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by Little Women
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Picture study, foreign language, classical mushandicrafts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

Re: Picture study, foreign language, classical mushandicraf

Yes. It's spread out through the guides, with different things each year. Eg, Res to Ref includes picture study.
by Little Women
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Junior / Senior High Questions..long...would love some help
Replies: 13
Views: 1780

Re: Junior / Senior High Questions..long...would love some h

I'm not sure if I've said this before in other threads. I have a fair amount of experience getting homeschooled teens into college, though only a little with HOD and that on the jr high level. (HOD was never available on the level that my older kids were on, as they are even now just barely finishin...
by Little Women
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What is the "extra topic" in CTC?
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

What is the "extra topic" in CTC?

Res to Ref has art history. Others have a state study, composers, or nature study. What is the special topic in CtC? Is it the watercolors that go with the poetry?
by Little Women
Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: wondering about going back to CTC
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

Re: wondering about going back to CTC

She's only on week 13--it took her awhile to figure out the "system," if that makes sense. She would read the assigned pages but miss the rest of the instructions, so I had to keep going back over and over. We are really only managing a half-time rate, about 2 days' worth per week. She has finally f...
by Little Women
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: wondering about going back to CTC
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

wondering about going back to CTC

I have a 7th grader who has been doing Res to Ref this year. The type of work is a good level for her, but the volume has been somewhat of a struggle. Since we have a 2 day per week co-op, we are probably only going to get about half-way done with it this year. Looking ahead, I am seeing that she wi...
by Little Women
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: A Plea for Help from You Wise Ladies!
Replies: 10
Views: 3734

Re: A Plea for Help from You Wise Ladies!

First of all, you have not failed your daughter! Each child learns different things, and she has learned a great deal about compassion, mercy, and other things that will stand her in good stead as an adult. Also, most kids, once they start moving in the right direction, will move a lot faster throug...
by Little Women
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: ? about balancing things
Replies: 5
Views: 1539

Re: ? about balancing things

We have a similar co-op. It's ok, but not what I would call rigorous. However, my kids love it, and especially love doing science there. They do use Apologia science, which is a very strong program, but they don't do all the experiments and all the parts of it, which I think is important, especially...
by Little Women
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need Help/ Ideas - Resurrection- Reformation
Replies: 19
Views: 5807

Re: Need Help/ Ideas - Resurrection- Reformation

I haven't used HOD very long, but I have graduated 2 from high school. In reading your last post, I have a couple of thoughts: 1. I do think you are right to beef up the literature, though HOD doesn't really give specific literature assignments. Are you doing DITHOR? I think using the 6/7 of that wi...
by Little Women
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need Help/ Ideas - Resurrection- Reformation
Replies: 19
Views: 5807

Re: Need Help/ Ideas - Resurrection- Reformation

Oh, I see what you are saying. I was thinking of the student notebook. You mean the guide book. I'm sorry, I misunderstood his point. Does he do all the boxes in the guide book? My dd is younger than your ds, so I don't know if this would apply to him. We have several boxes where we do different thi...
by Little Women
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need Help/ Ideas - Resurrection- Reformation
Replies: 19
Views: 5807

Re: Need Help/ Ideas - Resurrection- Reformation

It seems to me that he must be looking at all the boxes at once, and that's why it seems like a lot. Some people don't have good executive skills to mentally separate what needs done now from what doesn't need to be worried about until tomorrow. Perhaps if you used the post it notes to block off all...
by Little Women
Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Pre-Algebra Recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 2129

Re: Pre-Algebra Recommendation

We went from Horizons 6 into Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra, twice. I had them do the chapter test at the beginning instead of the end, and they were able to skip the first 6 or 7 chapters. But then some of the chapters took a really long time, and I had them do 30 or 45 minutes instead of a whole l...
by Little Women
Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Horrified by "homeschooled Kids" behavior at CoOp event
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Horrified by "homeschooled Kids" behavior at CoOp event

Ours is pretty good. We have a supervisor mom in the "study hall" room (not much studying gets done! :) ), and we do pink slips on a three times you're out basis. I have never had to give a pink slip, but I think most years someone does once or twice. Our kids get a bit noisy sometimes, but they are...
by Little Women
Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DS5--fine motor skill trouble
Replies: 17
Views: 4550

Re: DS5--fine motor skill trouble

There are a couple of books I found with my "pencil allergic" child, which were very helpful. I got them because she had trouble with a lot of sensory integration issues (loud noises, little awareness of where she was in space, etc), but there is a lot in them which is useful for helping with fine m...
by Little Women
Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Experiences with NCAA?
Replies: 14
Views: 8500

Re: Experiences with NCAA?

Ok, I figured out which 2 friends of mine have done this, and have 1 email for you. (Will probably have another in a couple of days. :) ) If you want to pm me with your email address, I will put you in touch. They both used Sonlight, mostly, but have successfully been through the process with a fair...
by Little Women
Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Experiences with NCAA?
Replies: 14
Views: 8500

Re: Experiences with NCAA?

I have some friends who have done NCAA with other homeschool programs. They won't have the specifics of HOD, but they can talk to you about what they did with NCAA and what issues they ran into. If you will give me your email, I will see if I can get them to talk to you. :)