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by Ohmomjacquie
Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Choosing MFW1
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

Re: New to MFW with a placement ?

Sounds like a plan! My oldest has severe delays in her speech as well so I know where you're coming from. (hers were genetic). This is our 2nd year with MFW and we LOVE it! She's not a worksheet type person so it works. She struggles with putting her words into sentences to summarize things but can ...
by Ohmomjacquie
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 30234

Re: When homeschool gets tough - then what?

Hi! I have four kiddos. This is our first year with 2 grades but we've also added a baby to the mix. I've learned something recently that has truly saved my sanity. Forget your preset schedule or time frame that you think school has to be done in each day (for me it was before lunch). Relax and get ...
by Ohmomjacquie
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Placement, year 1 + later years
Replies: 41
Views: 12195

Re: Spelling Power- placed in the same level, again

we started with A last year and were in B by the end. Tested for this year and starting in B. We're moving quickly through the first few groups since she knows most of them. there have been a few she needed to practice so I figure it's good to go through and have the review. She is getting most of t...
by Ohmomjacquie
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Helps, creative ideas for teaching in general
Replies: 29
Views: 11565

Re: Stop me from jumping ship with SP

Stick with the spelling power! My 9yo struggles with spelling. It thought we'd try a workbook format this year after using SP last year. After 2 weeks we have gone back to SP! I love how simple SP is. test on the words for 5 min. have them use the 10 steps to study and pick up where you left off the...
by Ohmomjacquie
Tue May 28, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 8 - Dinosaur
Replies: 40
Views: 34187

Re: Dd - Dinosaur

quaker makes oatmeal with "dino" eggs. I think they are just sugar or something lol the "eggs" melt and there's little dinos left behind.
by Ohmomjacquie
Tue May 28, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 22463

Re: Ideas Needed: Organizing

I have a file crate with folders for each week. All student sheets are put in there for K and ECC. As we go through the year those are pulled and put into their individual folders. I have a small cabinet that has 2 shelves. 1 for kids and 1 for TM's and books I use to read to them etc. Their finishe...
by Ohmomjacquie
Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Books - Why are there so few for this curriculum?
Replies: 28
Views: 13480

Re: Trying to decide on MFW?

Postby Ohmomjacquie » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:10 pm Hi! We came from BJU last year which is nothing but worksheets/textbooks for most subjects. this year with MFW has been amazing! We are absolutely in love with MFW! All of my kids can sit and listen to the stories, do the crafts and activities and my ...
by Ohmomjacquie
Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Begin MFW 1st mid-year? Year-round schedules?
Replies: 18
Views: 5434

Re: Using MFW year round

We are using adventures year round. Started in july, three weeks on, one off. All of december off. We will finish mid may. It hadn't caused any issues. The science projects can be done any time of year. There are some christmas related things but there weren't re wally any issues with that either.
by Ohmomjacquie
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Updates - New editions & packaging on some items
Replies: 32
Views: 14248

Combining editions

Psalm127mom wrote:I wanted to know what issues, if any, might arise if I use the new student sheets for Adventures with the previous edition (I believe first) teacher's manual.
We did this for this year. The first edition has the student sheets in back other than the state sheets. No issues though.
by Ohmomjacquie
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - Description, topics covered?
Replies: 21
Views: 5235

Science Student Sheets w/Adventures?

Hi everyone. Does Adventures have student Q & A sheets for science? Nope. The first science sheet I've seen is coming up this week for week 20 and a seed growing observation. There is a short description in the tm about writing things down for the experiments like what you did, what happened and wh...
by Ohmomjacquie
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Switching Math - Even if kids are doing fine?
Replies: 14
Views: 6650

Re: Singapore math or something else?

thanks ladies! I think we will go ahead and try singapore! After thinking about it and looking at other things I realized that all of mfw suggestions we've loved so far so I should trust them on this one as well
by Ohmomjacquie
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 12, including Bird Study + State Sheets
Replies: 34
Views: 22854

Re: State cards?!

