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by Michelle in WA
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Prep - High school order placed, how to get ready
Replies: 21
Views: 6902

Re: School supplies for AHL

Thank you! That helps. We have most of what is listed, except we are a bit "behind" in math.
by Michelle in WA
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Can we begin the MFW cycle mid-year?
Replies: 54
Views: 14810

Re: For those of you who are in the early weeks of a MFW Yea

Ooh, I like the idea of starting something new in January. Hmmm. . . Might have to consider that. We have been working ever so slowly through this year's material. I am not the most scheduled person. And, I'm having a hard time finding my groove. Good thread!
by Michelle in WA
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Letter Writing
Replies: 15
Views: 6346

Re: Letter writing

Thank you for helping me see things in a more balanced way. I do think learning to proofread and self correct is a good skill. Since she is already writing letters, I am not sure how to present it as part of lessons. I do not currently proof/correct the letters she sends to her friends. And, while s...
by Michelle in WA
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Lesson Plans & other teacher helps
Replies: 60
Views: 22218

Re: Teacher Guides for Singapore math

I bought the guides for 2A & plan to get 2B. I'm glad I did. I don't use them for every lesson. Sometimes I just don't get where the text book is going. Also, they give some ideas for additional activities that help if a child is struggling with a concept.
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by Michelle in WA
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Lesson Plans & other teacher helps
Replies: 60
Views: 22218

Re: singapore math

I like having the HIG. I don't use it all the time. It helps me understand the goals & objectives of each lesson & gives ideas to use to reinforce the concepts.
by Michelle in WA
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Dictation
Replies: 4
Views: 3185

Re: Dictation

Oooh. I love the life skills suggestion. Thank you Crystal. She is great at writing grocery lists in the car while I'm driving. :) Addresses and phone numbers would be good too.
by Michelle in WA
Sun May 24, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K & 1st - Experiences teaching them together
Replies: 39
Views: 15756

Re: Starting a 1st Grader and a Kindergartner SOON

Hi! We school year round by default. It started because we took lots of time off after baby was born last May. We continue, for now, because it offers some structure to our day and flexibility to our lives. During school time I do not answer the phone or use the computer. This helps keep us on track...
by Michelle in WA
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and 1st
Replies: 60
Views: 23552

Re: Teaching Adventures and 1st?

We are doing ADV & 1st this year. I'm doing mostly the phonics from first (we're only on day 22). We combine for history in ADV and science. I skip 1st science. We will do 1st bible. It can be done. I just combine when we can and separate when we need to.
by Michelle in WA
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 6-7
Replies: 28
Views: 18747

Re: Weeks 6-7

I found the video Bread Comes to Life at our library. It s narrated by Lily Tomlin and has music by George Winston. It shows a baker doing everything from growing wheat to making bread. They have a website. I haven't checked it but I'll post the link. breadcomestolife.com
by Michelle in WA
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 8-9
Replies: 15
Views: 11031

Re: Weeks 8-9

We found Hanukkah at Valley Forge by Stephen Krensky at our library.

Also, Linnea's Almanac is a good seasons book. It's by Christina Bjork.
by Michelle in WA
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Schedule - How much time each day and #days/week
Replies: 34
Views: 15578

Re: How much time each day is 2nd grade Adventures curriculum?

We go at a much slower pace. I am splitting each day of ADV so it takes 2 days. With a Ker a pre-schooler, & a 9 month old, it's hard for dd to concentrate and me to stay focused. If we could sit down & do it straight through it would be about 2.5 hours, not including foreign language time. We also ...
by Michelle in WA
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 6-7
Replies: 28
Views: 18747

Re: Alternatives to napkin holder in ADV?

Julie in MN wrote:pencil holders?
We used to decorate soup cans...
We did the pencil holders today. The kids are thrilled to have their own place to store their pencils.

