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by daybreaking
Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Speech Question
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Speech Question

I think one reason Dr. recommend the evaluation when there is a concern not a problem. Because it can take 6 months to get your tax dollars to work for you. I had Early intervention in NY. It took forever to get in. 5 month wait for evaluation, then 2 months of pussy footing around, then we got ser...
by daybreaking
Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What to do with a dd that is lazy...?
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Re: What to do with a dd that is lazy...?

Karen - just a few different thoughts that came to mind to add to this already well answered thread. It seems oldest dc want to be independent. I know my oldest does, and I know both of my sisters' oldest ds/dd do, and that was the way it was in our own family growing up with my oldest sis as well....
by daybreaking
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Speech Question
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Speech Question

Any speech language pathologists out there, or parents of children who have received speech therapy? My 3yo dd (who will be 4 next week :cry: ) just had her annual physical. I mentioned to the pediatrician that she has trouble with the r and th sounds, saying cown for crown and fing for thing and th...
by daybreaking
Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: So I'm Skipping Stuff
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Re: So I'm Skipping Stuff

I don't want to belabor the point, but for me, having a schedule is what allows me to get everything done. If I don't have a planned time to accomplish things, it's easy to skip them when things get hectic. I've done that in the past and didn't like how things were going. More times than I wished, I...
by daybreaking
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: So Discouraged
Replies: 9
Views: 1066

Re: So Discouraged

The first thought that comes to mind is that your current day will seem short to what it would be if you went back to teaching. From my experience as a public school teacher, not only would you have a similar or longer teaching schedule, but you'd have hours of paperwork, planning, correcting, meeti...
by daybreaking
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Encouragement Needed...badly
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: Encouragement Needed...badly

I think dh just doesn't understand. He's a ps high school teacher and thinks schedules, time limits, homework, etc. are the answer. Some of that may be true, but with hs and all of the variables that go with it, it is sometimes hard to implement. I haven't read the other responses, but just wanted ...
by daybreaking
Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Storytime genre question
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Storytime genre question

Hello, Not to be argumentative here! :) :) Carrie listed Anne of Gr. Gables as humor genre in the Bibliography Girls Interest storytime titles in the back of the CtC teacher's guide. Maybe it fits into both genre??! :) Choosing joy, Liz Yeah, it probably does! :) I think I remember Julie mentioning...
by daybreaking
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Storytime genre question
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Storytime genre question

On the "Sample Book Ideas" list that HOD sells, it's listed under Historical Fiction.
by daybreaking
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: If you used Rod and Staff 1...
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: If you used Rod and Staff 1...

Our situation is very similar to yours. Last year, we did Rod and Staff Reading and Phonics for Grade 1, and this year we are doing Beyond. When my ds finished R&S 1, he was more than ready to begin the ERS, but I wanted him to finish R&S's phonics program, so even though he was testing at a 3rd/4th...
by daybreaking
Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Can anyone recommend a dictionary?
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Can anyone recommend a dictionary?

My ds is 8 and has really enjoyed this one:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/075663 ... ss_product
by daybreaking
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Copywork Concern
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Re: Copywork Concern

I just had to share ... When my ds did his copywork today, I told him I would set the timer for 15 minutes and as long as he was diligent, whatever he completed was fine, as long as it was done well. I explained about the purpose of copywork and the importance of checking his work and being careful....
by daybreaking
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Missionaries/Missions
Replies: 10
Views: 965

Re: Missionaries/Missions

I'm only in Beyond, so I can't speak of how the future HOD guides touch on missions, but what has worked for us has simply been occasionally to read missionary stories to our children. Sometimes my 8yo ds will read the stories on his own, sometimes we'll read them to him at bedtime and most recently...
by daybreaking
Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Copywork Concern
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Re: Copywork Concern

my3sons wrote:What paper is he using to write it on? That can make a difference too. :) HTH!
We've been using one of the "marbled" black and white composition books.

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Thank you everyone for your suggestions. What a wealth of insight one can find on this board! :)
by daybreaking
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Can you help us pronounce this poet's name?
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Can you help us pronounce this poet's name?

According to both:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/clough

and

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clough

it should be pronounced "cluhf." I've been pronouncing it "clawf," so I guess I better change. :oops:
by daybreaking
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Copywork Concern
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Copywork Concern

My 8 yo ds is doing well with all aspects of Beyond (including the L.A. from Bigger), except the copywork. Because he is on the older end of BLHFHG's age range and also because he did a lot of writing last year, we had the goal of copying all of each of the poems in Beyond. The amount of work is not...