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by romans8x28
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Placement, year 1 + later years
Replies: 41
Views: 12807

Re: Spelling Power

I will probably back to the beginning of the level we were on or right after the last review section we did. This will only be our second year with Spelling Power, so our first time to restart, so take my opinion with a grain of salt!
by romans8x28
Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: General ideas for Creation to the Greeks
Replies: 63
Views: 32803

Re: General ideas for Creation to the Greeks

I purchased the What's in the Bible coloring book (digital version) awhile back and realized while prepping for CTG that it would be PERFECT to have as coloring pages for during read alouds. My 1st and 3rd grader have loved having something to do while I'm reading this year, so I'll be printing a se...
by romans8x28
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 5-6 Mexico
Replies: 63
Views: 34953

Re: ECC Mexico study (lengthy, with pictures)

So fun! In the morning we're "flying to Mexico" for two weeks!
by romans8x28
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Magazines - God's World News, More
Replies: 35
Views: 13193

Gods World News

I was thinking MFW had a discount for those wanting to order GWN. Weve been getting it since kindy and the kids love it. http://www.mfwbooks.com/products/21/Language-Arts/#Magazines [ Editor's Note : Hint - on the MFW website, look under Language Arts and you will find a Magazine bar to click on.]
by romans8x28
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Conventions & Expos - Help "seeing" MFW!
Replies: 22
Views: 10560

Re: Expos

One thing I'd never thought of that someone was talking about in a FaceBook group is that a lot of conventions make you pay for the entire convention to see the curriculum hall. So, expos are good for some families since they are free. Of course, that doesn't help me since we plan on going to our co...
by romans8x28
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Supplies - Ordering for more than 1 student
Replies: 9
Views: 5543

ECC ordering qestion

Thanks to everyone who helped me in the other thread, I think we're going to go with ECC. I had a couple questions, if both my kids want to do the Complete Book of Animals, do I order 2? It sounds like it has little booklets, and activities that each child would want. Also, would we want 2 of the o...
by romans8x28
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users, Even More!
Replies: 124
Views: 46590

Re: What happened here?

It makes me sad because I don't use Facebook and don't particularly want to have Facebook. Yet so many things are going that way... :~ Unless you have something against the company as whole, I've seen people on the MFW boards with fake names so you could use it for boards only and not allow "real l...
by romans8x28
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 3 - Leaf
Replies: 43
Views: 36936

Re: baking powder biscuits - Bee Tree

I'm not sure if baking powder biscuits are something special or not. We make a bisquick substitute and use it for biscuits, waffles, & pancakes. My husband did not like it the one time I used half wheat flour/half white! I thought it was fine though. :) Biscuit Mix (Bisquick Substitute) 8 C. flour 8...
by romans8x28
Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 20157

Re: Best way to organize student sheets?

I have a file box with 34 folders and have my K & 2nd grade sheets in each week's folder. I also put in things like a library book list, extra sheets, and a copy of the grids.
by romans8x28
Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: * Discover-Investigate-Declare - Five year cycle questions
Replies: 69
Views: 28805

ECC this year -- or wait till next year? (Did I mess up?

Hi everyone! We've been happy users of MFW curriculum for the past two years. We have two children: A 7-year-old going into 2nd grade and an almost-9-year-old going into 3rd. I did MFW 1st with my oldest, then last year I did Adventures in MFW with both. All along I thought I'd walk seamlessly into...
by romans8x28
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student Sheets - Descriptions, Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4186

Re: Adventures: line spacing for notebook pages

I would think a sharpie and ruler would be able to help you make those dotted lines solid and still be pretty neat looking. My daughter dreads summaries, so we usually didn't run out of room. :) But I'm guessing her handwriting would improve if she was writing a bit smaller. Even I have a hard time ...
by romans8x28
Fri May 03, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Hands-on - MFW methods really work!
Replies: 20
Views: 11246

Re: Don't Skip the Fun Stuff :-) (RTR Sistine Chapel proje

Sounds like fun! (Coming from a mom who dreads getting out the paints! :-) )
by romans8x28
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Prep - Organizing everything
Replies: 23
Views: 9084

Re: How to organize student sheets for K?

