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by Fenni
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - 7-9 year olds?
Replies: 23
Views: 14139

Re: Science in ECC... 8yo

I'm w/ Julie and I would totally skip POE. We had a good science year w/ ECC (with 8 yo) when we dropped POE, concentrated on the animal books, and supplemented w/ library books.
by Fenni
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 46486

Re: How much could a first grader participate in MFW ECC?

I am currently using ECC with my 3rd grader and I also have a 1st grader. My first grader has enjoyed doing a few of the art projects. (We haven't done much of the art.) He sometimes wants a coloring page like the 3rd grader so I get something off the internet or from the Trip Around the World books...
by Fenni
Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - How do you home school with them in the picture?
Replies: 53
Views: 25909

Re: Overwhelemed:(

My experience: When I used MFW 1st w/ my oldest child at age 6, I also had a 4 yo, 2yo, and baby born that fall. Then, we used ADV and MFW K w/ 7 yo, 5 yo, 3 yo, 1 yo. Now we're using ECC and MFW 1st, and I have a 8yo, 6 yo, 4 yo, 2 yo, and baby (born in the summer.) I love, love, love MFW's grids a...
by Fenni
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Complete Book of Animals
Replies: 31
Views: 15948

Complete Book of Animals for ECC

I was hesitant to order the Complete Book of Animals to use w/ my 3rd grader. Just wanted to pop in and say I'm so glad I did! We are really enjoying it. :)
by Fenni
Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Dictation - Exactly how do you do this at your house?
Replies: 30
Views: 14216

Re: questions re: dictation of memory verse (ECC)

Thanks! I wasn't sure how strict I should be so it helps to see what others are doing. Also, after reading your posts, I remembered that we didn't do much dictation last yr so this is pretty new to him. About the KJV, I thought about using an "easier" version for dictation but it doesn't make sense ...
by Fenni
Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography - What to expect for different ages
Replies: 52
Views: 24510

Re: ECC--World Geography w/ 3rd grader?

you know what...I missed the "may." I thought it said should. LOL! so now I really don't care very much. He's young and he struggled with the workload in ADV so maybe we'll grow into some of the sheets later in the year, but I think I'll only start with one or two per unit. thanks for pointing out t...
by Fenni
Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book basket vs. Reading time
Replies: 22
Views: 12391

Re: Love for reading?

The other ladies had great answers. I just wanted to chime in and say that I really felt that the book basket in ADV was what really turned my child on to independent reading and a love for books! I feel such gratitude towards MFW for that. I'm not sure how old your son is, maybe it is an age or int...
by Fenni
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 18-19
Replies: 15
Views: 98317

Re: Weeks 18-19

I printed this coloring page of the cotton gin for ds to use on his Eli Whitney notebook page. He colored it, cut it out, and glued it on the top of his page. He also added a piece of his cotton w/ construction paper seeds.
by Fenni
Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 37454

I have a 2nd grader, K'er, 3 yo and 1 yo. Each time I hang something up I explain to all the kids how important it is to us and how we want to keep it nice, what to do and what not to do, etc. It obviously doesn't work with the 1 yo but it has done wonders with the 3 yo. With the 1 yo, I try to catc...
by Fenni
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 3-year olds - Lots of activity ideas & experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 16113

things our 3 yr old boy likes... books on tape aquadoodle crayons and coloring book (new to him helps!) small chalkboard and chalk play-doh wedgits legos paint with water books magnets and magnetic board flannel pieces and flannel board crumple waste paper and toss it in a small trash can kick a sma...
by Fenni
Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Being content when the grass starts to look greener :)
Replies: 53
Views: 20697


Ok, I'll admit it, I am a homeschool curriculum window-shopping junkie. Sigh. Everything is so well layed out here. I can combine my kids (not with any of those other programs...not with the age differenced of MY kiddos). Anyway...I'm here to stay! Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 8:27 pm I have been gentl...
by Fenni
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Supplies - Ordering for 2 Kindergarteners or K the 2nd time
Replies: 3
Views: 6266

I'm going to use the K program with my twins but I also have a preschooler who will want to be involved. I know that I need the extra student materials for one, but is there anything there that would benefit the preschooler at 3 years old? I'm planning to purchase 3 of the A-Z Textured Letters but ...
by Fenni
Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K - For a child who is already reading, ideas & encouragement
Replies: 71
Views: 40528

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:20 am I wanted to comment about what I heard from David Hazell recently. You asked why do K with a child who reads at a 2nd grade level? The answer "because they are only 5 once!" They should get to enjoy being 5 and K is so appropriate for a 5 yr. old. David will tell yo...
by Fenni
Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Content - Describe your screening of book basket selections
Replies: 15
Views: 9147

after hearing David's heart at a recent mini-conference, I feel very confident about their book choices as well. It is always good for us to be prudent parents, though, so good on your Jenn!