We used 1/2 pint mason jars, brown construction paper and tape. Super easy! Thanks for the idea!
by Michelle in WA
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 6-7
Replies: 28
Views: 18747

Video

Bread is for Eating is also available as a Reading Rainbow video.
by Michelle in WA
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Placement - Using MFW1 with a reading child
Replies: 37
Views: 13045

Re: MFW1 was great for my good reader

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:00 pm My dd was reading very well when we started 1st. I decided to just go ahead as written. It was good review as far a phonics goes. She enjoys the bible reader and the Notebook has been good for learning to write better. A lot has been very easy for her, but she is h...
by Michelle in WA
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 34107

Spiritual traditions for Christmas

i was planning on schooling up until day before christmas but after reading some posts, i am going to make tomorrow our last day!!i am looking for some good traditions--of course, we will do cookies and stuff but i wasn't raised with any spiritual traditions and would like to start some for my kids...
by Michelle in WA
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Preparation - Box Day! and helpful hints
Replies: 38
Views: 14711

Welcome to ADV! We are in week 5 so only a few weeks ahead of you. It is a lot of fun! No tips on the supply list. We just plow through each day starting at the top of the grid & working our way down.
by Michelle in WA
Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 1-3
Replies: 71
Views: 40265

Crayon Shavings

We did this today. The kids LOVED it! I used a manual pencil sharpener and put the shavings in muffin cups. We liked the ones best that had less crayon shavings. You really only need a little of each color crayon. My older 2 made a 2nd sign one said "loves you" and the others said "YES". As in "yes,...
by Michelle in WA
Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP/Spelling - Method for struggling or very young child
Replies: 43
Views: 14731

You know your child best. If you are confident that she knows the words, but freezes for tests, I would drop the test part. It's only 2nd grade and unless your dd needs to be ready for standardized tests this year, I don't see the point in making everyone miserable. Maybe give it a long rest, then r...
by Michelle in WA
Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** More user praise reports!
Replies: 35
Views: 13080

three cheers for the bible in ADV

Since we gave it to her on Monday, when we started ADV, that's all she wants to read. :) I knew she was ready, but I've held off because our church gives them out at the end of 2nd grade. She has read the first several chapters of Genesis already! Just wanted to share my little praise for this curri...
by Michelle in WA
Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Choosing & trying out different ones
Replies: 50
Views: 15662

What amazing stories Crystal!

We are doing French because I speak it and can help. I figure after they learn French the can pick what they want. They'll already have the skills needed to learn.
by Michelle in WA
Sun May 04, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K - For a child who is already reading, ideas & encouragement
Replies: 71
Views: 31669

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:36 am My dd was also reading well when we did K. I just skipped all the phonics stuff. She loves to write so finding things for her to practice handwriting was not hard. We didn't do much comprehension practice. I just let her read when she wanted to. I also encouraged h...
by Michelle in WA
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Encyclopedias - Are these nice to use with MFW?
Replies: 26
Views: 12353

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:02 pm We have the one my parents bought when I was in Elementary school. For most of the K topics it's just fine. It's a 1986 edition. We prefer the Usborne Children's Encyclopedia. Good pictures, basic info, etc. Get the mini version, it's easier for little hands to hold...
by Michelle in WA
Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Library - Must I use it?
Replies: 13
Views: 6035

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:42 pm I just wanted to pipe in and suggest 2 books for science. Usborne has several nature study type books. My favorites for MFW1 are the Usborne Children's Encyclopedia and Usborne Pocket Nature (ISBN 9780794503468). Both are available in mini sizewhich is perfect for l...
by Michelle in WA
Wed Dec 26, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Choosing & trying out different ones
Replies: 50
Views: 15662

You might check out the book Bilingual Edge by Kendall King and Alison Mackey. It has lots of helpful info on choosing a foreign language for your child. Some things to consider: do you know anyone who is a native speaker of the languages you are considering? Or someone who studied it in college tha...
by Michelle in WA
Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Is a 4-day school week possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 13793

We're doing 1st and we do a 4 day week. I just keep moving on the next day the next time we "meet". Since our state laws are pretty simple, I don't worry about getting it all done by a certain date or anything. I would prefer to be done by summer but we'll see. Homeschooling adds a nice routine to o...