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by 4littlehearts
Wed May 18, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Prep for High School - Writing, grammar, more
Replies: 44
Views: 18195

Re: Another writing ?? 8th grader preparing for high school

Thanks Julie for all of those helpful tips that I never really even thought to do. I'm sorry, I did not type it out right, but this year (her 7th grade year) we are using ECC. Next year if dd joins the rest of the family for MFW (I had thought of having her work on her own history) she (we) will be ...
by 4littlehearts
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - 7-8th Missionary biographies - * Reviews
Replies: 4
Views: 4705

Just finished reading Bruschko and Peace Child

from the 7th and 8th grade ECC supplement. I just finished Peace Child tonight and Bruschko about 5 days ago. I loved both of them. They were so inspiring and clearly showed the awesome power of God to totally transform lives and minds of individuals steeped in a pagan culture. Tomorrow, if time all...
by 4littlehearts
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Help With Specific Lessons, Errata
Replies: 23
Views: 5814

Re: Saxon 8/7 Math users ??? Lesson 36 #14b.

So it actually had 144/600 in the student book. We must have a misprint is our book then. Thanks!
by 4littlehearts
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Help With Specific Lessons, Errata
Replies: 23
Views: 5814

Saxon 8/7 - Help With Specific Lessons, Errata

Errata Lesson 36 #14b. My dd could not figure out what number or fraction she was supposed to write the prime factorization of. When I looked in the Solutions manual it seems that she was supposed to do that for 144/600. Where did that fraction come from? [It's missing from student book.] She was c...
by 4littlehearts
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Older child who still needs work on reading
Replies: 46
Views: 14763

Re: reading fluency??

Julie, Ironically he does read extremely fast when reading by himself. Many times I question him as to whether he actually read all of the pages in the specific amount of time. His 7th grade sister who is a very good reader but very slow when reading by herself could not have read the passage I gave...
by 4littlehearts
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Older child who still needs work on reading
Replies: 46
Views: 14763

Re: reading fluency??

Thanks all for chiming in! We have done audio books in the past but they have been very few and far between. We do read-alouds most every school day except I can't say he is following along. Many times he seems like he's in another world, so I have to quiz him to see if he is actually even listening...
by 4littlehearts
Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Narration - Kids who have trouble expressing thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 5560

Re: Any help on helping my dc narrate...

Thanks Crystal, my ds just loves to draw so the idea of drawing the story may help quite a bit. I checked out the 2nd link first but tonight I will look at the other link you posted (very busy day here today). Your thoughts were very helpful as well. I always thought that I should take away the book...
by 4littlehearts
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon 8/7 - Users answer questions
Replies: 21
Views: 6824

Re: Saxon 8/7 How long each day???

Thanks Julie, Crystal, and Crystal's daughter! I wasn't expecting such a lengthy reply. Thanks for taking the time to type out your experiences with me regarding Saxon 8/7. My dd is pretty quick in math, not super quick, but usually gets A's on her tests. Over the years she has struggled with some O...
by 4littlehearts
Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 31031

Re: Not a very successful first day....

Well, just a quick update. It is after midnight and I really need to be in bed or else I will have another Monday experience but this time it will be my kids dealing with a grumpy mom instead of the opposite way around. Today went much better than our first day on Mon. We still are not doing everyth...
by 4littlehearts
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 31031

Re: Not a very successful first day....

Thanks Melissa and Crystal for the encouragement! I had such high hopes for this day. I guess I should set my expectations a little lower. My kids were not really eager to end their summer and start school back up again. My dd (age 13) later in the morning, on her one volition, came to me, apologize...
by 4littlehearts
Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 32271

Wow! My order came fast!!!

I placed my order after midnight on Thurs. (well technically Friday morning), and I just received my box today. I am amazed at how quick it came! I actually decided to order something else from MFW today. I cannot wait for my next box day from MFW.
by 4littlehearts
Thu May 27, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - 7-8th Missionary bios with sensitive children
Replies: 17
Views: 8787

Re: ECC 7-8th grade supplement books

Thanks Crystal and Crystal's daughter. It does help to hear your perspectives on these books. I did not realize that Peace Child was not scheduled until the end of ECC. I think that helps and gives my dd more time to mature. One of the reasons I was drawn to ECC this year with my kids was the supple...
by 4littlehearts
Sat May 08, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Is it spiral? Mastery? Is there review?
Replies: 12
Views: 6841

Re: Singapore math or what???

