I am using MFW1 this summer with my 3rd grader and we are enjoying it. (Her younger sister is doing it so they are doing it together). I am using the bible portion with its narration and summarizing with her. I help her summarize by talking about who, what, where, and those sorts of things, synthesize it and have her write it on her own. After she has done that I go over it with her and she copies it into her notebook.705emily wrote:I was torn when trying to decide which curriculum--MFW1 or Adventures--to purchase for dd age 6, but after reading and re-reading many of your messages--and praying about it--I decided to stay with MFW 1. I think the advice not to rush ahead too quickly is very wise.
Having said that--I would welcome any advice from you all as to how to make MFW 1 more challenging. The Bible reader is something that she would easily read at this point. I have found some other Bible Readers by Carine Mackenzie--that I think will be more of a challenge to her and thus she will still be able to benefit from the lessons--and from summarizing the stories she reads.
I think the suggestions in Honey for a Child's heart are good--as well. I thank you and appreciate all your help!
She is doing it all in cursive and it is a good way for her to practice her cursive. It is basically the same as her sister who is first grade is doing but I am expecting more. It is nice that we can do the bible story together. I have found The Children's Illustrated Bible to be nice to use along with the lessons. They follow very closely and your daughter may be able to read them herself since she is reading so well.
My daughter is not really doing the phonics, but we use the phonics chart provided in the first grade with both girls and are continually reviewing the phonograms as MFW presents them.
Hope this helps and doesn't confuse!