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by daybreaking
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Boys to Men and FRUSTRATION
Replies: 6
Views: 2226

Re: Boys to Men and FRUSTRATION

My son is 12.5 and been a needing a lot more sleep! ... teenagers are going through baby/toddler faze again! That their bodies are changing just as much as when they were little bitty and that we need to be very conscious of their true need for more sleep. That to us is looks like laziness, but the...
by daybreaking
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Is DITHOR a read aloud?
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

Re: Is DITHOR a read aloud?

The lessons have the student doing both reading to himself and reading to you. If it is helpful, you can take a look at the first week of lesson plans at https://www.heartofdakota.com/pdf/d1.pdf, to see how the reading is broken down day by day. I'm sure you can modify to fit your son's needs withou...
by daybreaking
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Road Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

Re: Road Trip

Around the time we were finishing up Bigger Hearts, some of the places we visited were Monticello, James Madison's Montpelier, Mount Vernon, Appomattax, Gettysburg, Lee's Chapel, Stonewall Jackson's House (and more places that I can't remember right now) and found them all to be perfect places to re...
by daybreaking
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dual Enrollment Vs. HOD all the way?
Replies: 16
Views: 10611

Re: Dual Enrollment Vs. HOD all the way?

These teens are still laying down a lot of patterns and developing their world view. The cost of college is no joke, but the cost of the struggle they may have as a result of those classes is also pretty great. I will pray the Lord gives you wisdom. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on being able...
by daybreaking
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using Foerster's Algebra with MTMM
Replies: 6
Views: 2779

Re: Using Foerster's Algebra with MTMM

You're welcome! :)

Just a note that the tests are LONG! When I made my son do all of the questions on the tests, it was taking a couple of hours. Once I cut back on the number of problems (as per Carrie's advice), my son was able to complete the tests in a reasonable time (an hour or less).
by daybreaking
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using Foerster's Algebra with MTMM
Replies: 6
Views: 2779

Re: Using Foerster's Algebra with MTMM

You can find an assignment sheet at this link: https://mathwithoutborders.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Recommended-Assignments-Alg1.pdf Also, here is Carrie's note on pacing, from the introduction to the World Geography guide: ~~~~ General pacing suggestions for Foerster’s Algebra I include doing ...
by daybreaking
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dual Enrollment Vs. HOD all the way?
Replies: 16
Views: 10611

Re: Dual Enrollment Vs. HOD all the way?

Take this for what it's worth, because I am a non-conformer. It is difficult, because I'm surrounded by the public school mindset even though most of the people I know homeschool (albeit through co-ops.) I try very hard not to be driven by doing something for money or lack thereof, nor the world's ...
by daybreaking
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 1st year doing HOD as a full time SAHM - what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 5861

Re: 1st year doing HOD as a full time SAHM - what would you

As you can tell, spending time with kids is my ultimate priority right now. I feel like I have missed so much of their lives these past couple of years. I look at the ages of my kiddos and think they will be gone from the house in less than 10 years. I don't want to waste a minute! So if you could ...
by daybreaking
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Matching Page Numbers in Alternate "Beyond" Books
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Re: Matching Page Numbers in Alternate "Beyond" Books

I'm not sure if this will help, but there is an update for Morning Bells on this page: https://www.heartofdakota.com/updates.php
by daybreaking
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Spelling Woes
Replies: 8
Views: 4321

Re: Spelling Woes

Thank you, all, for such great insights. It is reassuring to know we are not the only ones with this issue, and it is especially encouraging to hear that you are seeing progress through sticking with the dictation. That's going to be a priority for us in the fall, as well as trying some auditory and...
by daybreaking
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Spelling Woes
Replies: 8
Views: 4321

Re: Spelling Woes

This being said though did you look at the break down of the IOWA below the top scores. Under spelling is the break down of affixes, root words, and correct spelling. Are you talking about the break down of correct spelling or the total spelling score at the top? His scores are a bit all over the p...
by daybreaking
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Spelling Woes
Replies: 8
Views: 4321

Spelling Woes

I could use some insight on spelling with my son. Here's the situation: I have a very bright son who, for years, has scored at the 99th percentile on any standardized test he has taken. He recently took the IOWA and in many areas, got all of the questions correct. Even in areas where he didn't score...
by daybreaking
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Finishing Foerster's Next Year
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Re: Finishing Foerster's Next Year

Thanks, Carrie, I had forgotten that you scheduled the geometry for just four days a week. We've always done math 5 days a week, as my son has benefited form the extra time, so this might just work! Although we could use the summer to finish Foerster's, I think my son would do better with a break fr...
by daybreaking
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Finishing Foerster's Next Year
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Re: Finishing Foerster's Next Year

Just bumping. :)
by daybreaking
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Extensions
Replies: 8
Views: 3610

Re: Extensions

The main page for CTC says, "This guide is geared for students ages 9-11 with extensions provided for 6th and 7th graders." Likewise, the main page for the previous guide, Preparing, says, "This guide is geared for students ages 8-10 with extensions provided for 5th and 6th graders." and the one for...