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by Fly2Peace
Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Math - Should I also switch to MFW math?
Replies: 8
Views: 8528

wondering if I should switch to MFW's math

I need help in the 1st grade math. Just wondering how this has worked for your children. I have a 7yo dd who is using Math-U-See Alpha right now, but she needs LOTS of review to "get it." I received my MFW 1st grade materials yesterday and am wondering if I should switch to MFW's math? Just wonderi...
by Fly2Peace
Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds alongside ages 4-7
Replies: 20
Views: 15758

Deep breath... Wow! You have been blessed! What a fun bunch of energy... Now, how to direct the energy in a positive way. First, make sure you make use of the "team" you have. So, you spend 15 minutes with the baby. Then, for the next 30 minutes you work with oldest one on one, while 2nd entertains ...
by Fly2Peace
Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Should I go back, repeat, review?
Replies: 43
Views: 14807

Reading - Should I go back, repeat, review?

My second son who is 6 doesn't seem to be getting the phonics down. When l review with him, the basic short and long vowels, and he only remembers half of them. Should I stop progressing in that area and go back and review with him??? Are most kids suppose to be reading all the words on the workboo...
by Fly2Peace
Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Book Basket in RTR
Replies: 9
Views: 7931

Re: Finding videos for RTR

Schlessinger videos while really well done, and good, do reference "millions of years" in multiple movies. Just a heads up. Maybe not the particular ones recommended by MFW, but it is something to be aware of for the others.
by Fly2Peace
Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Baskets - What kind of book "basket"?!
Replies: 25
Views: 13885

Baskets - What kind of book "basket"?!

Odd question re: book basket. Just how large of a basket do all of you use?? A large family organizing question. Thought I would ask the experts. I already have a 19 x 25 inch basket that is about 6-8 inches deep for our library books, and during summer reading time and other times that is overflow...
by Fly2Peace
Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math Topics - Word problems
Replies: 4
Views: 5350

Math Topics - Word problems

I'm posting here since I know that the majority of us use Singapore Math. My 9yo daughter is in the 2A book. She is struggling with the word problems and I'm not sure how to help. She just can't seem to figure them out. I've told her the clue words I look for in a problem, but they don't always wor...
by Fly2Peace
Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - What if your "walking encyclopedia" wants more?
Replies: 34
Views: 16355

I have to agree with all that was said above. We added in some videos (Schlessinger Media) with related topics. We added some kits and books. What we did not do, and I am so glad, is we did not add a whole other science program. That would have been too much. But, to be able to add as we wanted and ...
by Fly2Peace
Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - How do you home school with them in the picture?
Replies: 53
Views: 22690

Babies - How do you homeschool with them in the picture?

We started our school year yesterday and we're doing a combination of K and Adventures. I think I'll be able to find a groove for that, but can someone please give me some ideas on how you handle your infants in the mix of it all? We've homeschooled our 7 yr. old for the past 3 years and our home w...
by Fly2Peace
Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:21 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Missionary Biographies - Handling delicate topics
Replies: 26
Views: 12126

Re: Amy Carmichael

DD 8, has asked about prostitute and virgin from Bible readings and things we have done... So, first being prepared ahead of time will be VERY helpful, because it is not good to get the deer in the headlight look at such times. :) In addition to the wonderful suggestions already offered, I would sug...
by Fly2Peace
Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SSS - Ideas for reinforcing spelling words
Replies: 25
Views: 11075

Should I skip ahead?

I just bought Adventures In My Father's World and this is our first week to use it. My K and 2nd grade boys have loved all the books about Vikings this week and I have enjoyed reading them. Both of the boys love the Art and Nature Walk times. I like being done at noon! The only subject my 2nd grade...
by Fly2Peace
Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Will MFW be flexible enough? Bunnytrails ok?
Replies: 23
Views: 12298

Comparing - Will MFW be flexible enough? Bunnytrails ok?

Hi, my name is Mary and I am a curriculum junkie. I say this somewhat in jest, but truly I have wasted a lot of my husband's hard earned money on curriculum that sits on the shelf and do not want that to happen anymore. I have been praying about what to do this year as I just did not feel that we s...
by Fly2Peace
Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: 2nd grader - Finish MFW-1st math and/or Singapore
Replies: 12
Views: 10730

Singapore's style is a little different. It teaches concepts, or how to think of numbers (units) and such very thoroughly. It gives a couple of methods to do problems visually. It is a very visual program. (At least at this level, we are in 2A now). We love it. I don't know whether we started ahead ...
by Fly2Peace
Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Timelines - Help and ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 22612

Technically you could leave it up and add to it. But, it might get too cluttered to be effective. I think the key is, come up with some way to make it adjustable, so that you can move pieces around if you need to. Ours are up with double sided tape on a wall in our school / living room. Decide what ...
by Fly2Peace
Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Timelines - **Ideas
Replies: 68
Views: 55244

How do I lay out our timeline?

