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by Robin Ruth
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing and IEW
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Preparing and IEW

I will share that we are using IEW's All Things Fun and Fascinating with my 10 yo dd while doing Preparing this year. It is our first year using IEW and our second year with HOD. The poetry lessons are the only thing we dropped in HOD. We did all the other writing in HOD. My dd is an extremely reluc...
by Robin Ruth
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Love the books!
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Love the books!

My daughter is LOVING the books in HOD. We just finished "Baby Island" and she said, "I wish there was a "Baby Island 2!" LOL!!
by Robin Ruth
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DITHOR BOOK PLACEMENT?
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: DITHOR BOOK PLACEMENT?

This is my first year with HOD. We are using Bigger and DITHOR. My daughter is 9yo/4th gr. I would say she reads on grade level, but struggles with comprehension. From the posts I looked over, a lot of people suggested using the Level 2/3 Student Book (with books at or below the child's reading leve...
by Robin Ruth
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help our Art Projects are a FLOP....
Replies: 13
Views: 855

Re: Help our Art Projects are a FLOP....

So glad it wasn't just me! Love the white crayon idea.
by Robin Ruth
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bigger-spelling or dictation???
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Bigger-spelling or dictation???

My daughter is 9 (4th grade) and we just started Bigger. This is our first year with HOD. We started the dictations from the Bigger manual last year. She never missed one. I was considering moving her up in a higher dictation when we started this year, but then she got one wrong- LOL! She has since ...
by Robin Ruth
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: book projects
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: book projects

When you use DITHOR, you work through different genres. You read a genre for 15 days, during which time there is a daily activity (narration, vocabulary, character study, etc.). After you finish reading the book, you have 5 days to work on a project that you choose from the DITHOR manual or the Book...
by Robin Ruth
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bigger 4th grader/quest.
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: Bigger 4th grader/quest.

This is my first year with HOD and we are using Bigger with my 9 year old/4th grader. I ordered the extensions since I heard it added a lot of interest to the program. My dd is not an advanced reader, so I am just reading the extensions as an "extra" story time book (not requiring any narrations). S...
by Robin Ruth
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Can you please help me with one detail?
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: Can you please help me with one detail?

I am new to HOD. We just finished Week 1 of Bigger. Are you looking for the Extension books or Emerging Readers? For the Extension books you start with A Child's Story of America, Pedro's Journal and Exploring Planet Earth. If you are looking for the Emerging Readers, you would want The Early Reader...
by Robin Ruth
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Weekly Heart of Dakota Check-In
Topic: Week 8-27 to 8-31
Replies: 12
Views: 8334

Re: Week 8-27 to 8-31

This was our first week with HOD! We used BHFHG and DITHOR. My dd loves it! :D She enjoys reading/listening to the history, listening to storytime, learning the Bible verses using hand motions and absolutely loves the science experiments! :D Even though our school day is longer than last year, she n...
by Robin Ruth
Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: GREAT First Day!
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: GREAT First Day!

Thanks Ladies! :D We had an AWESOME week!! DD loves the history, science experiments and the Bible Study. She got a big kick out of running in place & stopping to say the Bible verse. She especially liked using hand motions to help memorize the verse. She did this at camp earlier this month. So bles...
by Robin Ruth
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: GREAT First Day!
Replies: 4
Views: 397

GREAT First Day!

My daughter and I had a GREAT first day of BHFHG & DITHOR!
by Robin Ruth
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: More pics for Organizing BHFHG
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: More pics for Organizing BHFHG

Love the pictures (and the organization!).
by Robin Ruth
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Roll Call - When are you all starting?
Replies: 61
Views: 3120

Re: Roll Call - When are you all starting?

First Time HOD'er starting on Monday (August 27) with BHFHG & DITHOR!! :D
by Robin Ruth
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Developing 13 yos comprehension skills
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Developing 13 yos comprehension skills

I will be starting my first FULL year of homeschooling on Monday using BHFHG & DITHOR. :D My daughter struggles with comprehension as well (9yo). This board has been an awesome resource! I was wondering, though, are we supposed to write our children's oral narrations like Julie did?
by Robin Ruth
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Congrats HOD!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1374

Congrats HOD!!!

Even though I haven't offically started with HOD yet (end of August), I was thrilled to see that HOD was chosen as one of Cathy Duffy's Top 101 Picks in her new book : ) I originally found HOD through Cathy Duffy's website where she had chosen DITHR as a top pick. I know Carrie's & Julie's family wo...