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by bunnytracks
Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - 7-9 year olds?
Replies: 23
Views: 14942

Re: first impressions on ECC

I have only used ECC 1st edition but I did want to say that the science in that was not over my childrens head (they had just finished ADV at the time) Maybe see about getting Wild Places and possibly even the complete book of animals and focusing on that along with Living World. Leave out POE until...
by bunnytracks
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 42192

woohoo box day!

WOW!!! All I can say is WOW!! Thank you MFW for being so quick. You have always had great service but getting a package to Alaska in 2 days is amazing!!!!

Kimberly is super excited about starting MFW-1st. Now I am off to read the TM and get organized.
by bunnytracks
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Cost - Concerns, Priorities
Replies: 41
Views: 20806

Re: Ever feel guilty buying brand new curriculum?

no I dont feel guilty either. I am very careful with our spending and make sure I save a little all year so that I can afford new curr. Plus I have 5 children that will use whatever I buy when they get older. When you break it down it really doesn't cost much to by new when you know you will use it ...
by bunnytracks
Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 115
Views: 49248

Re: grids in the TM

I just wrote my notes on a piece of paper and stuck it in the TM. You could also buy a planner and write your notes there or even make a grid on excel and use it only for notes. One thing I have thought of but never tried was using a sheet protector (sliced dow the side to slide it on) and then maki...
by bunnytracks
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - Assigning more work to do independently
Replies: 82
Views: 32933

Re: anyone have their kids read most of the books on their own?

yes I have done that before. I let them read and then either write a short paragraph on what was read or tell me orally.
by bunnytracks
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Journal/Notebook ideas
Replies: 25
Views: 14156

Re: nature journaling

We use to live in Arizona and now we live in Alaska and sometimes there really is nothing outside to notebook. (Alaska is just too cold in the winter) On those occassions I would use a book. I would let them look through a kids animal encyclodepia, a book about our states animals ect, or tree book a...
by bunnytracks
Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Should I challenge a child who's advanced in math?
Replies: 54
Views: 22853

Re: Questions from a newbie teaching K and 1st grade

I agree with Julie. I would start out as is and if needed take a singapore placement test if more math is needed. Same with K go with your original plan and bump it up if you feel she is ready to go faster. :)
by bunnytracks
Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: CTG - Talk me into it
Replies: 31
Views: 38726

Re: O.K. talk me into CTG ladies

we really enjoy God and the History of Art over here. The progam is spendy but it is used for 4 years. When you break it down it isn't really that much. The lessons are all planned intot TM and go along with the topic. If you have the funds I would definately purchase it.
by bunnytracks
Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Dictation
Replies: 4
Views: 5355

Re: Dictation

What do you use for dictation? DD is on week 16 of ADV. It is the Thursday Dictation. We are using PLL and she really likes it. I thought about using the bible verse, but many of them have too many quotes and I'm not sure of all the rules to be able to explain them. Or they are too short. I've just...
by bunnytracks
Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - Encouragement for reluctant writers
Replies: 55
Views: 18660

Re: Help-struggles in Language Arts

LA is right. There are writing assignments in LL but the focus is on many areas of Language arts and WS focuses only on writing. You only work on Writing Strands 2 days a week and some of those days you are not writing. Sometimes it is just brainstorming for what you will write the next week. Always...
by bunnytracks
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Phonics review in grades 2+
Replies: 9
Views: 10416

How do you know when to STOP teaching phonics - Special Need

I will be using Adventures with my 8 and 7 year old beginning in August. My 8yo has special needs. He has a language/communication disorder. We have used Rod and Staff Phonics and Reading 1st grade. He can read Level 1 and 2 readers. He is not writing stories yet but can write a sentence. I am wond...
by bunnytracks
Wed May 27, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: GHA - Multiple copies of book or of pages?
Replies: 26
Views: 12277

Re: Using God and the History of Art - copy the book?

I don't copy the pages. I bought a sketch pad from walmart and use that for the places that drawing is called for. The pages in the sketch book are thin enough for the kids to trace any thing from the book that might be needed. So far it has worked for us. Of course it is more work for the kids but ...
by bunnytracks
Sun May 24, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Special Needs - User experiences with MFW Language Arts
Replies: 21
Views: 8804

Special Needs - User experiences with MFW Language Arts

Ready for Writing Strands? My ds is 10 going into fifth grade - he has a learning disorder of written expression, which basically means that it is hard for him to get his thoughts on paper due to the multitasking that is involved (thinking about letter formation and spacing, punctuation, spelling, ...
by bunnytracks
Tue May 19, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: AHL Discussions - History (Notgrass,Pharaohs,AnswersBk,Maps)
Replies: 22
Views: 12325

Re: Notgrass

The Notgrass website actually says that each book is equivalent to 3 credits. Lit, bible, and history.

My guess is that they believed these other books were something very worthy of being read and that they would enrich the rest of the program as well as build the character of the student.
by bunnytracks
Mon May 18, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd grader (or advanced 2nd) - Adventures vs. ECC?
Replies: 65
Views: 31450

Re: 2nd and 3rd grader - Do I choose Adventures or ECC?

I choose ADV when mine were 2nd and 3rd graders and LOVED it. It is a perfect fit for those grade levels.