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by tabby
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Field Trip Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 69
Views: 34258

Re: Bakery Field Trip??

I know that Krispy Kreme gives tours in our area. They also have a glass wall that allows you to see the donuts being made f you don't have the tour option. Would that work? I know they are not located everywhere, though. We did not have success with trying to schedule a newspaper tour. Our local ne...
by tabby
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Ideas for reading to fidgety kids
Replies: 28
Views: 13205

Re: Work during reading?

I have let my kids color history pages before, too. Building with legos and lincoln logs is good for longer reads, too. I do make it a habit to stop during the reading to ask questions. That way I know if they are continuing to listen and I am not just reading to myself. ;)
by tabby
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Success with younger siblings?
Replies: 7
Views: 6276

Re: CTG: English FTRU - second grader?

So my second grade boy is tripping up on the vocabulary. He has been ok with the amount of writing, but this assignment tips the scale. He is reading and writing, but still has to work at it. He is not reading smoothly, yet, but is improving now that we changed his glasses. Today we started big Sis...
by tabby
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Does anyone use extras? Activity Cards, Student Record Book?
Replies: 36
Views: 13994

spelling power

I'm about to start Spelling Power for the first year. What method works best for you: 1. using the student booklet provided by the company 2. printing off the pages from CD 3. using just a plain notebook We have used a spiral-bound notebook for the past three years and have been pleased. [ Editor's...
by tabby
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Readiness for K - What age did you start?
Replies: 10
Views: 5887

Re: When to start K?

I started my son (Oct. 12th bday) at 4yo because he was wanting to "do school" like his big sister. He had done well with the preschool package and showed strengths already in math-related stuff. Like Crystal and MFW said, I didn't push when we got to harder things. For him, handwriting was harder (...
by tabby
Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: General ideas for Roman Feast
Replies: 16
Views: 9927

Re: Any Roman recipes??

I do not have any recipes to share, just some ideas of what we did for our Roman Feast. Maybe the food that we chose would spark some ideas? We served olives, halved brussel sprouts sauteed with a little garlic, salt, and olive oil, boiled eggs, boiled artichokes with butter to dip, a chicken dresse...
by tabby
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Geography - Is this the only chance to get it all?
Replies: 7
Views: 3498

Re: Help me understand this history cycle

I just wanted to reassure you that countries/topics will be revisited in later years. We are in Rome to Reformation and this week are learning about Ancient China and Japan. There is a recipe included at the end of our week for stir-fried rice. (Am I the only one that gets hungry before breakfast wh...
by tabby
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: I Can Do All Things (ICDAT) - Users answer questions
Replies: 25
Views: 9877

Re: ADV I Can Do All Things Art ???

Hi Tammie, I don't have specific answers to your questions but just wanted to add that I am using ICDAT for my ds (2nd) instead of GHA in RtoR. I found that it is going well working through the begininning lessons, A-Z. We do it whenever GHA is scheduled (x2 a week). My daughter had only completed t...
by tabby
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: General ideas for Creation to the Greeks
Replies: 63
Views: 32128

Re: FAVE Egypt movies for C to G?

We enjoyed "Building the Great Pyramid", a BBC video (It has Jonathan Stamp as the director, I think?). It really shows the effort, science and resources it took to construct the huge structures. I don't remember any heavy religious themes but I did watch it a year ago. You may want to preview it fi...
by tabby
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Drawing with Children - Ideas and experiences
Replies: 24
Views: 9299

Re: Drawing with children seems to be for older children...

I agree with what Crystal posted. I used it with both of my kids in 1st and thought that it gave them a good foundation in drawing. I think kids sometimes get overwhelmed with trying to draw because they "know" how they want something to look but can't make it translate on to paper. DWC helps to giv...
by tabby
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 30812

Re: Need encouragement

I am sorry you are having a rough day. ((hugs)) I am praying for you, your kids, advice that will be given. All I can offer is that our family sometimes just stops what we are doing and prays about those type of days. Maybe others will have some help and/or links on scheduling with the little ones a...
by tabby
Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Is MFW-K enough
Replies: 20
Views: 8150

Re: Anyone do MFWK by the guide (no extras)?

