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by HSmommi2mine
Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 39485

Re: grids in the TM

I copy the grids. On the copied grids I note anything I am changing for subjects covered by MFW. I don't fill in LA and Math on the MFW grid because there isn't enough space. I use a second very generic plan she for that. I did this yesterday so I will tell you about it. My students are older so the...
by HSmommi2mine
Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: EX1850 - Read aloud books
Replies: 9
Views: 5072

Re: Substitute Read-Alouds for Ex - 1850

Thanks Julie, I did read Almost Home and Bound for Oregon. I do understand why they were chosen. I just wish they had male lead characters. The Witch of Blackbird Pond is one of our Progeny Press books for lit analysis so that stays. I choose to keep WBBP because you can't really deal with witch tri...
by HSmommi2mine
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Geography - Why so few countries
Replies: 12
Views: 5584

Re: ECC Countries

They had to narrow it down somehow or ECC could take years! I know some key countries are omitted from ECC because they factor heavily into other year plans. If there is one or two you are particularly interested in you can always add them, it's not too hard really.
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for Writing a State Report - all ages
Replies: 27
Views: 18652

Re: State Report EX1850

I am considering this their state history so they will both be doing Oregon.
by HSmommi2mine
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - Assigning more work to do independently
Replies: 82
Views: 26476

Re: anyone have their kids read most of the books on their own?

I have done this for periods of time. My son learns better when he reads to himself so it works well for us at times. I do generally expect some kind of output after the reading. I might have him simply outline (a la WTM) what he read, write a summary or respond to questions about the reading. This ...
by HSmommi2mine
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 30249

first year with 6 grade levels.

I am preparing for next year. I am using MFW K and have used MFW 1. But next year will be a whole new ball of wax for us. here is who I will have home. (this will be my first year homeschooling more than two children and then next year will be my first with everyone home). ninth grade dd 7th grade ...
by HSmommi2mine
Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organization
Replies: 22
Views: 8404

Re: How to organize it all

I keep it all in a binder, in order and pull things out a week at a time.
by HSmommi2mine
Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Bible in ECC?
Replies: 20
Views: 10437

Re: Toying with how to get it all done - ECC bible ?

In ECC it was easier for me to do a week's worth of reading in Matthew at one time. My son was only here 3 school days a week and we had no other choice. Usually the sections are pretty small and he was fine sitting through a week of readings at a time. You could do this Sunday night or something li...
by HSmommi2mine
Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Teacher Manuals - Description & Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 5647

Re: Teacher's guide grid question

One thing that helps me to see it all better is to color my grid. I use colored pencils and give each day a color. The color helps for whatever reason when I am glancing at the grid. In the pages behind the gird are the teacher's notes, occasionally something scripted but more often notes and helps ...
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Making ECC work in a large family
Replies: 15
Views: 5813

Re: Encouragement - Making ECC work in a large family

Well, I understand. You need to use something that will work for you. You have to use something for school though and will the alternative be less work? Pray about it and consider creative solutions like having your 8th grader in charge of all projects and crafts. That leaves you to do the reading a...
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Can our family really do a Unit Study?
Replies: 23
Views: 13654

Re: Taking the plunge-ECC-??

I am totally not a craft person! I am a card-carrying member of the No-Fun-Moms-Club ;) The craft things in ECC are simple and everything you need is outlined in the TM. Don't be afraid of it. A few times we didn't get to something because of an extra busy week but I just moved on. Don't let curricu...
by HSmommi2mine
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 34098

Online Games

There are a bunch of online games that you can use to practice math facts I would try some of these things. It sounds like she is really doing great so please don't stress about it. Now is a great time to just go through and make sure she has the foundation and no gaps but I think you have done a gr...
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 24 & 25
Replies: 12
Views: 8036

Parents/Teens - Modern re-telling of the book of Kings

OT but I thought some of you would be interested in this. The show "Kings" on NBC is a modern re-telling of the biblical story. It is for adults and teens and they are not staying with the biblical story exactly but it is really neat and it has given us new insight into the situations from I and II ...
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Preparation - Getting ready for RTR
Replies: 12
Views: 7097

Did anyone blog their Rome to Reformation year?

