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by Mom2MnS
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Ideas: Stamp and Coin Collecting
Replies: 5
Views: 6375

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:13 pm

I'm not an ECCer yet, but I am adding the idea of starting a coin collection now to my list of ideas - we would have a really full collection by the time we get there. Thanks so much for sharing!
by Mom2MnS
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Kindergarten can be spread 2 years, BUT many wait
Replies: 67
Views: 20457

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:55 pm Whatever you choose, I hope that you have a wonderful, wonderful year! I want to share a bit of a different opinion. My dd was 4.5 last year when we began MFWK. We had an absolute ball all year long! We both loved every minute of it (even the topics I thought she'd ...
by Mom2MnS
Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Children Walking in the Truth
Replies: 7
Views: 8617

Hi Marie :) Thank you for the encouragement and reminder! This verse (I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth)is a beloved one of my Grandmother's. Blessings!
by Mom2MnS
Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Cuisenaire Rods, Questions & Experiences
Replies: 33
Views: 14627

Using Cuisenaire

I was wondering when the best day to introduce the cuisenaire alphabet book would be? blessings Jennifer Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:08 pm Hi Jennifer :) I introduced the cuisinaire rods on our light day. I try to do quite different things on that day (Weds for us). My dd really liked them, but the ...
by Mom2MnS
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Math - Is it enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 17376

Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 2:22 pm Hi MoF :) My dd and I are currently in Lesson 21 of MFWK, and I highly recommend it! We have had a wonderful time this year! The math has been just right - usually dd thinks we are playing, even when I say it's math :) It's fun! We have done the 100 chart and used c...
by Mom2MnS
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: 3 year olds - I can't help but teach...help!
Replies: 7
Views: 7429

Hi Mercy :) It is a joy to have a little one who loves to learn! I have one, too! My two cents would be to change her definition of what "school" is for now. Do still answer her questions about sounding out, etc, but introduce her to lots of different activities and play. It will be a little work (I...
by Mom2MnS
Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #20 - Jewel
Replies: 19
Views: 15565

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:18 pm

Field trip idea: Bead shop
by Mom2MnS
Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #10 - Water
Replies: 24
Views: 20723

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:18 pm

Field trip idea: Water treatment plant
by Mom2MnS
Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:07 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 9 - Octopus
Replies: 39
Views: 36053

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:18 pm

Field trip idea: The beach!
by Mom2MnS
Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 21 & 22 (with Water; Addition)
Replies: 6
Views: 5021

Weeks 21 & 22 (with Water; Addition)

"Manna recipe" I found this in the [CTG] archives and thought others might like it as well. ======================================= To my knowledge there is no exact recipe from the Lord for manna. Also I have seen it represented as small round loafs. Reference is Exodus 16:14, 31 1 cup of flour 1 ...
by Mom2MnS
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 25570

fun ideas to kick off the school year.

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:47 pm We kick off the school year on Labor Day since dh is at home. Last year we partied all day long! We got up and dh cooked his special pancake breakfast. After that we decorated with streamers, etc, in the kitchen. We also decorated for school with a calendar in the ...
by Mom2MnS
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: General Ideas for God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 90
Views: 115094

the Aa Apple song

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:54 pm I hung all of the flash cards on the back of a closet door that could be seen from our school room. This helped us at first when we were learning which thing belonged to which letter. About the song - you'll end up singing all the way through the tune twice. The fir...
by Mom2MnS
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 3 & 4 (with Flowers; Classifying, Numbers, Counting)
Replies: 21
Views: 7912

NUMBER OF THE DAY EXPLANATION

Posted Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:20 pm by Mom2MnS The number of the day is consecutive...number 1, 2, 3, etc. You write it on the number sheet, the 100 chart, count that many beans, that many cents in the coin cup, put it on a number line, measure that many inches, etc. It all works together that way. HTH...
by Mom2MnS
Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Supplies - What do you put into your Files/Folders?
Replies: 18
Views: 9858

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:55 pm I use an A-Z accordion file - the kind you can find in the office supply stores - for this. I copied off the list of K topics, taped one on the wall by my computer, and carried one in my purse or diaperbag everywhere I went. It was so easy then if I saw something I ...
by Mom2MnS
Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Week 13 (with Sun and Moon)
Replies: 5
Views: 4665

