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by yvonneh
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Behind - Finding Peace and/or Catching Up
Replies: 94
Views: 31423

Re: I wish we could do more, but we just can't

Hugs to you, Heather. I only have 3 children and I didn't even consider homeschooling until I'd exhausted all other options. You are one of my heroes just because you ARE homeschooling! I know what you mean about the guilt factor. I'm trying to tell myself before I even begin that it's okay not to g...
by yvonneh
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Need reassurance/advice (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 35
Views: 13251

Re: Singapore Math

What Lori is doing is pretty much my plan as well and for similar reasons. My dd, 4th grade, tested into 2B, but we're starting in 2A just to help her get the feel of Sngapore and to cover a few of the topics (like measurement) she missed totally on her test. I plan to have her work in two 20-minute...
by yvonneh
Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 32306

Re: Letter Blending - Dyslexia?

Also, one of the hallmarks of dyslexia is that the person has an average to above average intelligence level. That is why none of my dd's teachers would believe me when I said I thought something was wrong with her reading. She was doing "too well." It showed up in a standardized test she took when ...
by yvonneh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Supplies - Ordering for more than 1 student
Replies: 9
Views: 6255

Re: Ordering extras for more than one student - question

I am also doing ECC and 1st this year, and I have three girls. I purchased the student pack, passport and sticker book for my 1st grader. She probably won't do all the student sheets, but since I wasn't sure, I thought it better to get them. I also fit a passport and flag stickers for my 3-year-old.
by yvonneh
Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Transition to Adventures
Replies: 4
Views: 2372

Re: Adventures is going well!

Awesome recap, Shawna. Thanks for sharing it. I especially loved your letter to Gail about her name. Still bum min' a little that we won't do Adventures, but I was thinking about adding in some family heritage study after we do our "optional" ECC countries of Ireland and Scotland. Maybe I could add ...
by yvonneh
Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?
Replies: 44
Views: 14143

Re: Extra student sheets for youngers, for Adventures

We are dong ECC, not ADV, but I thought I'd chime in anyway. I decided to get a set of student sheets for my 1st grader, but not for the 3-yaw-old. I did get all 3 a passport and flag sticker book, though as those items were less expensive. Today I found a small dry erase board for $1 at Target that...
by yvonneh
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 45417

Re: How do you teach first and ECC at the same time?

I will be teaching the same two programs (with same age kids). I plan to start my planning next week since we won't start until August. I really want to have my first grader join in on some of the basic geography and people studies as I think she will enjoy learning alongside big sis. I'm thinking I...
by yvonneh
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Should I challenge a child who's advanced in math?
Replies: 54
Views: 20103

Re: Learning God's Story - Math question

I guess I have to get used to the idea that I can use MFW as a framework and change it to meet my family's needs. I'm such a rules follower, I feel like I have to do it as written or it's "wrong." Aargh.
by yvonneh
Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Should I challenge a child who's advanced in math?
Replies: 54
Views: 20103

Re: Learning God's Story - Math question

Yes, that's probably what I'll do. I'll work her through most of the activities and just bump up some of the other stuff, then start her in 1A -- low pressure as you said -- second semester.
by yvonneh
Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student Sheets - Descriptions, Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5104

Re: Adventures: line spacing for notebook pages

LOL, have no helpful suggestions, but I love that her summaries were so long they wouldn't fit on one page...a girl after my own heart. My oldest dd dislikes writing so much, I am going to have to institute a 3-sentence summary rule with her. Sigh.
by yvonneh
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 7-plus yrs old - Using MFW1 for grade 2+ language arts
Replies: 62
Views: 29402

Re: Need Advice....

It is possible your child may have dyslexia. It is fairly common, but you have to get it medically diagnosed. There is an on-line site called Lexercise where you can have them take a free evaluation to see if they have some issues. My dd was tested through the public schools and didn't qualify for s...
by yvonneh
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: General Math Ideas for Learning God's Story
Replies: 14
Views: 9863

Re: 1st Grade Math - Number of the Day and General Math Idea

Great idea! I'd like to do that as well and make one for my 3-year-old to follow along with. Most likely she will just scribble/color the pages, but she can get exposure to some of the numbers and concepts, especially the calendar. She always asks me, "Mommy, what we on now?," meaning she wants to k...
by yvonneh
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Special Needs - Success with MFW & Dyslexia, ADHD, More
Replies: 33
Views: 14878

Re: Is this a good plan?

Kirsten,
I will be right there with you this year doing ECC and MFW 1st. I have a suspected (though not yet confirmed) dyslexic (my oldest). Good luck with your year!
Yvonne
by yvonneh
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - How is it different?
Replies: 17
Views: 7445

Re: Brand-new homeschooler with Q's

Thank you, Lucy. I appreciate your feed back. I am seeing maybe some of the "cons" of having so much flexibility with curriculum. Sometimes i wish someone would just TELL me what to use so I can stop going through the mental gymnastics of it all.
by yvonneh
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - Sibling in K
Replies: 28
Views: 11870

Is this giving my little daughter a complex?

I've been using MFW K with my son this year. He just turned 6 in Oct. My daughter was 3 when we started, and just turned 4 in Feb. Without any coaxing, but always with welcome arms, she's been following along with everything, except writing and reading. For writing, I have her trace a giant sized l...
by yvonneh
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - How is it different?
Replies: 17
Views: 7445

Re: Brand-new homeschooler with Q's

Even with using A Beka Arithmetic, my daughter is supposed to drill math facts at home for 15 minutes a night for homework. I'm not as diligent with that as I could be, but like I said in a previous post, she's doing REALLY well with multiplication and times tables. My experience when she was in pub...
by yvonneh
Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Educational Toy Packages - Questions + Reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 14837

Re: Brand-new homeschooler with Q's

Thank you all for the wonderful help and imput. I need to learn this quoting thing so I can thank each of you. :) I think I'm starting to narrow things down a little bit now. And, I love the suggestion of having my oldest help the youngest. She loves to play "school" and "teacher" and be "mom," so I...
by yvonneh
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Questions, especially on legibility expectatio
Replies: 52
Views: 20184

Re: Struggling with neatness

Just a thought that if you implement a "rule" that if you know it's not their best handwriting, they have to re-do it, that might "inspire" them to try their best the first time to avoid the re-writes.
by yvonneh
Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Begin MFW 1st mid-year? Year-round schedules?
Replies: 18
Views: 6674

Re: Day 125 of First... a natural stopping point?

or when went to the living history farm and she was dressed like Mary Ingalls in bonnet and all. That sort of awesomely fun thing! :-) Wow, I am jealous! Would LOVE to do that. Where do you live (in general terms). We might have to plan a trip there. We live in northwest TN, and the living history ...