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by Lynnw
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: TICONGEROGA Pencils!!
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: TICONGEROGA Pencils!!

I confess, I've never paid attention to pencil brands before.... but my two oldest sons were arguing over a pencil today and you know what is was, don't you? A Ticonderoga..... :lol: After this thread I didn't know whether to punish them for fighting or congratulate them on their excellent taste! :l...
by Lynnw
Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: OT: What does responsibility look like for a 13 yo?
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: OT: What does responsibility look like for a 13 yo?

Great list! I'm going to print it to have on hand for timely discussions. I love that it IS very reasonable.... but I can say we are not there yet. My oldest would still rather grab a book of his own choosing to read as he waits for other things to happen even though he should know better and save i...
by Lynnw
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using Queen Language Lessons?
Replies: 32
Views: 2320

Re: Using Queen Language Lessons?

kim, i'm typing on my laptop... so lots of typos :D I skimmed the other responses and they were great... i hope I won't repeat or contradict them. I understand about feeling like your ds's skills are all over the place. it took me awhile to figure out my oldest because he reads a lot - some of it fa...
by Lynnw
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:46 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Possibly Beefing up Bigger....
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Possibly Beefing up Bigger....

Carrie, thank you so much for your response. I had browsed some other books lists to get a feel for other books that would possibly be at my ds's level and decided I would be best off with the extension package, but substitute with a different spine. I ordered all of it except the spine, Children's ...
by Lynnw
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Possibly Beefing up Bigger....
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Possibly Beefing up Bigger....

Update.... After looking at various lists and thinking about how little I would trust my own choices and looking at the extension pack again and the reading levels of the various books, I've decided to go with the Extension pack. I love knowing that I can trust Carrie's choices and I don't have to w...
by Lynnw
Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Possibly Beefing up Bigger....
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Possibly Beefing up Bigger....

Love to be home, Thanks for sharing your experience... I think I just won't know until I try. I think that there are so many flexible options for beefing it up that my bigger problem will be having confidence in the extensions I choose. I'm interested in using Carrie's suggestions (though he has rea...
by Lynnw
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:46 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Possibly Beefing up Bigger....
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Possibly Beefing up Bigger....

Yikes! I apologize for the triple post! I'm having computer issues, I guess, as well as placement issues, LOL. Sorry!
by Lynnw
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Possibly Beefing up Bigger....
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Possibly Beefing up Bigger....

I am considering moving my oldest ds from RTR to Bigger with his brother for the sake of togetherness that I think we need. My oldest turns 12 in October and I consider him 6th grade. Our past pattern in homeschooling has been to do some fairly challenging reading and letting our writing skills lag ...
by Lynnw
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Possibly Beefing up Bigger....
Replies: 0
Views: 1047

Possibly Beefing up Bigger....

I am considering putting my oldest ds in Bigger with his brother for sake of togetherness that I think we need. My oldest turns 12 in October and I consider him 6th grade. Our past pattern in homeschooling has been to do some fairly challenging reading and letting our writing skills lag a bit. I thi...
by Lynnw
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Possibly Beefing up Bigger....
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Possibly Beefing up Bigger....

I am considering putting my oldest ds in Bigger with his brother for sake of togetherness that I think we need. My oldest turns 12 in October and I consider him 6th grade. Our past pattern in homeschooling has been to do some fairly challenging reading and letting our writing skills lag a bit. I thi...
by Lynnw
Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Science in RTR.....
Replies: 17
Views: 1115

Re: Science in RTR.....

Heidi, We have a lot in common! You have hit the nail on the head and reading your post this morning has really blessed me! It breaks my heart a bit to set aside RTR (it is SO good! there are so many parts we are loving - notebooking, shakespeare, some of the projects, really all of it!) and my prid...
by Lynnw
Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Science in RTR.....
Replies: 17
Views: 1115

Re: Science in RTR.....

Patty - no problem at all! And thanks for the link! For anyone following this thread.... I really think it may come down to loneliness. My dh is deployed, we are no longer in a co-op that we have been in the last three years. I think that these two oldest sons maybe just need to do school together a...
by Lynnw
Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Science in RTR.....
Replies: 17
Views: 1115

Re: Science in RTR.....

I, unfortunately, don't have a lot of great ideas with regards to fixing the science. My dd is loving it but she hasn't read this book before. Actually, she hasn't said she is loving it but I'm finding her talking a lot about what she is reading so I think she likes it. I will say, first, we are ju...
by Lynnw
Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Science in RTR.....
Replies: 17
Views: 1115

Re: Science in RTR.....

I like the idea of making science a teacher box for a little while so that you can be excited about it with your child. I would also move it to earlier in the day. Of course there are always lot of options. 8arrows, Thank you for your encouragment. I think this is what I will do for now. I have re-...
by Lynnw
Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Science in RTR.....
Replies: 17
Views: 1115

Re: Science in RTR.....

Deltagal/Florence, Thank you SO much for taking the time to read everything I wrote, contemplate and suggest a change for us. I do see some wisdom in your point of view. In fact, when I was contemplating placement I even considered combining the older two in Preparing. As you mentioned, I also saw b...