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by joyfulheart
Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Please tell me this happens to ya'll too
Replies: 19
Views: 2723

Re: Please tell me this happens to ya'll too

Oh, thank you. I was just stressed and didn't realize it but was sick at the time too! LOL I do that, go to the doctor and the nurse will say, "did you know you have a 102 fever?" No, I usually don't realize it. I just ignore it. I'm wierd. Anyway, today was great, they're attitude is gone, they had...
by joyfulheart
Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Please tell me this happens to ya'll too
Replies: 19
Views: 2723

Please tell me this happens to ya'll too

First, let me say that in the months doing HOD Bigger and Beyond, every day has been fun, and normally we just buzz right through with little to no problems. Yesterday was the most difficult day homeschooling ever. I dont know if there was something in the water, or if my kids temporarily lost their...
by joyfulheart
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Archived Threads for Drawn Into the Heart of Reading
Topic: DITHOR questions
Replies: 5
Views: 6260

Re: DITHOR questions

I look at the book and decide how many days it should take to finish comfortably. Alot of the 2/3 level books are fast reads, so they should be the 5 day or maybe 10 day on some of the harder one's. Why don't you get him some from the library and see if they're too easy for him??? That way, you're n...
by joyfulheart
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Archived Threads for Bigger Hearts for His Glory
Topic: Science in Bigger
Replies: 3
Views: 4863

Re: Science in Bigger

http://www.heartofdakota.com/bigger-hearts-packages.php If you look there, you'll see the science books in the science package (I'm a visual gal, so this is how I think, LOL) Now, on the first book is the One Small Square: Seashore In the 2nd week of science, (unit 2, day 3) after reading about the ...
by joyfulheart
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How many are using Preparing this upcoming year?
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: How many are using Preparing this upcoming year?

we wont be ready to use it until February for my (then) 9 year old.
by joyfulheart
Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Roll Call: Can we share what HOD programs we're doing...
Replies: 69
Views: 8362

Re: Roll Call: Can we share what HOD programs we're doing...

currently doing
Bigger for 8 1/2 year old.
Beyond for 6 1/2 year old.
Misc. for 5 year old.
by joyfulheart
Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Archived Threads for Bigger Hearts for His Glory
Topic: Bigger Copywork Question
Replies: 7
Views: 6752

Re: Bigger Copywork Question

There is SOME copywork in Bigger. In addition to situations where there will be handwriting. As far as my kid goes, he does his cursive workbook, and everything else I let him choose which format to write in (cursive or print). I THINK in preparing they will have more opportunities to write in cursi...
by joyfulheart
Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Painting Paper?
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Painting Paper?

I never thought about it. I've always just used printer paper, or construction paper, or whatever was white and within reach.

LOL

Yeah, I'm a dork. :D :D :D
by joyfulheart
Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Opinion Poll: Storytime for the new book (after Preparing)
Replies: 31
Views: 3775

Re: Opinion Poll: Storytime for the new book (after Preparing)

storytime unrelated to history. Mainly because I know my kids. And I know that if you give them too much of X subject, make it too much a "theme", then they glaze over and are in LA LA land. If I can throw in some funny stories, or something interesting to them that's different, they will be much ha...
by joyfulheart
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Archived Threads for Bigger Hearts for His Glory
Topic: Bigger spelling question
Replies: 8
Views: 7889

Re: Bigger spelling question

I am doing bigger with my son and we do a pre-test on the spelling words. If he gets them right we do dictation instead. I originally thought the words were a little "behind" what our public school is teaching, however I was surprised how many of the words that I thought he knew, but he gets them wr...
by joyfulheart
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Holy Moly, Great reading Batman!!
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Holy Moly, Great reading Batman!!

Ok, my 8 year old went from not being able to read a single paragraph to now reading the emerging reader books in 20-30 minutes! And he has excellent comprehension, able to explain the book completely to me. Although, for some wierd reason, the idea of him sitting and reading a chapter book really t...
by joyfulheart
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Preparing Hearts for His Glory Archived Threads
Topic: How many hrs a day for Preparing?
Replies: 2
Views: 4742

Independence is a GOOD thing! :D :D :D
by joyfulheart
Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sharing Emerging Readers with more than one child....
Replies: 1
Views: 540

it depends on my mood. LOL Sometimes I make them take turns reading pages, sometimes they each read a chapter, somtimes I make them each read out loud and we hear it twice.
by joyfulheart
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Archived Threads for Bigger Hearts for His Glory
Topic: Is it okay to read with them?
Replies: 6
Views: 6384

In Bigger, I do ALOT of the reading out loud to them. I read the history out loud- way over his level! I also read the storytime, but there are activities for the kids to narrate back information to me (comprehension). If I need to read a bible verse, I always read that out loud... the words are so ...
by joyfulheart
Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How much copying.................
Replies: 4
Views: 996

In bigger, there are a few poems that you have the kids circle patterns, or cut up the poem and have them arrange in order. I'm lazy, I just retyped the poem and printed it out and let the kids to it that way. Not enough copying for me to be willing to drag the kids out to the copy place, or buy a c...