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by shawnswife
Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 29649

Re: Overwhelmed-Please help! :)

Thank you so much everyone for your your kind and encouraging responses! I'm going to have to take some time and process all the great advice I've been given. I'm sure I'll be back with more questions soon :). It's nice to know I'm not alone!

Blessings to you all!
by shawnswife
Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: General Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 71
Views: 61678

Helpful Science Video for Adv

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:39 am I'm preparing for Adv and wanted to share that Sonlight sells a science video that shows someone doing each of the experiments that are in the "Science in the Kitchen" and "Science with Air" books that are scheduled in Adv. I am very excited about this as I'm not a ...
by shawnswife
Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 1-3
Replies: 71
Views: 43379

Week 3 - Jamestown fun recommendation

I just wanted to pass on these two great websites that I used with my kids a few weeks ago when we were doing week 3 in Adv. They loved them so much and I learned a ton! :) http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Games/InteractiveAdventures/John-smith http://www.historyglobe.com/jamestown/ I hope they ar...
by shawnswife
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 6-7
Replies: 28
Views: 20617

I'm going to get the butter out of the fridge and spread it on some bread while I praise the hard work ethic of pioneer mothers! :)
by shawnswife
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Facts of Life - Handling delicate topics Bible, Science, Art
Replies: 34
Views: 11531

I'd like to thank everyone for their thoughtful replies. At this point I have decided to paperclip the pages together of a couple of different passages that are very explicit. I really like what a few of you shared about God protecting them from what they're not ready for when they read, which is wh...
by shawnswife
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Books - Why are there so few for this curriculum?
Replies: 28
Views: 15579

We have also switched to MFW and I have not been sorry for one minute! The kids like it better too and I think they're learning a lot more. (IMO just reading all the time gets kind of dull.) I think you'll be happy with the switch! Blessings to you! :)
by shawnswife
Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - Description, topics covered?
Replies: 21
Views: 5850

Hi, Kathy. I used SL K Science a few years back and I just thought I'd let you know that the Discover and Do DVD Vol 1 covers all the experiments in the usborne books in Adv. I plan on using it when I don't feel like getting the experiments ready! :)
by shawnswife
Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Combining K & ADV - or should we all just do ADV?
Replies: 27
Views: 14552

Thanks for all the encouragement and advice. My3boys, I really like your idea of having him do just a few letters each day instead of the whole worksheet at once! I'm so black and white, it's hard for me to adapt things sometimes. I tend to want to do it exactly as written or I get all tense. But I'...
by shawnswife
Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 5 year olds - Choosing Pre-K or K
Replies: 13
Views: 8311

Hi, Lori. I just thought I"d share some info that I learned that has been very helpful for me. There are educators who believe through research that many children, and especially boys, are not ready for reading until much later than schools begin teaching it. It is not uncommon for a boy to not be i...