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by LA in Baltimore
Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 1 & 2 (including studying the States)
Replies: 16
Views: 11827

Re: UPDATE

We finished EX1850 a few weeks ago and it's on to 1850MOD! The first 2 weeks were fun -- learning the states using songs & games. My son passed his 50 states post-test at 100%! Even *I* finally know those teensie Eastern states (sorry to you East coasters, but your states are HARD!). Have fun! Us t...
by LA in Baltimore
Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 24-25
Replies: 20
Views: 11743

Re: HELP! Ideas for forming glue into "jewels" for crown

All the advice has been great! Julie, the thread was a big help . When I taught "traditional" school we never used school glue, just plain old Elmers Glue. The School Glue musn't have the right consistency for what I was visualizing the jewels to look like. We salvaged some of our flat jewels and t...
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 22-23
Replies: 6
Views: 8696

Re: Weeks 22-23

Week 22... ALABAMA: Sweet Potato Pie We didn't have time in our schedule this week to complete the homemade Sweet Potato Pie Recipe in the TM, so we bought Bruce's Sweet Potato Pie Filling in the baking aisle of our store. We only had to add eggs and evaporated milk. We bought prepared (frozen) pie ...
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 20-21
Replies: 9
Views: 10247

Re: Weeks 20-21

LOUISIANA Cooking Idea... If you are pressed for time, you don't need to skip the cooking project! Most grocery stores sell New Orleans Style Mixes. We used the one for Jumbalaya (I believe they even have one for Red Beans and Rice) and added some canned chicken that we had on hand. It took 5 minut...
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 18-19
Replies: 15
Views: 97341

Re: Weeks 18-19

ELI WHITNEY... Don't skip this one! We made our cotton with seeds using cotton balls and cut up construction paper. The children couldn't believe how hard it was to pick the seeds off and still have cotton left! We saved a bit of the our "cotton with seeds" and stapled it on their narration page. T...
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 16-17
Replies: 20
Views: 14147

Re: Weeks 16-17

WINTER TREE...
Week 17 was a perfect time to draw our tree again (see Week 9).
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 14-15
Replies: 16
Views: 12501

Re: Weeks 14-15

Soda Bottle Bird Feeder... Being located where it doesn't get really cold until at least December, we waited to do the Soda Bottle Bird Feeder until about Week 20. This requires us to only be diligent with it until the weather warms up again. Just thought I'd throw this out for anyone else who does...
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 14-15
Replies: 16
Views: 12501

Re: Weeks 14-15

Ideas for Maryland... 1. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was written in Baltimore during the War of 1812. Any book about "The Star-Spangled Banner" would be good for Book Basket this week. We found many to choose from at our local library. 2. Maryland has a State Dessert... Smith Island Cake . Your chil...
by LA in Baltimore
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Support for using the message board
Topic: Help with smilies
Replies: 3
Views: 4628

Help with smilies

Smiley appears when I don't want it Now that brings up another question?... Why do I have a smiley instead of my child's age? I didn't hit any smilies!! Any help, greatly appreciated!! My teen answered my question... Now, when you update your signature line you can creat smilies. (Even whey you don...
by LA in Baltimore
Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Support for using the message board
Topic: Yahoo Bot...
Replies: 2
Views: 4531

Yahoo Bot...

Does anyone know why there is a Yahoo (bot) online each time I visit MFW?
I don't remember seeing that before the switch?
Just curious...
by LA in Baltimore
Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Support for using the message board
Topic: New board features
Replies: 11
Views: 7926

Re: Let's play with the new features

My Post Reply Screen has Font colour, also.
by LA in Baltimore
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: 5th grade - Experiences switching to Singapore
Replies: 14
Views: 9358

Belated, but heartfelt...

THANKS to everyone who posted!
The feedback was very helpful.
Things are going well. We do more lessons when the material is super easy and slow down when the material or presentation is new.

