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by Tracey in ME
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Readiness - Sorting disobedience from other issues
Replies: 21
Views: 6055

I didn't read all of the responses, but is it ok that I giggled when I read that he put X's on things when upset? That was just funny to me. :o)

I'm sure it would get frustrating, though!
by Tracey in ME
Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Has anyone's child learned to read with MFW-K?
Replies: 13
Views: 11397

Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 4:56 pm

Just wanted to say: Not only CAN you teach your son to read...but it is unbelievably rewarding and exciting! And...sometimes frustrating. Just don't push.
by Tracey in ME
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: WS - Praise & describe how it works
Replies: 39
Views: 17031

Re-trying Writing Strands

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 12:33 pm Well...we, too, set down Writing Strands (3) because my 12yo dd didn't care for it. I purchased another writing program, and she has been doing pretty well with it. After I read something Crystal had said, though, I just couldn't get my mind off of it (Holy Spirit ...
by Tracey in ME
Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Handwriting Resources - Paper, fonts, pencils, grips
Replies: 32
Views: 12746

Yeah! I love the Donna Young site. This site at notebookingpages.com has some great free pages, too! http://www.notebookingpages.com/index.p ... -Resources
by Tracey in ME
Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: EFRU - Making and storing cards OR notebook pages
Replies: 25
Views: 11455

Well, I love Lanie's idea. I'm going to try a few in a minute. I love doing neat stuff like that. I wonder if I can just make the border and the word at the same time? I don't know if they sell pastel cards. I don't remember seeing those. Ok, I won't stress it. I'm the type that likes things done ne...
by Tracey in ME
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Rome to the Reformation Archive
Topic: Read-alouds - Are there narration ideas or discussion questions?
Replies: 4
Views: 4736

Read-alouds - Are there narration ideas or discussion questi

I am almost ready to take the leap and purchase RtoR. I just wanted to ask if the read alouds are discussed or mentioned in the manual or simply scheduled? I have looked at the samples of the curriculum and I was just wondering about the teacher's manual. What sort of notebooking or narration promp...
by Tracey in ME
Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Corrections - Can children help check their own math?
Replies: 5
Views: 4605

You know, I was thinking about that...I don't see why I can't. My oldest could definitely handle that, I think. Does anyone see why I shouldn't?
by Tracey in ME
Sun May 25, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: PP - Choosing guides? Do you let your child choose?
Replies: 5
Views: 4605

Crystal - Right...I would have her stay in the age range (middles). In fact, I only printed those pages to show her ;o). I'm going to guess that she will pick Holes (this is a book that she recently read and LOVED); and Prince Caspian (since we just saw and fell in love with the movie). I will keep ...
by Tracey in ME
Sat May 24, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Ideas - Kindergarten
Topic: #12 - Goat
Replies: 20
Views: 20199

I printed these and made farm animal stick puppets. Scroll to bottom of page. I used cardstock to help them be more stiff.

http://www.dltk-teach.com/books/farm/index.htm
by Tracey in ME
Wed May 14, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - The Children's Homer pronunciation help !
Replies: 9
Views: 5457

I found these that helped some. I don't know the full content of the sites but this info helped me! http://classes.colgate.edu/pgregory/core151/IliadPron.html http://campus.lakeforest.edu/academics/greece/OdyPronunc.html Oh Joy! Rapture! (quoting the Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz here...giggle). Than...
by Tracey in ME
Tue May 13, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Read-Alouds - The Children's Homer pronunciation help !
Replies: 9
Views: 5457

Read-Alouds - The Children's Homer pronunciation help !

Now that we are finally getting into this book I just can't stand not knowing how to say some of these names! I mean, Achilles, Odysseus, Priam, and any other names in The Trojan Horse (or names I recognize) I can handle (there is a pronunciation guide to THAT little book--but not this one!). Please...
by Tracey in ME
Mon May 12, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Creation to the Greeks Archive
Topic: Preparation & Review - Remember the notes at the beginning of the TM!
Replies: 3
Views: 3244

Preparation & Review - Remember the notes at the beginni

It sure helped me to review the notes at the beginning of the TM! I had been forgetting to do so many things with Creation To The Greeks. How awful of me! Marie really knows what she is talking about. It's almost like neglecting to read your Bible...you just start forgetting how wonderful it really...
by Tracey in ME
Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: 3rd-4th grader - Adventures vs. Years 4-5
Replies: 43
Views: 14987

