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by mrs_mike98
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 39347

Re: Combining Bible for Adv and 1st

It wasn't confusing for my kids. Each girl had her "own" verses to learn and gleaned from listening to the other set of verses. Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 11:58 am Thank you, Crystal! I think, while including everyone for each Bible portion, having each child only be required to memorize "their" scri...
by mrs_mike98
Sun May 25, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for daily routines, mornings
Replies: 68
Views: 34354

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:09 pm My situation isn't quite the same as yours, as we're only using 1 program, but here's how our basic day goes: Breakfast (7 or 7:30 am) Morning Chores Bible (everyone together) Pre-K with my 2 yr old while my older ones do Handwriting MFW K Reading with my 5 year old...
by mrs_mike98
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining - Pre-K-ers & Preschoolers learn along with us!
Replies: 9
Views: 11428

Why it's important to include the "littles"

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:37 pm I had a neat moment today. We are doing K, and are on Lesson 7. Last week was T-t-Turtle, and the words to remember are "I don't quit, I persevere!" My 2 yr old is in the middle of everything with us, he even has his own K "notebook". I don't direct anything toward ...
by mrs_mike98
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** Praise Reports about how God has used MFW-K in our family
Replies: 21
Views: 15081

Now that I have my K manual -- I get it!

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:45 pm Now that I have my K teacher's manual in front of me and have been able to dive into it, read everything and figure it all out, I get it! I get why this curriculum is such a blessing to those using it, I get how even at at this young age there's encouragement for al...
by mrs_mike98
Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Combining K alongside an OLDER program (author response)
Replies: 55
Views: 32193

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:55 am I am using Adv and K, and I also have a 2.5 yr old in the mix as well. Some days it is quite exhausting. We do 3 projects everytime a project needs to be done. My 2 yr old colors or scribbles or plays while the older boys are working in their notebooks. My 6.5 yr ol...
by mrs_mike98
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help when child grumbles, not focused,
Replies: 58
Views: 27948

I can't get him to stay focused or listen

I have a 16 month old and I am trying to school a 12 yr old and a 7 yr old. I usually do school with my 7 yr old when the youngest is having naptime. The reason that I wait till naptime is because he has a hard time concentrating with my youngest son running around. When it actually comes times to ...
by mrs_mike98
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Reading - Reading aloud vs. independent reading on grid
Replies: 22
Views: 10885

Re: Book Basket in Adventures

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:03 pm Since I have a preschooler, a K'er, and one in Adventures, we use Book Basket in several different ways. In the morning, we have read-aloud time, when I sit and read aloud to them. Each one picks a book from the book basket (which includes K books on the theme for t...
by mrs_mike98
Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Supplies - What do you put into your Files/Folders?
Replies: 18
Views: 11596

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:43 pm I hope this isn't considered hijacking, but I had an idea that goes along with this... but since I haven't yet used the program I'm not sure if it would work. Would making a "binder" (notebook) (like the Adventures History notebook) work? With dividers for each sect...
by mrs_mike98
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 8-9
Replies: 15
Views: 14895

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:22 am I came across another book that tells the story of Sarah Whitcher, but for a younger audience - it has large, beautiful pictures, and the writing is very sweet. Its called The Bear Who Heard Crying by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock and Helen Kinsey. It would be a great addi...
by mrs_mike98
Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: General Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 71
Views: 70053

Wee Sings America CD is also excellent! It starts off with patriotic songs and then moves through America's history through songs.
by mrs_mike98
Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: # 3 - Leaf
Replies: 43
Views: 48183

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:47 am

We're doing L-l-Leaf this week and another great book we found is called Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber. It identifies several types of leaves in a poem, and talks about the fun things to do with them in the fall!
by mrs_mike98
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #16 - Penguin
Replies: 28
Views: 33696

A great book we've enjoyed is "Antarctica Antics A Book of Penguin Poems" by Judy Sierra. We got the book and audio CD from the library and the kids LOVE it. The audio CD is great fun!
by mrs_mike98
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #15 - Elephant
Replies: 22
Views: 22855

A book we enjoyed was "Just for Elephants" by Carol Buckely.

