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by amysconfections
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Maintaining closeness when running multiple guides
Replies: 8
Views: 1778

Re: Maintaining closeness when running multiple guides

I have found that I like having a morning Bible time meeting with all the kids. I do a few catechism questions, do a oral Bible study such as Proverbs People from Character Concepts and prayer. We usually just do a few questions from the Proverbs book and discuss. This gives me that "together" feeli...
by amysconfections
Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Saxon vs. Singapore Math
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: Saxon vs. Singapore Math

I have used both Saxon and Singapore. I use Singapore up through level 5 then switch to Saxon. I switched with 6a for my oldest then my second switched after 5a. For me it was then amount of teaching time needed at those levels with ?singapore. I don't teach saxon but use the Dive CD. Since your boy...
by amysconfections
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Write with the Best vol1 vs. 2
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Write with the Best vol1 vs. 2

Is there a big difference between the two volumes? My second son started WWTB vol 1 this year and we didn't like it at all. I ended up subbing a IEW book I had. My oldest is supposed to use WWTB vol 2 next year. But without seeing it Im not sure since I really didn't like vol 1. My oldest did not do...
by amysconfections
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Convention Schedule?
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: Convention Schedule?

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by amysconfections
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Do you grade your kids?
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Do you grade your kids?

I just started grading this year. More for preparing for high school. I do show my kids. I want to teach them that they will be working for scores and will not get perfect grades all the time. This is how the world is set up, giving grades. I don't want them to have panic attacks when they make a C....
by amysconfections
Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ladies I am totally overwhelmed
Replies: 17
Views: 2441

Re: Ladies I am totally overwhelmed

Carrie had some great wisdom in her post for all of us. I do have one book that has helped me tremendously with hormone issues, depression and anxiety. It's called The Mood Cure. Now, my issues were not severe. But there were some areas that I was lacking. Also there were some good recommendations o...
by amysconfections
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How long do you take a break for?
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: How long do you take a break for?

I do what works for our family at the time. Currently I take about a month off in the spring. Then school through summer. We took about a week off after finishing our last years work. The previous school year we had finished by spring. So we took off for our month break then. In your case I would ju...
by amysconfections
Tue May 27, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Reading Help
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: Reading Help

I also recommend the Reading Lesson. I would consider what motivates her. Reading is hard work. So maybe make a sticker chart. After she reads her 2-4 pages of the Reading Lesson cheerfully she gets a sticker. Never under estimate the power of stickers for little ones. I also give stickers on math w...
by amysconfections
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Covers came off guides
Replies: 17
Views: 1774

Re: Covers came off guides

I haven't either. I have LHTH up to RES. To REF. It may have been a bad batch or something. My cover for RES. To REF looks rough because my son has been very rough with it. I noticed all the ones I had control of the guide look nearly new. Even when I used it 2 times.
by amysconfections
Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Covers came off guides
Replies: 17
Views: 1774

Re: Covers came off guides

I would try gorilla glue sold at lowes and Home Depot.
by amysconfections
Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: You know you have a great curriculum when.....
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: You know you have a great curriculum when.....

Yep! I start stalking the board and website. I fill my online cart and then wait till I feel that it's time to purchase. I start comparing prices for some things like math books. FYI HOD has Singapore Math books for less than Rainbow Resource. I am really ready for our usual month long break. But al...
by amysconfections
Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Organizing books
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Re: Organizing books

I used washi tape to color code all of mine. It made it easier for my kids to know which ones were their books.
by amysconfections
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need Math Help
Replies: 25
Views: 5039

Re: Need Math Help

It was about level 3 when I got really frustrated with Singapore. I bought the Home Instructor guides and they helped a lot. I did not use them to teach out of. But, if I wasn't sure how to start off teaching a concept or I got hung up on something I used it. I think this is what you may be missing....
by amysconfections
Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: ideas to combine/extend Beyond?
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: ideas to combine/extend Beyond?

I used books like the DAulaire books on George Washington, Columbus, and Benjamin Franklin. I also used Paddle to the Sea. There are so many good books out there. I don't remember all of them I pulled together. Another recommendation I would have are the audios from character concepts.com called Unc...
by amysconfections
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need to enrich science for DS6...how?
Replies: 14
Views: 1721

Re: Need to enrich science for DS6...how?

Have you seen the Magic School bus science experiment kits that are a monthly mail subscription? I have seen them on zulily, educents and other discount websites. They are basically kits mailed out monthly for a year.