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by wisdomschool
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Dads - What can they do to help teach MFW?
Replies: 32
Views: 13667

Re: How or do your husbands help with school?

My husband is sitting here with me reading this and his comment was "I'm not a very good dad", so I need to brag on him a bit;) though he doesn't actually "teach" a subject or plan etc... he is our "principle" and I do call him during the day for help with children's behaviors!:) He does listen to m...
by wisdomschool
Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 32913

Re: Just looking for positive encouragement

Hi Machel, I just want to chime in on the "you are not alone" part :) We are currently in the processes of selling our home and moving. We are starting our 5th year with MFW and my children are: 4th grade, 2nd grade, 1st grade, 4 year old boy( active and busy, busy ,busy,busy and did I say busy!!!!)...
by wisdomschool
Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When not fitting it all in
Replies: 52
Views: 19811

Re: how are your preps coming along?

Just wanted to say to Amy that I'm right there with you! And even though it wasn't directed toward me I want to thank Chris for her good words(I would say that type of thing to others,but I think I now need someone to say that type of thing to me!!!) I'm expecting baby number 6 somewhere between the...
by wisdomschool
Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 6 year olds - Do you call them kindergarteners?
Replies: 16
Views: 8304

6 year olds - Do you call them kindergarteners?

Summer birthdays... For those of you with summer Birthday kids, especially boys, do you consider them in the grade they would be in with the cut-off (very young), or on the older side for a grade? Many moms suggested when he was 4 1/2 to wait a year with a summer Birthday until he was six before st...
by wisdomschool
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 34425

Re: MFW & SL

Hi Nicole, I just wanted to share that we started using MFW for my oldest kindergarten(though we had to wait until December of that year to have the money, and he had turned 6 that October). I had been researching curriculum for several years prior and when I stumbled onto MFW I knew right away it w...
by wisdomschool
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets, Stickers, Passports - For little ones?
Replies: 32
Views: 9552

Re: Students sheets for ECC(for 1st grader)?

Thank you everyone! I'll be ordering the student sheets for her! And yes, I was already planning on her own sticker book and passport (getting those for my 4y.o. as well:)

Blessings,
Debbie
by wisdomschool
Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 35318

Re: Newbie of Homeschooling Question and Introduction

Hello Kate, welcome along! I've pretty much just stuck with recommendations from MFW, so I don't have any advice on "other" things to read/buy.....as you get started though you will learn what "works" for your family and what doesn't. We started using MFW with our oldest in Kindergarten(and we're no...
by wisdomschool
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Choosing ADV for More than 1 year? 2 years?
Replies: 16
Views: 8933

Re: Adventures in two years/? dealing with two kids

We used Adventures for my oldest son's 2nd and 3rd grade years, though we didn't really "stretch out Adventures", if we could of gotten to Adventures everyday we would of completed it in a years time. However, I learned that "life" seemed to demand we do other things rather often and knew we wouldn'...
by wisdomschool
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for daily routines, mornings
Replies: 68
Views: 27837

Re: Just curious about some things...

Like, do you have your children recite The Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not (if you don't mind sharing)? NOT CURRENTLY, BUT WE HAVE. WE DO HAVE FLAGS--THEY ARE NOT VERY LARGE. MY OLDEST SON LOVES THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER--HE LOVED ADVENTURES!!!! Do you school morning...
by wisdomschool
Tue May 04, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Why two spelling recommendations?
Replies: 32
Views: 13991

spelling ? :)

My son loves the SPELLING BY SOUND AND STRUCTURE. Jake is such a creature of habit and just about flipped when I mentioned trying a new spelling and I know he likes what he is doing. Has anyone just stayed with this instead of switching to SPELLING POWER? I feel so up in the air about it all. We ju...
by wisdomschool
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 29893

Loving MFW with 5+ kids

We will be starting ECC late summer/early fall with a 4th grader, 2nd grader, 1st grader and a 4 y.o. and 1 y.o. around for the ride(and new baby coming around October). We are finishing up our 4th year with MFW and love, love, love it! One of my favorite things about MFW(though I have many :) is th...
by wisdomschool
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Writing - How to cut back
Replies: 21
Views: 8699

Re: Bible Notebook Summaries

We did something different so I'll share just for the sake of sharing! My oldest ds had(and still has, though I'm seeing a bit of light at the end of the tunnel) trouble with writing--he just hates to write! He can write, he's been taught with MFW for all of his handwriting instruction. But he says ...
by wisdomschool
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K & 1st - Experiences teaching them together
Replies: 39
Views: 16595

Re: Teaching K and 1st Grade

Just wanted to chime in that we are currently following MFW plan for teaching this way....last year my 2 daughters (20 mo. apart) were in K and pre-K and this year they are in 1st and K....my K're just does the 100 chart/calendar stuff and the reading writing from MFW A-Z (as we did the activities e...
by wisdomschool
Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Supplies - Can you purchase Bible reader & notebook individually?
Replies: 4
Views: 4728

Re: Purchasing Student Packet for 1st Grade

It's very easy to just put in a call to order what you need--I did this last year! And children/families will differ on if the reader is consumable--my oldest did not care to keep to the reader as "his" (though I did give him that choice before I handed it down to his sister :) ) But my current 1st ...
by wisdomschool
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Updates - New editions & packaging on some items
Replies: 32
Views: 14936

Re: American Pioneers and Patriots?

