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by Jenn in NC
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Combining Younger Sibs - Can we beef up & stay togeth
Replies: 20
Views: 8219

Okay... I think I hear what you are saying Crystal. IOW, at the high school level, material will be covered that has not been covered before. Differentiating this concept with the idea (this was my previous understanding) that we would just be covering the same material at a deeper level. You know, ...
by Jenn in NC
Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - Some users like to make a tentative daily plan
Replies: 10
Views: 5940

Thanks everyone, for taking the time to look it over and give me your thoughts. I will let you know how it is going after a week or two of tweaking! ;) Is it because they will have just come out of their rooms after being away from everyone else and need your time? Are they hungry at 11:30 Yes these...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - Some users like to make a tentative daily plan
Replies: 10
Views: 5940

I stopped looking for a formal homeschool Phys Ed program. I wonder what's out there these days??? I don't know but I don't have the energy to find out and sift through it all. I like Erin's idea though!! Kids -- go outside and run around. There. Phys Ed done for the day. I wish my kids could do sc...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - Some users like to make a tentative daily plan
Replies: 10
Views: 5940

Schedule - Some users like to make a tentative daily plan

I am trying to get into the swing of things with CTG and I have a basic schedule... I am going to post it here so you guys can poke holes all in it and tell me what isn't going to work :) 8: 45 (Right after breakfast and AM chores and other inevitable morning mishaps) Olders do Bible then all three ...
by Jenn in NC
Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - When to begin essays & reports?
Replies: 14
Views: 7211

Melissa, that makes it sound so much more simple and doable than what I had been thinking of... It could even be done on different days and so on, and then on the last day, bring it all together. Maybe it isn't so "scary" as I had been imagining. :) Thank you!
by Jenn in NC
Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - How long is your day in CTG?
Replies: 24
Views: 7634

Don't know how closely you follow the TM, but in the TM the days are actually listed for slightly less time in CTG than ECC, but only by about 5 min's. We start CTG officially this Mon so I can't give you idea of how it actually plays out in real life on average. Of course, what's average? :) I have...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - When to begin essays & reports?
Replies: 14
Views: 7211

The potty training comparison is exactly right. Come to think of it, teaching reading to my boys has been the same way. With the last one I actually waited until I felt he was ready and it is going so much more smoothly. And you would think I would know by now not to compare myself to public school....
by Jenn in NC
Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining - Balancing the olders & the youngers
Replies: 7
Views: 6012

Julie in MN wrote:I would encourage you to set aside a certain period of the day to teach the kids.
Just agreeing very emphatically with Julie here!! I totally forgot about this aspect of scheduling the day when I wrote my earlier post, but I cannot tell you how much this has helped me.
by Jenn in NC
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining - Balancing the olders & the youngers
Replies: 7
Views: 6012

Combining - Balancing the olders & the youngers

Several thoughts here, in no particular order... take what helps, throw out the rest! :) Last year about this time I called the MFW office with the same question -- trying to do ECC with my two olders, MFWK with my 5yo, and a toddler and a 1yo in the mix. If you can find the time to give them a call...
by Jenn in NC
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 18318

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Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:08 pm We are finishing up ECC now with a 2nd grader and a 4th grader. I replaced the packets with Geography and Map Activities (put out by Rand McNally, I got mine directly from their site). I had the one to go with the intermediate atlas (that comes with the MFW ECC pack...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 3-year olds - Lots of activity ideas & experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 12327

I love your ideas!! Here are a couple that I have found helpful if you are looking for more... http://www.redshift.com/~bonajo/preschool_activities.htm http://www.triggermemorysystem.com/activitybags.html (other good stuff on this website as well) Making the Most of the Preschool Years by Valerie Be...
by Jenn in NC
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - Do all children like school?
Replies: 72
Views: 25137

Hi again Debbie :) We are in our third (or is it fourth?) year with MFW, and my kids love school. Before MFW, we did one year with a literature-baesd program and had various problems. We also did one year with a workbook-based program, and even though the content was excellent, the kids became SO BU...
by Jenn in NC
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds and ideas that are working!
Replies: 22
Views: 10455

Thank you so much for all the details! It didn't even occur to me to put different types of things in each box. I have all the dolls in one, all the duplo's in another, etc etc... DUH. No wonder they get bored! And what a good way to put all those little board books to good use. Right now mine are a...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Art & Music Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 4010

Re: Will MFW work for left-brained/non-artistic?

My oldest is very left-brained too... seems to be an issue for us first-borns! I have really backed off on the optional things too, or substituted, over the last few years for him and don't feel that any of the richness of MFW has been lost. We do the music "through the backdoor" like Crystal said. ...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds and ideas that are working!
Replies: 22
Views: 10455

Also -- and if you can answer this question I will be forever indebted to you :) -- how do you prevent your ds from destroying the room in the process? So far in our house "Room Time" translates in my child's mind to "Pull Out ALL My Toys & Make a HUGE Mess Time."
by Jenn in NC
Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Siblings - Giving attention to each one
Replies: 28
Views: 10028

The first couple of weeks in ECC have what I think are the learning curve weeks and the heaviest schedules. Agreeing with Crystal here. We spread the first couple weeks into 3.5 weeks or so. We kept the days low-key and just enjoyed things. When it was time for lunch we just stopped where we were a...
by Jenn in NC
Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Siblings - Giving attention to each one
Replies: 28
Views: 10028

Hi Jenneve, We just did ECC along with K and once we got a workable schedule, the two programs do fit together nicely. One thing that helped us was to NOT feel that we had to everything from both programs. Combine whenever possible!! Also, I cannot recommend highly enough that you call the MFW offic...
by Jenn in NC
Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining with older grades - Help
Replies: 22
Views: 10453

Just want to add a short thought...

You have gotten so many great responses already, there isn't much to add. (Crystal I love your honesty in things like this.) But I did want to give you some book titles that have been helpful to me in this regard. Maybe they will help you too. My middle ds and my 4th child both have very demanding, ...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Switching Math - Singapore mid-stream was successful!
Replies: 12
Views: 6009

Hello, I don't post often but we have switched to Singapore for our primary math program. There were just too many things left out or not covered sufficiently. Singapore covers most of those things. What I like best is that it requires my kids to really think. It can be a little light on drill and i...