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by ShariD
Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 9-11 Brazil
Replies: 63
Views: 69666

South America - Columbia parachute project

I just got a mailing from Voice of the Martyrs. Included was instructions for making a parachute that a pilot will use "to drop Christian literature, Bibles, and shortwave radios set to Christian broadcasts" to guerillas in the jungles of Columbia. All that is needed is the pattern (they provide), s...
by ShariD
Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 75453

Satellite Image Website

I found a great website with live images of the earth from satellites. You pick the satellite from a list and then you can chose a variety of views (cloud cover, topography, visual image, etc.) It's at: I look forward to sharing it with my children tomorrow!
by ShariD
Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: First Grade: Learning God's Story -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 38
Views: 62248

Math Tip

We used MFW-1st grade last year and loved it. Now we are in Adventures & MFW-K. I am seeing a benefit now that I want to pass on. We followed MFW recommendations and used CBof M for math in 1st and have now moved into Singapore Math for grade 2. When we hit adding and subtracting with regrouping lat...
by ShariD
Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Mental Math - What to do if your child struggles with this?
Replies: 14
Views: 10084

Mental Math - What to do if your child struggles with this?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:46 am When we started addition and subtraction with regrouping last year, I pulled out the toothpicks and we physically worked through it. (80-25=? 80 is the same as 7 bundles and 10 singles, take away 2 bundles and 5 singles and what do you have left?) I was so happy tha...
by ShariD
Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement Tests - Helpful ideas for giving tests & evaluating results
Replies: 27
Views: 14326

We are getting ready to use Singapore for the first time and I had the same frustration when I gave the placement tests last spring. After much debate, I decided to place my son where he tested, even though I am certain that he knows much of the material better than the test indicated. Here was some...
by ShariD
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Writing - Encouraging writing in Adventures
Replies: 3
Views: 3903

I love Nicole's ideas about asking if the child wants to know what is spelled wrong and keeping a spelling dictionary. I, too, have a perfectionist and think those ideas would work well with him. I love to write, so I have been frustrated that my son is not excited about it. So many things come easy...
by ShariD
Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #17 - Kangaroo
Replies: 21
Views: 24885

Kangaroo Puppet Craft

Instead of making the pencil cup, we made a kangaroo puppet from a paper lunch sack. It even had a pocket and a joey. We used brads to attach the arms so the could move up and down. Our 2nd grade neighbor joined us for this craft and all 3 children (my K and 3 yr old) loved it. The instructions and ...
by ShariD
Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: # 9 - Octopus
Replies: 39
Views: 42271

Great Octopus Book

We just read a wonderful fiction book about octopi. It is called "Nico's Octopus" by Caroline Pitcher. The story is about a boy who rescues a small octopus from a fisherman's net and takes it home. The book has beautiful watercolor pictures and includes a tremendous number of facts for a fiction boo...