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by 4monkeyz
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 6-7
Replies: 28
Views: 18255

Yeast Experiment!

Hey - so we are on week 6, doing the first yeast experiment. It is going super well and the kids want to keep it up for Dad to see tonight --

Hey! No explosions. :-) It puffed up HUGE but then deflated down, the seal wasn't super tight. It was fun though.
by 4monkeyz
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can't seem to fit it all in! Sick days,
Replies: 68
Views: 16673

Re: When one or more kids are sick....

Hey! We are sick here too! In the midst of doctor's visits (3x last week!), breathing treatments and now mom sick -- we keep going. I was homeschooled and unless we were throwing up and/or super sick (chicken pox), my mom still had us do work. :) We are currently doing Adventures, so it isn't as int...
by 4monkeyz
Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - MFW approach to creation/evolution? What age?
Replies: 77
Views: 20828

Re: If your family has a young earth view (or not)....

Hi! Just wanted to chime in and second Jonathan Park audio cds. :) They can be corny, but they do handle the evolution/creation hot button issues well. For me, I grew up in a young earth, 6 literal days, home environment. My dad is a geologist and became fascinated with creation science. So it being...
by 4monkeyz
Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Student Sheets from grades 2-8 - Yes, for every child in the house!
Replies: 6
Views: 3841

Re: Yes, buy the student pages for every child in the house!

I agree too! This is our first year, I wasn't sure about purchasing student sheets for my littles...I didn't. And I think they would have loved it! It also would save me some time bcs. right now I'm finding a Columbus coloring page or Indian coloring page. Heaven help me when we get to the states! N...
by 4monkeyz
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Cursive - When does MFW start & misc cursive ?s
Replies: 49
Views: 29747

More Cursive Handwriting review pages?

We really need to review our cursive since learning it last year. Most of our pages are filled up, though. Anyone have suggestions for finding additional cursive practice pages that match MFW's cursive curriculum? Thanks! Rhonda Hi! Here are a few places I would check - Donna Young has cursive prin...
by 4monkeyz
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** More user praise reports!
Replies: 35
Views: 12727

First weeks...

Our first week is coming to a close & it has been FUN!! My ds told his sister that he "loves - LOVES school!" I can't remember the last time he said those words - he is 8. I'm sure there will be rough seas ahead, but so far smooth sailing. :-) Oh. And I have one sick child, possibly more, so the fac...
by 4monkeyz
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Should I go back, repeat, review?
Replies: 43
Views: 13348

Re: Is it time to slow down/review?

Hi - I just wanted to chime in here with some hugs - my younger two are girls, 10 1/2 months apart (the youngest came 4 weeks early, not that 11 months is any easier) and their personalities are extreme, a firecracker and whatever is the opposite of a firecracker. The past three years have been cRaZ...
by 4monkeyz
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Magazines - God's World News, More
Replies: 35
Views: 12494

Re: God's World News?

Hi! I got it this year for my son, 8 yo, and I just handed it to him to read. It was a summer issue that came first. I have thought about doing something more with it, but I want him to enjoy the reading, not feel like he is going to be tested or something. He has brought it to me several times to s...
by 4monkeyz
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: 1st & K math - Everything is incorporated into the curri
Replies: 15
Views: 6730

Re: Using Saxon with MFW-1st?

Thank you! Yes, I was trying to determine if I should use it because it is free :) but I read great reviews about the Complete Book of Math as well. I'm still leaning towards following the MFW math outline but wanted to get feedback on Saxon. Thanks again! Hi! I am just starting 1st with my dd and ...
by 4monkeyz
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lunch & Breakfast
Replies: 38
Views: 12331

Re: Quick & Easy Lunch Ideas

We tend to eat quite a few sandwiches, maybe a hot lunch once a week....Our eating habits got way crazy this summer so one of my new focuses is on getting us back to good eats. I am going to try to get lunch prepped the night before and then I found these square clear lunch boxes in Target's $1 sect...
by 4monkeyz
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: I Can Do All Things - Supplies
Replies: 13
Views: 8004

Re: Art....again.

My advice: get some affordable kid-friendly acrylics and a nice set of brushes... definitely not the cheapest ones... Ah. Good to know. I will look for some kid-friendly paints, although come to think of it I might have Crayola in the closet. Any particular brushes I'm looking for?? Thanks ladies f...
by 4monkeyz
Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 28236

Re: White Board or Chalk Board or None at all?