My first time through, I put every page into a page protector at the beginning of the year. As we went, we pulled it out, used it, and returned it. This next time, I've got file folders which are already set up for my 2nd grader. When I get my K sheets, I'm going to fill them in according to her wee...
by romans8x28
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How to fill state requirements
Replies: 49
Views: 18268

Re: time spent on homeschooling

I'm in MO, too. Like someone else said, pretty much anything can be counted as a core subject. Cooking and laundry are math. Church is social studies. Playing outside is science. Anytime someone reads to them is reading. As for actually keeping track of all those random minutes, though, I have no cl...
by romans8x28
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Educational Toy Packages - Questions + Reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 11278

How to store preK activity cards?

How do you store the presK activity cards? Anyone have a link to a box that fits? Thank you! We found a 4x6 file box at Wal-Mart. It's this style, but they had clear and a "see-through" black in store. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Locking-Index-Card-File-with-Flip-Top-Holds-350-3-x-5-Cards/24969042
by romans8x28
Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Art Appreciation - Enjoying Art Together
Replies: 2
Views: 3650

Re: Enjoying Art Together is outstanding

I didn't know that you were still carrying the two Come Look with Me books as enrichment items. That is good. They definitely created an art lover in our house! :-) Enjoying Art Together does sound good, too, especially that some match up with Bible stories.
by romans8x28
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organization
Replies: 22
Views: 7931

Re: ECC-Organizing worksheets

We'll start 2nd & K in the fall (late summer) and I'm going to try the hanging file folder method. I made a folder for each week 1-34. (I had extras, so I made some for some holidays that we will break from regular school to do so I can print and file things as I find them.) I have already filed the...
by romans8x28
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #13 - Cow
Replies: 30
Views: 20551

Re: Questions about Kindergarten Unit "C is for Cow"

This thread came to mind the other day, so I'm glad it got bumped back up because I forgot to search for it to share the idea I had. Would you be able to change the lesson to talk about cow meat instead of milk? Or possibly, cows eat grass, we eat cows, so different animals/people need different thi...
by romans8x28
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Cost - Concerns, Priorities
Replies: 41
Views: 15613

Packages vs Individual Items

Are the packages significantly cheaper than buying items individually from MFW? I'm looking to purchase ECC but we own many of the books. I don't really want duplicates but if buying items individually will cost more I will go with the package. You'll just have to add it up and see. Before we bough...
by romans8x28
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Badges - Ideas for wearing them and alternatives
Replies: 61
Views: 43039

Re: K badge patterns...into felt Chrsitmas ornaments?

This sounds like a really great idea! You might just have to lead the way and share your pictures for the rest of us to follow!!
by romans8x28
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Favorite books and extra readers
Replies: 67
Views: 21156

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

Has your daughter seen Heidi? Mine fell in love with it so we got her the Puffin Classics book for her birthday. We're about 4 chapters into it and she is enjoying the book, too, though she thinks there ought to be more pictures!
by romans8x28
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Help Getting Started
Replies: 22
Views: 11644

Mom struggling with 1st grade math

Hi everyone! I'm preparing for MFW-1st and have been reading through the math portion and making a list of what would be required of my son daily in addition to what would be specific to each day such as the hands-on activities and workbook pages. According to the daily math activities listed in th...
by romans8x28
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lunch & Breakfast
Replies: 38
Views: 13032

Re: Quick & Easy Lunch Ideas

I was thinking the other day that we needed a thread like this! We usually don't have enough leftovers for Dh to take them in his lunch and us to have enough. Quesadillas-Shredded Cheese on a Tortilla, folded in half and cooked on the griddle Tortilla/English Muffin/Bagel Pizzas-Put sauce, cheese, a...
by romans8x28
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 20157

Re: How do you store student pages before use?

Your kids might be older than mine. For K last year, all the sheets we had to do were in the student sheet pack. Before the year started, I put them all in a 3 ring binder in page protectors. The binder sat on my desk all year and I pulled the pages out as needed. We're getting ready to start 1st in...
by romans8x28
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Favorite books and extra readers
Replies: 67
Views: 21156

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

We started reading Little House on the Prairie after my Kinder got it for Christmas. We haven't made it through all of them, so they will be part of our of daily reading for 1st. We also have a copy of Charlotte's Web & Stuart Little that she got a couple years ago and have never gotten around to re...