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by HappyMama
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: ACE Biology vs. Apologia
Replies: 3
Views: 1679

ACE Biology vs. Apologia

Hello! I noticed that Carrie has scheduled ACE Biology for science in the World History guide and when I looked at samples of the PACES, they do look quite good. But I also know that many homeschoolers use and love Apologia for Biology and I'm wondering why Carrie chose to use ACE over Apologia for ...
by HappyMama
Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Question about Essentials in Writing....
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

Re: Question about Essentials in Writing....

Thank you!
by HappyMama
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Question about Essentials in Writing....
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

Question about Essentials in Writing....

Hi! My son is using Rod & Staff English 8 (the whole book) and Write with the Best Vol. 2 for his 9th grade writing curriculum. We are looking to do the World History guide next year for 10th grade and I'm wondering if he'll be fine using the 11th grade Essentials in Writing as scheduled in the guid...
by HappyMama
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Skipping english 3?
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: Skipping english 3?

I have a ds that successfully went from R&S English 2 to 4 (never did 3). It worked out just fine. :)
by HappyMama
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Question about EIW and grammar...
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Question about EIW and grammar...

Hi, I was looking on the Essentials in Writing website and I noticed that the author states that his program requires no additional grammar. I'm wondering why Carrie chooses to continue with Rod & Staff English while also using EIW in the two upper guides? I definitely want to make sure my dc have e...
by HappyMama
Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: R&S Grammar Placement ?
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: R&S Grammar Placement ?

Yes, English 5! :)
by HappyMama
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is There A Teacher's Guide for Singapore Math?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Is There A Teacher's Guide for Singapore Math?

Yes, I agree, just make sure you get the Home Instructor's Guide and NOT the Teacher's Guide. The Teacher's Guide is designed for a classroom and is much more $$$.
by HappyMama
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singpore math in Bigger ? facts or no facts ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2110

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

I agree with kayrenee, you really need to drill those math facts. Singapore math is not really complete by itself, at least not in Singapore. They do add drill to the core math program.

I like Xtramath.com (computer based drill) and CalcuLadder (pen and paper drill).
by HappyMama
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is Singapore Primary Enough?
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Is Singapore Primary Enough?

The only thing I've ever added is math fact drill. I feel like the workbook and textbook alone is enough for most kids. I *might* consider adding one of the Extra Practice books if I felt a particular child needed more review.
by HappyMama
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: LHTH slight disappointments, considering LHFHG
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: LHTH slight disappointments, considering LHFHG

I can't imagine doing Little Hearts with a 3 or 4 year old. If LHTH isn't working, I would do something else in the meantime and wait to do LHFHG until he is 5 or 6. I don't really have any other advice except I wouldn't start LHFHG yet.
by HappyMama
Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bigger unit 8 day 5 science
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Bigger unit 8 day 5 science

We never got any either. :(
by HappyMama
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Discovering Mathematics - How's it going?
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Discovering Mathematics - How's it going?

Good question, I'm very curious to know too! :)
by HappyMama
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: phonics with The Reading Lesson
Replies: 16
Views: 779

Re: phonics with The Reading Lesson

When I did The Reading Lesson with my oldest son, I did it it one year for his 1st grade year (we did something else for his K year). I would think you could easily spread it out over 2 years though if you want. Sorry I'm not much help, but that's just how we did it. :)
by HappyMama
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DITHR: New Book Packs Coming for 7/8...
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: DITHR: New Book Packs Coming for 7/8...

Yay! Thanks Carrie!! :)
by HappyMama
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Math help
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Math help

Oh, I didn't realize this child was coming out of ps! Yes, I really like Singapoe too, it's so great for conceptual understanding. :) Just have her daughter take the placement test and see where she places and go from there. :)