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by Allison TX
Wed May 12, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help choosing for 2 children...
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Re: Help choosing for 2 children...

Hi Lynn. Welcome to the HOD board. :) Have you had a chance to study the placement chart yet? It is very accurate. With the information you gave about your kids, it sounds like Preparing would be a great fit for your oldest, or possibly CTC, but I might lean more towards Preparing since the Charlott...
by Allison TX
Wed May 12, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTC history Ency. and English recom.
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: CTC history Ency. and English recom.

Hi Alison. I just wanted to comment on spelling through dictation. It has been wonderful for my very poor spellers. :D We have been using dictation, within the HOD guides, for 2 1/2 years, and both my boys have improved drastically! It has taken a while though. I didn't see the results immediatly. W...
by Allison TX
Mon May 03, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is Singapore Math meant to be used a grade behind?
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Is Singapore Math meant to be used a grade behind?

Thank you all for your help. I feel more comfortable about using Singapore 1a again, and with waiting a year on Rod and Staff for grammar. :)
by Allison TX
Mon May 03, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: HOD Bigger Activities?
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: HOD Bigger Activities?

Hi Summer. :) The only activities with motor type skills that I can think of are in the Bible memory portion. You could easily skip that part if your kids don't need the movement to help with memorization. My kids have enjoyed that part. :) Some examples of activities in Bigger are drawing a self po...
by Allison TX
Mon May 03, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is Singapore Math meant to be used a grade behind?
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Is Singapore Math meant to be used a grade behind?

My daughter, now 7, used Singapore 1A for the first semester of 1st grade. When we got to 1B, she had a really hard time. Even with the hands on activities in the Beyond guide. We didn't make it too far into 1B before we shelved it for a while. I've gone backwards, and am now having her finish up Ea...
by Allison TX
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: My catalog just arrived!
Replies: 17
Views: 983

My catalog just arrived!

:D :D :D
It looks beautiful! The new RTR package looks amazing. Thank you Carrie for all your hard work! We feel so blessed being able to use HOD.

Allison
by Allison TX
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Please tell me we will like CTC as much as we love PHFHG
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Please tell me we will like CTC as much as we love PHFHG

Hi Linda. :) We used Preparing last year and loved it! :D Then we went backward a little and used some of Bigger Hearts this past fall, long story :oops: . Now we are using CTC and absolutely love it! I think this is our favorite guide so far. I was so worried that The Story of the Ancient World wou...
by Allison TX
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: The RTR package looks amazing!
Replies: 15
Views: 1176

The RTR package looks amazing!

I just noticed the RTR books are up in the HOD store. It looks like such an amazing program! I can't wait to use it. :D Thank you, Carrie, for all your hard work. We greatly appreciate all the effort that goes into your guides. :)

Allison
by Allison TX
Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Favorite readers from Bigger and DITHOR 4/5?
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Favorite readers from Bigger and DITHOR 4/5?

Hi Alison. Our favorites were Bud and Me, By the Great Horn Spoon, and Guns for General Washington. Bud and Me was such a wonderful book, I think it was my husbands favorite (he read it aloud to the boys). It is a more expensive book, but so worth it. :)

Allison
by Allison TX
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Write with the Best is the Best!
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Write with the Best is the Best!

Julie, you must be so proud. :D Wyatt did an excellent job writing that paragraph.

I'm so glad Write with the Best is working out. I may have to try it before we get to CTC. :)

Allison
by Allison TX
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: If you've been waiting for Carrie to respond...
Replies: 43
Views: 1667

Re: If you've been waiting for Carrie to respond...

I'm so sorry. I will be praying for Beau and the entire family.

Allison
by Allison TX
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Emerging Readers question...
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: Emerging Readers question...

Thanks for all the suggestions. :) Does this sound like a good plan? I bought the Early Readers Bible and will have her start that first. I like the idea of going through both Bibles before starting the rest of the books. :) I'm also going go ahead and use a phonics workbook, either MCP or ETC. I ma...
by Allison TX
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Emerging Readers question...
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: Emerging Readers question...

Thanks Patti and Sharyn. :) I appreciate the suggestions. After thinking about it and discussing with my husband, I really don't think she needs to start over with another phonics program. She may just need some more practice. I'm going to start her with the emerging readers, with the easier of the ...
by Allison TX
Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Emerging Readers question...
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Emerging Readers question...

My daughter is finishing up the Reading Lesson, and is doing well, but I still don't think she is reading fluently. Is that okay? I had her try the Beginners Bible today and she could not read the word separated, and struggled with the word empty. Should I try the Early Readers Bible instead? The sa...
by Allison TX
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Phonics and guessing.....
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Phonics and guessing.....

Thanks for all the great suggestions. I will be trying them out next week. :)