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by 4froggies
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Question about the dictation that is in Write with the Best
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Question about the dictation that is in Write with the Best

We did not do the dictation in Write With the Best. We skipped that and just did the dictation assigned in CTC guide. HTH! :)
by 4froggies
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Question about Historical Readers
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Question about Historical Readers

Michelle, I'm not Carrie :) but my understanding is that the historical books from Storytime box are meant to be read-alouds, not readers. The student would then be reading books you select to do DITHOR (such as the Secret Garden, etc.) HTH!
by 4froggies
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Suggested times for RTR?
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Suggested times for RTR?

Does anyone know if Carrie has put out suggested times for each box in RTR? Thanks! :D
by 4froggies
Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help?
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: Help?

Just wanted to add that I did Little Hearts this past year with my then 1st grader, who also fit academically on the Beyond chart. But, as far as listening comprension and interest in the subjects, Little Hearts was such a perfect fit for her, and she grew so much. I do think Little Hearts is a wond...
by 4froggies
Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dictation help
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Dictation help

Not a silly question! :D I break each sentence into phrases. For your example sentences, I would say The father robin (student writes that part) gets food for the baby robins. (student writes that part.) Robins like worms (student writes) and fruit. (student writes) I try to only repeat once if need...
by 4froggies
Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: tempera paints
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: tempera paints

Yes, we have these and they are great! Not as thick as the liquid tempera, but much less mess. They work well for most painting projects (on paper, clay, etc.) but there still might be some instances where you might want a thicker paint. I think they're worth it! HTH! :D
by 4froggies
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 1st year using Hod and loving it!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: 1st year using Hod and loving it!!!!

Isn't it great to find a curriculum finally that fits you and your family so well? :D Rejoicing with you! Have a great year!
by 4froggies
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Little Hearts or Beyond For First Grade
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: Little Hearts or Beyond For First Grade

Have you checked the placement chart yet? My dd was placing mostly with Beyond last year for first grade (6yo), but I felt like she needed an overview of what history is before we started American history. (She was not as interested in history as her older sister at that age) So we went with LHFHG w...
by 4froggies
Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTC Placement questions
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: CTC Placement questions

This does sound reasonable if that is where they fit on the placement chart, although you might want to wait a few months before adding in LHTH for your little one. It doesn't take much time at all, but I would focus on getting the olders into the "HOD groove" first, just to save you some stress. Ju...
by 4froggies
Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Back from touring the 'other' curriculums...
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Back from touring the 'other' curriculums...

Nicole, that is exactly why we have chosen not to use SL. They have some really wonderful books, but history from a biblical worldview/timeline is a must for us. If you are choosy about the books you use, you will love the ones HOD has picked! We have used MFW, (and would probably be using it still ...
by 4froggies
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is 6th grade too old for Bigger?
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Is 6th grade too old for Bigger?

Julie, thanks! You make some great points. Obviously, I would have to beef up Bigger quite a bit if we go that route, by adding in the written narration, research, etc. DH thinks its a great idea to combine where I can, and in some ways would simplify things in our homeschool, but I also am leary of...
by 4froggies
Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is 6th grade too old for Bigger?
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Is 6th grade too old for Bigger?

As I am making final decisions for our next year, I am having an idea to possibly combine my 2nd grader (7yo) and 6th grader (11yo) into Bigger. We finished LHFHG and CTC this past year, and I have been planning on moving on to Beyond and RTR. However, the idea of combining has always appealed to me...
by 4froggies
Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTC - Writing Program
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: CTC - Writing Program

Although I just finished CTC with a 5th grader, not a 7th grader, I do think it might be too much to try to do both. Between the writing they do in Rod and Staff, Write with the best, and the written narration, we felt like it was really plenty of writing. I would encourage you to start with CTC the...
by 4froggies
Tue May 25, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How long will I have to do 2 levels at once?
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: How long will I have to do 2 levels at once?

My oldest two are 5th grade and 1st grade. We did CTC and LHFHG this year. And, yes, you will have to do two levels. I used MFW previously and could not wait until my 2nd dd was in 2nd grade to finally be able to combine. However, after a year of HOD and looking at a friends MFW manual, I realized t...
by 4froggies
Fri May 21, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Thoughts on children and guides
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Thoughts on children and guides

Yes, that is correct, and part of the beauty of the HOD guides! :D As the olders are getting more independent and responsible for their own assignments, it frees you up to work with your youngers. I have found this to be the case this year doing CTC and LHFHG. In the fall we start RTR, Beyond and no...