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by meagabby
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Can I continue MFW 1 into the next year?
Replies: 15
Views: 4558

Re: So far behind in MFW 1st. What to do?

Chrystal, ((Hugs)) We've homeschooled in TX and it is wonderful that you do not have to worry about reporting anything. That is a blessing when you are behind and also at a time of grade change for public schools. I want to remind you that as you read to each other and you practice handwriting and a...
by meagabby
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 25497

Re: Making the First Day Special

I love the first day of school! We always go out for donuts, eat them in the donut shop and take a picture. We also take first day of school pictures and fill out a form of likes and faves and over the whole form in a bright colored marker (that won't interfere with the printing ink) or colored penc...
by meagabby
Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Ideas: Play-doh recipe, salt tray, old crayons
Replies: 9
Views: 5573

Re: Old crayons

I love the idea in one of those links to melt them down in foil lined muffin cups in the oven to make chunky crayons. Most church pre-schools would love to get a donation of fun chunky crayons. We tried to make a crayon candle a couple of years ago and it was not a good experience. Someone more cra...
by meagabby
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 21070

Re: Should I hole-punch the Student Sheets?

4n4, I also have our work bound at the local office supply store. I do not think it is necessary, but I started doing this a few years ago instead of buying new binders. I noticed that I can have them bound (using same coil like the TM) cheaper than I could buy new binders. Making last years work fo...
by meagabby
Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: General Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 71
Views: 60270

Re: Animated Hero Classics for ADV

We were able to buy the Nest set at our first homeschool convention. It was even our Adventures year! That was only in 2007, though. The rep was so informative. I liked knowing that accurate information is put onto the video and not fluff tacked on. Our children have watched them many times and I th...
by meagabby
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - Assigning more work to do independently
Replies: 82
Views: 26483

Re: LA and Math not independent enough

- copy Bible verse - book basket time - independent reading 30 minutes - math workbook, as you said, and sometimes math facts practice - some parts of writing, spelling, notebooking, etc. - Rosetta Stone Hey Julie ! :) (they should have little waving smilies here) Thanks for the bullet points. I si...
by meagabby
Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Independence - Assigning more work to do independently
Replies: 82
Views: 26483

Re: LA and Math not independent enough

I have wondered what independent work looks like when you have multiple children. Not long ago I read that the reading assignments be read to the children. I had been having one dd read a few books by herself after I had read the day's assignments that I thought was beyond her reading ability. As I ...
by meagabby
Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for daily routines, mornings
Replies: 68
Views: 28157

Re: Just curious about some things...

Do you have your children recite The Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not (if you don't mind sharing)? No, they learned in AWANA Do you school morning or afternoon.....or both? most recently we schooled in the afternoon when the little ones were napping... It will be interesting to start in the mor...
by meagabby
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Updates -Student Sheets, 2nd editions etc (office responses)
Replies: 28
Views: 23863

Re: Student Sheets Question

This will be new for us long timers, but might be a great selling point for new users. Deep down I am like Julie and LA, wanting it all together and 'complete' all the time. My reality is that as my littles grow up, one at a time adding into our school day with actual school work, those pre printed ...
by meagabby
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 7-8 Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 39155

Re: need quick answer

I didn't think of that... we buy both "white glue" and "school glue" when they are on sale. Not sure which we had on hand for our pyramids.
by meagabby
Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 7-8 Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 39155

Glue for sugar cube igloos

I am going to do the sugar cube igloos for Canada. How did you get your sugar cubes to hold together? Does regular glue work? Sandi, We used regular white glue for our sugar cube pyramids. They took the whole afternoon to dry though. Maybe that will work for igloos. Regular white glue made our suga...
by meagabby
Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Bible - How much is covered by MFW?
Replies: 39
Views: 15086

Re: Is Awanas necessary with MFW?

