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by amethyst rain
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using Little Hands to Heaven as a Sunday School curruculum
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Using Little Hands to Heaven as a Sunday School curruculum

Has anyone done this? Anyone have any advice for me on how to do this. Should I just run through the whole curriculum as is, doing Unit 1-Day 1 on one Sunday, Unit 1-Day 2 the next? Or should I do bits and pieces of each day of a unit and go through one letter per Sunday? We will have the kids for a...
by amethyst rain
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is it okay to start LHFHG without starting phonics?
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Is it okay to start LHFHG without starting phonics?

I don't see why you couldn't do that. I say, if that's what works for you and your dd, then go for it. :D
by amethyst rain
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Do you supplement? If so, with what?
Replies: 20
Views: 1439

Re: Do you supplement? If so, with what?

We use it pretty much as is. I use Hooked On Phonics for language arts instead of what is recomended. It works out well though, because it still fits within the time frame. We also add in more art, via homeschool co-op. Oh, and we are doing Draw, Write, Now instead of the handwriting because ds was ...
by amethyst rain
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Readers?
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Readers?

I was going to recomend Dick and Jane and Pathway readers also. That's what we're doing. You could also just take her to the library and see what there is there. We have a rule that if you struggle with 5 words in the first few pages, you need to find a book that is better suited for you. :)
by amethyst rain
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: question about singapore math for 1st grader?
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: question about singapore math for 1st grader?

We just went through that. Both dh and I were very confused. I agree with Julie that it is important though. We found that using an abacus helped.
by amethyst rain
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Magic Tree House Books???
Replies: 16
Views: 1538

Re: Magic Tree House Books???

My son loves the MTH books and has read a good majority of them (my 7 y/o, that is...my 11 year old was never interested in them). Here is how I feel about books (fictional ones at least): They are fiction. My kids have to know that not everything they hear, see, or read is real or the truth. I all...
by amethyst rain
Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Little Hearts Handwriting Question
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Little Hearts Handwriting Question

At that point we work up to the point right before frustration and call it quits. As long as my ds gave it his best that is. :D IMO there's no reason to force them to do it before they are ready. It will come eventually and pushing them will just make it a battle. Handwriting is not a battle I'm wil...
by amethyst rain
Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How to schedule with co-op
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: How to schedule with co-op

I can't remember where I got this from. I believe it was another message board. This is not my plan. I don't claim it, so all thanks should go to the person who came up with it, unfortunately, I don't remember who it was. Beyond 4 day plan: History day5 to day 4 Science day 2 to day 1 art day 5 to d...
by amethyst rain
Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 1st grade handwriting
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: 1st grade handwriting

Good ideas.
by amethyst rain
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 1st grade handwriting
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: 1st grade handwriting

I will try the rubber band.

I think the main issue is really that he's just bored with copying letters over and over. He does great with the sentence at the end. So maybe just one sentence for copywork to begin with?
by amethyst rain
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: My best suggestion regarding Singapore...
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: My best suggestion regarding Singapore...

Great advice. We are in 1A/1B this year and have done exactly as you said so far, but it's so tempting to want to stay on track and move ahead, even if he's not ready.
by amethyst rain
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 1st grade handwriting
Replies: 4
Views: 429

1st grade handwriting

We are using LHFHG with the 1st grade extentions. We have been working through GD Italic book B. He always complains how his hand hurts. I thought he just needed to strengthen those muscles so we've been playing with a lot of clay and play dough. A thought just came to me while we were working on sp...
by amethyst rain
Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Italic Handwriting books
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Italic Handwriting books

I have nothing to add to this as I'm using Italic with my kids. It's a great question. I'll be watching for replies.
by amethyst rain
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: ?about using two guides?
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: ?about using two guides?

What I've noticed with myself is that I tend to overthink these things. I would recomend just continuing on with what you are doing now. Then, when next year comes try her out in Beyond and see what happens. You may or may not need to change a thing. :D
by amethyst rain
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 1st Grade Math LHFHG
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: 1st Grade Math LHFHG

I meant to post more before, but my baby swung her hand and it posted without me knowing. :lol: Yes, it's worth it to get the next guide up. The activity suggestions are great! Way better than just talking through the textbook.