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by samandsawyersmom
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Ideas for resistant children
Replies: 39
Views: 12107

Re: He stronly dislikes reading. Advice and questions

Hello!! I totally know what you are going thru!!! My ds is now done with 1st but I decided to take this semester off to review phonics. He is just 7 at end of September so he is young for 2nd anyway. He "hated" reading but I figured out that I was also telling everyone how he hated reading. . . hum....
by samandsawyersmom
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 45059

Re: New homeschooler needs encouragement

Hello!! My kiddos have never been to PS so take this with a grain of salt please. . . I truly believe that if you have felt the call of the Lord to homeschool someone else has also heard the call for you to bring your family closer to God and wants to have his say in the matter. I believe that Satan...
by samandsawyersmom
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Advice when kids hit a plateau in learning to read
Replies: 27
Views: 25964

MFW1 is getting harder!

As I have written before, I have previous experience with MFW1 back in 2009/10. My experience was a lot different because my oldest son, Ethan, was a "natural" learner and loved workbook stuff. Younger son Evan is not quite as quick to learn how to read and has a shorter attention span. We've hit d...
by samandsawyersmom
Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 19111

Re: Anyone here work (Fulltime/PT) and homeschool?

Hi!! I too work (but would really rather be at home). I work from Oct to Feb as a highschool swim coach so that means for Oct-Dec we have AM practices from 6-7 4 days a week and 3x a week in Jan. My hubby was home durring that time this yr as he is unemployed but last yr my mom (who works but doesn'...
by samandsawyersmom
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 34245

Re: kindergarter b d f t


We have the problem with b and d also so I started saying "the stick comes "b"efore the "b"ubble" for b and it has seemed to help but we still get them mixed up sometimes. :~ Good Luck!
by samandsawyersmom
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: General Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 71
Views: 67378

For all you Adventures families

Just saw this and thought you might be able to use this. . . .
by samandsawyersmom
Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Should I go back, repeat, review?
Replies: 43
Views: 16455

Re: Ideas please!!!

Oh Crystal!!! You just know me so well!!! ;) LOL!! I sometimes just need that little kick in the pants to follow my own advise!!! UGH!! You are right, I do know what to do! I Just need to do what feels right so he is enjoying school!! He loves lapbooks so I am going to do review, all of your sugesti...
by samandsawyersmom
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How do you start your day??
Replies: 18
Views: 7327

Schedule - How do you start your day??

How do you start your day?? I know I am not starting my day off right..... Well when it is scheduled on the grid I get to it.....Bible time!! I know if we started our day in the word it would be so much better. I work better with a guide. I am thinking of looking for a book to go through with my ki...
by samandsawyersmom
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 41850

Re: How do you keep up on school and house work??

Hello! Talk about a problem that I am sure we all have! I just do the best I can and accept the rest. My sister in law has a sign in her house that says "Please excuse the noise and the mess. My children are busy making memories!" :-) I totally LOVE that sign!!!! So true!!! I even have a business in...
by samandsawyersmom
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: MFW User Ideas for Service Projects
Replies: 22
Views: 18622

Another Activity Question?

What activities have benefited your home school the most? I keep thinking that I want to integrate service into our home school at some point. My oldest needs more social interaction. I can see how we could easily be very busy; thus, far we have not been. I can also see how I could end up strugglin...
by samandsawyersmom
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 45059

Making sure I am on the right track and teacher question

I just wanted to take a minute and introduce myself and family as well as make sure I am on the right track. My hubby and I have four boys ages 5, 4, 2, and 1. Neither one of us were homeschooled as children so this is a new, very exciting adventure for us. I wanted to make sure that I have a good ...
by samandsawyersmom
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - How long per day/time for MFW-1?
Replies: 30
Views: 15305

Re: MFW for 1st follow a 4 day schedule? did Sonlight for K

Hi Becks and Welcome!! I have done the K program and loved it!! Only took ds and I about 1hr a day and that was with projects! I believe 1st is "scheduled" for 1 1/2 to 2hrs a day. The first grade curriculum has everything included even more so if you get the deluxe program! Kiddos need to be readin...
by samandsawyersmom
Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do I add more if K is easy or child doesn't want to stop?!
Replies: 40
Views: 22508

Re: Just not sure. . .

Thank You Ladies!!

