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by lmercon
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Living Library in World History Guide ?
Replies: 0
Views: 2940

Living Library in World History Guide ?

The living library is great, but just too much for my severe dyslexic. Looking at WH, what books from the living library would you consider "must reads?" Which would be okay to drop? Thanks. I need help parring down.
Laura
by lmercon
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Would you say HOD is more of a CM approach or unit study?
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

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

I had an "interesting" discussion with someone regarding the philosophy behind different curricula. While not putting any judgment on either approach, would you say that HOD is more CM-like or unit study-like? What are your reasons for your opinion? Thanks for your thoughts.
by lmercon
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Grading advice needed for Geometry: A Guided Inquiry!
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

Grading advice needed for Geometry: A Guided Inquiry!

Advice needed from anyone using Geometry: A Guided Inquiry w/ Math Without Borders. How are you getting grades? There are no quizzes or tests. There is a review after each section, but they are more like practice questions. My son is loving this program, and I want to stick with it, but I need some ...
by lmercon
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Geometry: A Guided Inquiry Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Re: Geometry: A Guided Inquiry Help

Are you talking about the .ggb files? I can't open them either. Spent the last hour searching around for a safe way to download an app to open them. I'm scared I'm going to download something malicious. Let me know if you figure it out. Edited to add: If you look on the instruction page, there is a ...
by lmercon
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Thankful we came back
Replies: 4
Views: 1866

Re: Thankful we came back

So nice to "see" you here again!
by lmercon
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sharing a praise!
Replies: 7
Views: 2567

Re: Sharing a praise!

That's wonderful! May I ask a couple of questions as I will need to look into this for my son as well. 1. Did you need to get an IEP for him from the school district in order to qualify? 2. Did you need an official diagnosis? 3. Where did you send the request? Thanks so much! If you wish to pm the d...
by lmercon
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sneak Peek #6: New US2 History Guide
Replies: 20
Views: 17496

Re: Sneak Peek #6: New US2 History Guide

I LOVE this! Actually, I'm not sure what I'll do with my son, but we've lots of time to consider that. However, when I think back to my own high school experience, this is exactly what I chose to do! I was on the honor's track and had signed up for physics. I realized that it was silly for me to tak...
by lmercon
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Phonics Question - Dyslexia?
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Re: Phonics Question - Dyslexia?

I believe that AAR is loosely OG-based, which is a wonderful way for non-dyslexics to learn as well. Honestly, I would stick with that. Go slowly and maybe add in some ETC workbooks if that is fun for her.
by lmercon
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: We're back
Replies: 11
Views: 4787

Re: We're back

The advice you have received is just fantastic. I'll throw in my 2 cents as a mom of a severe dyslexic whom I've hsed for the last nine years. As you well know, dyslexia is often characterized by average to exceptionally bright kids who have marked difficulty with phonemic awareness and decoding, sp...
by lmercon
Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: We're back
Replies: 11
Views: 4787

Re: We're back

Welcome back! I remember discussing your decision to take a break and focus on some of those skills. I'm so glad that was a productive time. I wouldn't worry about your oldest getting to the last guide. Lots of moms are making the high school years work well without having gotten through all the gui...
by lmercon
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: A question about Science in Preparing
Replies: 6
Views: 2300

Re: A question about Science in Preparing

Trust Charlotte Mason! My son has done HOD for all his schooling years exactly as written. He is entering the high school guides this year. His understanding of science concepts is strong. The living approach to science by learning about the lives of the scientists adds such dimension to science. Be...
by lmercon
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: A Homeschool Funny
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

Re: A Homeschool Funny

A most satisfying response!
by lmercon
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW vs. HOD
Replies: 9
Views: 4069

Re: MFW vs. HOD

I have not used MFW, but I will say that HOD has a wonderful missions focus. I think that occurs later in the program than with MFW, but we've read dozens of missionary stories and chapter books. I feel that it is a very strong component.
hth,
Laura
by lmercon
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: RES to REF - Science/Weather & Shakespeare
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: RES to REF - Science/Weather & Shakespeare

Hi, I didn't use that science option, so I'm no help there. However, I do think the Shakespeare exposure is really important. When my son, who is severely dyslexic, did the Shakespeare study, I had him listen to the Lamb's book online. You can find it free on LibriVox. I didn't have him track along ...