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by ShanMom
Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas & experiences using MFW
Replies: 65
Views: 20924

I want to encourage you to remember that your family is unique and your needs may be different. It's okay if while your children are young you are not able to get alot of extra's done. Maybe now that you have been doing MFW for a few months, you want to re-evaluate and cut out some things that need ...
by ShanMom
Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 2-year-olds - Ideas for occupying
Replies: 26
Views: 11015

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I was helped by your thoughts and feel like the Lord helped me come up with an adjusted schedule to try. Grace to you all this week!
by ShanMom
Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 2-year-olds - Ideas for occupying
Replies: 26
Views: 11015

Thanks

Thanks for responding ladies. Mary Kate is already happier since I adjusted our schedule. I moved school back upstairs and she can wash dishes in the sink or play at the island with one of her siblings when they are not needed. I am thinking part of the problem might be that she does not like the ba...
by ShanMom
Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Readiness - Sorting disobedience from readiness issues
Replies: 35
Views: 11797

My personal experience has been that the transition to school life is most difficult with the oldest, because all the little ones are still just playing all the time. Now that my son is in 1st grade, it is much more pleasant for my oldest because she is not the only one. Nevertheless, the last few y...
by ShanMom
Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Narration - Tips (author response)
Replies: 30
Views: 15215

Thanks! This is helpful. And I agree, I love the idea that the children will become familiar with communicating orally...and what better purpose than to share the gospel with the world around us? It seems this skill will be even more needed as we continue to use email and computers more and more for...
by ShanMom
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW only? Anyone ditch most everything else?
Replies: 39
Views: 14438

Boy I just want to second that. This is my 3rd real year of homeschooling. And it's so obviously going to be the best of the three. Last year I wanted to do so many wonderful things, but was never able to because I had to spend so much time planning that I failed on the execution. With MFW I don't h...
by ShanMom
Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 27550

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:48 pm I don't know if this would be helpful. My son mixed his up a lot and I had heard of a little way to remember that helped him. Teach him to make the word "bed" using his hands: Hold your hands up in front of you and connect the pointer and thumb of each hand (kind of...
by ShanMom
Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Help with using the CD, including MAC users
Replies: 9
Views: 5464

Re: MAC?

Okay, no problem! I will just go to a friends to get what I need from the CD. Thanks!
by ShanMom
Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Study materials
Replies: 19
Views: 7632

Review: Pets In A Jar

Does anyone have experience with My Nature Journal by Adrian Olmstead or Pets In a Jar? They sound helpful. Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:27 pm I have Pets In A Jar. I really like this book, but it would be an "extra" not a must have. This is a book that you might like to have on your shelf, but you p...
by ShanMom
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 21070

I am thanking God for MFW!

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:47 pm I just had to write a note to say how much using MFW has blessed me. Every day I wake up excited to learn with my children and I feel that our days are full of meaningful work, hard work, and enjoyable work. No longer am I searching or pondering all the millions of ...
by ShanMom
Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 3 year olds - I can't help but teach...help!
Replies: 7
Views: 7022

Mercy, I am glad the others chimed in. I was seeking to give you a completely unbiased view earlier, but I will now share that I wish I had waited to start a phonics program with my son, and simply did other things to satisfy his craving to put words together...and followed the MFW plan as is. Mainl...
by ShanMom
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 3 year olds - I can't help but teach...help!
Replies: 7
Views: 7022

3 year olds - I can't help but teach...help!

I SOOOOOO want to go through MFW K with my daughter when she reaches that age, but I can't stop her from learning how to read. It's almost a battle for me, because she LOVES learning. And since she knows all of her letters and sounds, she's now begun sounding things out. (because she's in the batht...
by ShanMom
Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: General Ideas for God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 90
Views: 110820

Idea for advanced K'ers

Here's an idea I am trying this time around. Maybe it might work for some of you. My son has already done all the MFW phonics and worksheets, but we are just starting the K program. (I know, that sounds wierd)...but anyway, because I want him to have something to work on each day that is related to ...
by ShanMom
Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** Users explain why we love K!
Replies: 43
Views: 20091

Best Week Ever

I just started K with my two kids, a second grade girl and a K boy. (I also have a 2 year old.) We are having the best week ever. I wish I started in the fall. I've tried a few different methods the past year or so, but all leading me to mostly feel disorganized and unprepared. So, thankfully the Lo...