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by RBS in OH
Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 64062

Strrretchiinnngg the globe

Just wanted to share an activity that really added to our understanding of maps. I saw that someone already posted the idea in "ECC Ideas" without actually trying it, but I thought I'd post this to let everyone know that it really works well: In ECC, week 1, day 2- We blew up a cheap balloon, drew t...
by RBS in OH
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 7-8 Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 39070

Re: Canada -Tea

We accidentally found the tea at Walmart yesterday--across the isle from the bread???? (Not sure if the grocery section is set up the same in all of the stores). I think it was by all of the other regular tea, like Lipton...
by RBS in OH
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 7-8 Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 39070

Re: Canada -Tea

I did some searching on the web and here's what I learned: English-style Tea is tea served with milk and sometimes sugar. Hot water is poured into a teapot with loose tea and strained (at the spout???) into a cup with a saucer (not mug). And the teapot is kept warm with a tea cozy. There is nothing ...
by RBS in OH
Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 7-8 Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 39070

Re: Canada -Tea

Ideas for a Canada teaparty? This won't answer your questions, but I LOVE the idea! We are all ready to start ECC on Monday...so this will give me a month to plan :) A family friend gave my dd the porcelain tea set she had as a child and so we planned a tea party with her, my Mom and another friend...
by RBS in OH
Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lapbooking with MFW
Replies: 37
Views: 16915

Re: Making lapbooks with ECC

Thank you all for your feedback. I really didn't expect the responses you gave, so I'm really glad I asked. I plan to go ahead and get some file folders (which is why I asked now, as I'm making a supplies list this week), but I won't include it as regular part of our studies. I'll wait at least unti...
by RBS in OH
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Lapbooking with MFW
Replies: 37
Views: 16915

Making lapbooks with ECC

I'm thinking about making lapbooks for the countries we "travel" through this year. I am looking for particular ideas of what to include. Some ideas I already have: clocks with our time and that country's time (time zone info.) some words/characters for the language of that country the way people dr...
by RBS in OH
Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Academics - Do supplements enhance or burden?
Replies: 11
Views: 7418

Re: Thinking of coming back to MFW

Adding anything to ADV (besides math and LA, of course) isn't necessary. But for fun or gifts ideas you could add a map of the U.S. puzzle (our floor puzzle gets more use than the smaller one), binoculars, a bird identification book or tickets to see "The Nutcracker Ballet". And if either of your gi...
by RBS in OH
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Older child who still needs work on reading
Replies: 46
Views: 14926

Re: reading

Michelle, Another thing that has been good for us is having a motivator such as the Book-It Reading Program, free through Pizza Hut. During our first year of schooling my husband and I would sit with the kids for 15-20 minutes 6 days/week. The kids chose library books to read to us during that time....
by RBS in OH
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Classical Education and MFW (Author response)
Replies: 33
Views: 20876

Re: Learning with memory cards

..just saw this thread this a.m., and have a few thoughts to add. Their catalogs are so different! I was quite enamored with VP as it "boasts" the best products and I went with it our first year for K. I just thought that its prescribed plan would provide such a strong education for my dc. Besides t...
by RBS in OH
Mon May 11, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Field Trip Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 69
Views: 36661

Re: Travel Advice

KY - Mammoth Caves, Louisville Little Slugger Museum & Factory (both very memorable, especially the museum for baseball-lovers) ...and since you may consider the Great Lakes (Lake Erie?)... OH - Put-in-Bay (on South Bass Island) - has 2 caves you can tour (never been, hope to) - Kelley's Island (It'...
by RBS in OH
Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Study materials
Replies: 19
Views: 7948

Science - Nature study materials

I'm hoping someone can recommend to me some resources for nature study. I'm looking for books that identify various trees, flowers, insects, etc. I want resources that are easy to use and light weight enough to carry along on nature walks. Thanks! Are you interested in birds? We've enjoyed a book c...
by RBS in OH
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 30-31
Replies: 6
Views: 6328

Re: Resurrection Cookies -oven instructions?

We have made these every Easter for the past few years. This is the first year to use the ADV variation. I noticed my original recipe (which I have used with success) calls for a 300 degree oven and then you place the cookies in the oven and then turn it OFF. The ADV recipe says to cook at 200 for ...
by RBS in OH
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - So glad we did K with an early reader!
Replies: 42
Views: 19782

Re: Placement Questions For 1st Grade

I am considering ordering the First Grade package for my 5 year old daughter. Every aspect of the program looks very appropriate given her abilities and interests. The only part that I am somewhat concerned about is the bible portion. I wonder if it is just too much above her comprehension level. I...
by RBS in OH
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Siblings - Giving each child their own Math/LA -- even twins
Replies: 36
Views: 13293

Re: Spring fever? Need maturity? Other? Penny for your thoughts.

Just wanted to say that the last 6 months have been a learning process, as my exposure to MFW and Charlotte Mason methods have been instrumental in convincing me that children don't need to be rushed into a bunch of heavy acedemics as soon as they enter K or 1st gr. I've leaned so much toward "class...
by RBS in OH
Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 24-25
Replies: 20
Views: 9393

Re: HELP! Ideas for forming glue into "jewels" for crown

Your kids' desire to honor Jesus with the best and your persistance kinda reminds me of this verse:

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." Col. 3:23 (NIV)

Praise the Lord for hearts that want to please him! :-)
by RBS in OH
Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Schedule - How much time each day and #days/week
Replies: 34
Views: 16370

Re: How much time each day is 2nd grade Adventures curriculum?

Hi. We definitely are on the longer side here--about 4 hours. Probably a few reasons for that--I tend to want to do everything "by the letter", so it gets done the way I understand it's "supposed to", but can take more time; we're doing the deluxe pkg., and art can take us a long time--especially if...
by RBS in OH
Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 24-25
Replies: 20
Views: 9393

Re: HELP! Ideas for forming glue into "jewels" for crown

Hi...we just did this last week. Ours were very flat too, but the kids "painted" them with markers and they were beautiful. It was a bit messy (marker ink all over their fingers), and they did have to pry the jewels off, but they managed. A couple did tear and they felt bad, but we'd made so many bl...
by RBS in OH
Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - What if your "walking encyclopedia" wants more?
Replies: 34
Views: 15897

he is a scientist

My 7yo ds and I will be starting Adventures soon as we are just finishing up 1st, yay!! Anyway, he is a scientist...I mean it...he is a paleontologist who is going to work for the Institute for Creation Research. My question is this... Have any of you used the Apologia Elementary zoology books and ...