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by JenniferF
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - Bible
Replies: 39
Views: 14883

Re: AHL: Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy <phew>

Julie, I appreciate you going into detail there. Those are some great things to think about. Really helped me for what to think about in reading those books. I was so very proud of my 10yo dd who started reading in Genesis before bed and told me she was going to read through the whole Bible. And she...
by JenniferF
Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 28770

Re: vision therapy?????

My oldest had vision therapy for about 10 months two years ago. Her eyesight itself is great however she had trouble with tracking (like when reading or doing copywork she would easily lose her place). We went once a week to the therapist and did exercises at home for a few minutes each day. It real...
by JenniferF
Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: Missions books for adults
Replies: 7
Views: 5609

Re: Missions books for adults

Here's another great book I read years ago.
On the Far Side of Lig Lig Mountain, by Thomas Hale
by JenniferF
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Libraries - How to stay off their Most Wanted List
Replies: 11
Views: 4306

Well just to help us all feel better, as I was checking out books one day and talking with the librarian, he said that he too forgets to return books on time and has late fees....and he is there every day! :) Sure made me feel better!
by JenniferF
Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Plans, what is included?(David Hazell reply)
Replies: 16
Views: 8276

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:11 am I really liked having the planner last year! Before looking at it (yeah, it was on my shelf but I forgot about it) our math lessons were more sporatic and frustrating. Singapore does NOT make it easy to know which textbook lesson goes with which workbook lesson. The...
by JenniferF
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: ECC - Wonderful missionary connections!
Replies: 2
Views: 4244

This is so neat! -- Kenya Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:30 am We studied ECC last year and worked our way slowly through it taking extra time with some countries. The last country we studied was Kenya. Last week------Our VBS offering was for sending 30 soccer balls to missionaries we have in Tanzania....
by JenniferF
Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 12-13 Norway
Replies: 36
Views: 30223

Last year when we studied Norway I found this printable to make a 3-D paper chest with rosemaling design printed on it that you can color in. My girls loved making it.

http://www.nd.gov/hist/forms/olsontrunkletter.pdf
by JenniferF
Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 45589

State coloring challenge help

another good idea is to put the map inside a page protector or use a laminated map. We used dry erase markers on it and then if a mistake was made we could easily erase and correct. I knew if I didn't do it that way my girls would have had a fit when they made a mistake.
by JenniferF
Sat May 31, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Grammar - Reference & reinforcement ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 6311

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:04 pm Something which is fun to reinforce the noun, adjective, verbs stuff is to play mad libs. They have lots of them (free) on itsamadlibsworld . com Kids can type to fill in the blanks and print off their stories if desired. My 3rd grader loves when she gets to play on...
by JenniferF
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Help, I keep switching curriculums! (David Hazel
Replies: 16
Views: 12325

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:23 pm What a great analogy Crystal!! Here is a poem which was posted this morning on a homeschooling board I visit. Thought it applied well here. :) ~~JenniferF ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Curriculum Blues By Mardy Freeman I had found the curriculum that we should be using. It was f...
by JenniferF
Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Glimpses of Adventures - Having fun in December! March!
Replies: 12
Views: 8452

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:06 pm

Hi there. We are on week 20 of Adventures. My daughter loves Lewis and Clark so we are reading extra about them. We live in St Louis so we will be going to see the Arch soon and will also go to the Museum of Westward Expansion under the Arch.
by JenniferF
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Copywork/Dictation - Benefits? Resistance?
Replies: 28
Views: 16774

Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 4:23 pm You know, I felt the same way of not having someone to compare it to... in the teaching and expectation areas and in the areas of how my 8yo 2nd grade dd is doing with her writing. So, I was THRILLED the other day when I was bagging groceries to see on the wall abov...
by JenniferF
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone success stories
Replies: 7
Views: 7209

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:54 pm I don't know when we will be adding it. What I CAN tell you is that I sat and played with it at the MFW display at the St Louis Convention yesterday for a good while and I am sold on Rosetta Stone now!! I liked how it went through pictures and told what they were, t...
by JenniferF
Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Cursive - When does MFW start & misc cursive ?s
Replies: 49
Views: 31822

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:48 pm I too have been thinking about cursive. I don't write any of the 'traditional' ways and I think I would have a hard time writing out the letters for dd. I can't decide which style I will teach. Although dd will be in 3rd grade, I have decided to hold off on teaching...
by JenniferF
Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Does it matter which version I have?
Replies: 8
Views: 7299

Bound version?

Does MFW send the binder ready edition or the bound version? Any thoughts on which is better and easier to use? Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:35 pm by JenniferF They have the bound version. The pages in the bound version are three hole punched, so I guess someone could also take it apart if desired? P...
by JenniferF
Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 28775

Tracy, a cursive program you might want to look into is Peterson-Direct handwriting. They have you work with the large motor skills learning the strokes in the air first, then do finger tracing on the paper before ever trying to write the letters. My 9yo daughter is in vision therapy and it has help...
by JenniferF
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Games - which are the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 8636

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:17 am

I might just write the numbers in chalk on the driveway to play the grasshoppers game (since there is too much stuff on the...uh, i mean, um, since we have such small floor space.......)

:)
Jennifer
by JenniferF
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 36429

Wanted to share-- My 3rd grader's PLL today

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:03 pm Today we did the PLL #100 or 101 assignments on Conversation. It asks to write a conversation in the same style as the lesson before between the hummingbird and butterfly. I knew she wouldn't want to write about the rabbit and squirrel as it asks so I was letting h...
by JenniferF
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Allergies and MFW programs
Replies: 15
Views: 8948

One idea for the ECC year would be to find the different fruits and vegetables from those countries.
by JenniferF
Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 28-29
Replies: 11
Views: 7443

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:05 pm Thanks Paige! My girls are much more interested in watching videos of it instead of just listening to the music. OK- I admit, they would much rather watch the *Barbie* videos of the Nutcracker and Swan Lake! LOL _________________ I might not know what I'm doing hom...
by JenniferF
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 32-33
Replies: 7
Views: 6694

Week 32: Adventures

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:33 am Today is a Very Special Day!! Sunday July 1st at 2pm Katie, my oldest, is getting baptized!! She has been thinking and talking about it for quite a few months now but just wasn't quite ready. The other day we were discussing John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word ...
by JenniferF
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Required hours, subjects
Replies: 17
Views: 7640

Hi Debbie, I am in Missouri also. This is my 2nd year of having to log hours. I have a few ideas for you on what to do to make it easier on yourself and a few clarifications on the MO law. Take a deep breath! I was scared about logging when I started also. I would be happy to help walk you through t...
by JenniferF
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Discussion & ideas about spelling rules
Replies: 46
Views: 19235

I felt that way also and I agree with Crystal. The teachers book was great to explain what the rule was. It has a question like to look at the picture on left side of spelling lesson and describe it using three of your spelling words etc. I do like SbSaS in fact, I bought it to start out our 3rd gra...
by JenniferF
Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - Magnet kit questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3649

Science - Magnet kit questions

My kids want to open the magnet kit!!??? My 5.5yo DS who is tagging along for Adventures is frankly in love with the unopened magnet kit. He wants to open it sooooo mad. So the question is do I hold off until we actually study magnets or just give in?? He actually snuck it out of the cabinet (for t...
by JenniferF
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Ideas and Descriptions
Replies: 4
Views: 3485

Student Sheets - Ideas and Descriptions

Handwriting pages - Idea for back of page I just wanted to give a hint on cutting out the letters. The back side of the letters is where handwriting is practiced. My dd would often make her best handwriting, or maybe her favorite one written where I was to cut. It took a few days of this-- me insis...