RB wrote:If we do CtG next year my kids would be 2nd, 4th and 5th. How does CtG work for those ages? Are there weekly notebooking assignments? When we got to the end of ECC I realized that we actually did more notebooking in Adventures!!!
I had two thoughts about your worries...
(1) Maybe someone has already said this, but notebooks are going to look different in each home. I am really a fan of notebooking as a method of learning, so our notebooks are full every year. I had an older dd who was very artistic and a youngest ds who is very savvy on the computer, so they have created lots of pages. I also use notebooking as a part of "writing class" -- and reduce writing in other areas. In CTG, there are plenty of notebooking pages assigned, but if you're a big fan of notebooking it's easy enough to plug in extras, such as having the kids make a page to match each timeline piece. My ds also made pages about each feast and about a few more Biblical figures than were assigned. That is just us
But MFW was not written to force every family to be like mine. If you look at the notebook samples in the MFW convention booths, they are very do-able for all families, even those who don't like notebooking (
) or with tons of kids or other challenges that would make too much notebooking a strain.
(2) The other thing I was thinking about is that notebooking is not the only method of learning in MFW. ECC uses a game as a major method of learning. CTG uses reenactments to bring home the events of the Old Testament, including the 10 plagues and the major feasts. There may not be 50 states sheets in these years, but there are still great methods of learning that help enormously with retention. However, if you would like a record of the experiential learning, you can always slip photographs into the notebook -- or have the kids write or draw their experiences.
Hope that helps you think it thru,
Julie, married 29 yrs, finding our way without Shane
Reid (21) college student; used MFW 3rd-12th grades (2004-2014)
Alexandra (29) mother; hs from 10th grade (2002+)
Travis (32) engineer; never hs