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by RachelT
Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Basket - You can just buy the books and stay with MFW!
Replies: 37
Views: 27745

I totally agree with the post above. Here is what I just wrote on another thread: We all learned so much just by reading about our K science topic each day. We would just get a stack of books each week and read most or all of them during the unit. We used non-fiction and fiction books and there are ...
by RachelT
Thu May 31, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Choosing K vs 1st - Why is MFW-K not to be missed?
Replies: 6
Views: 9995

Here is a link to a thread that was not too long ago about
Why We Love MFWK
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... highlight=

I contributed to that thread and continue to love MFWK for the reasons I wrote back in April.

Rachel
by RachelT
Thu May 31, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #26 - Yellow
Replies: 16
Views: 17735

Wow! We have completed My Father's World Kindergarten! Yay! We began working on color name sight words on Day 1 with flashcards, so that the kids really became familiar with them throughout the unit. We also did some fun worksheets that I found on this website: http://www.kidzone.ws/prek_wrksht/colo...
by RachelT
Wed May 30, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - What if our day is too SHORT?
Replies: 15
Views: 9025

Rachel - (It's fun to write to another Rachel!) Thank you for letting me know I have helped you!! I want to remind you that my listed "routine" was just what a really good day was like! They are not all as great as the list. I want to be better about having a bedtime/wakeup time that is the same for...
by RachelT
Wed May 30, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 30573

Hello! It has been great to read all of these ideas on organization. Toni, I just wanted to let you know that I am trying to FLY and I am a born procrastinator, not a born organized person. FLY lady does help me get more done! (Of course, she would tell me I need to get to bed right now!) Anyway, ye...
by RachelT
Wed May 30, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - Condensing K units to 5 days or less?
Replies: 20
Views: 11885

Schedule - Condensing K units to 5 days or less?

Has anyone condensed K to 5 days instead of 6? If so, how did you do it, and do you feel it was fine to do, or put too much on your Ker's plate? Thanks! Hi Erin! My experience with condensing K into 5 days is that a few times I did it because of travel plans or field trips and wanting to complete a...
by RachelT
Tue May 29, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Special Needs - Help for specific needs, & Determining needs
Replies: 25
Views: 10723

Re: MFWK for a child who has writing issues

Hi again Caren! (I just wrote another post to you.) I have been perusing a book from the library called "A Biblical Home Education" by Ruth Beechick (I hope it's okay to put this book title in my message). It is a great book from a well-respected author from the Charlotte Mason philosophy. There is ...
by RachelT
Tue May 29, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Schedule - What if our day is too SHORT?
Replies: 15
Views: 9025

Hi Caren! This is a great question and the other ladies have already pointed you in the right direction, but here is more specifically what our days were like this year in MFWK. My dc were not as early risers as yours, so instead of giving specific times I will just give you the typical order or rou...
by RachelT
Thu May 24, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: General Ideas for God's Creation from A to Z
Replies: 90
Views: 135039

Clay vs. Play-Doh

In the Kindergarden program it has a few projects with clay. Is there a reason why clay and not playdough? Or can either be used? Post by RachelT » Thu May 24, 2007 9:53 pm Hi! We are just finishing K tomorrow! We did buy modeling clay at the beginning of the year and used it sometimes for some of ...
by RachelT
Tue May 22, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Ideas: For busy/wiggly/kinesthetic boys (and girls)
Replies: 17
Views: 14071

Ideas: For busy/wiggly/kinesthetic boys (and girls)

Ideas: For auditory/kinesthetic learners Do parents who use MFWK and 1st find the curriculum effective for their auditory/kinesthetic learners (especially in regards to spelling)? We are on our last unit of MFWK for the first time and although we have not begun 1st, the K phonics is SO multi-sensor...
by RachelT
Fri May 18, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #25 - Quail
Replies: 17
Views: 18457

More books to explore: The Magic School Bus Flies from the Nest -Cole Ernest and the BIG itch - Barnes Feathers for Lunch - Ehlert Birds in Your Backyard - Herkert Song for the Whooping Crane - Spinelli Shorebirds from Stilts to Sanderlings - Miller (we visited the east coast recently). We revisited...
by RachelT
Fri May 18, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Supplies - Describe flashcards, workbook, Lauri
Replies: 3
Views: 3287

Supplies - Describe flashcards, workbook, Lauri

Does MFW-K include worksheets? Bostonmom, you made me laugh when you said, Also, one more question: my son loves to do worksheets...really, really loves it. Does MFWK have a worksheet component to keep him happy (I can't believe I just said that). My 4 yo dd has enjoyed the worksheets more than my ...
by RachelT
Fri May 18, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Teaching - How to avoid ''Over-educating our first child''
Replies: 18
Views: 14184

