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by AES
Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** MFW-K Units - Special memories
Replies: 28
Views: 13736

I don't quit; I perservere!

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:45 am I just wanted to say that I felt the Lord had lead our family to MFW, as well. My 6y/o is basically done with K (we've had to do it in spurts due to health issues). Well, at one point recently I was beginning to feel a sense of hopelessness and my dd (seemingly out ...
by AES
Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: General Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 71
Views: 57059

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:38 pm I recently found this book at a thrift store, The White Pony , by Sandra Byrd. The story is about a Native American male, who offers the greatest sacrifice he could give for his future bride. The villagers do not think the bride is worth much (including the bride-to...
by AES
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 67
Views: 24076

Gentle books

I have a dd who is advanced in reading skill and comprehension, but very sensitive when it comes to subject matter. She can read on about a 5th grade level, but I'm guessing her true comprehension is closer to 3rd grade. We have almost weekly trips to the library for easy readers, but now she's get...
by AES
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement Tests - Helpful ideas for giving tests & evaluating results
Replies: 27
Views: 11026

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:32 pm I just wanted to comment that it is good your dd is using counters and and the number line. My 8 y/o is still using her fingers! She has had manipulatives but they become a fort, flashcards become a paper house, I've tried drilling with worksheets and on-line drills...
by AES
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch
Replies: 79
Views: 30334

MFW Compared to Public Virtual School

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:57 am You have received some really encouraging responses thus far. With my 18 year old, I can see the holes in her education and wish I could go back and give her the tools she needed to foster a life-long love of learning, in comparison to simply learning in order to p...
by AES
Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - For homeschool teaching worries
Replies: 67
Views: 20450

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:21 pm

Does your daughter know that children in Singapore start with 1A in the calendar year they turn 7? For some reason, we like to turn the Singapore levels into grade levels, and that's not how it is supposed to be interpreted.
by AES
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Bible in K?
Replies: 16
Views: 7415

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:53 pm Since I'm having a sleepless night, I decided to go get my TM since it was readily accessible! Just from perusing the manual again, like Amy in NC stated, there is an actual Bible verse on Day 2 located in the science section. There is a brief discussion before the...
by AES
Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Review - after 1st, after 2nd, when finished early?
Replies: 40
Views: 11213

Resources/strategies for 3rd grader?

My precious 8 yo dd in 3rd grade struggles with reading. Can anyone recommend some reading resources/strategies to build my dd reading skills? Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:06 am One thing I've done is to get reading books below her grade level. That has been helping to build her confidence. I also ha...
by AES
Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 15740

Hi Susan, I have been away from the board as we are preparing for a local move. However, I have been diagnosed with a chronic illness that the doctor informed me, was everywhere. Imagine trying to give directions or explain something to your children when you can only get 2 words out at a time befor...
by AES
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Is MFW-K enough
Replies: 20
Views: 8028

Hi Freshkid, I don't know if this would help, but I could let you know what would be expected for the 1st graders in our school district: Language Arts: (1) Students should be able to recognize and write capital and lowercase letters. (2) Students should be able to recognize and say all of the lette...
by AES
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Corrections - Do I need an answer key in 1A?
Replies: 8
Views: 5095

Thanks for the idea, Julie and Crystal!
So that's why I've had the answer key sitting on my shelf for 2 years! lol!
My 2 y/o is trying to turn every room into a school room. I just saw that answer key a couple of days ago...and I have no idea where a stack of phonics review sheets are..

Amy E.
by AES
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Review - after 1st, after 2nd, when finished early?
Replies: 40
Views: 11213

Hi Rachel, I haven't started 1st yet :( With my daughter, I am currently using some phonics worksheets from: schoolexpress (dot) com The worksheets remind me of K, in that there is some cutting and pasting, (er, 'gluing'), coloring (color the teddy bear with the long /i/ sound), draw a picture with ...
by AES
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: ECC inspires family mission trip
Replies: 7
Views: 5824

What a wonderful and exciting opportunity to serve the Lord! And I was reading your blog as well; God is so faithful and good!
Looking forward to part II.
Amy E.
by AES
Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Challenging a review suggesting K is light
Replies: 13
Views: 6871

Academics - Challenging a review suggesting K is light

I did want to address the reviews of K being more of a preschool program. Perhaps, in comparison to some other programs, K may look like a preschool program; however it really is more than that. It begins with a creation unit, and then goes into the phonics, Bible, math and science. With phonics, th...
by AES
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Convention - How beneficial is it to a current MFW user?
Replies: 19
Views: 8861

Wow! I wasn't expecting such detailed replies! Yesterday evening, I actually printed them (all 6 pages!). We are actually blessed in that the two cities in which conventions are typically held in our state are both about 1hr 15 min. away. It's quite helpful to know that there are other resources ava...
by AES
Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Bible in K?
Replies: 16
Views: 7415

We were like Cyndi (WA), and dd really responded well to the 'Words to Remember'. I guess I underestimated the impact that the simple biblical truths would have on a K-aged child. I was going through a really hard time and my dd said, "I know Mommy, I don't quit; I persevere!" (which is from the Tt ...
by AES
Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Facts of Life - Handling delicate topics Bible, Science, Art
Replies: 34
Views: 9523

Hi Jami, You have received some wonderful, insightful reponses and I may not be able to contribute much. I have all girls and the first Bible I read as an adult was actually a children's Bible and I had the very concerns you have. Although my girls have their own Bibles now, they are not attempting ...