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by Jenneve
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Encouraging proper pencil grip, right OR left
Replies: 61
Views: 25641

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:06 am Check out this website. I'm probably going to get a couple things from them for Justin. He gets frustrated very easily, so I'm all for anything I can find to make teaching him easier. lol http://www.anythingleft-handed.co.uk/acatalog/left_write_mat.html I like the m...
by Jenneve
Thu May 29, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Blend Ladder extra ideas
Replies: 20
Views: 12197

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:36 pm

My ds has had no problems with blending. I think one thing that helped him before we even started was watching the Leap Pad videos: Talking Letters Factory and Word Factory.
by Jenneve
Sun May 25, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for daily routines, mornings
Replies: 68
Views: 27799

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:41 am Thank you for the quick replies! It looks as though it shouldn't be too difficult to school 3 at once...I hope. Here's a little breakdown of what I *think* we'll end up doing: *together work with younger 2 while older is doing independent work *together work with ol...
by Jenneve
Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Tests - Does MFW include this? Do you add tests or review?
Replies: 26
Views: 12700

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:40 am I think a great alternative to formal tests would be board games. Take the information you're learning and put into board game form (ex. Candyland, Trivial Pursuit, etc.). I heard this idea once at a homeschool group meeting and just fell in love with the idea. I'm ...
by Jenneve
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Readiness for K - What age did you start?
Replies: 10
Views: 6120

I started my K child just after turning 6. He wasn't ready before that. I also have a just turned 5 year old ds, and we've tried doing some K work here and there, but he's not quite ready yet. We'll wait until just before his 6th birthday to officially start K.
by Jenneve
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 7-8 Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 38473

We're doing Canada now. I found a great informational book at our local library called The Kids Book of Canada by Barbara Greenwood. It has general information on Canada and then information for each province & territory. Information includes population, size, capital, other major cities, main indus...
by Jenneve
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 5 - Nest
Replies: 53
Views: 47640

Ds and I are doing the nest unit this week. We found a great informational book at our local library called It's Nesting Time (a let's read & find out science book) by Roma Gans. It held ds's interest and I found it to be very good at describing the different kinds of nests built by different birds.
by Jenneve
Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Hands-on - Concerns
Replies: 20
Views: 8887

Thanks for all the input! We actually went to the grocery store yesterday and he was so excited to pick out different types of apples. We ended up with 9 different kinds of apples! We'll probably do the tasting and making applesauce this afternoon (field trip this morning). He's actually excited abo...
by Jenneve
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Some users like to make a tentative daily plan
Replies: 33
Views: 13244

Honestly, I really don't bother with a written schedule. I tried having a written schedule so many times during the last school year. We rarely, if ever, stuck to it. We've just finished our first week doing ECC & MFWK. What I found worked for us by the end of the week: My oldest ds had silent readi...
by Jenneve
Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Siblings - Giving attention to each one
Replies: 28
Views: 10437

What wonderful suggestions & advice. Thank you all so much for responding. So far, it's going much better today. The older sibling may be feeling like it is punishment to be excluded from the fun stuff. I think that has been alot of the problem. He sees his brothers doing this fun craft, or whatever...