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by donutmom
Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Vocabulary - Card size, Card alternatives...
Replies: 23
Views: 7852

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:01 pm It may be more labor intensive, but I suspect less time intensive based on now (draw, erase, groan, draw, erase, grumble--did I mention he's a slight perfectionist, so if it doesn't look just like the drawing, he thinks it's not "right"--no matter what I say). Frida...
by donutmom
Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Vocabulary - Card size, Card alternatives...
Replies: 23
Views: 7852

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:25 pm Paige, you mentioning that your son loves to do the cards because he's an art kid--hit me right between the eyes. My son is so far from that! Maybe that's why he "hates" it!!!! I never gave it a thought. He's more the engineer sort of mind--just like my hubby. Do yo...
by donutmom
Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math - Roadblocks & taking a break
Replies: 20
Views: 7559

how about dad?

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:13 pm How about dad? My husband stepped in and helped. Not all the time, but when I was at the end of the rope and didn't know what to do. He would ask what the concept was and then sit and try to explain it to our son (didn't look at the book--came up with his own approa...
by donutmom
Thu May 22, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?
Replies: 44
Views: 11584

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:32 pm Each state is given a day at some point throughout the year. A state card is colored on the day that state is studied. The state cards have an outline of the state and the state flower and bird on the front, and the back contains trivia type information about that p...
by donutmom
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: MFW User Ideas for Service Projects
Replies: 22
Views: 14968

Some ideas from our home with younger children. One way we've found to serve at church. . . we sharpen and replace the pencils in the church auditorium. The church supplies the pencils, but they (the staff) just don't have the time to do it. We do a section of the auditorium every couple weeks. My ...
by donutmom
Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Convention - How beneficial is it to a current MFW user?
Replies: 19
Views: 8974

The past 2 years at our state convention I've actually done some Christmas shopping. Yep, that's right. Shopping without kids--who doesn't like that!! I like going to places like Tobin's Lab, Vision Forum, etc. and finding fun things that don't flash or talk or require batteries--just good old fashi...
by donutmom
Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Books Subs - For books already read
Replies: 16
Views: 6894

We did the same as Lana and would pick one of the longer books in the lists and used them as read alouds, such as Skippack School and others. My children liked In Grandma's Attic so much that we read the next one in the series ( More Stories from Grandma's Attic ). We also read some longer biographi...
by donutmom
Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Audio/DVD/Website - Resources
Replies: 13
Views: 5167

Re: DVDs/Websites - Does MFW have suggestions?

We are in ECC (not too far into it), but I do have the newest manual. I haven't come across any specific videos listed, although under some of the books they make the suggestion of looking for the video version (eg. Heidi). I have done as the other ladies also mentioned and just searched on our libr...
by donutmom
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Double digit addition and subtraction
Replies: 4
Views: 4352

Pennies and dimes are what clicked for our son. My nephew got the borrowing right away, too, but not the carrying. So you're not alone! Another idea. . . use graph paper with larger squares (large enough for your child to manage to write a number in each square). Then have the problems on the paper-...
by donutmom
Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting (& Coloring) - When help is needed
Replies: 23
Views: 8887

Letters floating off the lines

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:02 pm When my oldest was in kindergarten, I also stressed over his writing letters. They floated all over those lines. No matter how much I hot air I blew, they kept floating (maybe it was all that air!! tee hee!). I even purchased a wipe-on/off book for him to get extra ...
by donutmom
Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 5 year olds - Choosing Pre-K or K
Replies: 13
Views: 7017

my $.02, if it's not too late

Lori, Maybe it's too late to respond here, but I will anyway! My son also had no interest in learning to read last year ("Kindergarten" year--5 years old). He'd get frustrated so easily & nothing clicked. He'd much rather build legos or trains or any kind of activity that didn't involve sitting stil...
by donutmom
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon - Placement
Replies: 25
Views: 5915

for what it's worth from someone with no experience!!

I was "scoping" out various math curriculum at our state convention this year, as I'll have to decide to what to switch to in 2 years. When I talked to the Saxon rep, I wanted to know about the sequence of courses--especially the 8/7, Algebra 1/2, & Alg. 1. His recommendation was to do the 8/7 (for ...
by donutmom
Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Schedule - Starting Adventures late? Thanksgiving, 4th July?
Replies: 8
Views: 3892

Schedule - Starting Adventures late? Thanksgiving, 4th July?

I didn't run into any roadblocks that came with being off time frame. I'm now finishing the last 9 weeks of Adv. that we never got to, so I am really off the schedule! There's a point where child is supposed to draw a tree. They are supposed to do this throughout the year--once in each season. I rem...
by donutmom
Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 43149

Re: Song for Learning the 50 States

Kymberly in AR, I also sang the "Fifty Nifty United States" song also in 5th grade!! I've remembered most of the first verse and have always remembered the chorus with all the states. We are finishing up with Adventures, so this will be appropriate here also. Thank you for sharing this website, so m...
by donutmom
Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:49 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Games - which are the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 8132

I sometimes check out this book from the library for a "fresh" idea: Games for math : playful ways to help your child learn math from kindergarten to third grade written by Peggy Kaye We play war--using flashcards. This can be done with any facts (addition, subtr., mult., & division). We use dice to...
by donutmom
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Israel - Map, Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 6029

I second that

I also have The Student Bible Atlas that Connie mentioned. I'm going to be starting ECC in a few weeks, so I haven't used the maps there yet. I have used the book many times in the past 2 years with my children. We've pulled it out during devotions, during Bible times, etc. I've even used it for mys...
by donutmom
Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Worldview - How does MFW cover slavery, Native Americans,
Replies: 7
Views: 6282

My son was very interested in Native Americans, so we spent about 3 weeks studying them before moving on (in Adv.). I just looked for books at the library. I also made up a chart for him to fill out. On it he listed the various groups, where they lived, what types of homes they lived in, their main ...