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by Tree House Academy
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DITHOR Level Progression
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: DITHOR Level Progression

I have had a hard time using each book in the book packs for this very reason. I move up a level when we finish a level. I choose books based on where I know ds is reading right now. He is reading A Mouse Called Wolf and working in the level 4/5 book (we just moved up to this level last week)right n...
by Tree House Academy
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: So excited! Getting ready to move on to Rev to Rev!
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: So excited! Getting ready to move on to Rev to Rev!

Yes, Lynn, it has worked very well. He has become accustomed to the work load and really does well through it. He is excited that he will be partly through 8th grade when he starts back in the fall. :) Due to some unforseen days off, we are about a week behind where I had planned to be, but that is ...
by Tree House Academy
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: So excited! Getting ready to move on to Rev to Rev!
Replies: 12
Views: 465

So excited! Getting ready to move on to Rev to Rev!

I have been ordering books over the last few weeks for Rev to Rev. Ds12 is finishing up RTR (doing 5 days a week on a 4 day a week schedule) and he has worked so hard! We are all so very excited to move to the next guide. The Science looks AMAZING! :) Just had to share my excitement.
by Tree House Academy
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What grade level is Beyond considered?
Replies: 16
Views: 854

Re: What grade level is Beyond considered?

We did Beyond in 2nd grade with ds8. He is a VERY YOUNG 2nd grader (late Sept Birthday and would have been a grade younger had he been in ps) and it was a great year! He moved on to Bigger this year and has done and exceptional job!

HOD is not "grade" specific, though...it is based on an age range.
by Tree House Academy
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Grass is Greener Syndrome...help?
Replies: 35
Views: 1571

Re: Grass is Greener Syndrome...help?

I am a recovered Curriculum Junkie myself, so I know what you mean. However, after finding HOD and experiencing such happy, successful years with it, I just totally lost the desire to switch around. :) I hope this happens for you in time too!
by Tree House Academy
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Independence in upper guides doesn't equal less interaction
Replies: 13
Views: 8303

Re: Independence in upper guides doesn't equal less interact

I agree with you. There is more independence, which I truly relish. My older son is able to do so much of his work without my input or help. However, I find that we really bond over some of the material we cover now. In RTR, which he is using this year, we really get some great stuff from Boyhood an...
by Tree House Academy
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 2012 Conference Schedule is up!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: 2012 Conference Schedule is up!!

None are close enough to me. :(
by Tree House Academy
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I can't believe I didn't notice.
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: I can't believe I didn't notice.

Did you happen to just start Singapore 2B today? LOL I ask that because we did too and the same thing dawned on me! My 8 year old knew the answer a lot of the time, but explaining how he got there to me was tough for him. I think we just need to keep plugging along and showing them. Did you see the ...
by Tree House Academy
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: room set up for HOD
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: room set up for HOD

I only have two children, so I really would be no help organizing your school room for 4 kids. I will say that my room started out one way and has changed and evolved as needed over the years. Right now, my two sons have seperate tables (small kitchen size) that are turned so they are not looking at...
by Tree House Academy
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: we take SO long to complete Bigger each day...
Replies: 23
Views: 1391

Re: we take SO long to complete Bigger each day...

I see that you did switch ti Beyond and I definitely think that is the right decision given her young age and thinking on ahead about the guides she will be going into. I am short on time and I did not read through every single response, so please forgive me if this has already been stated. I was wo...
by Tree House Academy
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Weekly Heart of Dakota Check-In
Topic: Week of January 2-6, 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 11679

Re: Week of January 2-6, 2012

That is awesome about the Ipad for N, Lynn! My oldest ds got the Ipad2 for Christmas this year from his dad (we are divorced). The dragon dictation is awesome! But I really love some of the educational Apps they offer. Have you seen the ones on Space/Astronomy? My ds absolutely LOVED reading and loo...
by Tree House Academy
Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Weekly Heart of Dakota Check-In
Topic: Week of January 2-6, 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 11679

Re: Week of January 2-6, 2012

We had a wonderful first week back with HOD Bigger Hearts this week! My older son was still at his dad's for Christmas, so it was just the younger and I. We learned a lot about Daniel Boone this week. We live in TN, so this was really interesting to all of us! Ds had heard the name many times (we li...
by Tree House Academy
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Considering HOD next year, but have some concerns
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Considering HOD next year, but have some concerns

Absolutely! You can use the Extension package for your 10 year old 5th grader to beef it up...especially if he/she is a voracious reader.
by Tree House Academy
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I think I may have placed them wrong....
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: I think I may have placed them wrong....

I am glad that Carrie weighed in here. You have gotten wonderful advice. I was just going to add that my ds turned 8 in September. He is in 3rd grade, but really could have gone either way. At his age, and with his abilities, he is doing Bigger Hearts this year and absolutely loving it. He is advanc...