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by Lynnw
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Books needed for first 2 months of Preparing and a question.
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Books needed for first 2 months of Preparing and a question.

I really need to continue praying about this, but here it is. We are finishing our third week of Beyond with a 1st and k-er. My oldest ds, 4th grade, does the left side with us and story time, but he has other "right side assignments" and additional reading/writing assignments on his own. I hope to ...
by Lynnw
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Diana waring cd
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Diana waring cd

I know you'll be glad to hear from Carrie, but I thought I would comfort you that my oldest ds (now 10) has been listening to Diana Waring for years. Her enthusiasm for history is contagious and I attribute much of my son's love of history to listening to her all these years. Maybe Carrie will give ...
by Lynnw
Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: First week with Beyond and a question...
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: First week with Beyond and a question...

Judy, thanks for the info with the dates! Carrie, Thanks for your help! I think I can make my way with the book I have, but if it gets too confusing it's nice to know there is a cheap solution waiting for me! I have some time to make my decision about grammar for my oldest son. I could start somethi...
by Lynnw
Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: First week with Beyond and a question...
Replies: 4
Views: 624

First week with Beyond and a question...

We started Beyond this week and we're really enjoying it. We call it "fun school." All are joining in on the left side so far although my oldest has other reading and writing that do not necessarily tie in to Beyond. On the right side, my oldest only joins us for storytime. I want to give it a few m...
by Lynnw
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Starting Beyond on Monday, question about storytime...
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: Starting Beyond on Monday, question about storytime...

Thanks all for sharing different things you've done. I feel so much better! I think we'll either do two D'Aulaire books or else just one and then fill the time with some other favorite reading. Thanks again for all the great ideas and experiences! I love coming here for help and encouragement! Lynn
by Lynnw
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Starting Beyond on Monday, question about storytime...
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Starting Beyond on Monday, question about storytime...

I'm planning to start Beyond on Monday, Lord willing. I'm excited and a little nervous. I did not order the storytime pack because I already had some of the books. I did get the Sample Book Ideas list to help me find books for each genre. Anyway, my question is, if you choose shorter books for some ...
by Lynnw
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How much of Preparing could youngers do?
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: How much of Preparing could youngers do?

Carrie and Julie, Thank you for your prayers and encouragement. I went back to the placement chart (even though I had looked at it before) with a fresh mind (i.e. reading the instruction paragraph this time :wink: ) and saw the confirmation I needed that Beyond would really fit both my Ker and 1st g...
by Lynnw
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How much of Preparing could youngers do?
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: How much of Preparing could youngers do?

Carrie, Thank you so much for your response. I'm so humbled and thankful for your time in prayer on my behalf. Thanks for showing me what I would need if I chose to finish out our year with Bigger. I wondered if that would be a good option - and I can see that it would work well. The other thing I'm...
by Lynnw
Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How much of Preparing could youngers do?
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: How much of Preparing could youngers do?

Carrie, Thanks so much for your thoughts. When I read your response on a different thread regarding children who were struggling with emerging readers and storytime (and you suggested they might need more time with books at their current level before they stepped up a bit), I began thinking that eve...
by Lynnw
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How much of Preparing could youngers do?
Replies: 9
Views: 758

How much of Preparing could youngers do?

I'll try to give the short version of where I am. I have a 4th grader, 1st grader and a K-er (and a 3yo and a 6mos old). We were following the 4 year cycle (with some Ambleside selections). My oldest was due for Modern History this year, but I really didn't want to put my 1st and K-er in it. I tried...
by Lynnw
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Question about new ancients package
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Question about new ancients package

Candice, thanks for the bump :) Kathleen, thanks for sharing past experience... that is very helpful! My dh is going to be going to Iraq next school year and I'm thinking about how I can simplify a little bit (We've been pretty eclectic - some Ambleside, some WTM, etc.). I've looked at TOG and it se...
by Lynnw
Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Question about new ancients package
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Question about new ancients package

I read here that the new Ancient History package should be available by August (2009). Will you have the book packs and samples available on the website for review much earlier than that? I'm interested in this package, but usually make my decisions for next year in the spring (Also, my oldest ds is...
by Lynnw
Mon May 19, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Anyone "size up" because they prefer spines/read a
Replies: 9
Views: 1694

happy@home wrote:Hi Lynn!! Warm welcome!

I am just starting out with LHFHG for kindergarten, so no advice, just hello!
Thanks! I'm from KY too - central.
by Lynnw
Mon May 19, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Anyone "size up" because they prefer spines/read a
Replies: 9
Views: 1694

Thank you all so much for the warm welcomes! I will look at the books in "Beyond" again a little more closely and continue to pray about this.... A little more info on us... My oldest will be 4th grade and will be doing a blend of modern history with SOTW4 with a lot of AO readings thrown in. He is ...
by Lynnw
Sun May 18, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Anyone "size up" because they prefer spines/read a
Replies: 9
Views: 1694

Anyone "size up" because they prefer spines/read a

I'm thinking about combining an older 1st grader (maybe call him a 1st/2nd) with a K-er next year. By age and skill they probably fall into Beyond Little Hearts. But, to *me* the history and science of Bigger Hearts look more appealing. Does anyone go up a level for richer read alouds and then adjus...