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by birchbark
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: As we move into high school, the design of the guides...
Replies: 115
Views: 5997

Re: As we move into high school, the design of the guides...

I'm weighing into this thread terribly late, but I think it's an important one for Carrie! I like the daily plans with notes right alongside the assignments. It is one of the unique draws of HoD. However I do like the idea of training students to take ownership of organizing their assignments at som...
by birchbark
Mon May 21, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: The reasons behind HoD's choices
Replies: 42
Views: 59139

Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Studied dictation for spelling:
viewtopic.php?p=85870#p85870
by birchbark
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Foreign Language
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Foreign Language

We have been using La Clase Divertida for three years.
by birchbark
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Boys who hate to write
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Boys who hate to write

mrsrandolph wrote:Did you guys use typing programs with your children?
We are using Typing Instructor for Kids. I had heard it recommended on this forum.
by birchbark
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Boys who hate to write
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Boys who hate to write

For my son, I let him type when the main focus of an assignment is composition. Does that make sense? When he is doing labels, science notebooking, Q and A's, grammar lessons not done orally, and copywork, he does them by hand. But when the goal of the assignment is to have him put his thoughts into...
by birchbark
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Boys who hate to write
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Boys who hate to write

Birchbark, What a great narration and success story! Does your son's dislike of handwriting have any impact on his notebook pages? If so, what if anything have you done? Well, we always pencil in lines for him to write on. This helps a lot. He also prefers to write in pen. I will let him do this as...
by birchbark
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Boys who hate to write
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Boys who hate to write

I have a classic boy who hates writing. He loves to learn; he loves reading, listening to the audios, and drawing. But the physical act of putting words on paper? Horrors! And this was starting to affect the quality of his written narrations as they lengthened this year. He would write the minimum n...
by birchbark
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Do you cover your manual?
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Do you cover your manual?

I cover mine with contact paper and they hold up beautifully. Just Google "how to cover books with contact paper" and you'll get lots of hits.
by birchbark
Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Any HODies going to the Mache Conf. in St. Paul next week?
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Any HODies going to the Mache Conf. in St. Paul next wee

Oooo, Mike will be there? We haven't met him yet. You will definitely need him if it's as busy as last year!

Tammy, I'm coming to the preconference classes too; high school track.

I'll try to remember to write my username on my nametag so you HODies can spot me. One clue: I'm short. :D
by birchbark
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: R&S vs. CLE Language Arts
Replies: 14
Views: 790

Re: R&S vs. CLE Language Arts

I posted a comparison here. :)
by birchbark
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Weekly Heart of Dakota Check-In
Topic: Week of February 27 - March 2, 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 9238

Re: Week of February 27 - March 2, 2012

More samples of his notebook and dictation.
by birchbark
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Weekly Heart of Dakota Check-In
Topic: Week of February 27 - March 2, 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 9238

Re: Week of February 27 - March 2, 2012

Keeping the littles busy in the next room.
by birchbark
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Weekly Heart of Dakota Check-In
Topic: Week of February 27 - March 2, 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 9238

Re: Week of February 27 - March 2, 2012

Long time no see! I haven't posted here in ages. For some time, Picasa was not working on my computer and then I just got out of the habit of updating. I thought I'd just post various pics from the last few months with RTR. Hopefully, I will frequent this board more again in the future. We've been e...
by birchbark
Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: The reasons behind HoD's choices
Replies: 42
Views: 59139

Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

HoD's philosophy on math:
viewtopic.php?p=82074#p82074