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by Marcee
Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Ideas for reading to fidgety kids
Replies: 28
Views: 14064

What to do during read-alouds

We're using Adventures this year & loving it! My question is: does anyone have suggestions for something for the boys to "do" while I'm reading aloud? I'm really talking about American Pioneers & Patriots and the longer passages in Story of the U. S. It seems they would listen more if there hands w...
by Marcee
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 29331

Re: How much input should a child have?

DD started to bring up what program we would be using today. I diplomatically explained that the decision was not up to her and that daddy and I would choose what we felt was the best fit for her and brother. She didn't like it too much and started to get a bad attitude with some tears. I let her kn...
by Marcee
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 29331

Re: How much input should a child have?

Will your husband support you in this? Will he put his foot down? Will he say, "Your mom and I chose this curriculum because..." Oh yes! He thinks I am too easy on them to begin with. I have done an awful job of following through onLike your other two posts I do choose our kids curriculum. I base t...
by Marcee
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 35241

Re: set to use something else, now thinking about MFW

Llinks to other ideas for activities are nothing like MFW- for example, making Johnny Cakes when you study Johnny Appleseed. The thing I like about MFW is that while it has similarities to other curriculums it is still fun. Other curriculums that combine CM and Classical start to look more like more...
by Marcee
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: My Plant
Replies: 4
Views: 4693

Re: My Plant

What a fabulous reminder! Thanks Marie:)
by Marcee
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Favorite books and extra readers
Replies: 67
Views: 21995

Reading Rainbow Books

I had previously posted about classic suggestions for smaller children and Reading Rainbow was mentioned. While Reading Rainbow may not be considered literature, I really like them for learning with smaller kids. (I have a 1st and 3rd grader). My kids like to have me read aloud to them from story ty...
by Marcee
Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Timelines - **Ideas
Replies: 68
Views: 51577

Re: Are Time Lines A Must?

meagabby wrote: As an adult that was a public-school, non-churched child, I like seeing the Bible stories have dates that fit within the history timeline I was taught. To know that it's not just "long ago" or "bible times".
WOW! Now this really touched my heart. How cool-
by Marcee
Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 31753

Re: Day One... Dude! Not so easy.

Hugs to you:) I don't have any advice, but what the ladies have said is def. motivating to me! I'm sure I would have posted the same thing after day 1. This was such a struggle when I attempted to Hschool before. I found some fun ideas on a blog for beginning the year that may be helpful. First Day ...