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by Mom2MnS
Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #11 - Insect
Replies: 24
Views: 22185

Day 5

Hi everyone :) We have had a lovely time with Ii insect this past week and a half. My dd has decided that though there is a definite "yuck" issue with bugs, they are also very interesting and fun to learn about. I wanted to share how we "celebrated" day 5. No specific insect is listed to study, so w...
by Mom2MnS
Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Other Ideas for Kindergarten
Replies: 17
Views: 56198

We have been having a great time doing "Letter Detectives" for each unit. I made a poster with a sleuth picture and a big magnifying glass. I made a pocket to go underneath the poster out of a #10 envelope. For each unit, I cut out large colored circles and write the letter we are studying on them. ...
by Mom2MnS
Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 9 - Octopus
Replies: 39
Views: 35994

Hi :) Here are some fun things we did during our Oo octopus study... Arm Art Place white paper, eyedroppers, black tempera paint, and suction cups on the table. Discuss what body parts an octopus might use to paint a picture… then try out the suction cups and eye droppers! Tasty Octopus Arms Refrige...
by Mom2MnS
Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: # 6 - Turtle
Replies: 26
Views: 31147

I found a cute, EASY turtle cookie recipe to share... Choose your favorite sugar cookie recipe or refrigerated dough. Tint the dough with green food coloring. Roll into walnut-sized balls for the turtle bodies. Place the balls on cookie sheets and press in cross hatches with the tines of a dinner fo...
by Mom2MnS
Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: General Ideas for God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 90
Views: 114969

Making a Book

Hi :) Something we are really enjoying with each lesson is making a book at the end of each unit. We usually do it over two days (add it in to day 5 & day 6). We title them "My Book About _______" written & illustrated by ________. I sit down on day 5 with my dd and she tells me 9 or 10 things she h...
by Mom2MnS
Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: Introduction - Creation
Replies: 75
Views: 73294

Creation Mural

For step 7 - the creation book - we did a mural instead, on the ceiling of our hallway! We hung banner paper there and illustrated the day and then attached each one to the banner. For day 1 - one sheet of white card stock half filled with black glitter, half filled with white glitter for light & da...
by Mom2MnS
Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Ideas for child upset seeing lots of words
Replies: 11
Views: 8141

Hi :) I just want to thank all of you who contributed to this thread... it is so encouraging to read about the thoughtful and so very caring ways you are addressing the challenges that come. What a blessing :)
by Mom2MnS
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Letter name confusion
Replies: 5
Views: 5743

Hi Shauna :) We found a wonderful dvd by Leap Frog - the "Letter Factory". My dd watched it twice and had most of the letter sounds! It is really a cute movie, too. We found it at Wal-Mart.com for $9 or so. I think you can also get it directly from Leap Frog.
Have a blessed day! WLIC, Quinne
by Mom2MnS
Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - Ready for MFK, but then what to do in future
Replies: 19
Views: 11566

Hi Holly :) We had a similar situation last year (my ds is 7 mos old)... My dd and I "did school" for about an hour each morning Aug - midDec. We did so many of the wonderful things already listed above - and had a great time! An hour was all she wanted (but I also told her that we could do more sch...
by Mom2MnS
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Babies - How do you home school with them in the picture?
Replies: 53
Views: 20946

Hi Kim :) I am homeschooling my 4.5 dd in MFWK and have a 7 mo ds. We are using a very flexible school schedule - doing several 20-30 minute blocks throughout the day and evening. It works well for my dd - and the baby, as he can usually play on a blanket near us for some of them :) This will have u...
by Mom2MnS
Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Dads - What can they do to help teach MFW?
Replies: 32
Views: 13995

Hi :) What a great thread! I wanted to add that my dh is going to be choosing a project to do with my dd each week on Saturday. I will provide him with a list of ideas realted to our study, and he can choose what he likes. We are so excited! He also asked that we save an activity or two for the even...
by Mom2MnS
Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #22 - Frog
Replies: 25
Views: 24132

a button jacket

Hi :) Here is something fun to do when you read the "a lost button" chapter in Frog & Toad Are Friends... We will be making a "button jacket" just like Toad did for my dd to wear. The jacket is going to be a surprise project, so I won't tell her about it - just that each of the following things we w...