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by Mom2theteam
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Teaching & resources for specific needs
Replies: 90
Views: 28787

Re: Letter Blending - Dyslexia?

Not exactly. A true dyslexic doesn't actually see things backwards. It's usually in the longer words and syllables that they will mix up the letters. They do frequently have directional confusions such as mixing up the letters b and d when reading or writing and frequently have difficulty knowing t...
by Mom2theteam
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: **The many delights of MFW-1st - More testimonies
Replies: 28
Views: 14138

Re: I must share...

Wonderful!! Our experience was the same. I don't know how many books Zack read for his summer reading program because I have not counted, many more than required. At that beginning of 1st, he was barely reading CVC words. He HATED reading...anything to do with it. He complained and complained. Somew...
by Mom2theteam
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Blending help
Replies: 25
Views: 9983

Re: Letter Blending

Agreeing that she may just need more time and more modeling. My oldest is 7, almost 8, and just starting 2nd grade. (We just started week 4!) He hated anything that had to do with reading and that included blending. We did MFW K. He was an older K'er, turning 6 in Oct. He hated it for the exact reas...
by Mom2theteam
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Content - Describe your screening of library books (non-MFW)
Replies: 8
Views: 3981

Re: Books w/ character issues... what to do?

Great resources, Carin! I've been using some of these also...like the Beautiful Feet and I've looked at the HOD list. I just got all the A Beka 2nd grade readers because I know I can trust A Beka. I'm going to look into the Pathway readers too...I've heard about them many times. Carin reminds me of ...
by Mom2theteam
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Content - Describe your screening of library books (non-MFW)
Replies: 8
Views: 3981

Re: Books w/ character issues... what to do?

I'm going to try to answer, but it's a tough one, an issue of personal beliefs and convictions and one of how we raise our children. I'm shocked at many of the things I find in children's books, both new and old, but on the flip side, I'm not shocked at all. We live in a fallen world and most of our...
by Mom2theteam
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Occupying many little ones
Replies: 42
Views: 14561

Homeschooling with lots of little children???

We will become guardians of my niece and nephew from another state and I keep wondering how do you homeschool with a lot of little kiddies . We will have kids ages 1,2,3,5,9,11. The thought of it scares me a bit bc of the close ages of the little ones. I need some practical advice to help my logica...
by Mom2theteam
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 1-3
Replies: 71
Views: 42245

Re: Had to share God's blessing on me today (Adventures rela

Awesome! I sort of wanted to skip those letters too...especially since one of my sons' names is Blake which means "black and white." Seriously! I knew this when I picked it, but I just love it and have since I was a pre-teen. Anyway, I found other things to focus on, like the people we named each of...
by Mom2theteam
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 21102

Re: Best way to organize student sheets?

Right now I have 5 sets of student sheets...2 for K and 3 for Adv. For the K'ers, I have a master binder. All the weekly student sheets are 3-hole punched and put in there by week. Each week, I take the sheets for the week out and put it in their notebooks. When it's done, I take the completed sheet...
by Mom2theteam
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?
Replies: 44
Views: 12474

Thanks! They have actually been coloring them and they do enjoy it. Of course, they want me to write a narration down for them too. That's fine, but it isn't needed and I don't have time for it.....okay, I know sounds bad, it was said in a light hearted way even though you can't see tone. But, serio...
by Mom2theteam
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?
Replies: 44
Views: 12474

Re: Extra student sheets for youngers, for Adventures

Keep in mind we are only on week 2. ;) I'm on the fence. I did end up getting them for my twin 5 year olds. I know you can find state sheets and coloring pages free on-line. Of course, you can't get the flag stickers. It does add a lot of expense and there are many pages in the student sheets that t...
by Mom2theteam
Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - You can just buy the books and stay with MFW!
Replies: 37
Views: 19207

Re: My Ahhhh Hahhhh Moment

I would LOVE optional lit packs for all the years. I've often had that thought. I bet many people would buy them and those that wanted to keep cost down could just skip them.

But, it is probably good that I have no choice but the save money by using the library! ;)
by Mom2theteam
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Lesson Plans & other teacher helps
Replies: 60
Views: 23372

Re: Singapore Math -- Teacher's/Home Instructor's Guide

The Home Instructor's Guide (HIG) is for home use. The Teacher one is for classroom use. I'm a fan of them. I'm not confident in teaching math and definitely not this way as I wasn't taught this way and I don't think this way. Personally, I really like all the background info and options for teachin...
by Mom2theteam
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Compare MFW to other solidly Biblical programs
Replies: 36
Views: 27762

Re: Kindy and 1st Too Easy?