I was just wondering if anyone blogged their Rome to Reformation year. I would love to check it out. I've looked through some of the archives. If someone has just finished RtR and can think of anything that really helped their year, I would love to hear it. I will have a 7th grader doing Apologia a...
by HSmommi2mine
Wed May 27, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: GHA - Multiple copies of book or of pages?
Replies: 26
Views: 10074

Re: Using God and the History of Art - copy the book?

I did have the binding cut off and then I just copy the pages as necessary. The whole thing doesn't need to be copied, but many pages do.
by HSmommi2mine
Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 16078

Re: Needing some support.

How old are your kids Sara and are they reading well? MFW can be done very independently if necessary. THey key for me has been to choose more self explanatory math and LA products and give my ds a copy of the weekly grid. Each child has a weekly binder with assignments they can do on their own: cop...
by HSmommi2mine
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 39485

Homeschool Tracker

Does anyone use this, and if so, how long does it take to "input" everything? My DH downloaded this for me a few months ago when the TM grid just looked like Greek by the end of the week (checked off, crossed out, written on...). I do not have to turn in any kind of records for AR, but being a mili...
by HSmommi2mine
Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When not fitting it all in
Replies: 52
Views: 20224

Re: I need some thoughts on how and when to finish ECC.

I would just skip Antarctica all together. I smushed some of the weeks together so we did some countries in one week each. It was just fine and if you did that a couple of times and dropped Antarctica completely (or maybe just watch a movie and be done) then you might make back at least a month.
by HSmommi2mine
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Schedule - How much time each day for RTR?
Replies: 4
Views: 4731

Considering RTR: How long is a typical day?

I'm very seriously considering MFW RTR for next year. I recently went to a curriculum fair and looked at it closely. I LOVE what I see and I've been inspired and encouraged by what some of the parents have written on the message boards about their wonderful experiences with MFW. I'm wondering about...
by HSmommi2mine
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Advanced Readings - Clarifying the ages for RTR
Replies: 1
Views: 4380

Re: Assignments for older children?

Are there any particular assignments you can give to your older children (mine will be in 6th), especially in the area of writing to challenge them more? I am using R2R with a 6th grader. It is suggested that you use the project ideas at the beginning of the SOC chapters to assign reports for older...
by HSmommi2mine
Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Will block scheduling work?
Replies: 8
Views: 4174

Re: Will block scheduling work?

(raising hand) me, me, me - I do that! I like to spend a longer time 2/3 days a week on history, then 1-2 days on science and sometimes a day of art/ projects if they didn't fit into the other days. I use colored pencils to rearrange the days. I make photo copies of the lesson gird and then I lightl...
by HSmommi2mine
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Geography - Questions about ADV
Replies: 8
Views: 5301

Re: ADV- Map studies included this year?

The year after Adventures is ECC which is a whole year or geography/ culture study. I never got to do Adventures but MFW is certainly not light on the geography. They are one of the only unit studies that does a whole year of geography.
by HSmommi2mine
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - American Girl?
Replies: 22
Views: 11256

Addy- American Girl Books

The Kirsten, Josefina and Felicity Books are all recommended in the ADV Book Basket list. I was wondering if anyone has read the Addy books? They look like they would be good for the weeks we are heading into (Civil War, Abe Lincoln etc). We have read one of the Josefina books. I liked the Meet Jos...
by HSmommi2mine
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How to fill state requirements
Replies: 49
Views: 19046

Re: What to add to MFW's recommendations?

Don't forget to count church, cooking, letters to grandparents exc. for your school hours. Also, your hours can count for a whole year. You don't have to fit them all in in 9 months. Museums and learning about nature during the Summer count too.
by HSmommi2mine
Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Out with the old... what to save & where?
Replies: 9
Views: 6769

To keep or sell the levels?

Do you keep each level or sell it? I am using CTG right now with my oldest but I am thinking I will sell it because it will be ** 5 years*** before we will come back to it in the cycle. I imagine something might change by then with the curriculum itself or something might change with what we use. W...