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by mothermayi
Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Writing with Skill - Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 9974

Re: Writing with Skill vs. IEW

I am totally guessing here but I wonder if the decision to use something other than IEW has to do with the prerequisites to teach IEW. TWSS is cost prohibitive for some families, and it would have to be purchased in addition to the actual writing program. It requires more work for mom or dad to prep...
by mothermayi
Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Independence - How much do you help in Singapore math?
Replies: 4
Views: 2370

Re: How much do you help in Singapore math?

Sounds okay to me ;) . We are halfway finished with 5A and the word problems on the reviews always seem to give my guy trouble. I let him attempt them alone first. Then we go over them together to see what went wrong and how to fix it. He use to bomb the reviews in books 3A through 4B. He has gotten...
by mothermayi
Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Minutes with Marie - Light
Replies: 3
Views: 3535

Re: Minutes with Marie - Light

Ahhh, thank you for sharing! I needed to hear this today. :)
by mothermayi
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Needed if learning Latin and Greek?
Replies: 2
Views: 3746

Re: EFTRU if learning Latin and Greek?

EFTRU, imo, isn't necessary if you are studying Latin and Greek as whole languages. If you want to see the words and play with them a little, someone posted the lists on Spelling City. This way you can have fun with the words without purchasing the book. We are studying Latin, and have found it unne...
by mothermayi
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Kindergarten can be spread 2 years, BUT many wait
Replies: 67
Views: 20335

Re: Second guessing preschool choice

I also have the Horizons Preschool material, MFW prek cards/toys, MFW K through Adventures. I agree, the Horizons PreK is over the top. It is so very wordy and written for a classroom. Reading it sucked the joy out of learning for me and I already know my alphabet :-) . After opening it, I put it on...
by mothermayi
Thu May 08, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ages - Is there an ideal age for ECC?
Replies: 15
Views: 6634

Re: Tell me about ECC...

Gratitude, Your post was very helpful! My kiddo sounds a lot like yours. My ds10 loves to read and play and remembers just about everything he learns or reads. It sounds like it should be easy to place him in a curriculum but as you mentioned, it requires just as much thought and care as my other ki...
by mothermayi
Thu May 08, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ages - Is there an ideal age for ECC?
Replies: 15
Views: 6634

Re: Tell me about ECC...

Thank you all! Your responses were helpful. Gratitude, Thanks for checking out the level of the books. For some reason, I always forget to do that :-). Also, I would only use ECC with my 10 year old as a filler year...well, I am still considering it along with other options. Right now I feel scatter...
by mothermayi
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. Adventures
Replies: 78
Views: 20724

Re: Adventures for an Advanced 1st grader?

Thank you for your insight, gratitude! Mfw k is truly a gem. My next dd will get to use it fully without supplementing and I look forward to it. I was bummed that we didn't get to use the phonics since my current kindy was doing ETC 3-4. I hope I havent discouraged anyone from K, as it is a special ...
by mothermayi
Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. Adventures
Replies: 78
Views: 20724

Re: Adventures for an Advanced 1st grader?

Mothermayi. I'm curious what did you decide to go with? I'm in the same position and not really seeing a reason to do MFW 1st if my son won't be doing the math or LA. I decided not to go with MFW 1st because I couldn't justify the price for only bible and science. This is the predicament we were in...
by mothermayi
Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. Adventures
Replies: 78
Views: 20724

Re: Adventures for an Advanced 1st grader?

Thank you for your reply! It was very enlightening. I've been thinking about what to do after Adventures because we wouldn't go into the cycle. I have some ideas that would be re-evaluated as we were closer to finishing Adv. What was the history spine in Adv. when you did it? I believe the one that ...
by mothermayi
Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Start K slowly or wait?
Replies: 93
Views: 30714

Re: Starting K at a younger age?

Postby mothermayi » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:54 am My daughter used K at 5yr 4mo and it would have been better if I'd used it for preschool because I had to supplement too much for her as a kindergartener (handwriting/copywork, math, phonics/reading). She is my eager learner that began reading at 3 becau...
by mothermayi
Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K - For a child who is already reading, ideas & encouragement
Replies: 71
Views: 33305

Re: Making adjustments to MFWK for an adv early reader

I would recommend MFW K, even though she is reading. It is gentle and fun and more appropriate for her age group. I recommend going thru the phonics in the program if she needs to solidify her phonics. The science and bible are wonderful in MFW K and it sounds like the handwriting will be on target ...
by mothermayi
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone age to begin? Tips for younger users
Replies: 56
Views: 24128

Re: Rosetta Stone for youngers question

We just follow the schedule provided by RS. For little ones, it will help to set the voice recognition to easy. We have them work for about 20-30 minutes when they were 8. Now I wish I would have done 15 minutes as a requirement and if they chose to go longer, just let them. 30 minutes can be a lot ...
by mothermayi
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Start K slowly or wait?
Replies: 93
Views: 30714

Re: What to do with a 4yo who wants to learn to read?

