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by Mom2MnS
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Week 7 (with Seasons; Addition)
Replies: 4
Views: 4208

Favorite Reads - Seasons

Our favorite reads for seasons were:
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
Four Stories for Four Seasons by Tomie de Paola
Be Blest: a celebration of seasons by Mary Beth Owens

My dd especially loved the "Four Stories" book, and we loved the artwork in "Be Blest" :)
by Mom2MnS
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 3 & 4 (with Flowers; Classifying, Numbers, Counting)
Replies: 21
Views: 7838

A Favorite Book

A book we really enjoyed this week was One Hungry Cat by Joanne Rocklin. My dd asked for it again and again!
by Mom2MnS
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Grace (Marie's Mom)
Replies: 12
Views: 10748

Hi Marie :) It is a privilege to pray for you and with you for your precious mother. Thank you for allowing us that. It is a joy to read of the care the Father is giving you in these days! I will be praying specifically for the moments of your days - that you will find love and joy and peace there. ...
by Mom2MnS
Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Facts of Life - Handling delicate topics Bible, Science, Art
Replies: 34
Views: 10600

Hi Kim :) I am joining in a bit late here, but I so wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your sharing here. What a precious story! It is a joy to read about the Father taking such gentle care of your heart and the heart of your sweet dd. Again, thanks! Love, Q
by Mom2MnS
Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 1 & 2 (with Close to the Ground; Patterns/Sequence)
Replies: 22
Views: 11581

Favorite Books - Close to the Ground

Our favorite reads from "Close to the Ground" were: Thinking About Ants by Barbara Brenner Garden Wigglers by Nancy Loewen Eeny, Meeny, Miney Mole by Jane Yolen Sarah's Story by Bill Harley The Picnic by Ruth Brown We also really enjoyed the suggestion in Things Outdoors about looking around at the ...
by Mom2MnS
Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Ideas - Learning God's Story (First Grade)
Topic: Weeks 1 & 2 (with Close to the Ground; Patterns/Sequence)
Replies: 22
Views: 11581

Fun Math Reading

Our precious librarian is doing wondrous things with our math library treasures this year - we are so thankful for her! She took the topics list and is researching it for us. The result is some really fun math reading... For sequences, we enjoyed the Laura Numeroff books ( If You Give a Mouse a Cook...
by Mom2MnS
Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds and ideas that are working!
Replies: 22
Views: 11108

Hi Charlotte & Jenn :) I'll be glad to share! About days of the week boxes: I have a few board books, some Nat Geo Little Kids mags, some figures sets (sesame street and blues clues), some picture cards (thomas the tank engine and dora), the tall peg stacker from MFW, the shape sorter from MFW, a sm...
by Mom2MnS
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 1-year-olds and ideas that are working!
Replies: 22
Views: 11108

1-year-olds and ideas that are working!

1-year-olds alongside 1st grade Hi :) I wanted to share what we are doing this year - combining a first grade with a pre-preschool for my one and a half yr old. We are having wonderful success with this so far... We do Bible from MFW1 at the table after breakfast together, then we do calendar time ...
by Mom2MnS
Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 36179

I am praying with you! Thank you so much for sharing your heart. Like the others who have written to you, I want to send you hugs and encouragement :) Every single day of our homeschooling has been a little bit different - some days things go just exactly how I hoped they would, some days develop in...
by Mom2MnS
Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep - Poll on how long you spend, & when?
Replies: 16
Views: 6584

Hi Erin :) Paige shared with you above something of what I did/do. I love to read through, then read through again. And then I begin brainstorming for creative ideas. I write notes all through my TM of things the Father brings to mind, and then when we are in the middle of it I can make use of the i...
by Mom2MnS
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Ideas: Teaching Left from Right
Replies: 9
Views: 8209

Hi there! I agree with those who suggest drilli, drill, drill :) We work on this riding down the road in the car. Who is sitting on the right? If you are sitting on the right, which is your right hand, right foot, right ear? What do you see out of the left windows? etc... It's just one of our car ga...
by Mom2MnS
Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Ideas: Notebooking or Scrapbooking for K
Replies: 8
Views: 6709

We made a beautiful notebook this year - in the order that we studied things, so that dd could see the progress in her writing and drawing skills. Every unit, we decorated the letter that we would be studying. I printed this out from our computer in a bubble letter format so that she could draw, dec...
by Mom2MnS
Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #24 - Vegetables
Replies: 14
Views: 14219

