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by HSmommi2mine
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Reading - Students who ARE big readers
Replies: 7
Views: 3469

Re: HS-Questions about MFW & child who loves to read

I believe AHL has the student choose lit books occasionally. Maybe she could do AHL and then add in some of those interesting SL books as her free-choice selection. Best of both worlds?
by HSmommi2mine
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Bible - How much is covered by MFW?
Replies: 39
Views: 15029

Re: Is Awanas necessary with MFW?

There is a great deal of Bible in MFW. My oldest is not the fastest memorizer and he was not able to do the memory work for MFW and AWANA at the same time. If you drop Awana your kids will get plenty of Bible in MFW.
by HSmommi2mine
Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 30241

Re: please help me to choose wisely...

As I see it you have two choices: You can start with ECC as MFW tends to recommend. The advantage of this is that, I think, It is easier to deal with when you are going to have a complicated year. There is a pattern to it and since you study most countries for two weeks, you have a bit of flexibilit...
by HSmommi2mine
Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K - For a child who is already reading, ideas & encouragement
Replies: 71
Views: 33810

Stumped with kindergarten...

I'm really enjoying kindergarten and my daughter is enjoying it too, for the most part. The problem is she has taught herself to read WAY beyond what is taught. She's also very good at math so breezes through that. I've tried beefing it up using the suggestions here...she's got a solid grip on all ...
by HSmommi2mine
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General in 7th vs. 8th
Replies: 55
Views: 16683

Re: Do You Do The Extra Science

A 7th grader really needs a Jr. High level science. I have one student doing general science who is a great reader and one who is a little below grade levels so I got the text and the audio CD. He listens to it on CD and follows along in the book. He is doing fine when he studies.
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Bible - Delicate topics
Replies: 15
Views: 7781

Re: virgin birth with a child who doesn't know what that means.

I know we each need to decide the best time to explain these things to our kids but I want to encourage you not to wait too much longer. Girls can start their cycles as early as 9 yo and 10 or 11 yo is pretty typical. Other changes may start before that and you don't want them caught unaware. Boys c...
by HSmommi2mine
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible - Making the most of this time
Replies: 51
Views: 17331

Re: having trouble starting day off right

We play games with the memory verses to learn them and I keep my most disruptive student next to me. Simply changing the seating arraignment helps. If he is simply a fidgety 8 yo boy maybe let him have silly putty to squish in his hands or gum to chew, on the stipulation that he can't make any noise...
by HSmommi2mine
Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Scope & Sequence, plus comparison to group schools
Replies: 19
Views: 12330

from homeschooling to public school

At this point, we are not planning on homeschooling our kids long-term. The public school options in our rural community are not satisfactory. In wanting our kids to actually learn, we decided to homeschool for as long as my husband is a pastor in this area. I have been thoroughly enjoying the curr...
by HSmommi2mine
Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 2nd grader - Adapting
Replies: 45
Views: 19587

Re: ECC too hard for 2nd grader?

This sounds more like her personality than the program. I only have the old TM for ECC but the advanced assignments were always listed under the regular ones in each box. I was able to pare down ECC for a first grader who was reading well but she didn't mind skipping some of the reading and she didn...
by HSmommi2mine
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 21059

Re: student sheets

I 3-hole punch them and keep them in an extra binder.
by HSmommi2mine
Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: EFRU - Latin Pronunciation Help
Replies: 4
Views: 3917

EFRU - Latin Pronunciation Help

Does anyone know a site to help with Latin pronunciation? In the meantime, in RtR Week 1, Day 1-- going over Roman numerals, do you pronounce the 's' in tres? Or is it silent? Also, quattuor... is it kwa-too-or OR is it a keh-too-or? Or something else entirely. LOL And finally, quinque... is the be...
by HSmommi2mine
Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and Toddlers - Breaking up the day
Replies: 11
Views: 5778

Wishing adventures only took two hours

My 1st and 3rd grader can last longer then two hours, my 4 year old, 2 year old can't stay happy doing a toddler basket and playing in the play room while the one year old naps for longer then 2 hours! How am I going to manage ECC next year if I Adventures goes down hill with little ones in 2 hours...
by HSmommi2mine
Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Books - Augustus Caesar's World reviews, ideas ifchallenging
Replies: 37
Views: 17038

Re: Agustus Caesar's World

I summarized some of it.
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General help starting/transitioning/Mod 1
Replies: 64
Views: 20691

Re: Is it difficult to start Aplogia?

