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by tiffany
Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Readiness for 1st - What could I use between k-1st gr?
Replies: 24
Views: 8866

Re: What to do if K'er finishes K early ??

If it were me I would take a little break and do some things that interest you and maybe go ahead and start 1st at a slow pace. That way you'll have plenty of time for breaks and taking things a bit slower, if needed for your particular child. I have not been able to complete MFW 1st in one school y...
by tiffany
Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: Contributing as Service
Replies: 5
Views: 4320

Re: Contributing to something like Heifer International

We've used the Samaritan's Purse catalog a few times with our family at Christmas time. The kids usually pick one small item that they can purchase with their own money, and we also do a family gift. The kids really enjoy it.
by tiffany
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: 8th Grader - When to start high school?
Replies: 55
Views: 30289

Re: When to start high school question

My 14 year old daughter is doing AHL right now. She is right on grade level. I also have been looking into ways to cut costs and time out of the college years. The book MFW recommends "College Without Compromise" talks about a lot of those types of issues. We plan to do CLEP tests as well. That bein...
by tiffany
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 36259

Re: Name of your Homeschool?

How about "School of the Crazy Teacher"? :-) That's how it feels today anyway. Or, "Mom's Outnumbered"? ;) But seriously, many, many years ago, we named our homeschool, "Love to Learn Elementary." We never really used it in anyway though. It does sound like fun to have a name. Our last name then... ...
by tiffany
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - *How is it taught in MFW-1
Replies: 13
Views: 5187

Re: a few first grade questions

Just wanted to make sure you know that 1st grade does include a comprehensive math program. I wasn't sure if that was clear from the other posters. With 1st grade math and Singapore in later years, you will need to use separate math drills. There are many to choose from. I wasn't aware the Math Wind...
by tiffany
Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Review - after 1st, after 2nd, when finished early?
Replies: 40
Views: 12406

Review games

There is a phonics games program called Happy Phonics sold by Love to Learn online that could be good for brushing up on phonics if needed. I know Cathy Duffy reviews Happy Phonics. I own it as a supplement to K & 1st so that I have some premade phonics games. I also occasionally use my old Sing, Sp...
by tiffany
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL - User tips for hurdles later in the year
Replies: 21
Views: 6776

Re: Some questions about high school/prayers

I haven't read everyone's suggestions, so forgive me if I repeat. First of all, I totally get how physical circumstances with illnesses and pregnancy mess with routine. I've been there for sure. We have had some setbacks already this fall for various reasons. My AHL student and I have done more freq...
by tiffany
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - Literature/English Credit
Replies: 28
Views: 13841

Re: HS Ancients-Cat of Bubastes question

Postby tiffany » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:00 pm Actually, she has done great with all of the other reading. She just really doesn't like this book. We've had a hard time keeping on track with composition because of illness, so we are playing catch-up there. Does anyone ever get caught up? ;) If you're ou...
by tiffany
Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Window on the World
Replies: 4
Views: 3612

Re: Book Reviews - Window on the World

Windows of the World was an interesting one in our family. We really liked it. We even took it with us to a family small group and did presentations using it and then prayed for the people of that religion. I think the book does a great job of delivering the information without glamorizing the relig...
by tiffany
Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - Bible
Replies: 39
Views: 14782

Re: Taking the Old Testament Challenge

As my husband and daughter have gone over these questions, they have had a few questions they found odd or difficult to answer. I have not found that totally unusual with bible studies. I think the fact that it is thought provoking during their independent study and that they have an opportunity to ...
by tiffany
Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible in 1st
Replies: 11
Views: 6108

Re: Bible for MFW First Grade

For yourself, if you are pretty new to the bible, there are some other versions that you might want to try- NIV (used throughout My Father's World) or maybe ESV (English standard version). You may be totally happy with your NKJV. Just thought I'd mention it. If you have any other questions, feel fre...
by tiffany
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. just joining OLDER sibling
Replies: 12
Views: 6698

Re: wondering if 1st is right fit

I didn't read all the posts but skimmed through. 1st does get more difficult quickly and will be good phonics review for him. Plus he will get handwriting practice and early grammar with his Proverbs and his Bible reader that he creates. I would just tweak it to make it fit for you and let him infor...
by tiffany
Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and Toddlers - Breaking up the day
Replies: 11
Views: 5778

Re: Wishing adventures only took two hours

It sure can be hard! Last year we had Levi in Sept...with a 1 and 3 year old-that was quite a year! Amazingly Joshua stilled learned to read and Abigail did not get a question wrong on her CAT's...they must have picked up on a few things over the baby's cry's! My goal is to get school done in the A...
by tiffany
Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 25031

Re: Falling behind again!

