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by tiffany
Mon May 10, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: CTG - Talk me into it
Replies: 31
Views: 12358

Re: CTG Concerns

Didn't have time to read all the posts. But, just to encourage you, we loved CTG, and we really loved ECC. I can remember wondering if CTG could be as good, and it was, but just in different ways. My kids have always devoured the MFW history in the way it is presented. I think chronological history ...
by tiffany
Sat May 08, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Student sheets - Storage?
Replies: 8
Views: 3694

Re: question about notebook pages 1850-Mod.

Thanks for everyone's ideas. I'm still thinking this one over. I'm sure it will be easier once I have all the pages in hand to figure it out. How about this- I'm thinking about getting each set of MFW pages hole punched (have Kinko's do the hole punching) and placing them all in their binder at the ...
by tiffany
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Week 1 (including the Sabbath & Creation)
Replies: 52
Views: 39107

Re: CTG- Sabbath making your own Challah?

I made the recipe from the book, by hand. I am pretty much a novice when it comes to bread making. I helped my Mom a couple of times growing up, so I generally know how to knead and follow a recipe. I found it quite easy to make, and it turned out well. We purchased some challah later on in the year...
by tiffany
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Reading - Students who are NOT big readers
Replies: 13
Views: 4687

High School--Need help!

I am so confused. I had really thought I would use MFW AHL for my son for 9th grade but now I'm getting nervous. He's not a big reader. I'm looking at the list of books and I just don't know if he can handle it. I've looked through the archives and read lots of comments but I still feel unsure. He'...
by tiffany
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Feasts and Jesus
Replies: 9
Views: 4739

Re: CTG- Doing Sabbath and feasts experiences?

The feasts were an extremely memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone. I found the feasts book to be very helpful for both preparation and pointing out the parallels to Christianity. We tweaked things here and there to suit us, but for the most part we did things as directed in the manual. Th...
by tiffany
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Reading - Students who ARE big readers
Replies: 7
Views: 3587

Re: HS-Questions about MFW & child who loves to read

This isn't a super detailed response, but it might help a little. Before purchasing MFW high school, I did have an email conversation with another mom whose opinion I respect on these things, about what other options were out there for me. I knew I wanted a comprehensive curriculum, but not somethin...
by tiffany
Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Bible - How much is covered by MFW?
Replies: 42
Views: 16359

Re: Is Awanas necessary with MFW?

For our family, we have felt there was enough bible and bible memorization content within the curriculum. The way the Bible is woven into MFW is one of the main reasons we picked the program. I think it provides a great framework for the parents to build upon in the way they feel led. MFW does a gre...
by tiffany
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Parent Meetings - What do yours look like?
Replies: 19
Views: 6597

Re: High school...what do your weekly meetings look like?

Teresa, I too have struggled with the weekly meeting, and I think she really needs it. We were doing well with it at the beginning of the year. Then the multiple illnesses hit. I felt like we were sick all school year. It is tough to get to everything when you feel you are in survival mode. I had ju...
by tiffany
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Prep & Organization - Box Day helpful hints
Replies: 35
Views: 14289

Re: Tips for First Grade?

Now this is more of a wait-and-see kind of suggestion. We've done MFW 1st twice now, and with both of these kids, I've had to slow down a bit for a time, when the phonics review portion was over. I think this really depends on the child. During those little breaks, we've used Explode the Code workbo...
by tiffany
Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: 1st grader - What to adapt in Adventures
Replies: 22
Views: 12142

Re: 1st and 2nd grader

When we started with MFW, my then 6 year old, 1st grade aged son, had already completed a comprehensive phonics program as well. We were starting with ECC, since I also had a 3rd & 5th grader. He did fine, loved it actually. We never did Adventures, because of when we started with MFW, but I'm sure ...
by tiffany
Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st grade for an advanced reader
Replies: 36
Views: 13957

Re: 1st grade program for a child who is a pretty advanced reade

The first couple of weeks in the program will be really easy for her, but that's okay. Her reading skills will certainly decrease any frustration for you in using the program. You'll be able to spend more time on other subjects as well.
by tiffany
Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 27504

Re: sick days and more sick days

Thanks ladies for the words of encouragement. The kids seem to be improving, but I have bronchitis now with a fever that I can't keep below 100, so I am still pretty miserable. I'm in bed now. The kids have the cell phone, so I can call them downstairs if I need something. So they are taking care of...
by tiffany
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How to fill state requirements
Replies: 49
Views: 19585

Re: Finishing early? What do YOU do?