Also, a website that goes along with this book is, it has lots of pictures, an elephant cam, and also an elephant curriculum (

We've had lots of fun studying elephants!
by mrs_mike98
Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #12 - Goat
Replies: 20
Views: 23124

by mrs_mike98
Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #10 - Water
Replies: 24
Views: 24581

A beautiful book we enjoyed was Water Dance by Thomas Locker. The pictures are gorgeous and its a nice story about how water goes from streams to rivers, to oceans, into the clouds, and back to the earth.
by mrs_mike98
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - Some users like to make a tentative daily plan
Replies: 10
Views: 7164

I think it looks pretty good. Trying to fit everything in during naptime really isn't all that hard - we do that on Tuesdays/Thursdays . The littles nap from 1-3, so the two olders and I do Math, Science, History, and Art and have plenty of time left over usually. We only do Rosetta Stone M/W/F, the...
by mrs_mike98
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: # 8 - Dinosaur
Replies: 40
Views: 43328

A cute book that goes along with the Day 5 activity (measuring how long a dinosaur is) is "The Littlest Dinosaurs" by Bernard Most. It lists many different types of dinosaurs and compares their size to things kids understand (the size of a slide, the size of a table, etc.). Bernard Most has a ton of...
by mrs_mike98
Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Hands-on - Concerns
Replies: 20
Views: 12504

When we first started the theme units for K, my boys were the same way. But we're now on Lesson 7 and they've gotten used to the Unit Study approach, and are having tons of fun. Our turn-around lesson was lesson 5, N-n-Nest, and they've had the ball rolling ever since. So maybe its just an adjustmen...
by mrs_mike98
Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: # 4 - Apple
Replies: 32
Views: 44133

Here is a website with apple activities:
by mrs_mike98
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:18 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement Tests - Helpful ideas for giving tests & evaluating results
Replies: 27
Views: 14325

I just switched to Singapore, and while my DS knew every concept in the 1A book, as the previous poster mentioned, the wording confused him. So after talking with some wonderful ladies at our conventions MFW booth, they suggested starting him off easier would be better because (1) it will help him g...
by mrs_mike98
Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:58 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Is it enough? Do you supplement?
Replies: 35
Views: 23387

I actually just had a discussion with DH on how our children could possibly be learning ANYTHING when our entire school day is about 2.5 hours (we're using MFW K and LA/Math/Spanish/Science) and other kids are in their school for at least 8 hours... I reminded him that the PS kids are having to deal...
by mrs_mike98
Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 40225

All of our "work" is done at the kitchen table. Reading is done wherever is comfy. I have a bookshelf in the dining room (which we use as an office) with all of my homeschooling things, and then each child has their own portable file box in the kitchen, with all of their books and supplies. Also in ...
by mrs_mike98
Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Teaching (& modeling) time mgmt (whiteboard pic)
Replies: 59
Views: 32195

I agree - if you set a time for a certain subject, and if the child finishes before the time is up, then for us, the child can have free time, or we move on to the next subject. If they're taking too long, we stop at that point, and either come back to it later or the next day, or if its because of ...
by mrs_mike98
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining with older grades - Help
Replies: 22
Views: 14690

I wanted to chime in because about two months ago I started using a routine (MOTH). I had to tweak the routine a few times here and there. It took a month of just doing a morning routine, and now the morning is a breeze. Even my 2 year old knows exactly what comes next - he knows after breakfast he ...
by mrs_mike98
Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining with older grades - Help
Replies: 22
Views: 14690

Schedule issue with 4 y/o, 2nd and 4th

My third child is only 2 1/2 years old right now, but what we do is this - while I am working on LA or Math one-on-one with my oldest, my #2 plays with #3... while I am working on LA or Math with #2, my oldest plays with #3. This all happens AFTER I've given #3 20 minutes of undivided attention, doi...