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by DaniWestRN
Wed May 08, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Notebook in Adventures
Replies: 7
Views: 3803

Re: Adventures: Bible & History, together or separate??

In Adventures, yes, Bible and History are taught separate. Bible and Science are actually the two subjects that feed off each other. The student sheets are "mixed" together because they are organized by when they are used (week/unit) NOT by their subject.
by DaniWestRN
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 24893

Re: Is ECC too much for a 3rd grader?

Thanks Julie. :) That's helpful!
by DaniWestRN
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: 1st grader - What to adapt in Adventures
Replies: 22
Views: 10070

Re: 1st grader doing Adventures?

I am doing exactly this this year. My 1st grader (a young 6, boy) is doing just fine. At the beginning of the year he could (mostly) write his letters and read CVC words as one would expect for a child who has completed MFW K. But he was definitely not reading or writing on his own. We do MFW 1st ph...
by DaniWestRN
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 24893

Re: Is ECC too much for a 3rd grader?

Listening in here and tagging on. I'm in the same boat. My eldest will be a young 3rd grader (summer birthday turning 8 ). The thing for me is 1) I don't know what I would do if not MFW and 2) my second oldest is exactly one year younger than his sister so if I wait a year HE will be a young 3rd gra...
by DaniWestRN
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When homeschooling isolates the child
Replies: 39
Views: 10739

Re: My daughter wants to go to public school... :-(

Can't help with the child wanting to go to public school part, but did want to encourage you to check out the co-op options in your area. The co-op I am part of does not require parents to teach. The co-op is for 3 hours. One parent is required to either teach OR assist in a class for 2 of the 3 hou...
by DaniWestRN
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When not fitting it all in
Replies: 52
Views: 18421

Reassure me that the extras are really extras

Most of you already know, we are doing 1st and struggling with time. For those who don't know, I have 5 children, my 6 year old, doing 1st, 4 year old twins and not quite 2.5 year old twins. Plus, I'm 33wks pregnant with my 6th. We do have a routine. I do have things for the 4 year olds to do durin...
by DaniWestRN
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and 1st
Replies: 60
Views: 22873

Re: teaching adv and 1st

Thank you Carin! That is very helpful! I have almost the exact same age kids going in this year as you had last year! :-)
by DaniWestRN
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Need reassurance/advice (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 35
Views: 10729

Re: 1st grade math/phonics

I belong to many forums for other topics which include families all over the US with kids in public school and recently the subject of 1st grade math came up on one of these groups. From that sample group, it quickly became clear to me that Singapore Math is NOT ahead in it's numbering. There may ha...
by DaniWestRN
Thu May 31, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - More ideas!
Replies: 50
Views: 15347

Math question again

https://www.xtramath.org/

It's free and my kids love it.
by DaniWestRN
Wed May 16, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Why MFW suggests this (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 26
Views: 9394

Re: Saxon vs. Singapore for 2nd grade.

For those of you who need a little help with the math drills (a weakness of mine), you might try xtramath.org . It's free and seems to be working well with my oldest to practice addition/subtraction facts.
by DaniWestRN
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Math - Is it enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 15364

Re: Math...why is it so weak in MFW-K and 1st?

I don't necessarily feel the math is weak in either K or 1st for all the reasons Crystal gave. What I think is that for some teachers it is difficult to remember everything and for some students they don't get things even when you do it the way MFW says. I've tried to follow the instructions for bot...
by DaniWestRN
Mon May 09, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K & 1st - Experiences teaching them together
Replies: 39
Views: 15245

Re: Schooling schedule (weekly)

I combine my K and 1st grader similar to how AnnieMarie does. I posted about it on my blog here: http://www.westhavenkids.com/node/2815 One thing we do not do is most of the science/Bible activities from K. My DS was part of everything last year when DD and I did them. This year he joins her in all ...
by DaniWestRN
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #26 - Yellow
Replies: 16
Views: 13130

Re: #26 - Yellow

A nice book I found which teaches colors using rhythms about elephants.
I dream of an elephant written and illustrated by Ami Rubinger
by DaniWestRN
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #15 - Elephant
Replies: 22
Views: 17964

Re: #15 - Elephant

A nice book I found which teaches colors using rhythms about elephants.
I dream of an elephant written and illustrated by Ami Rubinger
by DaniWestRN
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting (& Coloring) - Ideas for children who resist
Replies: 26
Views: 12174

Re: MFW-K hit our first little snag

We're doing it over 2 years Just wanted to say I've done exactly this. My DD started K as a 4 yr old, and we took 2 weeks to do each unit. She really struggled with handwriting at first and I let her trace. Then I let her just do uppercase for everything cause they were easier for her. Now a little...
by DaniWestRN
Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Math - Ideas for math in God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 57
Views: 40106

Re: Help executing the Kindergarten curriculum

With the 100 number chart, I would write the number on it in dots and allow her to trace it. We did this with a lot of her handwriting papers too early on. It worked well and now, at just turned 5. she is writing number and letters with limited help.
by DaniWestRN
Fri May 28, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I change it around?
Replies: 19
Views: 6613

Re: MFW-1 Exploration Day on Friday

I was wondering this too! Thanks for the idea!
by DaniWestRN
Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 28847

Re: Our first week of MFWK

Yay!!
We just finished our first month in MFW K. It has gone well here too. I do cut back on the activities though and focus more on just the reading plan cause DD is a young 4. But I know she is learning! :-)