I know, I know - not her, again. She doesn't like MFW. But you are the first person that comes to mind when I think of MFW -
can you share with me how a day doing CTC would be? Which books would you read each day? I have found that my youngest really does enjoy the Usborne style books and so I'm really finding that I need to give MFW a second look - especially for him. I so want to build a strong biblical foundation with him this year as this is what I'm hearing from Above and looking at other options don't seem to have what he needs. He is a visual spatial kiddo but of the audio/print type - he needs to hear and see it. We are currently reading the Usborne Space encyclopedia for science from SL and he retains the whole thing and comes up with questions and further interests. I think I'm starting to see the clearer picture here for him. I don't think the reading approach is a good fit from MFW (just reading is great but I prefer he have more structure still - is becoming independent but I've enjoyed working through BJU reading and I don't think that would necessarily eliminate using MFW). I am concerned if there is a lot of writing - we are not there yet but I suppose scribing would be okay, too.
Just a peak into an average day would be so helpful.
I'm sorry my response was so slow.... family funeral yesterday and I was out of town with that.
creation to the greeks.... uhm.. come on brain. click on and post. and type... come on....
Trying to remember from 2 years ago now…. Typical day..
Bible reading most days
Then, Ancient World was something we’d use? Oh Heidi, I’m feeling dumb here.. I don’t think it was read everyday. There is the internet links too.
Then, books like Make It Work! Ancient Egypt. That’s similar to visual usborne thing. Lots of fun hands on stuff.
Streams – that’s “read to them” but it wasn’t for very long each reading. A few lessons would be reading 2 pages. Those happened once in a while. Most of the Streams readings were a few paragraphs.
I usually helped my middle daughter will lots of visual helps with stuffed animals or other fun objects around the house.
We enjoyed acting out some of the stories together that helped.
We liked the Tabernacle making…
then my middle daughter enjoyed art work in God and history of Art.
not sure that helps or answers...... keep asking. I'm sorry reply was slow. glad I saw it though
Thanks so much for getting back to me. Just trying to figure out how the day might flow as I'll have to intertwine with 2 other kids doing other curriculum (unless I bring in my 7th grader which may/may not be an option -- he really want to finish up his American History study to include the wars and military stuff) and a high schooler. It looks like I could do this with my little guy and the older kids just might want to join in on some of the fun. Hmmmm.....
I'm really struggling on how to teach this particular child. He has visual spatial issues but I think they may lean more towards the visual spatial print learners - they need the pictures, the big picture overall but then they need to be able to read things themselves. He is reading all kinds of books on storms and tornadoes that he picked from the library which is great. We are using HOD's Beyond and while I like it well enough, at this point some of the little projects are too young so we just skip and move along. HOD's Bigger has probably more challenge but no pictures and while drawing maps and such might be okay I think he needs more challenge in the content - if it is too easy he tunes out. HOD's Preparing would be perfect but too much writing (VSL kiddos hate, hate, hate writing although they do love to draw).
I love the integrated music and art with MFW - that is what keeps drawing me back in.......
I thought about SL but all that reading...by me...with 2 other kids and a new college student that may need my help until we figure out how does in the new environment (he has severe hearing loss/hearing aids and has not been in a classroom environment so we don't know how the adjustment will be). I just need something that is open and go. I feel like this little guy (my last child) has been missing out because there was always someone who needed something and I figured - he can wait, he's young, we've got more time....I need and want to reconnect with this little guy. He needs me, too.