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by twolittlebears
Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: "Boyhood and Beyond" Advise
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

"Boyhood and Beyond" Advise

Hi Ladies....I have a son that just turned 10. We are actually doing Bigger this fall and possible starting Preparing in the Spring, so age-wise we are behind in curriculums for the suggested age ranges. I am wondering when I should begin the "Boyhood and Beyond" book with my son? I know I have to g...
by twolittlebears
Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Science in Bigger for a 5th grader?
Replies: 10
Views: 2329

Re: Science in Bigger for a 5th grader?

I am also using Bigger for my 10 yo son for his 4th grade year. I am adding in Rod and Staff science for him. The grades 3 & 4 actually cover oceans and marine life, I think. I chose grade 3 for my son, but on their site they have samples that you can look at to decide which is best. The teacher's m...
by twolittlebears
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: A Huge THANK YOU To You
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: A Huge THANK YOU To You

This was so sweet of you to write! I absolutely agree with you. It is so beautiful to know that so many mamas love the Lord and are spending their lives giving to Him and dedicating their lives to the ministry of raising the next generation to Know and Love Him!! It's so exciting! When the world get...
by twolittlebears
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Confused by HOD phonics & need reading help
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: Confused by HOD phonics & need reading help

I wanted to add in to the discussion: my 9 yo has been doing R&S grade 2 this past year for 3rd grade. He is a good reader, but I felt that we needed to brush up on and make sure we'd covered all our bases. R & S is a bit advanced IMHO, so grade 2 was a perfect fit! It also really helped my son's ha...
by twolittlebears
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Looking for FUN Back to School ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Looking for FUN Back to School ideas

We always take their picture their first day of each boy holding a mini chalkboard with his grade written on it! We introduce a new puppet for circle time each year, that's always fun because it's a surprise!
by twolittlebears
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DD Wants Public School
Replies: 20
Views: 4317

Re: DD Wants Public School

I love this thread! I have learned so much from all the amazing posts from everyone. I had a thought that I wanted to add, though it's just an extension about wanting to be a light. I remember being around your daughter's age, and that seems to be when my spiritual giftings began to wake up in a sen...
by twolittlebears
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Uncomfortable with the choices I've made...
Replies: 16
Views: 3039

Re: Uncomfortable with the choices I've made...

We've moved 3 times in the last three years, so I can relate to your situation!! For a few seasons, I was just doing the 3 Rs and reading Bible stories and a good read aloud daily, all cuddled up with a boy on either side of me, and those are treasured times!! We did this almost all last year while ...
by twolittlebears
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Reassurance/thoughts on placement
Replies: 16
Views: 2518

Re: Reassurance/thoughts on placement

I thought I would add in another voice....I am using Little Hearts for a very bright 7yo son. I don't feel that he will be ready for Bigger at 8 if he did Beyond this year, so I chose Little hearts. What I am doing that may be helpful in beefing up is, I have scheduled in the next Rod and Staff work...
by twolittlebears
Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: BLHFHG Science question
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

Re: BLHFHG Science question

MeInKansas...thank you so much! That info is very helpful! I didn't realize that I could bypass the book or that the science text ties more into history. Now I'm not so worried. I can do the science experiments in Beyond and be right on task! :D Farmfamily...No, you didn't miss anything. I am using ...
by twolittlebears
Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: BLHFHG Science question
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

BLHFHG Science question

I am using Little hearts using God's Wonderful Works for the science, and following the schedule in the back of the manual. What will I use next year with Beyond for his science? All I saw listed on the website is God's Wonderful Works.
by twolittlebears
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Looking for placement reassurance (6 & 8 yrs)
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: Looking for placement reassurance (6 & 8 yrs)

Maybe you could print out the first week sample for each of the guides....there are download links on the site for each guide. That's what I did when I was choosing. I can't advise you, but I will share what I chose for my 7 & 9(almost 10) yo boys: Little Hearts adding rod and staff grade 2 science,...
by twolittlebears
Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Praise for the WG guide
Replies: 6
Views: 1718

Re: Praise for the WG guide

Thank you so much for sharing this! My boys are just entering 2 & 4th, and it's really hard for me to get a layout or idea of where we are going. Being a planner, I like to see the whole picture, but it's so hard with homeschooling if you're not writing your own curriculum (IMHO). Your post has give...
by twolittlebears
Wed May 20, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Curriculum choice dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 1665

Re: Curriculum choice dilemma

I also researched Classical vs. CM. What I personally found was that CM had a true love for children as persons. Her main goal was to lead them to Lord and teach them how to learn, she emphasized that our job is to love them, form their character based on the Bible, pray for them, and introduce them...
by twolittlebears
Tue May 19, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: OT: Homeschooling a child who does not want to homeschool
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

Re: OT: Homeschooling a child who does not want to homeschoo

've been surprised by how hard it was for me! I've wanted to bring her back since we made the decision to send her last summer! I've felt all along that God wanted this for us, and prayed that he would align my husband's and my convictions with His will, and felt sure that He answered that and led ...
by twolittlebears
Sat May 16, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: OT: Homeschooling a child who does not want to homeschool
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

Re: OT: Homeschooling a child who does not want to homeschoo

I will be praying for you too! I have no experience ini this, but this is what came to mind in what I would say to my boys: One thing you could really emphasize is how dear she is to you, and that you want this time to walk alongside her, that you adore the time with her and God wants her home too! ...