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by krazzymommy
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about Bigger
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Questions about Bigger

Hello, We started Bigger with my 2nd grader this year and I had a really hard time running two guides and we ended up dropping HOD altogether. I have been trying to decide what we are going to do next year and had almost pushed the BUY button on another curriculum, but I wasn't feeling God's peace a...
by krazzymommy
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DITHOR Question - Stone Fox SPOILER alert!
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: DITHOR Question - Stone Fox SPOILER alert!

agstefko wrote:My ds is the same age/reading level and we have the same issue :) Just so you know you're not alone :)
Yay! (That I'm not alone :D )

Thank you to the ladies who have responded, I think we will plug on with Carrie's suggestions and see how he does over the next few books.
by krazzymommy
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DITHOR Question - Stone Fox SPOILER alert!
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: DITHOR Question - Stone Fox SPOILER alert!

Is this a stupid question? I feel like I always ask the dumb questions. :cry: Let me ask another way - if the reading and writing skills are there, but the comprehension is not, are you supposed to press on and wait for comprehension to come, or should we be reading easier books. He enjoys the books...
by krazzymommy
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help our Art Projects are a FLOP....
Replies: 13
Views: 921

Re: Help our Art Projects are a FLOP....

That project didnt work well for us, either. We are also having a hard time with the clay activities. I have never used clay before, it is very tiresome for my kids hands.
by krazzymommy
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DITHOR Question - Stone Fox SPOILER alert!
Replies: 5
Views: 440

DITHOR Question - Stone Fox SPOILER alert!

My ds (7) is doing DITHOR, level 2. Here's my dilemma - he is reading very well, but I don't think his comprehension is good, especially when things are inferred. My question is, is this something that will come as he reads? Or does he need to be reading simpler material? For example, we just finish...
by krazzymommy
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: You know you have a good curriculum when...
Replies: 24
Views: 1807

Re: You know you have a good curriculum when...

When you fight with your child over who's turn it is to look at the Heart of Dakota catalog!
by krazzymommy
Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: More pics for Organizing BHFHG
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: More pics for Organizing BHFHG

Wow! Looks great!
by krazzymommy
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bigger: teachers manual for Preparing to Build?
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Bigger: teachers manual for Preparing to Build?

I love having it because we each have a book while doing the lesson. He has "his" book. That being said, I never look at the answers. I just like us each having our own book.
by krazzymommy
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bigger - In what order do YOU do the boxes?
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Bigger - In what order do YOU do the boxes?

We do Bible first. Then, we do history and poetry on the couch. At the kitchen table, we then do math, language arts, and then science. (My daughter who is doing LHFHG is sprinkled between some of these subjects.) After lunch, we do storytime and DITHOR, and finish off with the rotating box.
by krazzymommy
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: When to start cursive?
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: When to start cursive?

My son is in 2nd/Bigger and we are doing cursive. The first week or two I thought it was a big mistake, but all of the sudden, everything is flowing much smoother! He is 7 and has always had great fine motor skills, although his printing is a little sloppy. :wink:

HTH
by krazzymommy
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I think I've finally *got* it!
Replies: 4
Views: 406

I think I've finally *got* it!

Whew! Well, we are just about 5 weeks in using LHFHG and BHFHG. My kids are absolutely enamored with school, it is amazing. They are both LOVING HOD. I have loved the idea, what is covered, how it all is integrated, etc. That being said, I have been SO frustrated. I'd call my best friend and tell he...
by krazzymommy
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Roll Call - When are you all starting?
Replies: 61
Views: 3328

Re: Roll Call - When are you all starting?

We will be starting Unit 5 in both Bigger and Little Hearts this week. Kids are LOVING it. It's taking a bit for me to find my groove. I'm definitely the kinda gal that needs to see the big picture, so I've been playing around with some ideas on how to help me see the whole picture and still keep th...
by krazzymommy
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Spelling Help?
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Spelling Help?

Those kinds of things are actually covered in Rod and Staff grammar-those rules really apply to grammar and mechanics, like regular and irregular plural forms of words (baby-babies, knife-knives, for example) :) Studied dictation for spelling, when you follow the instructions in the appendix of the...
by krazzymommy
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I had to share this
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: I had to share this

So cute! I love how all these kids are loving HOD!
by krazzymommy
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Love this! My son's "dream" re: school
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Love this! My son's "dream" re: school

So my 7 y.o. son woke up this morning after a restful sleep with the most wonderful smile on his face. I asked him how he slept, and he replied, "Mom, I had the most wonderful dream that I met Amelia Earhart!" (We just finished reading her biography for DITHOR 2.) He went on to tell me all the "adve...