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by Fly2Peace
Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 4th grader - 1850-MOD
Replies: 11
Views: 4502

Re: 1850-MOD with a 3rd and 4th grader?

It is a deep and intense year as far as history goes... yes, that supplement makes it all work fine for the youngers, but with the oldest, I think that is a lot. Hmmmm. Since you just did Adventures, you would already have had age appropriate material on American history. What if you use this year t...
by Fly2Peace
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon - Placement
Replies: 25
Views: 6476

Re: It's come back to....

Alright, I probably shouldn't say this, but what about adding in Life of Fred books for reading to learn about math in a different sort of way for understanding higher math. Not as a main curriculum, but as a fun reading thing. I guess some libraries have them... they aren't too badly priced to buy....
by Fly2Peace
Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon - Placement
Replies: 25
Views: 6476

Re: It's come back to....

and, just a thought.... Singapore is a different way to think about numbers, and brings the concrete and abstract parts of it much closer together, so I have learned a new way of doing and thinking about math, and have really enjoyed it, and wished I would have been taught this way from the beginnin...
by Fly2Peace
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Is a 4-day school week possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 14692

Re: Q about "light and independant Fridays"

Just tagging on, and agreeing, it is possible. :) We are in EX1850, and have done it since the beginning. Well, sometimes it even ends up being 3 days, because my dd's are very motivated to have Fridays free. I have worked from the beginning, and don't see that changing. My schedule is work from hom...
by Fly2Peace
Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How to fill state requirements
Replies: 49
Views: 19044

Finishing early? What do YOU do?

Ok, so I am gearing up to start ECC this fall (first year doing MFW). This past year has also been our first year of 'Aug-May' school year and we are taking the summer off for the most part. So. What do you do if you finish early with MFW for the year? Say we start end of August (we dont really tak...
by Fly2Peace
Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Classical Education and MFW (Author response)
Replies: 33
Views: 20876

Re: mfw vs classical

Just a thought to share, that actually comes from a friend of mine for which this has a much deeper meaning, "Are we raising them for Harvard, or for Heaven?" I guess I feel MFW prepares them for either, but the heaven part is the more important thing.
by Fly2Peace
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ADVentures - NOT needed alongside older programs! (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 42
Views: 17225

Re: Why is Adv. only for the oldest?

I think it is to protect our oldest children from us first time parents. :) The oldest tends to get pushed the hardest, and so if we are using a curriculum with them that is designed for older kids too, we sometimes have a difficult time knowing when to draw the line between "advanced or older" stud...
by Fly2Peace
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 33862

Burned out, struggling...and we've only just begun...

I've allowed myself to let other things draw me down and take energy that I should have been using on my children :~ . How do I fix it!?!? LOL! I find myself facing a dilemma where we've fallen behind (according to my schedule, not PS or anyone else's) and I'm trying to figure out how to catch up a...
by Fly2Peace
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 18-19
Replies: 15
Views: 89908

Re: Authority...wanting to teach ADV boy more!

We used an umbrella as an example. God is the umbrella overall, next comes Daddy, then Mommy, then the littles under that. All protected, and under the authority of an umbrella.
Fly2Peace,
Pam
by Fly2Peace
Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K or 1st vs. just join older sibling (author reply
Replies: 26
Views: 15619

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:01 pm

I am doing Adventures and pre-school and loving it! Hazell's helped me with our plan. They know their stuff, you know your children. It might be best to call or email them.
by Fly2Peace
Sun May 18, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Help, I keep switching curriculums! (David Hazel
Replies: 16
Views: 12253

Comparing - Help, I keep switching curriculums!

I am having an awful time this year with curriculum. I started out with My Father's World and did it for two weeks. Thought it wasn't academically challenging enough and switched. I have been happy but tonight at dinner my daughter said the best part of school work was getting done!!! Now I don't w...
by Fly2Peace
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do I add more if K is easy or child doesn't want to stop?!
Replies: 40
Views: 18433

Child never wants to stop!

