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by asheslawson
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organization
Replies: 22
Views: 7761

Re: ECC-Organizing worksheets

That is pretty much the same that I do as well - I just keep them in the order they arrived, since they are in order by weeks & days already & slide them into a folder for the year (I only have 2 children doing the 5 yr cycle) or in a file folder as well. I also hole punch mine for binders - but I d...
by asheslawson
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Hands-on - Concerns
Replies: 20
Views: 8459

Re: Arts/Crafts a DISASTER, every time!! HELP!!

I just saw this & I am so late in re-opening it - but it just made me think of events @ my house. I definitely believe in teaching my dc to follow directions - but I also 'choose my battles'. Of course - I learned more of this along the way - especially since my wonderfully, creative 6th child decid...
by asheslawson
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #13 - Cow
Replies: 30
Views: 20205

Re: Questions about Kindergarten Unit "C is for Cow"

I'd let it be a lesson about there is no substitute for the word of God even if there are substitutes for cows. Great ideas from everyone...can I just say that when I read that particular line - I got chills. What a great thought!! Just had to let you know - that I love that line & for those who dr...
by asheslawson
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Hands-on - Are activities overwhelming?
Replies: 34
Views: 11064

Re: How "hands on/activity based" is MFW?

We have enjoyed all of the hands-on activities - sometimes they have been as simple as a physical activity (I remember holding my child's hand and asking them to walk in a straight line while I held them - they could not - they walked in a circle around me as my "gravity" [my pull] pulled them in an...
by asheslawson
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 33703

Ready for icebox pie day!!!

Last year on the day our books arrived...we just so happened to have a chocolate icebox pie on hand in the fridge I had made...yum. I forgot all about it truthfully. We had splurged & eaten out that week & my kids had seen some at the restaurant - but ordering dessert was more of a splurge than we c...
by asheslawson
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Kingdom Tales
Replies: 66
Views: 18655

ECC-Kingdom Tales

Is it OK not to use Kingdom Tales? We really just don't enjoy it. You definitely don't have to - you have to decide what you like in your home school and there is no reason the book is required. I will say that at first I just wasn't into it and neither were my dc, so we got a little behind on it. ...
by asheslawson
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Cuisenaire Rods, Questions & Experiences
Replies: 33
Views: 13317

Re: Cuisenaire Rods and Book Question

There were lines on which to write the answers, but if you are planning on using the book for a subsequent student you could put it in a page protector and have them write in dry erase marker. Actually, tearing out the pages and putting the one being used in a page protector is a good idea anyway! ...
by asheslawson
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Ideas for resistant children
Replies: 39
Views: 9195

Re: Struggling reader in First; excited about readers

Just wanted to say - my dd struggled so much with reading. She was just so much slower than my boys and I struggled with frustration in two ways. One, trying not to be impatient...and two, trying not to let her sense my frustration. I used MFW k & MFW 1st and it really paid off. She's reading so muc...
by asheslawson
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: EX1850 - Deluxe questions?
Replies: 6
Views: 2808

Re: What do I cut in Exto1850 so I don't overspend?

Thoughts I had not yet even entertained!! Thanks! I will ask the wonderful homeschool mom who taught her age group this year if she plans to do it again next year...and yes - we did a pitiful job of science last year in CTG so those resources are largely un-tapped! As for my ds...yes - there is comf...
by asheslawson
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Is MFW-K just teaching letters?
Replies: 11
Views: 5501

question about mfw kindergarten

I am looking at using mfw kindergarten with my soon to be kindergarten son (5 yrs. old). He knows some letters/sounds, but not all of them. My question about this particular program: once the child learns the letter is there a way to move forward with the phonics portion of the guide. It appears th...
by asheslawson
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** Users explain why we love K!
Replies: 43
Views: 19659

Re: New here!

Welcome! I did K & 1st with my dd & she is now joining in the cycle on RTR with her 12 yr old brother. We have also done ECC & CTG. We have thoroughly enjoyed the thorough content and strong biblical foundation of MFW. Enjoy K - it is a wonderful year - I am hoping my son might choose to homeschool ...
by asheslawson
Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining part of MFW1 with non-MFW programs?
Replies: 30
Views: 11742

MFW1st/MUS/AAR/Adventures.... help?!

