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by Melissa
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - (Progeny Press) - Users describe, answer ?s, share idea
Replies: 20
Views: 8524

Progeny Press-Grading?

My ds is going to be in 7th grade this year. He would much rather type on the computer than write in a book, so I am going to get the interactive CD-Roms that Progeny Press sells. How do I evaluate his work? How have others handled this? :~ I know there is an answer key that comes with the CD (we d...
by Melissa
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 111275

Re: General Ideas for ECC

I stumbled upon this today and thought it might be helpful to those using ECC. We're just wrapping up our year, but I'm going to make note of the site when we roll back around to it. Might be some fun summer activities when I hear those famous words, "I'm bored Mom" since it will be things that are ...
by Melissa
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Supplies
Replies: 5
Views: 2918

Re: Where to get a Magnifying glass?

I got a nice one at Joann's Fabric - it was in the notions dept, but I'm sure someone there would help you find one. It was pretty inexpensive too. They were BOGO when I got mine so I got two since I have four children.

Melissa
by Melissa
Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining - Can we do ALL of 1st with an older program?
Replies: 9
Views: 5899

Re: Drawing Book Question

Thank you ladies, I think it sounds like a worthwhile purchase. Love the free, expert advice I can gleen here. :-)

Melissa
by Melissa
Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 48070

Re: Just placed my order for our 4th year with MFW

That is soooo awesome! MFW has been such a blessing to us this year too (our first year homeschooling). My only regret, that we didn't start homeschooling from the start. My oldest is going to be in 8th next year and I sure wish we could complete the entire cycle together instead of her starting hig...
by Melissa
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 37668

Re: Sample schedules? Using MFWK and ECC....

We're just finishing up that same schedule this year. We actually finished K in March, but here is what I have done. Bear in mind I'm not sure if this is ideal, but it's our first year hs'ing and it has worked out pretty well for us. 8:30am - all together for morning devotional and prayer; we also r...
by Melissa
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lapbooking with MFW
Replies: 37
Views: 16745

Re: OT-Has anyone used 'Christian Missionaries to Know Lapbo

Currclick.com doesn't have any sample pages available to view and I was just wondering if it was a good, easy to use lapbook. I think I've decided to wait and possibly use it our next go around with my dd and ECC in a few years. Thanks for the replies ladies. :) You can see a sample on the Hands of...
by Melissa
Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #26 - Yellow
Replies: 16
Views: 13989

Re: #26 - Yellow

Another great book - Freight Train by Donald Crews.

Melissa
by Melissa
Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #25 - Quail
Replies: 17
Views: 14868

Re: #25 - Quail

I found a fun book my son really liked at our library called True or False Birds by Melvin & Gilda Berger (ISBN# 978-0-545-20203-9). It is published by Scholastic and it just a fun true or false book with lots of great information about birds.

Melissa
by Melissa
Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #23 - Fox
Replies: 23
Views: 15316

Re: #23 - Fox

Here's another cute book to add to fox week ~ Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox.

Melissa
by Melissa
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #18 - Zebra
Replies: 13
Views: 16634

Re: #18 - Zebra

I found another printable Zebra activity for painting or gluing stripes on. http://www.carolinearnoldbooks.com/imag ... utline.jpg
by Melissa
Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - Writing short country summary & longer country report
Replies: 26
Views: 10993

Re: Country Summary Sheet -- ECC Help!

My daughter has been using a program that is available through our library's website called CultureGrams. http://www.culturegrams.com/products/onlineedition.htm It has very helpful and is updated annually. Our library's website has several versions of it available - a world edition, kids edition, St...
by Melissa
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Spelling Power) - Describe how you use this, time,
Replies: 50
Views: 21697

Re: Tell me about Spelling Power

I just have to say I LOVE Spelling Power! Actually my kids do for the most part too. It's so easy to incorporate into the day and is not teacher intensive at all. Trish summed it up perfectly, however I do actually go until they miss 5 words, because I read that when I started.
by Melissa
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Baskets - What kind of book "basket"?!
Replies: 25
Views: 12358

Re: Book Baskets...

We have actual baskets. I don't take them to the library, I use a reusable grocery bag for that. I have one basket for ECC (tho it's always overflowing), one for K, and then one for other library books my children or I have decided to bring home. Once we're finished with the books, they go back into...
by Melissa
Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 4 - Apple
Replies: 32
Views: 35823

Re: # 4 - Apple

My MIL recently found a perfect book for 'Aa Apple' at a yard sale. It is called 3 in 1: A Picture of God . I read it to my son this morning and it's so awesome! They have it on Amazon, but you might check your local library too. 3 in 1: A Picture of God, Joanne Marxhausen (Author), Ed Koehler (Illu...
by Melissa
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 44691

Re: Weeks 3-4 United States

I checked a book out of the library called I Pledge Allegiance by Michael Sampson for this unit ( http://www.amazon.com/Pledge-Allegiance-Bill-Martin-Jr/dp/0763625272/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top ). Inside the front cover is a cool American flag that was made with torn pieces of construction paper. I'm ...
by Melissa
Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Science - Do 7th and 8th graders do BOTH sciences?
Replies: 14
Views: 6375

Re: Science in ECC for older students in 7-8th grade??

I have a 7th grader and she's doing her Apologia plus so far she's done all the ECC, tho we're only finishing week 2. So far she's enjoying it all.

Melissa
by Melissa
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 1 - Sun
Replies: 63
Views: 64009

Re: # 1 - Sun

I found a printable on the Crayola website perfect for this unit. Sure wish I would have had it last week when we were doing Ss Sun. http://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pa ... ring-page/

Melissa