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by StephanieU
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Drawn into the Heart of Reading/Storytime
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Drawn into the Heart of Reading/Storytime

DITHOR is meant to be read by the student, and in CtC, storytime is still meant to be read by the parent (I read storytime through MtMM). One thing I did do for a season was have my oldest read a Beyond or Bigger storytime book aloud. She would then do the DITHOR activities for that book, and my mid...
by StephanieU
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Placement Issues

Definitely look at the placement chart. Math doesn't factor into placement really, as it is completely independent of everything else until high school (science). Reading, attention span, and ability to work independently are more important. I am thinking Beyond might be where he places. It is a fun...
by StephanieU
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement pre-k/k
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Placement pre-k/k

She would probably be okay with LHFHG and then Beyond the following year. But, Bigger as Preparing Hearts are the guides that kids start struggling at the youngest age. Reading ability, amount of writing, and independence are the common struggles. My third did LHTH from 4.5-5.5, which would have bee...
by StephanieU
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Question about Preparing hearts and CTC
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Question about Preparing hearts and CTC

Have you looked at the placement chart for each child?
https://www.heartofdakota.com/placing-your-child.php
by StephanieU
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How is evolution approached?
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: How is evolution approached?

HOD teachers a literal 6 day creation. Before MtMM, only a few books even mention millions of years or other references to evolution or the gap theory. Carrie either leaves notes about these in the guide or skips those sections completely (the first few chapters of Child's History of the World are s...
by StephanieU
Tue May 12, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dictation
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Dictation

First, the lowest level is Level 2. But likely, Level 2 will be VERY easy for him. One thing to try is to do the top one of each column until he starts to regularly miss some. Having to repeat one or two in a level once isn't a big deal. But once he gets to where he is having to repeat regularly is ...
by StephanieU
Wed May 06, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dithor with a struggling reader
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: Dithor with a struggling reader

My son is 10 and in CtC. I have recorded the readings for history and science or found them as audio. With that modification, he is having no problems completing CtC. I think he is in Unit 17. The only changes to the guide we have made are math (we use Horizons, and he is in Grade 6), Dithor (discu...
by StephanieU
Wed May 06, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dithor with a struggling reader
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: Dithor with a struggling reader

If you don't want to go down to the level 2 books, which would have been my first suggestion. :D My next suggestion is to read the books at half speed. So one day you would read half the assigned pages and do the dithor page and the next day just read the 2nd half of the assigned pages and then hav...
by StephanieU
Tue May 05, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dithor with a struggling reader
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Dithor with a struggling reader

My son is 10 and in CtC. I have recorded the readings for history and science or found them as audio. With that modification, he is having no problems completing CtC. I think he is in Unit 17. The only changes to the guide we have made are math (we use Horizons, and he is in Grade 6), Dithor (discus...
by StephanieU
Tue May 05, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Roll Call: What are your starting/stopping/taking a break plans?
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Re: Roll Call: What are your starting/stopping/taking a break plans?

My girls will finish there guides next Tuesday most likely. We will take the rest of the week and at least the next week off. We might take 2.5 weeks off, depending on how things go. I am already planning on doing a popsicle stick bridge challenge with the kids during the break. And there will be ba...
by StephanieU
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Phonics Instruction
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Phonics Instruction

What areas do you think they need more instruction in? Is it that they aren't reading fluently but can sound out words fairly well? Is it that they can read fluently if it is an "easy" word but struggle to sound out harder/longer words? Is it that they struggle accross the board with reading still?
by StephanieU
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Contemplating HOD Curriculum
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: Contemplating HOD Curriculum

First, we have never used the HOD recommended math in the hide. Mark is definitely one subject that is EASY to switch out. The only concern is to not use something that takes too much time. For K-3, it should be 30 minutes or less a day. For upper elementary, it can be a little longer, but it still ...
by StephanieU
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How are you all doing?
Replies: 13
Views: 2567

Re: How are you all doing?

We are filling our days with school. We are doing a unit in 4 days for the older three. The girls should finish their guides by mid May (except grammar- which we are slightly behind in). We will likely take 1-2 weeks off of full school and then start back up. When there isn't much else to do, why no...
by StephanieU
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Combining 12 and 14 yo
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Re: Combining 12 and 14 yo

Have you looked at the placement chart and determined where each one places? I would think CtC would probably be low. RtR might be a great place to start. It is fairly straightforward to adjust Rev2Rev and MtMM for high school, but RtR takes more adjustment. You could get some of the books for CtC a...
by StephanieU
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help with placement for transitioning from 1st grade Public to HOD in fall
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Help with placement for transitioning from 1st grade Public to HOD in fall

If you have LHFHG, I would go ahead and do some of that. I would focus on storytime (plus the skill subjects you are already planning on doing). If time allows, then add in the left side of the guide. Then later in the summer, you should be able to tell if continuing LHFHG is best or if he is ready ...