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by 8arrows
Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Beyond vs. Bigger
Replies: 12
Views: 2869

Re: Beyond vs. Bigger

I think that Bigger will be a better fit according to their skills. Have an awesome year!
by 8arrows
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New Member: Question About Use of Extensions
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: New Member: Question About Use of Extensions

I have seen a post from Carrie where the extensions can be used in place of the read alouds in the older guides. I just can't remember which guide that starts with.
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by 8arrows
Thu May 14, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Large family moms - combining question
Replies: 17
Views: 2955

Re: Large family moms - combining question

Yes! I definitely take one year at a time. I will either combine the girls in Bigger or I might use another curriculum with them for a year to keep everyone on the topic of geography. The following year the three girls will do Preparing. My older boys will be doing world history. Yeah! My youngers u...
by 8arrows
Thu May 14, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Large family moms - combining question
Replies: 17
Views: 2955

Re: Large family moms - combining question

We have 8 children whom we have always homeschooled. 2 are out of the house with college and marriage, so I think I qualify as a large family who has homeschooled for a long time. Multiple guides do not work well for us. I combine as many in a guide as I can and shoot for the middle instead of the y...
by 8arrows
Fri May 01, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Trying to decide on curriculum
Replies: 19
Views: 2747

Re: Trying to decide on curriculum

Preparing was my favorite year! Beyond is not a difficult guide to add to another one. if it does prove to be too much, just concentrate on math and reading with the 6 year old. There is plenty of time!
by 8arrows
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DD wants more diagramming practice, not retaining
Replies: 4
Views: 776

Re: DD wants more diagramming practice, not retaining

Rod and Staff has worksheets that go with the books. You could do the book 3 one over the summer to review. I continually drill What Kind?, Which One?, How Many?, Whose? for adjectives and How?, When?, Where?, To What Extent? for adverbs (plus many end in ly). Book 4 will review these concepts as we...
by 8arrows
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Building Thinking Skills
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: Building Thinking Skills

I like and have used them both. Like the other posters, if I were to choose one, I would definitely pick Mind Benders. I think they make great summer school!
by 8arrows
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Benefits in using younger guide for high school
Replies: 6
Views: 1490

Re: Benefits in using younger guide for high school

My daughter used REV2REV, MTMM, World History, and will use World Geography next year for high school. She is just fine and very capable of college work! The benefits it posed for us were keeping children combined as much as possible and keeping a more peaceable spirit in the home (immeasurable!). I...
by 8arrows
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sneak Peek #4: New American History Guide
Replies: 9
Views: 21647

Re: Sneak Peek #4: New American History Guide

I used the Noble Experiment with my daughter. Not only is it the only government curriculum I have seen that doesn't make me want to poke my eye out, but we actually liked it! We have also liked all the Uncle Eric books.
by 8arrows
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: WH Living Library
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Re: WH Living Library

We are only on week 20, but I suggest Cyrus the Persian, Spring Tide, The Lantern Bearer's, and The King's Shadow. Very memorable!
by 8arrows
Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: High School Geography
Replies: 15
Views: 2713

Re: High School Geography

I am combining my 8th grader, 9th grader, and 12th grader in the geography program next year. The 12th grader will have her own English, math, and science. I am a HUGE fan of combining as I just do not enjoy school otherwise. As I have several children, I have always combined sets. Anytime I tried t...
by 8arrows
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New Catalog Arrived!
Replies: 26
Views: 3944

Re: New Catalog Arrived!

Thank you, Julie!! Mine came in Elaine's installment. I have already used it to look up information for next year!
by 8arrows
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New Catalog Arrived!
Replies: 26
Views: 3944

Re: New Catalog Arrived!

Awesome! Thank you!
by 8arrows
Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New Catalog Arrived!
Replies: 26
Views: 3944

Re: New Catalog Arrived!

I know I am on the mailing list as we are receiving the world history guide in installments this year. However, I did not get a catalog. Is there a chance that it is just taking a while to get to Illinois, or should I request one?
by 8arrows
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: HOD guides and CLEP question
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: HOD guides and CLEP question

My older boys did not use HOD, but they did use the BJU literature and were able to CLEP literature. Really, any good materials will prepare you for the CLEP. Just get a good prep book after studying the subject you wish to CLEP. We used one that had three prep tests. If your child does well on the ...