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by Cyndi (AZ)
Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K - For a child who is already reading, ideas & encouragement
Replies: 71
Views: 35564

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:53 pm Usually a child like this will hyper-focus if they find their passion. My dd has a passion for cooking, and will play with her dishes and pretend cook for hours. She has done that since before 3yo. She still does it, plus she enjoys the Food Network, playing with di...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - How long per day/time for MFW-1?
Replies: 30
Views: 13689

Re: 1st day went great-how long to spend for 1st grade?

That sounds about right. MFW1 takes about an hour each day, sometimes up to 2 hours, but that's rare. The rest of the day can be spent reading, playing, exploring, or helping out - cooking, cleaning, etc. Enjoy having one with a "light" day. :-) Congratulations on your awesome first day! It sounds w...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: **Considering MFW1 - User testimonies
Replies: 22
Views: 13700

Can't decide if I should use 1st grade...

But I like what I'm hearing about 1st grade teaching a lot about the Bible. I was so excited to do MFW1 with my dd. (I have an only child, so I was not trying to make the same decision you are.) When I got my manual last summer and started going through it, I was anxious to tell everyone about it. ...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Do you recommend this for MFW-1?
Replies: 19
Views: 8391

Do you all recommend the Deluxe Package?

Do you all recommend the Deluxe package? Yes, I recommend the Deluxe Package. The Classical CD is wonderful. The Cuisenaire Rods and book are great - it looks so simple, but does a great job of introducing logical thinking. I think the Lauri letters are a must for the blend ladder, and that's where...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Scope & sequence - Content of 1st grade
Replies: 16
Views: 12490

We are going to be finishing K in mid July. I thought about beginning 1st in Sept. Please explain how 1st grade works. I will also have a dd doing K. She sat in on all of the K stuff this year. Any info would be great. Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:45 pm We love MFW1! * Everything about it ties togeth...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SSS - What if this seems too easy for my 2nd grader?
Replies: 19
Views: 8827

I was hoping Mike would chime in on this one, because his dd is a very advanced reader, too. That is an excellent answer, Mike. I'm bookmarking it . . .
by Cyndi (AZ)
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 38096

"Homeschool Rocks" dvd comment ;-)

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:52 pm I just had to LOL yesterday when my dd asked if she could watch the "homeschool rocks" video (School House Rock). I thought that was the cutest comment! She was really into the America Rock songs, then I found her later with an old book of hers with the story of Pau...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 17041

Wonderful news! Thank you so much for the update. It gives me a very happy heart and encouragement. I'm doing so well! The allergies and ear-ringing are a battle, but I am vertigo-free. Praise the Lord. I'm really looking forward to starting school again in September. I'm praying for you, Jenni! {HUG}
by Cyndi (AZ)
Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Manipulatives & visuals
Replies: 6
Views: 5661

Math - Manipulatives & visuals

I am almost ready except for math manipulatives, or lack there of. I am more of a geometry & calculus person and to think on a 1st grade level blows my mind to think of it all by myself. Are the manipulatives there and I just have over looked them? I got the basic package and any help will help so ...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ** Testimonies from Users!
Replies: 61
Views: 23423

Re: What do you love about MFW?

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:35 am I love MFW because everything I look at makes me think, " I wish I had been taught this way!!!" It amazes me how all-encompassing yet concise it is. I enjoy the curriculum as much as my dd does, and I'm so excited for the coming years. Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:0...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Non-fiction books in book basket list??
Replies: 5
Views: 3255

I wanted to share a story from over here. My dad doesn't like to read all that much. When he does, he prefers non-fiction books. When he visits our house, he will go through our book basket and read the books. So, I guess there are plenty of non fiction books and biographies in there to make him en...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 17041

That's great news, NHSM! I'm making a note of your surgery date as well. Jenni, I was just thinking about you yesterday. Now I know why. I'm praying for you. I'm doing fairly well lately. The "bouts" seem to come in spurts, but I've had good balance the last week. I'm definitely getting better. Deal...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Describe the Kindergarten day for me
Replies: 23
Views: 11326

