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by LizCT
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Co-op / Synergy - MFW in a group setting, Science fair,
Replies: 38
Views: 14796

MFW Co-op?

I am looking for some advice/help! We have 40+ families in our area doing MFW this year (with new families calling or emailing me every day wanting info. It's such a blessing!). We are exploring the idea of doing a weekly co-op next Fall and wondered if anyone has done something like that (or who a...
by LizCT
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Combining with older grades - Help
Replies: 22
Views: 11158

I wanted to toss something out there that is tangentially related to dealing with young kids and your homeschool. My then 4 yo dd (now 5) was very difficult in the past year - very challenging. She had not been so difficult when she was younger - in fact she was generally sweet and compliant. Now, I...
by LizCT
Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Hands-on - Will MFW 1st be too much for me?
Replies: 6
Views: 5757

But the salt dough map was so fun!!!!!!!

Just pretend you are Miss Frizzle from the Magic Schoolbus videos/books and say "get messy - have fun"!

I skipped things here & there too, but the kids do love the messy projects, don't they?

Grinning with you - Liz
by LizCT
Tue May 22, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Math - Roadblocks & taking a break
Replies: 20
Views: 8205

Math - Roadblocks & taking a break

This is a suggestion that I am humbly offering up for anyone who is having trouble with their child hitting a "roadblock" with math. When my dd starting having a hard time with a topic in Singapore 1B, I have put that book aside for a while. (I picked up the 1A intensive practice book and the Challe...
by LizCT
Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Bible Notebook - Help with drawing skills
Replies: 7
Views: 7869

I think it is fairly common for kids in this age range to have a level of perfectionism in their artwork. Drawing with Children is really trying to address this issue. I know that my dd's drawing teacher (a school that is a franchise of the woman who wrote DWC) said that they have the kids draw in s...
by LizCT
Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Compare - Is MFW 1st really as good as K?
Replies: 20
Views: 10595

Hey Suzanne, We are nearing the end of MFW 1st grade also. We have really enjoyed it. The material is quite rich, in my opinion, and not boring at all. I can see how you would think it might be from looking at it, but once you are using the TM and other materials it is not boring at all. That, at le...
by LizCT
Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Learning bumps, using games in teacher manual
Replies: 5
Views: 4783

Reading - Learning bumps, using games in teacher manual

This has been our first year using MFW. It has gone well. All of a sudden, ds is slowing down a little. He seems to be having more difficulty and showing more frustration. I have gone back and read some of the teacher's manual to get guidance. One thing I have never had to do so far is give him wor...
by LizCT
Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - Schooling on Nice days, Winter blahs
Replies: 17
Views: 9804

Jennifer: Are you playing the MFW 1st grade reading and/or math games these days? They help bring my two girls back into the same orbit with me on some of those rougher days. Or maybe, I should say, it puts me in their orbit..... Do you have a picnic table outside? Can you do any of your work out th...
by LizCT
Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: 8th Grader - When to start high school?
Replies: 55
Views: 30374

I find this thread very interesting. I thought I was the only one who agonized over these things. My older dd turned 7 in the fall (October). She is in the 2nd grade Sunday School class, and where grade levels are stated, she says 2nd grade - she is in her 3rd year of official schooling, and we call...
by LizCT
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Blend Ladder extra ideas
Replies: 20
Views: 12339

I ordered MFWK last week and am eagerly awaiting my box of goodies. In the mean time we are continuing to use the curriculum we currently have. My question is two fold...from my understanding MFWK utilizes blend ladders? How do you get your dc to read them? My dd is resistant to them even though sh...
by LizCT
Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Children learn to read at different rates/plateaus
Replies: 25
Views: 16566

Connie - We are on day 81 of MFW 1st. My dd has just turned 7 this fall. We have very recently seen a transformation in her reading - both in her ability and her interest. I attribute it in part to the program, and in part to her maturity level - I don't believe she was ready to read earlier, for wh...
by LizCT
Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Should I add a reading program?
Replies: 8
Views: 6491

I would also recommend sticking with MFW. You can drive yourself crazy (and your child too) switching around and adding different things that might only muddy the waters. We used another program with our oldest - we started it when she was K age - 5 years old. She moved through it, but did not have ...
by LizCT
Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: First Grade: Learning God's Story -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 38
Views: 54146

Our experiences with MFW 1st

I sent a message to the Hazells yesterday, but thought I would also like to post here about our experiences with MFW 1st grade so far. I hope that it will be of encouragement to other people who are using or considering using MFW 1st grade with their child(ren). We are using MFW 1st with our 7 year ...
by LizCT
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: 1st Bible - Precious moments with children
Replies: 10
Views: 6429

1st Bible - Precious moments with children

We are going to be creeping through MFW K with my 4.5 yo dd, so we did the creation days alongside big sister's start in the MFW 1st Bible Notebook. We were able to coordinate the days of creation for both girls & it was fun! They each have their own notebooks going. It's cute to see Adam & Eve as l...
by LizCT
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Ideas for child upset seeing lots of words
Replies: 11
Views: 8142

On the topic of MFW 1st - don't forget to play the reading games in the teacher's manual - along with the math games - my girls love the games! Take the time to have some fun - you can include kids of other ages in those games and it is even more fun for everyone! I also want to second the suggestio...