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by lucsch
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: highlight Scripture in CTC
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: highlight Scripture in CTC

Poppy wrote:My dd highlights the passages in her bible. She also marks her bible when we do the assignments for Genesis: Finding Our Roots.
We do this, too!
by lucsch
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: highlight Scripture in CTC
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: highlight Scripture in CTC

We use erasable colored pencils for the highlighting. I did buy my daughter a new Bible just for this purpose. Actually, I buy a new one every year in a different translation, so that she will have a set for reference in the future.
by lucsch
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:02 am
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Topic: placement help: Preparing or Bigger?
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: placement help: Preparing or Bigger?

I used Bigger with extensions for my 3rd/4th grader. It was perfect for her. There is not much original writing required, but there was plenty of meaty work and learning. Just the introduction to notebooking, with the drawing, formal science sheets, and copywork, was quite the learning experience. I...
by lucsch
Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:50 am
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Topic: Beyond, and "Indians" (First Nations / Native Peoples)
Replies: 21
Views: 2663

Re: Beyond, and "Indians" (First Nations / Native Peoples)

The word "indian," usually "American Indian," is still acceptable in the U. S., though "Native American" is used, as well. This is a difference between Canada and the U. S. I would explain it in that way. I really think all of this P. C. is crazy. I live in Indiana, and I would hope we aren't made t...
by lucsch
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:33 am
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Topic: Help with reducing fractions Singapore 4A
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: Help with reducing fractions Singapore 4A

We don't use Singapore, but I used to teach math for elementary school teachers. Have you drawn out the problems? Make a rectangle that is 3x4 for example for the 3/12's problem. Color 3 squares (one column or row). And see if that helps explain why 3/12=1/4. If you have something like snap cubes, ...
by lucsch
Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:18 am
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Topic: science question CTC and Res to Ref...
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: science question CTC and Res to Ref...

I plan to use Carrie's plans only for notebooking, even though we have used the other Apologia books with their journals. We may use some lapbook components, which I purchased inexpensively, to supplement.
by lucsch
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:47 am
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Topic: Land Animals (CTC) help
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: Land Animals (CTC) help

It is on the updates page: http://www.heartofdakota.com/updates.php Apologia changed their website so the original link is broken. We are on our 3rd Apologia book (including their notebooking journals ), and I just gradually turned more and more over to my daughter until now, at age 10, she can do m...
by lucsch
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:23 pm
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Topic: Struggling with Bigger extensions
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Struggling with Bigger extensions

My 3rd grader had no issues using the extensions; however, she had been through book pack 2 with DITHOR the previous school year and had been finished with the emerging readers for over a year. If it were me, I would not add them for any child who is not a strong reader. Instead of adding depth and ...
by lucsch
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:53 am
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Topic: After Cheerful Cursive?
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: After Cheerful Cursive?

The Draw and Write Through History books do have copywork in cursive which would continue the practice. Take a look at Currclick for copywork ebooks. I think I saw one somewhere (scholastic?) which used jokes and riddles. He may like that.
by lucsch
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:43 pm
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Topic: College Prep: Christian worldview vs. secular universities
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Re: College Prep: Christian worldview vs. secular universiti

I think HOD will be more preparation than most Christians kids get for attending college. My eldest graduated from a Christian school, and they did teach an Understanding the Times/Worldview course. He has managed quite well in college and pharmacy school, without losing his faith and making straigh...
by lucsch
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:42 pm
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Topic: Concerned about The Reading Lesson
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: Concerned about The Reading Lesson

Our phonics program taught that there are 3 different "short" sounds to the letter 'a'. I felt the same way about the 100 Easy Lessons. I bought it once, and someone gave me a copy. I never could bring myself to try it. :? You may like the Spalding method better. However, I am sure Carrie's selectio...
by lucsch
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:18 pm
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Topic: Library or Buy?
Replies: 13
Views: 1352

Re: Library or Buy?

I buy them (usually used) so I can resell them without losing much money at all. We have a wonderful library system, and I totally did K4 with the library. That was back in the day when holds were unlimited. Now they limit it to just a few per card, so it is hard. Some books would be very hard to ge...
by lucsch
Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is my daughter ready for DITHOR?
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Is my daughter ready for DITHOR?

I would wait until she could read the books listed with Book Pack 2.
by lucsch
Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DITHR - repeat 2/3 student book or move on?
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: DITHR - repeat 2/3 student book or move on?

MelInKansas wrote:So did you use different book projects the second time through? I don't know that I want to repeat those, at least not until my next DD is ready for DITHR.
Frankly, I wasn't impressed by the book projects, so we did the other options.
by lucsch
Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DITHR - repeat 2/3 student book or move on?
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: DITHR - repeat 2/3 student book or move on?

We did the 2/3 book twice, once with Level 2 books in 2nd grade with Beyond (I helped her a lot!) and once with Level 3 books in 3rd grade with Bigger. We will do the Level 4/5 book with Level 4 books this year with Preparing. I know it is scheduled half speed, but I have a feeling my daughter will ...