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by Hope
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dictation
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Dictation

Thank you ladies for your replies! :D Congratulations Rice for your 14 year old finishing level 8! :D I hadn’t read up on dictation in a few years, and I had forgotten that one sentence at a time is the goal and that phrases are also perfectly fine. Prior to posting this question, I tried to find so...
by Hope
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dictation
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Dictation

Hello Ladies, When you reach the longer dictations, do you continue reading one sentence at a time, or do you increase the reading to 2,3,or more sentences at once? I’ve continued reading one sentence at a time for my children to write as the dictations have lengthened, but I wondered today if I sho...
by Hope
Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Extension Package for Bigger as Read Aloud
Replies: 6
Views: 1932

Re: Extension Package for Bigger as Read Aloud

I just want to be reassured that there will be enough next year and the year after that, enough for my son to read and for me to read aloud..I'm just feeling like we could definitely use a little more, and I don't want to feel that each year.. I felt the same last year, but then I had a younger tot...
by Hope
Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need Help/ Ideas - Resurrection- Reformation
Replies: 19
Views: 5816

Re: Need Help/ Ideas - Resurrection- Reformation

Does he know the intended age range of RTR? Does it bother him? It sounds like you made a prayerful decision, and had good reasons for picking it. My oldest, who actually has always been quite advanced for his age, needed CTC for work load reasons. We also made a prayerful decision. Sometimes though...
by Hope
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CM Question / Copywork
Replies: 1
Views: 682

CM Question / Copywork

I understand the reasons behind continuing dictation, oral narration, and written narration through the middle and upper years. I myself have seen fruit from these methods, and I am grateful for how much they have helped my children in the learning to write process. I understand also all of the copy...
by Hope
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Decided to combine 2 kids - what does your day look like?
Replies: 12
Views: 3498

Re: Decided to combine 2 kids - what does your day look like

As my kids get older, I would be more okay at some point splitting them up. But right now, I just need to simply. I do love that my oldest's day only takes me 1-1.5 hours per day. I think I could consider splitting them once they get to the point. But for now, it is just too much teaching time. But...
by Hope
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Decided to combine 2 kids - what does your day look like?
Replies: 12
Views: 3498

Re: Decided to combine 2 kids - what does your day look like

So, my question is for those who combine - as your kids get older, what does your day look like? What do your kids do together? Anything "T" would obviously be done together. I can probably do most "S" items together. I do look forward to teaching the writing components together. Do your kids compl...
by Hope
Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Putting My Oldest in School
Replies: 12
Views: 3845

Re: Putting My Oldest in School

I can tell that you are really putting a lot of thought into this decision and want what is best for her. Our local schools allow homeschool teens to play on their sport teams without attending their schools. Is that a possibility for you? I know homeschoolers who have gone that route. It is high ex...
by Hope
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: no thinking skills in math-want to give up :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1362

Re: no thinking skills in math-want to give up :)

((Hugs)) I remember your other thread about your challenges with your two adopted daughters last month. I wanted to tell you that you are doing an incredible job with a difficult task, and may the LORD bless you in your giving to Him through your love and teaching and giving to your precious childre...
by Hope
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Alt. storytime for LHFHG
Replies: 6
Views: 1722

Re: Alt. storytime for LHFHG

Hi! I am doing LHTH with my 5 year old and am taking it slow to give his fine motor skills a chance to catch up. In the meantime, I'd like to add a storytime similar to what is in LHFHG, but I'd like to save the Burgess books for when we actually do the guide. I know I've seen recommendations on he...
by Hope
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Best Books for Christian Character
Replies: 5
Views: 1609

Re: Best Books for Christian Character

Hi Hope, Thanks for the reply. What I am trying to do is find a book for each Christian character and then just do the Godly Character Traits sections in DITHOR, would you suggest any particular books that may fight one trait that is listed by Carrie? Kind Regards Sherid The Little Pilgrim's Progre...
by Hope
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Best Books for Christian Character
Replies: 5
Views: 1609

Re: Best Books for Christian Character

Little Pilgrim's Progress was the first book that came to mind. It is a 5th grade reading level and HOD sells it in the 4/5 book pack for DITHOR. It is a fabulous book for character teaching. The original Pilgrim's Progress would also be good for older students in High school. Sir Malcom and the Mis...
by Hope
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: example of poor thinking skills
Replies: 20
Views: 5115

Re: example of poor thinking skills

Thank you for sharing your update! I am glad the testing helped you so much in understanding your girls! :D
by Hope
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: ? about some of the DITHR choices
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Re: ? about some of the DITHR choices

Carrie has Naya Nuki listed as a non-fiction book for her 4/5 Girl pack. I think it would be just fine for your non-fiction 4/5 choice. My son has loved that book as well and has read it multiple times. I haven't read it, but from what he has ever told me I have, like Carrie, considered it be non-fi...
by Hope
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing & CTC Box Times
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: Preparing & CTC Box Times

Thank you so much Nancy! :D That post is exactly what I was looking for! :)

We went from 1/2 speed to full speed mid last week with both guides. It helped to read that it can take a month for the times to reach a stride & even out. Reading an approximate time for each box is very helpful.