Here are a few favorite books from our vegetable study: Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes by Rosalind Creasy Mrs Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou Oliver's Vegetables by Vivian French How Groundhog's Garden Grew Lynne Cherry ** ** we highly recommend this one! The art is beautifully detailed and the inf...
by Mom2MnS
Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #23 - Fox
Replies: 23
Views: 15550

Here are just a few of the books we loved during the fox study... Chanticleer and the Fox by Barbara Cooney Wild Fox by Cherie Mason Flossie and the Fox by Patricia McKissack ** Grandfather Tang's Story Ann Tompert The Adventures of Reddy Fox Thornton Burgess **this book is absolutely precious! It i...
by Mom2MnS
Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Chores = Life Skills!
Replies: 36
Views: 12603

Hi Rachel - good thread :) Here we do first fives after breakfast: potty, wash hands & face, brush hair and teeth, make bed, dress down to your feet When dd finishes these, she comes to ask if there is anything else she can help with for morning work. Usu this includes helping me with dishes or some...
by Mom2MnS
Thu May 31, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Condensing K units to 5 days or less?
Replies: 20
Views: 10279

We began the year doing 6 day units and continued that until a few weeks ago. We have enjoyed having time to really enjoy the topics and have added 20-30 library books to our topic studies (we are serious book hounds around here :) The schedule I used was: Monday Tuesday - Thursday Friday - Monday T...
by Mom2MnS
Thu May 31, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** MFW-K Units - Special memories
Replies: 28
Views: 14858

Sharing a MFW-K moment: frogs & foxes :)

Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 2:11 pm Hi everyone :) I just had to share this from today... Last week in school Miss M and I studied the letter 'F' and frogs. The main focus of our Bible lesson was "I use my tongue wisely" (ref Proverbs 21:23). We learned that God made the frogs to use their very specia...
by Mom2MnS
Wed May 30, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - Why is MFW-K not to be missed?
Replies: 6
Views: 7875

Hi Sarah :) I need to begin by saying that I have loved our year in MFWK (we have two weeks left). My dd and I have enjoyed every single topic and every single day! So you need to know that there are many, many reasons why I could say that I wouldn't want my children to miss it. My main goals for ou...
by Mom2MnS
Fri May 18, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Teaching - How to avoid ''Over-educating our first child''
Replies: 18
Views: 12702

Hi Dawne :) I agree with Rachel that if you are already considering this issue of "over-educating" your child, then you will probably be okay. I think your idea of K over two years is a good one. I want to offer you another suggestion, too. Maybe consider waiting on MFWK until January when she is 4....
by Mom2MnS
Thu May 17, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 3 - Leaf
Replies: 43
Views: 38877

We really enjoyed the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert with this study. Also, we added The Lorax by Dr Seuss.

Crayola.com has a precious "fall fingerprint tree" craft that is a great add on to this unit.
by Mom2MnS
Thu May 17, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #20 - Jewel
Replies: 19
Views: 15479

During our jewel study, we really enjoyed these books: Benjamin's Treasure by Garth Williams The Queen's Jewels by Leslie Field The Girl who Wore too Much by Margaret Read MacDonald Little Jewel Bird by Lucy Ann Conley Notes: we took a look at several websites about Queen Elizabeth, and Meredith jus...
by Mom2MnS
Thu May 17, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #21 - Butterfly
Replies: 26
Views: 20050

favorite reads

A few of our favorite reads from the buttefly unit were: Are You a Butterfly? by Judy Allen & Tudor Humphries Hurry & the Monarch by Antoine O'Flatharta Butterfly House by Eve Bunting BH really touched our hearts, and it gives an excellent description of how to care for caterpillars that you find in...
by Mom2MnS
Fri May 04, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 2 - Moon
Replies: 33
Views: 41228

Here are some of our very favorite reads from m m moon :) Papa, Please get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle The Night the Moon Blew Kisses by Lynn Manuel The "bear" books by Frank Asch: Happy Birthday, Moon , Moongame , and Moon Cake We also enjoyed The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System Note o...
by Mom2MnS
Fri May 04, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 1 - Sun
Replies: 63
Views: 65229

Here are a few of our very favorite reads from s s sun :)

Hurry Granny Annie by Arlene Alda
Like Butter on Pancakes by Jonathan London
Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven
What the Sun Sees What the Moon Sees by Nancy Tafuri
by Mom2MnS
Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** MFW-K Units - Special memories
Replies: 28
Views: 14858

Hi Sister - what a great thread :) I don't think I have a very favorite, as so many of the lessons have been special to us! Some that really stand out have been... ... when Meredith & I talked about the way we reflect Christ's light the way the moon reflects the sun (Mm moon) ... when she learned th...