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by BHelf
Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K
Replies: 91
Views: 37248

Advice for K & 2nd grade

Wondering if anyone could give me some advice / teaching tips for teaching a 2nd grader (who has been thru MFW K and 1st) and a Kindergardener together. The Kgardener has "watched" and actively participated with his older brother during his K and 1st grade experiences. Thanks so much, Dulcie Well I...
by BHelf
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - How do you home school with them in the picture?
Replies: 53
Views: 20509

Re: New and need hand holding

I am in need of a tiny bit of encouragement. :) We are new to homeschooling and MFW. My daughter will be starting MFW K next month. We will be starting slow, and we may proceed for 2 years, depending. We have MFW's blessing on this. :) I am fully committed to homeschooling her. The hand-holding I n...
by BHelf
Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K
Replies: 91
Views: 37248

Re: MFW A-Z + Adv: Daily Schedule - Please guide

My husband does the Bible reading and history reading for Adventures--only the American Pioneers & Patriots and the U.S. history book put together by MFW the night before it's scheduled. Then we follow up the next day with any activities to reinforce what Daddy read the night before. This is also th...
by BHelf
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone age to begin? Tips for younger users
Replies: 56
Views: 23986

Foreign language in ADV 2nd grade?

Just curious . . . has anyone taught the Rosetta Stone foreign language for a 6yo in the ADV year? The only place I see this listed is in the sample lesson (pdf file) on the Adventures curriculum description. No more detail than that. Thanks for the help. I haven't but only for 2 reasons: I can't a...
by BHelf
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Student Sheets, Stickers, Passports - For little ones?
Replies: 32
Views: 9540

Stickers and passports

Do the stickers go in the passport, or on the student sheets? I'm asking as I want to get a passport for my K student since his brother and sister will be doing ECC, but I don't know if I should get him the stickers too or not. :) The stickers from the flag sticker book go in the passport and in th...
by BHelf
Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: General Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 71
Views: 59423

Fun idea for Adventures - License plates

I decided that we would start paying attention to the license plates we see as we drive and talk about which states they are from with my DD. Then we decided to start keeping a running list of the states we've seen to see how many states we can get this year. Well, then that evolved into taking a bl...
by BHelf
Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Math - Is it enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 16766

Re: MFW K Maths

Also using the calendar, you are encouraged to teach colors, shapes, and patterns during the year. I am only just beginning K but the manual states that all K math skills are taught throughout the year--they are integrated within the lessons. They'll learn counting, writing #'s, charts and graphs, c...
by BHelf
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Discussion & ideas about spelling rules
Replies: 46
Views: 18756

Re: Spelling Question

I have had her draw pictures to go with the words and she loved that. (She loves to draw and color and doodle.) Didn't really seem to help much, but that's okay. ;) And she mixes up the letters when she spells out loud or writes them. She's never gotten stuck like this before and I do think it is be...
by BHelf
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Placement - Transition from public school
Replies: 14
Views: 5116

Re: New to MFW & homeschooling

First of all, welcome to MFW! We share a few similarities as my DD's first year of homeschool was first grade as well. Before that she was in a public school for PreK and K and I was still working part time. I have always wanted to homeschool and had these apparent fantasies of how it was going to b...
by BHelf
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ** More user praise reports!
Replies: 35
Views: 13751

Adventures Letter

Okay, so I have a feeling we're going to have a lot of these type moments that I want to share about our year this year. (Thanks for all who are praying for our school year--my DD's attitude seems TONS better so far.) Today was our 4th day of school but 2nd day of Adventures--the day when you read t...
by BHelf
Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 20780

Re: student materials question

When we did ECC, I stored the student sheets for each continent in a page protector (so all North America inside one page protector, etc.) and put them in a binder and then pulled them out as needed. This year, I'm trying something different--similar to what this says: I ended up buying one of those...
by BHelf
Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 44673

Re: Matthew 1, and importance in Bible translation?

I read a very similar story in a YWAM bible I have. It seems the missionaries translated all the NT and not one tribe member had accepted Christ. They then decided to translate what they considered the least important--Jesus' genealogy. Almost immediately, most of the tribe asked to accept Christ ri...
by BHelf
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Foreign Language - Rosetta Stone age to begin? Tips for younger users
Replies: 56
Views: 23986

When to pick a language?

I am not close to doing this for my son but I think that my sister in law is also going to be comming over to MFW. :-) When is the best time to start studying a foreign language? How long is average? I know in public highschool here I only took 2yrs but could have taken 4 if I wanted to so I am jus...
by BHelf
Tue May 18, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Basic Addition
Replies: 7
Views: 3536

Re: 9yo boy struggling with math...help!