I really second this statement from Kelly: Actually, I think MFW has helped me from overeducating my four dc. The TMs give me a decent amount of work for a day. I look at the grid or the list and see what a day's worth of work is; and that's what we shoot for. Sometimes a little more (if we are play...
by RachelT
Fri May 18, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Teaching - How to avoid ''Over-educating our first child''
Replies: 18
Views: 14184

We not only read these books that were above her age, but we expected her to sit and listen to the whole thing AND make her do plot analysis. Oh no….. Crystal and John wouldn’t let first born just enjoy the adventure story in the Narnia books -- we turned it into a full language arts lesson meets B...
by RachelT
Wed May 16, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Enrichment Items & Trusted Resources - Reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 21063

I was able to look at some "Come Look With Me" books at a nearby art museum and I have to agree with the other posts that I think these will offer a lot in the way of creating discussion for us and helping me to find things to point out or look at with the children. My dc were also much more interes...
by RachelT
Wed May 09, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #24 - Vegetables
Replies: 14
Views: 17280

More books about vegetables that we enjoyed during this unit: The Vegetable Group by Mari C. Schuh (talks about the food pyramid). From the Garden, A Counting Book About Growing Food by Michael Dahl (the number is hidden on each page, my kids loved hunting for them). Rabbit Food by Susanna Gretz and...
by RachelT
Tue May 08, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #19 - Rock
Replies: 21
Views: 20304

Stone Soup by John J. Muth is a new version of the familiar story with different illustrations.

I Am A Rock by Jean Marzollo is a fun way to introduce many familiar things that are really from rock (salt, chalk, etc.).

Rachel
by RachelT
Tue May 08, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #21 - Butterfly
Replies: 26
Views: 24608

More butterfly books

More butterfly books: Magnificent Monarchs by Linda Glaser - great life cycle information, but through a "living book". Waiting For Wings by Lois Ehlert another great life cycle book with wonderful illustrations (this is a great author!). Butterflies in the Garden by Carol Lerner had beautiful, real...
by RachelT
Tue May 08, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #22 - Frog
Replies: 25
Views: 29094

We were able to view a video of The Caterpillar and the Polliwog by Jack Kent. I agree with Lesa that it fits this unit better than butterflies. Very cute story and short! The Life Cycle of a Frog by Bobbie Kalman had good information. But, my children especially enjoyed the silly picture books Frog...
by RachelT
Tue May 08, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #23 - Fox
Replies: 23
Views: 19434

More fox books!

More fox books!

You Are Special, Little One by Nancy Tafuri (sweet)

Saving Samantha, A True Story by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen (I hope I spelled her name correctly! A nice book of a rescued wild fox who eventually returns to the wild.)

Rachel
by RachelT
Tue May 01, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: ** Users explain why we love K!
Replies: 43
Views: 26892

Like those who've written above, I have many reasons why I LOVE MFWK! Here are the biggies: 1. Bible character learning - yes, this is an important factor in why we chose this curriculum, but it really is on a level that my young children can grasp and I feel that it does transform them (and me!). 2...
by RachelT
Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Copywork - Trouble with copying Proverbs etc
Replies: 27
Views: 15340

It sounds like a great idea that you are already letting him break the writing assignments down into smaller portions over several days! My kids love to pull out the Wiki Stix, playdough or clay, Lauri textured letters (from MFWK), sand trays for fun practice. For a time it helped my ds to write on ...
by RachelT
Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: Academics - Discussion about the rumor that MFW is "light"
Replies: 45
Views: 28143

Hello! About the "light" comments, we are in MFWK where we have one day of reading non fiction books or the encyclopedia and one "book day" with a specifically recommended book. However, one thing I love about MFWK is that we have to time to go to the library and to read as many other non fiction, a...
by RachelT
Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Books - K Complete? Really?
Replies: 5
Views: 10084

my idea of "complete"

We are doing MFWK this year and loving it! My children have learned so much!! What I think "complete" means in this program description is that Marie wrote this curriculum to be a "complete" year of learning for Kindergarten. In other words, you don't have to buy this program AND purchase other thin...
by RachelT
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Composer Study - Ideas for CtG
Replies: 15
Views: 13703

Another idea

Hello! I am in the middle of MFWK. However, I am a former elementary music teacher turned homeschooler. Several years ago I found some neat videos and books about composers. I just did a search on them, they are by Susan Hammond and the series is called "Classical Kids". You can find more informatio...