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by momem3
Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 42237

Re: Low on patience! Me!

Boy, oh boy did I need this! This week has been awful...but it is more of Mommy getting frustrated at little things and the kids acting pretty normal for themselves. Hormonal much?!?! I've been awful...but it is reassuring to read these posts. Makes me feel less like a horrible mom and more like a f...
by momem3
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 30094

Re: starting date and first day fun

I was just going to post a "Back-to-school" posting myself! I love this idea. We are starting next Monday and I am getting very excited! Our main program will be ECC, with youngest DD doing MFW 1st for her phonics/reading. I am also going to "steal" the ideas about making signs welcoming them and th...
by momem3
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K PLUS 1st
Replies: 14
Views: 11495

Re: 2nd, 1st, and K together next year???

I typed a whole message out for you and then clicked the wrong button and it disappeared. Basically, I do this with my 2nd, 1st and K-er this year. It works very well and the kids are doing a great job. I have a variety of ability levels in my home so was worried it might be too much for this one an...
by momem3
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 34668

Re: My greatest fear & pet peeve: "I CAN'T!"

My first year homeschooling was last year, so you can take or leave my comments. I'm not exactly "seasoned". We were having many "I can'ts", "it's too hard", "I don't want to" at the beginning of last year. I was sooo frazzled. Then, I came up with a list of school rules that worked for us. So far, ...
by momem3
Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 7-plus yrs old - Using MFW1 for grade 2+ language arts
Replies: 62
Views: 29052

Re: 1st grade questions...

I might be doing a similar thing in the fall. We are almost completed with K for my second child and my third child will start K in the fall. I'm afraid I will need to review K for the older one (they are actually less than a year apart) and I will start her review while the younger one does the wee...
by momem3
Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Measurement & weights (US + metric)
Replies: 26
Views: 11479

Re: Talk to me about Singapore math. Specifically metric sys

Just to give you a different perspective...I was in a physics/engineering program for my undergraduate studies so I have studied metric and standard units in depth. I would rather do metric any day of the is easier to convert, easier to understand, easier to conceptualize. If your child we...
by momem3
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 43221

Re: Newbie....suggestions welcome!!!

Hi Jeannie, I pulled my son out after K. It was a big adjustment for me as well since I was not a teacher before and had to learn to become that every morning for my kids. This board, prayer, prayer, DH, prayer, my weekly bible study and a little more prayer have helped immensely! I will be praying ...
by momem3
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** MFW-K Units - Special memories
Replies: 28
Views: 17664

Cute MFW-K story

My DD is on Day 2 of Penguin week. We made the balloon penguin today and she LOVES it. She has shown everyone and keeps making it "fly"...she loves it that her penguin can fly and the real penguins cannot. I have to admit, it is a really cute penguin. I'm just waiting for the other 3 to want one of ...
by momem3
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Visual learners
Replies: 13
Views: 7439

Re: Reading Question for K'er

Thanks everyone! Your suggestions are great and I will incorporate them. We took Friday as just a "letter sounds" day and reviewed every letter up to this point. I did all the activities for an entire week for each letter (not the writing stuff...she doesn't mind it) that involves the sounds of the ...
by momem3
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: Math - Ideas for math in God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 57
Views: 52064

Re: MFW Kinder Math Question

Mary Lou, I, also, am teaching K (and 1st) right now. Although math is a subject I love (I am a total nerd about it), I am not pushing it on my kids. I want them to love it because it explains how the world works, not hate it because I pushed too hard. I do not believe that writing the equations out...
by momem3
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 36783

Re: Day 3, new to homeschooling - don't know if I can do thi

I was right where you are about a month ago. Luckily, my son only spent 1 year in school...but we definitely had an adjustment period. I learned then that he does better when I give him the work and give him some independence. He doesn't like being critiqued and he's less likely to whine if I am not...
by momem3
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: General Ideas for Learning God's Story
Replies: 30
Views: 14667

Creation Museum reviews & info on crowds

Today we are headed to local Creation Museum! We live about 20-30 minutes from Petersburg [Kentucky]. This is our second time going. I am hoping it will not be as crowded on a Thursday as it was on Saturday. I will let you know! We actually had to skip parts of it last time since it was so crowded ...
by momem3
Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: Introduction - Creation
Replies: 75
Views: 81385

Re: Introduction - Creation

I borrowed the book "Crafts to Celebrate God's Creation" from the library. My kids made the grass hats and the bottom of the sea dioramas and loved it! The girls plan to make handprint flowers today as well. I love that I can reinforce the days of Creation while they are doing something they enjoy. ...
by momem3
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Encouraging proper pencil grip, right OR left
Replies: 61
Views: 30850

handwriting for a lefty

Hi, I have an almost 4 year old girl who is clearly a lefty. I want to teach her the letters of her name. For those of you with experience, do you teach the letters the same with a lefty as a righty? Just wondering. Thanks. Coming from an adult "southpaw" not do anything differently as far as ...
by momem3
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Placement - Transition from public school
Replies: 14
Views: 5772

Re: New to MFW & homeschooling

Trish, Thanks for your reply. He actually does have vision issues and needs to wear glasses, which I have trouble remembering since he only needs them for school. That is a great point tho. I do wonder about doing 1st grade stuff, but he actually knows alot of the material (esp. in math) that we wil...