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by shera
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Updates - Minor changes, versions
Replies: 26
Views: 13799

Re: Usborne Internet-Linked Medieval World

Thanks so much. I really appreciate it.
by shera
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Updates - Minor changes, versions
Replies: 26
Views: 13799

Re: Usborne Internet-Linked Medieval World

Thanks Julie. I will see if I can find a look inside to do a comparison. If I don't need another encyclopedia type book, I'm all for saving the money and shelf space.
by shera
Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Questions, especially on legibility expectatio
Replies: 52
Views: 15258

Re: How to encourage neatness.....

One of the things I have implemented is a "neatness score or grade". So when I am checking if math or LA is correct I will grade it and give a neatness grade. For some reason that has helped ds.
by shera
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Practice Pages in the Textbook
Replies: 8
Views: 3268

Re: Singapore Math - Textbook Practice Pages

I am one that does use the extra books BUT what I have done is when ds is in the b level books he does the a level IP. In this way I have made Singapore more spiral. The CW problems he does over the summer to help keep things fresh. Now I will say if I feel we need to drop one it will be the IP. The...
by shera
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Help for specific needs, & Determining needs
Replies: 25
Views: 8557

Re: Help for Weak Auditory Learner

My ds is 9 and as a preschooler I was told he had some sort of auditory processing problem. I have always homeschooled him, except when he was in a special needs preschool and I have always used lit based programs. I'm guessing my ds is not as severe as your child but I wanted to let you know that l...
by shera
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Posture, Desks
Replies: 22
Views: 10357

Re: K daughter tiring after writing

For the meantime, as a booster you could use old phone books. I remember visiting my grandmother's house and needing a booster. We could always tell when I grew because we had to remove a book from the stack. We had multiple phone books tied together.
by shera
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - What if 1A is too easy or child says "babyish"?
Replies: 6
Views: 3355

Re: Singapore Math -- zipping through 1st grade

Singapore Math also has what they call Intensive Practice books for each level and Challenging Word Problems. I would suggest those. I school year round as well and what I have done is when my child is doing the b workbook they work on the a Intensive Practice. This makes it spiral so the concepts s...
by shera
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 62633

Instead of week 2's around the world cake...

Friday we are set to make the around the world cake. But after eating way too many cookies and sweets during the holidays, the thought of cake on Friday sorta makes me gag ;) Is there another food idea that would work? I love cake! Just not quite yet. :~ Postby cbollin » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:46 pm ho...
by shera
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - What do you love?
Replies: 38
Views: 15262

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:54 am I switched as well. Some of the resources used seemed over the head of my 5 yr old. I thought my son would love the program but it didn't seem to engage him at all. I didn't like the crafts. They were mostly paper crafts. The Bible seemed added on and was only one ...
by shera
Wed May 21, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 33339

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:15 am

He rolls a dice and tells me how many more to make ten or if he rolls 2 dice he adds the sum.
Sarah
by shera
Fri May 02, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Will Singapore work? Extra ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 5365

Stampers!

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:35 pm

You can also get number stamps and an ink pad my kids love using those as well.

Sarah
by shera
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Kindergarten can be spread 2 years, BUT many wait
Replies: 67
Views: 19954

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:06 am

Since they encourage use of the library you could get more books on the subjects. I've even found books that have activities in them you could add some of those. Hopefully someone will chime in with some more ideas.
HTH
Sarah
by shera
Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Wall Map preservation / laminating / storage
Replies: 29
Views: 10860

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:54 pm

Just to let you know about laminating - Walmart has a laminater for $25 and the thermal laminating sheets for $7 Its not free but this way you aren't on someone elses schedule. It laminates up to 9 inches wide I believe.
Sarah
by shera
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: General Ideas for God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 90
Views: 111860

Pictures Cards in K

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:05 pm This last time I put the picture cards in a big tupperware container, a box would do, put the lid on and shook it. Then I put it at the end of the hallway and had ds run, bear crawl, army crawl etc to the end of the hall, pick a card run back and find the correct le...
by shera
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Hands-on - Concerns
Replies: 20
Views: 8774

Is there a topic he is interested in? Will he listen to books about the topics? My son isn't really interested in alot of arts and crafts so we do other things. * Like for the fruit poster he just cut and glued pictures of fruit from the grocery store ads. * He likes doing things in the kitchen so w...
by shera
Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Ideas for child guessing rather than decoding
Replies: 15
Views: 7442

Something that has helped my ds is the PBS show Between the Lions. We get the videos from the library. They have a segment of the show where 2 knights are running toward each other like they are going to joust. Each night has part of a word. For ex. 1 knight would have sn and repeatedly say those so...
by shera
Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 33973

Compare MFW to literature-based programs?

Can anyone give me some comparisons between literature-based unit studies and MFW? pam MFW has hands on activities. They also have an extensive list of book recommendations to allow you to pick and choose what would be appropriate for your family. This allows for time to do other things or read thi...
by shera
Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Blending help
Replies: 25
Views: 9770

I know with Abeka phonics they encourage the child to put an end consonant on the blends. Or at least they tell the parents not to worry about that. It is completely normal and it doesn't really matter if they are making a real word or not.

HTH
Sarah
by shera
Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Encouraging proper pencil grip, right OR left
Replies: 61
Views: 25353

The thing that worked the best for my ds was one of the primary type pencils. (The fat pencils) He didn't like the golf pencils. Also generally speaking there are different types of pencil grips, the main thing is there needs to be a space between the thumb and first or index finger. You don't want ...
by shera
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - You can just buy the books and stay with MFW!
Replies: 37
Views: 18544

Just to add in it seems to me that MFW is age appropriate. With MFW I can choose appropriate picture type books for him and let him be a kid.

Sarah
by shera
Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - Why is MFW-K not to be missed?
Replies: 6
Views: 7632

Thanks for the responses. It definitely gives me something to think about. At least I have until the middle of July to decide, thats when the AZ convention is when I am hoping to nail down my plans.

Thanks Again
Sarah
by shera
Thu May 31, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 23766

Since MOTH has been mentioned a few times I thought I would chime in and give a little description, since if anyone is like me they are hesitate to spend that much money on something they can't see and may or may not work for them. It is a scheduling book/method that is based in prayer. The author h...
by shera
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Literature-rich (MFW) vs literature-based
Replies: 26
Views: 18759

The reason I am looking into MFW is because I want something with more Bible/ character building and something more age appropriate. My dh thinks in early elementary reading, writing and arithmetic are the important subjects and you can add any other subject for fun and interest. And it sounds to me...
by shera
Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Copywork - Trouble with copying Proverbs etc
Replies: 27
Views: 10842

It is normal for a boy to have difficulties with fine motor even up to as late as 8 yrs old. In fact some people say not to put a big emphasis on handwriting with boys until closer to 8 yrs old. The golf size pencils can help along with the really fat primary pencils. My ds's handwriting improved on...