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by kanderson
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: General Ideas for God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 90
Views: 111007

Hymn ideas for MFW K topics?

The children are loving learning the My Father's World hymn (they learned Amazing Grace and a couple other hymns last year) . I'm just curious if anyone continued singing hymns throughout the K year to correlate with each weekly topic. So far I plan to teach them "Take my life and let it be" for th...
by kanderson
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas when first weeks seem quick
Replies: 7
Views: 2813

Re: New to MFW; is this normal?

Sounds about right for the first few weeks. (I did 1st and ECC last year). I agree with above posts that it picks up as you go through the year so, enjoy your "shorter" days while you can ;)
by kanderson
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 20298

Best way to organize student sheets?

I'm having a hard time keeping the student sheets (two sets of ECC and one first grade) organized. What's the best way to keep everything organized and close at hand? I 3 hole punch them and put them in a binder, one for each student. For the 1st grader, after they completed the page I just stuck i...
by kanderson
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 36655

Re: How do you teach first and ECC at the same time?

I also forgot to mention my 1st grader sat in on Window on the World. At the beginning of our year I attempted to combine them but a couple weeks in and it just was not working for us :( Things went much more smoothly and less hectic when I did them separate. On a "perfect" day (haha, yeah right!) s...
by kanderson
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 36655

How do you teach first and ECC at the same time?

I just received our books, and we are really excited to start next week (we school year round). Reading through the teacher's manuals, I'm kind of confused as to how to do the 1st grade curriculum if my first grader is also supposed to be joining in with My fourth grader doing ECC. What does a day ...
by kanderson
Wed May 08, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: General Ideas for God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 90
Views: 111007

Re: bulletin board

What a really neat idea! I might have to try this when we start Kindy again next year :)

... and yes, the pictures did show up.
by kanderson
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Christian Worldview training & MFW education?
Replies: 23
Views: 9757

Re: with a Biblical World view.....

I hope I understand your question correctly. We are finishing up ECC. We have used MFW since our oldest started in K. I have already order and received CtG and have spent a fair amount of time going through the manual etc. I cannot speak for MFW directly but, I believe a Biblical worldview is to loo...
by kanderson
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: * We're having fun in CtG!
Replies: 50
Views: 23006

Re: Just ordered CtG!!

Just to update: Our package arrived on Monday. We barely made it through dinner when the kids and I couldn't stand it any longer and ripped open the box LOL. The books are awesome. DS (9) grabbed the Dinosaurs of Eden book and spent the rest of the evening going through it. DD (6) was mostly interes...
by kanderson
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 9-11 Brazil
Replies: 63
Views: 59619

ECC wk 11...MAF plane

We did that MAF plane project a few weeks ago. I told ds he would have to wait until Daddy got home to help him put it together. It took them 45 mins - to an hour to get it together!! Apparently it was worth the effort though ds still has it hanging in his room. And a week or so ago one of the neigh...
by kanderson
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Blessed
Replies: 34
Views: 9055

Re: Read-alouds & Crying

LOL - I cry at all of them :-)
by kanderson
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 44001

Re: ECC/ Hero Tales question

Thanks ladies! I figured that was what we would end up doing. :)
~Kristin
by kanderson
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Schedule - Starting Adventures late? Thanksgiving, 4th July?
Replies: 8
Views: 3978

Starting late

:~ So we won't be starting Adventures until October. Is it laid out at all with understanding Holidays at all? Like close to Thanksgiving they start learning about that? Has anyone started late before and did you adjust to not be off with learning about that kind of stuff? Does this make sense? The...
by kanderson
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 109625

cancelled stamps

kacairo1 wrote:ECC suggests collecting cancelled stamps as a way to help learn geography. I found a Dover beginners stamp collection book for $7 but I'm not sure where you buy cancelled stamps. Anyone know?
I was going to try EBAY. There are sellers that sell in lots. Some are very reasonably priced.
~Kristin
by kanderson
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Quiet time / Rest time / Naps
Replies: 14
Views: 4479

Re: Rest time

I have an 8,6,4, and 1 year old. My 1 year old naps from 12:30-3:30pm. My 4 year old rests (occasionally naps) from 12:30-1:30. My 8 and 6 year olds do not have a "rest time" per say. They take short breaks while I do one on one work with the others. (maybe 15 mins or so). They have their "free time...
by kanderson
Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Parents - Books, Support, Self-Cares
Replies: 30
Views: 8755

