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by Buttercup78
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and 1st
Replies: 60
Views: 25388

Question about Adventures

Hello. I am new to the boards and MFW. We started with MFW 1st half way through this crazy year. I am so blessed to have found MFW it has been the perfect fit right now. I have two dc a son in first right now and a daughter in k. Next year we will be using Adventures and I'm really excited about it...
by Buttercup78
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?
Replies: 44
Views: 12460

Re: ADV student pages.. necessary? 1st grader

Postby Buttercup78 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:05 pm I currently have 1st & 2nd graders doing Adventures. The younger is the type who wants to do the same thing as the older, so yes, we definitely use the student sheets for both. I feel it was well worth it. And less work than trying to come up with somet...
by Buttercup78
Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Combining K & ADV - or should we all just do ADV?
Replies: 27
Views: 13612

Re: What would you purchase for ages 4, 6, & 8?

My children were 4, 5, 7 at the beginning of this school year. We are doing Adventures. My 5yo is doing Adv. with her own math & LA of course. It's going great. She does all the student sheets. For summaries, she tells me a short summary, I write it and she copies it. They both love Pioneers & Patri...
by Buttercup78
Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Book Reviews - American Pioneers and Patriots
Replies: 9
Views: 5644

Re: ADV American Pioneers & Patriots Book

Same reaction at my house! It really is a neat book.
by Buttercup78
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 36423

Re: But I didn't work....

How adorable! Only in homeschooling!
by Buttercup78
Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting Resources - Paper, fonts, pencils, grips
Replies: 32
Views: 11829

Re: Font ??

I actually downloaded a font online (can't remember where) called Penmanship Print. It has the lines at top and bottom and the dashed line in the middle. I use this for copywork so my kids can see how to place their letters on the lines.
by Buttercup78
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for daily routines, mornings
Replies: 68
Views: 28191

Re: Just curious about some things...

We do not recite The Pledge of Allegiance. One, kids haven't learned it yet and two, it just hasn't come up. We try to school in the morning, but sometimes start after lunch. We do not have centers. We have a schoolroom with a large old dining room table but sometimes use our regular dining room tab...
by Buttercup78
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: General Ideas for God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 90
Views: 115198

Re: General Ideas for My Father's World From A to Z

WOW - I just found a series of books at my library called "My Sound Box Library" published by a company called "The Child's World". They have a book for each letter of the alphabet! The one I'm looking at is for the letter "g". It is called "My 'g' Sound Box" and in the story a little girl goes look...
by Buttercup78
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Prep - Organizing everything
Replies: 23
Views: 9440

Re: Pictures?

Sorry no pics BUT I can describe how I have my K stuff organized. I have a huge canvas 3-ring binder type notebook that zips the whole way around. Inside it has 2 separate zippered sections: 1st one is a big pocket (where I keep blend ladder, calendars, etc) and a small mesh pocket (where I keep ABC...
by Buttercup78
Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Badges - Ideas for wearing them and alternatives
Replies: 61
Views: 45805

Re: Can someone explain K badges?

We got actual "badges" with pin backs at the craft store that open to insert about a 2" round circle. I personally made them on the computer with clipart and the verse and used a craft punch to make them the perfect size to fit in the badges.
by Buttercup78
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Lauri Toys - Safety, Contact Info
Replies: 4
Views: 5151

Re: Lauri Toys - New contact info

Ahh, thanks, Lucy. I'm calling now. Ok, I spoke to a very nice lady there and told her the pieces I needed. She took my name and address and said they'd send them out! She did not ask for a replacement fee or postage or anything! Just wanted to update and let everyone know I received my puzzle piec...
by Buttercup78
Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Badges - Ideas for wearing them and alternatives
Replies: 61
Views: 45805

MFW K Badge resource

http://www.free-clipart-pictures.net/

I am making badges by printing out 2" circles and using badges bought at the craft store that open up to put the picture in. I found the majority of the pictures I needed on this site.
by Buttercup78
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 6 - Turtle
Replies: 26
Views: 31213

Great resource for MFW K - Tt Turtle

http://www.first-school.ws/theme/animal ... turtle.htm

This site has crafts, stories, and even a template for Tortoise and the Hare stick puppets, as mentioned in the TM!
by Buttercup78
Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 2 - Moon
Replies: 33
Views: 41378

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:29 am Summer Moon Illusion - June 18-21! Beginning this Wednesday night, June 18th through June 21st, step outside with your little ones at sunset and look around. You'll see a giant moon rising in the east. It will look like Earth's moon with the usual craters and shadow...
by Buttercup78
Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 4 - Apple
Replies: 32
Views: 36581

Aa Apple - Fruit poster

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:44 am We didn't have any magazines around to cut out fruit and my 3yo who tags along with K can't draw real well, so I googled free clipart and found many coloring-book-type pictures of fruit. I copied and pasted them into a document, printed it out and had the kids colo...
by Buttercup78
Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** Users explain why we love K!
Replies: 43
Views: 21177

Teaching - The routine is so easy!

We are finally on a *regular* schedule with K, and in the midst of the Aa Apple unit. I just want to say that when you get into a routine, it is just SO easy! We are enjoying it immensely. My 3yo does everything my 5yo is doing, it's amazing. Even my 18mo old was saying "a - a - apple" today! They l...
by Buttercup78
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Bible in K?
Replies: 16
Views: 8225

Yep

Just what Crystal said. You can do the Words to Remember or the accompanying verse or even pick your own related verse. Whatever your kids are up to!
by Buttercup78
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Credits - Assigning credits & grades with MFW high school
Replies: 20
Views: 11170

Credits - User experiences with transcript software

sewardmom wrote:As the new year approaches, I was wondering what kind of H.S. transcript software is being used by MFW customers. I am not aware of any particular software being recommended by MFW.
I use Homeschool Tracker which you can print transcripts from.
by Buttercup78
Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Supplies - What do you put into your Files/Folders?
Replies: 18
Views: 9860

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:48 pm

I used the page protectors in a 3-ring binder, each labeled with the appropriate letter.

We also got a lot of pamphlets from the Farm Show and other events like that.

If you can't find anything, there's always the internet!