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by twolittlebears
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Re: Placement Help

You could definitely do that with Bigger, and add in the extensions if you need to. We used it last year for 4th grade and it was perfect! It really helped my son's writing and we didn't even add in the extensions, it was very hearty for him. He also reads above his level. Another option is to pull ...
by twolittlebears
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Desks in bedrooms?
Replies: 6
Views: 2489

Re: Desks in bedrooms?

My sons, 11 and 8, have always done school at a little table together. Last year my husband made two built in desks in our school room that are separated by book shelves. They are still in the same room, but a few feet apart so that they can't bother each other. It was becoming a huge problem with h...
by twolittlebears
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW vs. HOD
Replies: 9
Views: 4367

Re: MFW vs. HOD

Just wanted to add that I started out with MFW for Kindy and 1st with my oldest, then switched to HOD because I was searching for a Charlotte Mason/Amleside curriculum. I loved MFW K, which I think is an awesome supplement in a transition year between LHTH & LHFHG. I did that with my youngest. But a...
by twolittlebears
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Timeline on wall - adding to it year after year
Replies: 1
Views: 1277

Re: Timeline on wall - adding to it year after year

In each guide, the students make their own timeline. In Beyond and Bigger I think they draw a picture and put names & date. We used cardstock paper for this, with the paper divided up in 50 year increments (instructions in the guides) and make a small book out of it. In Preparing, they make their ow...
by twolittlebears
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 4-day week?
Replies: 3
Views: 1564

Re: 4-day week?

The younger guides are 5 days a week (Little hearts, Beyond & Bigger) until you reach the Preparing guide, then it goes down to 4 days! :D
by twolittlebears
Thu May 26, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Combining Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

Combining Help

My 10 yo is just finishing up Bigger, and my 8 yo finished Little Hearts. I would love to combine my sons in Preparing next! Looking at the placement chart, the only thing holding me back from putting my 8 yo in Preparing is he has not done cursive. He is just finishing his manuscript book. He can d...
by twolittlebears
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement/Suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

Re: Placement/Suggestions?

I understand about the budget...I would personally do Little Hearts. It would be perfect for your 5 yo, and in the back of the guide there are book suggestions for each unit to further your study for your older student. The Thornton Burgess books are excellent to add on to and do lap books on each a...
by twolittlebears
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: About to give up, and send to PS
Replies: 10
Views: 3761

Re: About to give up, and send to PS

I just wanted to encourage you. I believe that most homeschooling mamas go through times of feeling as you are now. Homeschooling is a big calling. Let me rephrase that: it is a big ministry! And when I personally remember to look at it as my ministry, it truly changes my perspective. Concerning you...
by twolittlebears
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Nature Study
Replies: 2
Views: 971

Re: Nature Study

We have made it up to Bigger so far, and as far as nature study being laid out for the children, I haven't run across that yet. I can't speak for the older guides, as I have no idea! Bigger does have the children working through the One Small Square books, drawing and learning about woods, seashore ...
by twolittlebears
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: staying on one subject for too long
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: staying on one subject for too long

We are currently doing Bigger right now and it's been awesome! Learning about a new historical figure almost every week! Some of them I would've liked to have lingered on a bit longer, but I just stuck with the program as is. The John Audubon book for science was wonderful! And that one we read for ...
by twolittlebears
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement Help
Replies: 12
Views: 3651

Re: Placement Help

What state are you in? I agree. looking through the guides is the biggest blessing. Have you printed out the week samples online? That's usually very helpful for me. I'm still a HOD newbie, but I always feel the more input you can get is helpful. My 7 yo is just about to finish Little Hearts for his...
by twolittlebears
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What to do between Little Hands and Little Hearts
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: What to do between Little Hands and Little Hearts

I actually ran into the same problem! I am just finishing up Little Hearts and my son is 7, so we took a long break doing other things. Here's what we did as it may be helpful: we read lots of books! We began slowly working through Rod and Staff workbooks when he turned 4-5. Then we tried out Five I...
by twolittlebears
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Moving up help
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Re: Moving up help

Thank you ladies! That is exactly what I needed to hear! I will move oldest up now to Preparing, I was concerned about not finishing Bigger with him, but he's just ready for more. It's nice to have permission, in a sense, to not finish a guide. I like to finish things, so that's a relief to have the...
by twolittlebears
Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Moving up help
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Moving up help

HI! I have loved this year so far! My 10 yo is in Bigger and 7 yo is in Little Hearts. But after Christmas every year they both have a learning curve! I really toyed with beginning them both in Preparing and Beyond, but due to skill levels, chose to hang back. Now that we've progressed through Bigge...
by twolittlebears
Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: "Boyhood and Beyond" Advise
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Re: "Boyhood and Beyond" Advise

Oh that's such a relief! I thought that 11 seemed young, as most of the boys I remember not changing until 13-14 going into freshman year. Thank you! That's very helpful about knowing the content of the books as well.