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by lisa062797
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 5 yrs old or younger - Ready for 1st?
Replies: 5
Views: 5134

Re: Using 1st Grade with a 5 yr old

I agree with Crystal. My oldest started K when he was 4 and went into 1st at 5. I did a formal preschool program that he was getting bored with prior to K, so I decided to jump right into K. He did really well and we loved it, even though from the preschool program he had already learned all his let...
by lisa062797
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 37929

Re: Scheduling my 4th and K'er...help!

How my solution works for you depends on if your fourth grader does good with independent work or not. For now with my K'er, we are into the 2nd week of the introduction, so our "school days" in K are pretty short right now. I go through K with him right away after breakfast while my oldest plays wi...
by lisa062797
Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Combining K alongside an OLDER program (author response)
Replies: 55
Views: 24654

First day of MFWK...again - Adding 2nd child

My middle son, Andrew, started MFWK today! He LOVES it and is looking forward to tomorrow. :) It's so amazing what a difference it makes going through this the second time...I actually know what I'm doing! LOL! Since we are doing the 2-week intro, today only took about 20 minutes, if that. He knows ...
by lisa062797
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for organizing without one
Replies: 32
Views: 17948

I've been itching to take more picture of my new house, so I took some pictures of our school area and blogged them. :-)
http://weblog.xanga.com/lisa062797/6884 ... -room.html
by lisa062797
Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** More user praise reports!
Replies: 35
Views: 13872

Had to share, an ADV moment :-)

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 10:50 am We are in our 2nd week of singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic, and it is one of my favorite patriotic songs. Well, it must be Vincent's, too, because when we sang it yesterday, he just put his whole heart and soul into it. Wow, how neat it was to see and hear t...
by lisa062797
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 23204

What ds said to me yesterday...

"Mom, the more I learn about the world, the more interesting it is!"

Man, I love homeschooling. :-) And I *love* this curriculum! Thanks, Hazell's!
by lisa062797
Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ideas: ECC Fun extras
Replies: 36
Views: 15376

Using ECC as an excuse...

Using ECC as an excuse... to try all kinds of yummy new recipes! LOL! Since we are studying Mexico the next couple of weeks, I am taking the cooking part a step farther. I googled Mexican recipes, found some ones that looked good, and went shopping. We will be eating Mexican food for most of our din...
by lisa062797
Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 111798

States quiz - Spelling idea

Ds just took the quiz in ECC where he has to label as many states as he can on a U.S. map. I gave him a list of the states so he would know how to spell them. He got them all right! Every single one, with no help from me. I am one proud mama. :D My oldest also did ADV last year & he got 49/50 on the...
by lisa062797
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 23204

Our wonderful week in ECC

We are in week 3 in ECC and loving every minute of it! I get the double pleasure of teaching PLUS watching my son enjoy it as much as I am! Vincent is really surprising me with how well he is doing the geography packet, how much he can do without my help. And he actually *likes* to do it! Yesterday,...
by lisa062797
Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 63606

Wow, thank you for showing this map "thing" Crystal. LOL! We did this today and it made things clearer even for me! :-)
by lisa062797
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 23204

Loving ECC!

We have completed our first week of ECC. We are taking this week off to get ready for our moving sale, but will start again next week on week 2. I have actually *missed* not doing school this week, and I'm pretty sure Vincent has, too. I have been able to get most of the book basket books for weeks ...
by lisa062797
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Topics - Do you require on-topic books during BB?
Replies: 5
Views: 3195

I also separate "official" book basket topic books from Vincent's choices. I had been putting his "Taking Off" mags from "God's World News" in the book basket, but had to take those out as well, since all he wanted to do during book basket time were the puzzles and games on the back. :-) The rest of...
by lisa062797
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 16805

