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by lyntley
Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 67
Views: 26364

Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls

I have another question: I am needing book ideas for my 9 year old niece to read to herself (she reads about a book a night--chapter books). I am quite conservative in the books I will read to my children and/or let them read themselves. Thanks so much for any and all suggestions! Debbie Carlson Yo...
by lyntley
Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Choosing & trying out different ones
Replies: 50
Views: 17168

The demo is also very helpful. The free CD version is more thorough than the online version. But maybe practice each on for a week or so would give a better idea of which language comes more naturally. I had wanted my DD to learn French because I already know Spanish but she wants to learn spanish I...
by lyntley
Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting Resources - Paper, fonts, pencils, grips
Replies: 32
Views: 11888

I agree with Julie. It really depends on your students hand control. My 4th grade dd uses regular ruled paper. If she had a problem with some letters I will give her a primary midline notebook. The size is not much bigger but includes the dotted midline. Sometimes it's harder for kids to have contro...
by lyntley
Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting Resources - Paper, fonts, pencils, grips
Replies: 32
Views: 11888

Handwriting Resources - Paper, fonts, pencils, grips

Beautiful scripture pages Just wanted to mention this neat resource we're using. It's called Pretty Pages and Beautiful Borders, 36 reproducible writing pages . You can google to find it. I had originally seen it on Duffy homeschool reviews under writing curriculum. It's put out by Sycamore Tree (d...
by lyntley
Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - Some users like to make a tentative daily plan
Replies: 10
Views: 6185

Your schedule looks quite a bit like mine. I've found however that everyday takes it's own turns. And everyday schedule seems to be a bit different as well. I totally depend on 2 hour nap time for the things that are just not happening with the munchkin being present. Sometimes we start out with bib...
by lyntley
Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 2nd grader - Adapting
Replies: 45
Views: 19767

Alternatives to pencil writing for a gentle start

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:59 pm DS 7 doesn't do well with writing either so I just took it as far as we could go. We just made a point of knowing the info on the passport application. (9YO did fill it out with help...) Copy work really shouldn't have started yet. The TM suggests writing practice, ...
by lyntley
Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Games - which are the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 8668

definitely muggins or knockout
skipbo
yahtzee
dominoes
Monopoly
and another great book you can usually find at the library "Family Math"or "Family Math for Young Ones".
by lyntley
Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Encouragemen/Ideas - Helping with Math frustration
Replies: 24
Views: 9828

Encouragemen/Ideas - Helping with Math frustration

I am doing Singapore math with my kids and my 8yr old gets pretty frustrated at times. He is only doing 2A and it seems like he should be ready for it. We did 1B last year and he did pretty well with that but we seem to have hit a road block. I really...and I mean REALLY struggled with math in scho...
by lyntley
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can't seem to fit it all in! Sick days,
Replies: 68
Views: 18645

I think what is helping us move through things more quickly now is me personally going over EVERTHING we will be doing the night before. This helps me get and idea of what (subjects/lessons)will blend nicely together and prepare my own thinking so when the reading is a bit over their heads, it's alr...
by lyntley
Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Ideas: Play-doh recipe, salt tray, old crayons
Replies: 9
Views: 5657

We LOVE homemade playdo.

Another neat thing to is to add a few drops of essential oil to it.
by lyntley
Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - What if 1A is too easy or child says "babyish"?
Replies: 6
Views: 3445

Placement - What if 1A is too easy or child says "babyish"?

My kiddos are actually really enjoying Singapore and never liked math before so I'm happy with that. I started them both in 1A. DD9 was not happy and said it was for babies. SO I told her she is making a Teacher's Manual for me. She then gets a red pencil to correct her brother's work. I want her to...
by lyntley
Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Schedule - Some users like to make a tentative daily plan
Replies: 33
Views: 13420

Blessedmom,
I also typed out my tentative schedule which looks vaguely similar. http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?t=3942

My kiddies are also 7 and 9 . There of course is always flexibility but getting it down on paper is nice to some idea of how to roll.
by lyntley
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Fun ideas for Math?
Replies: 11
Views: 6368

another good one is Family Math for young children. They usually have it at the library too. These kinds of books are great for helping you to think outside the workbook and come up with ways to incorporate math throughout the day.
by lyntley
Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Dictation - Help when spelling is too hard
Replies: 15
Views: 8169

Another option is to just use it as more copy work as opposed to dictation. I will be doing that for my little guy. He would be quickly frustrated with dictation at his stage.
by lyntley
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 31350

I have this amazing rotating display shelving system in the corner of my kitchen. It takes up very little space It fits EVERYTHING and my ECC stuff perfectly including baskets/bins for manipulatives, toddler toys, book basket, all craft supplies too! A dry erase board for our weekly scripture and sm...
by lyntley
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 36498

I'm new to MFW too but just wanted to say relax, take a big breath smile and enjoy learning together. It's trying at times for all of us but so much fun too.
by lyntley
Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Wall Map preservation / laminating / storage
Replies: 29
Views: 11078

I had a large poster sent out to be laminated and I dont think it cost much more than about 5 dollars or so...
by lyntley
Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Alternatives for kids who don't want to color, draw, narra
Replies: 13
Views: 7547

Boys seem to love glueing too. He could glue different objects on a picture (yarn, dots, pastini, tissue pieces, or cut out pix from mags to glue on. I agree with the others. I wouldn't force it. Keep it fun.
by lyntley
Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: ECC - Younger siblings will learn, as well!
Replies: 17
Views: 9416

Whew thank you! I needed to hear all that. Love you gals... FOLLOW-UP Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:11 pm I just lightened up my expectations and decided to have fun and teach to the child's interest and ability. duh why didn't I think of that? anyway. We do a lot of the kiddies narrating to me and I w...
by lyntley
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Plunging in to MFW & Charlotte Mason, need hand-holding!
Replies: 12
Views: 8766

I'm new here too and to MFW. It will be our first year doing ECC. Love CM, Been pulling it together on my own... etc. Your story sound familiar to me... I just finished listening to "Integrating God's Word and Character training..." and "Becoming a Family of Purpose" Seminars. There really aren't an...
by lyntley
Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: DELUXE - The inflatable globe, Currency kit,
Replies: 10
Views: 7246

ooh good ideas. I think I'll pick up another couple of globes...
by lyntley
Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 2-year-olds - Ideas for occupying
Replies: 26
Views: 11935

THank you all for the replies. Keep them coming... I'm just encouraged that you all Survived and still enjoyed the program. Actually she will be 2 AUgust 1st so I'm sure her abilities will change drastically as the year goes on.
by lyntley
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Ideas: Teaching Left from Right
Replies: 9
Views: 8303

I always just remembered which hand I write with (my left hand)...
by lyntley
Wed May 02, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Science - Ants, Volcanoes, and Butterflies, oh my!
Replies: 47
Views: 14864

I remember 7th grade earth science well as my teacher made a volcano with bread, PButter and jelly on a styro foam plate he had cut a whole in the bottom. He inconspicuously put a can of spray whipped creme under it and sprayed it up through the volcano. Don't wait have fun and eat it when your done!
by lyntley
Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Ideas: Letter/Alphabet play
Replies: 5
Views: 4811

Ideas: Letter/Alphabet play

Book suggestion for letter play You might enjoy this book. We absolutely LOVED it. "Alphabet Art with A-Z Animal Art & Fingerplays." You can find it on Amazon and other places easily. We first borrowed it from the library but it was a constant request from the kiddos we ended up buying our own copy...