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by tkbbrl6
Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Supplies - Art - What type of colored pencils? Markers?
Replies: 30
Views: 12474

We love PrismaColor products. They are more expensive - but they sharpen nicely - don't break as often like I found was happening with our others- and the color is really nice. I kept purchasing crayola, rose art, etc., then finally I broke down and purchased PrismaColor when AC Moore had a 50% off ...
by tkbbrl6
Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Ideas: For busy/wiggly/kinesthetic boys (and girls)
Replies: 17
Views: 10879

Lori - First - and please don't take this the wrong way - but he's 5 AND a boy. Enough said. Okay - not really - You've gotten some great suggestions. Some thoughts and questions. You say he always wants to do crafts but when you give him one he's not interested. * What does he think of when he hear...
by tkbbrl6
Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Preparation - Getting ready for RTR
Replies: 12
Views: 7174

I just rec'd my stuff - like Julie said the basic same things from the previous years. I like Julie's idea for cardstock for the body. Don't forget index cards for the vocabulary and a box if you won't add to last years. If I remember correctly non-hardening clay is used at least the first week and ...
by tkbbrl6
Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Support for using the message board
Topic: Abbreviations - Computer lingo....
Replies: 10
Views: 9714

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:05 am

DC= darling or dear child/children
DM or DF=darling/dear mom or father
DMIL/DFIL= mother in law/father in law
SIL= sister in law
BIL= brother in law

It took me awhile to figure it out when I started using the various forums.
by tkbbrl6
Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: 8th Grader - When to start high school?
Replies: 55
Views: 30507

Maybe not an answer - but here's our story. Our oldest went through ps - when he turned 5 we lived in a state that only allowed entry into K-5 if the dc was 5 by July 1 - he has a mid Aug b-day so when he turned 5 even though I knew academically, except for fine motor skills, he would be ready for K...
by tkbbrl6
Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible Devotions / Quiet time: Ideas
Replies: 34
Views: 14430

**craft boxes with some easy "how to" books or let them create their own (our rule is that if you're old enough to use it you're old enough to clean up!) **books on tape - either they listen to the tape while coloring, building with legos, playing barbies, etc. or they follow along in the book if it...
by tkbbrl6
Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: * Discover-Investigate-Declare - Five year cycle questions
Replies: 69
Views: 30296

What do you do for 8th grade?

I am a little confused, if I start my 3rd grader in ECC and follow the 5 year history cycle, what do you do for 8th grade? The high school program starts in 9th grade. Am I missing something? Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:21 pm I'm doing ECC with an 8 yo and 10 yo this year - and there are a number o...
by tkbbrl6
Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - How much time to set aside? (silently, aloud, etc)
Replies: 9
Views: 5792

We were new to MFW this year and in the beginning when I'd say "okay, it's book basket time - go select a book and look through it for 15 minutes." I'd get - esp from my 10 yo dd - the look of, "oh, no." We came from a literature program and she really dreaded most of the books. It didn't take long ...
by tkbbrl6
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Age-appropriate challenge, academically gifted
Replies: 12
Views: 9615

Re: what about kids who need a challenge and adventures?

Rachel: I don't know about the younger levels of MFW - but ECC has been perfect. I have three kids that test in the gifted range and have used various curriculum over the years and MFW has been the one that fits all of them perfectly. It is easy to pull in and add to for their various interests with...
by tkbbrl6
Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Testing - Is it helpful? Prep? Hints?
Replies: 50
Views: 17901

I live in a state where it is req'd beg in 3rd grade based upon our accountability group. If you are interested in testing have you considered administering it on your own - especially for a first grader? Or if you don't want to use a full test what about something like BJU's grade level determiner ...
by tkbbrl6
Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW
Replies: 120
Views: 39577

Record Keeping / Planners - Ideas to use with MFW

Digital record-keeping with MFW K? Can the person re-post about how to set up Homeschool Tracker with MFW K?! We have to keep records for our state and she had a great plan for setting it up in HST. The basic is a free download and has plenty of options for most. After using the basic for 2 years t...
by tkbbrl6
Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining - Pre-K-ers & Preschoolers learn along with us!
Replies: 9
Views: 9186

Combining - Pre-K-ers & Preschoolers learn along with us!

