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by 4froggies
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Silly question about Placement?
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Silly question about Placement?

Yes, it is my understanding is that Preparing is a one year overview of world history, which would naturally "prepare :) " them for the 4 year history cycle that starts with CTC. You'll love CTC!
by 4froggies
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New with Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: New with Questions

Just wanted to say hi and welcome! Truly, I could have written your exact post almost when my oldest was your oldest's age! It wasn't until HOD that I felt like everything "clicked" for us. All of the work in tying it all together has been done for me, and I love the "open and go" aspect that the pr...
by 4froggies
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New here! Intro and questions...
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: New here! Intro and questions...

Hi and welcome! Just wanted to say that we also switched from MFW to HOD. While I think MFW is a great curriculum HOD is just a much better fit for us. As for handwriting, if your son already knows how to form his manuscript letters and just needs more practice, then the copywork in Beyond should be...
by 4froggies
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Combining Storytimes for Preparing and CTC
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Combining Storytimes for Preparing and CTC

Yes, CTC allows to you choose either storytime books that go with the history, OR storytime books according to each genre (fantasy, historical fiction, etc.), so this would be super easy to combine!
by 4froggies
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Would HOD work for my family? and if so, what level?
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Would HOD work for my family? and if so, what level?

Just wanted to add that CTC is scheduled for the child to do quite a bit independently-(the box will have an "I" in the upper right) This will really free you up to work with your younger ones. What I really appreciate, though, is that the CTC guide also schedules that time for you to have one on on...
by 4froggies
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Anyone doing bigger with a 2nd grader?
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Anyone doing bigger with a 2nd grader?

Thanks so much for everyone's help! I think it confirms my leaning toward Beyond. Like someone said, it will be much easier to "beef up" Beyond if needed than to start with Bigger and have it be too much for her. DITHOR will be something new and more of a challenge to her in the fall, and I can adju...
by 4froggies
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Anyone doing bigger with a 2nd grader?
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Anyone doing bigger with a 2nd grader?

Thanks to everyone who has responded! That is what I was thinking-just moving on to Beyond. The only reason I am considering Bigger is because she fits it on the placement chart for the most part. She is an independent reader, has mastered formation of capital and lowercase letters, can copy 2 or 3 ...
by 4froggies
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Truly Excited!
Replies: 15
Views: 1215

Re: Truly Excited!

kvmck wrote:... in fact, I think I'll have to get a bunch of HOD catalogs to pass out to people I meet.
What a great idea! Can we request extra catalogs to give to friends or others that we meet?
by 4froggies
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: RTR: A Week at a Glance is up!!
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: RTR: A Week at a Glance is up!!

Wow! It looks so great- what a blessing to already have decided what we will doing for 6th grade in the fall. Usually, this time of year, I'm stressed because of all the decisions. Carrie has put everything together for me, and after using HOD this year for CTC and LHFHG, I know it will be a great y...
by 4froggies
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Anyone doing bigger with a 2nd grader?
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Anyone doing bigger with a 2nd grader?

Just looking to hear from those of you who are using Bigger with their 2nd grader. Are you going half-speed or full-speed? How is your second grader doing with the amount of writing? (we are finishing LHFHG and dd is placing mostly on Bigger for next year, but I'm not so sure skipping Beyond would b...
by 4froggies
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 2nd Grade: Should I switch math
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: 2nd Grade: Should I switch math

We are doing Abeka 1st grade as well. We tried Singapore at the beginning of the year, but my dd loves the COLOR of the Abeka worksheets. (We had done these for K) However, since we are doing LHFHG, we did not have Carrie's scheduled hands-on math activites that go with the Singapore, so that might ...
by 4froggies
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Does this sound crazy?
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: Does this sound crazy?

I don't think your idea sounds crazy! :D But, I would suggest maybe you reconsider using LHFHG for 1st grade. That's what we did with my dd this year for first grade, and it has been a great year! At the beginning of the year, dd was continuing phonics beginning to read, and needed more practice wri...
by 4froggies
Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Another blessing of using HOD
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Another blessing of using HOD

Just wanted to share... The other night, during our family devotional for Easter, we were discussing how challenging it is to be mindful of God all throughout our day. My 6yo dd (who is doing LHFHG) said "Yes, but when we're doing school, I think about God the whole time !" Just another confirmation...
by 4froggies
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Fun activity today!
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Fun activity today!

I just wanted to share how much fun we had today. We are on Lesson 21 in LHFHG about Ponce de Leon. All three older kids (10, 6, 4) loved getting to be the "archeologist" and finding Ponce de Leon's helmet and cross. I actually had my oldest set it all up for my 6yo, which she thought was great fun!...
by 4froggies
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: From LHFHG to BLHFHG
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: From LHFHG to BLHFHG

Hello! We are using LHGHG as well, with my 6 yo dd. The "Stories of the Pilgrims" used in Beyond is actually a totally different book than "History for Little Pilgrims". I haven't done Beyond yet, but the history should be pretty new. Instead of the biblical history that we had for much of the year ...