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May 26th, 2010, 08:40 AM
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This is the curriculum I am leaning towards for starting my DD in 1st grade. Anyone here have experience using it?
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May 26th, 2010, 08:46 AM
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I have a couple of friends that use it and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It looks fantastic if you like the unit study style of curriculum. One of friends that uses it has used it from preschool on and her kids are reading really well and learning A LOT. The other one who is using it is starting with adventures and going from there but her and her DD are loving it.
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May 26th, 2010, 08:55 AM
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I haven't used it, but I also know lots of people who love it.
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May 26th, 2010, 09:12 AM
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My good friend, who has also decided to homeschool her 1st graders this year, has been really pumped over MFW due to a family friend of hers whose KIDS say it was the best curriculum ever. It looks very very simple, but I do worry about the math. My MIL says that the math book included in the Deluxe package is just a work booklet that is sold in Walmart and is very similar to many other's like Spectrum.
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May 26th, 2010, 11:01 AM
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I do worry about the math. My MIL says that the math book included in the Deluxe package is just a work booklet that is sold in Walmart and is very similar to many other's like Spectrum.
I think Kindergarten is like that, but I don't think all the grades are like that. I have a friend that just finished with 1st and 3rd MFW this year and she uses Singapore math with her kids. I thought I remembered reading on the website that math isn't included in most years.
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May 26th, 2010, 11:15 AM
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With MFW you add in your own Math and LA after 1st grade and some people even supplement the math before that.
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May 26th, 2010, 01:06 PM
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Yes I just found that out yesterday! I was panicking a bit due to being very overwhelmed by all the choices for math and LA, but I think I'm going to focus on Singapore and Kumon for math, and probably R&S (rod and staff?) for reading/writing. I'm also going to bid on BOB books on eBay.
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May 26th, 2010, 02:36 PM
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You can probably get BOB books at the library. If you've never seen them in person, you should preview them first. People either love them or hate them. Ben didn't like them, so I got rid of ours.
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Agreeing with the Bob books..we were given a bunch and my kids do not like them... at ALL
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May 26th, 2010, 05:09 PM
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Thanks for the advice! I'll try to find someone who owns a few so I can look them over.
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I don't know anything about MFW, but I wanted to say that we used the BOB books this year (set 2 and 3) and my son (5 years old) loved them! They were short enough that he didn't lose intrest, and silly which he loved.
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May 27th, 2010, 05:49 AM
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We use these instead of BOB and the kids have really liked them:

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May 27th, 2010, 06:44 AM
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My 8 year old didn't mind the BOB books so much when she was learning how to read, but my 4 year old wasn't a big fan at all. She much preferred the HOP books.
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May 27th, 2010, 09:10 AM
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I just got MFW in the mail and already I love it! Each lesson is laid-out for you, but its all very hands-on and multi-sensory.
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May 27th, 2010, 09:28 AM
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I just got MFW in the mail and already I love it! Each lesson is laid-out for you, but its all very hands-on and multi-sensory.
Great to know! What grades?
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May 27th, 2010, 10:13 AM
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I just lurk here, since my dd is only two. But I did notice that MFW has a curriculum for toddlers, does anyone have any experience with this? Is it worth it to get for my toddler?
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May 27th, 2010, 11:38 AM
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MFW's stuff for preschool is just some educational toys. They believe in learning through play at that age.
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May 27th, 2010, 09:21 PM
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A friend of mine had been recommending MFW 1st to me. She used it with her oldest two (they're about 9 and 10 now I *think*) and it was the only phonics instruction they ever had and they've both done phenomenally since .. not sure if that's the curriculum or her oldest two are just that way inclined (they were 4 and 5 when they did it - I don't think she's used it so early with any children since though) but either way .. she loves MFW 1st
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May 29th, 2010, 05:18 AM
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Great to know! What grades?
We're doing kindergarten, although I was torn about whether to use the kindergarten or the 1st grade curriculum because, despite ds' delays, he has already mastered most kindy work. But I figure it will make a great review for him, and its very science-y so its right up his alley.
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