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by hsm
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Science in the Beginning - Reviews, ?s (2014 change)
Replies: 12
Views: 9706

CTG science upgrade..should I switch to new one?

I have a second edition TM for creation to the Greeks but it still uses the Genesis for Kids science. I have that book and it is scheduled into my teachers manual. MFW has now switched to Science in the Beginning. My question is this....is it worth me upgrading my science stuff or is genesis in the...
by hsm
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Making and storing cards OR notebook pages
Replies: 25
Views: 8951

EFTRU - 3x5 versus 4x6 cards and boxes

I have several 3x5 card boxes in my container stash :) and wonder if it would work to use these in lieu of the recommended 4x6 cards/boxes for our Latin roots work. Please advise! :-) We tried the 4x6 cards and even those were too small for my fourth grade who writes large and for my 7th grader who...
by hsm
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Should I challenge a child who's advanced in math?
Replies: 54
Views: 12912

Re: First Grade Math Help

Same exact situation here. My ds/s favorite subject by far is math. And, he is good at it :-) I have been letting him work ahead in CBOM. Sometimes I print off free worksheets online. I can't remember , did you switch to R&S math for your dd? If so, you could copy some of the easier early lessons if...
by hsm
Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Place value & general teaching helps
Replies: 19
Views: 7885

Number Line (1st Grade)

Just curious what others did for the number line in first grade. We are supposed to be writing the number of the day on it each day. I didn't see a blank number line in the student sheets. I did a quick online search and didn't see any printables that I liked. I might have one in a TM from another ...
by hsm
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 30201

Looking for Thanksgiving Unit Study

I am looking for a good Thanksgiving unit study, lapbook and/or good books and activities for a kindergartner and preschooler. I would gear it more toward the kindergartner if I had the choice. My dd (6) is doing MFW K and I would like to take the week before Thanksgiving focus for a little bit on ...
by hsm
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Scheduling Grammar & Progeny Press
Replies: 41
Views: 9044

Re: Progeny Press guides in CtG

Thank you so much for the reply! That did help me. I think I will have her start The Golden Goblet. The timing is good. She will enjoy a break from All in One English ;)

Off to search the archives!
by hsm
Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 29821

Re: OT: need book suggestion for co-op book club/activities

I had similar thoughts that Julie and Dawn had.....Homer Price, Stuart Little, and Billy and Blaze.
by hsm
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Science in the Beginning - Reviews, ?s (2014 change)
Replies: 12
Views: 9706

Re: New Science in the Beginning book for CTG

Thanks Tricia! This is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. I had downloaded Crystal's notes from HSR before, and I just saved your notebook. I am so excited! Thanks again :-)
by hsm
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 24974

Re: How do you deal with a poor attitude?

I don't really have any advice but I wanted to say that I appreciate this post because as a Christian homeschooling parent, I think there is pressure for our children to be perfectly well behaved, respectful with no attitude. At least, I feel that pressure (could be self imposed pressure). It is nic...
by hsm
Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Books - Encyclopedias & Info Books for MFW-K
Replies: 47
Views: 17430

Re: Supporting books for kinder

I purchased and loved having the literature pack for K. But, just to clarify, it does not include books for the science topic. The books in the lit pack are for read aloud book time. For science topics, I did like Julie. I used a World Book Encyclopedia for topics (I have the DVDrom version from MFW...
by hsm
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Non-USA - Using MFW Overseas (or in neighboring countries)
Replies: 53
Views: 16584

Aussie users

I am an Australian home educator of 6 children. I am looking at using ECC and possibly K for next year, but I have a couple of questions. In the ECC package, are there any modifications that need to be made - in particular, the passport? Is it American or generic? Is it worth just making my own pas...
by hsm
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Discussion & ideas about spelling rules
Replies: 46
Views: 16451

Re: teaching "k" or "c"

Great ideas, thanks!
by hsm
Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Discussion & ideas about spelling rules
Replies: 46
Views: 16451

Re: teaching "k" or "c"

Thanks for those hints and link. I understand the spelling rules but for my newly reading 6 year old I don't want to overload him with rules. Not sure how to explain it to him. I guess just tell him that English is complicated and both letters make the hard c sound but sometimes c pretends to be an ...
by hsm
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 3-year-olds - Feeling left out of K and olders, scheduling both
Replies: 31
Views: 8362

Learning God's Story - Scheduling

I have a 6 year old, 3 year old, and 1 year old. I am wondering how best to schedule my day. I am not able to finish a whole day as it is scheduled in the manual. My son (the 6 year old) gets distracted easily by what my 3 year old is doing. It takes him a lot of time to get through the material. I...
by hsm
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Balancing high school with youngers
Replies: 29
Views: 6106

Re: Intro and question!

