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by Ariasarias
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 20-21
Replies: 9
Views: 8154

Westward Journey Nickel Series

I didn't know this, but just found it today in looking for info about the Louisiana Purchase and Thomas Jefferson. The new nickels from 2004-2006 commemorating the Louisiana Purchase and the westward journey of Lewis and Clark. You can find more info at http://www.usmint.gov/kids/coinNews/wjNickelSe...
by Ariasarias
Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 16-17
Replies: 20
Views: 11006

I just used paper and let the girls choose their own color. One decorated hers. I imagine the cookies would be fun to decorate if you have time and energy.
by Ariasarias
Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 16-17
Replies: 20
Views: 11006

"Gingerbread People"

I reluctantly made the ginderbread people -- one for each child and one for God with each child. My children have really enjoyed seeing "themselves" on the table with God. My 2yo dd points out who is who and that Jesus is with them always.
by Ariasarias
Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 8-9
Replies: 15
Views: 10999

Thank you

Thank you so much for your ideas. I like the Crepe Myrtle idea. I think I might try that. We just planted one in our back yard in the Spring.
Thank you.
Nicole :)
by Ariasarias
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Charlotte Mason - How do you keep her style in MFW?
Replies: 34
Views: 25075

Also, all of the reall books we get from the library -- no twaddle there!! Oh, how my dd eats up the learning when she thinks she just reading because she likes to read.
by Ariasarias
Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Weeks 1-3
Replies: 71
Views: 40157

Week 3 Toys

I found "Toobs" from Safari Ltd. of English Settlers and Powhatan Indians at Michaels. My children have enjoyed acting out all they have learned -- even my 2 year old.
by Ariasarias
Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Placement - Using MFW1 with a reading child
Replies: 37
Views: 13018

Re: Skip forward to phonics?

I was in your situation last year too. I would say keep with it. It will get harder. As far as the phonics, we just changed it to "Intro to Spelling." It was good review for my dd. Like Crystal said, I would try to add other subjects like foreign language or maybe an instrument or learn to sew and b...
by Ariasarias
Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 8 & 9 (with Rain, Thunder & Lightning)
Replies: 10
Views: 4762

Weeks 8 & 9 (with Rain, Thunder & Lightning)

Good book for 1st Science We read a good book that I found at the library for "thunder and lightning." It's called The Big Storm by Bruce Hiscock. It very vividly describes a big storm system that swept the US in the spring of 1982. It is good for showing how your weather is impacted by weather sys...
by Ariasarias
Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Writing - Encouraging writing in Adventures
Replies: 3
Views: 3321

Writing - Encouraging writing in Adventures

Here's the latest mystery in our homeschool experience (the first was how does ds learn to read?): learning to put thoughts down on paper. Looking through Adventures, I notice that there's not a whole lot of writing (copywork yes- in the LA). Ds does not on his own write down a lot of stuff. Should...
by Ariasarias
Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - You can just buy the books and stay with MFW!
Replies: 37
Views: 17938

I've come to realize that I could never afford to keep my children in books. We go through too many now and the oldest isn't 5 yet. We need to use the library! Thanks MFW! My oldest dd is finishing 1st next week, and this is so true for us. Our house does not have enough space to keep up with her r...
by Ariasarias
Thu May 31, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Academics - Ideas for those who want more
Replies: 15
Views: 9378

705emily, I was very much in the same situation with my dd. She too was reading very early. I was wondering if I should skip 1st, but I am so glad we did it. It has not been hard for her, but has helped her lay a good foundation and has given her much confidence. It also gave her more time to think ...
by Ariasarias
Wed May 23, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Teaching - Math/LA & when do you consider switching?
Replies: 14
Views: 7390

Kelleybell,
thank you for this thread. It has been very helpful to me as I ponder what to do for next year.
nicole
by Ariasarias
Tue May 22, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Help with writing
Replies: 41
Views: 13862