I have MS, and the fatigue that comes with it. I'm pregnant right now, so the symptoms disappear during that time, but of course, pregnancy fatigue is a whole 'nother story! LOL! Mike has given some great advice. There has definitely been times I've homeschooled from the couch. If I'm feeling partic...
by lisa062797
Tue May 20, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Where did your child place after MFW-1 math?
Replies: 26
Views: 7610

Jen, We are almost done with our year in ADV here, and we did the 1B/2A combination, as that's where my ds placed in the test. The pace was just right, and in fact, there were times in 1B where we would double up on lessons because he was ready to move on. For us, 1B was definitely enough prep-work ...
by lisa062797
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** Blessed Adventures** Users share their experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 13589

Great first day in Adventures + good results from MFW-1!

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:00 am Wow, our first day is going so well! Vincent is doing his book basket time right now, so I thought I'd get on and post an update. :-) He loves having his own bible and wanted to look up John 3:16 (his key AWANA verse). It took him awhile to page through, but he fou...
by lisa062797
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: **The many delights of MFW-1st - More testimonies
Replies: 28
Views: 13796

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:29 pm I agree too! We did MFW1 last year, and it is a wonderful curriculum. Yes, thank you for sharing...it was a blessing to read and reflect on 1st before we soon start Adventures. The Hazell's have truly put together an absolutely awesome curriculum. God is doing some ...
by lisa062797
Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: **Considering MFW1 - User testimonies
Replies: 22
Views: 12762

Having a blast in MFW1!

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:04 pm I just wanted to say that me and ds (5) are having a blast with first grade! We did day 8 today. He had fun drawing pictures of what the different seasons reminded him of, and I was really surprised that he had such a good time doing it! In K, he didn't really like ...
by lisa062797
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Narration - Tips (author response)
Replies: 30
Views: 15629

Narration - Ideas for kids who struggle with it

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:29 pm I just wanted to encourage those of you who are having a hard time with narration to keep on keeping on and give it time! Ds struggled with it all through 1st last year. I was shortening up the reading thinking that if I didn't read too much at once, he would rememb...
by lisa062797
Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Timeline - Ideas & details (1st)
Replies: 39
Views: 18872

Timelines

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:05 pm How we did ours was just stretch and tape a length of yarn to the wall (horizontally). We taped the years above it (not worrying too much about spacing...we had to do some rearranging later on anyway), and taped the pictures underneath the yarn where they belonged ...
by lisa062797
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Any creative ideas??
Replies: 36
Views: 19867

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:33 pm

I also purchased sheets of craft foam...you can also get peel-and-stick foam pre-cut foam shapes. Or, check out the scrapbooking section of a craft store...there can be many fun things for the finding that can work for the bible notebook.
by lisa062797
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 4-5
Replies: 33
Views: 23679

For Week 4...We found a fun book at our library called "More Than Moccasins," by Laurie Carlson. It is subtitled "A Kid's Activity Guide to Traditional North American Indian Life." It has all kinds of activities, crafts, and recipes...just under 200 pages! It sure is hard picking out just a few thin...
by lisa062797
Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon - Placement
Replies: 25
Views: 6421

And here is the link from the MFW math page for Saxon placement tests:
http://www.mfwbooks.com/math712.htm
http://www.mfwbooks.com/mathplacement/s ... RC9=&CAP=2
by lisa062797
Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Grace (#2)
Replies: 6
Views: 6473

I am just reading both of these now. Thank you, Marie, for sharing this. Please know that we are praying for you here. (((Hugs)))
by lisa062797
Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Games - which are the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 8463

Yahtzee is definitely one of my son's favorites!

We also play a modified version of Candy Land. Instead of using the cards, we just roll 3 dice and add the total to move ahead. He really enjoys playing this way.
by lisa062797
Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch
Replies: 79
Views: 33275

Welcome to the board, Lisa! We have done MFWK and First, and we will be doing Adventures this year. We have not been disappointed thus far. My oldest is also very hands on, and we have both loved the curriculum so far! There is a great wealth of info on this board, so any questions you may have, ask...