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by lyntley
Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Independent work in ECC
Replies: 26
Views: 8302

Independent times for us in ECC are copy work, Coloring pages, flag sticker book, There are crossword puzzles and word searches for some countries, as well as book basket time. We use this great site on the computer with free geography puzzles at: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/owlmouse.htm Watch ou...
by lyntley
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 3 year olds - I can't help but teach...help!
Replies: 7
Views: 7387

My DD was just like that. We found this book at the library and loved it so much we purchased our own. "Alphabet Art" A to Z animal art and fingerplays It says "For ages 2 to 6" Simple Art materials and household items are used (like paper plates, muffin papers, toilet paper rolls, cotton balls...) ...
by lyntley
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Some users like to make a tentative daily plan
Replies: 33
Views: 13397

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:47 am It's been great when we do the fun stuff first and it tends to help the kiddies attitude to be more cheerful when it comes time for the not so much fun stuff. Although we often have to work around a little one so it doesn't always work out that way. ANother thing w...
by lyntley
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Other Ideas for Exploring Countries and Cultures
Replies: 20
Views: 28944

ECC Christmas cards

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:05 pm

ECC Christmas cards - I just thought these cards were too cool not to share. For you ECCers Walmart has photo Christmas cards that say "peace" in many languages. You can check them out on their site
by lyntley
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 34097

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:58 am My kiddies love doing the math windows. They get a special treat if they get a preset number of problems correct in a preset amount of time. Usually a date with mom for lunch or after dinner at Starbucks. When we hit a rough spot in Singapore, we do a week of MUS p...
by lyntley
Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas for helping with speech
Replies: 24
Views: 9807

Saying the wrong sound

I know that speech effects the way that you sound out letters and blends, but does it affect the order in which you sound out letters in a word? Sometimes my ds will flip letters sounds when sounding out a word and will also add in sounds that are not there. For /th/ he says /f/, /y/ is /l/, /s/ is...
by lyntley
Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement Tests - Helpful ideas for giving tests & evaluating results
Replies: 27
Views: 11701

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:06 pm My 9YO placed 1B. I started her in 1A and let her zip through. She is on 1B now. I just wanted her to get a feel for the terminology and everything and it's been great. SHe didn't like math at all last year and complained at first that she was going to have to do " ...
by lyntley
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help when child grumbles, not focused,
Replies: 58
Views: 21122

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:15 pm Your post certainly encourages me in that these boys of ours are probably normal after all and are just wiggly crazy little boys. But check this out, usually it takes absolutely forever for my DS to do anything between the noises and distractions, falling on the flo...
by lyntley
Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Poetry memorization (and other memory work)
Replies: 28
Views: 12811

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:02 pm We don't do PLL or ILL memorization. We read through it everyday for a couple of days but another thing to memorize would be overkill for this family. I'm sure you could pick and choose what is most important for your little ones to memorize. We've also used them a...
by lyntley
Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 3 - Leaf
Replies: 43
Views: 38940

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:17 pm We aren't doing K but ECC and did these just last week for fun. They are so pretty we hung them in the window. I'm the laminating queen and I have my own machine and I highly recommend it. But I decided to try something different this time. We decided to try the wax...
by lyntley
Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th Grade Plus Youngers - Getting it all done
Replies: 21
Views: 13388

You've already received some great answers here. But here are just some thoughts... If you try to think of MFW as resources to help you, rather than a list of things you have to get done. You may find a lot more peace. I find that ECC has so many levels and ways to teach so many wonderful things abo...
by lyntley
Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting (& Coloring) - When help is needed
Replies: 23
Views: 9716

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:22 am Maybe review the letter by showing the "right way" each time before the child picks up the pencil? Because I'm a lefty, with an early writing righty, I would put the pencil in my right hand and show the proper formation. I think it helped her to see also that my wr...
by lyntley
Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 112699

Mapping Stickers and Game Tips

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:59 pm When we do fill in the maps I'm planning on printing out the continents /countries or using a label maker which they LOVE and having them STICK them on. Since it's not about handwriting here but knowing the locations, why stress with all the filling in stuff. They e...
by lyntley
Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Notebooking - How does MFW utilize this?
Replies: 6
Views: 5180

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:53 pm I don't "require" them to do a notebook page but rather let the kiddies see that our notebooks are our special way of making a keepsake of all we've done. And also if anyone wants to see it we make sure it's our very best work. For 7YO it's mostly a time for explora...
by lyntley
Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Baskets - What kind of book "basket"?!
Replies: 25
Views: 12657

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:55 pm I have one basket for books to read and one for books already read. I keep our personal books that go along with the lesson in the same basket. (Others stay in the bookshelf.) I only allow the Kiddies 2 or 3 (at the most) books off topic. 7YO picks out his own reade...
by lyntley
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 5 & 6 (with Trees; Shapes)
Replies: 16
Views: 6819

leaf book printables

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:53 pm
Here are some neat printables to add to your leaf books. I was thinking we would use them to separate the sections.
http://www.kidzone.ws/plants/index.htm
by lyntley
Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 45377

Nature walk

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:48 pm We had a neat time on our nature walk today. We went to a nearby pond and sat on a rock to watch the Canada geese and trees, colored leaves etc. I read from " What a Wonderful World" and how Louie A. must have been on a nature walk when he wrote the words. First He ...
by lyntley
Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 112699

Atlas as a tablecover

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:26 pm

Just heard of a family who put a large atlas on the table with a clear vinyl table cloth over it. Seeing as though that's where most of our time is spent we could make the most of it...
by lyntley
Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 36269

Last year The kiddies and I were outside. I was enjoying a book and they were playing in the yard. I looked up as I heard them shouting and vilolently shooting the garbage cans with sticks. I simply said, "I certainly hope those are bears that you are shooting to protect yourselves." DD turned aroun...
by lyntley
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Allergies and MFW programs
Replies: 15
Views: 8901

Evita, you will be happy to find that even in the ECC book basket recipe books there are a few vegitarian recipes.
by lyntley
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Allergies and MFW programs
Replies: 15
Views: 8901

We do ECC with food allergies. Not quite as extensive as yours . But we will use dairy and some gluten alternatives. They look through the country recipe books at the pictures. We do explore the fruits and veg from that particular country as well. It's not too difficult to work around or skip entire...
by lyntley
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Topics - Do you limit books to the topics of the day?
Replies: 6
Views: 3551

Ditto. If there's a particular book that goes nicely with something we're doing, I'll pull it out and read it during lunch or afternoon aloud. I also put our God's World news and Martyrs Magazine in there as well.
by lyntley
Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining with older grades - Help
Replies: 22
Views: 11090

Scheduling 2yo & ECC

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:18 pm We haven't technically started yet. And I've never done a timed daily schedule. But I wrote this out to get an idea of how I might juggle the kiddos. I have a 4th and 2nd grader doing ECC with a newly 2YO girl. We will have a break in between am/pm for a while. We'l...
by lyntley
Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Compare CTG to earlier MFW programs - A big transition?
Replies: 32
Views: 12923

Great replies here...I just wanted to add that little ones getting used to regular nap times are wonderful and so helpful for either mom to take a breather or to do those things that couldn't get done otherwise.
by lyntley
Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 5 year olds - Choosing Pre-K or K
Replies: 13
Views: 7612

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:34 pm
Lori, I think you have a great idea. It never hurts to wait especially with little boys. It's so important for these early years to be filled with exploring and natural learning. It's wonderful that you read often. It sounds like you are on the right track to me.