Connie, I found it took us a little longer for my dd to be able to do the summaries. I remember I warned her a week or two in advance that she would be expected to do it on her own. I think this helped her prepare mentally maybe. There have been days that she can walk away and write a summary that t...
by Ariasarias
Sat May 19, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Teaching - How to avoid ''Over-educating our first child''
Replies: 18
Views: 12315

Dawne,
I really think that you already have such great insight into your dd and are taking a great relaxed approach with her. Keep it up!!!
Nicole :)
by Ariasarias
Sat May 19, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Teaching - How to avoid ''Over-educating our first child''
Replies: 18
Views: 12315

Crystal, I really liked what you said Perhaps God has gifted your daughter with early reading skills for reasons other than advanced “gifted” academics. Remember to pray and seek His will for how that gift is to be used. It’s possible that it will take a few years for it to become known. Or it may b...
by Ariasarias
Fri May 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Teaching - How to avoid ''Over-educating our first child''
Replies: 18
Views: 12315

Dawne, You asked, "Does anyone have any comments/concerns/tips to avoid "over-educating our first child" syndrome while still meeting our child's interests and developing skills? " I too had a very early reader. I hope I have learned from my mistakes of trying to push her further. What was funny was...
by Ariasarias
Tue May 08, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - Ready academically but waiting to start K
Replies: 16
Views: 6937

4-year-olds - Ready academically but waiting to start K

You have my permission to wait :). I think you and your ds will appreciate the program even more if you do. My dd was actually reading at 4, but we waited and I am glad we did. She could have done the work at 4, but she was able to mature that year instead and I think she gained more from the K prog...
by Ariasarias
Tue May 08, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Teaching diligence amongst distractions
Replies: 6
Views: 5687

Thank you!!

Lori, Donna and Molly, Thank you for your quick replies and your encouragement. Some of you suggested I do school during nap time. Maybe I should try. I am struggling with giving that time up because I guess I feel like I need the break by then. But I also feel I am finally trying to accept the fact...
by Ariasarias
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Math - Is it enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 15858

Charlene, We did K last year. I actually used another math instead, thinking that what was offered was too simple. But looking back, I think what MFW offers is very good for K. It's very hands on, which is what a 5 year old needs. I could actually see my next daughter doing math the way the TM sugge...
by Ariasarias
Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Help with drawing skills
Replies: 7
Views: 7415

I just have one more idea that has worked for my perfectionist dd. Sometimes when she is really stuck I help her draw what she wants to draw. I had trouble with this because I wanted it to be all of her work, but it seems to have helped her over the hump some days. Some days I even drew most of it, ...
by Ariasarias
Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: First Grade: Learning God's Story -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 38
Views: 51697

First with a very good reader

I just wanted to give a suggestion to those wondering to use this for their very good reader. My dd was reading very well at the beginning of this year (actually before K). This year has been more a review of phonics to prepare her to spell. It's been very laid back in some ways but she has been abl...
by Ariasarias
Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for dawdlers who take too long
Replies: 17
Views: 7202

Rachel,
Thank you for encouraging me in this way.
Nicole
by Ariasarias
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Ideas for dawdlers who take too long
Replies: 17
Views: 7202

I feel like I'm there with you. I have a 6dd doing first and she is a daydreamer. I also have two younger ones at home, so she is easily distracted. Sometimes we get through school so quickly and then there are many other days that seem to take all day to complete the work. I would love to hear what...
by Ariasarias
Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 3-year-olds - Feeling left out of K and olders, scheduling both
Replies: 31
Views: 9504

3-year-olds - Sibling in 1st

I have a 3 year old that has participated with first a little this year. She listens to Bible stories at times. I have used Hubbards Cupboard dot org as a resource from their 3's curriculum for some ideas to go along with the Bible stories.
by Ariasarias
Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds - Getting school done, Encouragement
Replies: 10
Views: 7841

I don't have a lot of insight; I have a 17 mo. old that is driving us batty too. I have one in 1st and a 3 yr old that sometimes "does school" (aka a worksheet that mommy makes her finish or coloring at the table with us). What has worked for us this week: * I do a little bit of school while everyon...