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by Mom2MnS
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When stressed, discouraged
Replies: 141
Views: 53359

Re: Help! Feeling Overwhemed

Hi (: Sending big hugs from here, too! I am so sorry that you are having a tough time this year. Feeling overwhelmed and anxious is a normal thing for me, too, especially at this time of year. Some years discouragement and lack of joy have accompanied that, and it has been a real challenge. It is a ...
by Mom2MnS
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Schedule - Balancing high school with youngers
Replies: 29
Views: 11406

Re: Anyone going to run 3 programs at once?

Hi (: I am working with three right now, and it is fun and it is busy! My eldest dd is doing RtR, son is doing 1st, and youngest dd is doing pre4 (my own design including MFWpre). We have staggered the beginning of school, and it has been such a blessing! I heartily agree with those who have recomme...
by Mom2MnS
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Parents - Books, Support, Self-Cares
Replies: 30
Views: 13074

Re: how can i teach spelling power to myself?

Hi (: What fun to always want to learn! I have an idea for you. You can test yourself this way to find a level, too. Each time you start working with a new list in SP, read the words into a recording device. Play them back and listen carefully --and then type them in Word (or other program) with spe...
by Mom2MnS
Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Magazines - God's World News, More
Replies: 35
Views: 18814

Re: God's World News?

Hi (: Loved GWN when we used it previously and plan to do so again this year. I give it to my sweetlings and let them read it on their own. They usually begin a discussion or ask a question on their own, and the whole gang joins in. If I don't hear anything from them within a couple of days of a new...
by Mom2MnS
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 7-8 Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 49062

Re: Canada -Tea

Another fun idea would be a theme tea - like a "red and white" tea for the colors of Canada's flag, or a "maple leaf" tea for the symbol... Let us know how it goes :)
by Mom2MnS
Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Preparation - Box Day! and helpful hints
Replies: 38
Views: 19863

Re: Before starting Adventures?

Hi Betsy :) I am chiming in a little late here but wanted to share with you anyway. I've done both - sometimes using lots and lots of additional ideas and sometimes working strictly with the TM - and both ways are super! I am an "additional ideas" reader, however, and there seems to be no cure for i...
by Mom2MnS
Thu May 28, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 32676

Hi & welcome!

We have found homeschooling to be one of the greatest joys and privileges of our lives. So, so much I could say here - lol! Our years have been fun and full with MFW - just so thankful that the Father led us to it. May the Father bless you as you continue in Him.
by Mom2MnS
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Ideas: Keeping kids' attention while reading aloud
Replies: 8
Views: 11029

Re: Ideas: Keeping kids' attention while reading aloud

Posted Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:47 pm by Mom2MnS We did the same with fiction books that were filled with good info, and my dd loved them. For the nonfiction, we looked through them together and when something caught her eye we stopped to discuss it / look for an answer to her question. We both really e...
by Mom2MnS
Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Blend Ladder extra ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 14904


Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:33 pm Also, take a trip to the library when you have plenty of time. While your sweetie looks around, sit down with all of the early readers you can find and go through them one by one to find some that #1 would interest him and #2 are beginners level. They are out there!...
by Mom2MnS
Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Different locations and styles
Replies: 49
Views: 26640

Re: What kinds of things do your families do on nature walks

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:53 pm Hi Laura :) Sometimes we take nature walks on purpose... like the day we did a mushroom expedition, or dandelion day, or when we go out to specifically discover something. Other times, nature happens to us :) like the others have written about... a hummingbird visit...
by Mom2MnS
Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Does this add a lot to the program?
Replies: 31
Views: 18642

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:02 pm Hi Annette :) Welcome! We did K last year and loved it. It is just an excellent program - lots of learning and lots of fun. I thought the deluxe items added a lot to our year. If you have the budget, I highly recommend it. Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:27 pm The art bo...
by Mom2MnS
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Is a 4-day school week possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 20071

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 5:28 pm Hi Robyn :) It works wonderfully well! We have enjoyed our light days so much - using them for nature days, celebration days, catch up days, break days, etc - lol! Also, we have done light Fridays some and other times light Weds. Both have worked well at diff times :)
by Mom2MnS
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Different locations and styles
Replies: 49
Views: 26640