4. Before that, you expose the child but often he doesn't really need to "use" the techniques to get the answers. By the way, don't press your child to use any particular technique in solving problems. The idea with Singapore is that there are many techniques. At some point, the child will recogniz...
by 4littlehearts
Sat May 08, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Is it spiral? Mastery? Is there review?
Replies: 12
Views: 6841

Re: Singapore math or what???

Thanks Crystal, I think I am getting what you're saying. It will take time and slowly he should be able to master these concepts but over a span of time with practice. Is that what you are getting at? Sorry my mind is a little slow today with it being a Saturday and all. I think as a mom I want him ...
by 4littlehearts
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st grade for an advanced reader
Replies: 36
Views: 12171

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

Thanks ladies! You have done a good job in convincing me to use MFW 1st grade with her. I will probably just add in extra books like many of you have mentioned. Thanks so much!!!
by 4littlehearts
Fri May 08, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Letter writing scheduled in ECC?
Replies: 8
Views: 3701

Re: ECC Letters?

Thank you! I was just trying to see exactly what was expected for this. I think it is a wonderful idea for the children to do. My dc do not write many letters at all. I realize that they should be. If I do not make them, they would rather be doing something else. I remember, as a kid, writing lots o...
by 4littlehearts
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 24320

Week 11 of adventures lined up with Inaugaration day

This week we are reading about the swearing in of the first President of the US in week 11 of Adventures. I think it was kind of neat that this week, actually today is Inauguration Day as well. It seems fitting that we fell behind in Adventures so that the week lined up well with the events of this ...
by 4littlehearts
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 13 (Thanksgiving - Can be done out-of-order)
Replies: 13
Views: 9391

Is the pumpkin supposed to float?

Well, I gave up on getting the pumpkin to float because I would've had to fill the bathtub to the rim because the pumpkin was soooo big. I tried to see if any of my neighbors had a small pumpkin I could borrow but they had thrown them out already. We did however cut the pumpkin open and my children ...
by 4littlehearts
Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 13 (Thanksgiving - Can be done out-of-order)
Replies: 13
Views: 9391

Is the pumpkin supposed to float?

That is what my dh said as well. He thought that I filled up the tub all of the way to accomodate a bigger pumpkin or used a small pumpkin, that it should float. Maybe we will try again tomorrow or find a smaller pumpkin to use with it instead. Thanks! Jan
by 4littlehearts
Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas & experiences using MFW
Replies: 65
Views: 21428

Re: Struggling to fit in more than just 3R's

He does have a good grasp of Phonics by now. I know that for reading purposes he does not need the phonics, only to help him with the spelling of words. If those rules are covered with Spelling Sound and Structure than he should be okay. I am unsure of some of the phonetic symbols that they use in t...
by 4littlehearts
Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas & experiences using MFW
Replies: 65
Views: 21428

Struggling to fit in more than just 3R's

We do school in the afternoon as well. Ds likes to sleep in. School starts on the days that we do "his procedure" at about 11. That's terrible ( I know I need to wake him up earlier)! I wake him up around 9 am. He takes forever eating breakfast. He is not much of a breakfast eater. I tend to the oth...
by 4littlehearts
Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW only? Anyone ditch most everything else?
Replies: 39
Views: 14798

Thank you ladies. I guess in my mind when something is so simple (for ex. MFW with their recommendations), it just seems like it is just too simple to actually work. I come from an education backround that continues influencing me to think that in order for children to get a good ed. there has to be...
by 4littlehearts
Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW only? Anyone ditch most everything else?
Replies: 39
Views: 14798

Does anybody use MFW using only their recommended resources

I usually hear of people using a curr. but never every facet of it. They might use a different math, or reading program or add to history or science in some way. I guess I am wondering how successful this program is at face value without adding anything and just using the Hazell's recommendations an...