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by microcarter
Mon May 03, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Astronomy notebook questions
Replies: 18
Views: 12082

Re: Question about Apologia Astronomy in RTR

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the "food for thought". Sometimes it's nice to ask strangers on the internet for pro’s and con’s just to help me wade through the clutter of my own thoughts. This will be my first year using the student worksheets & I guess I was thinking that all the positives that peo...
by microcarter
Sat May 01, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Science - Astronomy notebook questions
Replies: 18
Views: 12082

Re: Question about Apologia Astronomy in RTR

MFW has you create a notebook, with sections for each planet etc., so it was already in my lesson plans & free :) Hmmm...this tiny statement may very well help me decide. I have two children with special needs and an upcoming kindergartner (suspect he may have special needs). While I really like MF...
by microcarter
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Must we start with Geography (ECC)?
Replies: 92
Views: 24893

Re: Which program is easier to implement, ECC of CTG??

Hmmm...great question. While I personally liked ECC better (mainly because of the science), CTG probably is less overwhelming. Of course, I might have just thought that because it was my first year doing MFW and I was doing ECC and 1st but somehow I don't think so. Of course, I had the 1st edition E...
by microcarter
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 29249

Attempt both sciences?

I'm doing both 1st snd CTG this year with a 4 yo tagging along and a newborn. Should I even attempt to do both sciences or just stick with CTG? Thanks for your wisdom!! Nicole :) Last year I did ECC and 1st. I started out attempting to do both but wound up dropping the 1st grade science pretty quic...
by microcarter
Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Older child who still needs work on reading
Replies: 46
Views: 14951

Re: reading

Michelle, I would encourage you to watch the 3 hour on-line seminar at www dys-add dot com. I'm agreeing with Glenna. Check out the website and call Susan with questions. If your ds IS dyslexic and not simply a little behind in his reading then why waste time using programs that typically don't wor...
by microcarter
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Testing - What standardized tests are out there?
Replies: 39
Views: 18219

Re: standardized testing for PA special need child

I also love the Woodcock-Johnson III test. It is more expensive than some but it is one child with one tester on one day for a few hours. My son took it last year and he actually enjoyed taking the test. I would call some testers in your area and talk to them about how the test is done and aks how i...
by microcarter
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 28806

dyslexia

Just saw the post by Jenn re: dyslexia. Incredibly this struck a chord because I have been discussing with my husband about the possibility that perhaps our son might have dyslexia. I know this is not related to MFW so if this isn't appropriate for this board could someone please email me some of th...
by microcarter
Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - Encouragement for reluctant writers
Replies: 55
Views: 14657

Re: Writing Strands 3 & hand-holding

Time for my usual links to 2 of my favorite articles on Coaching Writing: The 4 Deadly Errors of teaching writing: common mistakes and options for teachers, from thehomeschoolmagazine.com It's so Awkward!, from thehomeschoolmagazine.com [links broken] Thanks everyone. This is all encouraging. This ...
by microcarter
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Measurement & weights (US + metric)
Replies: 26
Views: 9231

Re: Use body parts?

I have no problem measuring stuff, but estimating how long, or tall something is, I'm no good at. I have to remember a door opening is about 7 feet tall (we actually have some 7 foot ceilings in our house), so a regular ceiling is eight feet. This seems to be the problem that Sage has also. We've h...
by microcarter
Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for dawdlers who take too long
Replies: 17
Views: 7567

I need cheerleaders!

Quick background. After 4 yrs of public school, we brought home dd to be hs along with ds. Both have been dragging their feet and stretching the school day out all day- with many interruptions from their 3 year old brother. They don't mind - I do! No time for art or fun MFW1 exploration day stuff. F...
by microcarter
Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 3-year olds - Lots of activity ideas & experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 13377

After just the first 2 days of school I thought I would pull my hair out in frustration. However, I am blessed to be surrounded by many veteran homeschoolers and one of them happened to call me that first week. She said that she would often get her 3 year old involved in a preschool computer game wh...
by microcarter
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 64465

Thankfulness

In week 1 ECC we learned the continent song to the tune of Yankee Doodle. As we sang the song the kids used pointers to point to each continent. It was a huge hit with all my children - even my 3 year old. So last week we began to learn the names of the oceans and my children practically shouted, "W...
by microcarter
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 29249

Re: First day of ECC and scheduling question with a 1st gra

I have a 1st grader and I'm doing ECC with my 9 year old dd. Since we're just on the 2nd week I am still working out the kinks but I start them both at 8:30. We start with prayer, pledge and Bible together. For my ECCer I have the handwriting and reading ready to do by herself while I begin working ...
by microcarter
Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Need reassurance/advice (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 35
Views: 11772

Thanks everyone!

The replies from everyone has helped me clarify in my mind where my daughter is really at with math and what is most important. I also went to the Singapore web site and looked at the samples in the textbooks and workbooks. Also, my son (who I homeschooled this year for kindergarten) tested at an al...