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by Julie in MN
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Updates - Minor changes, versions
Replies: 26
Views: 14051

Exp. Creation with Astronomy... must I use 2nd ed.

We are getting ready to begin R to R. I currently happen to already have the 1st edition of Exploring Creation with Astronomy. How crucial is it to have the 2nd ed.? Will it be difficult to follow the teacher's guide if I don't... How different are the editions? Hi Sarah, I'm not sure many folks ha...
by Julie in MN
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 24575

Re: feeling a bit overwhelmed and discouraged...advice??

Aw, Anna, hugs to you. You're doing a mountainous job over there! When I read your post, it's sounding like science is your main obstacle. And while I think the science sequence is important for several reasons, including learning to study, I don't think it's so important that it should cause your h...
by Julie in MN
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - If you had to pick one of the
Replies: 1
Views: 2297

Re: If you had to pick one of the

I do like Dawn's idea. I was thinking maybe you even move the Government half-credit this year, being an election year, and then you'd have that covered from 11th grade so you can fit in both halves of US History the last year like Dawn mentioned, plus maybe Economics as an elective. To use the Gove...
by Julie in MN
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Foreign Language Enrichment
Replies: 6
Views: 2862

High School Rosetta Stone French

My son took French through a class/private tutor his first two years of high school, but that teacher is no longer available to us. Since he has already had 2 years of French using a different curriculum, where would I start him in Rosetta Stone? I have Levels 1-3. I want this to be able to count f...
by Julie in MN
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 Discussions - Bible
Replies: 30
Views: 8233

Operation World/Pray for the World

How do people use the Operation World/Pray for the World book with highschool US 1877 to present curriculum? Is the student just supposed to read sections and decide what they want to pray for that day? Maybe I am making this too complicated but can't seem to grasp how they are to exactly do this! ...
by Julie in MN
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: US1 & US2 - English/Grammar/Writing
Replies: 29
Views: 7144

Literature in US History 1877 to Pressent

I am just curious. . . . about how many books does a child read in the high school US History 1877 to Present year for literature? I know there are recommendations and that you aren't confined to that list, and I realize that there are books of varying lengths, and also that kids read at different ...
by Julie in MN
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Placement & Using MFWK (author response)
Replies: 34
Views: 9861

Re: Two weeks in, need advice

there are gaps (beyond kindergarten level), and I'm not sure where they are yet. One option is to do Kindergarten quickly with him, since he seems so gifted in some areas. However, I might sit down with dh and set some goals for him this year (if you haven’t already). Goals help you see success on ...
by Julie in MN
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Placement & Using MFWK (author response)
Replies: 34
Views: 9861

Two weeks in, need advice

Hi there, we're two weeks into homeschooling for the first time, and I'm kind of having a difficult time figuring out what works for our family. I'm not expecting this to happen overnight, but I am looking to at least make some basic improvements to reduce stress as soon as possible. I have an almo...
by Julie in MN
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon - Placement
Replies: 25
Views: 6417

child's age vs. math level - finishing Singapore early

I have recently started MFW Exploring Countries and Cultures and it is going well. My question is in regard to moving from Singapore to Saxon. We have always done Singapore Math and my soon-to-be 9 y/o began Level 5B in April. I am wondering if going to Saxon 8/7 will be too difficult simply given ...
by Julie in MN
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 36512

Independence Day learning?

I always like to have a little learning on hand for holidays, just in case someone gets bored, someone asks a "why" question, etc. Here are a few sites I like: About.com's homeschooling section: http://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/julyprint.htm#showall A few questions answered by Library o...
by Julie in MN
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - One book per child?
Replies: 2
Views: 3713

Grammar - One book per child?

? about Easy Grammar Ultimate series grade 8 If I don't have access to a photocopier or other inexpensive way of copying, should I purchase a student workbook instead of the teacher edition sold by MFW? Or do I still need the teacher edition? I'm a secondary education English graduate, so I'm quite...
by Julie in MN
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: EX1850 & 1850MOD - How do they look different for 7/8th?
Replies: 12
Views: 5066

Starting next year with 1850-mod and a 7th grader

I will have a 7th grader, 5 grader, 3rd grader and 3yr old going into next year. How long should school take for my 7th grader? Is this year (1850-mod) tough on the younger ones? I am just trying to get a feel for the year with my oldest and youngest school aged kids. What should I expect? For me, ...
by Julie in MN
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Schedule - Preschool and Pre-K wisdom
Replies: 1
Views: 2443

Re: Following the daily plan works!

