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by kacairo1
Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ages - Advanced assignments?
Replies: 19
Views: 10854

Re: ECC advanced?

Thanks, Ladies! Yes, that seems to be my plan so far. We're just finishing up week 2 but I haven't really done any of the advanced items so I guess I'll stick with that plan. Thanks for your thoughts!
by kacairo1
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: State Sheets - Keeping children's attention
Replies: 17
Views: 7122

Re: Adventure state sheets, disappointing and our fix

One way that we have added to the state sheets is to draw a picture and add it to the front of the state sheet based on the material we read on the back side. I love the "Draw Write Now" drawing books and as we have the whole set, I have my dd go through the books and located one or two additional p...
by kacairo1
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Hands-on - Are activities overwhelming?
Replies: 34
Views: 14754

Re: love/hate feelings for science

Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you! I love all the suggestions! I do need to start handing over more responsibility to the oldest in setting things up, I do need to start RELAXING about science instead of getting the "perfect" photo-op moment, I do need to start thinking outside the box and doing s...
by kacairo1
Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 12, including Bird Study + State Sheets
Replies: 34
Views: 29753

Re: state cards

Thank you!! I think I'll take some of those suggestions. I'm thinking about putting a single hole punch on the left side and putting them all on a ring for easy flipping. I like the sorting idea with birds/flowers and keeping it handy for a trip to the zoo, etc.
by kacairo1
Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Music Resources - Hymns, My Father's World(K song), & others
Replies: 30
Views: 18503

Re: Hymn CD?

We love the Selah Hymn CD.
by kacairo1
Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: General Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 71
Views: 69936

Re: General Ideas for Adventures

We LOVE all of the book basket suggestions in Adventures, but one that we are currently enjoying is, "Skippack School." We highly recommend it!
by kacairo1
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: K & 1st - Favorite books and extra readers
Replies: 67
Views: 27295

Read Alouds for MFW 1

Hi there, I see that there are loads of books in the book basket for Science and Maths, are there any recommendations for other literature read aloud books for snuggle time on the couch? What do you all suggest adding in? Thanks heaps Sherid The Veritas Press catalog has a nice sampling of OT and N...
by kacairo1
Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: # 2 - Moon
Replies: 33
Views: 48834

Re: # 2 - Moon

Current Phases of the Moon Calendar website: ... ndar.phtml
by kacairo1
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How do you start your day??
Replies: 18
Views: 7922

Re: How do you start your day??

I hope this goes AMAZING blog post by Ann Voskamp, titled, "When It's Hard to Find Time for God and Prayer" (a MUST read!) ... od-prayer/
by kacairo1
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 1-3
Replies: 71
Views: 50978

Re: Pocahantos

Oh, thank you! I hate to show things that are incorrect, especially at a young age. Later on it would make for good comparisons, I guess. LOL! Thanks again!
by kacairo1
Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - K-2 classics, read-alouds
Replies: 21
Views: 10709

Re: nature books?

We just picked up "Old Mother West Wind" from the library this week and have begun reading it. The children keep asking for more..."one more chapter, please, Mommy!" Thanks again!! :)
by kacairo1
Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Bible Learning - Book ideas for Preschool/Pre-K
Replies: 20
Views: 11253

Any suggestions for a Bible curriculum for pre-k/K

We want to be doing Bible reading and a family devotional type thing daily, but all my kids are 5 and under. So, I've had a tough time finding something that is on their level and incorporates the great stories of the Bible. (TRUE stories. ;) ) I remember someone recommending something on here, but...
by kacairo1
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Preparation - No big yellow bus
Replies: 10
Views: 7501

Re: Preschooler's "big school" comments

When the topic comes up in our family we say, "God tells some mommies and daddies to send their children to 'building school' and tells other mommies and daddies to send their children to 'home school'--just like you! Isn't that exciting?!"
by kacairo1
Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining with older grades - More help
Replies: 22
Views: 11745

Re: Staying on task/balancing act

Yes, we often have the same challenges in our household at times. Great advice from the other ladies. Another MFW suggestion that we have recently begun is the white board list. I put each child's name on the board and list the items to complete--sometimes I give them two choices on the board and ot...
by kacairo1
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 25 & 26 (with Water; Counting By 2s, 5s, 10s)
Replies: 9
Views: 7374


I came across this website for a few Jonah crafts, etc: ... -index.htm
by kacairo1
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Bible in K?
Replies: 16
Views: 11208

Re: Bible in Kindergarten

I have also supplemented with "ABC Bible Verses" by Susan Hunt. We love MFW!!!!
by kacairo1
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Narration help
Replies: 22
Views: 9996

Re: 1st grade narration question

Thank you to everyone for your suggestions! I think I'm going to continue to be the scribe for her narrations so that she feels her summaries are valid, but then tell her we need to narrow it down to 4-5 sentences for her notebook. Then, if she wants to add more further she can do that during her "f...
by kacairo1
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 48590

Re: Making sure I am on the right track and teacher question

Hi Martie! I also have four kids at about the same ages and I, too, am a former public school teacher. I cannot say enough wonderful things about MFW. Each spring I begin to sweat and question if I should be doing one of the other 5,001 curriculum series that are out there. But I ALWAYS come full ci...
by kacairo1
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Enrichment Items & Trusted Resources - Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 20948

Re: Come Look With Me

Thanks, Ladies! We also just went through several storybook art books listed in the Veritas Press catalog under (K) for some other wonderful reads! I guess I just seem to go through spurts with the "Come Look With Me" books rather than being consistent with them each week. HMPH! :~ Oooo--I like the ...
by kacairo1
Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Timeline - Ideas & details (1st)
Replies: 39
Views: 22721

Re: 1st Grade Timeline?

We just set up our timeline this week as well. I have very limited wall space and lots of little fingers, so we used the hallway going down the stairs into our basement/family room. I actually used blue painters tape and it is working out perfectly. Can't wait to start adding pieces!
by kacairo1
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: Math - Ideas for math in God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 57
Views: 56922

Re: MFW Kinder Math Question

Dear Mary Lou, Please be ENcouraged and not DIScouraged today! Learning is a process, just like anything else in life, and is often not mastered with the first lesson. Instead of thinking in terms of mastery after each lesson, think in terms of mastery after a quarter, or semester, or year. I taught...
by kacairo1
Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 5 & 6 (with Trees; Shapes)
Replies: 16
Views: 9941

Art idea

1. go on a nature walk to collect colorful leaves and small twigs
2. using a piece of construction paper, trace your child's hand and arm to look like a bare tree
3. glue leaves on the top
4. hot glue the twigs in the trunk portion
by kacairo1
Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 8 & 9 (with Rain, Thunder & Lightning)
Replies: 10
Views: 7767

Act out the water cycle

We used paper plates and cut out a big cloud and a big rain drop for each kid and then used a construction paper strip to make a band around their head and attached the cloud/rain drop to separate strips. We put a blue table cloth on the floor to symbolize a body of water (lake, etc). I read the box...
by kacairo1
Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 3 & 4 (with Flowers; Classifying, Numbers, Counting)
Replies: 21
Views: 11661

FREE scroll dowels!

When it came time to assembling the scroll, I was out of a car so we walked to our local art supply store. Unfortunately they didn't have any dowels to purchase...SOOO we got creative! On our walk back home we kept our eyes on the look out for large sticks that were about the right length, fairly st...