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by mamaloves4
Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Discouraged
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Re: Discouraged

Hi there, It sounds like you have a good plan in place and you have gotten lots of great advice from the ladies on the board. I just wanted to chime in with something else for you to consider. I usually hit the 'burnout' stage around March. I love the 4 day a week plan. I also plan my math/reading/w...
by mamaloves4
Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Schedule or routine, which do you prefer and why?
Replies: 18
Views: 1236

Re: Schedule or routine, which do you prefer and why?

Hi! I am definitely more of a routine kind of girl. I read MOTH, put the schedule into practice and within two weeks I was 'breaking' out of the boxes. I felt quite constricted by the time factor. So...the only 'set' times at my house are: breakfast (somewhere around 8am--give or take fifteen minute...
by mamaloves4
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Igniting Your Writing vs. Write With the Best
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Igniting Your Writing vs. Write With the Best

I have used both. I like IYW a lot when I first saw it and it worked pretty good, but I like Write with the Best, best! I love how it is broken down into bite size pieces. It has helped my dd create her best writing. She loves to write and has spent countless hours and numerous reems of paper writin...
by mamaloves4
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Personal Quiet Time for the new guide RTR...
Replies: 17
Views: 1716

Re: Personal Quiet Time for the new guide RTR...

These sound wonderful! I have been meaning to work them into our daily plans, but am super excited that you have already done that--now I just have to rest in knowing that I simply have to follow the boxes! Thank-you for all your work and effort you put into this! I was just thanking the Lord today ...
by mamaloves4
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: A Quick Spelling Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: A Quick Spelling Poll

Hi! I am only doing the dictation with dd10 who is in CTC this year. Last year was our first exposure to dictation and I really liked it. It made so much sense to me!She is a naturally good speller, but if she were struggling I would consider pulling in a supplement. Sometimes it takes her a few day...
by mamaloves4
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Outline Sketches in CTC
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Outline Sketches in CTC

Hi there, I just had to laugh when i saw your post because me and my dd had this discussion just today! She wanted to draw, I told her to write! So we compromised! I have been having her draw a circle with lines coming out from it and then having her write her information it, with the main topic in ...
by mamaloves4
Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Scheduling the extras?
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Scheduling the extras?

I am kind of in the same boat! I don't want to give up our afternoon free time, but I want those things woven into our lives. So....here are some ideas I had. Use breakfast time for music, pick a composer and play his works during breakfast for....however long you wish--a week, two weeks, etc. Use b...
by mamaloves4
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What to do when you dc takes too long in her subjects..
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: What to do when you dc takes too long in her subjects..

Hi Playschool! I love all your responses you have gotten. I have one dd with perfectionist/anxiety issues and another dd with distraction issues. We have tried many things as well and I am going to keep these ideas in my head for future use. I do want to share one thing we have used with my oldest d...
by mamaloves4
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Trying to hang in there...
Replies: 27
Views: 1500

Re: Trying to hang in there...

Hi! I think you have gotten some great suggestions. School during naptime is good-we did that one year and it worked for that year. (I struggled with staying awake and patient and so we looked for other options). One thing that has been a lifesaver in my home has been to teach my children to enterta...
by mamaloves4
Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Prayer Request For appointment on Monday AM
Replies: 16
Views: 625

Re: Prayer Request For appointment on Monday AM

Praying for you! May you rest in His peace!

JEss
by mamaloves4
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Weekly Heart of Dakota Check-In
Topic: Week In Review 08-27-09
Replies: 14
Views: 8977

Re: Week In Review 08-27-09

Okay--so the pictures need to be resized--I am going to try it again.

Picture of dd10 with her poetry painting.
Image

thanks for letting me do this:)

Jess
by mamaloves4
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Weekly Heart of Dakota Check-In
Topic: Week In Review 08-27-09
Replies: 14
Views: 8977

Re: Week In Review 08-27-09

We had a good week in LHTH, Beyond, and CTC. We are in Unit 8 of LHTH. My ds is really enjoying his school time and looks forward to it every morning. My little sunshine (dd2) flits in and out of preschool, but is always sure to be there for the finger play! I am trying to capture moments of school ...
by mamaloves4
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTC - watercolor instructions, plz help!
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: CTC - watercolor instructions, plz help!

Hi! I was a little nervous about painting too, but I found the extra instructions in the introduction of the manual to be helpful. We did this project and my dd was so excited about how it turned out. I only used a little yellow paint (we bought the tubes, too). I figured I could always add more pai...
by mamaloves4
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Feeling Guilty
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Feeling Guilty

Proverbs 3:5-6 says 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.' Scripture is the best way to overcome those 'guilt' attacks. One thing I have learned is that the Holy Spirit convicts us on specific things...
by mamaloves4
Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: heart warmer
Replies: 3
Views: 285

heart warmer

Hi, I just have to share this! After doing the Poetry box in CTC Unit 1 Day 3, my oldest dd said, "Mom, we make a great team in school!" It really warmed my heart because we often butt heads. I am more of a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl and she is more rigid, AND we both like to be in cha...