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by mamanlait
Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is there a "preparing for World Geography" type post?
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: Is there a "preparing for World Geography" type post?

Those currently using WG or who have used WG, do you have any other suggestions for prepping for the guide? I am spending the next week getting things printed and I'm hoping for a little more guidance with the Mapping through Art printings. For example, are all of the activities scheduled? I'm one w...
by mamanlait
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing and English 2?
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Preparing and English 2?

Yes, English 3 for 4th grade would be ideal. We are using Preparing and R&S 3 now ourselves. I will say that I'm constantly amazed at how much is jam packed into Rod and Staff Grammar. Today, my dd 10 was diagramming a 2 part subject, verb, direct object, adverb, and adjective. We are getting toward...
by mamanlait
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Question? thinking of switching guide mid semester
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: Question? thinking of switching guide mid semester

My youngest daughter enjoyed challenging herself and moving at a quickened pace through some of the early guides. I always finished one before moving on to the next because it gave me peace of mind that there would be no gaping holes in her early education. :) If she's terribly unchallenged then you...
by mamanlait
Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Additions or electives
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Additions or electives

Thank you, StephanieU, for reminding me of PE. :)

We are getting ready to start High School work and I'm trying to make sure I've gotten everything covered.
by mamanlait
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Additions or electives
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Additions or electives

I know that HOD includes most of these all ready (art, music, logic, art history, foreign language, economics) but what do I need to add besides a typing course if I run the complete course with HOD?
by mamanlait
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ancient Bible in WH?
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Ancient Bible in WH?

Carrie, Thank you for your response! This really helps me in thinking through our next few years and it gives me a peace about covering this important time once again. I think I might have learned (and retained) more than dd with our first pass through Ancients since she was so young. I am thankful ...
by mamanlait
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help with poor attitude.....need advice....
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Help with poor attitude.....need advice....

I remembered posting a similar question several years ago when I was struggling with my dd's attitude. I felt so encouraged and helped by the responses: http://www.heartofdakota.com/board3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9183 Just so you know, we got through that time just fine and I have a lovely, hardworking ...
by mamanlait
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ancient Bible in WH?
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Ancient Bible in WH?

Thanks, Lynn. I hadn't remembered all of that being typed out in the sneak peek. It's good to know that WG doesn't necessarily spend a lot of time in that area. We might do a review of the CTC notebook in that case.
by mamanlait
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ancient Bible in WH?
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Ancient Bible in WH?

I was not able to find a Table of Contents on the new WH Guide so I was hoping someone could help me out. Is there mostly a secular historical focus in this guide or is there is a good amount of content on Israel and the Hebrews. My dd13 is finishing MMtM and really feels sad that she can't remember...
by mamanlait
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: VideoText Algebra and Creating Transcripts
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: VideoText Algebra and Creating Transcripts

I'm wondering if the OP got her answer from the company. We are finishing Unit 1 this week using Videotext online. That might be Module A using the DVD's. We've spent a good 6 months on it because my dd's Pre-Algebra skills needed some extra work (even coming from Singapore 6 :cry: ) and I've been v...
by mamanlait
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Question on how to get my son inspired?
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: Question on how to get my son inspired?

Annalisa,
I think all caring moms second guess themselves at least once a day over something! :)
How old is your son and what guide is he working out of?
Do you have some sort of written schedule?
by mamanlait
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Science - Biology PACES - DVDs
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: Science - Biology PACES - DVDs

Becky, You can certainly follow HOD's plans (though it sounds like you are farther along than the WH writing is so far) but just don't fret over the grades and such! I fully plan to use the HOD Guide Science box for pacing but not require the same written goals (mine will be a notebook requirement r...
by mamanlait
Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Science - Biology PACES - DVDs
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: Science - Biology PACES - DVDs

In terms of short essays exams...personally, I think that is a great alternative to using Biology PACE as written. I will insist that dd learn to outline broadly from any science text in HS focusing on diagrams. I will sit with her for the first few weeks and outline alongside her as I think this is...
by mamanlait
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Science - Biology PACES - DVDs
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: Science - Biology PACES - DVDs

Becky, I have heard wonderful things about the Biology DVD's though I don't own them. I have read all of the Biology PACES and have them in front of me now. Have you considered dropping the assessment part of the text and talking through it instead? I would sit down with your ds over this week and g...
by mamanlait
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Determining Dictation levels?
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Determining Dictation levels?

I would start with the lowest level of dictation in each guide and work through it little by little. I'm one of those who does it as written. We started in Preparing with my oldest who is now finishing up MMtM and the Level 8 Dictation. I am so glad that I had her do dictation from the beginning lev...