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by my3boys
Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Study materials
Replies: 19
Views: 7962

There is a blog where they walk you through nature study activities using 'handbook of nature study'. We have been using this as part of our science program this year and it has been great. There are also notebook pages and seasonal kits available here as well, if you want to add handicrafts to your...
by my3boys
Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Combining K alongside an OLDER program (author response)
Replies: 55
Views: 25326

K is working way better!

I will be having 3 boys doing CTG this fall and I am wondering what to do with my 1st and k children. I don't think I want to do a K prog, 1st program and CTG (not to mention I have 3 year old twins to deal with). Any experience with younger kids while using CTG? Cheri Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:52...
by my3boys
Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 36386

Book Series for boys

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:48 am

My ds loved the "My Father's Dragon" series. We read through it together, then he's read through it twice on his own since. It was worth buying the three books. I didn't get the appeal of it - it's definitely a boy series.
by my3boys
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 31377

Hanging things on the wall?

I have to admit I have been slacking. Anytime I want to "post" something (CTG timeline, MFWK calendar, etc) I skip it. Here's why- I have a house full of little ones and NOTHING stays up. If I use tacks, they pull them down and become a hazard. If I use putty, the humidity around here makes them fa...
by my3boys
Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Readiness - Sorting disobedience from readiness issues
Replies: 35
Views: 12213

Here's another thought/ idea for you that i have used this year with my 6yo I mentioned earlier. We have stretched out K, so that we do each theme for 10 days instead of 6, adding in lots of story time. Along with this we stretch it and take 10 days to do each week of the 'reading lessons'. Essentia...
by my3boys
Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Readiness - Sorting disobedience from readiness issues
Replies: 35
Views: 12213

I have had this issue with my ds who will soon be turning 7. I've tried to teach him school for the past 3 years. I finally put it away. This fall when we started up again he has been much more cooperative - he also is more motivated to read and write because he knows many of his peers already do - ...
by my3boys
Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Phonics with a regional accent?
Replies: 7
Views: 4424

I think no matter where you are from you will run into this in some form. In Canada we tend to say things more phonetically correct than what's in the english books - often when a word is listed as a 'rule breaker', the way I pronounce it doesn't break the phonetic rules. When we do get to a 'rule b...
by my3boys
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 7-8 Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 39351

Canada map - Update

I don't know if this has been mentioned, but the information and map used in 'A Trip Around the World' does not include Nunavet, which is a relatively new territory. You can look at the Classroom Atlas and add it to the blank map for your child.
by my3boys
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Math - Ideas for math in God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 57
Views: 45356

Calendar & 100s Chart

We have a bulletin board with 2 calendar sheets and 100 chart on it. One calendar is for the date and the other is our weather chart. The bulletin board is on the wall near the floor and we have a foam puzzle mat on the floor there. Every day we sit and have 'circle time'. We put the date on the cal...
by my3boys
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Books - Encyclopedias & Info Books for MFW-K
Replies: 47
Views: 20993

We also use books from the children's picture book section at the library. I do a search in the library's catalogue for the subject and then I narrow that to just books from the juvenile picture book section. I try to pick books with very simple text and lots of pictures. I don't have access to an e...
by my3boys
Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th Grade Plus Youngers - Getting it all done
Replies: 21
Views: 13516

We are doing four days a week, so it is our week 8 but I think week 7 in the schedule - We just finished Mexico today. I also have simplified to the very basics - it bothered me at first, but I try to keep in mind that the curriculum is written for children in grades 4-8 and my ds is on the youngest...
by my3boys
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th Grade Plus Youngers - Getting it all done
Replies: 21
Views: 13516

Toni, I love the lunch idea! My younger kids told me the other day that the reason they wanted to go to school was so they could pack a lunchbox and eat there.
by my3boys
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th Grade Plus Youngers - Getting it all done
Replies: 21
Views: 13516