Carin, you just never know who, other than the OP, is needing to hear something. Thank you so much for explaining so clearly why HOD did not work for you. I have been leaning toward the same thing you have...delaying ECC a year. My kids are so sensitive and I feel my oldest would do better if he was...
by Mom2theteam
Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - You can just buy the books and stay with MFW!
Replies: 37
Views: 19207

Re: My Ahhhh Hahhhh Moment

:-) I do this all the time! I have "the grass is always greener" syndrome. *blush* I'm always looking at other things and thinking I should be using X,Y, Z. (Except that God is very clearly telling me MFW is what our family needs and I follow His lead and so far, every year is better than the last.)...
by Mom2theteam
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 1st or K - Help for child who is reading (author reply)
Replies: 33
Views: 17529

Re: Kindy and 1st Too Easy?

It is my understanding that MFW 1st actually teaches 2 years of phonics instructions in 1. That is not light in my opinion. I think this is sort of true. Many K programs teach both short and long vowels and some simple blends like "sh" and "th." MFW does not teach those things till 1st. So, in that...
by Mom2theteam
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 30285

Re: MFWK or 1st? and other Qs...

The organization will make more sense once you actually see the program and have it in hand. ;) For math, I struggled with implementing the math in K and 1st the first time around. I used the older edition with both. I'm enjoying the math in K a lot more the second time around with the changes in th...
by Mom2theteam
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 1st or K - Help for child who is reading (author reply)
Replies: 33
Views: 17529

Kindy and 1st Too Easy?

I'm new here but it seems like this question keeps popping up: Is kindergarten and/or 1st grade too easy for my student? For those of you that have been there done that, please help me understand how K and 1 are academically stronger than what appears on the surface. I have RtR and it is very full ...
by Mom2theteam
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 30285

Re: MFWK or 1st? and other Qs...

I don't do much pre-planning. So, I don't really have a schedule or a planner. We do have a basic routine that is in my mind. Get up, eat breakfast, read something to them while they are eating if possible (often not), do Bible, give the youngers something to color or do (I often print out a big let...
by Mom2theteam
Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work for large families? Tips, schedules
Replies: 89
Views: 30285

Re: MFWK or 1st? and other Qs...

I have 6 kids 7 and under. At one point, I had 5 kids 4.5 and under. When we did MFW K, I had a 5 turned 6 year old, 2 3 turned 4 year olds and 2 1 year olds...and...I was pregnant half the year. (If you see my signature, I have 2 sets of twins. They are 26 months apart. ;) ) Currently, we just star...
by Mom2theteam
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Tests & grades?
Replies: 8
Views: 4711

Re: Grading using Sinapore Math

Some times tests are important even thought you know what you are teaching to your students and how they are studying but tests system is always good in order to get require results. Where as i remember that you do not actually need to do the placement test any more after starting Singapore. Nope, ...
by Mom2theteam
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student Sheets - Descriptions, Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4435

Re: Adventures: line spacing for notebook pages

I don't really have any good ideas, but I'm giggling over here. Shawna, as usual, Gail and Zack are two peas in a pod...to a T. And I am over here wondering in we'd do better with HWOT style handwriting paper. She gets thrown when letters go past the bottom line, like j & g. I got a HwOT notebook fo...
by Mom2theteam
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Tests & grades?
Replies: 8
Views: 4711

Re: Grading using Sinapore Math

I don't really use the reviews as tests. I pick and choose which sections of the review to assign based on what my child needs to review. Generally speaking, I don't really give tests. I know what they know because I'm working directly with them. I don't give grades at this point. However, I do have...
by Mom2theteam
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Should I challenge a child who's advanced in math?
Replies: 54
Views: 16094

Re: Learning God's Story - Math question

Speaking from using 1st edition, but owning and having looked at the new....

We started out doing some of the MFW activities and about 1/3 of the way through started on Singapore 1A. We completed 1A and almost all of 1B. We have about 1wk left of 1B to finish at the beginning of 2nd.
by Mom2theteam
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. Adventures
Replies: 78
Views: 21350

1st grade or adventures?

We used mfw k and loved it, my little guy learned a lot about God that year. We didn't use the 1st grade the next year because I felt he was just not ready for all of the writing, so we switched for 1st. Now he is doing a bit better, he is occasionally able to copy short short sentences without a m...