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by Vicki
Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Making a Character chart for Bigger Hearts...
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Making a Character chart for Bigger Hearts...

Merry Christmas to all here! I'm just going through some things this morning with my planning for Bigger Hearts, and I just had an idea to make a Character Chart with each character quality that is explored in the manual. Since gift wrap will be on sale in the next few days or so, I thought it'd be ...
by Vicki
Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Something like Pocketfull of Pinecones in HOD?
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: Something like Pocketfull of Pinecones in HOD?

I don't know if this is what you're looking for, but there is a nature study you could print for free at Google books. It's called Type Lessons for Primary Teachers by Anna McGovern. It is divided by seasons, so you could just print the appropriate seasons as you need them. Another nice freebie is N...
by Vicki
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Do any of you color code your books?
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Do any of you color code your books?

This is a great idea! That will really help with organizing my books. Thanks. :D
by Vicki
Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Spelling in Beyond
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Re: Spelling in Beyond

We are using this for dictation. It is Dictation Day by Day by Kate van Wagenen. It is free online at Google books. The one we use is the Second Year book. I am using this for the second half of Beyond, and it is going well. There is also a Third and Fourth Year book you find there as well. The dict...
by Vicki
Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: A neat book to add to Beyond...
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: A neat book to add to Beyond...

Lori, my book is copyright 1964, but I can imagine that it wouldn't make any difference. I don't know if there is a revision from the first edition. My copy has lovely lithographs by Grace Paull. I do wish this book was still in print, as it just seems to fit nicely with Beyond...and Bigger... I hop...
by Vicki
Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: A neat book to add to Beyond...
Replies: 6
Views: 644

A neat book to add to Beyond...

I haven't posted in a while, but I had something I wanted to share that I thought some of you might enjoy too. I found a book called Children of the Handcrafts by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, the same author of Boys and Girls of Colonial Days . Now this book is out-of-print, but I found a copy at one of ...
by Vicki
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: OT- I am having a "STRAW" day
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: OT- I am having a "STRAW" day

(((Jessi))),

Here's a hug for you. I can't even imagine the stress you are under right now. I have some thoughts, but I'm not sure what to say. Just know that we're all thinking of you, and here to listen.
by Vicki
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: a little update
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: a little update

Martha, I'm glad to know that you're hanging in there. Keep on keeping on. Claim a scripture to help on those difficult days--Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Until you can get settled in with your K learner, I'd suggest to get some activities together in gia...
by Vicki
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I have a prayer Request
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: I have a prayer Request

(((Mary)))

I'm thinking about you and praying for a safe trip for you to see your father. Praying that you can be a comfort to him and your mom, and that the Lord will be there with all of you, holding you in His hands during this difficult time.
by Vicki
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Just another 'WOW' moment
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Just another 'WOW' moment

Those are the moments we all treasure during our homeschooling journey. Enjoy!
by Vicki
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Anyone use Beyond for 2nd grade? (long)
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: Anyone use Beyond for 2nd grade? (long)

I am using Beyond with my just-turned 8 y/o. We are going to finish up the book, as I really think he's not ready for Bigger yet. I love the history in Bigger, and the lessons are so amazing. I just think that the study of the foundation, settling and expansion of our country or "outers" (folks who ...
by Vicki
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Can I get a PTL?!
Replies: 14
Views: 1526

Re: Can I get a PTL?!

That is so wonderful! PTL!! :D
by Vicki
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Idea for timelines, notebooking or other
Replies: 0
Views: 1008

Idea for timelines, notebooking or other

Ladies, I had a great discovery this weekend while visiting the library at the local university. There is an elementary resource center there, with all kinds of goodies to look through. The thing that really caught my eye was the display of all the Ellison dies that were available, and the Ellison d...
by Vicki
Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:40 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Struggling....
Replies: 16
Views: 1736

Re: Struggling....

Mary, You cannot begin to know how much your post has touched me this morning. I know it was intended for Marty, but I feel it was written for me. I have been struggling with some of the same issues--having a special needs child and trying to make everything work the way I want it to be. But I can s...
by Vicki
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Bigger Hearts for His Glory
Topic: The best day of school so far...
Replies: 7
Views: 7937

Re: The best day of school so far...

How wonderful and what a blessing for you and your children! It is such a great feeling to know that you're done for the day, yet have covered all the "bases". And to know that your children are receiving a Christ-centered education, which in this day and time is difficult to find, is best of all! H...