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by TrueGRIT
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Alternatives to "Screen Time"
Replies: 15
Views: 2806

Re: Alternatives to "Screen Time"

My oldest is the only one we have an issue with for too much screen time. We have him do school, read the Bible and other, do a chore or two - basically earn a right to play. Then we set a timer, we used to allow 1 hour but now he gets 30-45 minutes. We are too busy otherwise and we want him to lear...
by TrueGRIT
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore Math question
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: Singapore Math question

One thing to realize is that Singapore math is advanced, so he wouldn't actually be a full grade behind. My oldest is the same way that you describe your son. The only thing that even halfway works for us is to do math together and have practice times on the computer. We do our best to work as much ...
by TrueGRIT
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Storytime with kids in multiple books
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: Storytime with kids in multiple books

don't have 3 different storytimes, only 2, but I suggest moving one of them to lunchtime {to read while they eat}, Ok, I'm NOT being critical just honestly curious and really, really wondering about this...I have read others suggesting this very thing on other boards as a time when books could be r...
by TrueGRIT
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Getting Ready to Start up again
Replies: 35
Views: 6249

Re: Getting Ready to Start up again

I keep coming back and reading this thread. Things have really been up in the air about school time lately. Due to many different things. Reading this help me formulate some ideas & my husband got his job schedule figured out (for now), so we were able to finally talk & make a plan. We will start sc...
by TrueGRIT
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Confused by HOD phonics & need reading help
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: Confused by HOD phonics & need reading help

I wanted to mention something we added onto The Reading Lesson for two of mine - although all loved it. TRL has sight words and review words in it that we made into "flash card pages". Occasionally adding a word they asked about or struggled with in a simple reader. We reviewed these daily. It only ...
by TrueGRIT
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What to do? One child in 5 day, two children in 4 day
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: What to do? One child in 5 day, two children in 4 day

Your proposed schedule sounds good. We had a similar situation going for a time and over all it worked well. We did school 4 1/2 days a week. My oldest needed the extra time and my Beyond child was so quick he was able to do day 5 on the half-day. Beyond's day 5 was shorter, but I feel Bigger's is s...
by TrueGRIT
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New to HOD - do I quit the co-op my kids love?
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: New to HOD - do I quit the co-op my kids love?

Is there any way you could find something they could do once a month? That's what we did after a once a week schedule didn't work anymore. I personally don't like to get into schedules so jam-packed, although most of my children love it! I am also a homebody and two of my children are not. For us th...
by TrueGRIT
Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Home Economics
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

Re: Home Economics

Nealewill, thanks for letting me know. I tried both copy & paste and typing in the link, but it still won't work. Not sure what that is. It does show up for me under the search by typing in: looking for idea for home ec. course ( Post found on page 8 I hope that helps until I can look more into it. ...
by TrueGRIT
Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Home Economics
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

Re: Home Economics

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=13674
Has several good books and more mentioned for home economics
I personally have at least looked at the ones mentioned and have loved many of them.
Enjoy!
by TrueGRIT
Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: uncombining update and new baby advice needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1748

Re: uncombining update and new baby advice needed

I couldn't find one of the posts I was thinking of, but here are the other two: How does half-speed look in your home? viewtopic.php.?f=6&t=5600&p=41232#41232 And BHFHG time it takes (I found knowing the times it should take full-speed to help me for half-speed) viewtopic.php.?f=12&t=702 Hopefully t...
by TrueGRIT
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: uncombining update and new baby advice needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1748

Re: uncombining update and new baby advice needed

There is actually a thread or two on doing half-speed Bigger. When I find it I'll post the link, or maybe someone else will get to it before me. We actually first did Bigger by doing 7-8 boxes a day, picking up where we left off the next day. It took us about 6 days to do 1 unit that way. It extende...
by TrueGRIT
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DD Wants Public School
Replies: 20
Views: 3716

Re: DD Wants Public School

You have gotten great responses! I love Julie's - it is much like my husband & I. Queenireneof3 also was really good. I read this earlier & prayed for you, just now responding because I don't know what you are going through personally. We have allowed a few neighborhood friends (with guidance) for o...
by TrueGRIT
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: World History Guide is off to the printer!
Replies: 20
Views: 4447

Re: World History Guide is off to the printer!

Congratulation Carrie! I hope y'all can enjoy a nice little break now before the next batch of busy sets in.
by TrueGRIT
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: uncombining update and new baby advice needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1748

Re: uncombining update and new baby advice needed

Hi! Congratulations on your new baby coming! I think once you get past the initial weeks of no sleep, that you will find teaching with a baby fairly easy. Newborns sleep A LOT which helps. Once they get to toddler stage like mine is now- watch out! Have to train and try new strategies. :D Once in th...
by TrueGRIT
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: A 2nd grader in Bigger?
Replies: 11
Views: 1567

Re: A 2nd grader in Bigger?

Usually I wouldn't put a second grader in Bigger if they hadn't done Beyond. Since you already have it, if you think it would be a fit, then start it. Only I would go through it slowly. I would only do 4 days worth of work a week, or go half speed for 2-3 months. It's not a huge deal now, but being ...