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by lyntley
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Badges - Ideas for wearing them and alternatives
Replies: 61
Views: 40424

Re: K badges question

I laminated them and put a piece of magnet strip on the back. I have a canvas pocket name badge holder from Staples. It fits in perfectly. I figured she could wear it and when it's time for the next one she can put it on the fridge. If she decides not to wear it, it can still go on the fridge and be...
by lyntley
Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Writing - How much in ECC?
Replies: 13
Views: 4629

Writing - How much in ECC?

I have a future 3rd and 6th grader. How much writing is actually involved in the program, and what kind of writing is it, report writing, summaries, written narrations, copywork (excluding Writing strands, PLL, ILL or any other writing not included in the basic package)? I adjusted the writing in E...
by lyntley
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Need advanced reading level but young content
Replies: 9
Views: 3117

Re: Some book suggestions?

The Sugar Creek Gang series.
by lyntley
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - Extra practice
Replies: 21
Views: 7906

Writing

I'm needing a little help with teaching/encouraging writing for my 4th grade dd. She doesn't have a problem with copy work. She isn't having problems with the writing in Language Lessons, but the lessons are usually shorter. It is only when she has come up with things to write for herself, she does...
by lyntley
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 1B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 17
Views: 3656

Re: Singapore 1B

We're in the same place in 1B, having those same issues. I've been thinking We'll just continue on. As another poster mentioned, I think we need a break from it. And it seems there is a bit of overlap and continued review in the books to follow. I think my older DD had these same issues a few years ...
by lyntley
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ** Book Basket - Ideas for obtaining books (author reply)
Replies: 44
Views: 18256

Audio stories

I just discovered this great site called Audio Kids. All audio stories you can download right to your computer. Lots of free ones available. I found many I would've liked to use for ECC last year. There are many classics as well. There may just be some here from our book basket list to kind of break...
by lyntley
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible Devotions / Quiet time: Ideas
Replies: 34
Views: 12683

Re: Scheduling Quiet Times-What do you think?

Wow! I love God's voice. Praise HIm!
by lyntley
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Textured letters - Additional ideas & questions
Replies: 10
Views: 7212

Re: Would the lower-case letters in prek pack work for mfwk?

Another idea (as well as setting aside a little at a time)... we're planning on flower fundraisers and summer lemonade stands. The kiddos really had fun and felt very responsible being a part of purchasing their Books. We made enough last year for the deluxe package and this year praying for any ext...
by lyntley
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Preparation - I've ordered CTG, how do I get ready?!
Replies: 14
Views: 5840

Science supplies. I never have them on hand and I'm way behind because of it. I figure we'll do science in the summer...But if you can have those science supplies on hand might make getting to the projects more doable.
by lyntley
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - 7-8th Missionary bios with sensitive children
Replies: 17
Views: 8232

6th grader?

byhisgrace wrote:Would Missionary Books for 7th and 8th grade be too much for advanced 6th grader? My dd is advanced in reading for her age and I was wanting some input from others about these 4 books before I purchase.

Thanks,
Susan
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:55 pm
My 10 YO reads them and loves them.
by lyntley
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 32540

Some ideas from our family traditions; -If decorating with a Nativity scene, wait till Christmas morn to put out the baby Jesus and then sing Happy Birthday. -Make a birthday cake for Jesus -Instead of a gingerbread house make a ginger bread manger scene every year. - we gather with friends, ask the...
by lyntley
Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Compare ECC books to Years 2-5
Replies: 14
Views: 6075

We did love the picture books in ECC. They seemed to really capture especially my younger child's heart and we would stay up late discussing how they fit in with our scripture or something else we were learning about. I have recently started getting books from the other recommended book list in the ...
by lyntley
Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 14692

Re: GA Henty for elementary vs. high school

I fell asleep during the audio version but my 10 YO DD is enjoying it.
by lyntley
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - How long is your day in CTG?
Replies: 24
Views: 7432

Length of time for CTG

We'll be heading into CTG next year (I know, I'm thinking early, but the children are happily painting their Indian Vests so I had time to type!) and I wanted some feedback about how long the Deluxe Progam would take. I'll have a high schooler (who I meet with about 1 hour each day - and I will con...
by lyntley
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Encouraging proper pencil grip, right OR left
Replies: 61
Views: 23732

We used "Cursive First". My lefty picked it up quicker and writes nicer than his older righty sister. Make sure to allow lefties to turn the paper top to the right bottom left to allow a nice letter slant and less curling of the writing hand.
by lyntley
Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - Notebook summaries
Replies: 18
Views: 7763

Re: 2nd grade notebooking

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:20 pm We have been finishing up ECC with 2nd grader. He would narrate as I would write it for him. I didn't want him to get bogged down with all the writing especially when he was also doing quite a bit of copy work for the day. We took lots of pictures and drew lots of p...
by lyntley
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 21920

Yep, finishing CTG week #7 here... it's a perfect fit. My kiddies say they "love school". They are dressing as Egyptians to our Church "Hallelujah Night" tomorrow.
by lyntley
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 17599

4th Grade

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:02 pm

My 4th grade DD did just about all of the packet on her own. But it was something she enjoyed and did it while I was working with younger DS.
by lyntley
Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Grades 2 to 8...isn't that an awfully large span?
Replies: 31
Views: 11833

I'm having a hard time picturing

I wish that I could come over to your houses and take a peek at your curriculum and all the fun things you do with it! I'm sure you'd all be warm and inviting. ;) I'm having a hard time picturing... how do you teach different ages with the same things? Are there different activities listed and you ...
by lyntley
Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Timelines - **Ideas
Replies: 68
Views: 45390

Tips

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 12:00 pm by lyntley "Homeschooling in the Woods" has great pictures and ideas for all different types of timelines. Also and tips of how to make them.... FREE to look at... They helped me to have a better idea of how I want to put mine together. [Interesting detail for futu...
by lyntley
Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 32540

We have done lots of neat things from " Audrey's Thanksgiving Links" at teacherhelp dot org or something like that. We have also done a really nice preparing our hearts for CHristmas thing using Jesse Tree units. It's especially nice for those who want to add more Bible time in their day or to have ...
by lyntley
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Different locations and styles
Replies: 49
Views: 19457

Charlotte Mason nature studies

I'm just reading more about Charlotte Mason recently and am enjoying it all. I love the emphasis on nature studies! How does MFW incorporate this? I saw in the sample K lesson the note to go outside - are there assignments or ideas for a journal? Is there a supplement book you use? Posted: Tue May ...
by lyntley
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 2 & 3
Replies: 42
Views: 25173

CTG Bible Book Memory

Found a neat site with a printable game board to memorize the books of the bible. msss bible dot com . Enjoy!
http://www.mssscrafts.com/games/biblebooks.htm
by lyntley
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ideas: ECC Fun extras
Replies: 36
Views: 14152

We added some great recipes to our book too! Mexican food was great!We loved the food in Norway too: Meat cakes, Jewel bread and ginger cookies. and in Japan the crab corn soup was delicious. We make the Australian Muesli or Indian mango smoothie often for breakfast. Have fun feasting around the wor...
by lyntley
Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Different locations and styles
Replies: 49
Views: 19457

We press them in phone books till they're dry and pressed and glue onto card stock. We do the same with Flowers. You can then use contact paper, laminate or even put in a page protector. If they are dried flat before glued, they wont get all crackly and break as easily.