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by annaz
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Language Arts - Lesson Plans and Scope
Replies: 18
Views: 11007

Re: I have GAPS....GASP! Spelling/word "stuff"

Hi Crystal. Your friendly neighbor having a freak moment. Panicking (sp?) is a serious job. Okay, so I'll go back and re-read ILL (sigh) and look for that. I need to read it as a whole and stop reading it for the topic of "my" moment. I am assuming that what I'm missing is all the stuff I think Spel...
by annaz
Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Language & Math - Can I use any curriculum? MFW philosophy?
Replies: 33
Views: 13461

Re: LA choices

Well, now Crystal is way, way more experience than me. And I only have one kid. But one thing that I do know is that some kids don't do well with a spiral-ish sort of learning. My dd needs a weeks worth of the same subject or subject connect to get it, then we can move on to something new and do rev...
by annaz
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Placement - Must we start with Geography (ECC)?
Replies: 92
Views: 24836

Re: Should I start with ECC?

ECC is repetive but most things are. But here's what I feel is the difference: In the science book "Living World Encyclopedia" if there is no activity scheduled, the kids get to pick out what interested them in their reading; draw and write 1-3 sentences about it. Book Basket lets kids read more on ...
by annaz
Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - God Speaks Numanggang
Replies: 6
Views: 5357

Re: I read and cried

We LOVED this book! DD read this 4 times in a couple days' time!
by annaz
Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Reviews - Animal Search, Usborne Ency, Children's Atlas
Replies: 3
Views: 3625

Re: UB Living World Encyclopedia

cool. I really like that MFW has gone to this much to help us like this. I'm still praying about some of the other really well done, high interest, science encyclopedia books in MFW that they will be edited and have mfw editions too. I remember in some of the oldest mfw manuals there were some pray...
by annaz
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Language Arts Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 6443

Re: WS - Still recommended if we're not using Language Lessons?

Thanks for the insight. It doesn't look like dd would be overwhelmed by WS. But she gets ticked at having to constantly rewrite and fix her writing in BJU.It's so inexpensive, I'm just going to order it. I actually like the thought of ILL and WS together but I can't really wrap my brain around ILL. ...
by annaz
Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Vocabulary - Card size, Card alternatives...
Replies: 23
Views: 8252

Re: ? ECC Vocabulary cards

I just like mine in a box with ABC dividers. Just helps dd with alphabetization.
by annaz
Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: General Ideas for ECC
Replies: 163
Views: 112747

Holy Moly! ECC and stamps!

This is so wierd, but oh so cool! Our office lady who is a friend had been given a bunch of stamps from a stamp collector. She didn't want them. Our office person didn't want them either. So in walks DH with >> >> >> 2 full paper grocery bags !! of stamps from all over! Could it have come at a bette...
by annaz
Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - ECC Topics & Descriptions
Replies: 9
Views: 5945

Re: ECC science

Save your strength for CTG -- more experiments than any experiment-loving mom has ever hoped for!
:-) LOL! :-)

Thanks for the info ladies.
by annaz
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Science - ECC Topics & Descriptions
Replies: 9
Views: 5945

Re: ECC science

THis was very helpful Julie. I saw the sample, but needed more details. Thanks!

May I ask if it's the same every week. For example day 1 is "a", day 2 is "b", day 3 is "c", etc? Then repeating itself the following week?
by annaz
Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help when child grumbles, not focused,
Replies: 58
Views: 21122

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:34 am Keep lessons short and create a reward basket or something of the like. "If you don't whine for school this week, we'll go to the park on Friday." Or "if you do 3 pages of this without whining or complaing, you can pick from the toy basket." We did this and it work...
by annaz
Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help when child grumbles, not focused,
Replies: 58
Views: 21122

Whining

Does anyone here have a hard time with a child whining or fussing every time you sit down to do school with them? I have this happen everyday with my 8yo dd. I know she can do the work but she just doesn't want to seem to think. And if she has to she fusses and says its too hard. (which it isn't). ...
by annaz
Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - What do you love?
Replies: 38
Views: 15556

