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by mom2woii
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Timelines - **Ideas
Replies: 68
Views: 53548

Re: Where do you display your timeline?

Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 8:35 pm I don't have pictures, but I can describe it. I used blue painter's tape for the timeline and then taped each picture on top of that. Now that is a cool idea! I thumb-tacked up a craft rope and had to keep adding tacks to keep it level, so I don't recommend that. I ...
by mom2woii
Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Singapore horizontal math problems
Replies: 15
Views: 9044

We used MFW first grade math, and that gave him a solid understanding of place value. I just don't seem capable of teaching the Singapore math program. I understand the concepts, but I cannot explain them properly, and we are only in 1B...... Teaching 14-7 as 10-7=3+4 is just not working. Hammering...
by mom2woii
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Readiness for 1st - How big of a jump is it to MFW-1?
Replies: 21
Views: 8408

He may not be ready for 1st

My ds (turned 5 in December 07) is finishing up with MFW k. He has done very well over-all with K and has learned tons. His handwriting has greatly improved, but still has a long way to go. He is doing great with reading, math and science. But he has not done well with drawing/ coloring, crafts and...
by mom2woii
Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** More user praise reports!
Replies: 35
Views: 15203

We are beginning our last week of Adventures tomorrow. :-(

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 5:11 pm We have loved Adv. and can't wait to begin ECC in the fall. I agree with the other posts about the TM giving a framework from which to move around. I make the TM work for me and what I want to do everyday. The two stories she loved the most were the Sarah Whitcher S...
by mom2woii
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Placement - Using MFW1 with a reading child
Replies: 37
Views: 13875

Re: Skipping 1st grade?

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:37 pm
I have to agree with everyone else---don't skip MFW 1st. I had done MFW K with my dd and switched to something else for 1st. I honestly can't even remember why, but I wish had stayed with MFW for 1st.
by mom2woii
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 31000

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:15 am We're in our 13th year of hsing and I still have days like yours. I used to think it was something I was or wasn't doing until I realized that we live in a fallen world with sin always at the door. If it isn't the kids having a bad attitude, it could be mine. Althou...
by mom2woii
Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch
Replies: 79
Views: 35332

Switched from textbooks to MFW

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:11 am I used textbooks for K a long time ago for my oldest son. The following year, I switched to unit studies. The main reason I switched to unit studies was that when my ds and I were reading about the 1st Thanksgiving---there was only a paragraph written. I wanted him ...
by mom2woii
Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Hands-on - Are activities overwhelming?
Replies: 34
Views: 12050

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:45 am I'm doing ADV with my 8yo this year and we are loving it! The MFW science is low-key, which I like. It is twice a week and there are some hands-on experiments which my dd loves. She asks everyday to do science, but since I'm not a "science person", I'm glad it's onl...
by mom2woii
Tue May 20, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 17102

Homeschooling despite illness

Had to run this by you all-- I love the MFW community. I have been battling serious illness since February and am undergoing testing and many Dr. visits. The last four months have been physically debilitating--but not without many gems (they only seem to show up at times like these!). My dh is seri...
by mom2woii
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Books Subs - For books already read
Replies: 16
Views: 8189

Books Subs - For books already read

I need a couple alternate literature suggestions for Adventures. We've listened to the Little House Books so much in the past few years out loud and on tape, I think I'd like to choose two alternate books in place of Farmer Boy and On the Banks of Plum Creek. Any suggestions? I encountered the same...
by mom2woii
Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Language Arts & Math - Choosing these for Adventures (author replies)
Replies: 21
Views: 9483

Re: choosing math and LA for Adventures

Hi Dionne, I am using MFW Adventures this year with my 8yodd and I am also using Learning Language Arts Through Literature (LLATL), continuing our program we started last year. It takes us about 20 mins. to read the story in her reader and then do the activities assigned for that day. Sometimes the ...
by mom2woii
Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 30038

Hi Tracy, I would go to cursive. I have an 11yos who has the worst printing. I don't mean to sound cruel, but it has been this way since he first began using a pencil. When I first started teaching him his letters, he would be insistent about how he wanted to form them. I finally gave up trying to c...
by mom2woii
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Too much for average or not college bound?
Replies: 30
Views: 11999

Dear Angelsoup, Thank you for your post. I was trying not to offend anyone in my post about giving my opinion on the importance of a college education. I'm glad you shared your experiences. Because I know some ladies in similar situations as yours and know of their difficulties, my heart goes out to...
by mom2woii
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Start K slowly or wait?
Replies: 93
Views: 32988

When my oldest was 4 (he also has a late b'day-Dec.), I started him in "preschool", but he was doing math because he caught on very quickly. Phonics/reading came along later---he didn't read well until 2nd grade. I think if your dd is ready, then I say go for it and adjust it to her speed. My son wa...
by mom2woii
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - What if I WANT us to work together?
Replies: 14
Views: 6503

Your dd is quite young to be doing independent work. I think working alongside a child at this age is best. Actually, if I remember back to when my older kids were younger, they kind of let me know when they were ready to go off and do a whole math or penmanship page, or whatever the subject might b...
by mom2woii
Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Too much for average or not college bound?
Replies: 30
Views: 11999

Aren't you glad that God is the One who takes care of our futures and that of our children. Although we can prepare and make plans, isn't comforting to know that He holds the future in His hands?
by mom2woii
Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Academics - Too much for average or not college bound?
Replies: 30
Views: 11999

Your dd must admire you very much and sees the importance of making a wonderful home for her future family. I am going to throw in some food for thought only because my niece and I had this conversation just a week ago. My niece is 30 years old and has never been married. She is a lovely, beautiful,...
by mom2woii
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: When our children begin to consider missions (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 6
Views: 7502

Hi Carylee, I think it's wonderful that your dd has a heart for missions. My two oldest children have both been on several mission trips with a reputable missions group (not involved with our church) and they have had the experiences of a lifetime. May add, when I say that not all mission organizati...
by mom2woii
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Adventures in My Father's World -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 30
Views: 44583

We are in Week 22 of Adventures! My 8-yr-old dd and I are having so much fun "traveling" through the U.S. together. She especially loves the science experiments, the timeline and the "book basket". One of her favorite days of the week is when she gets to color and glue the Bible verse on the poster ...