Only by His grace,
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 14-15
Replies: 16
Views: 12501

We did use regular shredded wheat. It was a pricier cereal, but my husband and some of the children enjoyed finishing the rest of the box. If you are not a shredded wheat fan you might want to get a generic box of small-size shredded wheat and crush them up. Lots of recipes on the 'net for it that s...
by LA in Baltimore
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining Younger Sibs - Can we line up topics?
Replies: 9
Views: 5312

Including high schooler in some subjects

I wish I'd known this curriculum existed a long time ago! It appears to be EXACTLY what I have been searching for but could never find (nor figure out how to put together myself). And now that I know that it exists, I have a few questions I'd like to roll off the long time users. I have 4 children ...
by LA in Baltimore
Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for organizing without one
Replies: 32
Views: 21202

Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes! We have used the dining room table for school. Works fine until it's time for lunch and there are books all over the table. (We've never had the luxury of an eat in kitchen.) We have had a schoolroom. (One of our houses had a fourth bedroom so we turned it into a schoolroom.)...
by LA in Baltimore
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 16-17
Replies: 20
Views: 14147

Thanks for the feedback Rachel and Crystal! We redid both. The quarter did great! I was using plastic containers before. This time we switched to glass and it was smaller than what we had used. The quarter didn't move a lot, but you could hear it drop back about 5-6 times. They loved it!! It is SO M...
by LA in Baltimore
Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts - Why memorize?
Replies: 6
Views: 5601

I guess "memorize the math facts" really does mean understand how to use them AND be able to use them VERY QUICKLY! In higher level math (and in real life) it is very important to be able to know your facts. Academic Example = Quadratic Equation (Algebra2) X = -B + or - the square root of B squared ...
by LA in Baltimore
Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Switching Math - Singapore mid-stream was successful!
Replies: 12
Views: 6825

Thanks for the feedback! I called MFW yesterday and placed my Singapore order. We decided to leave the oldest (boy) in his current Alg 2, but we'll put it "on hold" for a part of the next semester and review Alg 1 using the Saxon book. He remembers some of it, but we would like him to remember LOTS ...
by LA in Baltimore
Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - 12th grader
Replies: 14
Views: 5014

Lucy, Thanks for the additional feedback. I was curious about the writing assignments. He is thinking about a Criminal Justice Degree (Police Science or Law School in the future). Essay writing would be a perfect match for his 12th grade year. Also, he will be completing Thinking Like A Christian in...
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Placement - 12th grader
Replies: 14
Views: 5014

I did see the 9-12th grade recommendation in the catalog, but wanted to hear feedback from current users or past field testers.
Thanks for the replies! :)
by LA in Baltimore
Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Have MFW students gone on to college?
Replies: 26
Views: 17018

As far as the High School Level looking CM: Compared to some of the "traditional" high school publishers we have used with our oldest, MFW does seem to be more CM in style. For example, there aren't tests in EVERY subject. Essays and Timelines have a happy place in the curriculum. :) SIDE NOTE: It ...
by LA in Baltimore
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** More user praise reports!
Replies: 35
Views: 17465

Even though most of my younger ones where a little old for ADV I really wanted to make sure they had a FUN first time experience with it. The fun really fell out of my homeschool as the years progressed and the number of grades taught increased. (I'm a teacher by training, and I must admit, it is MU...
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 13 (Thanksgiving - Can be done out-of-order)
Replies: 13
Views: 11768

Pumpkin Activities

Just an FYI... All the pumpkin activities worked well with a small pumpkin (16" diameter). Not as much meat for cooking, but it did float well in the tub and have over 500 seeds in it for counting and cooking! Our pumpkin was just 16" in diameter. We used the bathtub to test its buoyancy. At first i...
by LA in Baltimore
Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible - Making the most of this time
Replies: 51
Views: 21304

What a wonderful way to head into the Thanksgiving Season... Thoughts focused on God and his Word. Thanks for the ideas and encouragement! We attend Community Bible Study on Tuesday Mornings so this supplements the Bible work we are doing in Adv. Focusing on the names of Jesus is exciting! They are ...
by LA in Baltimore
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: *Thanksgiving week fun - Don't forget!
Replies: 11
Views: 9508

What a chance to serve!

We just finished day 2 of the Thanksgiving Unit. We are all enjoying it. I wanted to share how God has used MFW to bless us. A woman in my Charlotte Mason Discussion Group was put on bed rest (expecting baby #4 this spring) two weeks ago. She has needed the obvious: help with childcare, meals, laund...