I am challenged to spend even more time involving her in my daily work and just being present with her as she finds things to do, rather than trying to find things to keep her "entertained". I love that quote :) And I love how the preschool and preK programs challenge us to do things like going out...
by Julie in MN
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining Younger Sibs - Can we beef up & stay togeth
Replies: 20
Views: 8633

Using 1850-Modern Times for 9th Grade

I'm wondering if anyone has successfully used 1850-Modern Times with a 9th Grader and what needed to be added to make it compatible with High School Credits. I have a 14 year old and a 10 year old and would like to do one level if possible. This is our first year with MFW. Donna Hi Donna, Welcome t...
by Julie in MN
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW Music: Maybe More Historically Connected?
Replies: 2
Views: 2420

Re: MFW Music: Maybe More Historically Connected?

Hi Allison (and Lourdes), I'm thinking you musical folks can create a nice list for those musically inclined families out there! Meanwhile, I'll chat, even though I know very little about studying music. We did do all the MFW music, which my son liked a lot. I think it was because he was schooling a...
by Julie in MN
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Classical Education and MFW (Author response)
Replies: 33
Views: 20626

Re: MFW and the Classical Approach to Learning

How has MFW’s Hebraic Classical approach helped your family grow their Biblical worldview? INVESTIGATE: When I started using MFW, I was bringing home a 3rd grader and so we were in the Investigate stage. I found that already by 4th grade (CTG), my son appreciated that we were reading the actual Bib...
by Julie in MN
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia extra CDs, kits, lapbooks, fun?
Replies: 38
Views: 21141

Another Q for 7th Grade Science - Kits?

Hello - I was wondering if anyone has purchased the science kit for Apologia's General Science (7th grade)?? Home Science Tools has it for $34, but I can't seem to spot what exactly it includes, from the picture it looks like gravel, sulfate, balloons....Hm. I'm wondering if it would be helpful to ...
by Julie in MN
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 33 & 34 (with Plants)
Replies: 0
Views: 16349

Weeks 33 & 34 (with Plants)

Art Card 20 The final Art Card of Monet's garden (as well as the Plant experiments) is a great segue into summer. You could keep the Art Card on display all month and the plant book out for reading again, then start a summer garden with sunflowers or a child-friendly veggie, having the 1st grader h...
by Julie in MN
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Finances, Health, Logic
Replies: 23
Views: 10977

Driver's Ed

Curious if anyone has experience with the Drivers Ed course recommended by MFW National Driver Rraining Institute)? Thanks Hi R.B., Since you haven't had a response yet, I thought I'd chat. MFW actually doesn't have a recommendation any longer. No one in the office has recent personal experience, s...
by Julie in MN
Tue May 31, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Non-USA Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3158

WHL - Living Overseas - Research Paper

We have used MFW in the elementary years but this is our first year of MFW High School (10th grade). We are missionaries, living in Zambia and there are no public libraries available for us to use. Is it possible to do the WHL Research Paper with only online sources? If so - please, please advise o...
by Julie in MN
Mon May 23, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

Re: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?

Glad things are starting to clarify. I couldnt agree more with what you said here. When i look back, this was most important. Bible education has been one of our primary goals in home schooling. On the thoughts of starting with CTG it has been those of the fact that what is most important to us in t...
by Julie in MN
Sun May 22, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

Re: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?

P.S. Would skipping Exp1850 and 1850 to Modern cause any problems, or would it be just fine? . One of the valuable skills worked on in 1850MOD is outlining history. It's just good prep for organizing thoughts and supporting arguments. However, now that MFW has added WWS to its recommendations for 7...
by Julie in MN
Sun May 22, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

Re: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?

Do you have any thoughts on where it would work well to start with a 7th grader who has done ECC, but has not done any of the cycle with MFW? ) Normally MFW would suggest that with younger siblings, it may be best to just begin history in order, possibly skipping CTG if everyone has Biblical histor...
by Julie in MN
Sun May 22, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

Re: Questions about the Cycle CTG thru Modern?

My understanding was that WHL goes much deeper into the material as the third sweep through the NT and that part of history. It would be interesting to know from someone who has used both if they see WHL taking the information to the deeper level and thus making RTR unnecessary for now. The first h...
by Julie in MN
Wed May 18, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Is a 4-day school week possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 14607

Re: 4 day schedule for ECC

Just agreeing with the others that it is totally doable with MFW, especially before 7th grade. We belonged to coops in 3rd-6th grades alongside MFW and it was no problem at all. If you look at the ECC sample here http://www.mfwbooks.com/downloads/pdfs/allsamples/ecc_teachers_manual.pdf and scroll do...