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:14 pm Very quick comment -- get some small post-its or post-it flags (I think Crystal used paper clips) to mark pages in your TM's. Things to mark in K are --the Day of the Reading Plan that you're on --and the Unit that you're on. It helped me to jot down a daily routin...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - What's a day like in MFW 1st Grade?
Replies: 8
Views: 8396

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:14 pm Very quick comment -- get some small post-its or post-it flags (I think Crystal used paper clips) to mark pages in your TM's. Things to mark in the MFW1 TM include: the Math Games (so you don't forget to do them . . . ); where you're at in the Math Guide pages; the...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Supplies - Art - What type of colored pencils? Markers?
Replies: 30
Views: 12533

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:35 pm

In the beginning lessons of DWC, we used thin washable crayola markers. Permanent markers would not be a good idea for my dd. She now prefers colored pencils, especially for her Bible Notebook.
by Cyndi (AZ)
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Charlotte Mason Approach - Language Arts (photos)
Replies: 10
Views: 9409

Wow! You have just convinced me to go with PLL, Paige! I was in that same initial boat as you - I should just order it and try it because they're the experts, not me - but I really had misgivings about it. What about grammar? What about diagramming? How is she going to learn proper sentence structur...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I change it around?
Replies: 19
Views: 7238

We moved around our Exploration Day when we needed to, as well. Just like Jenn said - M/Day 53, T/Day 54, W/Day 56, TH/Day 57, F/Day 55. I'm pretty sure Crystal told me once that she did the days in order and had the memory verse roll in the middle of the week with no trouble. I decided to keep thin...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 27 & 28 (with Water; Fractions)
Replies: 19
Views: 7851

GFCF Hamantaschen (cookies for MFW1)

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 6:31 pm I just have to share this recipe for gluten-free casein-free Hamantaschen cookies! They turned out so good, they are now my favorite cookie!!! 1 stick Nucoa (dairy-free) margarine 1 cup sugar (I used half xylitol) 1 egg 2 Tbs orange juice 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsp baking ...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 17041

Hi Jenni! I really enjoyed reading your update. Sounds like your kids are having so much fun. Your story is inspiring. I planned to go all out with school for the last few weeks, but we've missed so many days lately . . . But the times we do have school are so special. My dd has learned so much this...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Topics - Do you require on-topic books during BB?
Replies: 5
Views: 3246

A little different over here because my dd will read anything for the love of reading, but we have two baskets. One basket is in the play room and holds her library check-outs and any of our books that she puts in there. The other basket is in the school room and holds the books that I check out for...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 17041

Oh, Mike! Wonderful answers! I'm so tired out today, I'm crying just reading your encouraging words. DH and I just had a talk last night about separating the "have tos" from the "extras" -- good advice.
by Cyndi (AZ)
Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Math - Kindergarten w/1st grade math...ok? :o)
Replies: 7
Views: 6045

It sounds completely workable to me, especially given his age. You can always watch how he does and back off on topics if you need to. I had to skim some of the topics the first time through because my dd just wasn't as ready as I thought, but then the second time through she grasped everything so w...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Sat May 31, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Content - Describe MFW Screening?
Replies: 8
Views: 5211

Another thing to think about on the books - there are different threads for ideas for each of the years in MFW. Some of us will add a book title in there that we "screened" and loved to go along with a particular topic.
by Cyndi (AZ)
Fri May 30, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 17041

I had an awful day yesterday. But I got incredible news from my doc. After the exam and tests, he believes that I am improving and should be seeing the end of these vertigo attacks. I am so overwhelmed, I can't even speak about it. I am so thankful to the ladies on this board that have prayed for me...
by Cyndi (AZ)
Tue May 20, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling despite illness
Replies: 47
Views: 17041

I was diagnosed with Meniere's Disease last summer, so we knew even before starting this school year that I would have to remain flexible with available days and hours to homeschool. There are times that I have debilitating vertigo attacks and cannot even care for myself. It has affected my balance ...