We have yet to cover a week's worth of IG work in a week

We are using ECC and first. My oldest, a third grader, is a young eight year old who displays some characteristics of dysgraphia. He also struggles with staying focused. I'm having a hard time managing the worksheets, maps, notebooking, and activities. We have yet to cover a week's worth of IG work...
by my3boys
Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Schedule - Help if EX1850 is taking longer
Replies: 13
Views: 5081

I just wanted to chime in and say that I don't think it is unrealistic to think that it would take until 2 or 3pm to teach school to 6 children of varying ages. I also don't think it is unrealistic to expect a seventh or eighth grade student to spend that much time on school most days. I have friend...
by my3boys
Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 3-year olds - Lots of activity ideas & experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 13377

As we all know, each kid is different. My middle child could be easily occupied by playing with building toys in his room at that age - it was his 'room time' while I did school with his brother. Fast forward a couple of year to boy #3, he was so 'busy' that he would quickly go through all the toys ...
by my3boys
Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Non-USA - Canadians studying modern history
Replies: 2
Views: 1734

Non-USA - Canadians studying modern history

Resource Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:08 am I just found a Canadian resource that looks like it would go well with the US history levels of MFW. It is called 'Modern History through Canadian Eyes' by Heather Penner (http://www.solidoakpublishing.com). It is a literature based guide and has suggestio...
by my3boys
Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - What do you love?
Replies: 38
Views: 15583

Similarities and/or differences

What are the similarities and/or differences between MFW, Sonlight and Winter Promise? Reading from these threads has helped me to get a clearer picture of what MFW is all about. Thank you! Kathy Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:24 pm I have used SL and WP and am now starting MFW. For me the big thing is...
by my3boys
Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Family Size - Is MFW-K possible with a large family?
Replies: 28
Views: 13368

MFW with a whole crop of littles plus big kids

We have been blessed with 5 ages 5 & under: 5,4,2.5 twins, and 9 mos. While I have been teaching our six other children since the beginning, now that I have this really cool crop of little guys coming up I am looking for a programmed curriculum that would be rich and fun and allow me to enjoy every...
by my3boys
Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 33680

This year we are doing ECC and in the teacher's notes there is a page that is titled 'how to fit it all in' or something like that. It gives the Hazel's schedule and the way that they manage chores with a whiteboard - I don't know if this info. is in all the guide books. I have followed their schedu...
by my3boys
Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Occupying many little ones
Replies: 42
Views: 14605

Hi Salmy,

I do home daycare as well as homeschool - the children are now turning 3, but I've had them since they were 6months old. Every week I have moments of wanting to quit, but like you I have made a commitment to their parents as well as to my husband to watch these kids until they go to school (which wi...
by my3boys
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 67
Views: 26392

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:49 am We also love Paddington Bear books if you can find them. The chapters are short and just loosely related to each other, which makes for an easy read. My kids think he's so funny. We have about four of those. Ds also likes Amelia Bedelia and Dr. Seuss, which make goo...
by my3boys
Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Comparing - Is Singapore Math better?
Replies: 19
Views: 13038

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:32 am I wanted to add here a little from my 9yods perspective. Math has been a problem for him from the beginning. We did Miquon for the first year and a half and got stuck. He needed more direction than the 'figure it out for yourself' style of Miquon and I discovered th...
by my3boys
Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Books - Ideas for using the Illustrated World Altas
Replies: 12
Views: 6859

We have a game called "CAMP" that is about mostly Northern Forests. It can be played at all age levels.
by my3boys
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Books - Ideas for using the Illustrated World Altas
Replies: 12
Views: 6859

Someone also mentioned on the MFW family group that the Planet Earth DVDs are available through netflix. I plan on looking into these as well.
by my3boys
Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Questions, Testimonies, & can we add m
Replies: 69
Views: 23629

We are going to read most of them as family devotions in the evenings. They are scheduled 5 chapters a week with several weeks of no scheduled read-alouds. I'm also pretty sure that we will read more than 5 chapters a week, which will leave even more weeks of no scheduled RA. I have a list of other ...