Think you need to school your pre-schooler or toddler? You may be without doing a thing! We are doing ECC and to go with it we use the Geography Songs bec my kids really learn with music. Anyway my 3 yo was singing in the bathtub last night - what song? - Central America! He can name all the countri...
by tkbbrl6
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - Not an auditory learner, help!
Replies: 8
Views: 7331

Bobbi; My 10 yo dd is the same way - she is a very strong visual learner - loves workbook/worksheets. So when I switched several years ago to SL and SOTW from Abeka it was great for my 8 yo ds who is an auditory learner but a nightmare for my 10 yo. I adjusted - once I figured out why my wonderfully...
by tkbbrl6
Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 113073

Exchange rates

Do a google search for money from various countries the first thing on the list is a calculator for figuring the exchange (for example I just did one for Norwegian money and it lists 1 Norwegian krone = 0.154435384 U.S. dollars). I'm letting my dd use this info to figure out various amounts of US do...
by tkbbrl6
Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Art - Global Art vs. continuing I Can Do All Things from ADV
Replies: 7
Views: 6599

My kids love the Global Art book. I use it a little differently though. I let them select one-two projects that go with the area we are studying rather than my picking for them. In this way they can take ownership - there are times when I say "okay, we are going to do ______" and that's an extra to ...
by tkbbrl6
Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 23615

* Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!

We just finished week 11 of ECC. This is our first year with MFW and we are loving it. I mean, where else but with ECC could you have your dc beg not to leave studying South America and Rainforest - they want me to come up with one more week of work. This was the discussion in our classroom today wh...
by tkbbrl6
Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:58 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Special Needs - Success with MFW & Dyslexia, ADHD, More
Replies: 33
Views: 13338

Brooke: Thank you for sharing. I too have dc with Learning Disabilities - two of them are Dyslexic. Our regular pediatrician and my parents were encouraging us to put our one ds that is the most severely LD and into private or public school bec school was such a battle and frustration - I just didn'...
by tkbbrl6
Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Kindergarten Readiness - Fine motor skills; Play
Replies: 15
Views: 8037

First - relax - I know it's hard and especially if you've had a previous dc who things came earlier for - but keep in mind too - he's a boy. And for boys sometimes those fine motor skills don't come as early. Some other fun ideas: fingerpainting - we even use "body paint" and my kiddos have fingerpa...
by tkbbrl6
Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Bible - Making the most of this time
Replies: 51
Views: 17486

My kids like puzzles and fill in the blank things - so I type each memory very out on the computer in large print and I try to add a clip art picture or let them select a pic to add to it. Then we read/say the verse together twice on Mon morning before they put it in their notebooks - each day we sa...
by tkbbrl6
Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Mature/inappropriate subject matter in MFW?
Replies: 15
Views: 8790

Thanks- that's the info that I was looking for. I knew that those topics were in the Bible - but that's info I was aware of and I do Bible with my dc so I can always decide to change something ahead of time if it's a subject I'm not ready for my dc to discuss. I don't mind substituting words/phrases...
by tkbbrl6
Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Basket - Describe these recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 8487

Winni; My kids are loving the books that either MFW ECC has rec'd for the countries we are studying or ones that I've selected from the library - they like that they aren't scheduled and that they can just pick one as they so desire. I'm also thinking for my 10 yo about adding other books as we get ...
by tkbbrl6
Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - What do you love?
Replies: 38
Views: 15579

Winni; I wish that I could say that "yes, MFW is just the thing for you and your family." But, each family - dc - mom - are all different - that's why there isn't just one size fits all curriculum out there. I can tell you this - we used another program and we liked all the books that we read, but s...
by tkbbrl6
Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Ideas for child upset seeing lots of words
Replies: 11
Views: 8144

Tammy; I need to preface my post with I haven't used MFW first to teach reading - I didn't know about it with my two middles that I hs but will be using it in the future when youngest is ready. But some ideas that we did - in particular with our middle ds who sounds a little like your ds. Too many w...
by tkbbrl6
Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Letter name confusion
Replies: 5
Views: 5748

I have to preface this with I did not know about MFW when I did K with my other dc - but plan to use it with the littlest one in the future. Here's my take on it : First - know that there are a lot of kids who have a hard time at 4-6 or even 7 learning both the letter name, letter sound, shape of th...
by tkbbrl6
Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:17 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Feel like I'm not doing enough-how can they be learning?
Replies: 12
Views: 10744

Pam; Like you when I first got into MFW ECC I thought there is no way I can do this with my kids - it's way too light compared to how we've been doing school. My dh was very concerned that it wasn't enough and our hs accountability group told us we needed to add in more Hist/Sci. So our original pla...