugs and prayers! I can relate - I have a 10.5 mo old, a 7yo and 10yo. You have received a lot of good ideas so I don't want to repeat (but I did glean a little too). One idea that I don't think was mentioned was the playpen thing. My baby does not like the playpen, but I can put the baby ...
by mom2boys
Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible - Making the most of this time
Replies: 51
Views: 20426

My boys' favorite is the erase game. I write the verse on the dry erase board and then we take turns erasing a word while the other one is not looking and then the other one tries to say it with the missing word. Back and forth until all the words are erased and we can say it. Yes, mom too, it has b...
by mom2boys
Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Biographies - Handling delicate topics
Replies: 26
Views: 12551

Re: Amy Carmichael

Thanks for the helpful replies. I will print them off and discuss them with my husband. We are doing this book as a evening read aloud and when I jokingly told my husband I was going to leave it up to him to explain what a temple prostitute was, he did get that "deer in the headlights look." That's...
by mom2boys
Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Notebooking ideas / amount for ECC
Replies: 19
Views: 9097

Science - Notebooking ideas / amount for ECC

We have just begun ECC and I have some questions about the science. My children are 2nd and 4th graders. We are doing the geography two days a week and the science two days a week. My question is did you do a science page every time you read? Or do you do one once a week? Or did you just read the m...
by mom2boys
Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 50099

Extra resources

Hi All, We have been enjoying our early start to the school year so that we can take off time when in Nov. when our baby is due. We are finishing up the US this week. We have enjoyed Reading Rainbow videos we borrowed from our library that go with the book suggestions - Someplace Else & Desert Giant...