Re: Charlotte Mason nature studies

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 3:11 pm Hi :) We have LOVED this part of our weekly learning adventures! Last year in K, we made nature pictures and added them to our K notebook (one that we made with all of M's work in it). We drew whatever she found outside during our walks or any other time, we made ba...
by Mom2MnS
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Writing - Extra practice
Replies: 21
Views: 10764

Hi Christa :) Do you journal? I read a WONDERFUL idea they other day (but I don't remember where, so please forgive me for not providing a source)... The mom and daughter sat down together and made a list of questions and topics together (and they continually add to it). When the child is to write, ...
by Mom2MnS
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 66
Views: 36617

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:42 pm We are just finishing the 6th book in the "Animal Friends" series by Janette Oke. They are such good books and would make good read alouds for you to read or for your dd to read. They are chapter books, and the chapters are three pages (full of words) or so each. We...
by Mom2MnS
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Favorite books and extra readers
Replies: 67
Views: 29440

Hi & welcome :) I worked hard at gathering the recommended book for each K lesson (the only one I could not purchase was the penguin one - it's out of print, and the cost was too much on the copies I found). We are thrilled to have them in our book collection. They are all wonderful! One that I woul...
by Mom2MnS
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Prep - Laminating?
Replies: 19
Views: 10646

Hi :) I laminated almost everything - except the 100 chart - lol! I went ahead and colored the timeline pieces and the reading chart myself and had them laminated by the sheet. (We'll be doing timelines again, and there was PLENTY of drawing and coloring of other things for dd to do.) I was so glad ...
by Mom2MnS
Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Ideas: Play-doh recipe, salt tray, old crayons
Replies: 9
Views: 8472

Ideas: Salt tray

I have what may be a silly question...How do you make a salt tray for beginning letter formation for a pre-k'er? I'm wondering how deep the salt should be. Is it just a little on the bottom of a pan, so your finger touches the bottom when you write? Or is it suppose to be deeper so your finger is a...
by Mom2MnS
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Readiness for 1st - How big of a jump is it to MFW-1?
Replies: 21
Views: 10804

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:46 pm I think waiting is a good idea. Maybe you could gather some things you like for fall, reinforcing what you've learned in K, and do lots and lots of read aloud time. See how he is doing by Christmas and begin MFW 1 in January. I think it is wisdom to wait and practic...
by Mom2MnS
Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Readiness for 1st - What could I use between k-1st gr?
Replies: 24
Views: 11359

Re: Transitioning from K to First...

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:53 pm I would take the break and do some summer bridge work - and lots and lots of read alouds. We did that and it was fun and different, while we were practicing our K skills. We LOVED the K program so much! First is wonderful, too, just different - so I would advise get...
by Mom2MnS
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - How much time does K require per day?
Replies: 13
Views: 9457

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:49 pm Popping in to add a little info from our perspective - you have lots of good answers here already! We did K last year and it took from 15 min to 45 min most days. If we had a "gotta get it done day", we could do the work we needed to in 15 good minutes :) Most days,...
by Mom2MnS
Thu May 22, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Schooling on Nice days, Winter blahs
Replies: 17
Views: 13330

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:20 pm

Finding a balance and having the courage to try something new are two wonderful ways to bless our sweeties. I am so glad it was a good day - Thanks for sharing!
by Mom2MnS
Sun May 04, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 25 & 26 (with Water; Counting By 2s, 5s, 10s)
Replies: 9
Views: 7867

The 100th Day

Here are the things we did for 100 day this year... :> graphed 100 beads, and then made a string for our art board with divisions by ten :> decorated the number 100 (printed in bubble letters) with stamp art and pompoms :> made a list of 100 things we are thankful for :> played "roll 100" dice game ...
by Mom2MnS
Sat May 03, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: General Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 71
Views: 72842

Great Book for ADV

For those doing ADV or preparing for it next year, Millie Miller has written a similar book on the US. Perfect for book basket! :) Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:49 pm Just adding a note to Paige's recommendation... I bought the states one for Adventures next year, and it looks wonderful! It's one page...
by Mom2MnS
Sat May 03, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: 100th Day - Activity Ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 28067

100th Day

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:43 pm We graphed 100 M&M's. We also made trail mix with ten pieces of ten different things (goldfish, pretzels, Kix, tiny chocolate morsels, coconut flakes (lol), nuts, cheerios, raisins, banana chips, dried apricot pieces). My daughter loved decorating a hollow "100" tha...