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by caod
Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Books - Augustus Caesar's World reviews, ideas ifchallenging
Replies: 38
Views: 22815

Re: Agustus Caesar's World

Thanks everyone. My concern was not in whether it was worth reading ACW at all. We actually enjoy it. We usually draw pictures and act it out in some silly way. My only concern was that to do that meant that we would be taking a long time doing it. We will xerox those pages and they can work on that...
by caod
Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Older kids, 6th-8th and teens
Replies: 40
Views: 25727

Re: GA Henty for elementary vs. high school

Thank you for your thoughts. I think we will put it down. We have often read books that are above their reading level and have enjoyed every one of them, until this one. It seems to work when it is read aloud. I think we could cope with the confusing language if the story line would get a little mor...
by caod
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Adventures in My Father's World - Descriptions, user ?s
Replies: 8
Views: 8089

Describe Adventures

Can you tell me details about the State Sheets/Cards, the State Flag Stickers, and the Celebrate America CD? What is their intended use? Is the CD an integral part of the lessons? For all the books, do I only need one set of books for both children? We are starting homeschooling after Christmas. (M...
by caod
Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K or 1st vs. just join older sibling (author reply
Replies: 26
Views: 19852

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 We did both programs this year with a 6 and 7 year old. I think the 1st is worth the effort. You can make it very simple and concentrate only on the phonics and reading. But the program progresses in such a way that it is working on her writing (as in narration and composit...
by caod
Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas for using 1st
Replies: 12
Views: 12392

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:22 pm I sure do wish you well. I love the tracing idea and if needed you could easily do it and let him cut it out in circle around the perimeter and tape it in the notebook. The snapshots are a great idea too. I don't really have anything to add except that I understand ...
by caod
Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Hands-on in CTG - User conversations
Replies: 9
Views: 7114

CTG - Do you do all of the projects?

I'm dealing with a little bit of self-inflicted guilt right now, and I was wondering if I'm the only one who skips some of the projects in CTG? I know that we are supposed to make this curriculum our own, but I just want to make sure that we are not missing out by skipping some of these things. Wha...
by caod
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Independent Reading - Help sorting out how MFW assigns read
Replies: 8
Views: 7325

How do you all plan and schedule or make happen independent

How do you all plan and schedule or make happen the independent reading part? Do I simply give her some of the easier books on the book list from the back of the Adventure's Manual? Do you all assign this or simply wing it? Do you give a list or a stack? Tell me how I should approach this. Posted: ...
by caod
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Readiness for 1st - What could I use between k-1st gr?
Replies: 24
Views: 10924

How well does your child need to read for MFW1?

How well does your child need to read for MFW1? I have heard it reviews the alphabet quickly then progresses from there very quickly. How quickly? I didn't do MFWK with her, but I have about a 6-8 week break with my dd's and just want to know what to work on. She loves the Bob books but can only re...
by caod
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 67
Views: 35021

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:21 pm

One suggestion might be the McGuffey Readers. My 1st grader found them enjoyable. We have also enjoyed the Rod and Staff Readers. We just use the books and read the stories. They are very wholesome to say the least. My dd loves them.
by caod
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Bible - How much is covered by MFW?
Replies: 42
Views: 21121

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:39 pm

We used the Bible study that you mentioned with our children and considered very good.

We used it on the days when we were not using curriculum. It created nice discussion. They were younger then, but I think they would benefit from it again.

by caod
Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Help with writing
Replies: 41
Views: 20723

Re: Taking notes?

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:19 am We did this last year and got bogged down in exactly the same way. Maybe we have girls that love to talk! I really began to see this in two different ways. I think we have to narrow down what we are asking the children to do. Summarizing a story and retelling a stor...
by caod
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Placement - Using MFW1 with a reading child
Replies: 37
Views: 16847

Skipping 1st grade?

