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by kidswife
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Chrono List, Order for the Timeline
Replies: 1
Views: 700

Chrono List, Order for the Timeline

Is there a list of the 1st Grade Timeline in it's proper order out there somewhere?

I could really use that.

Thank you!
by kidswife
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Continue Singapore 6A?
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

Re: Continue Singapore 6A?

I think going going from Singapore 5B to Saxon 7/8 would be okay as a next step. Singapore 6A/B is practically a Pre-Algebra for mental math. My daughter finished 6B about a year and a half ago and is now somewhere in Algebra (we use VideoText Algebra which is Pre-Algebra, Algebra1 and Algebra2 in o...
by kidswife
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Enrichment Items & Trusted Resources - Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 13213

Re: Looking for Reviews on Enrichment Items

I have bought at least 35 copies of Kisses From Katie to give away. It is a great book! I haven't read the others.
by kidswife
Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?
Replies: 44
Views: 11206

Re: 3rd, 1st, and pre-k

Why don't you do 1st grade with MFW? I did that while doing Adv with my 3rd grader, and it was very easy. I find Adv and 1st to be very light, and we easily got it done. I maybe hit it 2-3 times a week, and the great timeline we ended up with on the board with the combined bible timeline and America...
by kidswife
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SSS - Users answer questions
Replies: 27
Views: 7627

Re: Spelling in 2nd grade

One of the great things about homeschooling for me is that I'm not bound by a school year schedule. When a child is finished with a book or level, s/he just keeps going. Same thing if it's taking a while to get through something. I don't rush, but let them go at their own pace until everything is ma...
by kidswife
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - What if we finish the Math year early? or late?
Replies: 9
Views: 4715

Re: 2nd grade math, currently in Singapore 2A

Are you doing more than one "exercise" a day? I wouldn't do more than that. And one of the beautiful things about homeschooling, is that you don't have to be on a schedule unless you want to. Crying about math at age 7 is not a positive. There is a better way. I say, back off. Maybe take a break. Pl...
by kidswife
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Non-USA - Will MFW work for Canadian families?
Replies: 34
Views: 11281

Re: How long does ECC take?

I am a very laid back homeschooler. I have to be. We do too many activities. I have 2 girls (9 & 7) doing ECC and we spend about 2-3 times a week on it (on a good week... other times once or twice a week), sometimes covering 2 lessons days in one session. I sit down (actually lay down on our bellies...
by kidswife
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 8 - Dinosaur
Replies: 40
Views: 33871

Short Videos on YouTube

I went to YouTube online and found great educational short clip videos on a search of "Dinosaur Train Dr". Dr. Scott Sampson does little short educational videos of about a minute in length. Strictly education on a specific dinosaur.... how big, what it eats, what animal resembles it today, etc.
by kidswife
Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 4 year olds & early 5's - Start K slowly or wait?
Replies: 93
Views: 27417

Re: Preschool or K for my son? HELP!

I started the K program when my dd was 4 yrs and 3 months, but I made it last a year and a half. It was mostly a good thing. The only problem I had with it is that she couldn't understand some "advanced" (for her age) concepts. I'm actually going to have her do it again after we move this summer. Sh...
by kidswife
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Kindergarten can be spread 2 years, BUT many wait
Replies: 67
Views: 18676

Re: New to MFW, Teaching Reading

Welcome! I started the Kindy program when my dd was 4 years and 4 months old. She could already read. (I did another phonics with her) So I totally skipped the phonics lessons for the most part. It made for a quick school day. Sometimes, just 10 minutes... total! However, at times, I would dabble in...
by kidswife
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP/Spelling - Method for struggling or very young child
Replies: 43
Views: 14242

Re: Spelling Power for 6-year-old?

Always such great (and thorough) advice, Crystal. Thank you so much for taking the time out to help me. I will try the personal spelling lists. And I will also try to have her refer to the MFW 1st grade "phonics" chart to try to figure things out on her own. She's actually made a copy (or 2) of that...
by kidswife
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K
Replies: 91
Views: 34462

Re: Advice for K & 2nd grade

Hi Dulcie! I posed this question a couple months ago and got some very interesting advice... including some links to other posts about this same question. http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5634&p=63411#p63411 Bottom line, about your question.... I'm still not sure what I'll do when the s...
by kidswife
Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: K: God's Creation from A to Z -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 27
Views: 43792

Re: My Father's World-K -- Share Your Experiences

I am absolutely loving MFW-K! We just finished the Elephant Lesson which is Lesson 15. I started the program in Jan when my oldest daughter was 4. She was already reading (completed the 100 EZ Lessons) and did the first volume of Rod & Staff 1st grade before we started MFW-K. Because she could alrea...
by kidswife
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Prep - Getting supplies & materials ready for MFW-K
Replies: 54
Views: 19845

Reply for Crystal... and others who are curious....

Why do I fear this? I've thought about this a bit. --- Really the big 3. My "wasted" effort teaching her to read early, holding her back (from what? I'm not sure. That phrase is a bit overused... and wrongly used), and the burden of more work for me. But I forget, in many ways, I'm just "starting" t...
by kidswife
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Prep - Getting supplies & materials ready for MFW-K
Replies: 54
Views: 19845

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

I am feeling most encouraged with all of these replies. I'm starting to realize that the curriculum doesn't control me. I'm still the teacher and can do what I want. <deep breath> I'm feeling a lot less stressed tonight. I've read the first couple chapters of the "For the Sake of the Children" book ...
by kidswife
Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - What do you love?
Replies: 38
Views: 14387

This really helps!

Thank you Mike, Dawn, Alison, Naomi, Christina, Kathy, Kelly, Crystal, Trish & Debbie, & anyone I missed who posted their help on this! You've all brought out some good points. Thinking of curriculum as a tool to fulfill my goals, rather than my goal to be to complete a curriculum... that's new. I'm...