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by Vicki
Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Trouble with Bigger Hearts...
Replies: 21
Views: 1607

Re: Trouble with Bigger Hearts...

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by Vicki
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DS Struggles W/Bigger
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Re: DS Struggles W/Bigger

Carrie, I'm sorry if I have offended anyone with anything in my post. I certainly had no intent to do so. I try not to post here often, as I have struggles with teaching my own child, and it just seems that what I've read here is always to go to the next program up. I'm just expressing what I had to...
by Vicki
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DS Struggles W/Bigger
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Re: DS Struggles W/Bigger

"This is where I struggle, meeting my son where he is rather than where I think he ought to be." This is a daily battle for me too. I just had that little inner voice remind me last night that "Comparison is the death of contentment". Don't know where that quote comes from, but I heard it loud and c...
by Vicki
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DITHR questions..
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: DITHR questions..

Thanks for your help, Kathleen. I am excited to get started with this. I've had the manual for awhile now, I just wasn't sure when to begin, but I think the time is now. I found some empty cosmetic boxes at Walmart, and I'm using them to sort the books by genre in my bookshelf. I write on the front ...
by Vicki
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Not sure what to do for next year.
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: Not sure what to do for next year.

Great plan, LeeAnn! I went back to read over your original post, and I messed up with my advice. I see now that you have already finished with Beyond. If he's ready for Bigger, then I'd keep on keeping on, adding in your new plans to make it work. I also definitely agree about allotting a certain am...
by Vicki
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Can We Share Our HOD Tips Again?! (Big Smile)
Replies: 14
Views: 1192

Re: Can We Share Our HOD Tips Again?! (Big Smile)

I don't know if this counts, but something I just started the other day was to get the Beyond manual out and look at each day's lesson. I get a scrap piece of paper and write the unit # and Day #, then I write down what are the items we will cover that I want to focus on. I jot down ideas I have to ...
by Vicki
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DS Struggles W/Bigger
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Re: DS Struggles W/Bigger

Summer, I am thinking of you again this morning after re-reading your post. I have definitely walked in your shoes. I don't know how to tell you any more than what I have already shared, but my little guy is his own person too. I haven't had him tested, and maybe that is something we should really p...
by Vicki
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DS Struggles W/Bigger
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Re: DS Struggles W/Bigger

Summer, it's late, but I have to tell you what we did. I did the same as you--started Beyond in Jan. '08. We breezed through the first units, then life got in the way,and we fell short of being finished on time. We started back at unit 12 just a couple of weeks ago, and I've found that he's ready fo...
by Vicki
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore Math Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1146

Re: Singapore Math Questions

We use a fun math program from the UK called MEP math. It has really worked great to get those wheels turning in the brain, and it's most always fun! So far, we haven't had any frustrating days, but like anything else, there's always the possibility of one in the future! :lol: We also do some of the...
by Vicki
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DITHR questions..
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: DITHR questions..

Thank you, Julie, for your great explanation of how to use DITHR! I want to sit down with the manual again this weekend and get comfortable with it, then plan on starting it next week. I guess we could just jump in, but I don't want to mess anything up. I thought it would help to read the directions...
by Vicki
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ok Girls, what are you thinking about doing NEXT year!
Replies: 42
Views: 2116

Re: Ok Girls, what are you thinking about doing NEXT year!

Well, if all goes according to plan, we'll hopefully start up with Bigger Hearts in September. I was hoping to start in July, as I'm chomping at the bit to get started with it. I've read through the guide several times, and I keep it by my bedside for nightly reading--it's just so interesting. I sho...
by Vicki
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DITHR questions..
Replies: 5
Views: 541

DITHR questions..

I have a few questions about Drawn into the Heart of Reading. Do I understand from the manual that for a level 2/3 child, he should be doing all of the reading out loud to me? Also, if he reads a book in 5 days, we do two more through every genre, and again, he reads these out loud to me? I am wonde...
by Vicki
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ok Girls, what are you thinking about doing NEXT year!
Replies: 42
Views: 2116

Re: Ok Girls, what are you thinking about doing NEXT year!

I would think you could easily combine them, and just beef up the writing if needed. I have some ideas for beefing up Beyond for a child who is at the age limit of the program, but is not quite there maturity-wise. It is working for us, and I have no problem waiting for Bigger 'till he's ready.
by Vicki
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: BIGGER Science
Replies: 12
Views: 905

Re: BIGGER Science

Printing off this whole thread (while the little guy is doing copywork :wink: )... I think this will be great for reference, and probably deserves to be put at the top of the boards as a "sticky". It would surely be an instant access to those coming here with any questions about how science is cover...
by Vicki
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I just want to say...,
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: I just want to say...,

I'm so glad you had a great day! Those are the times and memories that help us get through the difficult days. It's those little pieces of "sprinkled sunshine" that really help get me through, and I know Beyond is leading us through it. :)