I think I will just continue on into !st and just will have to remember. . . .Slow and Steady wins the race! LOL! Thanks Again! :-)
by samandsawyersmom
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Books (and more) for long car ride
Replies: 7
Views: 5213

Re: OT Suggestions for long car ride?

Hi! We have really enjoyed the Johnathan Park series. It is a creationist view on all life. The son is Jonathan who has a dad who is a paleontologist and they go on these grand adventures!! They are the best!! We have learned a ton about life and animals from these CD's! There is 7 series with 4 CD'...
by samandsawyersmom
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Family Size - Is MFW-K possible with a large family?
Replies: 28
Views: 16336

Re: Am I doing the right thing with my young boy K'er?

Hello! I have a son with a early "late" birthday also. His is late September which is not far off the cut off . . . .anyway. . . .I had started him in the spring because his preschool teacher was saying how ready for K he was even tho he was still 1 1/2yr off from ps K. So of course as his mom I tot...
by samandsawyersmom
Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Co-op / Synergy - MFW in a group setting, Science fair,
Replies: 38
Views: 18706

ISO Advice for starting a local homeschool group

We are in our first year of homeschooling this year and my son is an 11 yr old boy, only child. We live in the country, so there are no children for him to play with. Our town doesn't have a local support group. I've found a group that is 45 minutes away, which we have joined, but that isn't conven...
by samandsawyersmom
Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** Users explain why we love K!
Replies: 43
Views: 25254

We just love MFW K!!

I am newish to to MFW. . . we are in K. My son is a late birthday. . . late Sept. He really wanted to start school in May but we put it off till after his birthday. So we started in Nov. We just love MFW K!! Most of it is really easy for my son but I think, from what I heard, 1st would be just to mu...
by samandsawyersmom
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Supplies: Student Materials & storage
Replies: 5
Views: 4146

Re: Student Materials for K

I am new to this also and we have just started K about a month ago. We are using a expandable file with 26 pockets and I have doubled up on the 1st one with creation. I keep all the worksheets in there and anything I come across for each unit in it's own pocket. We hang the calendar and 100 chart on...
by samandsawyersmom
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 38094

Re: Not a very successful first day....

Thanks!!! Makes me feel better and she did say this week is going better. Just getting into the groove and learning something new.

Just makes me know even more that I will love MFW!!! I mean they "had me at hello!!" LOL!! :-) ;) :-)

by samandsawyersmom
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Ready but reluctant students
Replies: 26
Views: 14517

Re: What do I do now?

OK I get it. I was going to wait for the MFW K until after he turns 5 at the end of September and maybe now till after the first of the yr. He really loves to do workbook pages for things he can do easily like thinking skills. I do know he really needs to work on large motor skills to get the fine o...
by samandsawyersmom
Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Dads - What can they do to help teach MFW?
Replies: 32
Views: 17122

Re: O.T. Thanks to the Dads!

Thanks to Courtney for starting this!! Great Idea!! And BIG THANKS to Courtney for really getting me interested in MFW!! You are the best! I thank God for my husband who knows I am not even close to being perfect!! DH is my rock when my life gets stormy! He is my equalizer when I have had a bad day,...
by samandsawyersmom
Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Describe the Kindergarten day for me
Replies: 18
Views: 12449

Re: Kindergarten

Thanks for all the info!! We are new to hsing and I am REALLY EXCITED to get started!! Which of course is part of the problem! :~ My son dosen't turn 5 until the end of Sept. so I am holding off till then at least! He asks to do school about everyother day because I have purchased a bunch of pre-sch...
by samandsawyersmom
Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Lab questions
Replies: 15
Views: 8969

Re: Labs - How do I know if he did what he was supposed to

I am just starting out with hsing. But I get the frustration! I am VERY sure I will be using everyone who is on here's advice on everything and anything!!! I just NEVER thought I would be homeschooling!! So I am loving this forum. Thank you for all you do!!
by samandsawyersmom
Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: 6th grade - Advanced work
Replies: 14
Views: 8063

Re: Think my question was confusing yesterday but really nee

Hi! I too am very new to MFW. Well to hsing at all but just a FIY if you want some ideas for "extra" science stuff. . . goto the Smithsonian website and request anything they will give you. They sent me a ton of free stuff on all different subjects. Of course you have to preview this before handing ...