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by sw1ssm1ss
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: When not to worry about spelling and handwriting?
Replies: 6
Views: 548

When not to worry about spelling and handwriting?

My daughter is 7, almost 8. We just finished Beyond and are starting Bigger and DITHOR. She varies as to whether she "likes" to write. She will sometimes write for fun--lots of notes and pictures with text, sometimes journals and even stories. She will sometimes complain about writing for school. Co...
by sw1ssm1ss
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Does LHFHG develop listening skills?
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Does LHFHG develop listening skills?

It definitely will develop listening skills over time, but it may start out with frustration, like you envision. I strongly recommend getting the coloring book that was made to go History for Little Pilgrims. There won't be a picture for every day, but it will give you one "active listening" resourc...
by sw1ssm1ss
Tue May 31, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Thinking of Skipping to Preparing for Next Year
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: Thinking of Skipping to Preparing for Next Year

Just a thought--what if your 11 y.o. read the history in Bigger to your 8 y.o.? You could be there with them as they did this, and possibly even alternate reading paragraphs with him. That would solve the problem of the little brother getting time with mom while the big brother is being sent off to ...
by sw1ssm1ss
Tue May 31, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I met Carrie and Julie!
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: I met Carrie and Julie!

That's great! I'm so excited to meet them at HEAV (in Virginia) next week!
by sw1ssm1ss
Tue May 31, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using LHFHG for first grade, need help ordering
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Using LHFHG for first grade, need help ordering

You could also get the teacher's manual from Singapore for 1A and 1B. That also has hands-on activities.
by sw1ssm1ss
Tue May 31, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What is Earlybird Kindergarten like?
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: What is Earlybird Kindergarten like?

Singapore Math does encourage the development of mental math skills in general, but I don't think it's a big part of the Earlybird Kindergarten that HOD uses with LHFHG. I happen to have 2A in front of me. First of all, regarding manipulatives, the LHFHG manual gives you a hands-on, manipulative typ...
by sw1ssm1ss
Fri May 27, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: emerging readers ?
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: emerging readers ?

Well, the artwork in it is sort of unsophisticated--quickly sketched would be one way of putting it. The content begins with God creating the world (of course! it's a Bible!) and the very short sentences made it seem baby-ish to her. Also, each section is followed by questions you ask your child, li...
by sw1ssm1ss
Fri May 27, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore math
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Singapore math

It sounds like Carrie might have placed her when she was talking to you at the convention... that's great! I'm really excited to meet Carrie at our state convention in a couple weeks. :) As far as Singapore Math, we're really enjoying it. The math, plus the activities in the Beyond guide are just en...
by sw1ssm1ss
Fri May 27, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: emerging readers ?
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: emerging readers ?

The questions, as well as a schedule which is useful for pacing, are in the back of Beyond. Other than the Early Reader's Bible, which my daughter loathed with a passion :wink: , we have really enjoyed them. We just skipped over it. I think if I'd thought about it, I would have gotten the other choi...
by sw1ssm1ss
Wed May 11, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: R&S 3 Who vs Whom
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: R&S 3 Who vs Whom

The nominative case is the subject of the sentence. The subject is the noun that does the verb. Example: The dog bit the man. Dog is the subject and is in the nominative case. The objective case is the object of the sentence. The object has things done to it. Like the man in the above example. He di...
by sw1ssm1ss
Thu May 05, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Long Days
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Long Days

Keri sounds a bit like me - she likes to read and probably gets a lot out of it (I'm inferring this from you saying that the discussion takes a long time), but she doesn't read fast. That's not a bad thing! I can skim if I have to, but I don't enjoy rushing through big chunks of reading. I think let...
by sw1ssm1ss
Mon May 02, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Took The Plunge- Please Pray
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Took The Plunge- Please Pray

I wanted to add a "second" to the encouragement to use the program as written--not to tweak or change any more than you have to. I don't think stretching it out schedule-wise is a big problem. But I know last year I tweaked--and SKIPPED :oops: --parts of LHFHG, because I didn't really understand the...
by sw1ssm1ss
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Beyond at half-speed? Anyone else done this?
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Beyond at half-speed? Anyone else done this?

I can't believe I forgot to say this the first time, but we would also be adding DITHOR next year. She has made leaps and bounds with reading this year and the emerging readers pack definitely would not last us another year. :mrgreen:
by sw1ssm1ss
Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Beyond at half-speed? Anyone else done this?
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Beyond at half-speed? Anyone else done this?

Due to a variety of factors, especially illness then morning sickness on my part and a one day a week co-op, we are only on Unit 14 of Beyond. We are really enjoying Beyond and don't want to rush through it. We got through LHFHG last year in part by skipping things if we didn't have time for them, a...
by sw1ssm1ss
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Blood curdeling scream in my house today....
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Blood curdeling scream in my house today....

Now I'm so jealous that I don't have anybody old enough to do RtR right now! I want to be the one screaming when boxes arrive!