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by Jenn in NC
Thu May 22, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore - Schedule and daily amount of time
Replies: 13
Views: 6849

Mom time?

Does Singapore take a lot of "mom time?" Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:14 am I don't usually spend too long teaching a concept in Singapore before the child can go and work independently in the workbook. By "not too long" I suppose I mean, on a regular day, I only spend a few minutes with each child -...
by Jenn in NC
Sun May 18, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: 3rd-4th grade - Transition from Adventures to ECC
Replies: 89
Views: 27108

Re: How much of an increase

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:55 am Agreeing with Niki that ECC is very flexible. I had a 4th grader and a 2nd grader doing it, and found it very easy to adjust the level of the information/projects and so on to each dc's level. And there was plenty there that an older child could have done as well. I...
by Jenn in NC
Sun May 18, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Spelling - Helps, creative ideas for teaching in general
Replies: 29
Views: 12257

Re: Using MFW methods has helped big time

TriciaMR wrote:use the Spelling power steps to review any she missed.
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:00 am
This very thing happened with us a few months ago! Nothing worked with spelling until I took my ds's current spelling program and taught it the Spelling Power way!
by Jenn in NC
Thu May 15, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - How do you implement Progeny Press at your house?
Replies: 23
Views: 8827

Re: Do you pick and choose?

Just wanted to say thanks so much for this thread, everyone. I was about to fall victim to that "my eldest is advanced and should probably go ahead and start this curriculum a year ahead of schedule" syndrome. But now I think that I won't subject him to that particular form of torture. So, thanks fo...
by Jenn in NC
Tue May 13, 2008 5:49 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Preparation & Review - Remember the notes at the beginning of the TM!
Replies: 3
Views: 3197

What do you other's do to make sure you stay on target?!?!? I don't miss anything on the grid, just slide on things I need to be in the habit of doing! It helps me to make a simple little list at the beginning of the year for each level I am teaching (this year that would be CTG and 1st). The list ...
by Jenn in NC
Mon May 05, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: ECC - Younger siblings will learn, as well!
Replies: 17
Views: 9030

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:10 pm We did ADV with a 3rd grader and a 1st grader, and as the ECC year approached, I had the same thoughts that you are having now -- would it be too much for my soon to be 2nd grader? I called the office and they encouraged me to go ahead with it (and gave me some grea...
by Jenn in NC
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Language Arts - Are the MFW recommendations the way to go?
Replies: 34
Views: 15861

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:21 am Hi Pam, Julie is right that whatever program you choose, you will find a whole camp full of happy mommy/teachers promoting it! And probably a few dissenters as well! :) MFW choices are tailored specifically to provide the skills that are not already included in the ...
by Jenn in NC
Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Review - after 1st, after 2nd, when finished early?
Replies: 40
Views: 12150

Hi :) Just wanted to mention that on another thread recently Lucy mentioned that the book Spelling by Sound and Structure , that is recommended by MFW for 2nd graders, is not only for spelling but is strong on phonics review. Those concepts go hand in hand anyway of course. I liked the book a lot. E...
by Jenn in NC
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Content - Describe your screening of book basket selections
Replies: 15
Views: 6912

Maybe I am a lunatic (nobody comment on that!) -- but I do try to pre-read, or at least very closely skim, what I put in my kid's hands -- or, really, what I am allowing them to put into their minds and hearts. I do ask my husband to help me sometimes. Even my mother (who lives fairly close by) is w...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: EFRU - (English From the Roots Up) -Dictionary day from CTG?
Replies: 6
Views: 5232

I thought about that, Lucy -- just tagging a little dictionary work on to the day. The only problem is that this is the ds who does everything (I do mean everything) in slow motion. And the LA portion is already a little longer this year. That is ok, they are older, I do want them to be able to do a...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Bible Translation, Missions, Service Projects
Topic: ECC inspires family mission trip
Replies: 7
Views: 6030

I wasn't going to post... but I did want to take a quick look at your blog, and now that I have, I feel like I have to post! And tell you thank you so much for telling us all about your trip. Wonderful. Just wonderful to see God work like that in your family. I couldn't help crying as I looked at th...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: EFRU - (English From the Roots Up) -Dictionary day from CTG?
Replies: 6
Views: 5232

EFRU - (English From the Roots Up) -Dictionary day from CTG?