Hi! I did K and ECC last year with my k'er, 3rd grader, and 6th grader. I managed it like Dawn by going down the grid pretty much in that order. It was easy to do. I agree that you don't need to do both sciences/art. We combined those a lot. Even if you just read some books on the science topic for ...
by hsm
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: * Discover-Investigate-Declare - Five year cycle questions
Replies: 69
Views: 25784

Re: Newbie questions...

Welcome! I just wanted to encourage you that starting with ECC is an nice choice. I started the cycle last year with ECC with my then 6th grader and 3rd grader. ECC was nice for both of my children. We are excited to start CtG this year. My kids love ancient history so this will be so much fun. I ag...
by hsm
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Enrichment Items & Trusted Resources - Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 12176

Feedback needed

Could someone give me feedback on a couple of books I am trying to decide on for my upcoming school year order? Kid's Multicultural Cookbook Merriam Webster's Elementary Dictionary I am on the fence about them and would like some feedback from others. Thank you! Amy C. We have both. We enjoyed the ...
by hsm
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Teaching (& modeling) time mgmt (whiteboard pic)
Replies: 59
Views: 23235

Re: scheduling

I love this! So simple. I was thinking of doing a weekly one or copying the grid but just like you said it is way too overwhelming for my dc. A daily one they can check off would work much better for them.

Thanks for the idea!
by hsm
Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Teaching (& modeling) time mgmt (whiteboard pic)
Replies: 59
Views: 23235

scheduling

I am putting together our school stuff for this upcoming year and I really want to get a schedule/routine going. I don't need minute by minute planning but with 2 adhd/sensory kids, I need to get a routine going so they can function better. Do you post your routine/schedule so the kids can see what ...
by hsm
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Special Needs - Success with MFW & Dyslexia, ADHD, More
Replies: 33
Views: 11448

Re: 2014-2015 Roll Call

Oh, fun! I will play :-) We are blessed with three wonderful children. My oldest is 12 and will be starting 7th grade. My middle girl is 9 and will be starting 4th. My youngest (and only boy) is 6 and will be starting 1st grade. We are doing CtG and MFW 1st this year after completing ECC and MFWK th...
by hsm
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Computer skills, Typing
Replies: 18
Views: 7345

Keyboard program suggestion?

Anyone have a keyboard program they would recommend? We use and like Typing Instructor for Kids. There are also several free online sites....Dance Mat typing, Typing Web- a free online tutorial, Slime kids-typing games, to name a few. Maybe do a search for a free typing program online. I found a bu...
by hsm
Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Magazines - God's World News, More
Replies: 35
Views: 11605

Re: Nature Friend magazine reviews? - and MORE

I subscribed to Nature Friend this past year. My intended recipient was my young son (age 6). It was way over his head. Definitely wouldn't recommend it for a wiggly young one. However, my oldest daughter really enjoys it. My middle one likes it but I can't say she reads much of it but skims through...
by hsm
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Productive activities - Summers, Gaps, Weekends
Replies: 35
Views: 11804

Re: Movie night Mondays!

I love these ideas :)

One more....(from Bravewriter though)...tea time Tuesday. We make tea, hot chocolate, juice in fancy cup, whatever and some dainty cookies. Then we read poems out loud.
by hsm
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible Devotions / Quiet time: Ideas
Replies: 34
Views: 11904

Book basket/rest time?

We have gotten out of the habit of having rest time/quiet time in the afternoon for non-nappers. I desperately need to implement some sort of down time for the bigger kids this school year (3,5, 8 and 9 years old). I was thinking that I'd like to use book basket during this time, for an hour or so ...
by hsm
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Ideas: Letter/Alphabet play
Replies: 5
Views: 3986

Re: OT: tactile/active letter games for pre-K & K

My wiggly boy LOVES to use my large exercise ball. This is how he does the sound identification activity in MFW K. We lay the puzzle pieces on the floor and put the exercise ball in front of the puzzle pieces, I call out a sound or letter and he rolls on the ball on his tummy to grab the pieces. Or ...