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by pjdobro
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: question about The Exciting World of Creative Writing
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: question about The Exciting World of Creative Writing

I don't think there is a teacher's guide. If there is, I somehow failed to get it :wink:
by pjdobro
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Brand of watercolor paints for CTC
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: Brand of watercolor paints for CTC

We used these paints: http://www.millerpadsandpaper.com/Jackson-Paint-12-Professional-Watercolors-3489.htm and used paper similar to this: http://www.millerpadsandpaper.com/9X12-Artist-Watercolor-Pad-4559.htm I did get mine from Miller Pads and Paper when they were at our convention. I'm sure that H...
by pjdobro
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Finishing SM 6B in 6th grade...
Replies: 9
Views: 4946

Re: Finishing SM 6B in 6th grade...

I think it is more of an age thing and the way the brain matures. If she is getting the algebraic concepts though she very well may be ready for algebra in 7th grade. Our public schools here do algebra with their AG kids in 7th. I think it is a very individual thing when a child is ready to think ab...
by pjdobro
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement for 6th and 8th
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: Placement for 6th and 8th

It sounds like good placement choices to me from what you've said. The amount of reading might be more than your dd likes to begin with but I don't think the level is going to be too high. We haven't done MTMM yet, so I have no experience with it, but it sounds like you have looked over the placemen...
by pjdobro
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore Math Textbook Question
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Singapore Math Textbook Question

We typically did all of the examples in the textbook as well. We did these together on the whiteboard. Then they typically did the workbook problems on their own. On days when there are a bunch of textbook problems, like a review, there usually isn't anything scheduled in the workbook. Then when the...
by pjdobro
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTC quesiton...
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: CTC quesiton...

My dc were 10 and in 5th grade when they did CTC, but we had done LHFHG, Beyond, Bigger, and Preparing leading up to that. My advice is to go where she best places. Look at it again and see if you feel one is a better fit than the other. There is a big difference in the level of independence and the...
by pjdobro
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Not Learning Letters
Replies: 18
Views: 2354

Re: Not Learning Letters

Have you tried LHTH? I know it uses a lot of different approaches to help a dc learn the letters. Something that has a multi-sensory approach like that might be helpful. We came to HOD a little to late to use that guide, but I love the looks of it. I think the songs that go with the letters, the act...
by pjdobro
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Pics of Getting Ready for RTR
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Pics of Getting Ready for RTR

Thanks for sharing this Julie! Though we've finished RTR, I'm sure Rev2Rev will be similar and seeing your set-up is helpful. :) I have a question about the way you do the notebooking pages. Do you put the pages in the 3 ring binder to start and then have them put them in the plastic sleeve in the b...
by pjdobro
Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:31 pm
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Topic: Are We Starting too Young?
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: Are We Starting too Young?

I know there are others that can offer better insight than I can, but I'll try to give you a few thoughts. First and foremost I would diligently seek God on this issue and see how He leads you. Every child is different and sometimes it's difficult to distinguish whether it is just developmental or a...
by pjdobro
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Guideline for R&S, written vs oral
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Re: Guideline for R&S, written vs oral

I think the recommendation is to do 2/3 of the lesson orally then about 1/3 written. First I do the oral review from the teachers guide with my dc. Then we read the lesson together and do the oral questions. We usually do a good part of the written questions orally as well. I usually only save one s...
by pjdobro
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: cursive writing?
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: cursive writing?

We didn't do the Italics book, but loved Cheerful Cursive. It was a fun book that my dc looked forward to doing everyday. One of the things that I really liked about it was that it helped them learn how to read cursive (various types) not just write it. :D
by pjdobro
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Narration Vs. Summary
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: Narration Vs. Summary

You're welcome. I'm glad that was helpful. I don't remember when it was, but there were instructions to type up an oral narration on occasion in one guide. In looking back over them, I think it was in Preparing, but I could be mistaken. It's nice to do on occasion so that you can see how far they ha...
by pjdobro
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Re: Preparing Question

We used Preparing in 4th grade when my dc had just turned 9. It was a good fit, but we had done LHFHG, Beyond, and Bigger, the three years prior, so it was the natural progression for us. I agree with the others that the grade really doesn't matter, just go with where your dc places on the placement...
by pjdobro
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Storytime
Replies: 8
Views: 1201

Re: Storytime

We do a big block of our together time so we have the guide available for the other things as well. So the guide is always with our storytime. Since my dc are older now, the guide is mostly theirs, and they just bring it to me when we do our together time. They are responsible for figuring out the s...
by pjdobro
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore Math 6A/6B necessary?
Replies: 10
Views: 1259

Re: Singapore Math 6A/6B necessary?

We didn't go directly from 6B to algebra exactly but only because of the age of my dc. We did go to a pre-algebra class, but in comparing our pre-algebra class to the algebra classes, it was more algebra than pre-algebra and my dc did very well. Singapore prepared them well. I don't think your ds wi...