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by Daisy
Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Cursive - When does MFW start & misc cursive ?s
Replies: 49
Views: 39315

The best method?

What are your thoughts on the best method to teach cursive? Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:00 pm Personally, I've found the easiest way was to start by writing lightly in pencil the child's name at the top of each of their daily workpages IN cursive. They trace over it every day. It took about 2 weeks ...
by Daisy
Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: General Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 71
Views: 72820

DVD suggestion

Charlie Brown's Celebrate America DVD set really goes great with Adventures. My kids loved it!
by Daisy
Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 8-9
Replies: 15
Views: 15628

Stepping stones

While studying rocks for science these weeks, we decided to each make our own stepping stone. It was a blast. We stamped, "Jesus is our Rock" into them and decorated them with smooth stones. Lots of fun, something useful and long-lasting.
by Daisy
Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: EX1850 - Squanto details vary in different resources
Replies: 2
Views: 5478

Yes, it is a condensed version of his life. Understandable given how much history Expl. Am. History attempts to cover but also why the read-aloud is so important. Squanto's life is a real picture of God's Soverignty.
by Daisy
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining - Balancing the olders & the youngers
Replies: 7
Views: 8701

what we do

My 5yo (kinder) is doing all the Adventures crafts and projects. You might just let your littles tag along with Adv. My 5yo can easily do the crafts. He even does the notebooking pages. He tells me what we read about and I type it up for him. He cuts out clipart and the typed narration and decorates...
by Daisy
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 1-3
Replies: 71
Views: 53691

More fun.

Those toobs reminded me. We used our Lincoln logs to make the Jamestown fort. Then we made wigwams (from week 4). The kids set it all up and played with the toobs characters! Lots of fun.
by Daisy
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 6-7
Replies: 28
Views: 25672

Week 6 - dairy

We are on week 6 and reading about cows, New Amsterdam, etc. The fair is in town!! So I took the kiddos down to the fair and they were able to see the dairy cows and even try their hand at milking. Very cool! We also have a farm nearby that allows visitors to come. You might look into something simi...
by Daisy
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Schedule - Long days, am I expecting too much?
Replies: 10
Views: 6770

8yo & history

My 8yo reads at a 5th grade level and yet I read ALL the history books aloud (except book basket selections she wants to read). I've never thought of why but I guess it's because her 5yo brother is tagging along. We talk about the story but I don't require any major recall of anything. We do the wee...
by Daisy
Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 4-5
Replies: 33
Views: 30981

Native American ideas.

We added additional crafts from History Pockets to the Native American week. We saved them all up for the week (without showing Dad). On Satruday morning we made a Native American museum and displayed all our crafts. My daughter dressed up in a Pocahontas costume and acted as tour guide for her Dad....
by Daisy
Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting (& Coloring) - When help is needed
Replies: 23
Views: 14846


My 5.5yo does most of his writing on the white board. He does sooo much better with this.
by Daisy
Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Alternatives for kids who don't want to color, draw, narra
Replies: 13
Views: 10584

boys and coloring/drawing

I would try to incorporate some kind of small motor skill. Coloring, drawing, cutting with scissors, playing with clay, etc. all help improve & prep for handwriting. You want to find something he enjoys that will build those little muscles.
by Daisy
Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Cuisenaire Rods, Questions & Experiences
Replies: 33
Views: 21262

Cuisenaire rods & Alphabet book

LOL! I wish I had bought more of those rods. Who would have thought my 2nd grader would want to do them also. Both of my children love that book & have lots of fun (even if they do argue over the rods). ;)