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by pamh
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: LHTH handwriting question
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: LHTH handwriting question

I'm so glad this question was posted. I have a little guy who'll turn 5 in Dec. and he's wanting to start writing more so now I know what to do!!! These questions/answer posts are very, very helpful!!!!!

Pam
by pamh
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 2nd Grade: Should I switch math
Replies: 6
Views: 557

2nd Grade: Should I switch math

Just a quick question. My 7 yr old son is finishing up Abekas 1st grade math. Since we're trying to switch over to HOD, I was wondering if I should switch his math to Singapore since that is what HOD recommends or stick with Abeka since he's comfortable with it. I've seen one sample page of Singapor...
by pamh
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: After The Reading Lesson
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: After The Reading Lesson

For my son (we use Abeka for reading due to the constant phonic review which are included in their emerging readers that really helps my son) even we are on "break", we never stop reading and phonics review. I figure it's just like anything else he wants to be good at, he must practice. However, so ...
by pamh
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: We need help.
Replies: 13
Views: 1210

Re: We need help.

Sorry, I just have to ask....Do your kids really wake up at 8:30??? If my boys ever slept that late, I'd first rush them to the E.R. because I'm sure they were deathly sick (lol) and second I could get everything done by that time...whoooohooooo!!!! My families all up by 6am and on Thursday mornings...
by pamh
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: BOB books?
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: BOB books?

Ooohhhhhhh, I completely forgot about BOB books. My 7 yr old used them in Kindergarten (his teacher didn't like Open Court and only preferred Bob books) and we absolutely loved them! I didn't realize that Bob had out ABC books, so I'll have to go get those. We bought our set of books (they come in a...
by pamh
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Word Board
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Word Board

We're not using a formal phonics program....using Abeka but not in a formal way but between us working with him, speech and The Letter Factory, he's doing pretty well phonetically. However, we'll start to sing the ABC's and it's like we were asking him to do an Algebra problem. We also have an ABC b...
by pamh
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Word Board
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Word Board

I was just wondering if any of you keep up a word board in your "classrooms?" My 1st son went to ps Kindergarten and from the beginning his teacher had a word wall (actually covered the whole classroom by the end of the school year) with sight words. When the kids first entered the classroom (each m...
by pamh
Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 1st grade completed cursive
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: 1st grade completed cursive

Thanks Misty! We really enjoyed Abekas 1st grade cursive. I no longer allow my son to print and his cursive is beautiful. The nice thing is he can now read our mail that is in cursive which makes him proud of himself. Did you find cheerful cursive different than Abekas program?

Pam
by pamh
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 1st grade completed cursive
Replies: 5
Views: 480

1st grade completed cursive

I've got a quick question in regards to cursive. My 7 yr old just completed Abekas 1st grade cursive program and has mastered the letter formation. We're getting ready to purchase all of our HOD curriculum for next year and I was wondering if we'll still need a cursive program? If not, do I just hav...
by pamh
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How do you incorporate Holiday crafts and activities
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: How do you incorporate Holiday crafts and activities

Ohhhh crafts......I spend hours researching new crafts (don't like the same old stuff) so it can be a sore subject if I can't find the "right" thing. My boys are always looking for things to do, so we usually will spend an afternoon or weekends working on crafts. Just had to comment on St. Patricks ...
by pamh
Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Organizing HOD Work w/Workboxes
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Organizing HOD Work w/Workboxes

Oh thank you ladies for your input. The workbox conference is in a beautiful danish town called, Solvang (here in California) and any excuse to visit that town is a bonus! I really appreciate you both taking the time to post a reply!

Pam
by pamh
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Organizing HOD Work w/Workboxes
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Organizing HOD Work w/Workboxes

I read a lot of posts on a homeschool website where the women use, Sue Patricks, Workbox System to organize their homeschool. Do any of you ladies use it to organize your kids HOD work? Sue Patrick is coming to a town this Saturday, 2 hours away from me (beautiful town, so well worth the drive) to p...
by pamh
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Suggestions, please...
Replies: 14
Views: 1149

Re: Suggestions, please...

We're Abeka users as well (my son just turned 7) and just from using Abeka and having the Beyond book as well, I personally would choose Bigger for my 7 yr old if your child did well with Abeka this year. I'm personally just basing my opinion in comparing the math and writing in Beyond compared to w...
by pamh
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New to HOD- Beyond or Bigger???
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: New to HOD- Beyond or Bigger???

I spent a lot of day going thru our Beyond book to see what I'll be using for next year (we primarily used Abeka this year). My son just turned 7 in December and the math and science were too simplistic for my son, especially the math. However, my son loves, loves, loves science and needs a lot more...
by pamh
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Reading Made Easy vs. Abeka
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Reading Made Easy vs. Abeka

I'm so thankful for you ladies and your homeschool experiences and support! RuthAnn, I, too, love your analogy of the gentle water! When I was looking for homeschool curriculum 2 years, I thought if it didn't look really challenging and "tough" my son would be behind. My son does fine with Abeka but...