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by Ariasarias
Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Readiness - Sorting disobedience from other issues
Replies: 21
Views: 5634

I'm having to agree with MJP at this moment, but it could be because of my own experiences. This is my 2nd time going through K with a 5 yo. When my oldest was 5, she acted much the same way and now my 2nd dd is doing the same. In my case, because I know the hearts of my children, I could see that p...
by Ariasarias
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Any creative ideas??
Replies: 36
Views: 19031

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:22 am

Just to let you know that stick figures are okay for 1st. We did do the drawing lessons and they helped my children immensely, but sometimes my dd just settled for stick figures in her notebook ;) and other times she did try harder to draw more realistically :).
by Ariasarias
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Poetry memorization (and other memory work)
Replies: 28
Views: 12035

Wynken, Blyken and Nod -- PLL

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:55 pm Just wanted to pass along a little find. My dd is just now supposed to be learning this poem for PLL. She was not the least bit excited -- said it was too long :). Anyway I was able to find on youtube the old disney short of the lullaby and also some group singing i...
by Ariasarias
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Drawing with Children - Ideas and experiences
Replies: 24
Views: 9316

Drawing With Children?

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:49 am We did go ahead and use it and I am glad we did. It gave my oldest, perfectionist dd the confidence to try to draw. Before this book, she would cry at the thought of having to draw something with the thought that she might not do it "right." As a family, we learned...
by Ariasarias
Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 3-year olds - Lots of activity ideas & experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 12366

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:59 pm I just wanted to share a website that has free PK lesson plans and lots of activities to use with little ones. The author actually wrote it for her oldest child. It is http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/index.html. It is a Christian curriculum. She uses lots of books l...
by Ariasarias
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Supplies - Art - What type of colored pencils? Markers?
Replies: 30
Views: 11837

Sharpies and markers

In the archives someone mentioned using Sharpies with their older children. That seems like it would be a semi-economical way to go (they're not cheap, but I've seen more expensive "art" markers out there). Anyone else tried this? My youngest might actually do some damage since they are permanent.....
by Ariasarias
Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Teaching (& modeling) time mgmt (whiteboard pic)
Replies: 59
Views: 25184

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:37 pm We have had trouble with taking too long also. This January we started using the timer and it has helped. My dd hated it at first; she saw it as punishment -- not sure why, but it has really helped me even know when to call it quits. I also have used the schedule th...
by Ariasarias
Thu May 29, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Blend Ladder extra ideas
Replies: 20
Views: 11887

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:03 am Just wanted to add and reiterate what I've heard here a lot -- each kid learns at his own rate. With reading it seems to "click" at some point; until then we just need to keep walking alongside of them until it does. With some it happens at 4 and others it doesn't ...
by Ariasarias
Sun May 25, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for daily routines, mornings
Replies: 68
Views: 26682

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:17 pm We do take a break during the day. My ideal is to get it all done by lunch, but that is not reality at our house. We are only in ADV and I really only have one that has to do the 3R's. We try to get the 3R's done before lunch and I have my 4yo dd do a little workboo...
by Ariasarias
Thu May 22, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?
Replies: 44
Views: 11611

Student sheets -- Useful for younger siblings?

My question is about including my 5 year old ds in adventures. I'm wondering if I should get him his own set of state cards and state flag stickers. Can anyone tell me what these are used for and any opinions on a kindergartener using them? Thanks! Jennifer F Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:33 pm My 4 y...
by Ariasarias
Tue May 06, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 32-33
Replies: 7
Views: 6265

Picture Book for Montana

We just read a great book about a very loyal sheepdog in Montana. He is actually very famous. The book is called Shep: Our Most Loyal Dog by Snee B. Collard III. We highly recommend it.
by Ariasarias
Thu May 01, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Kindergarten Readiness - Private preK vs homeschool
Replies: 17
Views: 9099

When my oldest dd was pk age, it seemed like everyone around me told me to send her to school. I was very uneasy about it because I had worked in PK before and had decided that I wanted all of that precious time with her. I don't think pre-school is an evil place; I just didn't want to give up my ti...
by Ariasarias
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #12 - Goat
Replies: 20
Views: 18703

