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by jen_good
Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Suggestion for adding writing to Bigger
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Suggestion for adding writing to Bigger

Amy, Patty, and Tansy, Thank you for your replies! Amy, I'll take at look at Writer's Express - thanks :) Tansy and Patty, I appreciate your advice! Patty, I can completely relate to what you said re: p.s. My ds was the trial run for our district's 1st year of full day Kindergarten. He was writing 9...
by jen_good
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Changing order of science in Bigger
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Changing order of science in Bigger

Hello. I was wondering if anyone has changed the order of the science topics in Bigger. I just realized that we won't get to the "Woods" book until winter. I was hoping to get them out in the woods when we get to this section. Would it be possible for us to either hold off on the woods until Spring ...
by jen_good
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Suggestion for adding writing to Bigger
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Suggestion for adding writing to Bigger

Hello. Does anyone use a writing program in addition to Bigger? My ds9 and dd7 are currently at Unit 5 in Bigger. After meeting with our evaluator, I realized that our school district is very heavy into creative writing and we haven't done much of that so far this year. In 1st and 3rd grade, our dis...
by jen_good
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Who is doing Bigger this year?
Replies: 42
Views: 2304

Re: Who is doing Bigger this year?

We will be using it for our soon-to-be 9 yr old ds and 7 yr old dd. :D
by jen_good
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Can we use 2 bible translations for Bigger?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Can we use 2 bible translations for Bigger?

Hi! I am using Bigger for my ds and dd. My ds has an NIV Bible and my dd has an NIrV Bible. Today was our first day and I had both kids read the bible verses from their own bible. I then realized that this will be a problem as we try to do our memory work. DS wants to memorize his version. DD wants ...
by jen_good
Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DS wants to start reading his books now
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: DS wants to start reading his books now

We did the kickoff on Friday. The kids had a lot of fun running through their rooms picking items to put in their "biography" bag. Monday will be our 1st official DITHOR day.

Thanks everyone for the good advice!

Jen
by jen_good
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Anyone else used or using Bigger with a 7 year old?
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Anyone else used or using Bigger with a 7 year old?

Hi! We will be using Bigger this year with my dd (turning 7 in Nov) and her older brother. We also had some concerns, but felt she placed better in Bigger. We are going to give it a try full-speed and adjust as needed. It's nice to know that there are others in the "same boat" :) I pray you have a b...
by jen_good
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DS wants to start reading his books now
Replies: 4
Views: 278

DS wants to start reading his books now

Hi everyone, I am planning to start school in mid-August; however, my ds has been asking every day if he can start reading his books (for DITHOR). I am not quite ready to start full swing with our new school year; so, I have a couple of questions: Should I let him read a couple of books now (maybe t...
by jen_good
Tue May 24, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Full or Half speed start for new homeschoolers?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Full or Half speed start for new homeschoolers?

Hi! Next year will be our 1st year homeschooling (coming from ps) and we will be using Bigger for our ds and dd. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to start? Since we are newbies, is it better to go half-speed for a couple of weeks to get our feet wet, or is it better to just jump right in?...
by jen_good
Tue May 24, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 2nd grader in Preparing?
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: 2nd grader in Preparing?

Hi Rachel, Thanks for posting this question. I'm planning to do Bigger next year with my ds (will be 3rd grade) and my dd (will be 1st). That will put us in the same position as you for Preparing. I have been wondering how this will work as they get older, but I'm going to see how dd does next year ...
by jen_good
Fri May 13, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Singapore question from CHAP for Carrie and/or Julie
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Singapore question from CHAP for Carrie and/or Julie

Hi Carrie and Julie, I wanted to thank you again for the time you spent with us today! It is such a relief to finally know what will we be doing next year :). I do have another question for you, though. Carrie -- you suggested we use Bigger for both of my kids and then just order Singapore 1A/1B for...
by jen_good
Fri May 06, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Another Placement question
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Another Placement question

Thanks everyone! I will definitely take your advice to heart as we continue in our decision process. I'm looking forward to looking at both Bigger and Beyond next weekend at CHAP.

Jen
by jen_good
Fri May 06, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Extension package for Beyond?
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Extension package for Beyond?

Keri and Amy, It's so reassuring to hear that your situations and plans are very similar. Please post again as you continue and let us know how things are going. Amy -- I am going to a convention next weekend as well -- CHAP. That wouldn't be the one you are attending, would it? Thank you again for ...
by jen_good
Thu May 05, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Extension package for Beyond?
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Extension package for Beyond?

Thank you for the information! After reading your suggestions, I think I might order both Beyond and Bigger. That way, I could use either depending on how my kids are doing. And... if we do Beyond with both of them, I can save Bigger for next year.

Thank you again!
Jen
by jen_good
Wed May 04, 2011 6:22 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Extension package for Beyond?
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Extension package for Beyond?

Hello. We are seriously considering using HOD next year. Since we are new to homeschooling, I was hoping to find something that my 8 year-old son (will be 9 going into 3rd grade) and 6 year-old daughter (will be 7 shortly after going into 1st) could do together. I noticed that there are extension pa...