I have done MFWK as written with both of my kids. Loved it. :)
by tabby
Sat May 14, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Library - MFW books are already checked out!
Replies: 16
Views: 5061

Re: Library books - frustration

This is one reason we like to start school a few weeks before everyone else does. That way, if there is another family that is on the same topic/week, we will not have a problem finding books and getting them back for someone else to use. :)
by tabby
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 26648

Combining 1st grade & Creation to Greeks

I have a first grader and 4th grader this year. In looking ahead I see some of the same material covered in both the 1st grade and CtoG programs but at different times of the year. For example, Timeline (both beginning with Adam and Eve) starts on day 1 in CtoG but on day 38 in 1st grade; mapping B...
by tabby
Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 23566

Making the First Day Special

I'm looking for ideas to make the first day of school a little more special. Like taking a picture of each child, making a special "schoolish" snack (pencil cookies or something), etc. Any ideas? In the past we've had back to school parties where the kids pick a favorite meal and we go through thei...
by tabby
Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Review - after 1st, after 2nd, when finished early?
Replies: 40
Views: 11388

Re: Summer school ideas

IMHO, one of the very best (and most enjoyable things) you can do educationally is to READ. Read books of all kinds together. Get lost in books. Your MFW guide will have a terrific list for your upcoming year of study. I totally agree with this, especially during the summer! A helpful resource that...
by tabby
Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Letter Writing
Replies: 15
Views: 6316

Re: Letter writing in ECC - Who?

We have a missionary family we support through our church that we write sometimes. They have children our kids' ages, so that helps to make it fun for everyone involved. Sometimes we do use the time to go back to something we did in PLL (like when it says to write your own ending to a story or write...
by tabby
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Has anyone's child learned to read with MFW-K?
Replies: 13
Views: 10090

Re: About to buy MFW K - math and other questions

Hi Angel, I am currently going through MFWK with my second child and thought I could add a few words of encouragement with using the program. When my daughter went through the program the first time I did EVERYTHING that MFW recommends in the basic and deluxe packages. I found it to be a solid progr...
by tabby
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Academics - Do supplements enhance or burden?
Replies: 11
Views: 6820

Thinking of coming back to MFW

I used MFW for my girls (7years old & 8 years old) in Kindergarten and first grade. I switched over in second grade to a textbook program, which seems like it's just to much to learn in a year-plus expensive. My son (5 years old) starts kindergarten this year and I am definatly going to use MFW wit...
by tabby
Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Bible in ECC?
Replies: 20
Views: 9793

Re: Toying with how to get it all done - ECC bible ?

I might have missed this option in Crystal's post, but could you do it at night before bed? Here is a current thread you may be interested in dealing with the topic http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6785&p=53164#p52976 . We have done previous years' Bible during our family's evening dev...
by tabby
Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 30-31
Replies: 6
Views: 5949

Re: Adventures week 31 recipe

For adventures, week 31, there is a recipe to make honey peanut butter balls. Does the recipe mean to use cocoa (unsweetened) or cocoa you use to make hot chocolate? Wasn't sure. Thanks! I took it to mean the unsweetened cocoa and used that. They turned out good...kind of a toned down Reeses' Peanu...
by tabby
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - Magnet kit questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3512

Re: ? adventures magnet set

Just to add... The lessons are scheduled in the TM, but most are just listed as card numbers to do for the day. The cards that come with the kit are what actually have the lessons on them. The TM just adds info/clarification to some of the lessons. As an alternative, did your set come with specific ...
by tabby
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 14-15
Replies: 16
Views: 9700

Robin's nest question

amelasky wrote:It says that you need 2 large Shredded Wheat biscuits. I'm assumming that this is just to Shredded Wheat cereal??? Two squares of it?
Yes, you are right! It's just the large shredded wheat ones.

We did not have any when we made our nest, so we substituted chow mein noodles. Worked fine.
by tabby
Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 13 (Thanksgiving - Can be done out-of-order)
Replies: 13
Views: 8973

Is the pumpkin supposed to float?

I have a very large pumpkin. It has a 38 in. circumference. I put it in the tub and it sunk down but I do not know if more water was needed to make it float. Is it supposed to float? I am sorry this is such a stupid question. Thanks! Jan Our small pumpkin floated with just a little of the top peeki...
by tabby
Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: Field Trip ideas for CTG
Replies: 25
Views: 15022

We went last summer with dd5 and ds2. They enjoyed the life size model of the ark, the fish tank, the shows and the dinosaurs. It brought to life and reinforced what we have learned through the Bible. We (parents) enjoyed the Biblically-based, factual information that we could read and explain to th...