Never thought of writing on the french doors!! :) What I have and use are two small lap size wipe boards (also magnetic); we use these for printing letters, math, etc. I also have clipboards that the kids like to use for sprawling on the floor with paper. Then last year I painted one whole small wal...
by 4monkeyz
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 22868

Re: starting date and first day fun

I LOVE the idea of "Welcome to -- grade" sign too! Thanks! My dd is starting 1st this year and is beyond super excited - I think that would be something fun. Had to chuckle with the boxes arriving bcs. that happens here too. The truck pulls up and my kids are out the door! :-) Want to tear into ever...
by 4monkeyz
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and 1st
Replies: 60
Views: 22862

Re: Organizing

We got our TM and student sheets this weekend, my dd was so excited we jumped right in and it worked fine. She is my school lover. :) And my hubby says I am the most "disorganized organized person" he has ever met. He says it with love, heehee, so I forgive him. ;) I call it "living with four little...
by 4monkeyz
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and 1st
Replies: 60
Views: 22862

Re: Organizing

Excellent ideas! Thank you! :-) My hubby told me I was just freaking out and it would all work out in the end since I'm not actually teaching from both at the exact same time. Lol I guess having had to plan out first and second myself, old habits kind of die hard. It also doesn't help my brain when ...
by 4monkeyz
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Occupying many little ones
Replies: 42
Views: 12538

Teaching 1st and Adv, ideas for 3yo and 1yo

I am also looking for ideas to do with 3 yr old and 1 yr old. I plan on doing Prek stuff with 3 yr old first. What to do with them while I am teaching? Last year I let them play but this year the 1 yr old is more active and the 3 yr old likes to find mischief to get into :~ . I hear you. ;) Here is...
by 4monkeyz
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?
Replies: 44
Views: 11206

Re: Adventures -Order extra student sheets for my preschoole

Hi! We are also doing Adven. this fall - mine are 8, 6, 4 & 3. I bought student sheets for the older two, but not for the younger two. My plan for them is to print out states coloring sheets from crayola and the TM has extras of the Jesus poster pieces minus the Bible verse - it says it can be photo...
by 4monkeyz
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Quiet time / Rest time / Naps
Replies: 14
Views: 4089

Re: Rest time

When we do naps, I have the older kiddos play quietly in their rooms (or during hot summer days, ahem, they might watch a short movie). Legos, books, puzzles, etc. My third child is a bundle of energy and at three didn't require a nap or she would be up till eleven! So I made her a small quiet baske...
by 4monkeyz
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Quiet time / Rest time / Naps
Replies: 14
Views: 4089

Re: Rest time

Hey - I've been thinking about this too! My youngest is 3 and unlike her siblings at this age she stills needs a nap...not daily but maybe once/twice a week? Still trying to figure it out. Lately, she has been getting up in the middle of the night. :~ I don't think my dh or I have slept straight thr...
by 4monkeyz
Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 102
Views: 32572

Re: Olympics studies

This is such a great idea! Thank you! I need a few extra days for our school year coming up & I think a mini unit study will be perfect! I found a free lapbook from Homeschool Share which has plenty of various pieces and then a calendar connections from 1+1+1. I am going to give the kids a small spi...
by 4monkeyz
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - K-8 daily time frame (author response)
Replies: 45
Views: 14746

34 wks?!

So I am drooling over my Adven. TM. ;) So lovely. Anyways, this might be OT, but I noticed that my TM has schedules for 34 weeks...Which is wonderful with the rate we get sick over here -- but I'm wondering if ECC is 34 or 36 weeks?? And what about the later years in the cycle, 36 weeks or 34 weeks?...
by 4monkeyz
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: I Can Do All Things - Supplies for more than one child
Replies: 17
Views: 10397

Re: I CAN DO ALL THINGS Art Book - share or one for each chi

Hey! I was puzzling over the same thing and what I finally decided was to purchase heavier paper -- like an artist pad -- for each of us (my older two and me) and then share the book. Debated on buying another, but $ is kind of tight and my hubby was pretty keen on sharing. :-) Who knows, I might be...
by 4monkeyz
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 28236

Re: Organizing the kiddos: their stuff and their schedule

Last night I opened one of the student sheet packs - Wow! There's a lot in there. Heehee. :-) Now I'm working on the Jesus poster pieces. Have you decided on a timeline method? I'm lacking wall space and not sure what to do....I saw one mom used a spiral square scrapbook and a friend of mine did her...
by 4monkeyz
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: I Can Do All Things (ICDAT) - Users answer questions
Replies: 25
Views: 9523

Re: Art?!

Thanks! All very good ideas. Esp. love the idea of mixing up the lessons too for variety. Never would have thought of that! My dh suggested tracing paper to get started then finishing on their own. Thing is I don't want a lot of extra papers floating about. :-) I think I might see if I can find draw...
by 4monkeyz
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: I Can Do All Things (ICDAT) - Users answer questions
Replies: 25
Views: 9523

Re: Art?!

Oops. My mistake. I missed that in the catalog. &)

So...If I may, let me ask another question, or two. :) What have other families done? Purchased a book for each child or made photocopies? Has anyone tried this with a 6 yo old??