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  1. Considering My Father's World Exploring Countries and Cultures (MFW ECC). I've never considered MFW before because it just doesn't seem like my thing:) Their philosophy isn't the same as mine. Ex: I am strongly Christian but I love teaching myths & evolution to my kids at an early age! LOL. However, I asked dd 9 (10 in the fall) what she'd like to learn next year and she said she wants to focus on different cultures from around the world, and she wants to learn to cook foreign recipes. She also wants to study ancient greek and would love to incorporate a study on Greek culture. I'm considering pulling things together myself, but I admit that a boxed curric sounds so appealing to me. I have a (almost) 3yo that wrecks havoc, and a busy lifestyle. I do not have the joy and pleasure of being able to sit for hours at my laptop or library. (Note: I noticed ECC doesn't include Greece, so that one I would have to pull together myself). I'm wondering if we'd enjoy MFW ECC or if I should stop looking at it. 1.) many of the book choices that come in the pkg don't inspire me (we already own Hero Tales and I am just NOT a big missionary kind of person, although my 9yo *might* be). 2.) I already own 2 children's atlases that I like, and MFW would give us yet 2 more. Other questions - could my (will be) 10yo do much of this independently? I'm sure we'd discuss things, and I'd look/plan out what she will do at the beginning of each week - but I need the list-style grunt work to be independent. We would work on cooking/recipes together at dinnertime. Also, would I include my dd (will be) 12 in this? Based upon the 11/12yo's interests, I think we are going to focus on American Girl Doll "Welcome to...so and so's world" books and pull other things in around that. Is MFW gentle enough that we could pull in our own things? The BIGGEST draw for me is the Countries Game from MFW ECC - is there something similar I could make at home, or do they sell this apart from the $100 teacher's guide? (Could I pick up the student packet and find it there?) Thanks in advance!
  2. For next year I planned on doing MFW ECC (since we are doing MFW Adventures this year). I keep looking at Expedition Earth by Confessions of a Homeschooler. Any opinions on Expedition Earth? I know that there will likely be plenty to print out (as I have done a good portion of her K4 curriculum). I am subsrcibed to Erica's blog, so I got all the countries last year when she did it with her kids. Just wondering if anyone else was considering the same thing and what choice they made and why. If you are willing to share. Also, does Expedition Earth have a Bible component? While we aren't doing the scripture as a memory verse in Adventures, we do like it tied in to what the overall study is doing. Also, we would not do the science in ECC next year, as we are planning on doing RSO Life. It seems that both ECC and Expedition Earth might get monotonous, is that true (anyone who has done Expedition Earth, can you chime in here)? I know for MFW ECC that is a common complaint. I already own MFW ECC deluxe package, so I have it all ready to go, but something keeps calling me to Expedition Earth. :bigear:
  3. I have two questions about scheduling: 1. Do you spend separate times during the day on the 3rs and then the program content--geography and science. We always start with Bible and read-alouds, but I've been thinking about splitting that up to. So I guess my question is how do you schedule your day to fit everything in? 2. The other thing, is that I'm way behind this year. Background: Due to an unexpected high-risk pregnancy, and bed-rest and lots of other things (we are newly living in a small village in Brazil), I'm only on week 11. We started school this Monday and then dd got very sick with flu so we may start back up tomorrow. This semester we will be moving (hopefully within the next couple weeks), we will be hosting a couple from the U.S. for most of February, and then we have to move to the capital city at the beginning of March (at 7 months pregnant to be able to be close to a good hospital for when the baby gets here). So here's the question: I would like to finish ECC so that I can start CtG next year (August), but I don't know how to schedule/what to cut out. Do I try to do each country for only a week, what do I cut out? Honestly, I'm stumped, I just don't know what to do! My goals for this year was to strengthen my 4th graders geography and give her a good year with that, with my 1st grader it was to familiarize him with God's world but not in-depth. Any suggestions would be great to try to accomplish this goal, and I need to get rid of this guilty feeling....
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