Okay, this may be a really dumb question, but I just copied our timeline and now I'm staring at it, wondering how to lay it out when I cut the pieces out. Does anyone have a picture of their timeline they can show me, or at least explain to me. THANKS. Charity I am guessing there are no two that ar...
by Fly2Peace
Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:48 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Family - Will MFW work with only one child?
Replies: 51
Views: 14424

Kim, In our home, there are several years between our two dd's. They CAN play together, but it takes more effort, especially for the older child. So, when we are having a "tough" day wanting playmates, or such, I have written a list, or maybe kind of a mission statement about WHY we are doing this.....
by Fly2Peace
Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Is it spiral? Mastery? Is there review?
Replies: 12
Views: 7092

I just wanted to share this example of how the concept is taught, and that really is the heart of Singapore in my opinion, is that it teaches the math concepts... We "touched" briefly on multiplication this year. It was kind of a here is what it is, this is how it works... more of a conceptual intro...
by Fly2Peace
Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Siblings - What to do when a younger child passes an older??
Replies: 11
Views: 6257

Also, even if you are using the same program (ECC), vary the assignments... so one might do a book report orally, another a lapbook on the same topic. Not as easy to compare and compete. Keep a balance to the studies though, and don't always play to their strengths. Someone was sharing about how whe...
by Fly2Peace
Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: I Can Do All Things (ICDAT) - Users answer questions
Replies: 25
Views: 12121

Re: Any opinions/ advice to share?

Posted Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:13 pm My now 8yo dd enjoyed it during the initial drawing... I did the assignments also. I thought as we progressed and got to painting she would like it more. That has not been the case. However, I am no longer doing it with her. Just expecting her to do it. I wonder if m...
by Fly2Peace
Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Special Needs - Questions about MFW author's training
Replies: 5
Views: 6850

MFW author's training

Hi, I heard somewhere that this curriculum was developed by a special needs teacher? Is that true? Marie Hazell, the author is a speech and language specialist. She taught in a special language kindergarten. There are several on this board dealing with the special needs areas, so I am sure you will...
by Fly2Peace
Wed May 17, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Parents - Books, Support, Self-Cares
Replies: 30
Views: 9592

Our coop group does a Mom's forum yearly. We all get together and share praises and offer encouragement. We share what worked for us, and what didn't and discuss why, and what we could do differently. We teach each other's children, so sometimes another viewpoint is interesting on our children. I re...
by Fly2Peace
Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Placement - Why MFW starts at 2A? (or does it?!)
Replies: 9
Views: 6687

I will just say that I have a 2nd grader in Adventures, and when she took the placement test, she did not do well... meaning the test intimidated her, and I knew that she knew more than the test indicated. However, I decided that from everything I had read, it would not hurt us to start at the begin...
by Fly2Peace
Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Supplements needed? Extra workbooks, other topic
Replies: 18
Views: 7637

I think Crystal has the right idea, supplement on as needed, not a second curriculum set, and keep it simple. If they are strong in the basics, the other will come, because they will understand math concepts. That is my opinion...
by Fly2Peace
Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - Sibling in 1st
Replies: 22
Views: 8572

Yes, to the previous. I think some reasons this is easy to implement even with multiple levels is; 1) it was designed to do that (the Hazell's obviously had this same challenge) 2) it builds a love for learning, making it fun, and less stressful. Many times we are "doing" school, without really thin...
by Fly2Peace
Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for organizing without one
Replies: 32
Views: 19423

We usually do our school time in our living room. We like our LR, because of the HUGE picture window and LOTS of natural light. I have one of those plastic "file" basket / boxes for each child that contains their books, notebooks, and most supplies. We also tend to just leave our school stuff all ov...
by Fly2Peace
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Worldview - Preparing children to meet other worldviews & mo
Replies: 9
Views: 7341

When I first read your question, my mind went in another direction than the responses so far, so let me share my thoughts... I thought more in line with "how to think like a Christian from a Biblical view" instead of worldly view. Like how to make day to day decisions from a biblical perspective. MF...