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:47 am Having used all 3 (eye roll), my personal opinion is that MFW is most age appropriate. Others have some heavy material for an age that is too young to process. Others have no activities and MFW is more put together; there's not as many snippets of info in a day. It...
by annaz
Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Character - Adapting for wiggly kids?
Replies: 46
Views: 21512

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:41 am I found my dd works best doing more physical-type work. She's not much for workbooks, but would rather do, do, do... projects, jumping, etc. She prefers kids that are very active. No, she's not ADHD, she just has a lot of energy and prefers to use it. Once she gets...
by annaz
Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Classroom - Ideas for set-up, desks, walls, boards, books
Replies: 82
Views: 31132

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:36 am As one who had a homeschool room in our 4th bedroom, I wish, I wish i had a dining room instead! They usually are close to the kitchen for crafts, have a lot of wall space for maps and stuff and are rather central to the house to alleviate the feeling of being locke...
by annaz
Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Lists in MFW Guides - Is it possible to get the booklist?
Replies: 23
Views: 13712

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:15 am Yes, Crystal is right. One of the Hazell's tapes mentions how their older kids pre-read the books on the list so they are appropriate in content and age levels. And if they love the book, but not a specific sentence, they note it, so you can skip it. So this list i...
by annaz
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: MFW - What do you love?
Replies: 38
Views: 15556

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:01 pm Understand that some issues that I didn't like , may be what you would like, so here it goes: The resources in my opinion were not as age appropriate for the general age level listed. They're a bit more advanced. Projects come really straight from books and didn't a...
by annaz
Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: **Considering MFW1 - User testimonies
Replies: 22
Views: 12961

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:13 pm We're almost in the same place you are. We did seasons last week. This week, tomorrow actually, we'll be starting the vowels review. Nice to know someone else is just about at the same point we are! We like it as well and I like how simple the guide is to follow, ev...
by annaz
Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ** Book Basket - Ideas for obtaining books (author reply)
Replies: 44
Views: 21458

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:45 pm I live a bazillion miles from the nearest library which is no good. And the next closest library is no good. So, I order everything from Amazon, but I really do the "Search Inside" and I read the age levels and all the reviews before I buy. If it's iffy, I don't buy...
by annaz
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Anyone struggle w/ rising early?
Replies: 11
Views: 8384

First let me say that I think it's fantastic that you are spending so much time with your dh! Many get put on the back burner, such as my dh because I'm always, always tired. Of course physically everything checks out year after year. I am not a morning person. I never have been. I struggle with thi...
by annaz
Wed May 16, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Enrichment Items & Trusted Resources - Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 15220

Enrichment Items & Trusted Resources - Reviews

Come Look With Me I am so lacking when it comes to Art Appreciation, I have no idea how to teach it to my children. I'm just NOT an art appreciation person--in the classical sense. I like paintings...if they're pretty and something I would like to hang on my wall ... in which case, I can't afford t...
by annaz
Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Literature-rich (MFW) vs literature-based
Replies: 26
Views: 19250

Applying what you learn

Crystal, your analogies on literature rich and literature based are fantastic. If I only had something to apply what I learned to, whether it was living books or a good field trip, I would have gotten so much more out of my schooling. A good field trip meant nothing to me unless I learned first, the...
by annaz
Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Comparing - Literature-rich (MFW) vs literature-based
Replies: 26
Views: 19250

I am doing MFW1st and adding another program. I LOVE both of these programs. In the next few years I will be at a loss on how to proceed, however, one thing that is vital to have for myself as a mom-teacher is scripted lessons that also contain discussion questions. I also like MFW's bible integrati...
by annaz
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Help with drawing skills
Replies: 7
Views: 7820

Bible Notebook - Help with drawing skills

First Grade Bible notebook My son is doing great with the first grade program (we're on day 72) and we are really enjoying it. However, every time we do the Bible notebook, it frustrates him --not because of the writing, but because of the illustrating. He cannot get the pictures to look like what ...
by annaz
Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Compare - Is MFW 1st really as good as K?
Replies: 20
Views: 10522

My thoughts exactly

I mulled and mulled this curriculum over for almost 6 months, because, yes...it did look boring. I mean this was a major thought process for me. I figured I was going to buy it anyway just because the phonics is working and I would continue w/the phonics, but I wouldn't do the rest of it. Let me say...