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by 4monkeyz
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** More user praise reports!
Replies: 35
Views: 12722

Box Day for us!!

My dh and I are very pleased with how this last year went and he is encouraging me/us to continue in MFW journey...so much peace and so less stress. We love the Bible focus and all the memory work. It is such a blessing to hear my little ones reciting verses! All I wanted for my kids but couldn't ev...
by 4monkeyz
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Boys
Replies: 94
Views: 31796

Re: Books for boys?

We stumbled across several finds @ our library - not all of these have I read, he's reading so fast I can't keep up so I do a quick skim and then at night or when I have a free moment I am trying to read through them more completely. When my ds started out reading he read quite a few non-fiction & s...
by 4monkeyz
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Ideas for resistant children
Replies: 39
Views: 8819

Re: Struggling reader in First; excited about readers

Hi! I'm not sure if this will be helpful but I am using the Victory Drill with my first grader. She lacks confidence despite being able to read well! And it is the same thing, she could read a big word but struggle with something small and "simple." I am not timing her, but working more on fluency. ...
by 4monkeyz
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: 1st grader - What to adapt in Adventures
Replies: 22
Views: 10060

Re: 1st grader doing Adventures?

I have a 1st grader riding along with us in Adven. and it has been very easy to keep the work at her level/pace. She has her own student sheets, a Jesus poster and I also keep her journal sheets brief, pre-writing if she asks, which she appreciates. I am working through MFW 1st grade with her just s...
by 4monkeyz
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 24848

Re: Is ECC too much for a 3rd grader?

Thanks Julie!! :-) We are finishing Adven. this year and next up is ECC. I had a few questions with my 7 yo riding along w/the 9 yo (even though 2nd graders are supposed to join in) - your information was perfect timing!! We have had so much fun the past few months I am excited to continue our MFW j...
by 4monkeyz
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 28225

Posters

how do you keep posters on the walls/doors?! mine keep falling down!! i have used packing tape, recently mounting squares...very frustrating esp. when sick and laying on the couch, i can here our timeline flit to the floor, then the posters coming down...ugh. then the cats play with the timeline sq...
by 4monkeyz
Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Bible - Is it enough?
Replies: 8
Views: 3026

Re: Adventures Bible

Oh my goodness I forgot to mention the Names of Jesus! Thanks Lucy. It is most certainly a central theme to Adventures. &)
by 4monkeyz
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Bible - Is it enough?
Replies: 8
Views: 3026

Re: Adventures Bible

I don't know how old your son is, but one thing you could do is have him read a proverb a day or a psalm a day, maybe have a notebook where he can write down his thoughts, any questions he might have...Either a verse or a chapter. When I was in private school (way back when), we read from Proverbs t...
by 4monkeyz
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - What does "tagging along" look like in practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 11864

Re: Adventures placement question

Hi! :-) We are currently in Adventures & my youngest two (3 and 4) chime in with crafts or science activities and they listen to the stories. I hadn't purchased student sheets for them, however, since your daughter is 5, a little older than mine, I would strongly recommend considering purchasing a s...
by 4monkeyz
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone age to begin? Tips for younger users
Replies: 56
Views: 22316

Re: Foreign Language?

We are in Adventures this year - I have a 8 yo & 6 yo, as well as two little ones. After much talk, my hubby and I decided to go more the exposure route. I have borrowed through our library Little Pim dvds for my littles, very fun and super cute. I did purchase a Latin cd, it has that cute monkey an...
by 4monkeyz
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Ideas: Favorite extras for Adventures?
Replies: 12
Views: 5695

Re: Adventures- Best Resources To Buy?

We are currently doing Advens. - I have the Beautiful Feet books & would highly recommend the d'Aulaire set. Really enjoying some of the state books. These two have quite lovely artwork - Ox-Cart man & Homespun Sarah. The kids loved Mirette & Bellini Cross Niagara Falls & Copper Lady. For the first ...
by 4monkeyz
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Ideas for resistant children
Replies: 39
Views: 8819

Re: He stronly dislikes reading. Advice and questions

I had a boy who didn't like reading! Hang in there...The advice I got at the time from my mom was to take a break or slow it down, play more games and read, read, read aloud to him. I don't know if any of that is feasible or not? My dd is using MFW 1st grade too and at one point I could tell she was...
by 4monkeyz
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 32528

Re: Christmas fun

Oooo. Sounds fun! One of our family's favorite Christmas movies is "White Christmas" with Bing Crosby. Not to mention Frosty & the old Santa Claus is Coming to Town. I start baking during the first week of Dec./end Nov. -- TONS of cookies!! (like 10-15 different kinds) Heehee. We all decorate and th...
by 4monkeyz
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Field Trip Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 69
Views: 33166

Nutcracker!!!

