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by JohnsWife
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #23 - Fox
Replies: 23
Views: 14770

Re: #23 - Fox

We love the book, 'Dr.DeSoto' it goes along so well with the fox being deceitful and saying nice things all the while thinking something else. Such a cute book and the pictures are darling.
by JohnsWife
Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 5 - Nest
Replies: 53
Views: 45683

Not a nest but it does relate. We made simple birdcages. All you do is blow up a balloon, cover it with lengths of yarn soaked in a simple paste. Hang it up to dry, and after a day, pop the balloon and you have a wonderful birdcage. We placed a stick inside and glued a colored bird in there. Very me...
by JohnsWife
Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 6 - Turtle
Replies: 26
Views: 29812

I just had the loveliest time reading Katy and the Big Snow to my daughters. I just read it at bedtime tonight and my 5 year old said towards the end, 'Katy is tired but she persevered!' What a blessing when you realize what wonderful lessons they are learning. My best friend just said,'Really, that...
by JohnsWife
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When homeschooling isolates the parent
Replies: 26
Views: 14715

{{{Hugs}}} We moved 4 years ago and it took me until last fall to find a great girlfriend. I feel like a teenager with her. We hardly ever go more than a day without talking. Her two oldest are great friends with my girls and I adore her 2 year old boy with Down's and a newborn girl!!! She is busy! ...
by JohnsWife
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 67
Views: 24462

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:07 pm

I also recommend the series from Janette Oke. We have 4 of the books and they are so sweet. Liz Curtis Higgs has a couple of children's books as well. Oh, and there is a children's book by Beth Moore that is great.
by JohnsWife
Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 33703

The dog ate it

We made our sundial the first time and marked on it each hour. Then I threw out my back and my sweet little girls were going outside by themselves to check it and mark it. Well they messed it up some but I was so very proud of them. So, we tried it another day to see how the times matched up and the...
by JohnsWife
Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K - For a child who is already reading, ideas & encouragement
Replies: 71
Views: 31616

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:15 am My 5 yo started K this year and she already knew most of the kindy skills. She is blossoming with her reading but has enjoyed Kindy so much. She is already working on 1st grade skills, actually math and LA are probably what the ps here end at with 1st grade. But I ...
by JohnsWife
Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Discussion about the rumor that MFW is "light"
Replies: 45
Views: 20532

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:43 pm I was just (like 10 minutes ago) listening to the conference workshop tape by David called, 'Creating a family of eternal purpose'. On the tape he said that he always asks this question to homeschool parents: What do you wish you would have known before you got marr...
by JohnsWife
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 15904

I have MS as well so I am finding these suggestions helpful. My girls are pretty good about knowing when Mama isn't feeling good. Right now it works pretty well for us but I am worried about the future.(when school days will be much longer)
by JohnsWife
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Kindergarten Readiness - Private preK vs homeschool
Replies: 17
Views: 9090

My dd's have both attended our church pre-school. It isn't a curriculum based school. Rather more of a Montessori/ unit themed. There are only 12 children and 2 teachers. It really worked well for our family. Last year both dd's were in at the same time and they basically just played with each other...
by JohnsWife
Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: General ideas for U.S. Presidents
Replies: 17
Views: 10398

How about stapling them?