It doesn't hurt to have a bit of a cushion to help in cases where circumstances are beyond your control, like illness or moving. If you get too far ahead, you can always schedule more vacation days- or cleaning days! You could even have a longer summer break! I myself am behind right now, so if I we...
by tiffany
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Fun ideas for Math?
Replies: 11
Views: 7077

Re: Ideas for making Singapore math more "fun"

My kids thought Singapore was a BIG improvement over what they had used before when we switched. It should generally be more fun and less time consuming than other programs. When you're dealing with tough concepts like long division for example, I'm not sure anything can make that fun. Changing the ...
by tiffany
Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General specific lessons, labs, supplies
Replies: 33
Views: 10760

Re: finding cork

I planned to use styrofoam, which I thought I had recently thrown out. But, guess what? It was missing. :~

So we used a broken Nerf gun bullet. So proud of myself for thinking of that. I think that is proof positive that I am officially the mother of 5 boys.
by tiffany
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia extra CDs, kits, lapbooks, fun?
Replies: 38
Views: 23188

Re: Apologia Kits

We've used the kits from Creation Sensation and have been happy with them. I've bought 3 of their sets. Home Training Tools also sells kits for a lesser cost and only includes the hard to find items. I've been tempted to buy from them to save money, but I also know my limitations with everything I h...
by tiffany
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Is this included in MFW-K?
Replies: 16
Views: 13527

Re: Adding to K curriculum?

If he is a workbook lover and really wants to write more, there are plenty of handwriting workbooks available. We've occasionally used Reason for Handwriting at our house, when I thought more practice was in order. For a lot of kids at the K level, handwriting is difficult and laborious, so I was gl...
by tiffany
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Is it college prep?
Replies: 4
Views: 3951

Re: Science - Is it college prep?

I have not read through all these posts, but after using MFW 1st twice, I would say it is plenty difficult. I will end up stretching it into 1 1/2 years for both kids that have/are doing it. We throw in a few pages of Explode the Code here and there to review concepts they are struggling with. I thi...
by tiffany
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 24932

Re: I am new and HAAAAAPPPYYYY to be here!!!!

You know, I think waiting helps you appreciate MFW even more. It tooks us a few years to discover MFW, and I'm not sure I would have picked it from the beginning. I too, wanted to kind of do my own thing. I was really ready to make the change after a few years trying to figure it all out on my own. ...
by tiffany
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Which courses to take when?
Replies: 31
Views: 10154

Re: Physical vs Biology in 9th

Okay ladies, this is what I'm thinking. I might move her straight into Phys. Science this week and give her a goal of completion by end of summer. She has caught on to the studying part and is much more adept. I'm not sure waiting is going to help her in that regard. I'm thinking this approach leave...
by tiffany
Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Which courses to take when?
Replies: 31
Views: 10154

Re: Physical vs Biology in 9th

Completion oriented?! :-) Unfortunately that does not exactly describe things around here. That would be an idea. I could see what's left in the book that she would be missing. Maybe she could skip the labs and test so we could get through it faster. I know her 7th grade brother would be happy not t...
by tiffany
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: * Experiences - MFW High School
Replies: 55
Views: 32289

Re: MFW High School?

We are using the 1st year of the HS program this year, and I am so pleased. My daughter has done great working independently. I'm so proud of her! The program seems to be set up very well. I have also been pleased with the quality of her work. I was afraid some of it might be too difficult, but it s...
by tiffany
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Why two spelling recommendations?
Replies: 32
Views: 16178

Re: Rod and Staff Spelling

I am currently using R&S with my 3rd grader, and we use SP here as well. My older three had no problem with the SP format, but my 3rd grader is just more sensitive and insecure. I liked R&S so I saw no reason to switch with him. I'll make the transition at 4th grade for him. One plus, is they show t...
by tiffany
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone age to begin? Tips for younger users
Replies: 57
Views: 26049

Re: Rosetta Stone too difficult for my 2nd grader -curriculu

My 3rd grader was not ready for Rosetta either at 2nd grade. I plan to try again after Christmas, and we'll see how it goes. For him, it is because of fear of failure with the voice recognition. You can make it easier, so the program will always pass them through. I think he just feels too self cons...
by tiffany
Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 30979

please help me to choose wisely...

I am looking at our curriculum choice for next year. We are currently using Veritas History Explorers to 1850 and textbooks for all of the other subjects. This seemed to be the easiest step due to a difficult pregnancy. I would like to move to a Charlotte Mason-type approach and this seemed to fit ...