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by Heidi
Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas for using 1st
Replies: 12
Views: 10759

thank you and praise to God

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:37 am What a refreshment coming to this message board! I do not know any of you by face - but, love you any way! You get it! You get that we are addressing the "missing arm"; but, that one would not teach to the "missing arm", but to the ones they have. His "missing arm"...
by Heidi
Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for daily routines, mornings
Replies: 68
Views: 27842

Creating a schedule template for kids

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 8:24 am I use the TM for my master check off list. When my husband noticed the kids needed their own check off list I had to think about this one too. I did not want extra work - so I came up with the following idea. I made my own template on MSWord. I used the header space...
by Heidi
Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Combining K alongside an OLDER program (author response)
Replies: 55
Views: 24497

How do you involve your K student with ECC?

Those of you who have done ECC and K together, how did you involve your K student with ECC? This year I let her make her own US Notebook. She colored the state sheets and even some of the notebook pages. Is the geography notebook similar to the US notebook? Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:12 pm In addit...
by Heidi
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Independent Reading - Help sorting out how MFW assigns read
Replies: 8
Views: 5019

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:30 am My focus has been to let them develop the love of reading. Mine love to read. They take their books everywhere with them - outside, in the car, in the bathroom, to bed, etc. I did this by primarily reading aloud a lot - I will call this step 1 - but, a step that I ...
by Heidi
Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Being content when the grass starts to look greener :)
Replies: 53
Views: 15921

confessions from a curriculum junkie

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 5:26 pm I, too, am always on the research for what is new out there. This does not come from being dissatisfied with MFW - because I love MFW. For me, it comes because I am a researcher and I like to keep up. I always end up with liking the same several - MFW, Sonlight, Bea...
by Heidi
Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 3-year olds - Lots of activity ideas & experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 12922

my son loved them

Can anyone tell me how the booklet is laid out that comes with this program? Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 3:31 pm My then 3- now 5 year old ds loved having these for "his" school. These were so helpful to me to not only give him something quiet to do to occupy him - but, since he has motor delays - it ...
by Heidi
Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - Assigning more work to do independently
Replies: 82
Views: 26176

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:54 am I, too, got behind. Hmmm.., let's see - what helped me (this is good faith building for me too) 1) Yes, I do feel called by God to home school, confirmed by my husband's wishes 2) Oh yes, this is a home school - done at our pace, according to the needs of all my who...
by Heidi
Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 2nd grader - Adapting
Replies: 45
Views: 19213

7 year old

For my oldest two children, dd12 & dd10, I believe that ECC is the place to start. For my dd5, I have the go-ahead from my husband to order the K program. For ds7, hmmm... I'm just not sure. He reads extremely well, and is a natural speller. He can sound out words of five or more syllables, words h...
by Heidi
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Special Needs - ESL, Bilingual kids,
Replies: 20
Views: 7625

Remedial ESL

We are planning our for our first year of homeschooling. Our family consists of two sets of "like twins" (our children are adopted and very close in age). My older two (ds7, dd7) will be doing Adventures. I am still questioning what to do with my younger two. DD will be 5 in July. DS will be 5 in S...
by Heidi
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and 1st
Replies: 60
Views: 24717

What we did

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:02 am When we combined Adventures with 1st - the two did all the unit stuff together with even my then toddler listened in as he wished. My ds did all of Adventures stuff and dd did the 1st Bible notebook for her reading, writing and she did her own math. She wanted so m...
by Heidi
Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 111330

Extra Game

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:39 am

For Christmas, we received a game called Snapshots Across America. It is fun and my kids are having a ball with it. It is geography of US. Games are also a great way to "add" extra subjects in.
by Heidi
Sun May 25, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for daily routines, mornings
Replies: 68
Views: 27842

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:24 pm Our day: 7-8 - Personal QT 8-9:30 - the kids do personal care and make breakfast and we eat and clean up 9:30- weekly chore 10 - Bible (pray, read, narrate and study it, dramatize it), on short passage days we do catechism and work on our yearly passage or if we are...
by Heidi
Sun May 25, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - K-8 daily time frame (author response)
Replies: 45
Views: 15687

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:02 pm I have done homeschool swim lessons at the YMCA on one weekday, plus I rarely do any school ever on Fridays - I reserve this for all the homeschool activities done with other homeschool families. I have 3 kids too. They are all with special needs. This late winter a...
by Heidi
Sun May 18, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - How many books should I choose?
Replies: 4
Views: 4049

