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by Nealewill
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Simply Charlotte Mason vs HOD
Replies: 7
Views: 1689

Re: Simply Charlotte Mason vs HOD

What has kept us with HOD and not switching around is I love the activities and the skills they build through out each guide. It seems like she introduces a skill in one guide and then builds on it for a few more guides. And they are writing, research, cooking (following recipes), art, all kinds of ...
by Nealewill
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New Medieval writing books vs. Old
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: New Medieval writing books vs. Old

I think that the older version is actually still available from IEW if you go to their site. It is very discounted as well.
by Nealewill
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placing DS16 - World History w/ writing difficulties
Replies: 13
Views: 2669

Re: Placing DS16 - World History w/ writing difficulties

He cannot write lengthy narrations and he has not practiced various types of oral narrations. However, I believe he can learn these things in the WH guide as long as we start out with scaled back expectations such as narrating from a shorter selection and writing a shorter narration. It sounds to m...
by Nealewill
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placing DS16 - World History w/ writing difficulties
Replies: 13
Views: 2669

Re: Placing DS16 - World History w/ writing difficulties

I tried to delete this but can't. So please skip this :-)
by Nealewill
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: We've gotten behind
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Re: We've gotten behind

For Ohio's graduation requirement, they give the amount of time spent on a subject (120-180 hours for 1 credit, 60-75 hours for .5 credit) and they also say that as long as a student has finished 2/3's of a text book. That means that you don't have to finish a level to award credit. And I know life ...
by Nealewill
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Seasoned home school moms-I need some advice.
Replies: 9
Views: 1634

Re: Seasoned home school moms-I need some advice.

The one thing I would do is to look at what is absolutely necessary for graduation requirement purposes and start there. If she is missing anything, I would add it in this year. The other thing I wouldn't skip is the financial class. I teach personal finance at a university and I am always amazed at...
by Nealewill
Fri May 25, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Pre-designed vs. making own notebooking pages
Replies: 11
Views: 7090

Re: Pre-designed vs. making own notebooking pages

While I am sure the new guides will have beautiful with their notebooking pages like CtC and up, I must admit that I absolutely love that my kids made their own for a few years. It really taught them how to use the space well and how to be creative. I am sure the new notebooking pages will be beauti...
by Nealewill
Fri May 25, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Replacement in Basic Package Res to Ref
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Re: Replacement in Basic Package Res to Ref

Beorn the Proud was one of the books in the extension pack for Preparing. We really liked it.
by Nealewill
Fri May 25, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement for 2 kids the same age but different levels?
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Placement for 2 kids the same age but different levels?

I totally agree with Carrie about splitting them if you want to. BUT....I ended up separating my two younger kiddos. And then I ended up having my son repeat Bigger because I found it was a lot easier to keep them together. If you wanted too, you could always get the first grade options for LHFHG to...
by Nealewill
Fri May 25, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Schedule for year-round schooling
Replies: 4
Views: 1456

Re: Schedule for year-round schooling

We tried it when the kids were younger but we found that it just became too much. We really enjoy our time off and need it. We usually school from August through April. If you at looking to do some school throughout the summer, you could always go half speed. I know that at times, we did try and do ...
by Nealewill
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How to assign grades for work in high school
Replies: 4
Views: 2218

Re: How to assign grades for work in high school

My oldest will also be in WG next year and I am also feeling a bit timid about the whole grading thing. But....I do teach college accounting, finance and math and there are actually some papers due. When I grade those students, I use a rubric and I grade based off of what was asked. Did they follow ...
by Nealewill
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: R&S Grammar Placement/Pacing
Replies: 4
Views: 1687

Re: R&S Grammar Placement/Pacing

I would probably use 6 next year and just complete 1 lesson per day or take 2 days for longer lessons. The lessons are fairly quick so doing 1 lesson a day should be fine.
by Nealewill
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Getting excited for next year
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

Getting excited for next year

I don't know about you all but I am really starting to excited over next year's schedule. I know that many people order their curriculum for next year in advance (me included :D .) I have already ordered everything in, sat down, and wrote my daily schedule for next year :shock: . Yes....I've gone a ...
by Nealewill
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Excited after big order!
Replies: 3
Views: 1894

Re: Excited after big order!

My oldest will also start WG next year. I bought our set back in January so that I could have time to look through it. It looks amazing. She is excited herself.
by Nealewill
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Behind in math
Replies: 8
Views: 3541

Re: Behind in math

I also agree that you are not behind in math. My oldest as doing one level below her grade in Singapore too. She right on target to start Algebra next year for her 9th grade year.