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by krazzymommy
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Okay. What exactly is half-speed?
Replies: 3
Views: 1252

Re: Okay. What exactly is half-speed?

Thanks, Julie!!! I have been reading so many threads here recently and have found myself getting really frustrated whenever I see people say "half speed". I decided to just ask, as silly as I may look. I really appreciate your answer, and I got way more information than I expected! Now to mull over ...
by krazzymommy
Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: If you've used Preparing, please vote!
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

If you've used Preparing, please vote!

What age have you used Preparing and felt that it was a good fit for your child(ren)?
by krazzymommy
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Okay. What exactly is half-speed?
Replies: 3
Views: 1252

Okay. What exactly is half-speed?

I know I've seen this "defined" here before, and differently by many people. I'm interested in how YOU define half-speed, and also how Carrie/Julie define it, as well. Of course, I can't find any threads when searching. So, please indulge me! I thought it was do the left side one day and the right s...
by krazzymommy
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: "Not to be missed" read alouds from Beyond?
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

Re: "Not to be missed" read alouds from Beyond?

I think we have loved every one that we have read - House at Pooh Corner, The Sword in the Tree, Mr. Popper's Penguins, A Lion to Guard Us, Paddington... just to name a few!

I think my kids' favorites were The Cricket in Times Square, Key to the Treasure, and Follow My Leader.
by krazzymommy
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: When HOD Makes A Change In Books...
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: When HOD Makes A Change In Books...

I had to laugh at this post. I have Jeremy, too, but as soon as I saw that there was a new book, I put it on my list for next year. I've never seen that book before, and can't wait to get it!
by krazzymommy
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Little Hearts or Beyond?
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: Little Hearts or Beyond?

We had bought Little Hearts for my daughter's K year (this year) and partly due to a stressful move, we shelved HOD for most of the year. The Lord has drawn me back to it, so my daughter is going to be finishing this year with Little Hearts, and doing it for about half of next year (1st grade), as w...
by krazzymommy
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I'm *almost* ready to place my order...
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: I'm *almost* ready to place my order...

I actually did talk with Mike this morning as I had some other questions and just wanted to double-clarify as it was a big difference in money I'll be saving by substituting. He was SO helpful, and their substitution policy is amazing. Glad to hear of other positive experiences!
by krazzymommy
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I'm *almost* ready to place my order...
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: I'm *almost* ready to place my order...

ohhhhh....fun! Thanks, Julie!
by krazzymommy
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: If you run multiple guides...
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: If you run multiple guides...

Thank you, Carrie. I think there is a lot of wisdom in what you say! I was looking over my catalog last night and thinking what an amazing woman you are. Any of you women that put so much time into writing these curriculum choices for us homeschoolers. Thank you for that, and thank you for taking th...
by krazzymommy
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I'm *almost* ready to place my order...
Replies: 5
Views: 816

I'm *almost* ready to place my order...

I feel peace about using HOD next year. I've got everything picked out I want and just had another substitution question. Can you only substitute literature-type books, or can you do anything that HOD sells (assuming it is equal or lesser value). For example, say I have a history book from the econo...
by krazzymommy
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: If you run multiple guides...
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: If you run multiple guides...

Thank you for all of these ideas. This is helpful to have different points of view to think about this. I like the ideas of having a Friday for art, or doing them in the evening, maybe with Dad. Of course, sometimes it may just need to be each person with their own art, lol.
by krazzymommy
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: If you run multiple guides...
Replies: 6
Views: 547

If you run multiple guides...

If you run multiple guides and you have multiple art projects or activities on a day, do you do everything? If my daughter has an art project, and my son is supposed to do an art project, as well, I find that everyone wants to do everything. Since the activities are so intertwined with what they are...
by krazzymommy
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about Bigger
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Questions about Bigger

Hi Carrie, I am pondering what you said. I do plan on doing the regularly scheduled read alouds and in the back of my mind, I am wondering if we would have time to get to the extensions as read alouds, as well. I was planning on having my daughter do Little Hearts again and listening to my son's rea...
by krazzymommy
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about Bigger
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Questions about Bigger

I just wanted to encourage you that you really CAN do more than one guide. Sometimes it takes a while to get into the groove. Give yourself permission to run things at half-speed for a while if you need to do so. I have almost never been able to start day 1 on a Monday! HOD has such a flow to it th...
by krazzymommy
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about Bigger
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Questions about Bigger

I am doing Bigger with a 3rd grader, and I honestly can't see her getting as much from it had I done it in 2nd grade. That little bit of maturity has made her narrations and big picture understanding so much deeper. So, yes, restart Bigger! There will be things he remembers, other things that will ...