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by mamaofredheads
Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Comparing - Is Singapore Math better?
Replies: 19
Views: 12966

Math Curriculum for my 9yr old 5th grader

I also used MUS & switched to Singapore. Your daughter will probably love the short yet effective lessons. Each lesson covers a new topic or goes further in-depth on the subject being covered. Then every few lessons they will have a review that will cover the things they learned previously. I find i...
by mamaofredheads
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organization
Replies: 22
Views: 8409

Re: How to organize it all

I am using one hanging Pendaflex type folder per week. Within each folder I have 3 color coded file folders, one for me and one for each child (we each have our own "color" for all of our school items...notebooks, etc.) . I sorted our items by week and put them in each child's folder (or mine). I go...
by mamaofredheads
Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas & experiences using MFW
Replies: 65
Views: 21744

Re: ADHD, possibly HF autistic son and ECC

Check for Melinda Boring (headsupnow)'s homeschool workshops on Helping the Distractible Child Agreeing with Crystal on HeadsUpNow. I have the 2 CDs on Helping the Distractible Child. They are very helpful. She also presents it with humor so you realize you're not the only one dealing with a child ...
by mamaofredheads
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Journal/Notebook ideas
Replies: 25
Views: 11814

Re: nature journaling

i am an air force wife too! we are at nellis and live on base so the environment is VERY controlled. Stephanie, my dh set up a booth at an air show in Nellis for 3 or 4 years in a row. We loved the people there (and the Thunderbirds! :) ). Nature study would be a bit more challening there, especial...
by mamaofredheads
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Body Book questions, sibling sharing, paper
Replies: 25
Views: 6794

Re: RTR Body Book questions

Ok, here's another option. LOL We used plain paper, then ended up attaching it to a "science fair board". Not sure what you call those. We used it for our home school group's science fair and the skelton just barely fit if you put him on there just right. Then we put the extra smaller pieces that so...
by mamaofredheads
Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Older child who still needs work on reading
Replies: 46
Views: 14935

Re: reading

Michelle, I would encourage you to watch the 3 hour on-line seminar at www dys-add dot com. It has fantastic information on dyslexia. After watching it, you will probably know whether or not your son is dyslexic. You can also call or e-mail Susan Barton with your questions at no charge after watchin...
by mamaofredheads
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Lists in MFW Guides - Is it possible to get the booklist?
Replies: 23
Views: 13749

Re: I wish people could see the book basket

Agreeing with Julie that book basket is an enrichment and not required. You will love the core books that come with the program. We have a fairly small library and lots of inter-library loans don't work for us as well. I purchase many book basket books at used home school group book sales, on paperb...
by mamaofredheads
Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Lists in MFW Guides - Is it possible to get the booklist?
Replies: 23
Views: 13749

I wish people could see the book basket

I have been going back and forth between using MFW next year. I really wish people could see the book basket option before purchasing to help see exactly how rich the MFW programs can be. I know you cannot give me exact titles...but does the bookbasket include lots of chapter books? And what other ...
by mamaofredheads
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 28753

Re: dyslexia

are dyslexics consistent in the letters that they reverse or words they jumble? My 2 were consistent in letters they reversed (no more reversals after Level 2 of Barton!! - or if there is an infrequent reversal they catch themselves). However, the words they jumble are not consistent. It could be a...
by mamaofredheads
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 112850

Re: ECC-recommended cookbook

I ordered this recently because we will be starting ECC in July. It looks like it will be a lot of fun, and the recipes have been simplified a bit. It does have some interesting info about the different countries. I'm looking forward to using it next year.

Glenna
by mamaofredheads
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts - Flashcards & Math Windows - helps, alternatives
Replies: 19
Views: 7486

Re: Flash card help . . . Trish? . . . anyone? please?

I feel your pain. :-) Maybe you could choose ONE moving activity per day to do along with flash cards...i.e. today you can jump on the trampoline while you tell me the answers...today you can do jumping jacks while you give me the answers, etc. We switched to math copywork, which worked for one, and...
by mamaofredheads
Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Special Needs or Not - When are kids ready for high school?
Replies: 21
Views: 5837

Re: High School, I don't know what to do....

