Just a couple of questions about Bible and EFTRU..... Here goes....
BIBLE: as I mentioned earlier we are coming into RtR from another curriculum and due to begin around Week 20 (although I may back track a couple of weeks and use those to get our feet wet and as a quick review following our Christmas Break). Anyway, my question is this
--- In reviewing my TM I noticed that the readings from the book of Luke actually begin with WK 14. Can I just pick-up with the readings from WK 20 or should I do the readings from WKS 14 thru? Oh, I do hope that question made sense
I'll try a bit. But it's been 4 years since our family did RTR.
I don't want you to be overwhelmed as you start MFW. You could just pick up and go and not worry about it. If you wanted to select some items to catch up......
readings from book of Luke begin before week 14 as the whole book of Luke is studied in RTR. Chapter 13 of Luke begins in week 20. I would probably read through the other chapters a bit during non school time. Call it "read aloud time". so, instead of finishing Door in the Wall, you'll read aloud from Luke. Then it shouldn't overwhelm your day.
My guess is that you've probably covered the first three chapters during Christmas time, so it might not be too hard to read and catch up a bit with no other school going on. Do you have to do that? Probably not, but if time permits, you could at review read together before starting full school again.
I probably wouldn't focus on getting the memory work "caught up". I would skip memory work that until week 21 when a new passage is started. No need to go back for those.
I know we'd try to go back and do the prayer sections from weeks 15 and 16 as time permits. You will get more prayer opportunities in other years in MFW. But those are good to do and were part of Bible/history in RTR. That might be a good thing to do as a family to get some of that. It will help with the history review as well.
history fun activities:
if your time permits during your review, you can consider playing some of the games from RTR that were scheduled. But only as time permits and only if it is fun. The Model Castle took us a few fun weekends to put together in short time spurts. That was the one project in RTR that was very involved in time and is optional. So, if you didn't get that book, you can skip that. Since that leaves empty space on the grid, you'll have time to ease into the RTR.
EFTRUP: Again, can I just pick this up at WK 20, or should I consider putting this aside for now? Is EFTRUP used in any of the other MFW years such as Ex1850 and MOD?
EFTRU is used in CTG (greek words) and in RTR (Latin words). I would pick up where you are. It will be fine. I encourage you to read in the intro section of the RTR manual and week 1 daily notes for more details how to use the book. If you find that it doesn't fit in your schedule, you can set it aside for now given the ages of your children. The pace with that book in RTR is about 2 words per week. If that is too fast with your children, go at one per week and that will be enough for now and add in later as you adjust to a new program.
O.K. so I actually have a 3rd question
This with regards to Science. We are currently using Apologia Astronomy and ahead of the TM only by a little. My question, however, has to do with the Human Body Study that occurred at the beginning of RtR. Dd(10) has been wanting to study this for quite some time now and I'm wondering if once we're done with the Astronomy Study if we could just pick-up the Human Body Study and do it on its own as a separate unit?
That plan should work.
You didn't ask this, but I would set aside Astronomy until the plans match where you are. In other words, set the book down for a bit and that way you'll have time to catch up on other parts of RTR that you want to do for 2-3 weeks. That should allow the time to ease into it all and catch up on some items and move along in a few weeks.
urious....Did anyone answer you about Augustus Caesar World? I think I remember that you asked about that book in one of the threads. There are a few brief sections in ACW that are scheduled in the RTR year at the point where you want to start. I probably would not order the book just for those final sections to read at the point where you are starting. Instead, I’d look to see if a friend had a copy to borrow or if a library has a copy of this book. If you have to skip that part, it will be ok if it doesn’t get done. Most of the rest of the book was scheduled prior to week 20.
No problem with the questions. Change and transition into new places can be both exciting and stressful. My hope is that it is more exciting and fun for you. Blessings,