I ditto Lyntley and Kelly

Book basket is the literature rich part of MFW and is our favorite part! I ditto Lyntley and Kelly - I "order" them online, then check what else is on the library shelf and our own shelves and magazines. It usually takes all of our book bags to get them home. One of these days I will get one of thos...
by Heidi
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 16-17
Replies: 20
Views: 11471

Nutcracker connoisseurs

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:58 am My 5 year old is a Nutcracker conniseour. He has watched at least 4-5 different versions nearly every day for the last 2 years. We have found them all at the public library. They are all a bit different and all worth watching in my opinion. I have our Tivo to catch...
by Heidi
Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 7-plus yrs old - Using MFW1 for grade 2+ language arts
Replies: 62
Views: 24219

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:49 am My ds was 7-8 when he did MFW-1. My dd 6-7. It is a wonderful complete language program for any age. In fact, we are right now letting her finish MFW-1, and ds is only doing English, Math and Reading and Russian right now before we formally start the ECC together. I...
by Heidi
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas for using 1st
Replies: 12
Views: 10759

a couple of freebie/cheap phonics review ideas

Being on a very tight budget, and yet needing to do a year of remedial reading phonics reivew with my dd (now nearly 8 1/2 and reading at 3rd grade level) who last year struggled with her mild dyslexia, auditory processing deficts, ADD, etc. - here is what worked for us. 1. We took the reading chart...
by Heidi
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Journal/Notebook ideas
Replies: 25
Views: 11697

never thought of a camera

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:48 am I like the camera idea. He would love this! We have a digital one. With the tape recorder - did you keep them? How do you label and store them? Have any more details on this idea? He would love this too. I did think of stickers - but, how do you always have the righ...
by Heidi
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Success with ECC
Replies: 11
Views: 4565

Special Needs - Success with ECC

I finally realized that ECC was so much easier than I had made it out to be when I realized I could do much of the written stuff orally, or let them draw their compositions more than write them for my mildly dysgraphic older two. The secret came when I realized that just because they are excellent a...
by Heidi
Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Content - Describe your screening of book basket selections
Replies: 15
Views: 6994

Content - Describe your screening of book basket selections

I have a question about the book basket. Do I have to spend a large chunk of time "pre reading" titles to see if they are age appropriate for my child? For the past three years I have had to do this . Thank you! Kathy No, you are not going to need to pre-read. Simply order your books online, go pic...
by Heidi
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Kindergarten can be spread 2 years, BUT many wait
Replies: 67
Views: 20211

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:47 am My now 4 3/4 child began MFW-K in March - he was 4 1/4 then. I hemmed and hawed because he was young, has motor delays - but, beginning to read. I had really done tons of of the MFW-pre-K stuff with him. So, I after much prayer and reading posts in here - we began....
by Heidi
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Occupying many little ones
Replies: 42
Views: 14043

Keeping active little ones occupied

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:38 pm Hang in there. Here some things I did for my two active little ones. Year 1 - When I started over three years ago now, my oldest was 6 1/2, my middle child 3 1/2 and my baby almost 8 months. They were just adopted - yes, all of them at once! No one spoke English! I ...
by Heidi
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Narration - Tips (author response)
Replies: 30
Views: 15551

Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 7:04 pm My middle child, dd, struggles with narrating and with telling us what she is thinking. I must confess, I thought she was being stubborn for awhile - I had been spoiled by her brother being able to basically narrate word for word after one reading. Her younger broth...
by Heidi
Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K & 1st - Both plus an OLDER program?
Replies: 39
Views: 16478

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:46 am I am in agreement with Lucy and Crystal on this one. Here are some things that might help that I have done this school year to strengthen my 1st/2nd grader when we began ECC . This is long, so - please bear with me. These have come from a year of alot of prayer and...
by Heidi
Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K & 1st - Both plus an OLDER program?
Replies: 39
Views: 16478

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:57 pm At the beginning of the year, I had a preschooler. Now he is doing MFW-K. He joins in alot with ECC so we do this in lieu of the science in MFW-K. As for ECC for my second grade child - many of the book basket books are at all levels. For science - Wild Places is fo...