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by Mommamo
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bragging on Evie (8.5) a little
Replies: 4
Views: 1991

Re: Bragging on Evie (8.5) a little

That is so wonderful to hear! I love reading stories like this one.
by Mommamo
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Would you say HOD is more of a CM approach or unit study?
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Re: Would you say HOD is more of a CM approach or unit study

I would say it's more CM--includes a history cycle (although a bit different), living books, later grammar, dictation, narrations (first oral moving to written later), Shakespeare study, poetry study, nature study, art, hymn study. All of the beloved CM ideas are there, just maybe not everything eve...
by Mommamo
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement help: Bigger or Preparing for special needs
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Re: Placement help: Bigger or Preparing for special needs

My son is 11 and is using Bigger. It's actually perfect for him--not too easy at all. He is a very smart little guy, but struggles with dysgraphia, dyslexia, poor working memory, low processing speed. Bigger allows us to have some great conversations without the writing being too heavy. It's been en...
by Mommamo
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Extension Package for Beyond?
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

Re: Extension Package for Beyond?

Beyond and under don't have extension packages. Bigger is the first guide with an extension package. I double checked the main page and the placement chart, and I didn't see extensions mentioned for Beyond. Speaking of the placement chart, have you checked there for your kids yet? Here's the link. h...
by Mommamo
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Can I use Bigger for ten year old?
Replies: 4
Views: 1774

Re: Can I use Bigger for ten year old?

In that case, I would definitely use the extensions for her if you go with Bigger. It might work fine, but I could see the science potentially not being enough. One question I would have is what you were wanting to use after Bigger. If you want to jump to CTC, then that might feel like a big jump fo...
by Mommamo
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Strayed from HOD for 1 year and don't know how to get back!
Replies: 4
Views: 1938

Re: Strayed from HOD for 1 year and don't know how to get ba

We read through Mystery of History 4 last year to prepare for the national history bee regionals, and we are doing MTMM after taking a couple years off of HOD, and my daughter so far (we're only a couple days in, so I realize we don't have a big picture experience yet) isn't complaining at all about...
by Mommamo
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Can I use Bigger for ten year old?
Replies: 4
Views: 1774

Re: Can I use Bigger for ten year old?

I'm using Bigger for my son who has just turned 11. He is doing fine, and it is plenty challenging. We started out doing the extension books with him but soon gave it up. The work in Bigger was plenty. As long as he is placed well on the placement chart, it should be enough for him. This is my 2nd r...
by Mommamo
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement help please? Returning to HOD
Replies: 9
Views: 4455

Re: Placement help please? Returning to HOD

Just wanted to mention that this option is working perfectly for us! We went with MTMM and are doing it half paced right now. We are doing a mix of the science from the previous guide and the science in this one at my daughter's request. We've started out half speed, and it's perfect! We're wanting ...
by Mommamo
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 2016-2017 Catalog
Replies: 13
Views: 8437

Re: 2016-2017 Catalog

I can't wait to see the next catalog! I always end up giving mine out to people who are interested in HOD and it's always well-received. I love, love, love that HOD still does paper catalogs. I just think SOOO much better when holding something in my hand.
by Mommamo
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need help to schedule HS Guides
Replies: 2
Views: 1300

Re: Need help to schedule HS Guides

I'm not in the high school guides yet, (but we will be starting WG in the 2018-2019 school year!) but I would probably try to finish the whole guide if possible. Could you school year round? Or do the guide 5 days/week instead of 4? I know they're very full, so that might not be possible. I would tr...
by Mommamo
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement help please? Returning to HOD
Replies: 9
Views: 4455

Re: Placement help please? Returning to HOD

Oh Carrie this helps so much!! I will talk to my daughter and see which option she prefers. As I think I mentioned before, we will be using these guides with all of our other kiddos, so I certainly don't mind buying another guide. The thought hadn't even crossed my mind that I could only do half a g...
by Mommamo
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement help please? Returning to HOD
Replies: 9
Views: 4455

Re: Placement help please? Returning to HOD

We actually school year round, so that's not a problem. (She has ADHD and does much better with a clear routine) She's only been with AO this year because... well long, long story. Before that she did Veritas Press self paced (the last two ones which cover exploration-modern times between them), and...
by Mommamo
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement help please? Returning to HOD
Replies: 9
Views: 4455

Re: Placement help please? Returning to HOD

After reading through samples, I'm almost wondering if we should do Rev2Rev light (maybe just the economy package?) starting when we finish up AO which should be the end of March/early April and working 5 days/week instead of the 4 that's scheduled. She would still feel like she's getting a bit of a...
by Mommamo
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need help placing and combining 6 kids close in age.
Replies: 5
Views: 2270

Re: Need help placing and combining 6 kids close in age.

What a neat situation you're in with the language learning! I wish we had an option like that (only with Spanish) with my kids. From what you've said about your kids, I would do either Bigger or Preparing for your oldest. Preparing is a huge step up in work, including being able to work independentl...
by Mommamo
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement help please? Returning to HOD
Replies: 9
Views: 4455

Re: Placement help please? Returning to HOD

Thanks, Carrie, for the help! My daughter would be in 7th grade right now if she were in public school because her birthday is right after the cut off for school. I always hate giving a grade level to her because it feels confusing to me. lol We started her in Kinder (with LHFHG!) the fall she turne...