We are doing ECC and MFW1 this year. I have 3 older children doing ECC and my dd is doing MFW1. We have pretty much been able to all of both of them.NHMom wrote:I am looking ahead to next year. We'll do 1st and ECC. What is the best way to combine those two programs? I don't want to miss any of each, but I know we won't be able to do all of both.
I'm doing Adventures and MFWK this year. My K has mostly done the phonics & math, with just a little time spent on the activities. She does all of the Adventures stuff with us (I don't think she realizes she's not big like the other two!)
Any advice is much appreciated!
I do Bible with the older 3, then Arithmetic with all of them. I start the older ones and while they are working independently, I do math with my dd (1st grade). Then she takes a break and plays with my 2 younger ones while I do spelling, and English with the 3 older ones. Then while they are working independently on English and then flashcards, I do MFW1 Bible and workbook things with my dd.
We usually break for lunch at that point. Then after lunch, we usually do geography with the older 3 (although my dd will sometimes listen and learn) and then Science. The only thing I do both of is Science. I don't do MFW1 science; instead, I have my dd do science with us in ECC. She just doesn't do as much as the older ones.
This seems to work for us. I hope that helps a little. It is very do-able. I usually don't start until 9 or 9:30 and we take an hour for lunch and usually finish up by 2:30 or 3.
Cathy - Wife to a wonderful man and mother to 6 beautiful children (10m-11yrs)
Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:05 pm
I did ECC and 1st last year. It really wasn't that hard to combine them. I pretty much did all of 1st except science and art. I let my dd do science with ECC, and I combined the art too. I did her work book and bible notebook and copy work. She also sat in with ECC when we did bible. The funny thing was, when I did her MFW1 bible time, the older ones would always listen in and wanted to be a part of it also. So I usually ended up doing two bible times :)
I think thats it. MFW1 didn't really take a lot of time during the day, so it was very doable.
Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:43 am
My dd loved joining us in many ways.
The country sticker books.
Read-a-louds (all the children loved this).
Book basket time (I would put boards books and such).
Crafts (we did many crafts that all the children could do).
She would listen in on science and draw her own pictures for the nature walk.
She would listen during Bible time (although usually while playing with the baby :>)
Really almost anything we did as a group, she would be a part of some how.
Even my 3 yr old dd at the time still sings the continent song. She's just 5 now and was singing it last week. I can't believe she still remembers it. How funny.