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by Carrie
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Combining for Jr/Sr High LA
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Combining for Jr/Sr High LA

Rice,

In Their Sandals can easily be moved to a different year if you desire. I just like to frontload the essential writing skills that are needed for higher education, which is why I suggested doing Essentials in Writing for two years prior to In Their Sandals.

Blessings,
Carrie
by Carrie
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Combining for Jr/Sr High LA
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Combining for Jr/Sr High LA

Hello Rice! I am hoping we won't confuse those reading this thread, as we discuss your options! :D You have a big family with some unique customization happening, which will be specific to your family. I can see the need to streamline time spent teaching composition, so I'll wade in with some though...
by Carrie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Happy Easter!
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: Happy Easter!

Erica,

Blessings to you too!

Carrie
by Carrie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Phonics Instruction
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Phonics Instruction

Rice, I think Sound Bytes is a great choice in your situation. I would pause the Emerging Reader's Set and just work through Sound Bytes for now. It may take a couple of months or could go more quickly. It isn't uncommon to need a bridge between Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons and our E...
by Carrie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Phonics Instruction
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Phonics Instruction

Hello Susan, If your kiddos have completed Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, and you don't feel your kiddos are ready for the Emerging Reader's Set, I would recommend Sound Bytes for your pair next. If, however, you haven't finished Teach Your Child to Read..., or you did finish and feel...
by Carrie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Update and a question
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Update and a question

Hello Jenn! I am so glad that you are getting a chance to talk through options for your busy family! Some great suggestions are already being shared. :D In looking at your line-up of kiddos, I had a few thoughts that may be worth pondering. First of all, I am not sure how your oldest does with schoo...
by Carrie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Grading Dictation in High School
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Grading Dictation in High School

Hey Susan! Great question! First of all, just to encourage you I will let you know that studied dictation is a slow burn. :D It takes time to really reach its full impact. Kiddos who are naturally good spellers just visualize the correct spelling. They can tell if a word "looks right" and will excel...
by Carrie
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Happy Easter!
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all of you wonderful ladies on the board! Christ is risen! :D :D We awoke to a white world and many inches of snow this morning. What a surprise. That is just South Dakota weather. :shock: Hope all of you had a good Easter. :D

Blessings,
Carrie
by Carrie
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement Chart Questions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1585

Re: Placement Chart Questions?

Thanks so much for popping back to share a bit more of your thoughts as you place each of your kiddos. 8) I can feel a really good plan coming together. It does sound like your 13 year old daughter will be well placed in Revival to Revolution and that you 14-year-old son will do well in MTMM. We usu...
by Carrie
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How are you all doing?
Replies: 13
Views: 2293

Re: How are you all doing?

That is good you were able to get your visit in to California! I am glad that schooling with HOD is helping to keep your routine a bit more normal. We are finding the same to be true here! :D We are finding a new "normal" for now. We are praying for health for all of your families and are so gratefu...
by Carrie
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement Chart Questions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1585

Re: Placement Chart Questions?

Thanks so much for sharing a bit more about your kiddos! Based on what you've shared, I think your 14 year old could probably handle MTMM, however if you desired to keep your 13 and 14 year old together (and they work well together), you could do Revival to Revolution with both of them instead. :D T...
by Carrie
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Combining 12 and 14 yo
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Combining 12 and 14 yo

Thanks so much for sharing a bit more about your kids. Based on what you've shared thus far, it does sound like your son would be well-placed in CTC and your daughter would fit well in Revival to Revolution. :D Since you shared that they love to work together, you could also consider combining them ...
by Carrie
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Combining 12 and 14 yo
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Combining 12 and 14 yo

Hello! We're glad to have you here! :D I agree that it would help if you could look mainly at the first page of the placement chart linked here: https://www.heartofdakota.com/placing-your-child.php That would help us know better where your kiddos might fit in HOD. Placement is quite dependent on rea...
by Carrie
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New Edition and Notebooking Pages for Preparing?
Replies: 11
Views: 2311

Re: New Edition and Notebooking Pages for Preparing?

Hello! As we are still knee-deep in the entire website redesign, the Preparing Hearts pages are on track for a summer release. We are looking at late July - early August right now. The website redesign has been so much more massive than we thought, as the entire thing has had to be redone including ...
by Carrie
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement Chart Questions?
Replies: 13
Views: 1585

Re: Placement Chart Questions?

Hello! We are glad to have you here! :D The ladies are doing a terrific job of helping you talk through placement options. I really echo what they are saying. :D I agree that your 13 year old seems to fit well in Revival to Revolution. :D This takes into account what you've shared about writing and ...