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by kfrench
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Schedule - How much time, excluding math & LA?
Replies: 6
Views: 4890

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:07 am It does not take very long to get things done. Probably about 10 minutes for bible; longer on the days they copy the verse or do a craft. Then there is usually about 5 minutes of reading for history, and sometimes a state page, which would depend on how fast your k...
by kfrench
Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I teach MFWK units out of order?
Replies: 12
Views: 8489

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:43 am Changing the order of units with the phonics worksheets will matter most on how well your child knows their sounds. If they know them then the order shouldn't matter that much. If they don't they might have problem with the letters they haven't learned. But do keep...
by kfrench
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 30957

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:10 pm Been there. It was not fun and just turned my daughter off to phonics. She always complained that her little sister got to do a fun kindergarten. Now we don't waste our day doing worksheets and not learning much. Now we do a little bit of everything and it sticks. I...
by kfrench
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Is it enough? Do you supplement?
Replies: 35
Views: 23835

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:10 pm It is enough. When I have tried to do other programs I would end up skipping stuff and skimming over subjects because we didn't have enough time to do everything. With MFW we can actually do everything and the kids love it. When they love it they learn more. I noti...
by kfrench
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Spelling Power) - Describe how you use this, time,
Replies: 50
Views: 29094

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:29 pm You retest the missed words from yesterday first thing her next spelling lesson. It does have review tests every so often but when I get to the review tests I just start with all the words she missed. I just put a little mark next to each word she misses then I alwa...
by kfrench
Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for daily routines, mornings
Replies: 68
Views: 35044

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:25 pm I am doing adventures and first and have a 2 year old boy. I start school as soon as everyone one sits down to breakfast. We do the read aloud, bible, memory verse, history reading. Then I have one daughter do handwriting and I do phonics with the other one. I cove...
by kfrench
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 2-year-olds - Ideas for occupying
Replies: 26
Views: 16491

We are doing the same thing this year. ECC with a 7 and 9 year old and an almost 3 year old. He is a boy so he was a lot more work than my girls ever where. I kept him busy with taking out toys only at school time, playdough, coloring, he loves putting stickers in books, he loves the Lauri puzzles a...
by kfrench
Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st "again" vs. join older sibling; making it fresh
Replies: 10
Views: 7471

Yup. My first grader tagged along for read alouds, book basket books, did the coloring for state pages, and enjoyed the activities and did the bible. She didn't always get everything but she enjoyed it and it is much easier to have both kids doing the same thing. I usually have her just copy the not...
by kfrench
Tue May 22, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Teaching (& modeling) time mgmt (whiteboard pic)
Replies: 59
Views: 32731

Schedule - Teaching (& modeling) time mgmt (whiteboard pic)

Ideas for slow 1st grader Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 11:20 pm Well I have a first grader girl who has half the school work of her big sister and still takes longer. She has always been this way and is in most things slow and steady. Of course today she did 4 math problems in 1 hour. - I do find that ...
by kfrench
Mon May 14, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Does MFW promote a thirst for Christ?
Replies: 39
Views: 48961

The bible in Adventures has been great. I use to think it was too little but lately each day has been a new message to me and my girls. We are studying the names of Christ and it has been really good I have learned alot and so have my girls there seems to be discussion on each thing we read. We are ...
by kfrench
Thu May 10, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - Ready academically but waiting to start K
Replies: 16
Views: 10722

On the subject of waiting. I thought of doing k when my daughter was almost five. She has a Nov birthday. So she did a little bit of workbooks but didn't really get into it. SO we ended up doing K when she was almost 6. I am glad I waited because she is first grade and reading is still sounding out ...
by kfrench
Mon May 07, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Question for those who have used this a long tim
Replies: 39
Views: 23477

Well I looked at the state science objectives for second grade for my daughter it was learning the parts of a flower and parts of tree, learning about seasons. All stuff we covered in Kindergarten. Same with my third grader -- everything she had covered -- and when I looked ahead they had covered ju...
by kfrench
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Worldview - Is Adventures adequate for African American chil
Replies: 8
Views: 7489

