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by Kathleen
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore Math?
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Singapore Math?

This doesn't answer all your questions, but here's a little bit on the Home Instructor's Guides from Carrie...
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by Kathleen
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I don't think I can do two guides at once!
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: I don't think I can do two guides at once!

I didn't read all the responses here. And I wouldn't want to say that you couldn't combine your kids. BUT, I did want to say that if necessary I really think you could run more than one HOD guide. I've currently got 3 going and have 2 little guys along for the ride. And, while our days are definitel...
by Kathleen
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore 2A Question
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Singapore 2A Question

Allison was just finishing 2a a few weeks ago, and I made sure I was close while she was doing the review. After she read the problem, I'd ask, "So, what do you think... Are they wanting us to add something together to solve this problem? Or, are we needing to take something away or see what the dif...
by Kathleen
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Timely Bible and DITHOR topics
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Timely Bible and DITHOR topics

"like" :)

I love these moments that come up in our days!! That's the BEST part about homeschooling!

:D Kathleen
by Kathleen
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Read aloud - how do you choose?
Replies: 16
Views: 739

Re: Read aloud - how do you choose?

We do all the storytimes here, too. If I were doing both the Beyond and Bigger guides at the same time, I'd combine storytime because they're both genre-based and you could choose any of the book options from either guide. But, LHFHG's storytime box is based on the Burgess books, and I've seen the f...
by Kathleen
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about 4 day schooling with LHFHG
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Questions about 4 day schooling with LHFHG

We don't worry about the unit fitting Mon-Fri here, and it truly works great! It seems that it doesn't take very long in a school year for something to make it so that your 5 day week gets messed up (even if you're trying to keep it that way). It could be sickness, a trip to Grandma's, a holiday, fi...
by Kathleen
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sneak Peek #8: New World Geography Guide
Replies: 22
Views: 15018

Re: Sneak Peek #8: New World Geography Guide

Yes - THANK YOU Carrie! This just looks wonderful, and I can't wait to use this with Grant...and the rest down the road! Thanks for planning this study to see the people and their eternal souls as we study our world. I love it!

:D Kathleen
by Kathleen
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: You Time
Replies: 22
Views: 1250

Re: You Time

I run. And as long as I can stay decently in shape, they can't catch me. :lol: Seriously, my exercise time is my chance to mentally recharge. Depending on the season, I am able to break free in the morning before school (like if it's light out and over 30* by 6:30), otherwise I wait until the little...
by Kathleen
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: math hijinks
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: math hijinks

Oh no!!!

I had one that was gifted with scissors, also. :wink: Of course it was Allison....and of course her hair was one of her big projects. :roll: Your little one is doing very well with her fine motor skills. :D

:D Kathleen
by Kathleen
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Use with gifted? 3rd and 4th grade daughters
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: Use with gifted? 3rd and 4th grade daughters

Hi! :D I think that you and your girls will love HOD if you choose to use it. We had a wonderful experience switching from a more textbook approach to learning in the classroom and at home to HOD with my oldest. He was 8 when we started HOD. What I have found is that the more Charlotte Mason approac...
by Kathleen
Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bigger Hearts hands on math
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: Bigger Hearts hands on math

I would definitely take the placement test on the Singapore website to find the best place to start for your child. :D I switched to Singapore with my oldest for 3rd grade. He had finished Saxon 2, and we took the placement tests. He "passed" the 1A, 1B, and 2A tests. But, on the 2A test, I could se...
by Kathleen
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Recording oral narration on IPod to be typed a success!
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Recording oral narration on IPod to be typed a success!

We've had the same issue here with the narration I type not being as interesting as the one they share when we're sitting on the couch enjoying it. I've been wanting an ipod...now it might be a necessity. :lol: So...as I'm shopping, will they all do the recording or are there certain ones that will/...
by Kathleen
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Am I the Only One Who Has.....
Replies: 55
Views: 25721

Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

One thing I do that may make others gasp though is have the dc write their answers for their Singapore Textbook work right in the their textbooks. It makes the lesson fly by, and the textbooks are inexpensive anyway. Worth every penny to me! :D So there is my shocker to share. :wink: We do this too...
by Kathleen
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Am I the Only One Who Has.....
Replies: 55
Views: 25721

Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Love it! :D We're reusing our guides, so we have different colored check marks in the corners of the boxes (some larger than others :wink: ) My kids would love getting to x out the whole box...maybe I'll have to let the little guys do that when they go through. I had no heart palpitations though...m...
by Kathleen
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Teacher Manual for English 3: Beginning Wisely?
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: Teacher Manual for English 3: Beginning Wisely?

I'll just add a differing opinion. I have the TM, but I really don't feel like we need it. I will do the oral review some with Caroline, but it just doesn't feel necessary for her. BUT, I am an English tutor (although my degree is actually not English), so maybe that makes a difference? I don't kno...