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rxmom
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Re: s/o from Prep thread.... too funny

Unread post by rxmom » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:13 am

I had a similar experience about 2 years ago as I was also having an insecure moment about homeschooling and curriculum. I was walking in a little town near us with great sidewalks and lovely churches (Salem,VA) and praying about these things...seeking His perfect wisdom...when all of a sudden the First United Methodist Church Bell began playing (as it does everyday at noon) "My Father's World"!! I laughed and laughed and sent up praises...some folks think I'm crazy but for me that was definitely a "God is so good" moment!

:)
Delcey
Blessed beyond measure...Lovin' MFW in SW VA
ds (14) ADV, ECC, CTG, RTR, EXP to 1850, 1850 to MT, Coming Soon...AHL!
ds (12) 1st grade, ADV, ECC, CTG, RTR, EXP to 1850, 1850 to MT
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sojen
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1st week, cute stories!

Unread post by sojen » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:25 am

I just had to share two funny things that happened yesterday.

We started CTG on Monday and yesterday afternoon my husband took my dd7 to her yearly eye doctor visit. My husband came home telling me about how she explained to the doctor all about the blind spot in her eye. This was from day three in Science. The doctor and my daughter even did the experiment from Genesis For Kids with the dimes and covering one eye. I couldn't believe she had an intelligent conversation with a Phd about something she learned this week! :-)

Then last night my in-laws came over for dinner and during the meal my ds3 asked my dd10 if she had seen one of his books. She replied, "No I have not, and if you were not such a biblioklept we would have an easier time keeping up with your books." We all got a good laugh out of that and my in-laws were very impressed with her vocabulary!

So just four days in and we are definitely learning lots of wonderful things!

Now I'm off to prepare for our Sabbath feast...
Jen in GA
mom to dd 11, dd 8, and ds 5
traveling through the medieval world with RTR.
Slowly starting kindergarten with my little guy.

Julie in MN
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ECC - Drying Apple Head Dolls

Unread post by Julie in MN » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:07 am

Poohbee wrote:Tabatha,
Thanks for your tip, too. I am concerned about cooking them, so your idea sounds like a good one. I may try that if I can't get ahold of the dehydrator soon. Thanks so much!
You could come over and put it in front of our dehumidifier. Minnesotans use dehumidifiers in the house in the summer and humidifiers in the house in winter, so we don't become apple head dolls :~
Julie, married 29 yrs, finding our way without Shane
(http://www.CaringBridge.org/visit/ShaneHansell)
Reid (21) college student; used MFW 3rd-12th grades (2004-2014)
Alexandra (29) mother; hs from 10th grade (2002)
Travis (32) engineer; never hs

cbollin

Re: ECC - Drying Apple Head Dolls

Unread post by cbollin » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:21 am

Julie in MN wrote:You could come over and put it in front of our dehumidifier. Minnesotans use dehumidifiers in the house in the summer and humidifiers in the house in winter, so we don't become apple head dolls :~
does it work in Apple Valley. MN. (chuckle, grin)

ok, hiding now.....

but dont' let one bad apple (me) spoil the whole thread..... LOL LOL LOL

Postby cbollin » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:06 pm
1. giggle... I google searched for it and the first hit was a post of mine on this board! LOL bhah hahahah

kcmyworld
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Share my funny moment!

Unread post by kcmyworld » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:04 pm

We're using ECC and our increased awareness of geography has been fantastic. In a major dept store last week, going down the escalator, my son noticed a sign that said "ELEVATOR LOCATED IN CHINA" "That's a long way to go for an elevator," he said, not realizing china meant fancy dishes!

Mommyto3boys
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Funny Jamestown moment

Unread post by Mommyto3boys » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:07 pm

Last week our family visited Jamestown. As we were riding across the ferry, I asked my boys if any of them remembered the 3 ships the colonists used to sail to Jamestown. We had covered this topic a few weeks ago in MFWEXP1850. My ds8 remembered Columbus' ships. Then my ds 6 spoke up. He said they were the Pocahontas, the Williamsburg, and the Surry. These were the 3 ferry ships that could take us to Jamestown. We had a good laugh over the matter before enjoying the day at Jamestown.

Debbie in NC
Mom to 3 ds (11, 8, and 6) and 1 dd (3)
Done MFW Adventures, ECC and K, CTG, RTR and K
On EX1850

4Truth
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Re: Funny Jamestown moment

Unread post by 4Truth » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:45 am

LOL, that's funny. My 7yod saw a picture of 3 ships in one book we were reading about Jamestown, and I think it was mentioned in the text, too. She cried out, "The Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria!" :-)

Well, as long as they don't go renaming the Wise Men that came to visit Jesus come Christmastime, right? 8[]
Donna, with two MFW graduates and the "baby" in 11th grade! %| Using MFW since 2004.

