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by twoxcell
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Storytime with kids in multiple books
Replies: 12
Views: 3164

Re: Storytime with kids in multiple books

My oldest took over the storytime box halfway through CTC. If I were you I would have the ones in Res to Ref read their own storytime books and read separately to the ones in Bigger and Little Hearts. The storytime books in the upper guides are not really appropriate for younger kids due to historic...
by twoxcell
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore math question
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Singapore math question

I recommend getting the HIG's especially for level 5 and 6. It is really nice to have the answer key as well as being able to see the problems worked out. The story problems and bar diagrams can be quite tricky at these levels.
by twoxcell
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing - Noah's Ark
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Preparing - Noah's Ark

The True Story of Noah's Ark is scheduled in the storytime box. Noah's Ark, Noah's Flood used to be scheduled in the independent history box but it has gone OOP. You can either try to find it used or just omit it like the newer guides do.
by twoxcell
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Rod and Staff English
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: Rod and Staff English

Rod and Staff English is a complete English program which contains grammar and writing. HOD does add in extra writing components throughout the guides. :wink:
by twoxcell
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Algebra in 8th or 9th grade
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

Re: Algebra in 8th or 9th grade

My son is 11(will be 12 in July) and in just finished 6a/6b for 6th grade. I'm going to have him do a pre-algebra program next year for 7th and then algebra 1 in 8th grade. Singapore 6 covers some pre-algebra topics but there are several that it does not cover at all. I didn't want my son to jump in...
by twoxcell
Tue May 12, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Day 5 Ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 2694

Re: Day 5 Ideas

We do a very small co-op with my sister in-law and my sister. All together we currently have 10 kids ranging from PreK-8th grade. We pick a topic for each month at the beginning of the school year and each mom plans one day per month. We get together at our houses or sometimes a park/outdoor locatio...
by twoxcell
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Math after Singapore 6A-B
Replies: 7
Views: 1685

Re: Math after Singapore 6A-B

My oldest is finishing up SM 6b right now for 6th grade. I spent hours looking at different choices online for 7th grade. I really did not want to jump into Algebra 1 until 8th grade. Even though SM does cover some Pre-Algebra there are several topics not covered. I finally decided on Horizons Pre-A...
by twoxcell
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Middle School Math - BEFORE Foerster's Algebra
Replies: 30
Views: 21059

Re: Middle School Math - BEFORE Foerster's Algebra

I'm going through the same dilemma right now, except my oldest is finishing SM 6b right now. I want to hold off on Foerster's until 8th grade, but can't figure out what to use for 7th. SM 6 covers some Pre-Algebra topics but there are several topics it does not cover. I have looked at a bunch of dif...
by twoxcell
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Any others starting school soon?
Replies: 12
Views: 1834

Re: Any others starting school soon?

I haven't even ordered RTR for my oldest yet. :shock: We are in the middle of getting our house ready to sell, so we are super busy. I am not sure yet when we will start. Hopefully we will be done by mid August. :wink:
by twoxcell
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore - Do you use textbook?
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Singapore - Do you use textbook?

Yes I use them for all levels, but you especially need them for 3 and up. :)
by twoxcell
Mon May 12, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore Math and finishing guide
Replies: 9
Views: 1186

Re: Singapore Math and finishing guide

At this level of math it is perfectly ok for kids to use manipulatives most of the time. I highly recommend Cuisenaire rods for learning and practicing math facts up to 10. You can find games and activity for C-rods online. I can message you a link to a great site if you want. Drilling facts at this...
by twoxcell
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: ER Question
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: ER Question

I use some of the supplemental titles as well as some other books to stretch out the ER's. Generally we rotate between the ER's and other books. I still have the child read them aloud to me and sometimes we discuss them instead of the questions. :)
by twoxcell
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Which guide to choose?
Replies: 9
Views: 1075

Re: Which guide to choose?

HOD placement is based on skill and age and not on history cycles. Res to Ref is intended for advanced 5th graders, 6th graders and for 7th-8th with the extensions. There is no way your kids would be ready for it. ;) Have you looked at the placement chart on the HOD web page? It is best to see where...
by twoxcell
Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Math sequence?
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Re: Math sequence?

Thanks Julie. I think he is doing fairly well with math. He isn't a math whiz or anything but he is probably doing better than I give him credit for. Why is that we moms are always harder on our oldest child? :) I'm still not sure exactly what route to take. I was thinking he would need something in...
by twoxcell
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Math sequence?
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Math sequence?

I'm a bit confused about the math sequence contained in the late middle school/high school guides. My ds is currently in 5th grade using CTC and SM 5b. Next year he will use RTR and SM 6a/6b for 6th grade. So if he continues with HOD math recs he would be using DM 7a/7b for 7th grade with Rev to Rev...