Adventures covers a lot of differant aspects of African american history, you will cover alot of things if you read the suggested books in book basket. We have read about Rosa parks and segregation, one book was about a black man registering to vote and then their church getting burned down. It didn...
by kfrench
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Compare - Is MFW 1st really as good as K?
Replies: 20
Views: 14080

First was a great year. My girls loved having the bible reader, loved listening to bible stories and loved making their own book. My younger daugther wanted to start 1st early so that she could read the bible reader and write in book. Good short lessons and there are games in there to play with new ...
by kfrench
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Advice when kids hit a plateau in learning to read
Replies: 27
Views: 28723

My girls were slow to get reading. What I did was review the lessons on the second day with the games listed in the back of the book. My girls' all time favorite game STILL is when I hide the cards with words on them and they have to search and find them. "Treasure Hunt." They will search for words ...
by kfrench
Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for dawdlers who take too long
Replies: 17
Views: 9265

The thing that seems to help my daydreaming daughter is using a timer. It beeps every 5 minutes and sometimes that helps remind her that the time is ticking. If she has the timer she goes faster and stays on task a little more. I also use snack time and break time to motivate my kids. I set the time...
by kfrench
Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Readiness for 1st - How big of a jump is it to MFW-1?
Replies: 21
Views: 10331

The reader looks harder because it has those big bible words but usually the kids don't have much trouble with them because they are reviewed before reading the story and the parent reads the bible story in full before the student reads the simpler story in the reader. So the child usually knows wha...
by kfrench
Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Glimpses of Adventures - How is it going in January?
Replies: 7
Views: 9361

We are just finishing week 17 SO we are at the halfway point. It is the half way point for PS too so we are right on target. We listened to Farmer book on tape last summer so we are reading the long winter. The are having a Laura Ingalls party at the library based on that book so that will be fun. T...
by kfrench
Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 7-plus yrs old - Using MFW1 for grade 2+ language arts
Replies: 62
Views: 33187

It worked really well

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:10 pm I actually did MFW1 for second grade for my older dd and it worked really well. There is a lot of writing and I think it really was good when I did it with my older dd to do all the writing. So even if you did phonics in something else. doing the reader and the note...
by kfrench
Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Worldview - Balance?
Replies: 2
Views: 4439

Worldview - Balance?

My next question is: Regarding the history........does it sugarcoat history? Making Christopher Columbus out to be this holy man that was completely led by God, when in history books it says his main reason for voyage was to get riches from Asia? Yes I agree that God has a plan.......but I also kno...
by kfrench
Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 46183

Welcome to the reality of homeschooling. Here are a few things that have worked for me. The first is I took my daughter and did one on one cleaning training. I would tell her what to do and she would have to do it quickly. I would set a timer. If it wasn't done on time she would have to do an extra ...
by kfrench
Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and 1st
Replies: 60
Views: 34156

We do Adventures and MFW1 together. We do only the phonics and biblestories from 1 and then all of Adventures. It works fine. I do cut down the amount of writing in Adventures sometimes on the notebook pages she copies the first sentence and then I write the rest.
by kfrench
Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Special Needs - Success with MFW & Dyslexia, ADHD, More
Replies: 33
Views: 16775

Hi we have had the same reading struggles with my daughter. She actually ended up having some eye issues with tracking and one eye going ahead of the other and seeing the last letter of the word. She had vision therapy for 9 months and most of her dyslexia sysmptoms are gone. She has 20/20 vision an...
by kfrench
Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Should I go back, repeat, review?
Replies: 43
Views: 18095

I would go back and make sure he know's all his sounds. The Leap Frog Videos are great for learning all the sounds and they also have one that explains about the long vowel sounds. If two vowels go walking the first one does the talking. I have had to go back with my daughter because she wasn't gett...
by kfrench
Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds alongside ages 4-7
Replies: 20
Views: 18202

Just want you to know that your house sounds like my house. I ended up picking the thing that the kids had the hardest time concentrating on and doing it during baby's nap time. Keep that morning nap time as long as possible. UGh you make me remember how hard it was a year ago and how hard it was to...