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by kissesmomof4
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Average Time Spent Per Day?
Replies: 0
Views: 1247

Average Time Spent Per Day?

I know it will vary but I was wondering how long it takes you to get through everything each day? I would be using this with one child. I have used HOD before but don't remember much about the time commitment. I now have a much busier lifestyle and am trying to find a curriculum that I like, is easy...
by kissesmomof4
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: The mid-year slump
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: The mid-year slump

You are right. This time of year does seem to bring out the character issues in both kid AND parent. I have a lot of flaws. I am very ADD about things. I am always all excited about things but I lose interest fast. I have to take breaks from things so I am able to focus on them again. I wish my mind...
by kissesmomof4
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: The mid-year slump
Replies: 15
Views: 931

The mid-year slump

Please tell me I am not the only one who has the mid-year slump. I starts around Christmas and last until about now when you figure out what a slacker you have been. LOL

So who will admit to the slump?

How do you get motivated again?
by kissesmomof4
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: My daughter flew through her book.....
Replies: 2
Views: 259

My daughter flew through her book.....

I am doing Bigger hearts with my older kids. The bible I chose for my daughter was too easy. She flew through it in two units instead of the NINE you are supposed to use it for. For some reason I did not notice that there was a reading schedule for it, I would have made her stick to that to spread i...
by kissesmomof4
Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Let's share our schedules!
Replies: 182
Views: 192074

Re: Let's share our schedules!

I have not read through all the responses yet but I thought I would lay out my "not really a schedule" schedule :lol: We get up at about 8:30-9am 9am: Breakfast, dressing, some cartoons, dogs let out, laundry started, email checked, and my husband's lunch made 10-10:30am: start school with the big k...
by kissesmomof4
Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: The Reading lesson and struggling reader
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: The Reading lesson and struggling reader

I am having these same troubles with my 6yo. He knows all the sounds but is having a hard time blending them. Once he starts to struggle he is shutting down and he will not focus on it. I would consider backing off for a couple weeks because I know he will learn to read in his own time but I have a ...
by kissesmomof4
Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 6yo struggling with directions
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: 6yo struggling with directions

Thank you for your responses. I guess my mommy instinct that raised the red flag was right. I am glad I noticed this before it became too big of a habit and I can nip it in the bud. Tomorrow I will try to start working on this with him.
by kissesmomof4
Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 6yo struggling with directions
Replies: 7
Views: 404

6yo struggling with directions

I have shared before about my 6yo being super hyper and this being the first year I really focus on school with him. We have only done three days of work but I am seeing a pattern emerge. He is having a really hard time following directions and doing just what I ask him to do on his written work. Fo...
by kissesmomof4
Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Pretty much doing all the english (R&S level 2) orally is...
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Pretty much doing all the english (R&S level 2) orally is...

I did the first lesson orally with my kids because it was review for them and they are not great with spelling. I plan on getting a marker board to use later on. I am glad that others are doing this as well.
by kissesmomof4
Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: O/T: QUICK lunch ideas???
Replies: 17
Views: 1252

Re: O/T: QUICK lunch ideas???

Ok let me go through some things you might like to look at http://www.savingdinner.com Healthy Dinner plans, I have the regular, low carb and vegetarian books http://www.cookingtf.com There is a very inexpensive menu plan service here for people who cook traditionally (nourishing traditions type die...
by kissesmomof4
Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: WONDERFUL!
Replies: 5
Views: 327

WONDERFUL!

Since we are not able to get out to church and we are behind schedule for getting started with school I figured today was as good as any to start with HOD. We will definately have to find our schedule groove. Today things were delayed because I had to wait for my Grandmother-in-law (she lives with u...
by kissesmomof4
Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Has anyone's child read...
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Has anyone's child read...

The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road by Cheryl Harness? I looked in my library for EVERY suggested book for DITHOR for biographies and all they had was the Louis Braille book IN FRENCH! LOL I picked up a couple other books but this one looks like it is fun, ...
by kissesmomof4
Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ok one more post, sorry to be annoying...
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Ok one more post, sorry to be annoying...

Laura I really appreciate you sharing about the attitude. I think I will keep that line of thought in mind for my son. :) Since at the moment we have no way to get out to church and my husband works all day I think we will start tomorrow. I figure we are kind of behind this year so it will not hurt ...
by kissesmomof4
Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: About Getting Up On Time...
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: About Getting Up On Time...

I am glad to hear you found a solution that is working. I just want to throw some thoughts at you... I have NEVER been a morning person. As a child I would be sent to bed at a normal bedtime and I remember laying in bed tossing and turning and not being able to get to sleep until late. In the mornin...
by kissesmomof4
Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ok one more post, sorry to be annoying...
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Ok one more post, sorry to be annoying...

So we got our boxes today. Here are the reactions of my children ds6-Thrilled and begged to do school ASAP so we did day one. He liked it ok but I can tell it will be a small challenge to keep his attention dd9-Wanted to read half of the books right away but is in no way shape or form interested in ...