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by robertb10502
Wed May 22, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 38632

Re: What does a day look like teaching two different grades?

Every year it changes for us as kids get older and more start school. Right now we are finishing what was supposed to be ECC and K year....We ended up doing ECC and not K. My son just wasn't ready so I gave him another year :) So we are getting ready to start CtG, K and PK. I like to just have them ...
by robertb10502
Mon May 20, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: General Ideas for God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 90
Views: 115296

sensory bins with K & siblings

Has anybody made sensory bins to go with every unit of K?? I want something that goes along with what we are doing. Example....Sun - blue rice - sky, green Easter grass - grass, felt sun, and number 4 to help remember what day of creation. My child I am doing K with and my 4 year old can then play i...
by robertb10502
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Educational Toy Packages - Questions + Reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 12052

Re: How to store preK activity cards?

I laminated and hole punched them. Right now I have them all on one ring, but it is a bit bulky. I want to get more rings so I can devide them according to the toys and then store the cards for each toy with that toy. Then I will just flip a card around each time I use it to keep track of where I'm...
by robertb10502
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Preparation - I've ordered CTG, how do I get ready?!
Replies: 14
Views: 6463

Re: Creation to the Greeks

Yes I will look through that tomorrow. Just making sure there wasn't anything else that will make our year easier that is not listed there. Thank you!
by robertb10502
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Ideas: CTG favorite extras
Replies: 3
Views: 2976

Re: Creation to the Greeks

We have some "What's in the Bible?" but will add the rest to our list :) my kids love those movies!

Thanks for all the ideas.... Off to look them up :)
by robertb10502
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ideas: ECC Fun extras
Replies: 36
Views: 15763

Favorite extras

This year our favorite extras with ECC has been the Geo puzzles and Planet Earth dvd's. We are doing ECC right now - what Geo puzzles? And what Planet Earth dvd's? Would love to learn more! Thanks, Lori Geo puzzles search title is GeoPuzzle (World GeoPuzzle, Asia GeoPuzzle, etc.) Planet earth DVDs s...
by robertb10502
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?
Replies: 44
Views: 12481

Re: ADV student sheets for tag-along Ker

I did not order student sheets for my younger ones with adv and I wished I would of had them. We ordered extra sheets for younger kids for ecc and it was worth the extra money!
by robertb10502
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Cursive - When does MFW start & misc cursive ?s
Replies: 49
Views: 31858

Cursive Connections

I am wondering if any of the teachers manuals give input as to when to work on cursive handwriting during the week or do we have to schedule it in ourselves? Have any of you used cursive connections as suggested by MFW? If so, what did you think of it? Thanks! Katie I am using it now. I just add it...
by robertb10502
Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Student Sheets from grades 2-8 - Yes, for every child in the house!
Replies: 6
Views: 4445

Student Sheets from grades 2-8 - Yes, for every child in the house!

Yes, buy the student pages for every child in the house!!!! We are half way through week 2 of ECC!!! It has been fun so far. Now the reason why I am posting....... I just wanted to say that last year I thought I would save money and I did not get student sheets for everyone. I only had one set. So ...
by robertb10502
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Wall Map preservation / laminating / storage
Replies: 29
Views: 11078

Re: World wall map dilemma

I went out and bought a roller shade ( the size big enough happened to be in clarance at my local store :) I paid $5) this weekend I'm going to try to attach the map to it. I'm thinking spray adhesive. If it works I can just roll my map up out of the way... Will come back and let you know how it goes.
by robertb10502
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 28323

Re: worried about starting ECC

Thank you all for the ideas. I am going to read through them and take notes to put in the front of the teaches manual so I don't push him to hard. I know he will be thankful ;) If anybody else has more ideas that would be great. I am trying to get ready so we can start ECC sometime soon. Yes we have...
by robertb10502
Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?
Replies: 44
Views: 12481

Re: Adventures -Order extra student sheets for my preschoole

I used adventures this year and did not get extra student sheets for my younger kids and I wish I would have. I only had a set for my 2nd grader...... My 1st grader got upset because I found so state pages online for him and they didn't match his brothers and my younger 2 would have loved to be incl...
by robertb10502
Tue May 15, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - Sibling in K
Replies: 28
Views: 9191

Re: newbe how to combine 4 and 5 yr old??

