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by tkbbrl6
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - How much time daily for ECC?
Replies: 37
Views: 15944

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:57 pm I have a 5th grader, 3rd grader and a 3 yo. It takes us bet/ 3-4 hours a day to finish all work. On some days it may take a little longer or a little less depending upon how many extras we do - how many interruptions with the little guy - etc. We also will often add...
by tkbbrl6
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - Notebooking ideas / amount for ECC
Replies: 19
Views: 8487

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:55 pm I allow my dc to dictate if they don't want to write - and then they either illustrate what I write out or they copy it in their own handwriting. We also use clip art instead of drawings a lot. Last year with ECC my 8 yo ds used a tracing table and traced his drawin...
by tkbbrl6
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW only? Anyone ditch most everything else?
Replies: 39
Views: 14805

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:10 am We are in our 6th year hsing and our first full year w/ MFW. We used all the books in Adventures last year w/ another program we were doing. When I first ordered ECC this year I thought it wouldn't be enough so I also ordered and planned additional LA, Hist, etc. A...
by tkbbrl6
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Is it enough? Do you supplement?
Replies: 35
Views: 17483

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:30 am I don't know if I'm qualified to answer since I'm not a long time MFW users. We have only finished week 11 in ECC. But I can say, for me, doing ECC and a combo of other things was too much. I felt like I was leaving out so much that we could be doing with ECC and at...
by tkbbrl6
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 1st or K - Help for child who is reading (author reply)
Replies: 33
Views: 17132

Re: Reading at 2nd grade level

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:17 pm This is our first year with MFW and we are loving ECC. Like you my first two were advanced - in fact in testing so far three of my four fall in the gifted range. At some point we sat down and did the math, realizing that dd would finish hs at 15. Now some people may...
by tkbbrl6
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Describe and explain
Replies: 37
Views: 18724

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:13 pm I see book basket as a time for the kids to explore on their own from books I've selected. A time to gain more info on subjects we are studying. But I don't see it as a time that they have to account for their understanding, comprehension, etc. of the material - it'...
by tkbbrl6
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - How do you do this at your house?
Replies: 26
Views: 13055

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:23 am My 8 yo and 10 yo select a book from the basket and read it silently to themselves. I don't necessarily have a set time other than on Tuesday - but generally it's either while I'm getting lunch on the table or when they are finished with all their seatwork for the d...
by tkbbrl6
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Learning without "Readers" or "A Reading Program"?
Replies: 52
Views: 19781

Reading - Is instruction needed?

How do you handle reading time for children who know how to read already? Should I just have them read and then narrate, or add a workbook for reading comprehension? Gayle Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:10 pm I can only answer how we do it in our family. I have both my 10 and 8 yo read any book(s) they...
by tkbbrl6
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Older child who still needs work on reading
Replies: 46
Views: 14768

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:22 am Some other idea to add to Crystal's - tandem reading - where you both read the paragraph's at the same time and stop periodically to ask questions - the tandem reading helps dc to both hear and see the words and will also help with fluency as they learn to follow th...
by tkbbrl6
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Copywork/Dictation - Benefits? Resistance?
Replies: 28
Views: 16401

Copywork resistance

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:05 am As for the copywork - I pick my battles and copywork isn't one that I think is worth it. My dd doesn't have a problem with it - but my ds who is 8 does. I type any fill-in-the-blank items and then all he has to do is read it and write the one or two words. I've als...
by tkbbrl6
Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas & experiences using MFW
Replies: 65
Views: 21447

MFW for older special needs kids

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:58 am Some questions for you - How does your 14 yo ds do when you read the material to him and he answers questions orally? You say he's at a 6th grade reading level - is that just when he reads? Can he comprehend at a higher grade level when you read it to him? Can he ex...
by tkbbrl6
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas & experiences using MFW
Replies: 65
Views: 21447

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:06 pm In our home it's very important to have extreme consistency and a specific plan laid out each day that my ADHDer can count on (not an easy task but one that is necessary for him). For us that means that my middle ds gets up earlier than the rest of my kiddos, and he...
by tkbbrl6
Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Supplies - For ECC crafts
Replies: 4
Views: 3919

