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by mommaklee
Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - Teaching while expecting, taking time off
Replies: 9
Views: 5628

Re: Do you break for a baby?

Definitely take the time you need to rest and recover. It will look different for each mom. With our last, we got into routine right away as it was better for the older kids and it was when the baby slept the most. It really helped me to keep the read alouds handy and do that whenever the baby neede...
by mommaklee
Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 19818

Re: Storing Student pages

I use a single file box with hanging files. I label the hanging files with the week #, that way it is reusable year to year. I sort the papers based on the week # and fill my folders. It doesn't matter if you have one or three kids. You just put all the sheets in their respective folders. Some weeks...
by mommaklee
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Learning without "Readers" or "A Reading Program"?
Replies: 52
Views: 19047

Re: Could I add reading program to MFW 1st gr??

You could take a look at "The Ordinary Parent's guide to teaching Reading" by Jessie Wise and Sara Buffington. You can skip to the end portion that deals with more advanced phonics and still use it to teach younger children to read. It is the most advanced and thorough teaching of phonics I have see...
by mommaklee
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Start K slowly or wait?
Replies: 93
Views: 28724

Re: K, 1, or make my own?

What jumped out at me was: "My daughter is 4" "She is bored" "The books are over her head" In that case, it would be best to keep things simpler for the time being. Four and Five year-olds don't need "formal schooling" the way older children do. There is so much to learn right around you. Can you go...
by mommaklee
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 33619

Re: Books for a 3rd Grader??

Awesome thread! I need to save the wonderful lists provided by everyone!
by mommaklee
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 1 - Sun
Replies: 63
Views: 61897

Re: Sundial

Daylight savings time will affect it, because the sun will not be at it's zenith at noon, but at 1pm. It will change the way the shadow falls. But the experiment is mainly about observing the sun move through the sky, so you'll be fine.
by mommaklee
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K
Replies: 91
Views: 35660

Re: Doing all of K and ADV?

We did K and Adv last year. It worked out surprisingly well. I started my day with the younger ones. While I worked with the K'ers my older two started on their reading/writing/math core which they can work on rather independently. Then the K'ers played and looked at books or even listened in while ...
by mommaklee
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Science - Is there enough?
Replies: 59
Views: 16872

Re: Science-Does any one supplement?

I began using Apologia before coming to MFW. I have continued using it while still doing some of the science from the MFW curriculum. It's a fantastic thorough science curriculum and is still friendly to multi-level teaching.
by mommaklee
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Phonics with a regional accent?
Replies: 12
Views: 5318

regional accents & the /oo/ sounds (First)

We are at the point in First in which we are making the Spoon/Book folder for the /oo/ combination, actually day 29, but I have put off the making of the folder because of the following issue. My husband and I were both born in rural west TN, but my parents are from Arkansas and I have a more Arkan...
by mommaklee
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lunch & Breakfast
Replies: 38
Views: 12796

Re: Quick & Easy Lunch Ideas

Love reading everyone's ideas. Some of mine are: Butter Noodles (any pasta with a sprinkle of garlic, some butter, and parmesean cheese-it's one of my kids' favorites) Beanie Weanies (sliced hot dogs in baked beans, I use Busch's Country Style- I had this a lot as a kid in daycare, it's a gross, ins...
by mommaklee
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - Slings, carriers, more ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 5961

Re: MFW with infant

How 'bout a bouncer?