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by Andrea
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Encouragement: If you're struggling with ECC
Replies: 32
Views: 15265

direct me to posts, please. re: overwhelmed w/ ECC

I am using ECC (3rd grader) and 1st this yr, plus have 3 younger children including a newborn. Others had written about being overwhelmed and had been given good advice on what was essential and what could be omitted or simplified. The posts were encouraging as well. I would like to save some of th...
by Andrea
Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 31387

Re: What plans do you have for the first day of school?

For our first day we have a funny ritual that began 3 years ago. My kids get all dressed and I pack them a lunch with stuff we normally don't have for lunch -- chips, cupcake, etc... Then they kiss me good bye, go out the back door, march around the house, and come in the front for school. I'm not s...
by Andrea
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Encouragement: If you're struggling with ECC
Replies: 32
Views: 15265

Re: For those who have struggled with ECC

Hi -- No struggling here, either. Our 8 year old ds is having a great time, as well as our 5 and 3 year olds when they join us for music, food, geography game and story time! We have all learned so much. Our son even enjoys the advanced packet pages we choose to do. The science is great, and the mis...
by Andrea
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for organizing without one
Replies: 32
Views: 21572

School Room?

I was wondering what some of you do as far as setting up a school room. Do you just work at your kitchen table and read in the living room on the couch? Or do you have an actual room dedicated to school? Do you have desks for your children? Just wondering what works best for your family to get some...
by Andrea
Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - So glad we did K with an early reader!
Replies: 42
Views: 24278

my dd is already reading cvc words - and some 4 letter words. i like a lot of things about mfw, but am afraid we would end the first year without her really learning anything new when it comes to phonics. Has anyone used mfw k for an early reaader? thoughts? Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:01 pm We did ...
by Andrea
Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 5-6 Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 51654


Very fun! We had our fiesta a week ago and we all had so much fun! The paper flowers were hanging all over our kitchen curtains. We had a CD of Mexican dance music, enchiladas and Arroz con leche (rice with milk) for dessert. Our 5 year old got all dressed up for the occasion -- complete with a silk...
by Andrea
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Different locations and styles
Replies: 49
Views: 23501

Nature Walk/Exploration Day - Exploring

Hi Everyone! I haven't posted in a while -- been SO busy with First and ECC! We are beginning Canada this week and have enjoyed the first few weeks very much. First grade is put together so well. Just enough of everything! Today was our nature walk day and we went exploring at a new nature trail in ...
by Andrea
Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 39654

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 8:13 am

We have the Math Shark and both of my kids really like it (ages 5 & 8). It has multiple level settings so it can work for many different ages/levels. So far we have liked it!
by Andrea
Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - Meeting state requirements
Replies: 84
Views: 38014


Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:04 pm For teaching health topics we have used the information on The site covers topics such as: dealing with feelings, staying healthy, keeping fit, foods, recipes, everyday illnesses and injuries (bug bites, flu, viruses), how the body works (with lit...
by Andrea
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 27980

First Year in MFW

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:07 am Hi Everyone! We are finishing up our school year with one ds in Adventures and one dd in Kindergarten. I wanted to write in and express my excitement and joy in using MFW! The kids and I have had such fun and have learned SO MUCH! I haven't been homeschooling that ...
by Andrea
Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 2A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 23
Views: 7939

Thanks, Crystal. I used your ideas and we're doing fine! He was solving the "how many more" questions by adding up to find the difference. It works, but is just more difficult. It turned out to be an interesting way to teach these problems -- parts/whole thinking.
by Andrea
Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** More user praise reports!
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: We are thoroughly enjoying adv around here!!!!!!!

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 4:36 pm This is our first year with MFW and we have 3 weeks left of Adventures. My 7 year old ds has really enjoyed our school year. He was disappointed when he realized we are almost done and asked if we could re-read the Pioneers and Patriots book this summer! Each time a...