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:01 pm Anytime I need Liquid starch for crafting or science projects I've used Faultless Liquid Fabric Starch - our Walmart and grocery stores carry it - if I remember correctly it's around $5 or $6 for a large bottle and it will last a long time. Wheat Paste is not plaste...
by tkbbrl6
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 33617

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:23 pm You might try some computer games - I've found over the years that my kids loved to play the games and they generally scored 'higher" points when they could answer quicker so this helped them to learn their facts in a fun way and get quicker! There is also a card ga...
by tkbbrl6
Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 63250

POSTER IDEAS

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:09 am Author: tkbbrl6 My dh - who normally says very litte about what I do with the kids in school felt this assignment was too juvenile - but I think he's changed his mind! I assigned my dc (ages 8 and 10) the challenge of selecting a minimum of 10 pictures each of peopl...
by tkbbrl6
Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Supplies - Finding National Geographic Magazines
Replies: 20
Views: 14448

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:17 am In terms of the library - you will be there frequently! - what I do is ask every few weeks I'm in. After awhile they get to know you so they will even save some of the stuff for you. Don't forget to ask relatives and neighbors to save their old mags for you also - i...
by tkbbrl6
Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Comparing ECC to other geography programs
Replies: 22
Views: 9888

I used ECC last year with a 10 yo and an 8 yo.

We added in lots of books into our book basket and as read alouds. While my 8 yo liked some of the extras - some of them were clearly beyond him.
by tkbbrl6
Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas for helping with speech
Replies: 24
Views: 9719

This is a quote from several resources I have on Lang/Speech Dev of 3-4 year olds : "uses most speech sounds but may distort some of the more difficult sounds such as l, r, s, sh, ch, y, v, z, th - these sounds may not be fully mastered until age 7 or 8 " I'm on my third dc in Speech Therapy - /r/ i...
by tkbbrl6
Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 3-year olds - Lots of activity ideas & experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 12917

I like the Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready book. I've gotten some great ideas from this website: http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/ - My littlest wanted to learn his letters/names/sounds last year so I printed off the little songs, letter fonts, and pics from the website and he made his own "flashcards"...
by tkbbrl6
Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - Assigning more work to do independently
Replies: 82
Views: 26162

Donna; Mine that are home are 11, 9 and 4. I understand your frustrations and I've been there. My 11 yo dd is pretty independent in most things - although there are days where she is just feeling unsure about things (mainly writing compositions) and wants me at her side to tell her she's doing fine ...
by tkbbrl6
Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Grammar - Placement for child who has had little grammar
Replies: 15
Views: 7971

also voting for the All-in One book!

Laura
by tkbbrl6
Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining with older grades - Help
Replies: 22
Views: 10877

As the mom of 4 ranging from 4-19 i can empathize with you. But I wanted to say what some others already did ----that is if you and dh feel led to enroll your littlest in pre-school then that is what you should do ----but don't assume that it will make teaching your others any easier. Have you consi...
by tkbbrl6
Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to literature-based programs?
Replies: 80
Views: 34425

While we loved a lot of the books [in our previous literature-based program], I found that I needed to add a lot to get the hands-on and visual components that both of my dc, but esp my middle ds needed. I also felt that as we moved into the higher levels, sometimes there were book choices that we w...
by tkbbrl6
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - College text's reading theory is similar to MFW philosophy!
Replies: 2
Views: 3213

"Perhaps that is one of the problems with so many kids not learning to read at grade-level in the public schools--not enough "independent reading for enjoyment" time in public school. " Jen, I love this quote. I recently spoke with a mom at the pool who was telling me that they had lengthened the mi...
by tkbbrl6
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: ECC - Younger siblings will learn, as well!
Replies: 17
Views: 9124

YES! Your 7 yo will learn! My 3 yo learned so much last year just being in and out of the room! He participated so much more than I even imagined he would and still shocks people talking about various countries and continents.