We started the K program (just using the reading part) several weeks ago. My dd never wants to stop. Should I slow her down? TIA, Kristi Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:34 am My opinion... I found with my dd that part of the love of school time is that I am SO focused on them. They love that. So, if I g...
by Fly2Peace
Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Hands on projects
Replies: 4
Views: 6302

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:41 pm There is a wonderful balance of reading, activities and even physical elements in this program. The supplies needed are often already in our home, or if not, are not expensive or unusual items. Also, they tend to let you know if you will need more in the future to ...
by Fly2Peace
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 16071

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:43 pm I was a true full time WAHM when we began. I am down to part time now. We did Adventures with a pre-schooler tagging along while I worked about 30 hours a week. We are doing ECC plus some more pre-school / almost K and I am working between 20 and 30 hours a week now...
by Fly2Peace
Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 34087

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:57 pm

We also like Sing, Spell, Read and Writes program for math drill. Again, just basic +, -, /, *, but if your dc like to sing it is fun.
by Fly2Peace
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Timeline - What does yours look like?
Replies: 24
Views: 16809

Re: No space for a timeline

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:44 pm For our actual "line" I put up a LONG piece of yarn, very high on the wall, like about a foot or two from the ceiling, then we add the numbers and events and pictures as we go, and can move and adjust if we need to, we use that ticky tack stuff, or double sided tape...
by Fly2Peace
Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Testing - Panic over low test scores in math
Replies: 9
Views: 6597

That was not the way it went for us last year (2nd grade). We used the Metropolitan 8. Maybe they just score differently? We only did 1A and 1B, and dd scored high and high average consistently. We have been very pleased. Don't put too much on the test though. Maybe she was tired, or having a tough ...
by Fly2Peace
Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Age-appropriate challenge, academically gifted
Replies: 12
Views: 9528

Academics - Age-appropriate challenge, academically gifted

what about kids who need a challenge and adventures? Hi everyone- As anyone knows who reads my posts- we are using MFW 1 and I love it. I have been grateful to have something that gives her a break from the rigorous kindergarten experience that she had. However, I am seeing that my daughter is need...
by Fly2Peace
Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Comparing ECC to other MFW years?
Replies: 6
Views: 6188

1. Is the hands portion of this study more or less? Well, it is what you make it. That doesn't really answer though, does it? We did EVERY activity, project, craft, science experiment in Adventures. I will admit that we have substituted several things in ECC (like not cooking from scratch, or buying...
by Fly2Peace
Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Worldview - Balance?
Replies: 2
Views: 3987

Re: Balance?

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:05 am Adventures, GREAT stuff. Provided books give a gentle overview of American History. Just right for the age it is designed for. You can add to it on whatever topic you want, or the questions you have with book basket. We had a wonderful time with it. Blessings and pe...
by Fly2Peace
Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 16071

As far as who watched the children, in my case, I work from home. I am a software engineer (computer programmer, when you get right down to it). I dial in on my computer to the contract customers I work for. Right now that is really one. They keep me very busy. I program on very specialized financia...
by Fly2Peace
Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Schedule - How much time each day and #days/week
Replies: 34
Views: 16370

How much time each day and #days/week

How much time each day does it take to do Adventures - roughly - with the 3R's or without - let me know which you are talking about and if you use what they recommend for the 3R's. Also is it scheduled for 5 days per week? We don't school 5 days per week, so I'm wondering how or if we would have to...
by Fly2Peace
Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 16071

Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.

Boy, am I tired. Working and homeschooling makes for a very busy day, but I am convicted that this is best for my daughter. Anybody else working while homeschooling? I could use any ideas you have for time management, organization, anything. Just tell me how you do it. Thanks! Yes, working and home...
by Fly2Peace
Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Ideas: Keeping kids' attention while reading aloud
Replies: 8
Views: 8371

We have a lot of posters at the Wildlife and Parks office that fit many of the themes. I use them many times. Big pictures. Not so overwhelming with words. The turtle one was GREAT! I had no idea turtles could be so many colors, purple, blue, yellow, etc. I hang them up and leave them for a while. T...
by Fly2Peace
Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Kindergarten Readiness - Fine motor skills; Play
Replies: 15
Views: 7943

Give them blank paper, and let them create. I started college as an art major (yes, fine arts). First thing we had to learn, how not to "color in the lines! So, yes, K, and all those coloring books can kill creativity! Maybe that is why I changed majors... ends up, I am a computer programmer. :) Som...