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by Mom1669
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining - Pre-K-ers & Preschoolers learn along with us!
Replies: 9
Views: 8549

It works!

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 9:02 am In reading the board it seems many people have a question about their younger ones "missing out" by joining in mid-cycle. I just thought I'd share a story that happened this weekend to illustrate that it works. My youngest son is 6 and in K, but has been somewhat si...
by Mom1669
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Older child who still needs work on reading
Replies: 46
Views: 14048

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:32 am I agree with the others, make sure his phonics are strong. My middle son struggled with reading from the first day. Then in 3rd grade he was diagnosed with Epilepsy (absence type) and it was interfering with his ability to process what he was learning. We went back...
by Mom1669
Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Supplies - What do you put into your Files/Folders?
Replies: 18
Views: 9378

Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:20 pm Just a tip about finding information for the K folders. Last year we picked up TONS of things at our county fair! The different buildings always have little pamphlets for people to take. We found information about fish, turtles, frogs and insects at the conservation buildin...
by Mom1669
Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Science - Scheduling EX1850 science plus Apologia science
Replies: 3
Views: 3620

I had a 7th grader doing EX1850 this year and he did Apologia General Science as his main science program. He did sit in on the EX1850 science with his younger brothers too, but it was just because he really likes science, not that I required it. We ordered the CD-Rom version of the General Science ...
by Mom1669
Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Testing - Panic over low test scores in math
Replies: 9
Views: 6298

Just another though that I didn't see mentioned yet. Kids all grow at different rates, physically AND developmentally. So your daughter didn't grow as much this year as the "average" kid in that particular area. That's fine! Is there another area she grew more than average in? Maybe it was simply a ...
by Mom1669
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Writing included in 1850MOD and EX1850
Replies: 4
Views: 3791

Lucy, Thank you! I think outlines are very valuable; in fact that was the first thing we did for our state report! I'm glad to hear they will get more practice next year.

I will also watch for those optional assignments and try to remember to schedule time for him to do them.
by Mom1669
Thu May 31, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Writing included in 1850MOD and EX1850
Replies: 4
Views: 3791

Writing included in 1850MOD and EX1850

Does 1850MT include a large writing assignment like the state report in EX1850? My oldest son (7th grade) just finished the rough draft of his state report and it's written in a very informal style. It's the first report he's done and just whole process of doing a research report has been very good ...
by Mom1669
Wed May 30, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - What if your "walking encyclopedia" wants more?
Replies: 34
Views: 15012

Re: Those that have "walking encyclopedias"

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 1:36 pm We've used the Backyard Scientist books here. We loved them! We didn't necessarily supplement with them; they were just on the shelves for those times the kids wanted to do more science. I think my favorite part is the way they have you do the experiment and then th...
by Mom1669
Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Math - Is it enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 15645

We are doing K this year, and I am supplementing. Not because I feel that the math in MFW is inadequate, but my son simply needs more practice, especially with writing the numbers when there is no model. I'm sure that the amount of review in MFW is just fine for others though. I'm adding what I've u...