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by daybreaking
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Finishing Foerster's Next Year
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Finishing Foerster's Next Year

For those who have been through both Foerster's Algebra 1 and Chakerian Geometry ...

Is it possible for us to finish the last three chapters in Foerster's and also complete all of Chakerian Geometry in one school year?

TIA! :D
by daybreaking
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Foerster's Algebra 1 versus VideoText Algebra
Replies: 3
Views: 1764

Re: Foerster's Algebra 1 versus VideoText Algebra

I taught high school math for years, before I had my children, and Foerster's is more rigorous than any of the textbooks we used. It definitely is an "honors" level course. At the same time, Foerster does an excellent job of presenting the material, is very clear with his explanations, and provides ...
by daybreaking
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What age to start school?
Replies: 8
Views: 4026

Re: What age to start school?

I am on the opposite spectrum of thought. I thought age 6 was the youngest children should start school. My oldest started figuring out reading at age 3, and I still waited until age 6. He is a July Birthday so we started K shortly after his 6th Birthday. I have never regretted that decision. At th...
by daybreaking
Sun May 28, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: modifying the end of Preparing to include more US history
Replies: 4
Views: 1818

Re: modifying the end of Preparing to include more US histor

One possibility is to use the history books from Beyond and Bigger as "read alouds" over the summer. They are delightful books, so I think you and your children would enjoy them and learn a lot just from reading through them. I like to read to my children over breakfast and lunch, as well as "teatim...
by daybreaking
Wed May 24, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Veteran HODer Freaking Out!
Replies: 9
Views: 6270

Re: Veteran HODer Freaking Out!

bethelmommy wrote:What a lovely post, Carrie! Thank you! I am bookmarking this thread for future reference as my oldest son is 11 :) !
I agree! What fantastic and encouraging thoughts, Carrie! Thank you for your detailed explanation. I copied and saved your post so I can re-read it. :D
by daybreaking
Wed May 10, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Homeschooling day with TN laws
Replies: 7
Views: 3174

Re: Homeschooling day with TN laws

We're live in New York. According to HSLDA, we're one of the most highly regulated states when it comes to homeschooling. :shock: Sometimes it does feel a bit much, especially with the regulations outlining exactly what subjects we must cover and how many units of specific subjects we must have from...
by daybreaking
Wed May 10, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Homeschooling day with TN laws
Replies: 7
Views: 3174

Re: Homeschooling day with TN laws

Wow! You guys are lucky! We have to do 180 days and they have to be 5 hours long for K-6 and 5.5 hours long for 7-12. We have to send in a complete plan of all of our curriculum in the beginning of the year and then we have to send in quarterly reports outlining what we covered for each quarter, alo...
by daybreaking
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Common Place Book
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Re: Common Place Book

Once a week, the students will copy their Scripture memory selection into their Common Place Book. If you take a look at the sample week, you can find the instructions under "Bible Quiet Time" on Day 4. :)
by daybreaking
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Book substitutions for LHFHG in place of Thornton Burgess
Replies: 8
Views: 3841

Re: Book substitutions for LHFHG in place of Thornton Burges

Others might voice a different opinion, but from my experience, if you drop something because the children (or you) find it boring, you'll be heading down a road that will backfire on you in the long run. Once the children know it is an option to drop things, it opens the door for them to resist oth...
by daybreaking
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Physical Education in HOD?
Replies: 6
Views: 2333

Re: Physical Education in HOD?

Here's one post that might be helpful. I know there's a similar one by Julie that was very good, but I am not finding it right now. :(

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=17219&p=120044&hili ... ie#p120044
by daybreaking
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help with Testing in Foerster Algebra 1
Replies: 7
Views: 3417

Re: Help with Testing in Foerster Algebra 1

Carrie, I could never thank you enough for your advice. My son took the next test today and it went so, so much better. Not only did he finish in a reasonable amount of time, but he did very well on the test. This is such a breath of fresh air after the frustration, tears, and struggles with the oth...
by daybreaking
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help with Testing in Foerster Algebra 1
Replies: 7
Views: 3417

Re: Help with Testing in Foerster Algebra 1

Thanks, Tidbits! Those are helpful thoughts and you hit the nail on the head with your assessment of perfectionists wanting to get everything right and spending way too long on one problem. He is definitely my perfectionist child. :) I would like to limit the time, but am perplexed with the "how" of...
by daybreaking
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help with Testing in Foerster Algebra 1
Replies: 7
Views: 3417

Help with Testing in Foerster Algebra 1

My son is doing Foerster's Algebra 1 this year and has easily mastered the concepts without struggling with any of the lessons. However, when it comes to the end of the chapter "Chapter Review and Chapter Test," its a real challenge, in that they are taking an extremely long time for him to complete...
by daybreaking
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Should I do Beyond over again?
Replies: 10
Views: 5426

Re: Should I do Beyond over again?

Instead of repeating Beyond, how about cutting back to half-speed? That will extend your time until Bigger another 30+ weeks, which would take you through the remainder of this school year and possibly into the beginning of next school year, depending on when you end for the school year. I have a fe...