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by joyfulheart
Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Anyone cut the binding off the guide and 3 hole punch it?
Replies: 17
Views: 2477

yes, and walmart is even cheaper I think. Walmart also has the best giant paper clips that are 4 or 5 inches long. I LOVE those things! One package with a bunch in it is 99 cents, and These are great for marking where we are in books, workbooks, teacher manuals... I'm addicted to those things. LOL
by joyfulheart
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Anyone cut the binding off the guide and 3 hole punch it?
Replies: 17
Views: 2477

OOOH! If all you want to do is "organize" the book than I have an easy (and cheap) solution!! On my bigger and Beyond books, I put these on each of the sections I needed quick access to... biography, poetry, etc.... And they're removable without any damage to the book, so I can take them out and sel...
by joyfulheart
Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Anyone cut the binding off the guide and 3 hole punch it?
Replies: 17
Views: 2477

I bought a used copy of DITHR that someone had cut the spine and put a spiral binding on it. I really would prefer the original binding to the spiral, but I really dont like spiral, so maybe I"m biased.
by joyfulheart
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Was gonna use a different English but??..........
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

my 8 1/2 son is very weak on reading. We have him doing 2-3 pages of Explode the Code/Beyond the code (super cheap workbooks that are awesome) and then we do Phonics Pathways/Reading Pathways (amazon.com). Both are simple, fast, effective, and do not step on any HOD toes. All of that takes less than...
by joyfulheart
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: ot can anyone give me some examples of your school name?
Replies: 39
Views: 18876

I chose Greenfield Academy (street name we live on)

Also, the boys designed their own school shirts (for field trips) and I made a teacher's badge (every time I ask for a teacher/homeschool discount around here, they ask for a teachers badge so I broke down and made one! HHHMMMPPPHH!!!) LOL
by joyfulheart
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Hi everyone! Finally made it...my intro :0)
Replies: 16
Views: 2379

OOOH! HI! I DO remember you! :D Welcome!

I never used that particular program (didn't find HOD until Jan of this year) but I have peeked at it and it looks awesome!
by joyfulheart
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Just Got My Order - Have a Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Have you looked at the placement chart? That is VERY accurate and I totally trust that chart! LOL I have both Bigger and Beyond and just love them both. My 6 1/2 son is a perfect match for the beyond-- especially the history that is really awesome. The history in Bigger is written in a manner that r...
by joyfulheart
Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: FAQ Threads
Topic: Rod and Staff 2
Replies: 2
Views: 4403

I'm using that now with my 8 year old and a little with my 6 1/2 year old. Usually Carrie has us doing 2 pages in Bigger. 1/2 to 1 of those pages is usually instructions, the rest is work. I read them the instructions/info, then show them what I expect to do and they (so far) have been able to do it...
by joyfulheart
Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: If you have done Bigger... will you please look at this?
Replies: 8
Views: 1499

Yes, I also have a son that is able to do advanced math, but completely unable to do simple addition and subtraction. We are doing the math in Singapore that corresponds with Bigger. I am reinforcing with a different math program to teach him the BASICS (addition and subtraction) that he is VERY VER...
by joyfulheart
Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: If you have done Bigger... will you please look at this?
Replies: 8
Views: 1499

Just one kid? I put my actual time/comments in red Spelling (Abeka) 15 mins Beginning to Build (R&S 3) 25 mins Even on the WORST days, when I have to make him redo everything for messyness or spelling, we have never spent more than 10 minutes. (usually 5-10) Math 35 mins Doing the Singapore? Again, ...
by joyfulheart
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: He tunes out during cursive, isn't learning What to do?
Replies: 10
Views: 1636

Thanks for the advice! I pulled out his handwriting for the last 2 months and asked HIM to read his (printed) words to me-- and he couldn't. It was just too messy. The specialists want him to eliminate handwriting completely-- I disagree and refuse. He CAN do it, it just takes more practice... Anywa...
by joyfulheart
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: He tunes out during cursive, isn't learning What to do?
Replies: 10
Views: 1636

He tunes out during cursive, isn't learning What to do?

First, we have him on Handwriting without Tears Cursive. I considered the Cheerful cursive, but couldn't find any samples, and really wanted something SIMPLE. My oldest (8 1/2) has dyslexia, dysgraphia, and a problem with fine motor skills. Long story, but he's finally learned to do a messy version ...
by joyfulheart
Mon May 19, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Organizing my HOD!
Replies: 14
Views: 2098

MamaMary-- I LOVE your organization! I might have to "borrow" your method!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by joyfulheart
Fri May 16, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Texans, where are ya'll from?
Replies: 13
Views: 2090

Born and Raised in Richardson. Hubby born and raised in San Antonio

Now, we're in Frisco (not the fancy part, LOL)
by joyfulheart
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: OK - so Peridot and Joyfulheart - you will be doing Bigger
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

We have a very wierd wierd situation, one kid in and out of public school with lung disease, another kid with issues that is in and out too... We've been doing homeschool while home, but they're still technically in "the system"... we're letting them continue the last 4 weeks so they can have the pa...