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by kewkew34
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and Toddlers - Breaking up the day
Replies: 11
Views: 5243

Re: June Check In - Adventures and littles

We are part way through K and Adv. I plan on finishing K with Hannah (who is 6) and Harold (who is 4), then have Hannah start working on the Bible reader, Bible notebook and phonics workbook with 1st. Finish Adv and start ECC with the older girls (Tabitha 9 and Amelia 8 ). The younger two have been ...
by kewkew34
Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Try a New Schedule for 2016/17
Replies: 6
Views: 7472

Re: Try a New Schedule for 2016/17

Last year we did 6 weeks on and 1 week off. I like the idea of having 2 weeks off for 1 of those weeks to be a catch up week. We got behind something fierce this past year. Still working our way through Adv, plan to finish by doing some summer school starting the end of July, then taking another cou...
by kewkew34
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Academics - First review weeks at a faster pace?
Replies: 22
Views: 10188

Re: A Few Questions Regarding 1st grade

Thanks again. I decided to try to contact MFW and see what they suggest.
by kewkew34
Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Academics - First review weeks at a faster pace?
Replies: 22
Views: 10188

Re: A Few Questions Regarding 1st grade

Hi Melissa,
Thanks for the links. I had already looked in the Ideas boards and couldn't find anything in regards to organization. I had forgotten that their were the archives as well (didn't scroll down far enough). Still looking. Thanks for the help.
by kewkew34
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #13 - Cow
Replies: 30
Views: 20029

Re: #13 - Cow

I am getting ready to start the Cow unit and was having trouble finding the book Milk from cow To Carton by Aliki. I continued searching through the list of books by Aliki (I love that we can do that on our library website) and found out the the above book is a revived version of Green Grass and Whi...
by kewkew34
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I teach MFWK units out of order?
Replies: 12
Views: 6879

Re: Question about the Kindergarten Units

That is what I was figuring. Thank you.
by kewkew34
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Kindergarten can be spread 2 years, BUT many wait
Replies: 67
Views: 19049

Re: How could I strectch MFW K ..1 1/2 yrs?

Just wanted to say we have been using K with my two older daughters. We started in August. Tabitha turned 6 in January and Amelia is 4 (will be 5 in June). Our 3rd daughter is 3 and is sort of tagging along. We do school 3 times a week. We have play group on Tues and have had co-op on Wednesday (but...
by kewkew34
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Favorite books and extra readers
Replies: 67
Views: 20635

Re: Reading book suggestions please

Funny you should mention the Janette Oke books. I remembered we had one the other night (it was one we read over a year ago as a bedtime story book). I handed it to her and suggested she try it. I did find some great sites for reading level assessment and discovered she is about at a 3rd grade readi...
by kewkew34
Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 5 - Nest
Replies: 53
Views: 45210

Re: Question about edible nests for K

Just a little update. First of all, thank you all for your replies. Yes, I did know what Chow Mein noodles are, it was my hubby that was confused and I was still sleeping when he called. I had thought about using pretzel sticks and I still might. I decided to NOT make them to go with their muffin ti...
by kewkew34
Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 1 - Sun
Replies: 63
Views: 61107

Re: Anybody have some advice for the sun bread in K

Wow, thank you Julie and Crystal for taking the time to look up answers to my question. To answer your question about the use of the book Sun Bread , it was mentioned several times in the Kindergarten Ideas archives. Funnily enough I hadn't followed the links in there to the recipe that you, Crystal...
by kewkew34
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K - For a child who is already reading, ideas & encouragement
Replies: 71
Views: 31304

MFW K - Already have Reading, Writing, and Math

I am planning to wait until August/September to begin and he will be 5-3/4 years old at that point. I just want to make sure that the K program will not be too easy for him (sorry, I'm sure you get that question all the time!). Thanks! I just wanted to say that I am using the K program with my daug...
by kewkew34
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 1 - Sun
Replies: 63
Views: 61107

