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by tjswaine
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singpore math in Bigger ? facts or no facts ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2067

Re: Singpore math in Bigger ? facts or no facts ?

If you own any of Singapore's Home Instructor Guides (HIGs), there are some great "mental math" pages in the appendixes. My second son struggled with xtramath.com, but doing a few mental math questions each day has really helped with multiplication facts. I've also heard good things about Times Tale...
by tjswaine
Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Finishing Emerging Readers but not ready for DITHOR
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: Finishing Emerging Readers but not ready for DITHOR

I'm not sure if this would be recommended or not, but what about using DITHR's Level 2 books without the program. If you held off on DITHR for a while, she would most likely be ready for the Level 3 books when/if you started DITHR anyway. Starting with The Littles would be a good choice and they hav...
by tjswaine
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Just started and feeling a little overwhelmed!
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Just started and feeling a little overwhelmed!

Welcome to HOD, Nicole. :D You've received lots of great advice. I just wanted to share a few thoughts. 1. Peruse the schedule thread if you need scheduling tips. But don't feel guilty if a strict schedule is not your first love :D . I thought a strict schedule would be great for us, but it resulted...
by tjswaine
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sneak Peek 2: New Guide Missions to Modern Marvels
Replies: 21
Views: 14435

Wow! Not that I want the years to fly by or anything, but wow! I can't wait!
Thank you muchly ...
by tjswaine
Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Weekly Heart of Dakota Check-In
Topic: Week in Review - Nov 6 - 11
Replies: 12
Views: 7875

Re: Week in Review - Nov 6 - 11

Hello, All. I haven't visited the boards for a while and need to go catch up. Here's a link to our Schooling Highlights For October.
http://www.inchristalonefamily.com/2011 ... -2011.html
Enjoy the weekend!
by tjswaine
Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Blogroll 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Blogroll 2011

Cute button! Thanks Christy.
by tjswaine
Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: List for additional Resources/Books
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: List for additional Resources/Books

There may be a spreadsheet type list on the HOD yahoo group. I know I've seen a list somewhere before ...
by tjswaine
Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help with going 1/2 speed please
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Help with going 1/2 speed please

Hello. Doing Beyond at half-speed sounds like a good idea for your little man. Bigger is definitely a big jump up in writing activities. A suggestion would be to begin implementing copywork when you feel your son is ready. Beginning with just a line or two of the poem of course and taking no more th...
by tjswaine
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Weekly Heart of Dakota Check-In
Topic: Week In Review Sept 19-23 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 9030

Re: Week In Review Sept 19-23 2011

Here is a post with a few highlights of our first few weeks. :D http://jessatinchristalone.blogspot.com/2011/09/schooling-highlights-sept-2011.html We had a beautiful day here today and were able to head to the beach with a fellow HODer who's using Bigger too. The kids were excited to find moon snai...
by tjswaine
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need Help with BHFHG and advanced student
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: Need Help with BHFHG and advanced student

Hi Alicia, We are using Bigger for our third grader this year too. My son has found the dictation easy so far as well which is encouraging to him. If you bump your daughter up higher on the dictation list and she's still able to do it effortlessly, you could use the dictation in the next guide up. I...
by tjswaine
Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Have a Blessed 2011-2012 School Year!
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Have a Blessed 2011-2012 School Year!

Hello everyone! Many of you have most likely already started your year, but I just wanted to take the time to say "hello" and "enjoy your year". Those days may be long sometimes, but it seems as though the years fly by. I'll try to remember that when the baby's crying, the toddler's whining, the pho...
by tjswaine
Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: LHFHG - what do I do if DD(young)5 can read?
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: LHFHG - what do I do if DD(young)5 can read?

Good, Heidi. Oh, and congrats on your 5 year old reading. It is such a joy!
by tjswaine
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: LHFHG - what do I do if DD(young)5 can read?
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: LHFHG - what do I do if DD(young)5 can read?

You could try her out with one of the first Emerging Readers and see how she does. If you don't own any of them, your library probably does. The ERs don't connect in any way with the Beyond program. They just happened to be scheduled with that guide, but can be used with Little Hearts or Bigger if n...
by tjswaine
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: little hands vs little heart for 5 year old?
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: little hands vs little heart for 5 year old?

Hello. Welcome to HOD. I'm just going to give you a few links to previous threads that may answer some of your questions much better than I can. :D http://www.heartofdakota.com/board3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9643&p=70418&hilit=kindergarten+right+side#p70418 http://www.heartofdakota.com/board3/viewtopic....
by tjswaine
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Who is doing Bigger this year?
Replies: 42
Views: 2116

Re: Who is doing Bigger this year?

We will be beginning Bigger in September. Everyone's enthusiasm is getting me excited! :D