My dd is currently in public school K. Lord willing, I will be homeschooling her for 1st grade next year. (YAY!!) I am very excited about using MFW and have been reading reviews and had my heart set on this curriculum for years! Looking ahead to 2nd grade Adventures, I would have to add in Math and...
by asheslawson
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Descriptions
Replies: 12
Views: 5908

Re: Pilgrim's Progress...complete and unabridged

There is a lot of vocab in the various character and location names which young ones might not understand, depending on their vocab and reading levels. I'm thinking of names like vanity, pliable, prudence, diffidence, and sloth. However, I probably wouldn't make it into a big study and kill the joy...
by asheslawson
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Cost - Concerns, Priorities
Replies: 41
Views: 15366

Re: Packages vs Individual Items

You'll just have to add it up and see........I'm a spreadsheet nerd, so I made a list of the items with prices from MFW and Amazon, with and without the different package options. I ended up getting MFW's Deluxe package because for only a couple dollars more we got duplicates of all three books. I ...
by asheslawson
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 5A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 42
Views: 27011

Re: Singapore IP 5A, pg 14, #10 - HELP

Oh, well, you got it already, see how addicting this can be? Have fun in math today, It is addicting!! I actually couldn't wait to teach math today - despite the fact that he tries everything to get out of it. I actually think he caught on to a little of my excitement. I had written a few hints on ...
by asheslawson
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 5A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 42
Views: 27011

Re: Singapore IP 5A, pg 14, #10 - HELP

Hallelujah!!!!!! Julie - I was doing the chart process too - that is how I usually figure these things out - but I just wasn't getting this one. UGH! The answer in the book is actually 3,030! However - your chart helped me figure out how many coins Nina had (or 5 Tims as you showed it - and YES that...
by asheslawson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Weeks 22, 23, & 24 (including China, Japan, & Russia)
Replies: 14
Views: 7675

Re: RTR - Week 22 Fried Rice

Oh...I'm getting excited!!!! I love to make fried rice! We are on week 20 this week...so not quite there. MelissaB - my stepmom is Chinese & was born & raised in Hong Kong. She taught me the same tip when I was in high school on adding everything to really hot oil. I don't remember her telling me ab...
by asheslawson
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Combining ECC and younger child learning to read
Replies: 108
Views: 35655

Re: Combining K and ECC

Oh... what I had planned was using ECC solely for Bible, History, Science etc... for both children (would be 8.5 & 5.5), and then using an age-appropriate phonics & math program for each of them. I can't afford to buy ECC and MFW K or 1, when I only would be using it for phonics/math. So with that ...
by asheslawson
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Does anyone use extras? Activity Cards, Student Record Book?
Replies: 36
Views: 14046

Re: Spelling Power Activity Task Cards

Hi, I just saw this post...so I'm late jumping on here. I have them & use them. Probably not as much as I should, but it's largely because I juggle home school with care of 3 two & three year olds that I babysit & my 10 month old grandaughter I have some days, an after-schooler I watch, and then of ...
by asheslawson
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Customer Service
Replies: 89
Views: 30136

Re: A BIG thank you to MFW

Nice stuff to hear - as I approach high school in the next 3 years - I already have gotten a bit nervous!! Some in my co-op have been doing online schools or something & they recommend it - but I really love being more involved in their education & I love the content of MFW so I'm glad to hear they ...
by asheslawson
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Weeks 17 & 18
Replies: 11
Views: 6465

Re: RTR, Pope Gregory, Augustine (Canterbury), Ethelbert ???

Thanks Julie - I didn't think of checking Wikipedia. I am fascinated with the differences & contradictions in historical documentation. Sometimes I wonder how much of what we know is really all that accurate - because often 2 people can witness the same thing & report slightly or even very different...
by asheslawson
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Switching Math - Even if kids are doing fine?
Replies: 14
Views: 6793

Re: Singapore math or something else?

All math curriculums have their pros & cons. Julie has spelled out so well on Singapore - that I don't really need to add much. But as far as printing additional materials - Singapore is inexpensive - and I only print worksheets off the internet if my son needs extra drill. I have just recently orde...
by asheslawson
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Learning without "Readers" or "A Reading Program"?
Replies: 52
Views: 19004

Re: New and have questions

I researched curriculum for an entire year while my now 8 year old was in pre-k. I planned to pull my son out of public school the next year, but wanted to really research my options. I read reviews, reviews, reviews, printed sample guides, searched libraries, book fairs, book stores; oh my, I reall...
by asheslawson
Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 5A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 42
Views: 27011

Re: Singapore, 5A, WB, ex 5, #4, pg 15 - a little help?

Thank you Poohbee. I don't have Singapore's official answer guide or MFW's this year as I found a good deal on HS classifieds & was able to get several of the Home instructors guides by buying several. Most of the lower levels I also have the MFW answers or I have Singapore's 1a-3B answers...but in ...
by asheslawson
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 5A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 42
Views: 27011

Singapore, 5A, WB, ex 5, #4, pg 15 - a little help?

I just want to double check this problem.... Singapore, Primary Math 5A, WB, exercise 5, pg 15, #4 It reads: "Give a quick estimate of the area of a rectable with length 114 in. and width 92 in." My son answered 9,000 because he rounded 114 to 100 & 92 to 90 resulting in 100 X 90 = 9,000 I believe t...