Re: # 1 - Sun

I shared my Muffin Tin ideas for Creation last week. This week we are learning about S and the Sun, so here is my idea for a muffin tin. I struggled, wanting to be able to somehow show a model of the sun. I decided to have the girls help build a cross section view of the sun. In addition we had Chic...
by kewkew34
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Introduction - Creation
Replies: 75
Views: 68531

Re: Introduction - Creation

We participate in a blog linky called Muffin Tin Monday. The girls love having a Muffin Tin meal once a week. For the last couple of weeks, while we were learning about Creation, I gave the girls a Muffin Tin lunch for each day of Creation. Here is what we ate for each day. Day 1- God created light ...
by kewkew34
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 23344

1st day of school ideas

I remember this topic coming up last year but can't locate it in the archives....so what are your favorite things to do on the 1st day of school to make it fun? Can't wait for all of your fantastic ideas. This isn't our first year homeschooling really. We have been home preschooling for the past 3 ...
by kewkew34
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Introduction - Creation
Replies: 75
Views: 68531

Re: Suggestions for books to read during the Creation weeks

I ended up adding a bit to the intro unit because I wanted it to have full day fill to it. I didn't change the intro. to letters or numbers or discussing creation, but we did add in a free lapbook on creation, read alouds, and made the creation book a little fancier! We also did some fun snacks to ...
by kewkew34
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - What skills should be mastered?
Replies: 41
Views: 13958

Re: advanced Kindergardner???

Hello, I just wanted to say I am in your exact same position. My daughter is 5 and will be turning 6 in January. She has been reading for over a year. She knows all her letters/sounds and can sound out words while reading, plus she can sound out words to write them. Same with the math. She can count...
by kewkew34
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do we skip forward if child is doing well/easy?
Replies: 17
Views: 8775

Re: Phonics and MFW K

Shawna, I just love your ideas for reviewing the letters. And I also have enjoyed reading the archives. So much great information. When I am nursing my son, I tend to find reading the MFW boards on my phone, including the archives, is the best thing to do. I am not sure if this suggestion is mention...
by kewkew34
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - So glad we did K with an early reader!
Replies: 42
Views: 18204

Not sure what to do...

I have a 5 year old son (turns six in Aug) who has had 1 1/2 years of preschool, and done very well. I just assumed that our next step would be a kindergarten curriculum, but the more I read about the 1st grade curriculum he seems to fit there. I have done the assessment, but still am torn. He know...
by kewkew34
Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 44874

So Excited!

I have continued to lurk here on the MFW boards ever since deciding to order for the girls for this coming school year. I just haven't had time to really comment/post because of the new baby. I just wanted to say how excited I am to be starting our MFW adventure. I spent the last 2 1/2 months (when ...
by kewkew34
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Placement - Transition from public school
Replies: 14
Views: 4706

Re: Phonics/1st grade question.

It is sort of interesting reading this. My daughter turned 5 yrs old in January and we are starting K in August. She, however, is already reading Abeka Grade 1 readers. I was curious as to how the two curriculum compared. She sort of learned to read using a combination of things I learned while work...
by kewkew34
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Phonics questions, sight words,
Replies: 15
Views: 6972

Re: When to teach sight words?

I've been meaning to chime in to this thread but have never had time to log on. I spend most of my time reading the boards on my phone, but I don't like posting from there because it takes forever to type. Anyhow, I have such a aversion to sight words. Especially those lovely lists of sight words. M...
by kewkew34
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 67
Views: 24111

Re: Chapter books for young girls?

I am so glad I decided to read this thread. Some awesome ideas for books to read to my girzls. Thanks
by kewkew34
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I start MFW-K in the wrong season? Midyear?
Replies: 20
Views: 7939

Re: Couple more questions about Kindergarten from a newbie m

Sorry it took me so long to get back on here and reply. Your replies have been very helpful. I am looking forward to starting MFW.