Continuing with dictionary day for younger kids? Got my RTR manual recently and I am noticing the dictionary day for EFRU is no longer scheduled. Oldest is probably fine to go forward now without that. But my 9yo still needs lots of help in this way. I am considering a couple of options... tell me ...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: MFW Curriculum -- Share Your Experiences
Topic: Creation to the Greeks -- Share Your Experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 26032

CTG

We are on week 28 in CTG and as we are coming to the last few weeks of the year, I wanted to post about our experiences with this wonderful curriculum. But... Julie and Tina and the others beat me to it!! Great informative posts. I won't try to second everything they have so aptly said. But I will a...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Service - Credit hours, Opportunities
Replies: 14
Views: 3362

I just saw it!! Isn't that weird. Or maybe it isn't weird at all, it is just God. Too cool.
by Jenn in NC
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Service - Credit hours, Opportunities
Replies: 14
Views: 3362

Of all the things that I am looking forward to in the high school curriculum, the works of service aspect is probably my favorite. I just love the idea that an academic, college-prep program would consider service to others to be a necessary aspect of the week -- a necessary part of training for lif...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - How to structure our day
Replies: 15
Views: 9110

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:37 am This is a subject very close to my heart... I just lived through the same situation last year. We survived :o and now our new little one is almost 1.5yo. You are right, this will pass... and you will soon be missing the newborn days, so focus on enjoying the sweetne...
by Jenn in NC
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - Sibling in K
Replies: 28
Views: 8589

4-year-olds - Sibling in K

I was going to start a just 4 yr old and just 6 yr old in MFWK this fall (both boys). Has anyone else done this? I will also have a 3rd and 6th grader (both girls) starting CTG....Any suggestions? You will probably get lots of helpful replies from been-there-done-that veterans. This board is so hel...
by Jenn in NC
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - Description, topics covered?
Replies: 21
Views: 5668

Re: Is the science very integrated?

We are currently studying the human body as we study that Jesus is the head of the body which is the church. I wouldn't want to miss this connection. Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:25 pm I have to agree with this -- the unit study connections are so well thought out. I wonder if you could add in more s...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Educational Toy Packages - Questions + Reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 11450

A lot of fun that will provide the structure and security that they need and to help work on many level of developmental skills. This is exactly what I am looking for... exactly what I think she needs. I loved what you said about them not ever being 4yo again. So true. I feel like I was needing rea...
by Jenn in NC
Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Schedule - 4 day week, light Fridays, co-op days?
Replies: 16
Views: 5445

I am about 2/3 of the way through CTG (also doing 1st) and I would not want to try to fit it into a 3-day week. But it might work for you if there were things you were willing to leave out...?? I do know that, for us, "light and independent Friday" has a tendency to turn into our catch up day. You m...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ** Book Basket - Ideas for obtaining books (author reply)
Replies: 44
Views: 20358

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:30 am Another thought too is Encarta -- we have both Encarta and Enc. Britannica but Encarta has a lot more multi-media. The kids love that. Originally we were just going to use it to fill in the topics I couldn't get books for, but now we use it as a supplement for almos...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep - Poll on how long you spend, & when?
Replies: 16
Views: 6461

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:38 pm Prep time is pretty minimal. In our earlier years with mfw it was a bit longer, that was when I was having to "tweak" things more for my ds8, who is just now beginning to be up to his grade level. It is easier and quicker now, but even then it wasn't too lengthy. S...
by Jenn in NC
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Visual learners
Replies: 13
Views: 6789

Reading - Visual learners

Forgets quickly, need extra ideas! This is my 5th child to teach to read. He is a totally different learner. He writes better in K than anybody else did, but he is such a visual learner. He won't write a letter without actually looking at it first. He knows the letter sounds, but most times cannot ...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Do you recommend this for CTG?
Replies: 19
Views: 7936

Oh yeah! I forgot that EFRU is actually part of the deluxe package. I wouldn't want to be without that either. The kids actually have a ball with it, which totally surprised me. (It is just too much fun to try out those new big words at the dinner table with daddy, you know.) Also I really like the ...
by Jenn in NC
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Do you recommend this for CTG?
Replies: 19
Views: 7936

DELUXE - Do you recommend this for CTG?

I plan to purchase CTG at the convention next month. My question is, should I invest in the Deluxe or use the Basic? I would appreciate any opinions and/or suggestions anyone might have. Thanks so much. Dedra Hi Dedra, I suppose that the "correct" answer is you will have a rich and full year either...