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by TriciaMR
Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Content - Describe your screening of book basket selections
Replies: 15
Views: 8838

I noticed in the ECC manual, it will give a grade/age guide for some of the books, so do be sure to read the entire entry. (I was looking for one of the books, and noticed our library system didn't have it, then I read the rest of the entry, and noticed it was for 5th or 6th grade, not 3rd, so I did...
by TriciaMR
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Convention - How beneficial is it to a current MFW user?
Replies: 19
Views: 11575

I like going for the extra ideas. I usually have picked my curriculum by the time I go to our convention. But, you may find a book you want to read (imagine that!), or coloring books, workbooks (they're not ALL bad), or something your child(ren) needs a little extra supplementation in. I also like g...
by TriciaMR
Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SSS - Ideas for reinforcing spelling words
Replies: 25
Views: 11679

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:06 pm I bought a bucket full of magnetic letters from some online teacher's resource (capitals and lowercase) and a small magnetic white board from Sam's Club. When we do spelling, I have her say/spell/say the list, then we work on 1/2 the list on the first day, using the...
by TriciaMR
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Facts / Drill - Many ideas!
Replies: 54
Views: 38422

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:32 am 1. One way we drilled math facts was "Candyland Math." Get out your candy land board (if you have multiple children, each one has a stack of their own flashcards) and show them the card. If they get it right, they get to draw a card and move their guy, or they can ...
by TriciaMR
Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Ideas for child guessing rather than decoding
Replies: 15
Views: 8171

My dd did this too. Drove me insane (or close to it). One day I let her read a sentence however she wanted. Didn't correct her "guesses" or anything. Then, I stopped and asked her if it made sense. (A lot of her guesses would be based on the pictures she saw.) Then I went back to the words she misse...
by TriciaMR
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Ideas & experiences using MFW
Replies: 65
Views: 23972

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:52 pm There was a front page article in the Denver Post today about ADHD. Some scientists followed some kids - 1/2 diagnosed as ADHD and the other half "normal" - from ages 6 to 16, giving the kids brain scans every year. (The reason they had started doing this was becaus...
by TriciaMR
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help when child grumbles, not focused,
Replies: 58
Views: 25046

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:25 pm I had a friend who was just frustrated like crazy with her son. So, she recorded a day and then showed it to her husband - he just wasn't getting what it was like for her. After dad saw the video, he had a talk (several) with the son about respect and attitude and w...
by TriciaMR
Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 33056

Hello! I hope you don't mind me tagging another few questions onto this thread. After reading the above posts and doing a little internet research, I feel like my ds may be "dysgraphic". How do I know if his writing abilities are just a little delayed or if he is truly dysgraphic? And do I really n...
by TriciaMR
Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Schedule - Simplifying RTR during illness
Replies: 4
Views: 6386

Eve, Not specific to RtR, but have the older ones teach the younger one math. Now, before you think I'm crazy... When I was in college and would do a study group, if someone didn't understand a concept, I was usually the one to explain. I found once I explained and did a few examples, my understandi...
by TriciaMR
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Record-keeping and Grades in Kindergarten
Replies: 10
Views: 6071

Record-keeping and Grades in Kindergarten

Grades in kindergarten...? Should I be concerned about assigning and keeping track of grades in kindergarten? The thought just occurred to me that I haven't assigned a single grade to any of their assignments, although I did when I taught public school kinder. I keep attendance records and samples ...
by TriciaMR
Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Teaching - What would you like to have known? Prevention!
Replies: 15
Views: 7272

1. Just because it's in the curriculum, doesn't mean you have to teach it, or teach it that way, or do it. 2. Books that say "Easy Lessons" aren't always easy. (Especially when dd is only 4.) 3. Discerning bad attitude vs. "this is really beyond my child's capabilities." Still need work on that one....
by TriciaMR
Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Questions, especially on legibility expectatio
Replies: 52
Views: 19889

Thanks Crystal... (Yeah, she has her own school desk that is adjusted for her height to do her school work on.) We've been doing cursive for a year and a half now, and she really wanted to learn it. And, writing letters to Grandma (that was one of our first assignments in January) is a good incentiv...
by TriciaMR
Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 5 year olds - Choosing Pre-K or K
Replies: 13
Views: 9353

5 year olds - Choosing Pre-K or K

This is our first year of homeschooling and my 5 year old ds who will be 6 next month is just not interested in learning to read at all. He does love for us to read to him, and we do everyday. But, he just refuses to do any more phonics. I am thinking about postponing the formal teaching with him a...
by TriciaMR
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Cursive - Can I add this to 1st?
Replies: 5
Views: 6913

Some experience with cursive...

Abeka has a program to start cursive in K. After a year of manuscript, my dd (who was 6 for 1st) was excited to do cursive. They taught a new letter everyday for cursive - the letter we were covering in phonics. So, they taught the vowels, and then the letters. Once we started putting letters togeth...