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by momto6
Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Advice when kids hit a plateau in learning to read
Replies: 27
Views: 19298

Re: MFW 1st day 36 and having problems

Hey there! Just agreeing with Crystal on this one. The phonics games and starfall dot com helped my ds a ton! Plus, it made phonics a bit more fun! Also... read, read, read together! Grab lots of books from the library or your bookshelf and read...the same books over and over and over. It was a bit ...
by momto6
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Narration help
Replies: 22
Views: 6070

Re: Help With MFW 1 Narration

First of all I would say relax :-) . If you have a 6yo boy who is on day 94 of first, congrats to you!!! We just finished up first and my ds7 also struggled with narration. Here is the kicker... he is completely an auditory learner...go figure ?? He will easily memorize anything he hears in a song, ...
by momto6
Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Badges - Ideas for wearing them and alternatives
Replies: 61
Views: 43719

Re: Can someone explain K badges?

We are not very skilled at drawing around here so this is what I did: 1.I made a file in my word processor titled "words to remember" 2. then my son and I would find clip art to go with each weeks lesson (word has a bunch of clip art with the letter and the same pic as we needed...praise God!) 3. we...
by momto6
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Does this add a lot to the program?
Replies: 31
Views: 12156

What to pick from the K Deluxe Package?

If you could only get a couple of things from the Kindergarten Deluxe Package, what would you choose? For those of you who have used items from the Deluxe Package, which items have been the most beneficial to your Kindergartener? Thank you!! I have a 5 yo daughter who will be starting K in the fall...
by momto6
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Definition of "sums up to 18"
Replies: 3
Views: 4571

Math facts yet again!

For teaching math facts in 1st grade, we start with number 3 and end with number 18. What do the math facts for 3 look like? Is it: 3 + 0=3, 3 + 1= 4, 3 + 2=5, etc. up through 3 + 9+12? Why don't we teach the math facts for 1 or 2? And what would the math facts for 18 look like? Thanks for any help...
by momto6
Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Academics - Are supplements needed with MFW 1st grade?
Replies: 10
Views: 9790

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:53 pm We are only on lesson 38 in MFW 1st but with that said my ds6 is doing very well with it. I like the fact that it is a spiral approach so that he isn't getting frustrated with drilling over and over but we consistently review. One thing I did learn the hard way was ...
by momto6
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Combining K & ADV - or should we all just do ADV?
Replies: 27
Views: 12939

Jennifer,

Your son sounds just like mine and he did fine w/ MFWK. We did do it in smaller chunks depending on his attention span that day. Also, we took a full year to do it, with breaks here and there. It really worked well for us and now we are halfway through first.

HTH,
Becky
by momto6
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: **The many delights of MFW-1st - More testimonies
Replies: 28
Views: 13508

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:06 pm This is my second year homeschooling and my second year with MFW. My ds6 and I love MFW1. He is a total boy so sometimes we omit coloring but he has really taken off with drawing and writing this year. The reading program is so great and easy to teach and I love tha...
by momto6
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - How long per day/time for MFW-1?
Replies: 30
Views: 13387

Time per subject?

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:47 pm I am currently using MFW 1st w/my ds6. We do about 30 min. on calender, Bible, number of the day...break. Then two 15 min. chunks of the reading lessons which include writing...break. Next is 5-10 min. of math from CBOM or pattern blocks or Cuisenaire Rods. Then we ...
by momto6
Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Copywork - Trouble with copying Proverbs etc
Replies: 27
Views: 10852

Ideas

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:58 pm Well... I do have a ds who does not like to write much. I usually let him have a break and tell him we will come back to it later when he is not frustrated. It works really well for us as long as I make sure I stick to my word and we do come back to it later that d...
by momto6
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Too much for average or not college bound?
Replies: 30
Views: 10586

Rachel,
I am so glad to hear how God has blessed you through your education. I will certainly pass your story along to my dd. God really does have a great plan for all of us, doesn't He?

On a side note...I like your hubby's name ;)
by momto6
Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Too much for average or not college bound?
Replies: 30
Views: 10586

Wow, this is a really great discussion! I love reading about everyone's different experiences and opinions. I thought I would jump back in and respond to... There are many things she could do that would serve her well both as a single and a married woman. Any skill she can become good enough in to t...
by momto6
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Too much for average or not college bound?
Replies: 30
Views: 10586

A BIG HUGE AMEN to that Lana!!!
by momto6
Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Too much for average or not college bound?
Replies: 30
Views: 10586

Crystal, That is exactly what I want to do with her...have her learn what I do around here alongside her "school" work. I think I will chart her hours, etc. so I can count it as a high school credit. Thanks for taking the time to be a help to so many of us on the board...even if you are avoiding tax...
by momto6
Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Too much for average or not college bound?
Replies: 30
Views: 10586

Thanks for all the great advice ladies! I love to hear everyone's opinion on things! I do plan to have her do MFW for high school and she is excited about the fact that she will have more "control" over her learning with the planner being hers and all!!! I completely agree that we need to keep in mi...
by momto6
Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Readiness for K - What age did you start?
Replies: 10
Views: 6075

I would like to second what Debbie said...every child and every family is different, that's the way God made us...otherwise we would be really boring :). I would encourage you to start when you feel your child is ready and really keep an eye on their progress and especially their attitude toward sch...
by momto6
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Readiness for K - What age did you start?
Replies: 10
Views: 6075

Readiness for K - What age did you start?

lyntley wrote:What age did you start your K'ers?
I started my ds as soon as he turned 5 and taught it over an entire calander year due to long breaks here and there. He really enjoyed starting 1st right after he turned 6 but we are blessed to live in MI so we have no requirements at to school days, hours, etc.