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:30 pm

OH! IT IS?!?!?! That's wonderful! I didn't know that! Awesome! That's so cool. I am loving MFW more and more each day! "smooch---smooch---smooch!!!!" (not kissing you)
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- Tracey
by Tracey in ME
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - (Sp. Power) - Instructions are in MFW guides (and here)
Replies: 43
Views: 15307

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:19 pm Spelling Power isn't hard. The book seems overwhelming if you read a ton of it, but not if you just go through the Quick Steps. Basically, the way you use Spelling Power is give a first "overall/general spelling knowledge" test to see what grade level your child is ...
by Tracey in ME
Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 9-11 Brazil
Replies: 63
Views: 62368

Week 10: Chapter books

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:25 pm

I found a book with a story about Brazil at the library for my 10yo. It's called Jaguar. I hope she likes it. It wasn't recommended by the Hazells, though. I forget how I found it.
by Tracey in ME
Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 18-20 Kenya
Replies: 58
Views: 37282

Live African web-cam!

It is a live web-cam of different places in Africa! Now, the only REAL "live" cam is of Nkorho Stream in Southern Africa...but it is sooo neat! Look for the link on the left that says "Nkorho Stream." I have it on all day and am addicted to peeking at it! So far I have seen wildabeasts and a little ...
by Tracey in ME
Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Combining 1st and an OLDER program
Replies: 80
Views: 30824

1st and ECC

We are doing 1st and ECC with no problems whatsoever. I have my 11yo doing ECC, and my 7yo doing 1st. The way we work it I am done teaching by noon. I start my 7yo at about 9:00 am and we work for 1 hour (anymore than that and she starts getting a dazed look). If the work is going to take longer tha...
by Tracey in ME
Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: ECC book discussion, ideas, favorites
Replies: 41
Views: 17402

Yeahhhh...you're right...sigh...ok.
by Tracey in ME
Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Reading - Should I add a reading program?
Replies: 8
Views: 6526

I agree with Crystal. I know it can be hard when one child is reading ahead of their level (my 10yo dd), and one "seems" behind (my 7.5yo dd). But, really, I am learning to just enjoy whatever "level" they are at and not push. :o)
by Tracey in ME
Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: 4-year-olds - Ready for MFK, but then what to do in future
Replies: 19
Views: 12244

I am not sure if you know or not, but it is not difficult to be doing MFW K or 1st with another program (Adventures, ECC, and beyond).

We are doing ECC and 1st, and we are done within 2.5 to 3 hours.

Happy homeschooling!
by Tracey in ME
Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: Choosing Curriculum Archive--For Those New to MFW
Topic: ADVentures - NOT needed alongside older programs! (David Hazell reply)
Replies: 42
Views: 18283

This will work out GREAT! My oldest boy will be in 2nd grade when we hit these years and then he will be able to do ECC before getting into the World History portion---whew! The Beast will start the 5-year rotation when we do ECC for the 2nd time...isn't that great timing!? Woohoo! I feel much bette...
by Tracey in ME
Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:57 am
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: * Testimonies from Users - Thanks ECC!
Replies: 49
Views: 24498

We just finished week 3 of ECC and Day 14 of 1st...and I love it! My kids are really enjoying it, too! Next year we'll be doing K and CTG!

I used and tried several programs...and I am HOOKED on MFW! This curriculum is PERFECT for us! Wohoo!
by Tracey in ME
Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: DELUXE - Math pattern blocks, fun photos...
Replies: 1
Views: 5369

DELUXE - Math pattern blocks, fun photos...

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Here's a couple of photos of designs my daughters created with the Pattern Blocks from 1st Grade.
by Tracey in ME
Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Schedule - Begin MFW 1st mid-year? Year-round schedules?
Replies: 18
Views: 5976

We just switched to MFW 1st last week and I am SOOOOO glad I did! We are loving it so far! And there aren't SO MANY things to do like in other programs...oiy!
by Tracey in ME
Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: Exploring Countries and Cultures Archive
Topic: Book Subs - Suggestions if we've already read some ECC books
Replies: 15
Views: 9558

Book Subs - Suggestions if we've already read some ECC books

I'm curious if anyone has used MFW books they've already read? We've already read Maps & Globes, Window on the World, and the book about Gladys Aylward. He's already very familiar with Wild Places and the Living World Encyclopedia. We have also read Hero Tales in the past but I don't think he remem...