Hi Brenda,Omma wrote:We've just started MFW 1 and my dc want to do it FIRST in the morning... they both LOVE it!
I am using it with my ds who will be 7 in March AND my dd who just turned 5 in Nov. My ds cried this a.m. when his sister wanted to read something out of HIS NIrV Bible (she doesn't have one yet). He is nervous that she is catching up to him in school (actually she needs quite a bit of help reading out of the NIrV, but she likes to try a verse or two; while he can read a whole chapter with minimal help). When we do the dictation, I encourage him to try and fully write out the whole word whenever he can (while his sister just writes out the first letter.... except she will sometimes write out the whole word as well).
Anyway, my ds is definitely further along in his reading skills.... he just thinks his sister is catching up to him and he is nervous. Hopefully I can still continue with using MFW 1 with both of them at the same time. Any advice??? My hope is that I can use MFW 1 with both dc, but just requiring more from my ds as we do it (such as trying to spell out more words from memory, etc.)
Thanks for any ideas/tips, and we really are enjoying our start-up of MFW 1!!!
My two are 6 and 7, boy and girl, and we are using MFW 1st.
I have just started doing some things that make them more separate as I was seeing my ds working so hard to keep up with my dd and when there was something he couldn't do he would be very frustrated.
We still do the book together and all the reading time together but they read out of two different for fun reading books. Their LA will be different next week and today we are doing some math that they will be individual.
I wanted to try to keep them together as much as possible and they are very close in so many areas but for their image of each other I have seen that it is not the best choice for them.
I guess I would probly have your youngest read out of the Bible reader that came with MFW 1st. It is much easier and it would then separate them in this area.