I'm so excited I had to share!! :-) We are going to take our older two to see the Ballet of Nutcracker!!! It fits in with our music listening for Adventures perfectly and I have been wanting to take my oldest daughter (who is 6) to see it. She has been loving our music listening for school. Yay!!! (...
by 4monkeyz
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Combining K & 1st - Both plus an OLDER program?
Replies: 39
Views: 15232

Re: Anyone teach K, 1st and Adv. at the same time?

((((hugs))))) I have four children - 8, 6, 4 and 3.5 - my younger two are 10 1/2 months apart and I think some days those two can upset the apple cart the most. :) I agree with the above recommendations. Do math/reading for each child's level, some days maybe set a timer so it only takes a certain t...
by 4monkeyz
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: DELUXE - Will we have a great year with just the basic packa
Replies: 12
Views: 7915

Re: Art Confession

monica626 wrote:.....I doubt any of our kids will be sitting in therapy as adults crying because we didn't get to art, or music, or... ;)
Heehee. :-) I love the idea of having classical music playing and making it a cozy quiet time. That would break up the afternoons...
by 4monkeyz
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: DELUXE - Will we have a great year with just the basic packa
Replies: 12
Views: 7915

Re: Art Confession

Cheryl - I don't think you are going to regret it. My mother homeschooled eleven children and art wasn't her thing, not to mention that she just wasn't keen on extra "mess." Lol. All of her kids have turned out fine. :) Today I just went through the earlier lessons on drawing and walked the kids thr...
by 4monkeyz
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 26214

Re: 1st grade reading question

Wow! What a great set of answers!! Love MFW board. :) I know quite a few have said this, but I will repeat - both of my older two have flipped letters and my ds has even read words backwards. I worried with him, but my mom encouarged me to have him read aloud, watch to see if he outgrows it and he d...
by 4monkeyz
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and 1st
Replies: 60
Views: 22848

Combining a 6 & 8 yr old?

My children will be 5.75 and 8 when we start our new school year. By public school standards they would still be in K and 2 but we would start our new school year so be in 1st and 3rd. My 8 yr old is close to being an independent reader ... can read early reader books by himself. We are nearing the...
by 4monkeyz
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Enrichment Items & Trusted Resources - Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 13197

Re: New fun products!

We have Mike Mulligan on cd and it is a lot of fun! Kind of Irish - if that makes sense? I would also recommend Peter and the Wolf.
by 4monkeyz
Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Blessed
Replies: 34
Views: 8515

Re: Read-alouds & Crying

Phew. ;) Glad I am not alone on this. And I second the box of kleenex being included. I LOVE how much my kids LOVE reading!! :) Having started myself at a young age, majoring in English Lit....it is rather a relief to have kids who love books. I love that cozy time on the couch or when I read and th...
by 4monkeyz
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Blessed
Replies: 34
Views: 8515

Read-alouds & Crying

We are loving Adventures!! Just finished Sarah Whitcher for read-aloud, a little ahead of schedule but the kids wanted to know if she was found before we went on fall break. What a great book!!! :) I don't want to ruin it for others, but at some point towards the end, my ds (who is eight) leaned ove...
by 4monkeyz
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 32528

Columbus Day????

Okay, I grew up going to public school, learned about Christopher Columbus, you know, "In fourteen hundred ninety two Columbus Sailed the ocean blue" and all that. I have talked to the children a little bit about Columbus the last couple of years. Now I have been researching and realize what I know...
by 4monkeyz
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** MFW-K Units - Special memories
Replies: 28
Views: 13475

Re: We got our ants today

That is so cool! :-)

I love late nights - star gazing, grocery shopping or just hanging out as a family. Homeschooling has its perks. Heehee.
by 4monkeyz
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Field Trip Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 69
Views: 33166

Re: Bakery Field Trip??

Thanks ladies! We ended up just walking through our local grocery store which has a bakery section - smelled wonderful! I was surprised how much baked goods they actually have! We bought some little mini apple kringle and the older two had a little quiz - name 2 things the bakery makes. Heehee. My o...