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by MomtoJGJE
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How do you organize your books?
Replies: 5
Views: 2327

Re: How do you organize your books?

I have shelves where I keep all the books currently being used (as in, I get out roughly 6-8 units at a time of books... I keep the others in a storage box for books from guides we are using at the time. I have another storage container for guides/books not being used in the current year) They each ...
by MomtoJGJE
Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Storing Old Curriculum
Replies: 6
Views: 3141

Re: Storing Old Curriculum

I don't move my boxes of books typically, so I haven't really thought about them getting too heavy! I have two 30 gallon sterilite storage containers for books. One has the books we are using this year (A), the other has the books we are not using this year (B). I have books for about 6-8 units at a...
by MomtoJGJE
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Tips for Preparing and RevtoRev together
Replies: 4
Views: 2347

Re: Tips for Preparing and RevtoRev together

The way I always do it is to teach whatever I need to teach to the older one that they need to complete independent work first. Then they go off to complete their independent work. While they are working I teach the next one down. In your case you could get most if not all of what you need to teach ...
by MomtoJGJE
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DITHOR-3 days in 1 day?
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

Re: DITHOR-3 days in 1 day?

That seems like a lot to me too, unless you are like me and choose very easy books for them to read (because mine hate reading and I'm trying to get them to enjoy it). Then you could read a segment and do the lesson, read another segment, do another lesson, read the last segment, do the third lesson...
by MomtoJGJE
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Starting our first year soon, and suddenly panicking!
Replies: 4
Views: 2071

Re: Starting our first year soon, and suddenly panicking!

I didn't read through all the responses, and I'm being interrupted as I write this, so be gentle while reading! :shock: My suggestion would be to stagger start them and start half speed. So first you'd start with your child in Bigger. Left side one day, right side the next, for a unit or two. Genera...
by MomtoJGJE
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is WWTB really vital to prepare for Medieval Writing Lessons
Replies: 6
Views: 2557

Re: Is WWTB really vital to prepare for Medieval Writing Les

When my oldest was going through CTC she really didn't understand WWTB. By the 10th unit she was in tears dreading WWTB. So I stopped doing it. I was just going to give her a break for a couple of units, but then life happened and I just never started back. She LOVED the Medieval Writing Lessons and...
by MomtoJGJE
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: LHFHG & Beyond Placement Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 4516

Re: LHFHG & Beyond Placement Help!

Just another thought is you can get the Beyond guide, to have the emerging reader schedule, and spend this fall doing the K level math (you could probably condense both books down to the one semester), start on the emerging readers (3-4 days per week), and also you could find other books to use as r...
by MomtoJGJE
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DITHOR Question
Replies: 7
Views: 3433

Re: DITHOR Question

For DITHOR (and the Emerging Reader set, which is basically an oral DITHOR to a certain extent) you want the books to be easy for them to read. You can find a lot of the books on those book lists at the library so you could check out some from the Emerging Reader set (maybe one of the first ones aft...
by MomtoJGJE
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: does heart of dakota work for large families?
Replies: 18
Views: 8327

Re: does heart of dakota work for large families?

We use separate guides for my kids... The only hard time would be using Beyond/Bigger and Bigger/Preparing with both, but you'd be in the habit of doing school with them by then and so it wouldn't be as big of a deal as if you were starting out with those guides. One thing that could make it easier,...
by MomtoJGJE
Sun May 08, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What supplies do I need to get organized?
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: What supplies do I need to get organized?

You'll want basic school/craft supplies, pencils, a ton of erasers (ok maybe that's just my house... we seem to lose erasers faster than socks :shock: ), scissors, etc. What I do for each kid in each guide is I get a plain white binder with clear things on the outside where I can slide things in. I ...
by MomtoJGJE
Sun May 08, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing versus CTC?
Replies: 11
Views: 2453

Re: Preparing versus CTC?

You might want to start out slowly at first for you both to get the hang of what boxes are what. Just a unit or two half speed would probably be enough to let you guys get the feel of it.
by MomtoJGJE
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Jayden was accepted into the charter school
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Re: Jayden was accepted into the charter school

I'm sorry it took so long to respond. The problem is that I didn't grade any of the math work. I just marked what she missed and she corrected it. And by corrected it, I mean she looked at the problems instead of just writing down whatever it seemed should be the answer based on not actually doing a...
by MomtoJGJE
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Jayden was accepted into the charter school
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Jayden was accepted into the charter school

So after much prayer and thought, we decided to put Jayden's name in to the lottery at the Charter School here by our house. I finally ended up just praying "God, there seems to be no clear decision as far as our human minds can reach. So if You want Jayden in school next year, let her make it. If Y...
by MomtoJGJE
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is she ready for Preparing
Replies: 6
Views: 1442

Re: Is she ready for Preparing

You could always start out half speed to give her time to mature a bit. Half speed Preparing and the Portraits thing with your first grader if you think she needs more work than just the half speed Preparing? With that said, my third grade DD just turned 9 October 30, so roughly the same age in 3rd ...
by MomtoJGJE
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Four Kids Place in Four Different Books
Replies: 6
Views: 1732

Re: Four Kids Place in Four Different Books

I completely agree with stagger starting the kids. It will go so much more smoothly if your older two know exactly what they are supposed to do each day. I generally start my day with the oldest. Well, I don't any more because there's not really much I have to teach her before she does anything. The...