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by joyfulheart
Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Carrie - I know there are "placement" pages
Replies: 27
Views: 4698

We are using Bigger for 3rd. It's a perfect fit for us! And as far as eyes glossing over.... well, I always thought it was a boy thing. LOL You'd be surprised how much they soak up, even though they're standing on their heads, playing with smuggled in toys, or tapping hands and feet nonstop. You're ...
by joyfulheart
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Carrie - I know there are "placement" pages
Replies: 27
Views: 4698

It's really up to the individual kid. Bigger would work for one kid in 2nd grade who is developmentally ready, but just barely fit for my kid in 3rd grade who is kinda a mix of beyond and bigger. Yet, looking through it I can definately see some 4th graders I know being a PERFECT fit for bigger too....
by joyfulheart
Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Okay - HOD has won...but Bigger or Preparing?
Replies: 22
Views: 3877

I'm just picking random weeks here Bigger Unit (week) 15 words with "er" as in "her" mother other letter better winter sister helper summer together water Bigger Unit 26 words with "ow" as in Cow towel flower frown crown brow plow clown around about There's also a unit that covers weeks, numbers (on...
by joyfulheart
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Okay - HOD has won...but Bigger or Preparing?
Replies: 22
Views: 3877

I will come back in about 30 minutes and type out some sample spelling words for ya! :D I HAVE to get my 5 year old bundled up in all his soccer gear and uniform or he'll be late! LOL Edited to add-- She made a decision! Hooray! Bigger is wonderful. Wish ya lived by me cause I'd just meet up with ya...
by joyfulheart
Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:40 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Okay - HOD has won...but Bigger or Preparing?
Replies: 22
Views: 3877

(first, I just took a benadryl for my insane allergies, so forgive me if my post sounds fuzzy) LOL Oldest -- Bigger with older kid supplements (cant think of what it's called, LOL) Middle kid -- Bigger with spelling reinforcement? Youngest -- Little hearts Looking at that, it sounds good! There's NO...
by joyfulheart
Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: The Reading Lesson Combined with ETC....
Replies: 2
Views: 834

I do Explode the code in addition to phonics, no problem! The whole books have little quizzes at the end. If your child has trouble grasping a skill it will be obvious on the tests. If you want more review for that skill, you can buy the 1/2 book and work on it. Otherwise, you just move up a level. ...
by joyfulheart
Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What Will You Use With Your 5th Grader For 2008/09?
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

I'm leaning towards Preparing too, but I JUST GOTTA get my hands on it! LOL

I'm one of those gals who has to touch it, read it, study it before I can make any decision. Which makes curriculum shopping HARD! lol
by joyfulheart
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Heart of Dakota and WinterPromise
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

I looked into winterpromise. I have a lady in my son's scout group that uses it for her kids and she loves it. I looked through hers (for 3rd graders) and was very confused. It was alot of jumping around, and things weren't tied in together (in my mind) well. Now, she loves this program, and there a...
by joyfulheart
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I've ordered!
Replies: 3
Views: 991

That's GREAT!!

Congrats!

I dont know how, but they ship faster than anyone I've ever ordered from. You should get it fast!
by joyfulheart
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore Guide Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

Yes, we're in Frisco just a few miles away!-- collin county. So we may be under that too. Anyway, if you wanna see the manuals to see if it would fit to your tweaking, just let me know. I have Beyond and Bigger, and Drawn into the heart of reading. I originally planned on doing HOD and doing a diffe...
by joyfulheart
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore Guide Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

I'm not sure which programs you're using, or which ages you need? For us, with Bigger -- if doing 2a, 2b it's the WORKBOOKS only. If doing 3a 3b, it's the workbook AND textbook. I havent needed any answer keys, or anything else. The HOD ties it all together nicely, and havent needed anything else. I...
by joyfulheart
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Share your bookshelf organization!
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

The stuff we are currently using goes ina basket in our dining room.

Everything else (read and unread) goes on a shelf in the office.

If I had it all "together" and son sees it he gets overwhelmed. I have to bring out only what we need at the moment.
by joyfulheart
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is this ok(a bit unstructured)......?
Replies: 25
Views: 4353

As a mom of a 5 and 6 year olds in PUBLIC school, I wouldn't worry about the history too much! In prek and kinder here they dont learn history much at all. On presidents day, they did a week long study of presidents, mostly the "famous" one's. That's pretty much it, so far. Other than a few easy beg...
by joyfulheart
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How do you place your child in...
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Yes, and it's FREE! (gotta love that, huh? LOL)

Here's the link I use
http://www.singaporemath.com/Placement_Test_s/86.htm
by joyfulheart
Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New here and I have some questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1687

I'm combining Bigger and Beyond for myboys, same ages as yours! It's VERY doable!

The only thing I wanted to mention is all my kids are emerging readers, so they have the same books to read for the emerging reader set. Makes it easier! LOL