I have The Reading Lesson and my daughter enjoys it. We are beginning lesson 10 and she is reading. It isn't hands on or multi sensory like MFW K. However, it gets the job done for a fairly low cost. The lessons in The Reading Lesson are short and there isn't a lot of page clutter like some other bo...
by mothermayi
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Start K slowly or wait?
Replies: 93
Views: 30714

What to do with a 4yo who wants to learn to read?

I am planning on starting my son with the K program next year when he'll be 5 and have been working with him lightly on some more pre-school-ish stuff lately. However, he has been asking me when he gets to learn to read. When we read books together all he wants to do is talk about letters and will ...
by mothermayi
Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone set-up, features, versions, time,
Replies: 92
Views: 30909

Re: Got our Rosetta Stone today - few questions

Installation was easy and I'm not tech-savvy at all. I didn't install all five levels of Spanish or all three levels of Mandarin. I only installed them as we were ready for them and it worked fine. Customer service is great so don't hesitate to call them if you need help. Also, I was able to install...
by mothermayi
Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I start MFW-K in the wrong season? Midyear?
Replies: 20
Views: 8367

Regret that I didn't choose MFW K

Every year I do this to myself! I choose something besides MFW and then regret it. Last year I chose a curriculum from another company, and wished I had chosen MFW K. Then we decided to wait a year on K anyway (late birthday), so I was excited again thinking that we'd get to do MFW K this year. Wel...
by mothermayi
Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Placement - Using LGS with a reading child, more ideas!
Replies: 16
Views: 9624

Re: Phonics in 1st grade?

Thank you so much! I appreciate the response. It was exactly what I needed to know :-) .
by mothermayi
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Placement - Using LGS with a reading child, more ideas!
Replies: 16
Views: 9624

Phonics in 1st grade?

What is the phonics like in 1st grade? Are there tips in the manual for kids that are already reading? Thanks!
by mothermayi
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Switching Math - Transitioning to Singapore?
Replies: 13
Views: 6189

math struggles

We used MUS Alpha for first grade. We took our time because my daughter struggled to learn the addition facts. She hates math and never enjoys doing it. I am considering switching to singapore. I guess I don't have a question, just need some advice. Has anyone switched from MUS to singapore? We swi...
by mothermayi
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Other Ideas for Kindergarten
Replies: 17
Views: 55942

Re: Kindy Recipes for Kids W/Food Allergies?

Julie, Thanks for the links! Suggestions were honey and caramel. So we now have a yummy list of substitutes: Marshmallow cream Sunbutter (maybe they won't notice the taste as much if I mix it with the melted chocolate chips) Honey Caramel Sounds so good! I think I'm going to really enjoy this year :...
by mothermayi
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Combining different ages into one book basket
Replies: 14
Views: 4637

Re: ECC book basket q

If your library has an online catalog, then look at the book basket list (in the back of the TM) and see if if you can get the books, and the place a hold on the books. This is what I do also. I preorder books using the book basket list, and let the library do all of the work. I go in and pick them...
by mothermayi
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Is MFW-K enough
Replies: 20
Views: 8707

My advanced dd is LOVING MFW K!

My dd5 LOVES MFW K! She asks to do more and can't stand when it is over for the day. I was concerned because she is already reading, adding, writing sentences as copywork, spelling 3 and some 4 letter words, etc. I hoped and prayed that she wouldn't be bored with kindy because she likes to be challe...
by mothermayi
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Need reassurance/advice (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 35
Views: 11702

Re: Singapore Math

Expecting Singapore 3A/3B in two days. I really pray it works for ds! We just can't keep switching, kwim?
by mothermayi
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Need reassurance/advice (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 35
Views: 11702

Re: Singapore Math

Hsm,
Thanks for the link. It was very helpful! I particularly liked cbollin's analogy of the stairs versus the elevator!