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by blessedmomof4
Wed May 27, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Curriculum choice dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 1499

Re: Curriculum choice dilemma

I am so grateful for every reply :) Well, after praying, and talking with my husband, he really does not love HOD. He really prefers another program. Since we will likely be sharing the teaching this time, it has to be something he feels comfortable with, too. So, I am going to purchase that one, an...
by blessedmomof4
Sat May 23, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: another question! 4th grader Bigger with R&S 3
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: another question! 4th grader Bigger with R&S 3

Just wanted to note that the only parts of the Preparing plans that your child is expected to read independently are the boxes marked I, which are the Independent Study and Science boxes. Also, whatever books he would do for DITHOR, you would get the level that is appropriate for him, maybe DITHOR w...
by blessedmomof4
Wed May 20, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Curriculum choice dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 1499

Re: Curriculum choice dilemma

Mumkins, thank you so much for that link, and everyone for your thoughts. Hm. Personally, I bristle at the Classical idea of using "fact books" as reading material, though I have one daughter who would rather read textbooks and reference books than a good story :shock: As for the little one, who we'...
by blessedmomof4
Wed May 20, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Curriculum choice dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 1499

Re: Curriculum choice dilemma

Mumkins, thank you so much for that link, and everyone for your thoughts. Hm. Personally, I bristle at the Classical idea of using "fact books" as reading material, though I have one daughter who would rather read textbooks and reference books than a good story :shock: As for the little one, who we'...
by blessedmomof4
Tue May 19, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: OT: Homeschooling a child who does not want to homeschool
Replies: 11
Views: 1807

Re: OT: Homeschooling a child who does not want to homeschoo

Just wanted to say I will keep you in my prayers. I had a similar situation, a child who did not want to homeschool, and the issues were very complex. She was completely against it at the time, and was very angry about it, as opposed to sad. If anyone had told me what I was in for by bringing her ba...
by blessedmomof4
Tue May 19, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Curriculum Help
Replies: 13
Views: 2140

Re: Curriculum Help

As a former Preparing user (also with an advanced reader who was age 10 and read several grades above grade level and coming from a year and a half of public school) I encourage you to start Preparing as written for a while before adding any "extras". It is a very different way of learning and takes...
by blessedmomof4
Tue May 19, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Curriculum choice dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 1499

Curriculum choice dilemma

Hello! A while back I was on here, thinking about starting LHTH with my youngest when she was turning 2. In the end, hubby and I decided to be less formal for the time being, because she is "high-energy" LOL. Anyway, she is now a few months away from turning 3. I have a lot to be thankful for, becau...
by blessedmomof4
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DIHTR dropped 1st? Wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: DIHTR dropped 1st? Wrong?

Hi, I noticed from another post that you dd doing Preparing is using the extensions. I would drop the extensions before DITHOR. Extensions are not really needed if the guide as written is already full enough for your child, even if they are a little older than the age range. HOD is made for short da...
by blessedmomof4
Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Start LHTH?
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Start LHTH?

At this point it's more for me than my little one. I miss HOD and the structure it gave MY day :) My youngest turns 2 in September; would I be pushing it to start LHTH with her? My older two are doing well in a hybrid charter school, but I have very little involvement in their schooling, which makes...
by blessedmomof4
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: About HOD Science seeming "light"
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

About HOD Science seeming "light"

I have heard this commented or questioned often in the past. This year my children are not using HOD because of various life circumstances, but I wanted to share this brief testimony. My girls are in 9th and 10th grades, and for the past few years have only used the science in HOD as written (Bigger...
by blessedmomof4
Wed May 22, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bigger: The Wright Brothers.. HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: Bigger: The Wright Brothers.. HELP

You probably just have an older edition of the book than is scheduled in Bigger.
by blessedmomof4
Sun May 12, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Couldn't leave without...
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Couldn't leave without...

Sharing a recent photo of our miracle baby :) She has made amazing progress since being born at 32 weeks, and she is just a little bit of sunshine. I sure appreciated all the prayers and encouragement while she was in the hospital. Here she is playing with her 17-year-old ballerina big sister's foot...
by blessedmomof4
Thu May 09, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: So long for now
Replies: 3
Views: 707

So long for now

Ladies, I have loved, and still love, HOD. But after prayer and discussion with my husband, we have decided it's time for me to take a break from independent homeschooling. We are placing our high-schoolers in a hybrid charter school, in which they are allowed to study at home up to 4 days a week an...
by blessedmomof4
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Looking for placement help with my daughter...
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: Looking for placement help with my daughter...

Having done Preparing and now doing CTC, I can assure you it has not seemed like a repeat at all. As for when/if to skip that is a tough decision, I am also facing that idea as are many. The issue is that many of us have used HOD with older children since before there were any high school guides, so...
by blessedmomof4
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Slowing down a 3rd grader
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Slowing down a 3rd grader

Is your daughter doing everything in Bigger as intended, and doing well, and enjoying school? Then I think that slowing her down now might be counterproductive, as she might get bored. In this case, I would suggest letting her do what she is doing until she finishes Bigger, then take Preparing slowe...