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by Brendainnj
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 26-27
Replies: 5
Views: 6576

Fun science book for Solids/Liquids/Gases for younger grades

We just checked this out of our library to use with Adventures week 26, and really enjoyed it. Change It! Solids, liquids, gases and you by Adrienne Mason. My DD really balks at TOO much information; this book had nice pics, not too much detail, and fun,easy experiments. We actually did 2 experiment...
by Brendainnj
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: LLFT - Describe Language Lessons for Today
Replies: 23
Views: 11511

Just received the new Language Lessons for Today

I just received the new Language Lessons for Today...Grade 2. I didn't order the original one as I didn't think it would work for us. I'm very glad I didn't! This new one seems just right. We may use it right through next year since we started it late. I don't want to push through as I know my daugh...
by Brendainnj
Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 1A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 23
Views: 9475

Re: Singapore 1A-1B...too much thinking?

I'd like to thank each of you ladies for helping me to think a little more clearly today :). It is always so helpful to hear different perspectives or even the same one, yet from someone who has already gone through it. Lori, thanks for letting me know I'm NOT alone & my daughter is not the only one...
by Brendainnj
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 12, including Bird Study + State Sheets
Replies: 34
Views: 25451

Re: ADV Week 12, including Bird Study

I found a great book that fits in well with both NJ and PA. It's called "The First Air Voyage in the United States, the Story of Jean-Pierre Blanchard". He grew up in France, then came to America in 1793 and flew from Philadelphia to Woodbury, NJ in his hot air balloon. George Washington is mentione...
by Brendainnj
Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 13 (Thanksgiving - Can be done out-of-order)
Replies: 13
Views: 10331

Thanksgiving "turkey handprint" another idea

In Adventures, one of the activities is to trace your child's handprint to make a turkey...since my daughter has done this countless times, I was actually going to skip it &) and try to find something else to do instead. I found a neat idea--still using the handprint. Trace the hand onto a thin card...
by Brendainnj
Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 16-17
Replies: 20
Views: 12435

Re: Nutcracker question for Adventures

Thank you all...I have gone ahead and ordered the tickets for the performance which is Dec. 20. We are blessed in that the theater is only 5 minutes away at our local college so there is no travel involved. I am just hoping the "fight" scene is not too scary as it's a nighttime show & it will be bed...
by Brendainnj
Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 10-11
Replies: 34
Views: 18980

Great colonial New England recipe for Adventures

I found this recipe for Indian Pudding in a little book we picked up from Target's dollar bin. I chose to make this in lieu of the Johnny Cakes since I knew no one in our house would touch them :). From what I've read, it was a variation of the hasty pudding that the English were used to. It uses co...
by Brendainnj
Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work with only one child?
Replies: 51
Views: 14062

Re: MFW with an "only" child?

Welcome!! We have only used MFW-K, 1st, and now starting Adventures w/my 2nd grader. BUT, she too is an "only child" due to a big age gap--my older 2 are 21 and 23. I'm finding that she is my greatest challenge...not sure exactly why but I have my ideas. (It doesn't help that I'M older & really thou...
by Brendainnj
Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: General Ideas for Learning God's Story
Replies: 30
Views: 12641

Excellent phonics game for K-2

My first grader has been kind of bored with the reading sessions...not because they're easy but because she likes everything to be "fun", lol. I found a new game to add to MFW's suggestions--it involved rolling dice to spell a word. The site allows you to customize your dice by entering your own "wo...
by Brendainnj
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Timeline - Ideas & details (1st)
Replies: 39
Views: 19136

Re: How long to make 1st grade timeline?

Ok, thanks everyone; I feel better now! Since I don't have to add any more to it I'll just stick up a straight line of painter's tape. I do like the idea of the accordion style with the cardstock--that will definitely work out better in later years with more stuff to add to it!