I'm glad to hear you are enjoying ECC as much as ADV. I was starting to feel the same way. I was feeling unsure that ADV could be topped. ADV is actually what drew me to MFW in the first place. Now I think I'll feel a little better when it's time to move on.KimberlyND wrote:Isn't Advs fun? We just loved it. I was sort of disappointed to start ECC as I thought it couldn't be as enjoyable as Advs was! But you know what? It is!! We are having a great year so far.
Thanks for the suggestion. We actually requested the American Girl cookbook and craft book from the library but never got around to having time to try anything. They did look great, though. We may try again in the summer.Cyndi (WA) wrote:We love checking out the American Girl cookbooks and having fun with them, too -- sounds like your dc might enjoy that, too - just a suggestion.
We also watched Felicity - An American Girl dvd and I think it helped my dc to have a better understanding of the times. I personally enjoyed the behind the scenes extra on the dvd we had borrowed from the library. The actress and her best friend in the movie go around Williamsburg and talk about some of the history. It was really neat.
Some of the books we've read and movies we've watched have included the girls learning to stitch and sew. My 5 y.o. dd really wants to learn to sew but I don't even know how to sew beyond sewing a (sloppy) button or doing very light mending. I'm going to have to find an easy sew book or something and do a special project with her.
Thanks to all of you for your encouragement and to MFW for being available. So far hs-ing has gone much better than I anticipated Some may already know but I hs-ed my ds in K with another program and we both hated it. I sent him to ps for 2 years and now we are back to hs-ing and he says he never wants to go back to ps. He is a challenge to teach but his enjoyment of the program is well worth the effort to hs (most days )
The program is also helping our family to become more of an outreach. My dh has been taking my dc to the convalescent hospital once or twice a month and we are going to be purchasing baby items and giving them to our local pregnancy resource center. (We know some of the people involved with this Christian based group.)
I don't know why I got into all of that but there it is. Anyway, thanks for listening. Er, reading.