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by rachel
Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: **Considering MFW1 - User testimonies
Replies: 22
Views: 12690

This is great stuff!

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:34 am Wow! I received my first grade Father' World set with pre-K toys and my children have loved all of it. Of course, we couldn't wait until fall to start- so we are on day 3 of first grade but they have been playing with the pre-k toys for a while. The curriculm is lai...
by rachel
Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 21719

Re: Do you know what I love? MFW curriculum!

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:21 am Yeah, MFW! I agree! I have also felt pushed to do "more" and am learning the more that I stick with MFW that it is an incredible curriculum. It allows me to go through my day with more freedom in other areas outside of "formal homeschooling" that will allow my chil...
by rachel
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW only? Anyone ditch most everything else?
Replies: 39
Views: 14796

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:25 pm Hi- I have to add even though it looks like everything has been covered. I have looked around and even ordered other programs. I love to research and look for the "best." Although I agree that you have to be compatible with the basic approach of MFW, I think it is b...
by rachel
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Questions, especially on legibility expectatio
Replies: 52
Views: 15462

Practicing handwriting without realizing it!

Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 6:13 pm One thing that I learned with my daughter is that when she is creating something of her own chosing (making a story, a card, or writing the words to identify a picture she drew or something like that...) she practices her handwriting without even realizing that she ...
by rachel
Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for daily routines, mornings
Replies: 68
Views: 27790

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:22 pm I have had my first year of trying to work this out.... I have posted many pleas for help! What I have found that works best for us (all young children)- is this schedule: me shower and qt BEFORE they get up( - doesn't always happen but sure does help if it does!) B...
by rachel
Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Poetry memorization (and other memory work)
Replies: 28
Views: 12525

Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 6:13 pm
As far as memorization, someone may have mentioned this, but putting verses to music seems to help my children a lot. Makes it fun. You can use familiar tunes and just add your own words.
by rachel
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Week 32 (including Esther & Purim)
Replies: 6
Views: 6421

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:14 pm I saw the movie One Night With the King , too~ and really enjoyed it. I am kind of old fashioned and wouldn't take a young child too it. But, if you help your children "think critically" about what is biblical and what is not, I think it is a great tool and entertai...
by rachel
Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 8 - Dinosaur
Replies: 40
Views: 35567

Great DINO website

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 5:43 pm Great DINO website Ok- I am so excited about this website. It was created by a teacher and would go so well with the dinosaur study for MFW-K or as a preliminary/summer or lover of dinosaurs activity! Here is the link: http://users.tellurian.com/teach/dinosaur/
by rachel
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Week 10 (with Rivers)
Replies: 5
Views: 3767

Week 10 (with Rivers)

Bible times costumes - Fun photo of kids doing MFW activity Postby rachel » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:10 pm http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/quatrotrain/mfw%20pics/tobefiled005.jpg - We enjoyed doing this MFW1 "Bible Times" clothing activity a while back and the younger 2 even wore theirs while the...
by rachel
Thu May 31, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - What if our day is too SHORT?
Replies: 15
Views: 7540

Rachel T- I come from a family of "educators" and have friends that are homeschooling that have degrees in education as well (my grandmother, former teacher, love her, said, "Why would you do a thing like that?" in response to me telling her that I would homeschool). In my coffee group that I attend...
by rachel
Tue May 29, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 24008

ok ladies- I think I will be printing out these responses as the first page in my binder (if I can figure out a system like that- so far- I have binders for each child and just planned on making a portfolio of their work at the end of each year. My state is pretty lax on record keeping- but want to ...
by rachel
Tue May 29, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - What if our day is too SHORT?
Replies: 15
Views: 7540

Rachel (great name!), For a first year of homeschooling, you seem to have really known what you were doing!! Hearing your routine helps as I think about mine. Although it is such a blessing to do this, it is difficult in many ways for me to not have anyone "tangible" to be accountable to. It has mad...
by rachel
Tue May 29, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other solidly Biblical programs
Replies: 36
Views: 27198

