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by shera
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dilemma, Placement, Confusion
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Dilemma, Placement, Confusion

we are currently in Unit 22 of Preparing, so we have completed a large portion of the program. He is able to read all of the independent history and science. He could even read CHOW, Grandpa's Box and the Storytime books; but I don't let him. In my original post I included a copy of his written narr...
by shera
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dilemma, Placement, Confusion
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Dilemma, Placement, Confusion

I am currently using Preparing for my ds and Beyond for my dd. They both listen in on the others readings ( story time and history) as we sit at one table and do schoolwork. I have a few questions/concerns about next year. First, my ds has horrible handwriting. I am currently using Dianne Craft's fi...
by shera
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Handwriting help
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: Handwriting help

you may also want to check Dianne Craft's website. She has a figure 8 exercise that works well for handwriting, reversals and writing in general.

HTH
by shera
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Times for CtC
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Times for CtC

I am currently doing Preparing with my ds and am looking ahead to next year. I am wondering approximately how long CtC takes and the breakdown of the boxes. I tried to do a search as I'm sure this has been discussed but I couldn't find the information. Also, would CtC work well for a child that does...
by shera
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: History Projects and Independent History
Replies: 3
Views: 298

History Projects and Independent History

My ds is on unit 12 in Preparing. We have done maybe 4 or 5 of the history projects. He doesn't seem to enjoy them much. He is not an artsy craftsy kind of kid. Is it okay to skip them or do the skills build up on them? I figure I could force the issue but at this point I would rather not. I'm think...
by shera
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: A question for all....
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: A question for all....

hmm Can she save it until she has done all the reading in that box? That's usually what ds does at least. Very rarely will he be in the middle of reading something and want to tell me something unless "it's really cool mom" Usually it will be after he has read whatever he was supposed to then he tel...
by shera
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: A question for all....
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: A question for all....

Hey Ann Since you say your dd is a chatty kathy and wants to discuss everything, could you try having her summarize more. For ex. in 3 or 4 sentences what happened today in this story? Or what was the main topic? Maybe that would help make things go a little faster. Not sure exactly what you are ski...
by shera
Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Encouraging Independence
Replies: 12
Views: 1025

Re: Encouraging Independence

Just a thought what if you copied the page so Mommy had her own to do. Then when she says you do it? You can point to your own page and say I am this one is yours. That might work.
by shera
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Distractions
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Distractions

I'm working my ds through Preparing and dd through Beyond. It is taking us forever. I think they are placed correctly. I have asked my ds if the work is too hard or if he doesn't understand something. He says he understands things for the most part, occasionally he may not understand something. We h...
by shera
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: R&S Building with Diligence lesson 6
Replies: 2
Views: 326

R&S Building with Diligence lesson 6

Quick question regarding Lesson 6 in Rod and Staff: The written practice is about writing an interesting paragraph/story. I know Carrie does not plan for the kids to do all of the writing etc in the R & S lessons. Should the kids do this? The same day they are copying 2 paragraphs in Independent His...
by shera
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Beyond and Preparing
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Beyond and Preparing

Thank you for explaining that torch = flashlight. I figured it was a typo or something. Sounds like it is basically your normal school supplies.

Sarah
by shera
Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Beyond and Preparing
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Beyond and Preparing

I am going to be ordering both Beyond and Preparing towards the end of this month but my convention is this coming weekend. Miller Pads and Paper will be there and I'm wondering if there is anything I will need for these 2 programs. I'm already planning on purchasing 3 packs of construction paper si...
by shera
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Finding Quiet
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: Finding Quiet

When he is doing independent work headphones might help. My dh wears them when he needs to concentrate.

Sarah
by shera
Tue May 24, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: BLHFHG...reading ?
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: BLHFHG...reading ?

There should be a place on the decription of ETC that says what is covered in each book. Okay I readily have the books so here in a nutshell is what is covered in the different books. Book 1 Consonant pretest and short vowels Book 2 Initial consonant blends and final consonant blends Book 3 One syll...
by shera
Tue May 24, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Teaching Time
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: Teaching Time

So would you suggest I stagger start them. I'm guessing start the oldest first and have him get used to Preparing then once we have a routine with that start dd on Beyond?