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by Laura M
Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Questions, especially on legibility expectatio
Replies: 52
Views: 14706

Re: Handwriting woes!!

I hear ya! Although my handwriting woes is with my son. Maybe you could come to some sort of agreement or deal where you could replace some of the handwriting assignments with verbal work providing that she agrees to do her very best at the handwriting that she does do.
by Laura M
Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Dictation - Help for ages 7-8
Replies: 17
Views: 9026

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:21 pm Hi Wendy....no brilliant solution for you, but just wanted you to know that I am TOTALLY in your boat! My 8yr old son sounds exactly like yours. We struggle daily and I have found a lot of good advice here that has really helped. I don't expect an overnight change b...
by Laura M
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 4-5
Replies: 33
Views: 22621

Great Adventures book find for week 5 or Thanksgiving week

Posted Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:15 pm by Laura M I found a charming book at the library and wanted to share it with anyone else doing Adventures. The title is "Three young pilgrims" by Cheryl Harness. It is a sweet story about a family who traveled on the Mayflower and is richly illustrated. Posted Wed O...
by Laura M
Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Schedule - Long days, am I expecting too much?
Replies: 10
Views: 5084

Oh Brenda...I am so sorry because i know EXACTLY what you are going through! I went through the same struggles with my 8 yr old son. But I just want to encourage you because things have improved a lot. I will explain the problems that I was having with him and then let you know some things we did th...
by Laura M
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Placement - Using MFW1 with a reading child
Replies: 37
Views: 13038

Re: Skip forward to phonics?

Hi and welcome, Crystal has some great suggestions. I did first grade with my oldest son last year who was then 7 because, like you said, I really wanted him to benefit from the science and overview of the whole Bible. He learned to read the previous school year so we didn't use every workbook and s...
by Laura M
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Ideas: Play-doh recipe, salt tray, old crayons
Replies: 9
Views: 5076

Ideas: Play-doh recipe, salt tray, old crayons

Recipe for play-doh My 2yr old loves play-doh and my mother in law gave me a recipe to make it at home. Some of you might already know about this recipe but I didn't and was excited to make it...my kids think it's cool that we make our own play-doh too! I thought someone else might find it useful s...
by Laura M
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 33364

A big thank you!!!

Thank you everyone for your great recommendations! I love this board! So far we found some Magic Tree House books and Jigsaw Jones books at the library, and my son is really enjoying them... I am so excited that he is not dreading reading now! I will look into the other recommended books too. Thanks...
by Laura M
Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds and ideas that are working!
Replies: 22
Views: 10458

I always appreciate ideas from other moms!

Right now I am having my oldest play with the baby while I do 1st grade...then do Adventures with my oldest while the baby naps. I think this is what I will have to do...this year anyway.
by Laura M
Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 2-year-olds - Ideas for occupying
Replies: 26
Views: 10735

Wow...thanks so much...you guys (or gals, rather) are great! I will have to try the ideas and see what works! I think I have been putting too much pressure on myself to get everything done in the morning. I think I will try to just do 1grade with the younger two and save adventures for when my young...
by Laura M
Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting (& Coloring) - When help is needed
Replies: 23
Views: 8900

Handwriting (& Coloring) - When help is needed

My 5yr old is having some difficulty with handwriting. He is able to trace letters, and we are using the tactile activities. However, he has a lot of trouble writing the lowercase letters. He has major trouble on the blend ladder pages. He can't make lowercase letters fit on the lines. He does not ...
by Laura M
Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds alongside ages 4-7
Replies: 20
Views: 14246

Wow....thanks everyone for all the encouragement and great advice! I feel so much better and feel rejuvenated again. I will definatley implement all the great suggestions from everyone and see if I can find a routine that works for us. I am so grateful to have this message board...ah the benefits of...