A Fun Sun Project

Here is a fun "sun" project: supplies: card stock, tin foil, scissors, glue, hole punch, ribbon Cut shapes out of the tin foil and glue them in a design on the card stock (both sides - can be the same pattern or not). The tin foil should be glued shiniest side up :) Punch holes in top of card stock ...
by Mom2MnS
Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Week 13 (with Sun and Moon)
Replies: 5
Views: 4665

Favorite Books - Sun & Moon

There are some precious storybooks on this topic that we enjoyed! Here are a few of them: Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven Like Butter on Pancakes by Jonathan London I Can Hear the Sun by Patricia Polacco To catch the Moon by Akkerman & van Loon The Night the Moon Blew Kisses by Lynn Manuel We also love th...
by Mom2MnS
Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 11 & 12 (with Beach, Under the Sea; Subtraction)
Replies: 11
Views: 5246

Favorite Books - Under the Sea

Our favorite stories from this topic:

I Wonder if I'll See a Whale by Frances Weller
Nico's Octopus by Pitcher & Mistry

We also really enjoyed Night of the Moonjellies and The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor from the book list in the TM.
by Mom2MnS
Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 11 & 12 (with Beach, Under the Sea; Subtraction)
Replies: 11
Views: 5246

Favorite Books - Beaches

Some of our favorites from this topic: Turtle Bay by Pirotta & Mistry Benjamin's Treasure by Garth Williams Lonesome George the Giant Tortoise by Francine Jacobs I also have one recommendation from our own bookshelf. It is Seashells, Crabs and SeaStars by Christiane K Tibbitts. It is a gorgeous "tak...
by Mom2MnS
Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 8 & 9 (with Rain, Thunder & Lightning)
Replies: 10
Views: 5279

Favorite Book - Thunder & Lightning

Our favorite book for this topic was Thundercake by Patricia Polacco. We are still waiting for a day to make our cake :)
by Mom2MnS
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Grace #3
Replies: 5
Views: 6271

Hi Marie :) I do wish you great joy at this time and in the days to come. May the Father bless you as you continue! I will continue to pray for you and for a special sense of the Father's presence with you as the days go on. Love, Quinne
by Mom2MnS
Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Week 10 (with Rivers)
Replies: 5
Views: 3967

Water Field Trip

If you are looking for a neat and different field trip, check with your local water treatment plant to see if they do school tours. We did this last year, and all four children (ages 1-7) enjoyed it!
by Mom2MnS
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 8 & 9 (with Rain, Thunder & Lightning)
Replies: 10
Views: 5279

Rain Fun

We are charting the weather for each month this year. I made simple charts with boxes for my dd to draw the weather symbol in each day. We are also using the rain gauge to measure rainfall and charting that. Another fun thing we did was dance in the rain :) I highly recommend it anytime, but it was ...
by Mom2MnS
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 5 & 6 (with Trees; Shapes)
Replies: 16
Views: 6873

Favorite Books - Trees

Here are a few books that we really enjoyed this lesson: A Log's Life (this one is on the book list, and is wonderful!) Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey Tree AA Milne The Lorax Dr Seuss Mr Putter & Tabby Pick the Pears Cynthia Rylant Henry & Mudge and the Tall Tree House Cynthia Rylant Also, the bark r...
by Mom2MnS
Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Grace (#2)
Replies: 6
Views: 6669

Hi Marie :) Thank you for these marvelous words from your heart. What a blessing and encouragement! Here is a quote I found recently. It bring a smile to me face and to my heart every time I read it: If Christ were only a cistern, we might soon exhaust His fullness, but who can drain a fountain? CH ...
by Mom2MnS
Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 3 & 4 (with Flowers; Classifying, Numbers, Counting)
Replies: 21
Views: 7912

Garden Books

Books we enjoyed this week were: The Rose in my Garden by Arnold Lobel Zinnia's Flower Garden by Monica Wellington Mouse & Mole and the Year Round Garden by Doug Cushman Redoute: the man who painted flowers by Carolyn Croll Rosy's Garden by Satomi Ichikawa My dd dearly loves flowers, so we included ...