We did Adventures altogether last year (ds-8/9, dd-5/6, ds 2/3) while daughter did MFW-1, plus I had a toddler underfoot.Heart4Home wrote:Hello ladies! I have a question regarding my 7yod who did MFWK last year and can read 3-5 letter words relatively well. She still sounds out each letter as she reads though, which I hope will change to more blending. I realize that MFW1 would probably be the best fit, however we are currently doing ADV. with 8yod and 7yod together.
Do I need to do all of MFW1 with her or is there a reading/phonics part within it that would stand alone for her? Do any of you do both mfw1 and Adv. together? How difficult is that?
Thank you for any help!!
Karen in WA
Here is what I did:
I did the Math, LA - PLL, Spelling and Bible with oldest ds - while dd and little ds played together using the MFW preschool toys and read to him.
Then I did MFW-1 with dd while oldest ds played with little ds again playing with MFW preschool toys and reading to him.
The toddler watched music DVD's while I did history, science, art, music, etc. with the older two - though usually he joined us for science, art and music as mush as he could. My oldest did everything. My MFW-1'er had enough notebooking with MFW-1 so for her history notebook, she simply practiced narrating (this is her weakness) while I wrote down on scrap paper her narration for her to copy onto her notebook. She loves to draw so she did the drawings for her notebook. She also joined in with the state notebook - but I had an older version [of Adventures] using the Dover state coloring book. My older two also did Russian ( they are Russian born).
This seemed to work for us.
I would highly suggest your three letter reader use the MFW-1 as it is wonderful and made fluent reader out of both of my oldest , and my dd - she reads pretty well too - definitely passed blending and three letter words - her problem is sight words and uisng the phoncs she knows well in drill in the reading setting is in the process of getting correct diagnosis - maybe ADD and maybe some reading/language issue -probably auditory processing disorder .