4Truth
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Re: Funny Jamestown moment

Unread post by 4Truth » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:54 am

cbollin wrote:
4Truth wrote:Well, as long as they don't go renaming the Wise Men that came to visit Jesus come Christmastime, right? 8[]
giggle giggle giggle giggle.....

change to what?
John Smith
John Rolfe
and chief Powhatan?

I saw three ships come sailing in..... on Christmas Day in the morning?

LOL

-crystal
Hey, she got a new dollhouse dad the other day (those guys are hard to find anymore!) and she wanted to name him John Smith. 8[]
Donna, with two MFW graduates and the "baby" in 11th grade! %| Using MFW since 2004.

jasntas
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ECC joke

Unread post by jasntas » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:37 pm

I seem to be getting into the groove a little better now...
I think am finding my niche. Finally!! (ECC joke)
Tammie - Wife to James for 27 years
Mom to Justin (15) and Carissa (12)
ADV & K 2009-2010 . . . RTR (again) & WHL 2016-2017
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The days of a mother are long but the years are short.

Lainie
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The "Plague" Continues

Unread post by Lainie » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:46 am

I thought you would all get a tickle out of this.

We had our piano tuned this morning and inside the "guts" of the piano were two...

paper frogs

from "the plague" three years ago.
[ or here: http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 351#p45351 ]

:-)
Lainie (Oregon)
"Sanctify them in truth; Thy word is truth" John 17:17

Have completed 1st, entire 5 year cycle, and all high school! Whoo hoo!
Have graduated one with MFW, 1 dd- junior, and 1ds- freshmen
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cbollin

Re: The "Plague" Continues

Unread post by cbollin » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:56 am

you mean,

it was one more Note with the frogs.

:)

instead of one more night

booo
groan

meagabby
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Re: The "Plague" Continues

Unread post by meagabby » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:48 pm

:-) :-) :-)
LOVE IT!!

FWIW: We recently moved again and found a few too!

(But we weren't "plagued" with as many to begin with!)

Dena
Loving learning with MFW!

TriciaMR
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Laughter is the best medicine..

Unread post by TriciaMR » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:08 pm

Okay, so we're reading from the First grade Bible reader "A Wife for Isaac." and my son reads, "Lord, please help me find the right grill."

Of course, this results in lots of laughter, and I say, "That's what you say before you go shopping at Home Depot."

So, the next line in the book is, "A pretty girl came to the well." And I can't help but think, "A pretty grill came to the well." Well, that brought more rounds of laughter.

Sigh. That was fun.

Now, back to work.

-Trish
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tangomoon
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Cute MFW-K story

Unread post by tangomoon » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:51 pm

We're on Day 1 of penguins. :)

In one of the informational books on penguins, it talked about how a single male might try to steal another penguin's mate and showed a picture of the two guys in battle posture. We got a 10th stick for the hundreds chart today, so as we were bundling them up I thought we'd reinforce the lesson on the 10 commandments from church last night. We read one of the commandments for every stick. When we got to the one on adultery, I explained it as not taking someone else's husband or wife, and she immediately said, "Like that bad penguin!" :-) Little did I know the connection that would end up being made there!

Julie in MN
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Linking queen?

Unread post by Julie in MN » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:25 pm

baileymom wrote:Thanks for the link Julie...how do you find things on here???
Well, it was a link to my own post 8[] 8]
Julie, married 29 yrs, finding our way without Shane
(http://www.CaringBridge.org/visit/ShaneHansell)
Reid (21) college student; used MFW 3rd-12th grades (2004-2014)
Alexandra (29) mother; hs from 10th grade (2002)
Travis (32) engineer; never hs

spaldingclan
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MFW 1st-Getting excited:-)

Unread post by spaldingclan » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:40 pm

I got my hands on a copy of an MFW 1st TM. My dd saw it on the kitchen counter and casually asked, "Mom, what's this?" I said, "Oh just something I'm looking at." She looked at it and said, "It says, 'My Father's World First Grade". " ;)

Hm, guess she's ready!

She was grinning the whole time and eagerly bouncing up and down. When I confirmed to her that it was indeed the First Grade teacher's manual, she started asking if we were starting first grade today. I told her we had to wait until we finished K. She sighed and looked very dutiful as she said, "Ok, let's get going!"
Kim
**Stars of Grace Academy**
happily married to dh since 1995
mom to 3 outgoing daughters:
dd1 age 14: Freshman at PS
dd2 age 6 1/2: currently in MFW1, finished MFWK
dd3 age 5: currently in MFWK
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ilovemy4kids
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Box day! WHL is here!

