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by Kim Schroter
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Encouragement: If you're struggling with ECC
Replies: 32
Views: 11393

Re: If you're struggling with ECC

Toni, I too, truly know God used your words to comfort me as well. Here's my story: We have used MFW from the start. My daughters have gone through K, 1st, Adventures and part of ECC. I feel we gave up last year with it, then I was encouraged by David Hazell at a local homeschool convention to stick...
by Kim Schroter
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Exploring World Geography "Packets" - Extra resources
Replies: 12
Views: 8027

Languages of North America help

http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/a ... guages.htm

This is a website I found today that gave the official languages of North American countries. This is one of the pages in the NA packet.

Kim
by Kim Schroter
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: ECC - Meeting people from all over the world!
Replies: 6
Views: 5012

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:16 pm I have a cousin in the Air Force who is currently living in Japan. He sent us a box filled with Japanese candies, money, and some little toys. It was so exciting to look through and we have the box up on a shelf to pull down again when we "travel" to Japan! Kim
by Kim Schroter
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: I Can Do All Things - Supplies for more than one child
Replies: 17
Views: 10896

Managing with 2 children

I bought I Can Do All Things and was wondering how those of you who have done it with 2 children have managed --- do you make copies of the lessons for a 2nd child and then have the other do it in the book?? I really don't like that idea as the child with the book will have somewhat of a better qua...
by Kim Schroter
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Is it enough? Do you supplement?
Replies: 35
Views: 17236

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:16 pm I don't think anyone can convince you how great MFW is, it's something you would come to know on your own from trusting that God is leading you in that direction. Everyone can tell you how wonderful it is, but it sounds like there is something that doesn't sit well ...
by Kim Schroter
Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 110325

World Geography by LeapPad

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:54 am We just started Brazil this week. I did not make the geopgraphy game yet, but have purchased a Leap Pad game that is doing the job wonderfully! It's World Geography by Quantum LeapPad and works on the LeapPad, Quantum LeapPad or LeapPad Plus Writing. It teaches cou...
by Kim Schroter
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 110325

Awesome ECC book find!

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:34 pm I always love when we find a valuable book basket addition! Here's a great one... Around the World in Eighty Poems (selected by James Berry). Poems written by different people all over the world. It has nice colorful illustrations too. A great chance to introduce po...
by Kim Schroter
Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Grace (Marie's Mom)
Replies: 12
Views: 10432

May you be overwhelmed by His presence in the midst of this season.
All our love,
The Schroter Family
by Kim Schroter
Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Games - which are the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 8333

Games - which are the best?

We're drilling addition and subtraction facts and I'd like to add in some fun math games. We have Yahtzee, Uno, and Mancala which require some math skills. I'm wanting some other ideas. So, what are the best? Are there any you've been disappointed with and aren't worth the buy? I'm interested in gam...
by Kim Schroter
Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Facts of Life - Handling delicate topics Bible, Science, Art
Replies: 34
Views: 10083

Facts of Life - Handling delicate topics Bible, Science, Art

Facts of Life - Surprised with "How are babies REALLY made" talk Okay... WARNING TO ECC users... page 16 of the Usborne Living World Encyclopedia ("male mammals and some other male animals, push their sperm into the female's body.") triggered my 8 year old daughter's MANY questions! It started like...
by Kim Schroter
Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds and ideas that are working!
Replies: 22
Views: 10766

1-year-olds and ideas that are working!