Re: Good Books on Homeschooling for Parents

Just wanted to chime and agree with the others that I love Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit by Terri Maxwell. The Maxwell's actually have a lot of great books and CD's about homeschooling and family life. We have just about all of their stuff. My husband really enjoyed reading the book Pre...
by kanderson
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?
Replies: 44
Views: 11955

ADV student sheets? 5yo

What is on the sheets? The daily activities, such as state sheets, notebook pages (for vikings, christopher columbus, etc), lyrics to the songs learned (star spangled banner, etc), also the Jesus Poster cutouts and timeline pieces. - I'm not sure what your reasoning for asking is, but they are defi...
by kanderson
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Even more!
Replies: 62
Views: 30630

Re: Just had to share - ECC blessings years later

WOW- What an amazing testimony!! Can't wait until we get to do ECC next year. This exactly the kind of education and character we are trying to raise our children with. My Father's World has been a huge blessing for us in that respect already and I'm sure it will only get better and better.- Thank Y...
by kanderson
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Any creative ideas??
Replies: 36
Views: 19400

1ST BIBLE NOTEBOOK IDEAS

I NEED HELP COMING UP WITH CREATIVE WAYS TO MODEL THE BIBLE NOTEBOOK TO MY 1ST GRADER......ANY IDEAS OR BLOG PIX I COULD CHECK OUT? THANKS :) We did 1st grade last year. I just made a little notebook for myself and did my own drawing while my ds was doing his. He came up with the caption and I wrot...
by kanderson
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: End-of-year finale, parties, celebrations
Replies: 15
Views: 6070

Re: Year End Celebration?

We like to take pictures of the kids holding one of their favorite projects. We let them pick a special lunch(usually they pick McDonalds 8| ). We also bake a cake and eat it while we have a movie night that evening. A side note to say that today was actually our first day of school - Adventures and...
by kanderson
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Encouraging proper pencil grip, right OR left
Replies: 61
Views: 25078

Re: Help! How do I do this? (Teaching him to hold his penci

If so, any tips on a right handed mom teaching a left handed 3 year old boy? My oldest ds is left handed and my MIL gave me a good tip on how to help them as my husband and his brother are both left handed. It worked with them and works well for us. .... Sit across the table holding their hand (you...
by kanderson
Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lunch & Breakfast
Replies: 38
Views: 13110

Re: OT-Good breakfasts w/o eggs?

Hi Carissa! My dd was allergic to eggs up until this past August when she was tested again and we receive the joyful news that she had grown out of it! So I have about 3+ years of experience trying to get a decent breakfast out for the kids without egg. :~ We have always used the conversion 1 1/2 tb...
by kanderson
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Health, Safety, Phy Ed - When would MFW cover these?
Replies: 84
Views: 27829

Re: health & social studies?

We used Rod and Staff for Health this year (1st grade), although it was 2nd grade according to R&S. I found it was great and easy enough for a 1st grader. HTH! Thanks, Kathi and Kristin. This does help. Sometimes a little book of work is useful since I need to show two work samples per quarter. oops...
by kanderson
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: **The many delights of MFW-1st - More testimonies
Replies: 28
Views: 13343

I just ordered Adventures!!

We are finishing up 1st right now and we are love, love, loving it. My son especially likes the Bible notebook and reader. We did MFWK last year and it was great too! We used and are currently using both of the preschool sets with some Rod & Staff mixed in as well for my 4 and 3 year olds. Did I men...
by kanderson
Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 35159

Re: ... "BUT it's Valentine's Day!" ...

To celebrate Valentines Day we had "PINK" blueberry muffins for breakfast. Pb & J sandwiches cut into hearts for lunch. Heart shaped lollipops for a treat. Later we are going to make some cards for Daddy :)
by kanderson
Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Copywork - Trouble with copying Proverbs etc
Replies: 27
Views: 10776

Re: Bible Verse copywork in 1st grade

That's about how long it took my ds 7 to copy the Proverbs verses when we started, but we are about 100 days in and he seems to be moving a little faster.
~Kristin