Unread post by ilovemy4kids » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:25 am

So, my box came yesterday and after sitting there like an unwrapped present, the sunlight twinkling off the tape, we FINALLY opened it right before bed. Umm...WOW!

Anyway, our box is here and we are happy.

Mexmarr
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But I didn't work....

Unread post by Mexmarr » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:25 am

After a good time of devotions, learning about "God bless America," Going over the Pledge and reading and discussing the Vikings, we were ready to stop. My 2nd daughter said, "But Momma, I didn't do any work.....All I did was listen."

Lol!
Misty, Wife to a wonderful man! Mother to:
Rosy age 8 - 3rd grade, ECC
Gracie age 7- K and ECC orally (legally blind, Aspergers)
Lizzie age 4 1/2 - waiting to start K!
Andy age 3
Rebekah age 2
Ruthie born March 31st

Completed 1st and Adventures

Buttercup78
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Re: But I didn't work....

Unread post by Buttercup78 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:26 pm

How adorable! Only in homeschooling!
Nikki, Mom to:
R (1991) 2012 Graduate
J (2003)

S (2005)
E (2006)
J (2009)

S (2013)
E (2014)

We have used K, 1st, Adventures, ECC and CTG - Starting K with my little guys in 2019!
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Julie in MN
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Re: But I didn't work....

Unread post by Julie in MN » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:04 pm

Such a sweetheart! She even told you, risking that mom would say, Oh, I forgot to have you do this bunch of work :)
Julie, married 29 yrs, finding our way without Shane
(http://www.CaringBridge.org/visit/ShaneHansell)
Reid (21) college student; used MFW 3rd-12th grades (2004-2014)
Alexandra (29) mother; hs from 10th grade (2002)
Travis (32) engineer; never hs

beaglemamma2008
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Re: But I didn't work....

Unread post by beaglemamma2008 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:22 pm

Julie in MN wrote:She even told you, risking that mom would say, Oh, I forgot to have you do this bunch of work :)
8[] 8[] 8[]

Isn't it great to know that it felt effortless to her yet she learned so much?! I think the Hazells need to start selling some I HEART MFW bumper stickers! :-)
Jennifer, mom to:
Hannah, 8. Finished and loved K, 1st, & Adventures. Currently loving ECC.
Millie, 5. Finished Pre-K and K "lite." Currently playing her way through K "for real."

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Julie in MN
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I think I have a problem.....

Unread post by Julie in MN » Mon May 02, 2011 12:58 pm

robertb10502 wrote:My son has about 2 maybe 3 weeks left of 1st grade. I have Adventures and it is all planned so he can start after 1st is finished. We are going to school year round. Now my problem is we haven't even started Adventures yet and I keep looking at ECC for next year. I know I don't need to look at it that long...

... part of me wants to go ahead and order it so I can look at it. LOL I think I need hide my catalogs for awhile :) Am I the only one that has this problem??
Heehee, no, you're not the only one :)

I think for some of us, homeschooling becomes not just our job or our calling but also our hobby ;) We all like to have hobbies to relax us, eh? And it's a harmless one at that, I always say...

I must admit I was that way about books even before I homeschooled. Had long wish lists even though I hadn't finished reading the books I already had on my shelves :~

Happy drooling,
Julie
Julie, married 29 yrs, finding our way without Shane
(http://www.CaringBridge.org/visit/ShaneHansell)
Reid (21) college student; used MFW 3rd-12th grades (2004-2014)
Alexandra (29) mother; hs from 10th grade (2002)
Travis (32) engineer; never hs

SonShineJewel
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Re: I think I have a problem.....

Unread post by SonShineJewel » Mon May 02, 2011 1:19 pm

We won't start ECC until January and I can hardly wait!
It's taking me GREAT resolve to NOT place my order, even at our conference, just so not to be distracted.
SonShineJewel
ds8 (3rd)
ds6 (K)
& ds6 (K)
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Joyhomeschool
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Re: I think I have a problem.....

Unread post by Joyhomeschool » Mon May 02, 2011 1:22 pm

I've had our whole course planned out so many times its not even funny! God changes it alot though.. :-)
Vicki
Homeschooling my 7,
2018/2019 1st, EXP, AHL, US 2

Cyndi (AZ)
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Re: I think I have a problem.....

Unread post by Cyndi (AZ) » Mon May 02, 2011 3:22 pm

Julie in MN wrote:I think for some of us, homeschooling becomes not just our job or our calling but also our hobby ;)
ditto!
Joyhomeschool wrote:I've had our whole course planned out so many times its not even funny! God changes it alot though
double ditto!

(wanna see the spreadsheet I made?) 8[] 8[] 8[]

After God led us through many changes and we ended up taking a year off from formal curriculum, I learned to plan in pencil . . . but I still look at book lists and plan!
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