Cyndi, You didn't offend me. I love it when Christians can be honest about their life. We need to hear about the good times AND the bad. It is great to hear about the ideal homeschool life, but we can't forget reality. After having two relatively successful on track years with ECC and CTG, we hit th...
by tiffany
Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and Toddlers - Breaking up the day
Replies: 11
Views: 5778

Re: Wishing adventures only took two hours

For me having older kids take turns with younger ones is extremely helpful. Can the 2 and 1 year old nap at the same time while you do unit study things that the older kids need to do together? I also have 1/2 hour tv shows that my 2 year old likes. Granted, not all of my kids have cared about tv, b...
by tiffany
Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 25031

Falling behind again!

I need some advice. The first four weeks went well, right on schedule. However, for the last 7 days, our entire family has been down due to the flu and strep. The kids were really bad, so of course we took off five days last week. This week we are getting better but very weak and tired. We have rea...
by tiffany
Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Library - Not available overseas, is this a concern?
Replies: 14
Views: 5178

Re: Library not available. Is this a concern with MFW?

Just wanted to add that if I was a missionary and couldn't use the library, I would still use MFW. It is such a complete well rounded curriculum. I would think it would be especially great when you don't have access to educational materials in your local area. I can't imagine a better alternative fo...
by tiffany
Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Audio ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 10447

Bible on CD or MP3

I'd like to have the bible on cd but just didn't have the $$ to make it happen. Teresa, Just to let you know, we ordered our NIV bible on cd through christian book distributors online. I think the price for the bible on MP3's was under $40 if I remember correctly. Now of course you have to have an ...
by tiffany
Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds - Getting school done, Encouragement
Replies: 10
Views: 8312

Re: ? busy 18 month old toddler :)

We just bought a good gate for our playroom to start out the school year. It has been great to keep him in his place. He is a wanderer and goes straight for the places he shouldn't be. Also, we use short 30 min. tv shows occassionally. His favorite are Wiggles, Diego and Barney. He loves music. As t...
by tiffany
Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: * Experiences - MFW High School
Replies: 55
Views: 30394

AHL first week report

My daughter has started AHL this week- one week ahead of her younger siblings, as advised in the manual. It has been fun to sit with her and help get started. She has been so disciplined, even about wanting to keep her room as neat and tidy as possible so she has a pleasant work environment. It almo...
by tiffany
Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Ideas: Yummy suggestions for all those boxes of pudding!
Replies: 9
Views: 6466

Re: RTR: Lots of pudding

We went to the Kraft foods website and came up with lots of recipe ideas using pudding. The kids loved doing that.
by tiffany
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Making ECC work in a large family
Replies: 15
Views: 5810

Re: Encouragement - Making ECC work in a large family

After reading Christina's post, I was prompted to respond. She is right about you having to use something. The alternative may not be better workload wise. I think many of us can empathize with the challenges a larger family brings as well as the blessings and challenges of babies and toddlers. I ac...
by tiffany
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: CTG - Talk me into it
Replies: 31
Views: 10982

Re: O.K. talk me into CTG ladies

Studying and participating in the feasts was an awesome experience for our family! Enjoy!
by tiffany
Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - Assigning more work to do independently
Replies: 82
Views: 26467

Expecting #6 in September is MFW doable??

I am expecting baby #6 in September. The ages of my children are 14, 13, 10, 5, 2 and #6 in Sept. I am thinking of doing MFW 1850- modern for my 13 and 10yo and starting my 14yo on the High School Ancients. My biggest question is can my 13 and 10yo do the history reading and assignments independent...
by tiffany
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 28053

Re: Overwhelmed-Please help! :)

I did ECC with Kindergarten, and we more than lived through it. That was our first year with MfW, and we really had a great year. Next year, I have a 1st grader, 3 in Exp.-1850 and a high school freshman. So, I am with you, things can get a bit scary sometimes. Remember to trust in the Lord and not ...