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by BHelf
Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone set-up, features, versions, time,
Replies: 97
Views: 30413

Re: Question about Rosetta Stone

Well all of us plan to use it so hopefully it'll be money well spent. ;)
by BHelf
Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone set-up, features, versions, time,
Replies: 97
Views: 30413

Re: Question about Rosetta Stone

Okay, I ordered it today. Boy, that was one of those times that I clicked "add to cart" and had a mini-anxiety attack! Hope my whole family learns Russian! After all we have plenty of people to practice with who are native speakers!

Brooke
by BHelf
Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Elementary Girls
Replies: 67
Views: 25413

Dear America books

A friend recently gave us a bunch of "Dear America" books. I'm not familiar with this series, so I was wondering if anyone else was (and save myself from pre-reading all of them! ;) ) Is there anything I need to be concerned about from a Christian perspective? How is the historical accuracy? Thanks...
by BHelf
Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Field Trip ideas for ECC
Replies: 16
Views: 13442

How do you get your kids involved...

How do you get your kids involved when it comes to things, when you live in a smaller area? Anything? Being around groups of people they can learn from about different cultures, different backgrounds, volunteering for things, going places just for fun etc. I'm hoping to get a monthly trip to the ci...
by BHelf
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Compare CTG to earlier MFW programs - A big transition?
Replies: 32
Views: 12519

Re: Looking ahead to CTG

thanks for the responses. I am super excited about what we'll be learning. I think it will be awesome to learn history this way and see how everything ties in together. I am also excited about the feasts and hope that I have my act together enough to do them. :) Rachel, Yes I think that is it. The j...
by BHelf
Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Kindergarten can be spread 2 years, BUT many wait
Replies: 67
Views: 20064

New to MFW, Teaching Reading

I was originally thinking I would order kindergarten this next year. But my daughter loves to do school and from what little I can tell from the website it might be that she could start now. She is 4 1/2. My big question is does this program teach her to read? I was about to order another phonics f...
by BHelf
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Cuisenaire Rods, Questions & Experiences
Replies: 33
Views: 13912

Re: Cuisenaire Rods

did the same thing here. :) worked great until my kids got a hold of the rods without me being present. Now we have rods all over the house and I'll never fins them all. ;(
But, the sheets are still in good shape in the binder. ;)
by BHelf
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Occupying many little ones
Replies: 42
Views: 13831

Re: Day 1 = Good, Day 2 = Okay, Day 3 = almost disaster

I'm not good at a scheduled day either. We've started a loose schedule because my kids desperately need it. I am having a harder time adjusting than they are. BUT we are getting school done (well for the 3rd grader and a tiny bit for the pre-k'er) and getting to bed (mostly) on time and there is sli...
by BHelf
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K
Replies: 91
Views: 36821

Re: Question on doing K and 2nd together

I'm not a ton of help because, although I'm doing Adventures and K this year, I'm doing it with a 3rd grader and PreK-er and we don't do a ton of the MFW K each day because we're stretching it out over 2 years (not Adv, just K). But I wanted to give you a link to a blogroll where you can find others...
by BHelf
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 12-13 Norway
Replies: 36
Views: 29448

Which Heidi DVD???

The book Heidi is suggested for weeks 12-13. I know I probably wouldn't get around to reading it so I was thinking about requesting it on DVD from Netflix. My only problem is which version. There is a Shirley Temple version made in 1937. Another version released in 1968 staring Jennifer Edwards. (T...
by BHelf
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Does MFW promote a thirst for Christ?
Replies: 39
Views: 44851

Re: MFW Curriculum?

In regards to 20-somethings leaving their Christian faith in college: Answers in Genesis did a study over the last few years and have a book with their findings called Already Gone. Their study found that amazingly kids "turn" away from their faith in elementary, middle or high school but they don't...
by BHelf
Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Math - Ideas for math in God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 57
Views: 43263

Re: MFW Kinder Math Question

My 8 year old still has a hard time with place value. Yes, place value is important, but it is also difficult to understand--especially for a younger child like a K'er. And it really is okay if she isn't getting it just yet. Every child is different and matures at different speeds for different thin...
by BHelf
Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 27903

Re: Spelling, dysgraphia? pouring my thoughts out on "paper"

Thanks, I'll have to look for those!

