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by Julie in MN
Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Why MFW suggests this (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 26
Views: 11722

Singapore - Why MFW suggests this (David Hazell reply)

I noticed Singapore Math is suggested on the new tentative list for Adventures for next year. Has anyone used it? Why is it being suggested? I'm wondering, because we aren't happy with the math we are using, Math-U-See, and someone suggested Singapore math to me. So now I'm curious why it's been re...
by Julie in MN
Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 18-20 Kenya
Replies: 58
Views: 42132

Africa

A free downloadable game for learning the names of countries in Africa (we need all the help we can get!):
www.familygames.com/freelane.html

Julie
by Julie in MN
Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 16-17 Germany
Replies: 16
Views: 16918

Germany

Okay, can you tell ds is sick in bed today :o) GERMANY 1. Since beeswax clay was hard to find, we made beeswax candles. It's just rolling the sheet up around the string (a kit cost only a few dollars at Michaels). It became a little science experiment to compare how well a tightly-rolled candle burn...
by Julie in MN
Wed Feb 02, 2005 2:13 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 14-15 France
Replies: 24
Views: 19781

France

First, apoligies that I type very fast & love what we're doing! I enjoy the shorter posts because they sound like such "fun" moms, but, well, this is me, plodding along :o) FRANCE 1. We really enjoyed immersing ourselves in the French culture, probably doing it correctly for the 1st time this year! ...
by Julie in MN
Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:58 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 12-13 Norway
Replies: 36
Views: 34261

Norway

1. We had fun with the metric conversion activity. And "Very Last First Time" was a dearly loved book. (Woops, this finally arrived from the library, from the Canada books, but fit in nicely with the northern Reindeer books.) 2. Since a flag isn't in the Around the World books for Norway, for those ...
by Julie in MN
Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 9-11 Brazil
Replies: 63
Views: 67370

South America

BRAZIL & SOUTH AMERICA First, Kelly or someone pointed out to me that in our ECC book, Another Trip Around The World, there are extra sections on Argentina & Venezuela. For the younger kids, these pages may be easier to add to the geography packets than the pages from the World Geography book. We al...
by Julie in MN
Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: ECC Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 10455

Wow, ds & I so enjoyed seeing someone else's results :o) Everyone will appreciate knowing how that worked, too. Such creative photo angles & captions!!! Oh, and your books are most impressive (especially the Bible commentary LOL)! My ds would so LOVE to have all those kids to do ECC with, sigh... Ju...
by Julie in MN
Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:10 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Readiness for K - Waiting on a Reluctant Learner
Replies: 9
Views: 7306

Readiness for K - Waiting on a Reluctant Learner

I have tried MFWK with my son who turned 5 at the end of October. He wants nothing to do with "ABC's". He just wants to do his own thing and play. He sees his brother doing ECC and is upset because he cannot play with him. I have tried to include him in everything we do, but he wants nothing to do ...
by Julie in MN
Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: ECC Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 10455

week 11

Well I tried the site you told me about & it worked fine! Dh & I got each other an early Christmas present of a digital camera, at the after-Thanksgiving sales :o) Anyways, it was at the end of the rainforest study, when you read about birds in week 11. We had no idea if we were doing it right, & we...
by Julie in MN
Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:57 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: ECC Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 10455

ECC Photos - Week 11!

Aquarubymom & Sybil have inspired me to figure out how to share with everyone. This is youngest ds and his ECC eggshell experiment. We weren't sure we knew what we were doing, but we did pretty good, made it to 4 encyclopedias and then... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v328/JulieinMN/Picture259.j...
by Julie in MN
Sun Dec 12, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 7-8 Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 44956

Canada & Greenland too

1.We listened to the Canada anthem online somewhere, which we always enjoy to liven up our day. 2. Marie's "starred" Canada fiction books were excellent (okay, we read one & watched one on video!). We never noticed how many stories were set in Canada before this. (And I never knew there was an actre...
by Julie in MN
Sun Dec 12, 2004 4:12 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 5-6 Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 51823

Mexico -- settling into a pattern!

Mexico felt like such a welcome respite after *mom* trying to do too much in the world overview & the USA. Here are my contributions about our experiences in Mexico: 1. Marie's "starred" Mexico picture books really sparked ds's book basket interest. 2. Someone on these boards suggested the video ser...
by Julie in MN
Sun Dec 12, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 52580

So many great experiences in the USA!

We had so many great days in the USA! Here are some things I remember or thought I might contribute: 1. I loved Marie's idea of alphabetizing the states but my 3rd grader wouldn't budge on alphabetizing 50 words. So we compromised & did it in groups -- one day I gave him index cards of all the "A" s...
by Julie in MN
Wed Oct 06, 2004 2:27 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 72613

Some favorites from weeks 1-2

1. When we made our community map and were adding local schools, ds drew the "school" symbol on OUR house -- even mom didn't think of that one :o) 2. We enjoyed pulling together the different resources about time zones -- Week 2/Day 4 "advanced" uses Atlas p. 21, and it is also in recommended storie...
by Julie in MN
Sun Sep 19, 2004 1:00 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 72613

dividing the continents

For dividing the continents Europe & Asia, the best reference we found was the Classroom Atlas included in ECC -- on the maps in the Europe section. It looks like the natural break between the continents is along two mountain ranges (Caucasus & Ural), the Caspian Sea, and the Ural river. Only the ve...
by Julie in MN
Sun Aug 22, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Different locations and styles
Replies: 49
Views: 23616

Re: We live in a city

I'm going to have a focus or back-up idea Hi Lisa, After a while, I expect my son will become a pro at finding things to explore. But at first I picture him totally blank! So my plan is to have ideas in mind to "suggest" he focus on (ds will be 9 this fall but thinks he's going to be 20 like his br...
by Julie in MN
Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:39 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How to fill state requirements
Replies: 49
Views: 22088

Re: State History

I am always amazed that Marie has thought of everything! But if you are worried about state history now, there are optional weeks given at the end of ECC -- you could either use them at the end, or add them to your study of the U.S. Or you could just focus on books about your state in the book baske...
by Julie in MN
Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 72613

Longitude & Latitude - Week 2 Day 1

1. A list of Longitude & Latitude for major cities -- for those like me who don't think well on our feet (Week 2 Day 1, we are to ask the student to locate some spots on the world map using longitude & latitude). http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001769.html This link is for world cities. It contains ...