Hugs to you Tracy!! I too understand what it's like to teach kids with LDs. I wanted to let you know about Reading for Blind & Dyslexic. If you provide documentation of dyslexia you can become a member & get audio books. They have a huge selection of recorded books including many textbooks. I know t...
by mamaofredheads
Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Need advanced reading level but young content
Replies: 9
Views: 3393

K & 1st - Need advanced reading level but young content

We are doing MFW 1st grade this year with my 6.5yo. He is a huge reader - he LOVES to read. I can't keep up with him as far as screening books. He's read the E.B. White books and loved them, the Mouse and the Motorcycle, etc. He recently started reading the Magic Treehouse books, which we were a li...
by mamaofredheads
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 28753

Re: dyslexia and ADD

We discovered in Nov. that both of our boys are dyslexic. I was like you...relieved to know that that was the problem, but overwhelmed by how to help them. Since then I've done tons of research & reading. dys-add dot com is an excellent website with lots of info on dyslexia. There is a 3 hour semina...
by mamaofredheads
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 31188

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:26 pm We use our dining room for a school room. We have the top of the wall (above the chair rail) covered in cork board. I love it!! You can buy it in rolls (those little squares get really expensive). I forgot to add that we have our MFW map on the cork board wall and I...
by mamaofredheads
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 24404

I also wanted to add that the planner pages from his grace works dot com are awesome for organizing. They have pages called Beautiful Life Management System that are a simplified version of FlyLady in paper form. I have used their other planner pages for years (and do FlyLady)and recently got these....
by mamaofredheads
Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 17983

Re: GA Henty for elementary vs. high school

My boys LOVE the Henty books on CD. Jim Weiss does many of them in an abridged form that is more appropriate for younger ones. Jim Hodges does the unabridged versions. We have some of both. We are blessed to have both of these men at our book fairs in the Dallas area. I make a list of all the Henty ...
by mamaofredheads
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Special Needs - Success with MFW & Dyslexia, ADHD, More
Replies: 33
Views: 13323

ADHD

I am strongly leaning toward MFW for next year and have a question. My DS (8) has ADHD. Has anyone on here used MFW with an ADHD child? Any suggestions? Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:39 pm I think MFW is great for an ADHD child (or just boys with lots of energy :)because the items chosen make the less...
by mamaofredheads
Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help when child grumbles, not focused,
Replies: 58
Views: 21174

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:38 pm Another thing that might help is to be sure she has bits of protein throughout the day...some type of healthy protein with breakfast (egg, a tablespoon of peanut butter, a smoothie with fruit & protein powder, etc.) plus a mid morning snack with some type of protein...
by mamaofredheads
Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Character - Training behavior, daydreams, silliness, more
Replies: 25
Views: 9552

I have an "undiagnosed" ADHDer - for some kids when you home school them you just know. :) We have chosen to treat this with supplements and dietary changes. The difference has been huge!! I agree with timers and short breaks to provide some physical activity. Another thing that can make a big diffe...
by mamaofredheads
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help when child grumbles, not focused,
Replies: 58
Views: 21174

LOL Kelly. My 11 yo is your 7 yo. :) Is there something that is really important to him to be able to do that you could use as motivation? For mine, we started karate this year. I told my dawdler that if he doesn't have his school done before we have to leave he will sit with me & finish it before h...
by mamaofredheads
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Prep - Laminating?
Replies: 19
Views: 8201

Prep - Laminating?

How much did you laminate for 1st and K? I am going to laminate the K cards so they last, but is there anything else everyone has laminated also? Do you just go to office depot or somewhere like that to laminate? I don't know if you have a Mardel in your area, but they offer laminating for .25 per ...
by mamaofredheads
Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia General help starting/transitioning/Mod 1
Replies: 64
Views: 20700

Just wanted to say thank you to all of you doing 7th grade & sharing your struggles & successes. We'll be there next year, and it's hard not to be anxious about it. I'm printing out all these helpful tips & putting them in a file for next year. Hugs to you all, and thanks for going before us. :) Gle...
by mamaofredheads
Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Premade card set?
Replies: 14
Views: 6806

I have 2 doing EFTRU at the same time. We do our words on notebook paper instead of cards (just personal preference). Yes, it's the same as what is in the book. I had mine laminated (we can laminate for .25/ft. at Mardel). - The cards give me an extra copy to work with so they can both be copying at...
by mamaofredheads
Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - When would MFW cover these?
Replies: 84
Views: 29328

Re: Health and Nutrition?

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:49 am There are a few book basket suggestions in RTR for books on nutrition. One was a cookbook called Healthy Kids (I think). We checked it out at the library & liked it so I bought it on Amazon. It is also mentioned some in The Body Book. For us, conversations concernin...