I have 2 that are a year apart..... Here is what I did.....'09 - '10 K with older one and preschool with next one. He joined his brother for everything but phonics and math. '10 - '11 all of 1st grade with older then k with younger one. Younger one only did math and phonics of k because he had just ...
by robertb10502
Sun May 06, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Language & Math - Can I use any curriculum? MFW philosophy?
Replies: 33
Views: 13479

Re: Do you use all of MFW?

We are on Adventures.....I bought pll looked through it and tried to like it. It just wasn't for my oldest son. So I got rod and staff English. We do sometimes do a lesson or two in pll though. For math we use mus. then spelling......I started put with the second grade recommendation and my son like...
by robertb10502
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I change it around?
Replies: 19
Views: 7200

Re: Order of your day... can it be random with 1st?

We did this for awhile... My son loved it. The way things fell never was a problem for us.
by robertb10502
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K PLUS 1st
Replies: 14
Views: 9617

Re: Teaching K,1st, and Adv Together

If you have a true K, 1st, and 2nd graders though and need to do all 3 I think I would do the following: MFW1 - phonics, Bible reader, Bible note book, time-line, Bible stories, Proverb verses & math. ADV- everything in the basic package. MFWK - Bible & phonics & math. That is not far off our days....
by robertb10502
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K PLUS 1st
Replies: 14
Views: 9617

Re: Teaching K,1st, and Adv Together

I am doing Adv and 1st right now and I am getting ready to start K with one (in March). We will still be doing Adv when I start K. Right now I have my 2nd grader do his work that he does on his own while I work with my 1st grader and soon to be K. I leave out some of 1st. I do the Bible verse but th...
by robertb10502
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for 50 States
Replies: 8
Views: 8154

Good supplement to Exp to 1850?

[History Channel DVD sets offered at a temporary discount through Homeschool Buyers Co-op] I came across the above deal and was wondering how well those DVDs would fit into the Exp to 1850 and maybe 1850 to MOD. Maybe for a Friday afternoon? Thoughts? :) I have the state ones. We are only on Advent...
by robertb10502
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Narration - Tips (author response)
Replies: 30
Views: 15947

Re: summary??

Thanks for the ideas. I will give those a try. I am so glad I am not alone with this one. I know he is understanding just having trouble with the summary. He either wants to tell me everything (every little detail) or I can't get anything.
by robertb10502
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: I Can Do All Things - Supplies for more than one child
Replies: 17
Views: 11386

Re: I Can Do All Things with 2 children?

I also copied it for 2 kids. I have 2 more kids that will use it and wanted to keep the book for them also. I have the DVDs and I like them. I have no talent when it comes to art so the DVDs help my kids and give them a chance to learn something I can not teach them. My kids ask for me to put in the...
by robertb10502
Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Advice when kids hit a plateau in learning to read
Replies: 27
Views: 20563

Re: 1st just isn't working for us :( need advise

It does sound like he hasn't met the 1st grade readiness criteria about reading short vowel words? I worried about him sounding out cvc words still but he had done K and we did not speed it up....so I thought we would just start 1st and see what happened. I guess that wasn't the best idea on my par...
by robertb10502
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets, Stickers, Passports - For little ones?
Replies: 32
Views: 9701

Re: ECC what all do I need???

I forgot we added in Draw Write Now books. Thanks. I have the entire set so that list will be great. I'll have to go find it. I don't feel like this was very helpful at all...but just my experience. It was very helpful. Thank you!! I stumbled across this book last time I did ECC and used it a lot f...
by robertb10502
Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. Adventures
Replies: 78
Views: 21367

Re: 1st or Adv for 1st grade?

There is so much great stuff in 1st I don't think he would be bored. I have one in 1st and 1 in Adventures now and I think 1st is a great year that I wouldn't want to miss. The Bible notebook would be great writing practice and the Bible reader would be good to practice even if he is a good reader. ...
by robertb10502
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Supplies - Adventures supply list, and extras
Replies: 11
Views: 7736

Re: Adventures - what extras will I need?

We are only on week 11 of Adventures now. Started the states today. I got the States DVDs for the history channel. My kids like them so far. Only watched one but they loved it and cant wait to see the next one. Another DVD series my kids are loving is Liberty Kids. It is on Netflix instant so we did...
by robertb10502
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Advice when kids hit a plateau in learning to read
Replies: 27
Views: 20563

Re: 1st just isn't working for us :( need advise

Thank you for all the advise. We are going to take a break and read together a lot and play games. I will see how the break goes and go from there. Postby robertb10502 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:22 pm We have kept up with everything but phonic....I help him with the Bible reader so he can do that as well ...