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by bluemountainmama
Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 5 - Nest
Replies: 53
Views: 47699

Re: # 5 - Nest

We couldn't use the edible nest recipe in the teacher's manual due to allergies to chocolate and nuts o we used this one instead:

http://unsophisticook.com/edible-bird-nests/
by bluemountainmama
Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 7-year-old - 1st for "2nd grade"?
Replies: 7
Views: 4173

Re: First and Adventures

I have a similar situation, but I am actually thinking of going a different route and thought I would throw my idea out there. My daughter is doing K this year (she turned 6 in June so she is an older K). I'm taking reading really slowly with her and I'm not sure the reading/phonics portion for 1st ...
by bluemountainmama
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 8 - Dinosaur
Replies: 40
Views: 35588

Re: # 8 - Dinosaur

Our favorite book for this unit was Dinosaurs Unleashed by Kyle Butt and Eric Lyons. It is written from a young earth perspective like many others that we looked at, but it had a lot more information on how fossils are formed and found than others. It also has information on lots of individual dinos...
by bluemountainmama
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 2 - Moon
Replies: 33
Views: 40674

Re: # 2 - Moon

Our favorite book from this unit was Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca. If you live anywhere near Washington DC a trip to the Air and Space Museum is fabulous. We saw the free planetarium show about an imaginary moon trip (Fridays at 10:30), saw the Columbia from the Apollo 11 mission...
by bluemountainmama
Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Introduction - Creation
Replies: 75
Views: 72014

Re: Introduction - Creation

My daughter is very interested in cake decorating so I'm trying to incorporate it into her year. For the second day of creation we made cupcakes and decorated them. We covered the cupcake with light blue frosting, piped blue/green frosting with a ribbon tip and then used a star tip to pipe white clo...
by bluemountainmama
Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - So glad we did K with an early reader!
Replies: 42
Views: 19392

K or 1st grade? late birthdays

I am currently using a different curriculum with my young K'er this year (will be 5 late November). I had a very hard time deciding between MFW and this other curriculum so I am thinking that I will most likely try MFW next year. I am wondering if I should start with MFW K or 1st grade since my chi...
by bluemountainmama
Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Science - Ants, Volcanoes, and Butterflies, oh my!
Replies: 47
Views: 14619

Re: Grade K - question about ants/caterpillars.

When we ordered our caterpillars we could specify the date we wanted them shipped. From that point it took about a week to arrive and about a week for them to turn into butterflies.