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by lyntley
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 34303

Something he has enjoyed recently and they seem to be sticking is a book that tells silly stories to remember the facts -- "Addition the Fun Way" with City Creek Press.
by lyntley
Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Supplies - Finding National Geographic Magazines
Replies: 20
Views: 14531

What National Geographics are used for

Could you please tell me what National Geographics are used for in ECC? Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:14 am We used pics for collages. One of people/cultures. Missionary magazines, were also helpful. And others were of different types of animals; those that live in the rain forest, Grasslands, deserts...
by lyntley
Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Kindergarten Readiness - Fine motor skills; Play
Replies: 15
Views: 8057

Here's a few more: Molding and rolling play dough into balls - using the palms of the hands facing each other and with fingers curled slightly towards the palm. Rolling play dough into tiny balls (peas) using only the finger tips. Using pegs or toothpicks to make designs in play dough. Cutting play ...
by lyntley
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 29540

Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:33 pm I believe the kiddies get bogged down during this time of year too. Whether it's the weather or the day after day of studies I don't know, but sometimes it is helpful to take time away from the academics and spend time with them. Real time. Making memories of fun t...
by lyntley
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Encouraging proper pencil grip, right OR left
Replies: 61
Views: 26386

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:43 am A tip from a lefty with both lefties and righties to teach... Make sure to allow your lefty to slant his paper top to the right and bottom to the left. This helps GREATLY in proper hand position. You can use a tray of rice, sand, or grain and make the shape with yo...
by lyntley
Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 35-36: Ideas for adding an extra country to ECC
Replies: 18
Views: 15365

Adding countries that are especially unique & available even

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:32 pm We touched a little on Belize, Guatamala and Morocco since they are quite a bit different from those countries studied in each continent. We are also doing a little on Lebanon now while doing Saudi Arabia. I have a good friend (HSer)that is Lebanese. She moved To th...
by lyntley
Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Need reassurance/advice (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 35
Views: 11772

I personally think fingers are a great manipulative. They don't get lost and toddlers cant swallow them...
by lyntley
Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Need reassurance/advice (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 35
Views: 11772

Placement - Need reassurance/advice (David Hazell reply)

This will be the first year I'm homeschooling my dd. She will be in 4th grade. I've decided to use all of MFW's recommendations since she's been in public school up to this point. She just finished the placement tests for Singapore Math and tested at 2A. This means that she tested basically a whole...
by lyntley
Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 29252

ECC & 1st

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:24 pm We are doing ECC with 9 and 7YO and & 7YO has been learning a ton. He doesn't stick around for some of the more involved reading but since he has his own Math and LA he is still doing a fine job. The book basket books have been great for him too as we have found so...
by lyntley
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Topics - Do you require on-topic books during BB?
Replies: 5
Views: 3216

Topics - Do you require on-topic books during BB?

I have been putting "on-topic" books on hold on the computer. When we go to pick them up, I let the boys pick books that they are interested in as well. I put all the library books in our basket. Although we are just starting book basket time, I am seeing a trend that they read and enjoy the books ...
by lyntley
Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - What parts are too young for 7th & 8th
Replies: 15
Views: 7388

OHHH great idea courtney. I guess we did that too with library books. SOme of that is actually in the TM but we expounded on it a bit whenever there was opportunity. I'm going to take a look at that book for next time around. Sounds like a nice one to have on hand.
by lyntley
Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: ECC - What parts are too young for 7th & 8th
Replies: 15
Views: 7388

We are finishing up ECC. My kiddies are younger but I think global art will be fine for all ages. I actually did a lot of the projects right along with the kiddos and enjoyed them. I think it would really depend on your children. I know 14 year olds that would be fine with Wee SIng or at least help ...
by lyntley
Sat May 31, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Productive activities - Unstructured Afternoons
Replies: 44
Views: 21667

Family Activities

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:02 pm
We like Letterboxing. You can learn about it on http://www.letterboxing.org
by lyntley
Sat May 17, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - How many books should I choose?
Replies: 4
Views: 4258

Take #2 : Get them all.... Just kidding...well sorta... We found nearly every book either at our library or through inter-library loan. I just went on the library web site from home and picked them up (with our little rolling crate from Staples ;-) when they came in. I found that Some of the descrip...
by lyntley
Fri May 02, 2008 1:58 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 34303

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:22 pm

I used copywork when DD was strugling with a particular area of multiplication. It's not something I would use long term but it was nice to break up page after page of drilling. I might do it for DS for some of his addition facts that don't have any tricks.
by lyntley
Fri May 02, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 16-17 Germany
Replies: 16
Views: 14668

The craft store near us sold bees wax in a rectangle shaped block that was too thick for me to break off a piece so I warmed it in the oven and was able to get a little bit off. However, it got all crumbly immediately. Just wondering if anyone else can shed some light on it for me. Kim Posted: Tue ...
by lyntley
Thu May 01, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Encyclopedias - Are these nice to use with MFW?
Replies: 26
Views: 13372

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:35 am SOmeone recently offered me a complete set of Beautiful Encyclopedias with all recent upgrades. I had to deny them because of lack of storing space. But we have not been in lack without them. God has provided us with so many wonderful resources and the internet, and...
by lyntley
Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 113174

Buildings of the world - Papercrafts

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:48 pm I just found a really neat site while searching for an alternative to making a popcicle stick eiffel tower. Free printables you put together to make famous buildings of the world. I'm sure many of you with older kiddies in ECC will really get into this. I'm not sure...
by lyntley
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Study materials
Replies: 19
Views: 7962

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:38 am

We use handbook as well as various nature guides. Handbook is a wonderful addition to your nature study though (especially if you dont have encyclopedias). It covers so much.
by lyntley
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 16-17
Replies: 20
Views: 11826

Video/dvd versions of The Nutcracker?

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:48 am That version is wonderful and he most famous but is a bit different than the original story or book. Gelsie Kirkland plays Clara as well as the other main characters instead of meeting them. You can always get the book and discuss how they are different. You might a...
by lyntley
Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Plans, what is included?(David Hazell reply)
Replies: 16
Views: 8280

MFW lesson plans for Singapore Math

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:31 am The lesson plan book breaks down for you daily what text book pages and what workbook pages to do to schedule the work in a year. The lesson plans are nice to have so you can check off the work completed, and keep track of where you are at. It doesn't schedule in dr...
by lyntley
Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Grammar - Reference & reinforcement ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 6357

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:09 pm

If you have little ones, a book called Humpties makes learning them easy and fun.
by lyntley
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ideas: Stamp and Coin Collecting
Replies: 5
Views: 6411

have to share excitement

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:44 am I know all you ECCers will be excited with me. My mom works for a numismatist (fancy word for coin collector) and she just sent me a coin for each ECC country. The kiddies had such fun looking at them. We are going to put them on a page every time we study that cou...
by lyntley
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 23649

I silently thank God

Posted Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:25 pm by lyntley We are in Mexico at the moment. The day we "arrived" we made tortillas and have been eating mexican food ALL week. I think I'm going to gain 10 pounds before we get to Canada. The kiddies loved their Passports and the airplane ride we took. Our sun faces h...
by lyntley
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Narration - Tips (author response)
Replies: 30
Views: 15968

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:22 pm Thanks for the encouraging testimony Lisa. Here's something we did last year with or maybe even the year before. DD was reading well and all the time but couldn't narrate to me after reading. Same as Lisa I would get, "I don't know." She decided to read The Sugar Cr...