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by daybreaking
Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Not sure my child is ready for the next program
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: Not sure my child is ready for the next program

I looked at the chart. He fits into Bigger. He can read very well He can write manuscript He can copy stuff, he just doesn't like to He's in unit 5 of R&S 2 and doing well with it We do our own math, but he's just about finished grade 2 and almost never makes a mistake I think he *can* do Preparing...
by daybreaking
Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Beyond Science Experiment - What did I do wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Beyond Science Experiment - What did I do wrong?

holyhart wrote:I *think* she meant half milk and half water, not half and half (like the half cream/milk mixture). But I'm not positive.
I guess I didn't read very carefully! :oops:

Oops! :lol:

I'll give it another try on Monday. Thanks!
by daybreaking
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Beyond Science Experiment - What did I do wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Beyond Science Experiment - What did I do wrong?

MomtoJGJE wrote:I had to do half and half milk to water and got colors around the edges.
Hmmm ... I used skim. Perhaps that's the problem? I'll try 1/2 and 1/2 and see if that works. Thanks! :)
by daybreaking
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Beyond Science Experiment - What did I do wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Beyond Science Experiment - What did I do wrong?

We tried the science experiment for Unit 20, Day 3 today and it didn't work. We followed the directions closely (put a white paper on the wall, shine the flash light on the paper and then put a glass of water with a few drops of milk between the flashlight and paper), but got nothing - no colors, no...
by daybreaking
Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Poetry copywork in Beyond and Bigger
Replies: 21
Views: 1689

Re: Poetry copywork in Beyond and Bigger

Initally in Beyond-we just read the poem and he suggested the title on day one ,and we worked on him understanding poetry.My son has aspergers and is very literal.Then we worked on him memorising the poem-we cut up the poems and he put them in order,decorating a photocopy .He was writing the weekly...
by daybreaking
Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Poetry Copywork Question #2: How much writing do they need?
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Poetry Copywork Question #2: How much writing do they need?

I think the copywork is very important. Although it does practice letter formation, there are many other skills that are learned as a child does copywork. Since doing the copywork in Beyond, my ds is much more attentive to detail and is more careful about the mechanics or writing (punctuation, spell...
by daybreaking
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Kildee House
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Kildee House

We recently started reading Kildee House, for the Fantasy genre. All was going well until Mama raccoon was killed. My tender, sensitive boy was devastated and doesn't want to read the book anymore. (I think he gets that from me. To this day I can't read Stone Fox without tears streaming down my face...
by daybreaking
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Explode the Code or R&S for phonics practice?
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Explode the Code or R&S for phonics practice?

We've never used ETC, so I can't speak on that, but we use and absolutely love the R&S Bible & Nurture series. We started our phonics instruction with OPGTR and although it was okay, my son just wasn't progressing the way I desired. When we switched to R&S, he soared. We've completed all of grade 1 ...
by daybreaking
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Planning for fall...Beyond vs Bigger 1/2 speed
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: Planning for fall...Beyond vs Bigger 1/2 speed

I was in almost exactly your boat last year and oh, how I wavered between Beyond and Bigger. We ended up going with Beyond, even though my ds is very bright and was almost 8 when we started. In the beginning, I still had some doubts, but now that we're about halfway through, I can say with assurance...
by daybreaking
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: LHTH Math
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: LHTH Math

It sounds like your son is not here, yet, from Ethiopia? Do you have any information about his literacy or past learning? The reason I ask is that my niece has adopted four children from Ethiopia. About five years ago she adopted two boys (1 & 4) and at the end of last year, she adopted two girls (a...
by daybreaking
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: A little schedule change, and WOW
Replies: 19
Views: 11092

Re: A little schedule change, and WOW

I love the idea of having a shorter school day and how HOD is designed to be able to be completed in a few hours. I just wish there were some way I could make that work for us. Unfortunately, we live in "regulation heavy" New York and are required to homeschool for an average of five hours a day at...
by daybreaking
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: A little schedule change, and WOW
Replies: 19
Views: 11092

Re: A little schedule change, and WOW

I love the idea of having a shorter school day and how HOD is designed to be able to be completed in a few hours. I just wish there were some way I could make that work for us. Unfortunately, we live in "regulation heavy" New York and are required to homeschool for an average of five hours a day at ...
by daybreaking
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Devotional for LHH
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Devotional for LHH

Hmmm, my Unit 1, Day 3 of LHTH says this for the Devotional Activity key idea: "Share a devotional focusing on character traits or memory work based on the letter ‘A’." The key idea for the same day's Bible story says: "God made people," which fits with the Bible reading assigned for the day.
by daybreaking
Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using R&S level 2 grammer with Beyond?
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Using R&S level 2 grammer with Beyond?

I'm doing Beyond with my 8yo ds, but substituting the LA and math from Bigger. (I went ahead and bought the BIgger guide, since I knew I'd be using it the next year.) It's been working really well for us. If we had just done Beyond's LA, it wouldn't have been enough for my ds. I love how HOD allows ...
by daybreaking
Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Speech Question
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: Speech Question

Can she make an R at all, or does she just leave it out of blends? My 3-almost 4yo dd sounds similar. Same errors, as well as leaving S out of blends and saying W for R and L. All "normal" errors for her age, but I am constantly translating for dh as well as strangers...I worked with her a bit on a...