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by The2youngs
Tue May 22, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Schedule for year-round schooling
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Re: Schedule for year-round schooling

We school year-round, but each year looks a bit different from one to the next. In general, we school 6 weeks on, 1 week off, pretty much from August to May. We take an extra week off at Christmas, but any longer than two weeks and my kids (and I!) kinda go bonkers from lack of routine. The summers ...
by The2youngs
Mon May 21, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: God's Hand in Life's Little Moments
Topic: Is this book still for sale?
Replies: 2
Views: 7643

Re: Is this book still for sale?

pilgrim8502 - a few years ago, I found it on a used book site. I looked just now and found it from Thrift Books at a great price. So, it's out there if you're willing to look a little!
by The2youngs
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Combining two in Bigger
Replies: 1
Views: 1509

Combining two in Bigger

This coming year, we'll be using Bigger for my DD8 and DS9/10 (he turns 10 in October). I'm planning to use the extensions for my DS. He's an excellent reader and absolutely loves history so I don't anticipate there being any complaints from him! He could likely handle to be in Preparing, but I'm no...
by The2youngs
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Behind in math
Replies: 8
Views: 3409

Re: Behind in math

If it's an encouragement, my 2nd grader is still finishing up 1B as well. :-) We've got a gamut of math abilities in this family and have always used Singapore as well. My eldest is a math-aholic (and thus way "ahead" of book level), my second is math-phobic, and my two girls seem to be somewhere in...
by The2youngs
Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Reassurance/thoughts on placement
Replies: 16
Views: 2188

Re: Reassurance/thoughts on placement

So, I wrote a huge long post, my phone fritzes and I lost it all. Then, I get on my tablet to discover that Nealewill has essentially written my post verbatim. :-) Great minds think alike! :lol: What I'm understanding you saying is that your 5yo is learning to read, has a decent grasp of letter form...
by The2youngs
Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Reassurance/thoughts on placement
Replies: 16
Views: 2188

Re: Reassurance/thoughts on placement

I second the idea to rethink placing a 6yo in Bigger, ESPECIALLY with writing struggles. Bigger is a LOT of writing for young hands. If you would like to combine (as opposed to running three back-to-back-to-back guides), you might consider placing your middle with your youngest in Little Hearts. Sin...
by The2youngs
Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Multiplication Facts
Replies: 7
Views: 1706

Re: Multiplication Facts

Have you heard of Skip Count Kids? My kids love those songs and they've got a CD called The Bible Heroes. My kids learned to skip count by threes by singing the Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego song. It's so catchy! They do also have a regular (non-Bible) CD also. I found I liked some from each so dow...
by The2youngs
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing Hearts For His Glory
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Preparing Hearts For His Glory

I would not recommend using A Child's History of the World (the main spine, alongside Grandpa's Box) with a K'er and 2nd. We used it previously with my 1st'er through another curriculum and ended up shelving it as there were topics I didn't feel were appropriate to discuss at such a young age, speci...
by The2youngs
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: R&S in the later years
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: R&S in the later years

Thank you, Lynn and Julie! I really appreciate your time in responding. I will certainly take a closer look at both R&S 3 and 4 and see what might fit for our family.
by The2youngs
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: R&S in the later years
Replies: 3
Views: 737

R&S in the later years

I asked this on one of the FB boards, but feel I was either misunderstood or perhaps didn't explain myself well, so I'm calling in the cavalry (all you lovely HOD moms)! Currently, I'm using English Lessons Through Literature for our grammar, instead of R&S. My sons are just beginning Beyond (6.5yo)...
by The2youngs
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bigger timeline
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Bigger timeline

Here's a photo of my son's timeline for Bigger this year. I chose to modify the instructions just slightly in that we used two overlapping file folders instead of one. My reason for this was simply because he is on the younger side of the guide (7.5yo) and I didn't want him frustrated by too small o...
by The2youngs
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: LHFHG 1st grade options or Right side of Beyond?
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: LHFHG 1st grade options or Right side of Beyond?

We did LHFHG with my K'er and 1st'er this year. For my older so who has excellent penmanship and was very ready for copywork, we did daily copywork that rotated. He did not do any of the FMS books, FYI. So, it looked something like: Monday - Literature (usually from Burgess, but sometimes from a rea...
by The2youngs
Fri May 09, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is it enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 1362

Re: Is it enough?

To ease your mind, Singapore is most definitely NOT too easy or too light! It's actually one of the more advanced programs - typically about a grade ahead of most other programs. We've found it completely sufficient for both my gifted and typical learners. As a math major, I've found this program to...
by The2youngs
Sat May 03, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing and Bigger simultaneously?
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Preparing and Bigger simultaneously?

Thank you ladies for your replies! Julie, I'm actually asking because at some point I believe I will need to separate my older two children. While they are only 16 months apart, academically they are substantially different. Recently I had asked about beefing up Beyond for my oldest son - at not qui...
by The2youngs
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing and Bigger simultaneously?
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Preparing and Bigger simultaneously?

Can someone link me to where Carrie talks about concerns using Preparing and Bigger simultaneously? I know it's frequently mentioned that it's not recommended they be done together but I can't seem to find her reasons why, beyond "teacher intensive". Is there more to the picture?

Thanks!