We like AWANA for the social outlet around biblical principles. When we first started AWANA and did MFW at the same time, I opted to memorize only the AWANA verses. I think that was K with my middle dd. The next year I decided to think of it as extra and focus on MFW. I like that way better. As my o...
by meagabby
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Older child who still needs work on reading
Replies: 46
Views: 14932

Re: Our 2nd grader is struggling with reading

I just wanted to add a comment here. We've been tryng to find the right path for our dd who is in 5th grade and still struggles. We used a different program for K as well as Hooked on Phonics level 1. She quickly learned to read the cvc words and sight words. She completed the tasks presented to her...
by meagabby
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Schedule - Is a 4-day school week possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 14699

schooling four days a week

I am considering doing this next year. How many months do you school. Do you school during the summer and do you get any other weeks off during the year? Hi Sandi, We have a 4 day school week. I do not have to report days or subjects to my current state so we simply have school until we finish the ...
by meagabby
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ADVentures - NOT needed alongside older programs! (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 42
Views: 17283

Re: Why is Adv. only for the oldest?

ADV was my favorite year so far. Now that the confusion has been cleared up I don't need to comment on the details of the program or that it is not light, in fact it was much different than MFW 1st grade for my dd in terms of daily commitment. I had a 2nd grader and K that year and they loved the ac...
by meagabby
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How to fill state requirements
Replies: 49
Views: 19053

Re: Finishing early? What do YOU do?

I love field trips. They give me a break and we get out of the house to do something other than grocery shop or have lunch and Mickey D's. :) My family is usually in the 'behind' group because of moving so much. But by having taken the time to do some field trips that are educational but not always ...
by meagabby
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 112798

Cookies around the World

My family enjoys making a variety of cookies for the Christmas season. We try new recipes as well as making old favorites. While searching the website for the cable channel the Food Network for new cookie recipes , I noticed some of the recipes on the four pages included origin. I noticed Greece, Fi...
by meagabby
Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - For homeschool teaching worries
Replies: 67
Views: 22309

Re: A word of encouragment

Well said!
Thank you for sharing. I'm sure many homeschoolers are reminded this Thanksgiving weekend of all that we are truely thankful for and the blessings that our children are to us.
by meagabby
Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Grading - Any advice on how to give grades while using MFW?
Replies: 19
Views: 7847

How to grade

I am using Adventures with my 2nd grader and K. I now live in a state where I have to turn in grades. I don't know how to grade History or Science since it is a reading and hands on approach. I have to have some sort of paper trail. Any suggestions would be great. We, too, moved to a state where we...
by meagabby
Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 45474

Re: Xylem Trick?

BHelf wrote:Is there a trick to getting the xylem out of the celery? Everytime I try it just breaks off instead of pulling out. Any help is greatly appreciated!! :)
Brooke
It took us 2 or three, but I remember having to be very gentle and going slow.
Very interesting results, so I hope it works for you.
by meagabby
Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Window on the World
Replies: 4
Views: 3619

Re: Book Reviews - Window on the World

Hi Fenni, I hope you have a great year with ECC. :) We used ECC 2 years ago and enjoyed much of it. I wanted to respond to your comment about using Window On the World. I felt the same way as you in thinking that I was exposing my dc to something they'd never heard of. At first I thought I'd gloss o...
by meagabby
Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 25497

RtR - Our first day... thought I'd share the excitement

Today was our first day, if you can call it that. :) I have 2 school age, a preschooler, and a toddler. We took our traditional first day of school picture, went out for donuts and came back home to let the kids have 'box day'. (I, of course, loved MY box day when it arrived. ;) ) We are entering Rt...
by meagabby
Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 21070

Re: ECC Student Sheets Question

I love this idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I may just need to do that. How much does that typically cost to have them spiral bound? I've used Staples and the pricing is based on the coil sizes. I've paid less than $5 for each spiral. Love the idea of spiral binding everything at the end of the year! Dena, do y...
by meagabby
Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 21070

Student Sheets - Organizing & storage

Hi there! We are beginning ECC and this is our first MFW year. Everything looks so great and the message board has been a tremendous help. I have a very silly question about the ECC Student Sheets. I have 2 sets since I am homeschooling 2 children. How do I store them? From what I understand, they ...
by meagabby
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - K Slowly or Pre-K? (author reply)
Replies: 23
Views: 12176

Re: Did I make a mistake?

I agree with SandKsmama, I started a 4yo daughter in K and found out she was not ready. She could read very well and that was the reason I thought she should be "in school." :~ Unfortunately she didn't have the patience for all of the program at that time. She became frustrated alot. Moving into 1st...