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by afelton
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Looping
Replies: 2
Views: 1666

Re: Looping

That is a really great way to look at it! Thanks!
by afelton
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Making it more Charlotte Mason-y :)
Replies: 5
Views: 2315

Re: Making it more Charlotte Mason-y :)

How do you all get done by afternoon? We have 5 kiddos. I just can't seem to do it all in the mornings.
by afelton
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Looping
Replies: 2
Views: 1666

Looping

Has anyone had success using MFW in a loop achedule? If so, how?

Amanda
by afelton
Sun May 17, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: LLFT - Finish all lessons?
Replies: 3
Views: 2640

Re: Language Lessons for Today

Thanks ladies! You are both so encouraging. I think I will do some lessons in the summer. Probably all oral.
by afelton
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for keeping on track
Replies: 12
Views: 4662

Re: sample "schedule" for Adventures?

Here is our schedule... Bible: all 4 children Pre-k: I work with 3 yr. old while older two play with baby...sometimes baby ends up with me. :) Reading: I take turns with my older two while others play...one of those is doing 1st grade phonics and the other is practicing reading from a CLP reader. Ma...
by afelton
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts - When to start
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

When to start learning math facts?

My daughter is starting grade 2, and I was wondering when she needs to start memorizing math facts. When do I need to start doing drills with her. Are you using Singapore? Yes we are using Singapore. We are just at the point in 1A before addition/subtraction up to 20 happens. Should I work on math ...
by afelton
Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting Resources - Paper, fonts, pencils, grips
Replies: 32
Views: 11297

Re: Handwriting sheets for ADV?

I found a dry erase board with primary lines on it at Walmart in the school supplies for a dollar. I write on that then they copy onto their student sheet. Very nice.
by afelton
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Teaching (& modeling) time mgmt (whiteboard pic)
Replies: 59
Views: 25992

Re: Schedule on the white board...help!

Thanks Julie. That helps some. I just need to sit down and write out a few rough drafts. We start school on Monday so I want have it figured out by then. I tried workboxes last year but didn't really like it.
by afelton
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Teaching (& modeling) time mgmt (whiteboard pic)
Replies: 59
Views: 25992

Re: Schedule on the white board...help!

Those are great ideas. Does anyone else use the whiteboard for your school schedule?

I really like the laminated chart idea too. Hmmm...now I have to decided! Lol
by afelton
Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - Slings, carriers, more ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 6134

Re: MFW with infant

Regarding the moby, I found that my fourth did better if I tied it looser. Also, keep trying. Sometimes they will like it better later. Also, does your baby like the swing? Just another option. I also agree that the baby can be the lesson. Great point.
by afelton
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - Slings, carriers, more ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 6134

MFW with infant

Hello all! I am new to this message board and this is my 2nd year using MFW. I have an 11 yr old, 6yr old, 4 yr old and a 2 month old. We are doing Creation to Greeks this year and my 4 yr old is doing Kindergarten. This is my first year homeschooling with an infant, and I need ANY advice I can get...
by afelton
Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: 1st & K math - Everything is incorporated into the curri
Replies: 15
Views: 7190

Using Saxon with MFW-1st?

I have a friend who has passed down her Saxon 1 Teacher's Manual for me to look through. I don't have the workbook to go along with it and haven't started it yet. However, I like the structure of the layout and how it progresses. Yet I like the hands-on activities and games that MFW-1st includes. W...
by afelton
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Occupying many little ones
Replies: 42
Views: 13833

Re: Teaching 1st and Adv, ideas for 3yo and 1yo

Great ideas! I might using some tv this year too! Yikes! ;)
by afelton
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Readiness for K - What do you expect a child to know? (autho
Replies: 7
Views: 5433

Re: MFWK - Not recognizing all letters yet???

My daughter was 4 and didn't recognize all her letters when we started MFWK. The program has really helped her with recognition and sounds. She is reading short vowel words. Just to encourage you in your decision.
by afelton
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Books - Describe the primary history texts
Replies: 15
Views: 8368

Re: Adventures Question

Good observations.
by afelton
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and 1st
Replies: 60
Views: 24410

Re: teaching adv and 1st

Thanks. That really does help.
by afelton
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Quiet time / Rest time / Naps
Replies: 14
Views: 4563

Re: Rest time

Such great ideas. Keep them coming ladies! What kinds of things do your kids do during rest time if they aren't napping?
by afelton
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 3-year-olds - Feeling left out of K and olders, scheduling both
Replies: 31
Views: 9958

Re: Teaching a 3 yo and 5yo with K curriculum?

Is he bored with all the worksheets or just certain ones? And if just certain ones then which ones?


I really think your daughter would enjoy the pre k from MFW. Not that it will keep her from interrupting but maybe a little less? :)
by afelton
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do we skip forward if child is doing well/easy?
Replies: 17
Views: 9189

Phonics and MFW K

Okay, so I need advice. My 5 year old just started MFW K today! :) Last year I homeschooled her for preschool (she wanted school work like her brothers). We did Explode the Code Get Ready, Get Set and Go for the Code. She now knows all of her letters, can write them and knows the sounds the consona...
by afelton
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Supplies - For more than one child
Replies: 6
Views: 4957

Fun With Magnets - two kids share or each their own?

Hi - Again, for those who have had two or more kids doing Aventures - did your kids SHARE one "Fun With Magnets" kit, or did you get one for each child? Looks like my two kids (both age 8 ) will really enjoy this, so I can see the benefits of each one having their own set. Just curious what others ...
by afelton
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Favorite books and extra readers
Replies: 67
Views: 21593

Re: Good readers and read-alouds for 1st grade

The little house books that are used in Adv. are Farmer boy and On the banks of plum creek. We are reading the two books before that this summer so they will have the background. My kids are enjoying Little House in the big woods right now. Readers...my son has liked all the Frog and Toad books, Lit...
by afelton
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: State Sheets - Keeping children's attention
Replies: 17
Views: 5306

Re: Adventure state sheets, disappointing and our fix

I think it is awesome that you are all remembering that we are the teachers not the curriculum, no matter how great it is. When we come to a point in the curriculum that we don't like or fit our children, situation or family then we adjust. Great to hear all of your thoughts on this topic. I will be...
by afelton
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: I Can Do All Things (ICDAT) - Users answer questions
Replies: 25
Views: 10330

Re: Art?!

What have other families done? Purchased a book for each child or made photocopies? Has anyone tried this with a 6 yo old?? Here is what I did. I bought two books. One for 7 yr. old and one for 5 gonna be 6 yr. old. I also bought extra paint and marker cards for 3 yr. old. I didn't want to spend ti...
by afelton
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Need reassurance/advice (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 35
Views: 11499

Re: 1st grade math/phonics

I used MFW 1st with my son 6 this year and used Saxon 1 for math. He tested into 1B in Singapore. I am still going to start with 1A to make sure he really gets the Singapore style before we move on. I am going to use MFW 1 math this next year with my daughter. I am just coming to really trust MFW re...
by afelton
Thu May 31, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Why MFW suggests this (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 26
Views: 10014

Re: Saxon vs. Singapore for 2nd grade.

It's never too late! :) Ok ladies....I just ordered Singapore 1A and 1B even though he got 88% on 1A, the lesson plans from MFW and the flashcards. I sure hope you are all prepared to come to my rescue when I get stuck. :) I am a little nervous! :) My son is a little nervous too. The test made him t...