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by jabec
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 42048

Re: White Board or Chalk Board or None at all?

White board markers work on windows too....that's what we do right now.

We have huge windows right behind our dining table, so it works for us.
by jabec
Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Fractions
Replies: 6
Views: 5318

Re: Fractions

:) thanks lots of ideas... He gets it great when we do cooking or "real" stuff, but when it comes to writing it down on paper it's totally gone. We are supposed to be adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Not all at once, but that's where he should be. He needs to grasp the concept that fr...
by jabec
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: I Can Do All Things (ICDAT) - Users answer questions
Replies: 25
Views: 15841

Re: Art?!

I used ICDAT last year (not MFW, just the art curr). I used the DVDs also, though. We REALLY enjoyed it a lot! They learned and grew so much in their drawing skills. My kids were 10, 7, 6, and 3.5. My then 6 yo got a little frustrated at times because he is perfectionist, but my 3yo still did 90% of...
by jabec
Tue May 22, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 165
Views: 138236

Wall space for posters, etc..

We were just trying to find wall space to hang up our John 3:16 poster... They want to make a big one all together on a full sheet of poster board. Anyway- where to put it? They said the ceiling!!!!!! So now above our dining room table is a very nice visual! Never would have dreamed we would put stu...
by jabec
Sat May 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: WS - Praise & describe how it works
Replies: 39
Views: 20790

Re: Writing Strands: how much accomplished in 4th grade?

It's kind of like going to someone's house for a 7 course meal, but they don't tell you what each course is... WS is like that. You get the first course, and just do it, then the second course... But, by the time you get to level 5, you start to see the purpose. I like that it isn't overwhelming. W...
by jabec
Mon May 14, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 115
Views: 51449

Re: Planners

What are you ladies actually planning out? Are you just planning in a separate planner math, language, and extras? Or is it that you have more than one program? Or do you copy everything from the teachers manual to a calendar type planner? I'm trying to figure out what I need to do. I was just going...
by jabec
Sun May 06, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Preparation - ECC is ordered, how do I get ready?
Replies: 62
Views: 44693

Re: ECC Notebooks?

It is daunting, Cyndi. I will be working on it for several more days. I did think that they can use the backs of some pages. I also made up some simple forms for the character qualities, verses, and a few others. I separated the student sheets by Bible, Geo, and Science. I know its a little differen...
by jabec
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Adventures recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 12564

YWAM Heroes of History for Adventures?

I was just flipping through my YWAM catalog and noticed they have a Heroes of History Series that include people such as... Christopher Columbus, John Smith, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Davy Crockett, Laura Ingalls Wilder, etc Has anyone read any of this series? Are they just as good as the Chri...
by jabec
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 115
Views: 51449

Re: iPad for lesson planner??

Thanks Crystal and Trish! We are in Kansas, and have NO requirements legally, it's my husband that wants me to keep a digital record of all that we do. While this is a nuisance, it does keep me accountable! As far as report cards, I'll probably just make up my own similar to Donna Youngs. It's just ...