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by niki
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Don't skip the Singapore textbook
Replies: 5
Views: 3591

Thanks for the advise, I didn't even think about the fact that it's presented in different ways and that will help in the long run!

:)
by niki
Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Books - Less reading can mean more understanding
Replies: 3
Views: 5119

Ditto to what's already been said, you're the parent/teacher and accountable to God to what He has for you to teach your kids. :) Trust that you will make the wise decision and continue to pray and question your options. We have started ECC this year, and I am biased because I really love MFW - my k...
by niki
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Some users like to make a tentative daily plan
Replies: 33
Views: 13420

I have a schedule -- it's the grid in the TM - then I squeeze in K (usually 1st thing while the older two read or play or handwriting...whatever works). BUT I don't have a time frame, and we're mostly done by lunch. Occasionally we do book basket in the afternoon and sometimes we get carried away wi...
by niki
Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Whoever said MFW was light has never done it!
Replies: 6
Views: 7475

Light - HA! We started ECC Monday, along with K, and we've been working very hard. I am pleased as we've done MFW since K and the increased workload as the kids mature is perfect. I feel my 2 in ECC are really being stretched as we begin this year, but it's very enjoyable and they are loving our fir...
by niki
Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 31350

I'm a bit excited this year because my ds wanted to move into his sisters' room. (it won't last forever, but it works for now) Therefore a room opened up and I'm making it our school room :) I'm sure we'll migrate back to the kitchen table, because that is where life happens around here, but it will...
by niki
Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: DELUXE - The inflatable globe, Currency kit,
Replies: 10
Views: 7246

Nothing like a good ole game of hot potato!!!!
by niki
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Books - Ideas for adding readers for a struggling reader?
Replies: 6
Views: 6327

I had a struggling reader too. I added a lot of the early/easy readers from our library (not necessarily on the list for book basket) and she would choose to read from these...it built confidence and the idea that reading is FUN, not just "work" all the time. She is becoming a great reader and has h...
by niki
Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 2-year-olds - Ideas for occupying
Replies: 26
Views: 11935

2-year-olds - Ideas for occupying

I just received my ECC box and I know so many of you can relate to my enthusiasm as I begin using MFW and ECC. I absolutely love everything and cant wait to gather everything together and begin with my 9YO dd and 7YO ds. I have such high hopes and want to do so much and have fun with this program. ...
by niki
Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible in 1st
Replies: 11
Views: 6208

Bible in 1st

Bible Reader - Description The bible reader pictures can be colored by your child. It starts with creation, larger font, less words...and progresses throughout the year to smaller font and more to read. The bible stories are the "most well-known" for example...Cain and Abel, Noah, Ten Commandments,...
by niki
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Switching Math - Even if kids are doing fine?
Replies: 14
Views: 7115

Me too, a switcheroo! I am diving into Singapore this year starting with 2A for my dd. She likes it and it has helped make a few things "click" that we've been struggling with - looking at something from a new point of view. My ds who placed at the same level will be starting this fall...I'm giving ...
by niki
Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - Why is MFW-K not to be missed?
Replies: 6
Views: 8049

Hello~ I'm really getting excited about using K again. I'm starting my fall planning going through my TM's and last night I read through K! I see things I missed the 1st time through because that's just how life is! So I am really excited to go through it again (with some HSing practice under my bel...
by niki
Wed May 30, 2007 6:51 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 24439

I'm really liking the box idea for each kids...might borrow that one AND having separate place for school supplies - I started the year with about 6 pair of scissors!! Now I have trouble finding one pair! I'm hoping to find a good deal on a set of rolling drawers just for those supplies...kinda like...
by niki
Tue May 29, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 24439

Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!

