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by RachelT
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Testing - Is it helpful? Prep? Hints?
Replies: 50
Views: 21429

Hello! This my first year official year of homeschooling with MFWK and we live in Indiana, too, so aren't required to test. However, last month I looked up assessment information for Kindergarten and found lots of helpful information on websites of assessment for phonics/reading, portfolio assessmen...
by RachelT
Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #13 - Cow
Replies: 30
Views: 25945

dairy farming video

Hello! We just watched a great video from our library called "Vrrrooommm! Dairy Farming for Kids". It is only 30 minutes and gave us a great tour of the farm, how the cows are fed, milked, how the farmers "recycle" products on their farms, etc. If you can find this video (I think it was made in 1996...
by RachelT
Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: #11 - Insect
Replies: 24
Views: 25840

more good insect books

Hello! Here are some more things to read and enjoy during this unit study. Are You A Ladybug? By Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries (fun, yet informative) The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive and The Magic School Bus Gets Ants in Its Pants by Joanna Cole Ladybugs Red, Fiery, and Bright by Mia Posada Ab...
by RachelT
Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling during difficult time - loss, caregiving,
Replies: 57
Views: 23813

Re: Missing Dad

Dear Lori, My heart goes out to you. Although it has been 13 years since I lost my own daddy, the grief still sneeks up on me at times, especially around holidays or celebrations. I started crying as I was decorating my tree the other night. It is very understandable that you will grieve this Decemb...
by RachelT
Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: # 9 - Octopus
Replies: 39
Views: 41627

More good books and crafts

Hi! Here are some more books that we enjoyed reading during this unit. Good Thing You're Not an Octopus! by Julie Markes (fiction) An Octopus Followed Me Home by Dan Yaccarino (fiction) Hide and Seek Underwater Life by Valerie Davies (nonfiction) My World Sea Animals by Tammy J. Schlepp (nonfiction)...
by RachelT
Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Ideas: Keeping kids' attention while reading aloud
Replies: 8
Views: 10397

Hello Texas gal - we should pow wow because I am teaching MFWK to my 5.5 and 3.5 yr olds! I have had the same thing happen. Have you heard of the term "living books"? I have found that when I can find books from the library that are written more like a fiction book as they present information they a...
by RachelT
Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: # 5 - Nest
Replies: 53
Views: 58339

more birdy stuff

Animal Homes by Julie Aigner-Clark (Baby Einstein, but still good for this age) A first book about animal homes by Nicola Tuxworth B ird Nests - by Helen Frost Birds, Nests, & Eggs (one of the series: Young Naturalist Field Guides) by Diane L. Burns - great illustrations of different varieties of b...
by RachelT
Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: Ideas - God's Creation from A to Z (Kindergarten)
Topic: Introduction - Creation
Replies: 75
Views: 87075

more good books!

We have really enjoyed our first 10 days of homeschooling and MFW! We have a great library and we found two picture books that have beautiful illustrations and are written from the King James version of Genesis, so we are still reading the Biblical text. Mychildren and I read these several times dur...
by RachelT
Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back-to-School - Supporting one another at the start-of-year
Replies: 78
Views: 39801

Thank you for the laughs the cheers and most of all, the encouragement! I too have felt "under attack" for the last few days as others around me are getting ready to send their kids to school and we are beginning our adventure of homeschooling with MFWK. But it's great to hear so many others - veter...