My dd is reading incredibly well. So this is my question. Is MFW1st going to be to easy in terms of reading level? In the descriptions I have read, it seems aimed towards beginning readers, which she is not! I do love the concept of the biblical journey that it offers, but could probably supplement...
by caod
Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Hands-on - Can MFW work if we LIKE/learn by reading??
Replies: 21
Views: 12831

Looking back at benefits of hands-on

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:44 pm This is my second year with MFW. I am not a "hand's on" person. I confess that I don't do many of the hands on projects. I think that that would be great and beneficial just not me. That is not to say that pulling me out of my comfort zone is not a good thing. But.....
by caod
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Teaching - Will MFW help me provide structure?
Replies: 9
Views: 7072

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:51 pm I do encourage you. I think you have struggled with this question for a while. I do believe that MFW was a good choice for us. We started it 4 weeks ago (adventures and 1st grade). It is a perfect fit for the ages of my girls. Next year we will be doing the same thi...
by caod
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 30957

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:07 pm

We too are doing MFW 1st and Adventures with our 6 and 7 year olds. We are on week 7 now. I am so enjoying myself. I was so stressed last year. This year I am a much happier person.

by caod
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW only? Anyone ditch most everything else?
Replies: 39
Views: 18441

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:27 pm I guess you could say we ditched everything and went with MFW. I spent my first year trying to be everything: classical, charlotte mason, units, fun!! I was frustrated and my children were unhappy. I didn't know how much to push and tried multiple programs in vario...
by caod
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 2nd grader - Adventures vs. ECC
Replies: 52
Views: 25818

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:41 pm We are presently doing Adventures. I understand the desire to get going with the geography but I do recommend the Adventures. It is not just American History. The first eleven weeks have been Am. History but now we are getting into looking at each state which is ver...
by caod
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Learning without "Readers" or "A Reading Program"?
Replies: 52
Views: 24750

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:51 pm Thank you for your responses. I have been functioning much the way both of you described, I just wasn't sure if it was "right." I know she is a good reader but I also wanted to make sure I was challenging her a bit. They have a quiet time each day and she reads duri...
by caod
Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Dictation - Help for ages 7-8
Replies: 17
Views: 12904

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:03 pm Teaching my 8 yr old son is like pulling teeth sometimes. He just hates to write. It's so hard, because I have a hard time knowing if it's a discipline issue or if I should modify the work?? WEndy Wendy, I do think I started out asking too much of dd (8). PLL requir...
by caod
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Copywork/Dictation - Benefits? Resistance?
Replies: 28
Views: 21175

Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 1:16 pm We did PLL lessons this year in 2nd grade. I consider my dd a fairly good writer but I found that she fatigued quite easily. I realized that with many of the PLL lessons I needed to back off. In hindsight I didn't do it enough. I think it expects quite a bit. It was...
by caod
Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas for helping with speech
Replies: 24
Views: 12175

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:38 pm I have chimed in before on speech and language issues. I am a speech therapist but I do hesitate to "diagnose" without seeing the child. I think so many people do that and that it is a mistake. It could be something as simple as developmental and something more comp...
by caod
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Visual learners
Replies: 13
Views: 8316

Hey, My dd is definitely a visual learner. She is older than your son (7 and 1/2) and is my "late bloomer". She is reading but not that great and doesn't like it. I see her making steady progress however. We started using a program called All About Spelling. Granted it is a spelling program but it s...
by caod
Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Poetry memorization (and other memory work)
Replies: 28
Views: 17247

Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 1:16 pm We didn't memorize it all. I did have her practice standing tall, reading with expression, and typing it out and putting it on the wall for us to look at. It means a lot just to talk about the poem, what it means, the examples, rhyme, whatever. It would be weeks of ...
by caod
Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 76309


On the first week, day two it has your child color a sheet from the apendix w/ the memory verse John 3:16 and it represents Greece. However, Nowhere else do we seem to be studying Greece? Thanks, Mary Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:31 pm I remember doing those pages wondering how that picture of Greece...
by caod
Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Cursive - When does MFW start & misc cursive ?s
Replies: 49
Views: 38318

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:23 pm I tried a program called cursive first. It provides an auditory component based on the face of a clock. In other words to write a 'd' she might say "short stroke to 2 and around and all the way up to the attic then a connector stroke" (that is not exactly right but ...