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Exp to 1850 daily time?

Unread post by carlamom2ansnm » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:34 pm

I am strongly considering coming back to MFW after a few years away. To keep up with the cycle process we're in, we would be in Exp to 1850 next year. It's been a few years since we've done MFW (CTG was our last one...and I didn't truly do it very well that year lol). Anyway, I have a high schooler who is doing other things, plus a 7th grader, 4th grader, and a baby that will be 1 in October...so she'll be toddling around getting into everything around this time. I need a realistic view of how much daily time commitment I'm looking at for the history/bible/science/read-aloud portion (I have a handle on our own math/writing). Let me hear it. How much time do you REALLY spend on this.

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Re: Exp to 1850 daily time?

Unread post by TriciaMR » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:26 pm

Well, it might depend on if you have your 7th grader doing Apologia General Science as recommended, which is supposed to be done a little more independently.

I think it was 2 hours for us when I did this first time around with a 6th grader and twin 2nd graders. Now, my 2nd graders are 7th graders and doing General Science, so it takes us less time. It will also depend on how much effort you put into memorizing James.
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Re: Exp to 1850 daily time?

Unread post by ruthamelia » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:50 pm

We're on week 24 of exp to 1850 right now. I would say it has varied from 1.5-3 hours, not including any breaks, and only for the subjects you listed. That is with 3rd 5th and 7th graders. The middle school science takes a little longer, but he does much of it independently. As we get nearer to the end and recite whole chapters of James at a time, that takes a while. The weeks in George Washingtons World also have longer reading time, but it's a great book and worth it. We also do all the hymns, all the read alouds, and all the optional reading. Remember that many language arts skills are incorporated in these subjects (like handwriting, composition, copy work, notebooking/narration), so if you skip anything to avoid duplication with your other language arts program the total time will be less.
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