Does anyone have a quick link for some black and white line drawings of animals to make the popsicle stick puppets? A picture page for this could be used for matching game THEN cutting practice for the puppets. Thanks, mom2h Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:04 am I used www.first-school.ws for black and...
by Ariasarias
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Character - Adapting for wiggly kids?
Replies: 46
Views: 20298

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:34 pm K.Lynn, I'll be praying for you. I don't have boys, but I do have days that the school down the street looks very appealing. As far as coop, we attend our weekly playgroup that meets at the park on Fridays for a couple of hours. That's such a wonderful play time, mu...
by Ariasarias
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 1st or K - Help for child who is reading (author reply)
Replies: 33
Views: 16462

Re: Reading at 2nd grade level

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:32 pm I just have to agree -- please, slow her down. Your dd will be okay. I was in your shoes 2 years ago. God has so changed my idea of education. The 3 R's are great, but there is so much more to educating our children. I too have a very early reading, eager-to-learn d...
by Ariasarias
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Language Arts - Are the MFW recommendations the way to go?
Replies: 34
Views: 15333

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:34 pm I so appreciate your replies. I think every once in a while I question if we are doing enough. I needed to hear that linking the literature to LA dampened the love of learning. I can so see that happening with my dd. She loves to read -- when she wants to, not when...
by Ariasarias
Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - Sibling in 1st
Replies: 22
Views: 6968

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:13 pm We are about to complete MFW 1st with my 6 year old dd. I also have a dd who just turned 4 tagging along. I agree, I would go the cheaper route and just make it for her. My younger dd would sometimes draw her own picture for the Bible story and then I would just lab...
by Ariasarias
Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: General Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 71
Views: 57736

Another great book series my dd has enjoyed is the "...If you" series by Scholastic. I can't remember all of the titles we have read, but the ones in our book basket right now are "...If You Were a PIONEER on the Prairie" and "...If You Lived When There was Slavery in America."
by Ariasarias
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Ideas for child guessing rather than decoding
Replies: 15
Views: 7266

With my dd and even some kids I have tutored, I remind them that it is okay if they do not know a word and they are allowed to ask for help. I have found that they are guessing because it looks too hard. I remind them that we all need help and how important it is to know when and how to ask for it. ...
by Ariasarias
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help when child grumbles, not focused,
Replies: 58
Views: 19692

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:36 pm I would also suggest breaking up his work -- maybe do a little in the morning while the oldest plays with your little, then let him go play. Then try to do the rest when the baby is sleeping. I have a 7yo, a 4yo and a 2 yo. We have finally broken up our day, getting...
by Ariasarias
Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: General Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 71
Views: 57736

Graphic Library

My dc have really enjoyed the book series called the "Graphic Library." This past week she read about the California Gold Rush and Levi Strauss. They have many on the events we have studied this year (like Valley Forge, the Alamo, etc.) and inventors.
by Ariasarias
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 1-3
Replies: 71
Views: 40266

Vikings

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:09 pm After reading about the vikings today, my kids remembered Lyle the Kindly Viking (a Veggie Tales movie). It made so much more sense to them as they watched it today. We had also been reading in one of the book basket books that for the Christian vikings it was reall...
by Ariasarias
Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Introduction - Creation
Replies: 75
Views: 69235

Creation pages for a non-writer

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:59 pm I am in the middle of doing creation pages with my 3 year old. I used suggestions from Hubbard's Cupboard (http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/index.html). Go to pre-kindergarten and click on the 3's curriculum. The ideas are on the first two weeks. I'll try to summariz...
by Ariasarias
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 8 & 9
Replies: 27
Views: 20143

Lentil soup recipi

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:45 am have my own version and my family eats lentiils just fine. Saute carrots(1-2 chopped), onion(1 sm or med) and celery(2-3 stalks) in olive oil. (Honestly, I don't know how much I use) Add four cups of chicken stock, 1 cup of lentils, 1 cup of brown rice (if you use w...
by Ariasarias
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Topics - Do you limit books to the topics of the day?
Replies: 6
Views: 3416

Honestly, it varies in my house. There have been times where I throw them all in at the beginning of the week and then there have been times when I hold onto some and bring them out later in the week. I hold onto some that I want to read to them and then I put them in. I also may hold onto some that...