Search found 10 matches

by jangreer
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Narration - Tips (author response)
Replies: 30
Views: 16643

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:36 am If you do break things down and ask questions, try to encourage your child to answer questions in complete sentences. This helps later in writing complete sentences. Rather than: Mom: What is the story about? Child: A boy and a cat. Correct Answer: The story is abou...
by jangreer
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Combining K alongside an OLDER program (author response)
Replies: 55
Views: 26407

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:53 am I just finished ECC and K together. I worked with my K one-on-one for a block of time--usually 45 minutes to an hour and then she was free to join in wherever she liked. I tried to choose a science from one curriculum, sometimes K, sometimes ECC, but this year I'm t...
by jangreer
Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Week 18 (with Measurement; 2-Digit Addition/Subtraction)
Replies: 4
Views: 4313

Joseph with a 2yo

Today we studied Joseph. We are going to make a patch work coat in our notebook tomorrow (out of pieces of tissue paper). You could use fabric. Ideas for my 2yo: After attending a conference this weekend (thanks so much David !!) I was thinking of little things the 2 yo can do along with us in schoo...
by jangreer
Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Week 14 (with Volcanoes; Measurement)
Replies: 4
Views: 4661

volcano experiments

We loved the volcano model. We added some red food coloring for effect.

Another example of pressure building up in a volcano was shaking a clear soda bottle before opening. We did this once outside to show the explosion.
by jangreer
Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 5 & 6 (with Trees; Shapes)
Replies: 16
Views: 7498

leaf book

We put together a leaf book. We did this last year with MFWK, but dd wanted to do it again. I bought a 6x6 scrapbook at the dollar store. We collected 18 leaves and pressed them in wax paper until they were flat and dry (a few days). DD used stickers and made one title page and put the leaves on scr...
by jangreer
Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Week 15 (with Stars and Planets; Graphing)
Replies: 6
Views: 4881

bible notebook ideas

I'm remembering the first time around with MFW1 and that if you don't have an artist who just LOVES drawing, the bible notebook can get difficult. I've looked back through the archives and compiled some ideas and added a few of my own. Please note that I did take some of these directly (I don't want...
by jangreer
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 1 & 2 (with Close to the Ground; Patterns/Sequence)
Replies: 22
Views: 12329

Ants & Outdoor Play

We were amazed at how quickly we attracted ants yesterday afternoon and how many are still around the bread. One aspect I am trying to add to our schedule this year is playing outside for several hours in the afternoon. It seems that free time is usually spent on tv, computer or games. So, I've take...
by jangreer
Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Other Ideas for Exploring Countries and Cultures
Replies: 20
Views: 29662

Finishing the Year

We are finishing our year with ECC and it has been great fun! We finished Antarctica this week and are taking next week to "complete" our notebooks. My kids are making covers, completing a few pages that were not finished etc. It's a great time to review and look at all we have done this year. We wi...
by jangreer
Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 27-28 Japan
Replies: 23
Views: 19403

Japan

We read The Red Clogs and made a lapbook. We added the lapbook to our notebook. I used the lapbook from a website called Hands of a Child. They offer one free lapbook every 3 months on their site. It was something a little different and fun.
by jangreer
Mon Apr 11, 2005 2:19 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: K: God's Creation from A to Z -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 27
Views: 47184

I finished MFW K with my daughter in February. We weren't ready to stop doing school yet since big brother isn't finished, so I immediately ordered 1st grade. The most memorable lesson came early in the year a few weeks after doing "L" for leaf. I had a houseplant and a leaf from the plant on the wi...