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by froggiemomof3
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Academics - First review weeks at a faster pace?
Replies: 22
Views: 11843

Re: A Few Questions Regarding 1st grade

We are in the midst of 1st right now(week 23 tomorrow) and I am finding it difficult to challenge my son. He is reading at like a 5th grade level. I am really focusing on him learning to narrate back to me the stories I read him and he reads. I am also focusing on getting him to get a short narratio...
by froggiemomof3
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Placement - Using LGS with a reading child, more ideas!
Replies: 16
Views: 9849

1st grader is bored with MFW1 Phonics

Just looking for advice... my 1st grader is on the advanced side... she is already reading "Level 1" readers pretty independently. She complains every time I bring out the MFW Workbook and student sheets. She feels they are boring and repetitive. I accelerated things a little bit in the beginning, ...
by froggiemomof3
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 3 & 4 (with Flowers; Classifying, Numbers, Counting)
Replies: 21
Views: 8803

1st grade- Four Square Cards for advanced readers

How are people using the Four Square Cards for advanced readers? Should I use them as copy work? Do they build up into something bigger? What are others doing? There is one card for each of the short vowels in weeks 3 and 4. Then in weeks 6 and 7 there is one card for each of the long vowels. So wh...
by froggiemomof3
Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Writing - What is required in Adventures? Enough? Corrected?
Replies: 15
Views: 6464

Worried about doing "enough" for 2nd and 1st grader

Both my kids were in public school prior to this year, and both are advanced academically. Actually I started my son late in public school for social reasons, but academically he is at 3rd grade or higher for all subjects. Anyways, I keep worrying that I am not doing "enough" with them. By the end ...
by froggiemomof3
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Placement - Using LGS with a reading child, more ideas!
Replies: 16
Views: 9849

Re: Phonics in 1st grade?

They start off as review of what is in K(short vowels and cvc words) then they move to adding in new phonics sounds in the middle of week 4. There are some notes in regard to children already reading in the TM as well. My son is reading at a 3rd grade level so we are using the phonics lessons each d...
by froggiemomof3
Sun May 19, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Read-alouds: Books we have already read?
Replies: 3
Views: 2058

Re: Reading books included in future package

We just finished Farmer Boy and got On the Banks of Plum Creek from the library. My kids are really interested in them now and I will just reread them again when we get to Adventures. I read books over and over for my own enjoyment so I sort of feel it is the same thing with them and these books. I ...
by froggiemomof3
Tue May 14, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for organizing without one
Replies: 32
Views: 19346

Re: New with questions

We started out without a dedicated school space. We used our kitchen table and did all the school work there. All the supplies were stored in a 9 cube organizer by the table. This worked and worked well to start with, but our son has some issues that have come to light this year and we decided a ded...
by froggiemomof3
Sat May 11, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Where did your child place after MFW-1 math?
Replies: 26
Views: 7830

Re: Math placement after 1st grade

We will be going to Saxon Math 2 after 1st grade. It just seems like a better fit for our family.
by froggiemomof3
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Prep - Organizing everything
Replies: 23
Views: 9658

Re: How to organize student sheets for K?

I got 27 hanging file folders(actually 36 so I had them for future years). I labeled each one for each unit and put the student sheets into the corresponding file folder. I remove the week at the start and keep it in my binder that I have the TM in. As my son finishes each sheet in the unit, I put i...
by froggiemomof3
Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Encouraging proper pencil grip, right OR left
Replies: 61
Views: 28116

Re: Pencil grip

We use the pencil grips from Target for DS and it has helped him tremendously to hold is pencil properly. They have also helped him to have neater handwriting. My 2 yr old DD can hold a pencil or crayon fine without the grip and has never been shown the proper way to hold them.
by froggiemomof3
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Field Trip Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 69
Views: 38835

Re: General Ideas for Adventures - Field trip to DC & more

I would fly to DC or the surrounding area and then take mini trips to all the wonderful historical places around here. We live in MD and I can't wait for Adventures so we can take all kinds of field trips.