We started last week but it doesn't seem to assume any knowledge and it is pretty simple to use. He will be fine.
by HSmommi2mine
Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Library - Not available overseas, is this a concern?
Replies: 14
Views: 5178

Re: Library not available. Is this a concern with MFW?

We never get to the library and we have had wonderful years with MFW. You will be fine. You will want to do an extra ECC unit on Indonesia. :-) I wish I had saved those plans! (My dh grew up there, he's an MK). Use what you have on hand and have a great year.
by HSmommi2mine
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: EFRU - Must we do the 2nd year?
Replies: 16
Views: 6991

Re: Need Convincing.........

Latin is important as far as vocabulary goes because more than 60% of English is derived from Latin. That said, if you are covering vocabulary in another program, don't bother with EFRU. You invest way more time and effort into it than I ever did. If you wanted to use EFRU I would suggest going over...
by HSmommi2mine
Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: EFRU - Must we do the 2nd year?
Replies: 16
Views: 6991

Re: Need Convincing.........

You could just go over them orally and then drill with the flash cards (I bought just the cards, not the book) w/out doing all of the copying exc. Of course I am one of those people that thinks that roots are not enough and so my kids learn Latin. Beyond that, set your priorities, do the most import...
by HSmommi2mine
Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Ideas - Help with the first week
Replies: 3
Views: 3618

Re: RTR question

Since I had SOTW 1 on hand I substituted some of the readings for SOTW readings and we condensed things a bit so we only spent 11 weeks on Rome. I summarized some of the streams stuff and got them into conversations about Rome and the early church that ended up to be really neat. The projects were f...
by HSmommi2mine
Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Ideas: Yummy suggestions for all those boxes of pudding!
Replies: 9
Views: 6466

Re: RTR: Lots of pudding

Just another way to use instant pudding.... Mix a box of pudding with a pint of heavy whipping cream and it makes an excellent filling for a cake. Regular pudding can be "injected" into warm cake or cupcakes with a frosting bag and tip. It makes your cake very moist and yummy.
by HSmommi2mine
Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Encouragement - How do you wait to start homeschooling?
Replies: 7
Views: 4808

Re: How do you wait?

The best way to wait is to use that time to educate yourself. What subject are you most unsure of? Get some books and learn it! Read great literature yourself, learn a language and then surround your child in it. Take the time to make yourself the teacher the your want your children to have, and tak...
by HSmommi2mine
Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Educational Toy Packages - Do these make good gifts?
Replies: 10
Views: 3266

Re: My sil will get her box today!!

She got it, he loves it and it is keeping him busy while Mama takes care of the new baby. :-)
by HSmommi2mine
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 33188

Re: How quick til order shipped?

Mine shipped out the next business day and then I got my UPS tracking number. It will be here Friday and I ordered Saturday. The first business day was Monday meaning 5 days from the time the order was received until I will have it in my hands. I sent my sil something at the same time and she alread...
by HSmommi2mine
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Story of the World (SOTW) extras
Replies: 12
Views: 8132

SOTW CDs

sorry if this question has already been asked, but i was wondering if anyone has used the audio Cds for Story Of the World Vol.II in RtR and if so was it easy to use. The kiddos get so tired of hearing me read and they do enjoy audio stories. I'm thinking I could break it up a bit with the readings...
by HSmommi2mine
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Educational Toy Packages - Do these make good gifts?
Replies: 10
Views: 3266

My sil will get her box today!!

My in-laws went in with me and dh on an early birthday gift for my little nephew C. He will be 2 yo in October and he just got a baby sister so we sent the MFW 2 yo Toy package to keep him busy. I am so excited! I hope my sil loves it. She plans to homeschool and I plan to get her hooked on MFW if a...
by HSmommi2mine
Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - How long per day/time for MFW-1?
Replies: 30
Views: 13602

Newbie question....

Am I missing something? I ask b/c I am so calm. Well, the only thing I was concerned about was the fact that MFW1st grade is only taking me and ds about an hour to complete. I am a former teacher (mostly university level) and I realize that one attentive student is much easier than 23 students with...