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by Lucy
Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Overwhelmed with cleaning & homeschooling
Replies: 92
Views: 41751

Hi, Just to let you know that we have more days than I would like that are like this. I wish I had some great miracle that has worked for us but it is not so much whining anymore as just overall attitudes. Part of it is their age but none the less it is not acceptable. I just wanted you to know that...
by Lucy
Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - MFW Lesson Plans & other teacher helps
Replies: 60
Views: 26377

Omma,

I have MFW lesson plans for levels 3b-5b and they are pretty much just as Crystal described. They have stared working on making so more helpful teaching tips to add to the next revision but I am not sure where they are in that process.

You can buy the guides. They are $6 per book.

Lucy
by Lucy
Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Bible - NIrV "Discover's" vs "Adventure"
Replies: 3
Views: 7425

My first thought was the size of the letters too. This is why we purchased it for our kids years ago. It was hard to find at the time. Something that I did not know until I started teaching my kids to read is that there is a reason that books are printed in larger type for younger children. There ey...
by Lucy
Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - Ready for MFK, but then what to do in future
Replies: 19
Views: 14034

I totally know how that is. I taught for several years and then subbed after having kids for a while. You get so used to having to "do" so much and to follow some plan, even if you do have to come up with it, that it is hard to think outside of that box. I only ever taught upper elementary and my co...
by Lucy
Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - Ready for MFK, but then what to do in future
Replies: 19
Views: 14034

Ready for MFK, but then what to do in future

When my kiddos are older, I would like a program that I can stick with so there will be some continuity. So, the problem........If dd #1 starts MFW K this year at 4....her sister will be 2. They could theoretically start Adventures together, when they are 8 and 6 and go on from there. That seems to...
by Lucy
Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ADVentures - NOT needed alongside older programs! (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 42
Views: 21271

ADVentures - NOT needed alongside older programs! (David Haz

In the future I would like to do Adventures with my little boys. Is it difficult to do Adventures with one of the 5-year plan? Anyone doing this? How long does Adventures take each day, approximately? Thanks! Tracey, If I had younger ones I would definitely be glad for the supplements and very glad...
by Lucy
Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: * 1850-MOD - Favorites
Replies: 13
Views: 11133

* 1850-MOD - Favorites

We are finishing up week 10 of year 5-- 1850-Modern Times.

We are enjoying it very much. It is quite a bit more history since the age of information has dawned and so much is happening in this time period.

Lucy
by Lucy
Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 1A, Specific Lessons
Replies: 23
Views: 10915

I did not read all of the post so if I repeat forgive me. My son thinks outside the box anyway when it comes to math and although I make him look at the way they are doing it in the book he sometimes uses it, other times he has another way of seeing it, or decides after a while that although he has ...
by Lucy
Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SSS - What if this seems too easy for my 2nd grader?
Replies: 19
Views: 9687

I just have to say I had almost the exact same thoughts as the other posters when I read your post. Every year it seems that some things are really easy and others are a challenge. You could definitely feel free to skip ahead or add a word or two each week from her writing that she needs work on. Lucy
by Lucy
Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Math pattern blocks, fun photos...
Replies: 1
Views: 5984

Tracey,

What memories I have of pattern block days. My kids always had so much fun with them too. I still have them. I guess I am going to save them for my grands one day. :) Thanks for sharing your wonderful family with us, especially the beast.

Lucy
by Lucy
Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Readiness - Skills needed for Adventures?
Replies: 14
Views: 3610

I agree with what the other posters have said so I am justing adding on one more thought here. I am on year 5 and the history spine is always read aloud. I know that some older children have read the history text on their own due to certain circumstances in the family but this is not the suggested r...
by Lucy
Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Ideas for quizzing at end of week / review
Replies: 16
Views: 11678

Tina, I think I remember that the goal too is not to learn or remember all of the words that are derived from the root but to remember the definition of the root. So I would not be as concerned about if they can remember the words. I think one that will really help them to remember the definition wo...
by Lucy
Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Hands-on - Can MFW work if we LIKE/learn by reading??
Replies: 21
Views: 11876

Hi Brenda, I would vote for MFW ECC with extra readers for your oldest (many are listed in the MFW TM by week for this year as well). You could order them or use the library to get them. MFW does not discuss all the books that are read and does not "assign" books. They are read at the pace of the st...
by Lucy
Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Bible - Can we use another version of the Bible?
Replies: 8
Views: 10549

Re: Can we use the King James Version of the Bible?

