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by purpleheartwife
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting Resources - Paper, fonts, pencils, grips
Replies: 32
Views: 14858

Handwriting question

As my girls are in the first week of ECC, we are practicing writing two letters/day. I am supposed to write it for them and then they practice. I have no guide to go by, and want to teach them an actual manuscript/cursive style, not just how I write. This is our first year, so I don't really know.....
by purpleheartwife
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Preparation - Box Day when we are new to MFW or to hs
Replies: 16
Views: 7160

Starting ECC Monday (8/6) and freaking out!

We are a new MFW family, and will be beginning with ECC on Monday. I am teaching an 8th grader and 2nd grader, with a preschooler and toddler tagging along. We have finally gotten our homeschool room set up (this is our first year), but all of the books/curriculum/student sheets, etc. are still in ...
by purpleheartwife
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Teaching (& modeling) time mgmt (whiteboard pic)
Replies: 59
Views: 29719

Re: Schedule on the white!

We don't actually use a dry erase board, but I laminate our schedules and fill them in with dry erase markers so the kids can erase what they have done as they finish it. Here is a post I did about it: ... -week.html
by purpleheartwife
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Kingdom Tales
Replies: 66
Views: 25492

Re: Best ages to read Kingdom Tales?

Thank you all for your kind replies:) I think we will continue reading Kingdom Tales for a few more weeks and just see how it goes. I do love the stories and I want them to enjoy the stories also. I was just worried if I pushed stories they weren't "getting" that they wouldn't enjoy such a fantastic...
by purpleheartwife
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 30673

starting date and first day fun

Just wondering when everyone was planning on starting school? I'm getting ready and excited. I will be doing ecc, ahl, and whl. I am planning on starting school first week in August. Does anyone have any first day fun activities that they are planning on doing and would like to share? We started la...
by purpleheartwife
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 37161

Re: worried about starting ECC

We are just finishing our second week with ECC and my dc are young like yours. Basically, I just try to keep in mind with each assignment- is it something they are going to understand and/or remember? There are plenty of fun things along the way to keep you busy even if you don't do the more advance...
by purpleheartwife
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - How much time daily for ECC?
Replies: 37
Views: 17830

Re: How long is a day with ECC?

Thank you all so much for the replies- that will really help me with planning. Cindi, thanks for the warning on the first few weeks with ECC. I had not heard that before but it is good to know it will be different from the rest of the year. I am loving this forum already:)