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by kw4blessings
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: 50:20 Vision - Minutes with Marie
Replies: 3
Views: 8652

Re: 50:20 Vision - Minutes with Marie

Wow, this means so much to me right now. Our family is going through an extremely difficult time, really a difficult year. This is so true and a great thought to ponder! Thanks, Marie!! Life IS hard. God is SO good.
by kw4blessings
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Check-In Time
Replies: 7
Views: 6988

Re: Check-In Time

Well, we got started later than originally planned and just finished up Week 1 of CTG. It was the best first week we've ever had! I got planners for my 8yo and 10yo so I could write their independent work in there and let them gain more ownership and responsibility. It has worked out so much better ...
by kw4blessings
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sign language as foreign language?
Replies: 12
Views: 5528

Re: Sign language as foreign language?

Hi! I missed this post the first time. I studied ASL in both high school and college, graduating with a BA in ASL. I worked for 6 years as a sign language interpreter before staying home with our oldest child. Looks like you have gotten lots of great responses and are headed in the right direction! ...
by kw4blessings
Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Silence -- Words to Ponder from Mother Teresa -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 1
Views: 2559

Re: Silence -- Words to Ponder from Mother Teresa -- Minutes with Marie

I find early mornings, before the children wake, is my best chance for silence. It has been a struggle for me over the years. I've always liked the idea of waking before everyone and spending time in silence with the Lord, but making that idea become a reality has been tough. I am doing better now t...
by kw4blessings
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 22912

Re: Preparing for Next Year

Hi! I agree with the above ladies that MFW is very open and go. We did that this year with ECC, starting in October after we moved into a new home. That said, I think a little more preparation on my part, during the summer, when I'm super excited and motivated will benefit our family and help get ev...
by kw4blessings
Wed May 11, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Preschool Consultant--Introduction!
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Re: Preschool Consultant--Introduction!

Hi Lisa, We are excited to start All Aboard in the fall with my youngest little guy, and Lord willing, the Pre-K program the year after. MFW has been such a blessing to our family! All Aboard looks wonderful and I anticipate a lot of special one on one time with my little fella as we go through it. ...
by kw4blessings
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 5-year-olds - Waiting on kindergarten
Replies: 2
Views: 2359

Re: Pre-K for 5yo?

I wish Voyage had been available this year for my wiggly 5yo (May bday as well!). We did K through unit 10 and stopped. He wasn't ready for the phonics. He loves "doing school", though, and especially the individual time with me. ;) I've been struggling to plan something for him each day since we st...
by kw4blessings
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: LLFT - Describe Language Lessons for Today
Replies: 23
Views: 9892

Re: LLFT for 5th grade soon?

We absolutely love LLFT. Still crossing my fingers for a surprise release of LLFT grade 5! ;)

Kelly
by kw4blessings
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do we slow down if child is struggling?
Replies: 19
Views: 5883

Re: Suggestions for pacing in K

The benefits for us for testing were many. The most important is that my child realized that he wasn't stupid. He really thought this prior to testing. Testing showed him that he had a normal IQ and just had a brain that wasn't going to process language in a certain way. What a relief! Once he had ...
by kw4blessings
Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do we slow down if child is struggling?
Replies: 19
Views: 5883

Re: Suggestions for pacing in K

Not upsetting at all! Your words were a balm to my soul today. :) I needed to hear this and was hoping for a response like this. Like Julie always says, I tend to lean towards "better late than early" myself. I am completely fine with taking a break from K for a while. I guess what was/is bothering ...
by kw4blessings
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do we slow down if child is struggling?
Replies: 19
Views: 5883

Re: Suggestions for pacing in K

Hi ladies, I need some more help here. I just broke down to my husband about all of this...really emotional. I'm having a really hard time dealing with it. We are no strangers to learning issues. I have a child with a big delay in math and we are now learning about stealth dyslexia as a possibility ...
by kw4blessings
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do we slow down if child is struggling?
Replies: 19
Views: 5883

Re: Suggestions for pacing in K

Thank you Julie! I was hoping you'd give me some good suggestions and links! ;) Both of those links were encouraging and helpful. I think we'll just slow down for now and maybe go back and review the letter sounds he has learned so far so that those are solidified in his mind. I am fine with slowing...
by kw4blessings
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Occupying many little ones
Replies: 42
Views: 13203

Re: help needed, having a hard time with little ones!

