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by momof3nKS
Wed May 21, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 33 & 34
Replies: 5
Views: 6030

Greek Olympics

We just finished Creation to the Greeks! For our finale, we held the 2008 Greek Olympics at our house. We invited 3 other home school families from our neighborhood, plus 2 other families from our church....for a total of 18 kiddos...5 of which were too young. Just like the TM suggested, we had a ru...
by momof3nKS
Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Supplies - When should I order the MFW-K caterpillars &
Replies: 22
Views: 10208

How early?

I hope this question does not seem to naive. We will be starting MFW K in September. I was wondering when I should order our caterpillars and ants? How long before the actual unit week? The guide says to order early but how early? What do I do with them in the mean time? Thanks in advance. Jennifer...
by momof3nKS
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Kindergarten can be spread 2 years, BUT many wait
Replies: 67
Views: 20496

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:00 pm My 4.5 yo dd kept asking to do school. Soon thereafter, I found MFW and thought it would be perfect to spread MFWK over 2 years, especially since K spends 6 days on each letter. I thought 2 weeks for each letter (Mon-Wed-Fri)...make it light. I mean, she was not ev...
by momof3nKS
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP/Spelling - Method for struggling or very young child
Replies: 43
Views: 16042

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:43 am One reason I'd like to do spelling is that she is writing a book of short stories, and she is always asking me or her younger brother how to spell words. (She started this book this summer and has worked on it fairly consistently. She is almost done with her 3rd sho...
by momof3nKS
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP/Spelling - Method for struggling or very young child
Replies: 43
Views: 16042

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:07 am Thanks so much for your insights. I've already tried many of the things you both suggested. One thing that stuck out the most though is something Kelly said because it describes my dd very well. This is what we do for math, and I don't know why we shouldn't do it fo...
by momof3nKS
Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 10-11
Replies: 34
Views: 18206

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:54 am In September, we went to Virginia and did a lot of site seeing (with my 8,7, and 4yo). We ended up going to Mt. Vernon, not once, but twice!! It has really changed from when I was there last. We had a neat time there. There was even a 'live' Martha Washington. My k...
by momof3nKS
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 2 & 3
Replies: 42
Views: 28860

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:12 pm We just finished up Week 2 in Creation to the Greeks. What a neat week. Here are some ideas that we did for this week: We read again about Adam and Eve and TEMPTATION. On a spur of the moment, I told the kids that there were some brownies on the counter and that dad...
by momof3nKS
Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: GHA - Is this too much for ages 7-10?
Replies: 18
Views: 8386

Hi... We are in Week 5 of CTG. I am using it with a 7 and 8.5 yo. I almost didn't get it because I thought they were too young. However, after talking with David Hazell at a conference, I decided to go ahead with it. So far, it has been good...despite their young ages. I don't expect wonders out of ...
by momof3nKS
Thu May 24, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 18-20 Kenya
Replies: 58
Views: 36143

PBS had a special on Africa so I was surfing their site to find out more information and came across this.

http://pbskids.org/africa/
by momof3nKS
Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Nature Walks in ECC are all around us! Ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 4268

Nature Walks in ECC are all around us! Ideas

I thought I'd post about my successes with Nature Walks which are "scheduled" in ECC. Our first nature walk was when it was 106 degrees (115 heat index) outside. The thought of going outside was just not my cup of tea. In the middle of school, dd asks to take a break. She looks out our sliding glass...
by momof3nKS
Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Feel like I'm not doing enough-how can they be learning?
Replies: 12
Views: 10799

Academics - Feel like I'm not doing enough-how can they be l

I have just finished three days of MFW ECC and it's gone well but I feel like I am not teaching enough--we were done by 12:00 and that's with adding some reading. How can they be learnig enough? My kids are 7 and 9 by the way. Is there anyone who has used MFW for longer than a year and has seen the...
by momof3nKS
Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Drawing with Children - Ideas and experiences
Replies: 24
Views: 10185

Drawing with Children - Ideas and experiences

Drawing with Children vs. I Can Do All Things??? I am doing 1st grade with my 2 boys and am really enjoying it but I had a question about the art aspect of this program. I have both of these art books (Drawing with children or I can do all things) and it just seems like "I can do all things" is gea...
by momof3nKS
Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 32005

If anything, it's nice to read I am not alone. That is support right there.

The Bible also says that I can do anything through Christ who strengthens me...so I know I can do it! Yes, I can! :o)
by momof3nKS
Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 32005

I was thinking about Proverbs when I wrote my post earlier. It is SO true!
by momof3nKS
Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Supplies - When should I order the MFW-K caterpillars &
Replies: 22
Views: 10208

I ordered my caterpillars online last Tuesday and got them on Saturday....so that's 4 days.

I also orderd the ants, via snail mail, mailed out also last Tuesday and have not received them yet.

Cathy
by momof3nKS
Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - Would you please share your favorites?
Replies: 20
Views: 9511

Favorites from 3 years with MFW For us, it has just worked. This is our 3rd year using MFW, and it definitely has clicked for both me and the kiddos. We have found our niche...and to me, that is sometimes half the battle--finding something that works for you. I don't plan on switching curriculums. ...
by momof3nKS
Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I teach MFWK units out of order?
Replies: 12
Views: 7210

I first did MFW K 2 years ago. By the time we learned the 2nd vowel, my dd wanted to learn the other 3 vowels "to help her read better" were her words. So, I taught the other 3 vowels sooner than they were suppose to. We survived. BUT--Yes, each lesson does builds on the one before. It wasn't a prob...