Never would've thought the Fonz would be writing kids' books. hehe :)

Brooke
by BHelf
Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 27903

Re: Spelling, dysgraphia? pouring my thoughts out on "paper"

Thanks so much Rachel for responding to me! Your advice is much appreciated. It's all a lot to process and work through but I feel so much better having written this post and having received so much direction from everyone and glad that it sent me researching things I wouldn't have researched on my ...
by BHelf
Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 27903

Re: Spelling, dysgraphia? pouring my thoughts out on "paper"

Thanks everyone for the information! After getting over the initial disbelief I now feel armed with lots of new information and pray that I can tackle whatever comes our way! We did some gentle things with handwriting and phonics with her spelling words and we read together and the day went much smo...
by BHelf
Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 27903

Re: Spelling, dysgraphia? pouring my thoughts out on "paper"

We did the pulling down tokens today to the sounds in 3 spelling words. She loved it! We used pennies and she then took them and made a store with her toys and used the pennies to buy her own toys! :)
by BHelf
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 27903

Re: Spelling, dysgraphia? pouring my thoughts out on "paper"

Mike, Thanks for your input! It is very helpful to hear from you. I especially want to thank you for the comment you made about getting a diagnosis for college purposes. I have no idea what God's plans are for her in that area, but I know that I would like her to go to college if she wants to. So kn...
by BHelf
Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 27903

Re: Spelling, dysgraphia? pouring my thoughts out on "paper"

Thanks everyone for your suggestions and kind words. They really do mean a lot. Of course, adding anything isn't really affordable. I am praying about it and trying to see where to go from here. I wish I knew someone who had them and wasn't using it so I could borrow them. I was doing some research ...
by BHelf
Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 27903

Re: Spelling, dysgraphia? pouring my thoughts out on "paper"

What did you use for phonics? do you still have it around to teach phonograms? Some people don't even worry about formal spelling until age 10. So if you need to pause for a little while, it's ok. (I dont' wait until 10 personally, but just saying....) oh, by the way, what level in SP are you using...
by BHelf
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 27903

Re: Spelling, dysgraphia? pouring my thoughts out on "paper"

I could be way off base. Sorry if I am. :~ Okay I want to cry. My first instinct was, "no, she doesn't have that. She can read well." I wasn't a bit offended at the suggestion. I went to the website and she has many of the "warning signs." Not all of them, definitely more than 3. I haven't read ton...
by BHelf
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Ideas for b/d reversals, dysgraphia, dyslexia
Replies: 73
Views: 27903

Spelling, dysgraphia? pouring my thoughts out on "paper"

Okay, so here I am again with spelling issues. And I don't know yet if I have an actual question or just want to get feedback but I guess I'll figure that out while writing. :~ This turned out to be really long and probably jumbled as I've been interrupted about a million and 1 times.... My DD is 8 ...
by BHelf
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Non-USA family - Is 1st complete?
Replies: 2
Views: 2874

Re: some more questions...

While first doesn't have a "book basket" in name as in other programs, it does have recommended books to go along with science and math topics in the back of the manual. You may be able to find some at your library or some that are similar to go along with it. However, you don't have to use that lis...
by BHelf
Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Christian Worldview training & MFW education?
Replies: 23
Views: 9868

Re: Overall Questions RE: The MFW Program

**I see 2 other responded while I was writing this, so if it repeats, sorry! I haven't read the other responses yet.** I can answer the one about life getting crazy! :) It is soooo easy to pick right back up where you left off after a few crazy days or weeks...or....well anyways. :) The manual is so...
by BHelf
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Choosing & trying out different ones
Replies: 50
Views: 16376

Re: Foreign Language Choice?

No experience but I'd go with Spanish too for some of the same reasons Julie mentioned. It is possible God placed that desire for Spanish in his heart for a reason. He can always learn French later as well... But then again, if you start with French he can always learn Spanish later. But in my house...
by BHelf
Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 30782

Re: Day 3, new to homeschooling - don't know if I can do thi

I've been there, done that. Some days I'm still there doing that. ;) But we're into our 3rd year of HSing now. My daughter was in public school for Pre-K and K. We began HSing her for 1st and now she's in 3rd. Our first 2 years, I enjoyed that I was at home with my children (I worked out of necessit...