I knew I couldn't be the only one. :) There are things I don't like about Cyber Chase, but since I started letting my DD watch it, she now finds math in EVERYTHING and thinks it's fun!! And she is starting to understand things I haven't taught yet.

Just had to chime in there. :)

Brooke
by BHelf
Fri May 14, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Preparation - Box Day when we are new to MFW or to hs
Replies: 16
Views: 6149

Re: Just received my ECC and MFK and am overwhelmed.

Beth, Thanks for your kind reply and the encouraging words! I knew that this would be a difficult switch but didn't realize quite how I'd feel, trying to get used to just seeing different materials, different style of Teacher's guide, etc. I LOVE all the activities mentioned but am just really tryi...
by BHelf
Wed May 05, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Teaching - Is it really easy to implement?
Replies: 8
Views: 3716

Re: Excited, nervous, but committed!

I am very new to the homeschooling world. I will be starting this fall with our 5 yr old son.We also have a 3 yr old daughter. I had been reluctant to start HS with our son this fall b/c I don't feel that teaching is a gift of mine. But as I look and see how he is behind already, based on public sc...
by BHelf
Wed May 05, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - YWAM Heroes for Young Readers
Replies: 10
Views: 6409

Re: ECC - Heroes for Young Readers

they are 32 page "readers" done in poetry format, is that right? The pages in mine aren't #'d and I didn't feel like counting, but that looks about right. :) And yes, they are in poetry format. I only have the one for Gladys Aylward. I think they are probably good for children who maybe have a shor...
by BHelf
Wed May 05, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Why two spelling recommendations?
Replies: 32
Views: 13979

Re: spelling ? :)

I too thought about just sticking with SbSS for 3rd grade because of cost and my comfort level of just opening up the workbook and "doing spelling." I'm going to repost what I wrote to someone who was wanting a comparison between a different program and SP. I will say that my DD hasn't retained a wh...
by BHelf
Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 7-8 Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 38467

Re: need quick answer

honestly I couldn't tell you if it was white glue or school glue...that was in the fall and well--my memory doesn't always go back that far. :) Good to know it doesn't happen to everyone though and that we can try it again with something else making sure we're using "white" glue. ;)
by BHelf
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Bios - Questions, Testimonies, & can we add m
Replies: 69
Views: 23298

Re: ECC Africa Alternate Missionary Story

I wanted to say something along those lines but....well I couldn't figure out exactly how to put it. I don't always agree with all the choices people we read about made either, but then again, hindsight is 20/20 and how do I know I wouldn't make some of those same decisions when faced with those par...
by BHelf
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Missionary books
Replies: 24
Views: 10816

Re: More Africa missionary stories?

I received the latest YWAM Publishing catalog yesterday and wanted to list the biographies they have of missionaries to Africa. I haven't read these (other than the David Livingstone one) so I can't tell you if these people will be ones you want to call Heroes to your child or not. :) Mary Slessor: ...
by BHelf
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 2nd grader - Adventures vs. ECC
Replies: 52
Views: 18101

Re: Can someone help me with a 2nd grade question?

We did ECC with my oldest (2nd grader) this year. God called our family to foreign missions and I knew I wanted my oldest to have an understanding of geography and missionary life that ECC gives as we thought we would be overseas full time at some point during this past school year. (Didn't happen t...
by BHelf
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Prep & Organization - Box Day helpful hints
Replies: 35
Views: 13793

Re: Just got First Grade package, now more ??s

I didn't get fancy with the scroll either but have friends who did and wow--do they look incredible. They painted the dowels gold and then painted fancy designs on them. The kids were sooo proud to show everyone. We really enjoyed first grade and I personally loved all the notes in that format as op...
by BHelf
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 16-17 Germany
Replies: 16
Views: 14367

Re: Weeks 16-17 Germany

I can't remember if it's week 16 or 17 but the grid has an optional assignment to look at castles and research them. As a compliment to that, I thought maybe we could make one. We haven't done it yet but I found this website that looks great and easy to make with things you'd already have on hand!! ...
by BHelf
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Encouragemen/Ideas - Helping with Math frustration
Replies: 24
Views: 9542

Re: Math aaaahhhh!

I finally gave in a bought a new math program. It has helped some. But I'm wondering if you can implement an idea from it without buying it? They do what's called "5-A-Day" problems---these are problems that you do each day as a way to review things your child already knows. If it's something recent...