At the start of this year, I was quite concerned about the success of teaching my 1st and 3rd graders along with the training of my 1 year old! After much prayer and planning, here is what I've found to be working... After breakfast, I allow my 1 year old (she's 20 months and her name is Ruthie) to ...
by Kim Schroter
Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Manipulatives - The benefits of using them with Singapore Math
Replies: 11
Views: 7588

(Thanks Donna... for sharing that you forgot the manipulatives too!) I'm really disappointed I didn't use these with her all along! I worked with her 1 (ONE!) day with the manipulatives and it has completely sunk in! She woke up this morning asking me to ask her math questions. (That has NEVER happe...
by Kim Schroter
Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Manipulatives - The benefits of using them with Singapore Math
Replies: 11
Views: 7588

Okay. I feel really silly right now. I read the above suggestions and got out our math sense blocks and worked with her. She gets it. She needs me to say it out and she repeats, but she's smiling and can SEE it. This whole year of math has been going through the text book and then work book and I di...
by Kim Schroter
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Manipulatives - The benefits of using them with Singapore Math
Replies: 11
Views: 7588

Manipulatives - The benefits of using them with Singapore Ma

My daughter is in 2nd grade and finishing up Singapore 1B. She did fairly well, but struggled with the subtraction methods. Example: 82-6. Turn 82 into 70 and 12. Then, 12 minus 6 is 6, and 70 plus 6 is 76, so 82-6 is 76. This was so hard for her to mentally understand that we just set it aside. I s...
by Kim Schroter
Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Schooling on Nice days, Winter blahs
Replies: 17
Views: 9426

I would stop for a while. Take trips to the park, go for nature walks, have fun playing. I see my kids grow the most when they are free to play and create. The hardest part is always for me to fight the thought, "Oh man, we're not getting our schoolwork done... we're going to be so behind." My husba...
by Kim Schroter
Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 1A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 23
Views: 9206

Thanks for all of these comments. We're continuing to use Singapore and we're headed out of the subtraction into the shapes chapter. It will be a nice change for her.

(Yes Crystal, it was page 66!!!)

I'm going to continue with Singapore and see how it goes and how she does.
by Kim Schroter
Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - What if your "walking encyclopedia" wants more?
Replies: 34
Views: 15580

Yes! My daughter is very excited to do science experiments and was thrilled to hear they were included in Adventures. After doing what is assigned for the science day, she looks at me and says "What else?" I just ordered a book to add to her "experiment cravings". Title: The Incredible Secret Formul...
by Kim Schroter
Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - How do you home school with them in the picture?
Replies: 53
Views: 20203

Thank you so much for your gentle and kind words of encouragement! How I'd love to be in a room with all of you for a cup of tea, hugs, and tears! Vanessa, those articles you shared really helped me. I need to refuel with scriptures daily... it's amazing how I'll tend to let that slide and then go a...
by Kim Schroter
Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Dads - What can they do to help teach MFW?
Replies: 32
Views: 13520

Dads - What can they do to help teach MFW?

My husband really wants to take a bigger part in our homeschool teaching this year. I'm so thankful for him and his support. I already have some ideas but just got curious. Do your hubbies actively participate in teaching the children, and if so in what areas? Thanks in advance. Trisha Wife to Mark...
by Kim Schroter
Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: 2nd grader - Finish MFW-1st math and/or Singapore
Replies: 12
Views: 9616

My 7 yo dd struggles with math and we will start using Singapore 1A and 1B this year. Language arts came so easily to her, so when the math doesn't make sense, she gets frustrated. I have not pushed her in math, being confident she'll get it one day when her mind is ready. I could easily let myself ...
by Kim Schroter
Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: I Can Do All Things - Supplies
Replies: 13
Views: 8411

I bought the I Can Do All Things program this year and I decided to invest in Prismacolor pencils. They were expensive, but worth it. The deep colors of the pencils make a huge difference compared with the crayola brand colored pencils. My girls are also aware that these are professional art supplie...
by Kim Schroter
Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 30722

This will make you laugh! I'm sitting here reading all the posts on this board and right next to me is my package from MFW! It came in the mail this morning and I have not opened it yet! Every year that I have ordered, I can't wait for it to come and I tear it open to look through everything. Well, ...
by Kim Schroter
Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - So glad we did K with an early reader!
Replies: 42
Views: 19070

Wendy, I think you did the best thing to put your son in K instead of 1st this past year. When my daughter was 4, she was showing much interest in reading, so I started MFW K with her. Then I proceeded to put her in MFW 1st when she was 5. She progressed fine through each program, but I wish I would...