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by zeo2ski
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How much of K would you use for a younger child?
Replies: 3
Views: 2153

Re: How much of K would you use for a younger child?

I'd say even the Basic Package is more than necessary. (I've taught MFW K 6 times, on my 7th now) You need the Teacher's manual, student sheets, the alphabet flashcards and some sort of movable alphabet around 1-3" in height--lower case. I had been given a Melissa & Doug letter magnet set the right ...
by zeo2ski
Wed May 07, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Why two spelling recommendations?
Replies: 32
Views: 15425

Re: Why not continue with Rod and Staff Spelling?

Thanks I had this same question. My impression was that Spelling Power is MFW's choice for a spelling program, but they went looking for something else for the 2nd grade because SP is for 3rd and up. In other words the R&S is the "change" but it happens to come first.
by zeo2ski
Tue May 06, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 29-30 Russia
Replies: 26
Views: 21588

Re: ECC Book Basket List - author's name variation

Yeah I wish the library database would pop up stuff that is of similar spelling. Make one tiny typo and they come up with zero hits. Kind of a pain sometimes, but still faster than card catalogue, and ordering ahead from home is so valuable with lots of littles!
by zeo2ski
Tue May 06, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - Meeting state requirements
Replies: 84
Views: 30944

Re: Health Cirriculum

Our state requires health, and since I wanted to just be able to write down a book for reporting I got the Rod and Staff one...2nd grade I believe. It's not one I would recommend for content, but we read through it and there are some things I wouldn't have thought to teach before encountering.
by zeo2ski
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - Sibling in K
Replies: 28
Views: 9970

Re: Prek and Kindy

Let the 4 yo sit at the table and participate. He would be able to do lots of the verbal parts and the tactile activities. Then let him do playdough, look at books, color, etc. during the parts he's not ready for. We've done it like that when my boys were 2 and 3/4 and again now when they are 3 and ...
by zeo2ski
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K - For a child who is already reading, ideas & encouragement
Replies: 71
Views: 35577

Re: When kids teach themselves to read...??

Thanks for all the ideas. So the memorizing and guessing now won't lead to trouble later on? I'm fine with doing MFW K as written and Noah Webster now and then. The writing is a concern. I could see him getting sick of it if he had to do too much writing at this point, and it wouldn't hurt to spend ...
by zeo2ski
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 35076

Re: How do you run your home?

For the laundry, I've given up on putting it away. Since it was constantly in a clean pile on the "laundry counter" I figured it wouldn't make a difference if we just put it in baskets, so that's what we do. Clean loads go directly from the dryer into the appropriate person's basket. The baskets are...
by zeo2ski
Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - What skills should be mastered?
Replies: 41
Views: 16266

Re: Start MFW 1 now???

Zoe2ski, If you look at a spelling rules list and a phonics book or two, you will have the idea and easily be able to answer your sons questions without doing the books with him. I didn't realize til just now, that this is what I am really looking for--something for ME to learn the rules. I guess I...
by zeo2ski
Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - What skills should be mastered?
Replies: 41
Views: 16266

Re: Start MFW 1 now???

I do appreciate your insight and ideas. I'm not looking for ways to entertain this child and keep him busy and learning, he WANTS to learn to read his Bible on his own. I gave examples of other things he's taught himself to paint a picture for you of what he does without a curriculum, with me answer...
by zeo2ski
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - What skills should be mastered?
Replies: 41
Views: 16266

Re: Start MFW 1 now???

Thank you Carin, thank you thank you! Phew. Yours sounds so much like mine (I'll tell you, my almost 3 y.o. is not like that). There's so much I could do with him during these next couple years, and like you said I want to catch the windows, but mostly want him to play. That's why I'm so conflicted ...