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by sewardmom
Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Facts of Life - What age/grade does MFW introduce reproducti
Replies: 15
Views: 9183

For those skipping parts (of this or other books), how do you do that with a reading child? My dd reads so quickly that I would have to not allow her to be looking at the pages with me. Is that what you do? Kirsten Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:31 pm Kirsten, Sometimes I use post its to cover the area...
by sewardmom
Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Weeks 6 & 7
Replies: 13
Views: 14396

We are still trying to get ours to stand on its own. I like the paint idea. I wonder if the texture of the paint would help the boxes to stay put better.... hmmm.

~Terri
by sewardmom
Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: 6th grade math - Singapore? Saxon?
Replies: 31
Views: 12819

One more testimony here. Our dd was finishing 6th grade and tested well into Saxon 8/7 (we had been doing Abeka prior to that) . She struggled and started hating math. I talked with David Hazell at our convention this last spring (March 2008). He recommended testing her in Singapore and doing the 75...
by sewardmom
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Does anyone use extras? Activity Cards, Student Record Book?
Replies: 36
Views: 15145

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:42 pm

This was our first year of Spelling Power. We used single subject spiral notebooks. We ran out of sheets for the year, so for next year I will be purchasing multiple subject notebooks for SP.

Something you might want to consider when you start SP.
~Terri
by sewardmom
Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General help starting/transitioning/Mod 1
Replies: 64
Views: 20727

My dd started this week and I was surprised at how long it takes her to complete some of the days. I just want to remind 'us' that in the parent guide somewhere it stated that this is a very challenging course and a college bound student will most likely get a 'C'. Hopefully that will help us to kee...
by sewardmom
Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 6th-8th grade - Which MFW years to choose? (David Hazell res
Replies: 81
Views: 38098

A third option: Skip 1850MOD

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:27 pm We are in a similar situation as you are with your oldest doing CTG as a 6th grader. I have gone back and forth with this decision. After contacting MFW, praying and discussing with dh, we are going to continue in the designated order. As Lucy mentioned, our oldest ...
by sewardmom
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: General ideas for science in RTR: The Human Body
Replies: 18
Views: 9299

Science video

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:15 pm One video series we borrowed from the library we still remember well. It has been a couple of years. We will be doing RTR in the fall and since anatomy is part of that study, I might check them out again. We liked most of these. They are partly animated (if I rememb...
by sewardmom
Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: Ideas for Spring Feasts & Holy Days in CTG
Replies: 22
Views: 12629

Passover Celebration

We just celebrated Passover (not in line with the Jewish Calendar, but this time worked for us). The night before Passover activity was great fun. Instead of hiding real bread my dc cut out small pieces of bread from construction paper and drew on it to make it look more authentic. I hid those and m...
by sewardmom
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Encyclopedias - Are these nice to use with MFW?
Replies: 26
Views: 13322

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:51 pm We just got a World Book set a week ago - there was an offer on our local Freecycle. What a blessing - it came from people who were moving out of state and they had kept buying the update books for several years. It was a great answer to prayer. We have encyclopedi...
by sewardmom
Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 6 & 7
Replies: 21
Views: 13708

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:33 pm For the cartouche, my dd's used oil pastels on crumpled construction paper (they thought crumpling would give them that 'ancient' look) vertically. One thing we did a little differently was to make up our own symbols. They thought of symbols that reflected things t...
by sewardmom
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: General ideas for Creation to the Greeks
Replies: 63
Views: 34276

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:08 pm Just wanted to share a neat book we are using for CTG. It is called Unwrapping the Pharaohs by John Ashton and David Down. It basically addresses how Egyptian archaeology confirms the Biblical timeline. It includes a DVD - which we have not yet viewed. Very interest...
by sewardmom
Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Choosing & trying out different ones
Replies: 50
Views: 17120

We started by letting the children play around with the demo CD to hear the different languages available. One dd wanted to learn Japanese more than any other language (still does,,, maybe someday). We did the first year requiring them to do Spanish the first semester, then French the second semeste...
by sewardmom
Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Credits - What if subjects are done before 9th grade?
Replies: 5
Views: 5235

High school work in junior high years

Hi Kelly, The Inge Cannon Transcript Boot Camp (EdPlus) was the class I attended. As I have pulled the seminar notebook from the shelf (I need to work on being more high school focused than I have been...) here goes... It says if the student was ready to begin studying subjects normally reserved for...
by sewardmom
Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Credits - What if subjects are done before 9th grade?
Replies: 5
Views: 5235

All in One, Algebra, transcipt

Ladies, One additional note on the Algebra/H.S. subject. I too went to a transcript class recently and the presenter said that any high school level work the student does prior to high school should be duly noted on the transcript . Being a first generation home schooler, I so appreciate this board ...
by sewardmom
Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Creation to the Greeks -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 26817

CTG current mummies web link

We are doing CTG and watched a interesting video on the pyramid(s) at Giza. In the process I found the following website of a key Egyptian archaeolgosit has current info and pix of mummy type findings. It is an interesting site. One word of caution, the guy is not a Christian and some of his comment...
by sewardmom
Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: WS - Praise & describe how it works
Replies: 39
Views: 16901

Re: Concerns about teaching

I had a similiar experience in thinking I could hand over the book to my children and they would write well. I have since purchased the Evaluating Writing book and iIt reminds me of how to approach my children's writing (attitude wise...) and helps with balancing my expectations. Taking a week (or a...
by sewardmom
Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Creation to the Greeks -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 26817

Thanks

Thanks Tina - We will be starting CTG soon and this has been great to read!
by sewardmom
Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 113021

Missionary book to include

As we began our ECC year, we also began reading

The Adventures of Missionary Heroism by John C. Lambert aloud.

This book contains lots of missionary stories from around the globe. Lesser known stories. It was a nice addition throughout the year.
by sewardmom
Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 25-26 China
Replies: 26
Views: 20276

Great China book

In addition to the recommended books for China ,

we read God's Smuggler to China by Brother David.

It is a true story about smuggling Bibles into China. My 4th and 5th graders really liked it.