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by kugoi
Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Careless mistakes in math
Replies: 2
Views: 4295

Re: Careless mistakes in math

Thank you Julie :) The only reason I started doing "grades" was so that he could see how all his silly mistakes added up. I was hoping the C would encourage him to do better, but he doesn't care. One suggestion I got on another board that I'm going to try and implement is to only assign half the pro...
by kugoi
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Careless mistakes in math
Replies: 2
Views: 4295

Careless mistakes in math

I have one child who is not doing well in math, not because he doesn't understand it, but because he makes a lot of careless mistakes. He'll add numbers in his head and loose the tens that needs to be carried, or in story problems will only do half the work and will write that down as the answer. I ...
by kugoi
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Schedule and moving too fast?
Replies: 5
Views: 3068

Re: Going through Singapore too fast

Thank you Lucy :) That was my biggest concern, doing Algebra before he's ready. Also, thank you to whoever (sorry, I took care of a screaming baby between when I read and now ;) ) mentioned being able to ease into Saxon if we start in 6th grade. My 9th grader is in Saxon 8/7 (thank you public school...
by kugoi
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Placement, year 1 + later years
Replies: 41
Views: 19897

Re: Spelling Power- placed in the same level, again

Thanks :) I debated about even giving her the placement test, but last year, my son actually skipped two whole levels with his placement test b/c his spelling had improved so much just from reading. I think we're just going to continue on with Lvl H and not do G again. Most the words she struggles w...
by kugoi
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Books - Augustus Caesar's World reviews, ideas ifchallenging
Replies: 38
Views: 23849

Re: Getting the kids more involved

I've been letting them draw while I read. I read somewhere that doodlers remember more, but it seems to distract them. Maybe coloring sheets of the topic could work. I've also thought about having them take notes, but I'm afraid I would get constant interruptions of "how do you spell that?" or "wait...
by kugoi
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Apologia extra CDs, kits, lapbooks, fun?
Replies: 38
Views: 30757

Re: Apologia Physical Science question

We're using the notebook for General Science and it has really helped my dsd organize everythign and know what is important and what isn't. She's not science inclined though so she's still struggling. I may need to look into that lapbook...
by kugoi
Sun May 19, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 32699

Re: Ideas Needed: Organizing

We have an old metal kitchen pantry thing that I keep this year's school stuff on. All my books and teacher's manuals go on one side and all the kids' stuff goes on the other. We all have an upright magazine/folder holder to put more floppy things, like single subject notebooks, singapore books, etc...
by kugoi
Mon May 06, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - End of year burnout
Replies: 56
Views: 24172

Re: I think we are it horrible to be done now??

When I had all littles, I dont' think we finished the first couple years for the same reason. In fact, I dont' think anyone has actually finished 1st grade, or K, now that I think about it. Did we even finish the last two weeks of Adv or ECC? I'm thinking no. Oh well, I guess it happens. I dont thin...
by kugoi
Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 21995

Re: Singapore Workbook 6A Help Needed!

You know, I always thought I was pretty good at math, until this year. There were several problems in 5A that took me a while to figure out how to do them. I eventually figured them all out, but I am not looking forward to what's coming up!
by kugoi
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Combining grades 2-8 in RTR
Replies: 13
Views: 9368

Re: Need advice about when to bring dd into 5yr cycle

I have so many doing school now, I don't even do all of K and 1st, just the phonics, math, reading portion. My K and 1st graders do Bible, History and Science with everybody else, just at a much easier level. This year I'm doing CtoG and my K will draw a picture instead of making a full note-book pa...
by kugoi
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organization
Replies: 22
Views: 11141

Re: ECC-Organizing worksheets

I do it different than most it seems. I have 3 sets of sheets, so at the beginning of the year, I lay out all three sets, grab the first one off the top of each, repeat, then hole punch the six sheets I have in my hand and put in a binder. Then I do it again, and again, and again. I put the first 9 ...
by kugoi
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - How do you do this at your house?
Replies: 26
Views: 18414

Re: When and how long should we "do" book basket?

I usually have my kids do book basket first thing after breakfast chores. They do book basket for 15-20 minutes and then they do free reading. Sometimes they choose to continue reading their book basket book. I spend that time "doing school" with my preschooler and getting ready to start the school ...
by kugoi
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Readiness for K - Waiting on a Reluctant Learner
Replies: 9
Views: 8046

Re: help with K

Yup, give it a break for a while. I had my ds blending sounds at 4 years old and then he suddenly refused to do anything with letters. Since he was so young I was able to take a looong break and when we started MFW a little after he turned 5 he was much more excited. I think we've been at it for abo...
by kugoi
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Narration & Comprehension, plus general K encouragement
Replies: 15
Views: 9354

Re: Reading comprehension for K

OK. I know it's just day 1 of K but..... I am feeling very much that I have failed him in some ways. He doesn't know his birthday, address, phone, etc. Oops, I just realized my 6yo doesn't know any of that stuff either. A few months ago I realized that he didn't know his middle name and had to thin...
by kugoi
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Help Getting Started
Replies: 22
Views: 16411

Re: 1st grade math

Thanks Crystal! I understand what you're saying, probably because it's pretty much how I was thinking of things, but wasn't sure if that was the way it was supposed to be. I just needed someone to tell me, lol. The good thing is that we're already pretty far along. DS can already count by 2s, 5s and...
by kugoi
Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Cuisenaire Rods, Questions & Experiences
Replies: 33
Views: 21280

Cuisenaire Rods.... Useful?

I was going to stick with the basic package and add the Ant Hill, the Butterfly project, and the Dino book from the Deluxe package. But taking a look at those cuisenaire rods, I'm wondering if that really is helpful in studying math, problem solving, etc. At first, I just look, and foresee a mess, ...
by kugoi
Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Phonics questions, sight words,
Replies: 15
Views: 9510

Re: Does MFW teach K sight words?

Color sight words are introduced in Lesson 26. But otherwise, it's just "the" and "a" as far as I can tell, which is fine by me b/c ds keeps trying to sound out "the"!
by kugoi
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: Math - Ideas for math in God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 57
Views: 60326

Calendar & 100s Chart

I print calendars from On days we do school we talk about wha day it is, color in the square or draw a shape, depending on the pattern, ds says the days of the week and the months. He already understands yesterday, today and tomorrow, so we don't do that. Then we do the 100 cha...
by kugoi
Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Encyclopedias - Are these nice to use with MFW?
Replies: 61
Views: 29256

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:31 pm If you really want some encycyclopedias, try your local freecycle. Mine is pretty small and you're lucky to find anything you actually need, but when I requested encycs I got 4 different ppl who had sets to offer. I had my pick! Sure they're a bit older, but a lot o...
by kugoi
Sun May 27, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 115
Views: 52554

I recall reading a post from David about copyrights. He recommended using different color pens for different students/different years. I'm still in deciding mode on how we'll keep records. It's on of those things I need to actually start doing before I ...
by kugoi
Thu May 03, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: 2nd/3rd Supplement - What does it cover?
Replies: 5
Views: 6417

So if you already own Adv you don't have to buy anything extra for a 2nd-3rd grader, right?

(not like I'll need to know for a looooong time, but it's nice to know I'll be getting full use out of my Adv stuff past the oldest)