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by blessedmomof4
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Suggestions for K and 3rd grader...combine? run 2 programs?
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Suggestions for K and 3rd grader...combine? run 2 progr

Hi, to put it in perspective the daily time for Bigger is about 2.5 hours and for Little Hearts about 1.5 hours if you are using all the materials HOD recommends, and once you and your children get comfortable with doing school the HOD way. There is a "sticky" thread at the top of this board that's ...
by blessedmomof4
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Another high school placement question
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Another high school placement question

Carrie, again, thanks so much for helping to put things into perspective! Taking everything into consideration, Rev to Rev sounds good. I can't help feeling a little sad to miss RtR, but I have another shot with the baby one day :D
by blessedmomof4
Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Another high school placement question
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Another high school placement question

Thank you Carrie (and Florence, too :) ) In my state, a diploma requires: 4 units of English, 4 of math including algebra 2 and geometry, 3 of science one of which should be biology and two of which should be lab sciences, 1 world history or geography, 1 US history, 1 US government, 2 physical ed, 1...
by blessedmomof4
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Confused about Math with Bigger
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Confused about Math with Bigger

For 2A/2B you would not need the textbooks. You can use only the workbooks with Bigger's daily lesson plans for the hands-on activities that take the place of the textbook for 2A/2B. For 3A/3B (and every level above), you do need the textbooks plus workbooks, and there is a schedule in the appendix ...
by blessedmomof4
Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Another high school placement question
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Another high school placement question

Thanks Carrie. For DITHOR 6/7/8, she will have finished half of it by the end of CTC. WWTB has been her only formal writing program other than the writing she had previously in Bigger and Preparing and writing instruction back in 4th and 5th grades in public school. She does a lot of creative writin...
by blessedmomof4
Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Another high school placement question
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Another high school placement question

I had this in the middle of another thread, so I figured I'd better star over. My question has to do with the fact that due to many factors, my 8th grader is just finishing up CTC with extensions. She will be 14 this September and a 9th grader. She is a very bright girl and probably capable of much ...
by blessedmomof4
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Please help with placement
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Please help with placement

Based on what you shared I think Little Hearts could work well for both if you didn't get far with it. You can get the Beyond guide for the hands-on math lessons for Singapore 1A/1B (omitting the textbooks and only use the workbooks), and for the Emerging reader schedule-you mentioned you were using...
by blessedmomof4
Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need help with older kids
Replies: 16
Views: 807

Re: Need help with older kids

After re-reading your past posts, I would suggest Revival to Revolution after all for both older children if you were to combine. The target age for that guide is ages 11-13, with extensions for ages 14-15. Because your 14 year old is not a strong reader, you could omit the history extensions. To ma...
by blessedmomof4
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need help with older kids
Replies: 16
Views: 807

Re: Need help with older kids

Hi, I would recommend you resist the urge to decide which program to use based on the time period. Even if you repeat an era, you and your children will not find it repetitive. HOD covers history like no other program I have ever tried in over 20 years. Print out two copies of the placement guide, a...
by blessedmomof4
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 4 day weeks
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: 4 day weeks

Every guide from Preparing Hearts on up has a 4 day week. Little Hands, Little Hearts, Beyond and Bigger are the only guides with 5 day schedules.
by blessedmomof4
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MTMM-high school, where to go from here?
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: High school, where to go from here?

Thank you Carrie, for your response. My question has to do with the fact that due to many factors, my 8th grader is just finishing up CTC with extensions. She will be 14 this September. She is a very bright girl and probably capable of much more than what I have required; the slow pace and inconsist...
by blessedmomof4
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MTMM-high school, where to go from here?
Replies: 2
Views: 348

MTMM-high school, where to go from here?

Does MTMM need the extensions to be appropriate for grade 9?
by blessedmomof4
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help! Copywork not dd's favorite in Beyond
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: Help! Copywork not dd's favorite in Beyond

Gigi, may I suggest letting your daughter copy one line or so without interruption, then if there are errors, point them out and just have her copy the same line the next day? Copywork at that age should not be more than 5 minutes a day. Sometimes frequent correction and rewriting at the same sittin...
by blessedmomof4
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Sneak Peek #1: New World Geography Guide
Replies: 30
Views: 24346

Re: Sneak Peek #1: New World Geography Guide

Your science choices are exciting :) As life begins to settle into kind of a routine with little baby, I am turning my thoughts to what to do next fall as my second youngest approaches high school age and her sister becomes a sophomore :shock: As always, thank you for your thoughtful selections, and...
by blessedmomof4
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: s/o: Carrie's "long day" thread - how much sleep?
Replies: 17
Views: 1047

Re: s/o: Carrie's "long day" thread - how much sleep?

This is a chart I found once online that gives average sleep needs by age.