Grace, blessings to you as you raise your little family. My family is similar (size and age span) and it is hard when everyone is so small to get anything done, really. It does get easier, though. Hang in there!
by kw4blessings
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K PLUS 1st
Replies: 14
Views: 8822

How to juggle 2nd grader, 1st grader and Kindergartener

I have seven kids all very close in age. I'm excited about eventually reaching the family cycle. I was wondering if I can combine my 1st and 2nd graders in Adventures (sticking to their own grade-level 3 Rs) without my 1st grader missing out on anything crucial from the Learning God's Story level? ...
by kw4blessings
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 18350

ECC--Ordering Question

I am about to order ECC, and trying to decide on the additions....specifically the Exploring World Geography. How many pages are in this? I don't know if I want everyone to have one, or if I just want to make copies. I'm all about making life easier....but I'll have four kiddos using. If its pages ...
by kw4blessings
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Prep - Organizing MFW Preschool + PreK
Replies: 5
Views: 3835

Re: Organizing All Aboard the Animal Train - tips?

That sounds like a good plan! I am still debating on whether to start with my 2yo now or wait until fall..... This makes me want to start now. I love the idea of getting the older ones involved. My kiddos would love that, too. :)
by kw4blessings
Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: * All Aboard the Animal Train! -- Preschool for 3s
Replies: 20
Views: 6762

Re: All Aboard the Animal Train has arrived!!

Yay! So exciting! We just purchased All Aboard for my youngest for the same reason. I need some structure with him and he is feeling quite left out this year (and getting into lots of trouble :~ ), being finally the only one not doing "school". He'll be 3 in February and I plan to start right around...
by kw4blessings
Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Can we begin the MFW cycle mid-year?
Replies: 54
Views: 14810

Re: We are starting in January!

Yay! I'm excited for you and your family. You're in for a real treat! We just got our box yesterday. I am planning to start All Aboard with my 2 yo in Jan or Feb. You will enjoy your school year so much. We are in week 5 of ECC and are finishing up learning about Mexico. We made a pinata this aftern...
by kw4blessings
Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: * All Aboard the Animal Train! -- Preschool for 3s
Replies: 20
Views: 6762

Re: Preschool thoughts....

Thanks for everyone's thoughts and suggestions. I ended up talking it over with my husband and he encouraged me to go ahead and get the All Aboard program! Go figure! I thought he wouldn't want me to spend the money, but he encouraged me to use it to carve out the time in the day to spend with our l...
by kw4blessings
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Combining K alongside an OLDER program (author response)
Replies: 55
Views: 23449

Share Your Hopes and Plans for the Year

Let’s share our hopes and plans for this school year. Blessings, Marie We have a loose routine that really seems to flow well: Bible first, followed by K for my 5yo while the two older ones work on math and handwriting, with all other subjects following behind. Works really well for us, yay! Overal...
by kw4blessings
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Help Getting Started
Replies: 22
Views: 11397

Re: Struggling with 1st grade math

Hi Laura, I could've written your post. My oldest has struggled with math from the beginning. I totally agree with the other ladies, take it SLOW. I don't recommend switching curriculums. We've tried 5 or so and...the curriculum isn't the problem. ;) MFW's 1st grade math, IMO, is the best way for ch...
by kw4blessings
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. Adventures
Replies: 78
Views: 19124

Re: Need character building, afraid I messed up

Hi! Glad to hear you're going to go with 1st. It's a wonderful year...my favorite. :) As far as a seamless transition, I would just go ahead and jump right into 1st as soon as you get it! I have always loved the idea of "starting" and "ending" at a certain time every year and planning my yearly scho...
by kw4blessings
Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Prep & Organization - Box Day helpful hints
Replies: 35
Views: 13242

How to organize learning God's story - first grade

In the kindergarten program there were some very helpful tips on how to organize the student sheets as well as advice to laminate frequently used items and those were listed. Upon receiving the first grade package I felt a bit at a loss as to organizing this curriculum. I haven't had a thorough loo...
by kw4blessings
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: **The many delights of MFW-1st - More testimonies
Replies: 28
Views: 13019

Share About Your School Year (or your summer)

It's almost summer! Let’s encourage each other and have some fun! Marie Lord willing, we will finish our "school year" this coming Friday! It has been a wonderful year for our family. My 6 yo is finishing up Learning God's Story and has truly enjoyed every bit of it. His favorite subject is math an...
by kw4blessings
Wed May 20, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Special Needs - Success with MFW & Dyslexia, ADHD, More
Replies: 33
Views: 12552

Not sure where to place my child?

I am having a hard time deciding what program to use for my daughter. She is 9 years old. She is reading at a much lower grade level than her age would indicate. I finally had her eyes tested and had her tested for learning disabilities. She will start vision therapy this summer. They were thinking...