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by karlafoisy
Tue May 06, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: GHA - (God and the History of Art) - Overview & Experiences
Replies: 14
Views: 8409

God and the History of Art

Hello, I am passionate about art curriculum and have almost always switched art curriculum (or added to it) when I use MFW curriculum, because I find that MFW art curriculum alone doesn't usually keep my kids attention. I want them to be as passionate as I am, so I use art items that they enjoy. Wit...
by karlafoisy
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - Quantity expectations 1st-6th
Replies: 39
Views: 11197

Re: Writing Strands

Thanks, Lucy. I struggle sometimes with how much the kids should do independently. Today, for instance, they were on Exercise 7, which is helping them learn organization. I had them write the list of things in the living room themselves, but their organization is pretty off. I hate to make them do i...
by karlafoisy
Mon May 06, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to textbook approach & Happy with the switch
Replies: 79
Views: 35064

Back to MFW!

Hello all, So, my kids did online school this year, and i feel like it was a complete waste of a year. They never learned anything well. They glimpsed over tons of topics, but didn't really absorb anything. I fear their math skills have diminished, because we had to keep pushing them to move along b...
by karlafoisy
Wed May 30, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - For homeschool teaching worries
Replies: 67
Views: 23455

Re: Testing and Placement

I am much more calm now. I will breathe (10 times in, 10 times out, slowly) :) and choose to relax..... I really am excited about ECC next year. Looks fun, but may still veer (aaaaaah, I've never done that yet!) some from the LA and math recommendations. I researched math curriculum today, and while...
by karlafoisy
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 1B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 17
Views: 4117

Re: math singapore 1b

hi ruby,
what is the home instructor's guide? do you mean the small booklet that came with the MFW math curriculum? I have that, but so far I thought it was just telling me the answers to the kids' math workbook problems. I also have the Singapore textbook. Are you talking about that?
by karlafoisy
Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 5 & 6 (with Trees; Shapes)
Replies: 16
Views: 7443

Shapes Activities

Shape Bingo: Make a 4x4 grid for your child. Have each child fill in the spaces with shapes of their choice. They can repeat if they want to. Limit the shapes to the ones they learned this week. Give them pennies for place markers. Randomly call out various shapes, and whoever fills in a whole line...
by karlafoisy
Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Required hours, subjects
Replies: 17
Views: 7684

Re: School Year

Thanks everyone! I love how quickly everyone chips in with advice! Can we count going to grandma's as field trips!? :)
by karlafoisy
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 5 - Nest
Replies: 53
Views: 49693

Re: # 5 - Nest

We used My Very First Book of Animal Homes. It is perfect for Day 2, because it is a split-page board book, and children can match each animal with the home it lives in. Where do the bees live? Where does the bird live?
by karlafoisy
Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 5 - Nest
Replies: 53
Views: 49693

Re: # 5 - Nest

I found this link for making a nest. This might be a little easier than the nest project in the parent instructions, but it still helps your child to see how complicated and amazing a bird's nest really is.
by karlafoisy
Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 3 - Leaf
Replies: 43
Views: 40005

Re: #3 Leaf - please help explain Bible concept

Thanks ladies, I got these responses after I had already discussed the plant and lonely leaf with them. But I read the verses, from Psalm and Jeremiah, with them out of the Kids' Study Bible, and it included some great questions that really got them thinking. One of the questions was, "How are we li...
by karlafoisy
Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #11 - Insect
Replies: 24
Views: 22803

Re: #11 - Insect

In the Insect section, the TM suggests we tell the story of The Little Red Hen who works hard even when the animals around her do not want to work. Only she and her children get to enjoy a delicious meal. I wanted to mention that the author, Amy Lowry Poole, retells an Aesop's Fable called The Ant a...
by karlafoisy
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 30716

Re: Discpline during School Hours

Thanks everyone. It was encouraging to remember that part of the kids' behavior is because this whole school thing is new to them. Of course they would want to see how much they can get away with! :) Thank you for that reminder. It is good to remember that if I am consistent now, they will soon figu...
by karlafoisy
Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Supplies - What do you put into your Files/Folders?
Replies: 18
Views: 9920

Re: file folders

When checking out the Zoobooks magazine website, I noticed it has a virtual zoo coming soon. Right now, it has info on lots of animals' homes, food, etc.
Here is the link: http://zoobooks.com/animalsatoz.aspx?n=284783
by karlafoisy
Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Narration & Comprehension, plus general K encouragement
Replies: 15
Views: 7079

Starting MFW K

Has anyone ever started k with a child that doesn't know any of their letters? My son will be 5 in April and I plan to start him doing K in the fall. We work on the MFW preschool package several days a week. He also enjoys getting on Starfall and he has a preschool workbook he enjoys doing. However...
by karlafoisy
Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Resistant to "school"
Replies: 6
Views: 5022

Re: Attitude about school

I've been thinking and praying about this alot. Which always leads to self-evaluation. I realized that I have been really frustrated at my daughter for not wanting to learn. For not liking the "fun" activities that I have planned for her. I'm realizing now why I am so frustrated: I think, when paren...
by karlafoisy
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Does this add a lot to the program?
Replies: 31
Views: 13513

For the Children's Sake

In beginning to read "For the Children's Sake", I have already begun to evaluate the way I parent. Do I give too many rules, or do I enforce just the necessary ones? Do let my kids play, or do I plan too many things for them? Do I treat them with respect, like people, or do I treat them like they ar...