This kind of discussions and information is helpful to me too- even though we're a ways out -- just to mentally prepare. I would only add -- or reiterate -- that something that I have found unique to MFW is, like someone mentioned, the way that Marie actually helps in the teaching arena: practical w...
by rachel
Tue May 29, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - What if our day is too SHORT?
Replies: 15
Views: 7540

Hi Caren, I have young children as well and I have done a lot of thinking about routines! For us, I think the fact that the official "school-work" takes little time for Kindergarten and first grade also helps balance out the time and energy that having young children takes in general/house-work/life...
by rachel
Wed May 23, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Teaching - How to avoid ''Over-educating our first child''
Replies: 18
Views: 12619

Love this thread! Thanks, ladies for the encouragement- I've been phantom poster- out for a while- just don't have a lot to say most of the time.... But, I get overwhelmed with my daughters "brain power" and I really appreciate the tips like giving these kids ways to expand their "giftedness" withou...
by rachel
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining with older grades - Help
Replies: 22
Views: 10874

OK, I know I have been stuck on this subject for a few days..... But, after much prayer and encouragement from you all, just thought that I would let you know that I will be trying a new thing! I am going to start the day making sure that I ask the Lord to guide me (I pray a lot but I need to be mor...
by rachel
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Worldview - How does MFW cover slavery, Native Americans,
Replies: 7
Views: 6558

OK, I know that this movie is for the older child, maybe much older depending on how you look at it- but just to stick in here- We saw "Amazing Grace" and loved it- for those of you looking for a clean (from what I remember- I don't like recommending movies but I saw this a few weeks ago and thought...
by rachel
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Schooling on Nice days, Winter blahs
Replies: 17
Views: 9515

I love these ideas!! Encourages me for when Spring Break is over...

I have to remind myself that this is when the school part is easy and to not feel guilty about that...

Rachel
by rachel
Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Schooling on Nice days, Winter blahs
Replies: 17
Views: 9515

Jennifer- I second Lucy's idea about taking a week "off". The schools around here had spring break a couple of weeks ago and my husband suggested that we do the same thing. It's been great! And I needed the break too. We were all getting a little draggy. We got a fun new game at Walmart, we've baked...
by rachel
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - How much time to set aside? (silently, aloud, etc)
Replies: 9
Views: 5733

Hi- We did something last week that really encouraged the book basket idea - I sat at the online library catalog and asked my children what kind of books they wanted. They each had a turn to pick a type of story (for instance, Curious George, Angelina Ballerina, "Dino books")- It was fun to see the ...
by rachel
Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Bible - How is it integrated with history?
Replies: 15
Views: 8299

Hi Malenki, This may be off- but, are you wondering how God in general is incorporated into the study of American history for the "Adventures" program- and in that sense be "Biblical"? Your question was probably already answered by the MFW board "experts" :)- But, I have read other threads here abou...
by rachel
Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for dawdlers who take too long
Replies: 17
Views: 7487

Melanie- A very little thing that has helped my daughter focus on her handwriting more and make it more of a challenge is that when she is done, I have her circle her best letter.... She seems to like that. Also, this may encourage you- my daughter was not really into the whole homeschooling thing- ...
by rachel
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Readiness for 1st - How big of a jump is it to MFW-1?
Replies: 21
Views: 8224

Hi- and welcome- Just wanted to chime in- We are currently using MFW1 and have found that it moves at a gradual pace. In the beginning, because my daughter was already reading well, it was mostly review but as she has come to new phonics rules, she is picking it up well. The TM includes practical te...
by rachel
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Age-appropriate challenge, academically gifted
Replies: 12
Views: 9333

Re: what about kids who need a challenge and adventures?

OK - I know I have been saying thank-you a lot but I do so appreciate your feedback- education(of my children) is still a very new "field" to me and I was in many ways happy to delegate it to someone I saw more fit in that area than myself. So thank you for your supportive, understanding and educate...
by rachel
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Age-appropriate challenge, academically gifted
Replies: 12
Views: 9333

Re: what about kids who need a challenge and adventures?

Thank-you for your answers!! Crystal- That is exactly what I needed. I was also labeled as such and I always loved school. I have needed a perspective from someone dealing with the same deal. I'll look into those areas- as far as expanding.... I just love the layout/spirit/approach of MFW so much bu...