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:07 pm I really think any bible will work. If you choose a different one you just have to help them look up the verses (which is good practice anyway) since the pages numbers will not match given in the TM. Depending on the child that is a great skill to teach anyway! Lucy
by Lucy
Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 5 yrs old or younger - Help, should I have chosen K?
Replies: 15
Views: 13091

Tammy, I am glad you have shared your experience but I will share that although some additions or modifications could be made to the first grade program it may just be a maturation issue. I can remember my daughter breakiing down in tears at lesson 50 of another phonics program years ago. I had no i...
by Lucy
Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds alongside ages 4-7
Replies: 20
Views: 17162

(When I started my post there were no post yet so just to let you know there may be some repeat--we really do care!!) I am so sorry that you are having such a hard time. I wish I could come over and have tea and chocolate together and just pray and cry a bit. Here's a hug for you. I think others who...
by Lucy
Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Should I go back, repeat, review?
Replies: 43
Views: 16416

I agree with Fly2Peace. My daugher took a while before the light came on for her but it did. For specifics on using the MFW1 program, I would give the office a call on how to adapt or change the program until he is ready. I would hate for you to miss the great bible stories reader and notebook. Read...
by Lucy
Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Books - Are the CTG books as great as the other MFW programs?
Replies: 15
Views: 13196

Oops! Amanda and I were posting at the same time so my comments may seem funny since they kind of repeat hers a little. I forgot something too. The science in this year is very hands-on and fun too. Also this is the year that if you choose, you start using God and the History of Art. We were amazed ...
by Lucy
Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Books - Are the CTG books as great as the other MFW programs?
Replies: 15
Views: 13196

I have to agree with Crystal. It was like all those stories I had learned in S.S. all my life came to life when it was all put in context. For a good portion of the year the bible is used as one of the history sources as well as for feeding our spirits. Although the Greeks made a lot of contribution...
by Lucy
Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Textured letters - Additional ideas & questions
Replies: 10
Views: 8139

HI, Are you having her trace with a pencil? You could just have her trace with her fingers to get the feel of the letter. Also you may try putting a little of the sticky stuff, kind of tackie but not sticky like tape (I do not know what you call it) on the back to hold it in place. The textured lett...
by Lucy
Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Describe these recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 10070

Book Basket - Describe these recommendations

Does ECC have GREAT literature recommendations My 10yo dd loves a good story. I sure hope ECC has some great book suggestions! Do they? Thanks! They do have a great list of library books in the TM that is correlated with the different units (ECC) or weeks that you are studying. Let me say that the ...
by Lucy
Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Books - Why are there so few for this curriculum?
Replies: 28
Views: 17782

Hi Becky, The core books are the ones that are actually scheduled and the other library books that you use for book basket and reading books are used but not in a scheduled way, like you have to finish or use certain books. This is freeing because if you just can not find a book then it does not rui...
by Lucy
Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Books - Questions about using the Atlases
Replies: 8
Views: 8885

Books - Questions about using the Atlases

I am wondering what age the "Intermediate World Atlas" is is geared towards. I have a 10yo dd and a 7yo dd who will be doing ECC. I suppose my real question is, why do we need both the Illustrated World Atlas and the Intermediate World Atlast for ECC? Thanks! Welcome to the MFW family. The Intermed...
by Lucy
Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Word problems
Replies: 4
Views: 5986

I agree with Fly2Peace on trying to have her think out what is being said and to build it with manipulatives. My daughter and son who are in the program are older and in 4B so at this point I usually tell them to draw out what they read. It really helps them to think about what is being said and to ...
by Lucy
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Ideas for child upset seeing lots of words
Replies: 11
Views: 8810

Tammy, First of all I think that the first grade program assumes that a child can comfortabley read CVC words without having to sound them out. It sounds like he may just need a little more time praticing those and once his brain makes that connection he will probably take off in whatever program he...