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by twoxcell
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Optional Teacher's Manual Singapore Math Level 5A through 6B
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Optional Teacher's Manual Singapore Math Level 5A throug

If you are talking about the Home Instructor's Guides then yes I have them for SM 2a and up. They are very helpful for correcting work and when I need some extra help explaining the problems. I would definitely get them for those grade levels. :)
by twoxcell
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sneak Peek #2: New World History Guide
Replies: 14
Views: 9970

Re: Sneak Peek #2: New World History Guide

Wow, this sounds excellent! I love hymns and we loved Grandpa's Box! Thanks for the update. :)
by twoxcell
Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Question re: Emerging Readers
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Question re: Emerging Readers

I would go ahead and just finish out LHFHG. You really don't want to rush them through the guides and get to the upper ones too soon. You could always go ahead and buy the Beyond Guide now and start the ER's if he is ready for them. I start the ER's with my kids before we finish phonics and keep goi...
by twoxcell
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: To finish phonics or not????
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: To finish phonics or not????

I would start the ER's if she is ready and also continue with Phonics. That is what I do with my dc. They are usually ready for the ER's before we are done with phonics. :)
by twoxcell
Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: For CTC and Sound of Music Fans...
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: For CTC and Sound of Music Fans...

This was my first thought when I read that segment. :lol: I love the Sound of Music.
by twoxcell
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: New: Do you use one guide or two for children close in age
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: New: Do you use one guide or two for children close in

All four of my kids are in separate guides. The closest age span I have is 22 months but even they are separate. So far that has been easier for me. I tried to combine my older two at first but it didn't work for them.
by twoxcell
Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Student Notebooks that accompany Apologia books?
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: Student Notebooks that accompany Apologia books?

Yes the entire texts are used. Personally I think it would be overkill to add in the Apologia Notebooks. HOD already has the kids doing notebooking along with their science readings. My ds is doing CTC right now and his school days are very full. I can't imagine asking him to do additional writing. ...
by twoxcell
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Foreign Language- HOW??
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: Foreign Language- HOW??

We do Spanish right after lunch and recess between seat work and read alouds. I do not do a worksheet program and we don't spend a ton of time. Mondays we do a new Spanish lesson, Tuesdays we watch a free Spanish video online and review some of the words/phrases, Wednesday we do another lesson, and ...
by twoxcell
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: ? about independent reading in CTC
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: ? about independent reading in CTC

I have not read ahead for my ds. I thought about doing that this summer but didn't get to it. We started CTC last week. My ds loves the reading part of CTC so it isn't really an issue for him and I can tell by his work what he is learning and if he understood it.
by twoxcell
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: First day of school traditions....
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: First day of school traditions....

The last two years I made Schultuete(school cones) for the first day of school. I stuff them with little treats, little toys, a new shirt, and a new cup. I also like to take back to school pictures the first day or a few days before. This year I found an About Me paper on Pinterest and had the kids ...
by twoxcell
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: LHTH with 3 year old, some questions
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: LHTH with 3 year old, some questions

LHTH doesn't take long at all but it is really fun. It is scheduled to have 5 days per unit but you don't have to do it 5 days a week. My youngest just started LHTH this past week and I am intentionally doing it half speed so he can do it for two years and then start K. What I do is try to cover 2-3...
by twoxcell
Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dictation in Preparing
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Dictation in Preparing

Yes you would move into level 3 if you completed 2 in Bigger. Level 4 is in there for people using Preparing in the extension range or if a kid is advanced and needs to move ahead in dictation. The same with level 2 being in there for kids who weren't ready for dictation with Bigger.
by twoxcell
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: advice needed for how to "catch up" a five day unit plan
Replies: 12
Views: 1745

Re: advice needed for how to "catch up" a five day unit plan

Nope, just keep working at it one day at a time. If you don't finish a unit in a week just start again where you left off on the next school day. That is what we do anyways. In fact I'm running all of my guides 4 days a week to match the schedule of the higher guides, so we can do light school and a...
by twoxcell
Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Ugh! I guess we won't be starting yet!
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Ugh! I guess we won't be starting yet!

Poor guy. :( My older dd got a concussion from falling backwards off of the back of our coach in the spring. Hers was milder than your sons it sounds like but she was back to normal after a few days. Kids are amazing like that sometimes. I hope your son recovers quickly.
by twoxcell
Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Do kids always start disliking school around 8-9 years old?
Replies: 13
Views: 1875

Re: Do kids always start disliking school around 8-9 years o

For my kids from the age of about 3-6 they think school is super fun and even ask to do more at times. Around 7-8 they realize that school is actually work/hard at times and they are a bit more resistant/complaining, especially to the 3 R's work. My oldest is getting to the place where he realizes r...