LOL! I'm laughing at asking this now, in our last week of school (whoo hoo!), but I'm curious as to how you prepare for your day and/or week? I need to do a better job next year. I've been one to just open the book and go, without glancing ahead. This leaves me frantically trying (this year, for ex...
by niki
Tue May 22, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Teaching - Math/LA & when do you consider switching?
Replies: 14
Views: 7720

Here's my 2 cents... I have to admit I have experienced making changes because of boredom (mine) and changes because of tears (mine and my dc). We've hs'd for 4 years, and oh my have I grown. My relationship with the Lord deepened and I have seen that in my kids too. I think what I've learned is my ...
by niki
Fri May 11, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Does MFW promote a thirst for Christ?
Replies: 39
Views: 45174

Worldview - Does MFW promote a thirst for Christ?

I am new to the message board and my husband and I are looking towards starting MFW this fall. However, I have a couple of questions for those of you who have done MFW for awhile. It is truly biblically based? Are the studies based around the Bible, or is it kind of added in? Does it develop a thir...
by niki
Mon May 07, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Supplies - What do I need to start Singapore?
Replies: 8
Views: 5686

I just got back from convention and I am also taking the math PLUNGE - since we took the plunge everywhere else and all has been a great fit! Great discussion with David (thanks a million!) on what to do with my competitive kids...where the younger is upping the older! Now I'm wondering, my dd and d...
by niki
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** Users explain why we love K!
Replies: 43
Views: 21245

This fall I will be doing MFW K again. :) What I love, my kids still say the little sayings of certain character traits...my favorite from Hh, horse "I obey right away" - Hmmm, I went to grab my K tm and couldn't find it! EEK... gotta go searching! HELP! It's lovely, but do what's best for your fami...
by niki
Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Summer - Do you do math?
Replies: 3
Views: 3045

Summer - Do you do math?

Would it be awful to continue a math program through the summer? Maybe every other day or something like that. They lose so much in the summer anyway? What do you're homes look like during summer (in regards to math)?
by niki
Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Literature-rich (MFW) vs literature-based
Replies: 26
Views: 19398

Our year has been a joy.

I'd like to add from an experience I had this afternoon. It's Friday, (hooray - our light day, a day for friends) my friend and her kids came over for lunch and fun. She brought some math curriculum for me to browse, we talked about our upcoming convention INCH, and our whole shopping game plan :) S...
by niki
Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Science - Is there enough?
Replies: 59
Views: 17979

Science - Is there enough?

Question about rumor that science is too light I have heard people say they think the "science is too light." Can I get your opinions on this please. If you use another type of science which one. Thanks!!!! Kim Let me give you my take on the science. Science is not light, it's age appropriate. My k...
by niki
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Worldview - Is Adventures adequate for African American chil
Replies: 8
Views: 6330

We are just finishing up the civil war, and I too have 2 African American children in my home. :) The coverage of slavery was very minimal, and the most we encountered it was in our book basket with some of our Abe Lincoln books. Mine are younger but do enjoy the book basket with their school aged s...
by niki
Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Compare - Is MFW 1st really as good as K?
Replies: 20
Views: 10640

Compare - Is MFW 1st really as good as K?

We are working through MFWK (and really enjoying it) and are looking towards the Fall. I have taken a little time to look at 1st on the website and am a bit worried. It just doesn't look as interesting or fun as K (or the future years) look. If you have used MFW 1st can you respond as to whether yo...
by niki
Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: 8th Grader - When to start high school?
Replies: 55
Views: 30536

8th Grader - When to start high school?

If you've never followed a traditional school year, and you don't follow a traditional graded textbook curriculum, and your child has a birthday late in the year (fall or early winter), and you don't test regularly, how do you know exactly when it's time to declare 8th grade completed and start hig...
by niki
Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Badges - Ideas for wearing them and alternatives
Replies: 61
Views: 45906

Wow, you guys are great. Maybe since I have olders who always want to be doing the little one's projects, they could make the cards while the little one's make a "badge" - you guys are so great, these ideas are superb! I need to print off these posts! :)
by niki
Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible Devotions / Quiet time: Ideas
Replies: 34
Views: 14447

I tease my dh about needing a bigger house for our "quiet time" I would like them to all have their own room time, but I don't have enough rooms (apart from the main living area) for all the kids. Your ideas are super. I guess I'm just wondering if it's ok for them to have their room time, even if t...