Cards are displayed under our timeline in the order we hve studied them. That way she can look at them whenever she wants.
by Ohmomjacquie
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling by substitute teacher, traveling, moving
Replies: 33
Views: 7840

Re: Going crazy

A year ago I made a similar post. We has used workbook based curriculum. [ http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3745&p=84394#p84354 ] Our first year was rough to say the least. This is our third year and first with mfw. It has been such a blessing for us! I can not tell you what to do as fa...
by Ohmomjacquie
Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Age-appropriate challenge, academically gifted
Replies: 12
Views: 8862

Use with Gifted? 3rd and 4th grade, 7 & 9 yo DDs

Hello, all! We have wanted to homeschool for years but are finally ready to take the plunge. I really love the way MFW is presented and have hopes of using it either starting this spring or fall. My 2 daughters are bored senseless in public school. They are 7 (2nd grader currently) and 9 (current 3...
by Ohmomjacquie
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 34845

Combining K and ECC

I was wondering, is it possible to combine K (age 5) and ECC? What I was wondering, could I use the ECC for both students for the Bible, History, Science, Geography etc... and then just use age/level-appropriate math and LA? I would imagine you could. We will be using both next year. My younger two...
by Ohmomjacquie
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Bible - Is it enough?
Replies: 8
Views: 3099

Bible - Is it enough?

Wondering if the bible portion used in Adventures is enough for personal bible study for a second grade boy? We do the adventures bible stuff but then as a family before bed we do a bible story with everyone. That's just us though. My dd doesn't do any other independent bible other than when she wa...
by Ohmomjacquie
Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Choosing ADV for Less than 1 year? Summer?
Replies: 24
Views: 6678

Just Purchased MFW Adventures

I purchased this after the first term of our school year because my oldest has expressed an interest in learning about US history and the presidents. We have been following the classical model outlined in TWTM so this is a bit of a departure for me but satisfies an interest led spirit for my son. A...
by Ohmomjacquie
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - What does "tagging along" look like in practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 12043

Adventures placement question

Hi everyone. I am new her. I am really leaning towards MFW for next year but am unsure of placement. DS will be 6. He is a bit accelerated and will have finished 1st grade. I think Adventures would be a good fit for DS. And it looks FUN. I am unsure about DD. I want to keep the LA and math and pdnm...
by Ohmomjacquie
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Question for those who have used this a long tim
Replies: 39
Views: 15624

Re: Considering MFW for next year!

Hi! My oldest is only in third grade do I'm not much help with older kids. Just wanted to share though. We used bju distance learning last year and other workbook formats the year before. This year with mfw has been amazing. We don't have the arguments over school and she actually enjoys it! She is ...
by Ohmomjacquie
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - What does "tagging along" look like in practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 12043

Question about the family cycle...

So the Family cycle is a chronological study of history right? So what if your first child is ready for it, but your second child can't start for two more years? Do you go ahead and start your oldest anyways, and just let your youngest jump in halfway through history? Do you finish the cycle, then ...
by Ohmomjacquie
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Ideas for resistant children
Replies: 39
Views: 8977

Re: He stronly dislikes reading. Advice and questions

I could have written your pos 2 years ago when m dd was in first! Every day was a struggle. She literally sat at the table ALL morning one day completely refusing to read ( and we had done this every day so nothing new) It was terrible! I had so many days I was ready to throw in the towel! We made i...
by Ohmomjacquie
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When homeschooling isolates the child
Replies: 39
Views: 10905

Re: My daughter wants to go to public school... :-(

My daughter has gotten very down when it comes to friends. We have gotten her into sports like gymnastics and soccer, we do co-op and keepers at home. Then if there is a girl she his it off with we try yo set up a date to let them play. I like the co-op and other ideas you have. I also agree that yo...
by Ohmomjacquie
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Academics - Adding to CTG?
Replies: 17
Views: 6676

Re: Advice/Help with my 10yo, please

Does she like crafts? My e eight year old does latch hook and other crafts. When she is notes I have her get those out for something to do.
by Ohmomjacquie
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Special Needs - User experiences with MFW Language Arts
Replies: 20
Views: 5289

Re: Expressive Language

Oh I know expressive delay all too well. My oldest didn't talk until 4.5 after surgery to fix an anatomical problem. She would try but only got vowel sounds. It has taken a lot of learning on my part with how to remember her pasted and accommodate her with school things. She has a hats time giving s...
by Ohmomjacquie
Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 28580

Re: personal laminator?

I got a frontier laminate last christmas. So much better than goin to staples and spending a fortune.