There is a chapter in "On The Banks Of Plum Creek" in which Pa takes Laura to go see the men putting the railroad. It is a drier chapter and not as entertaining as AP&P, but it might be a good thing to read through while doing that unit. Just a suggestion. Any LIW fans out there that know what I'm ...
by wisdomschool
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. just joining OLDER sibling
Replies: 12
Views: 6510

Re: Possible Placement in first grade

Just wanted to chime in, I have a 7 y.o. daughter doing MFW 1st--she thought it was "easy"(which I like!) until now....we just fininshed day 59, she still really likes it, it's just not "easy" anymore.....she watched and listened to her older brother go through MFW 1st 2 years ago, and she "wanted" ...
by wisdomschool
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Letter Writing
Replies: 15
Views: 6644

Re: Letter writing in ECC - Who?

I was thinking about this awhile back--we have lots of cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, great-grandparents, long distance friends.....that we will choose from (we will begin ECC in July), but it crossed my mind a few weeks back that not everyone has all of the options we do and I wanted to ment...
by wisdomschool
Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 2A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 23
Views: 6690

Re: Should I require ds to write numbers in words for math?

My oldest ds is also in 2A and also does not like writing! I do have him write them out most of the time (but he does not do much writing in the course of a day--if he did I would not have him write these.....) usually we alternate--he writes one, I write one etc...

Debbie
by wisdomschool
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Start K slowly or wait?
Replies: 93
Views: 30441

Starting K Early

My turning 5 tomorrow son is B-O-R-E-D with my homemade preschool sheets and is more than ready to move on. He would not legally be able to do PS K this year, but homeschooling gives us that advantage right? He knows all of his letters and most of their sounds (older brother did MFW K last year, an...
by wisdomschool
Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for daily routines, mornings
Replies: 68
Views: 27837

Re: Helpful book? And routines vs. schedules

This is what we do also--do the next thing! We don't run by the clock (though we do usually think of "noon" as lunch time--not that it actually happens every day at noon) And we are on time(if not early) to appointments, dance class, guitar lessons, church.....but at home we have a basic routine--th...
by wisdomschool
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 21740

Re: Thank you MFW staff

We love you MFW--thank you so much for all you do--we appreciate it!!! I often tell people that MFW is the closest thing I found(in my homeschool curriculum research years before my oldest was ready to start school)to what I would put together if I had the time/chance to write curriculum........to m...
by wisdomschool
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Describe the Kindergarten day for me
Replies: 23
Views: 11164

Re: Kindergarten schedule

We aren't doing much of the science/Bible/Activity stuff this year as my "now" kindergartener did all that last year with her big sister(she was 4 then and didn't do the reading/writing/math parts of A-Z) so I may not be much help..... We do calendar and 100 chart/straw cup as part of our morning ro...
by wisdomschool
Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Can I do MFW with a newborn baby coming?!
Replies: 6
Views: 5637

Check-in! Ages 8, 6.5, 5, 3, 4 mo.

We are in week 17 of Adventures(ds almost 9--3rd grade),finished day 29 in first grade today(dd 6 1/2), and began lesson 5 in MFW A-Z(dd 5) ds 3 is working on back yard play, quite play, and "wanting" mommy to teach him "school "( has own 3 ring binder, coloring book, crayons and all :) ds almost 4 ...
by wisdomschool
Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 1st / K - MFW approach (author response)
Replies: 32
Views: 17633

Re: 1st grade phonics

My oldest learned to read using only MFW--no supplements. We are now almost done with MFW A-Z with child # 2 and she is doing very well also! Child # 3 will begin MFW K(the reading/writing/math--she did everything else with big sis this school year) around August! I am impressed that this program ha...
by wisdomschool
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Language Arts & Math - Choosing these for Adventures (author replies)
Replies: 21
Views: 8495

Re: adventures la ?

We are in Adventures and are using MFW recommendations(SbSS/PLL) we really like both! As for recommendations/advice I would suggest going with MFW recommndations and only switching if it just dosen't "fit" your family.......I agree with Crystal though, and I like that you can choose whatever LA you ...