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by LovingJesus
Fri May 06, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dictation only for spelling?
Replies: 12
Views: 4445

Re: Dictation only for spelling?

Thank you Stephanie. It is great to hear how it is working for you. You bring up an interesting question I have wrestled with. What makes a good speller? I have thought over that one. Dictation I did see help my oldest the year I focused on it. My oldest has been an avid reader for years, and his sp...
by LovingJesus
Fri May 06, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing versus CTC?
Replies: 11
Views: 2259

Re: Preparing versus CTC?

Based on what you shared I would go Preparing. CTC was a big jump for us and one of the reasons was my son was not a strong writer (as in writing multiple sentences or putting a lot of thoughts on paper). I think Preparing will be perfect and after a year of Preparing she should be able to get the ...
by LovingJesus
Fri May 06, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dictation only for spelling?
Replies: 12
Views: 4445

Re: Dictation only for spelling?

Is anyone using the dictation without supplementing it with a spelling program?

How is it working?
by LovingJesus
Thu May 05, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing versus CTC?
Replies: 11
Views: 2259

Re: Preparing versus CTC?

It actually looks like she fits solidly into Preparing. Preparing is great for a 4th grader. It puts her right on target for the rest of the guides and will allow her to grow in the areas of writing and getting used to the HOD workload. Preparing also is a pretty key guide for giving dc lots of hoo...
by LovingJesus
Thu May 05, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTC or RTR?
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: CTC or RTR?

I think I would lean towards RTR also. It sounds like he is ready for it since he can do quite a bit of writing. The biggest learning curve will be with the written narrations since he won't have all the beginning practice and instruction with it that is in CTC, but you can just slowly build him up...
by LovingJesus
Thu May 05, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing versus CTC?
Replies: 11
Views: 2259

Preparing versus CTC?

This is my last child to try and place for fall! :D I am still praying about and sitting on the decision of Rev2Rev versus MTMM for our oldest (I did do a thread on this question that was very helpful). My second son I just started a thread today for CTC versus RTR. Now I am coming out with a thread...
by LovingJesus
Thu May 05, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTC or RTR?
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: CTC or RTR?

I don't know. I would probably go with RTR b/c he is going to be ready for R&S English 5, has writing experience with the co-op, has almost finished Land Animals which is used in CTC, and reads on a 7th grade level. CTC is really good but I did it one time with a child who was similar to yours--at ...
by LovingJesus
Thu May 05, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTC or RTR?
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

CTC or RTR?

I am wondering whether CTC or RTR would be better for my ds. He just turned 11. His strengths are details and doing with his hands and creativity. He is currently doing great with DITHOR 4/5, reads around a 7th grade level, and is finishing up Rod and Staff English 4 this spring. He gives great oral...
by LovingJesus
Thu May 05, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Do you ever wish you could start over?
Replies: 10
Views: 1776

Re: Do you ever wish you could start over?

I understand. I really do. Is she at the young end of the grade? Summer or spring Birthday? If so you could drop her a grade, at her age, for your peace of mind. I have seen homeschoolers drop fall / winter Birthdays a grade for peace of mind and needing more time. You will declare a grade, not an a...
by LovingJesus
Wed May 04, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Dictation only for spelling?
Replies: 12
Views: 4445

Dictation only for spelling?

For those of you who follow the CM / HOD method of doing only dictation for spelling how has it worked for you? Have your children been able to become good spellers using dictation alone? I would prefer to use only dictation for spelling. We have used dictation a fair amount for writing, but I alway...
by LovingJesus
Tue May 03, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Realization about following up reading with writing
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: Realization about following up reading with writing

Thank you so much for sharing Lynn and blessing us with your realization! :D

It was so helpful to read of the benefits that you are finding in doing the written narrations yourself.

Thank you!
by LovingJesus
Sun May 01, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Rev2Rev versus MTMM for 7th grade / boy
Replies: 6
Views: 1322

Re: Rev2Rev versus MTMM for 7th grade / age 13 boy

My concern would be trying to do the WG high school guide as an 8th grader. There is a big jump from MTMM to the WG guide. The length of day significantly increases as well as the amount of writing and the level and amount of reading. It is pretty challenging for those who have come all the way up ...
by LovingJesus
Sun May 01, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTC...what is the viewpoint of creation that is taught??
Replies: 7
Views: 1933

Re: CTC...what is the viewpoint of creation that is taught??

Thank you both for the info! I am looking forward to learning more about CTC, we are adding an Answers in Genesis Bible Study to our day and wanted to make sure CTC would support this teaching. We have really enjoyed HOD, looking forward to next near.... Would love any other input on CTC! I agree t...
by LovingJesus
Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Rev2Rev versus MTMM for 7th grade / boy
Replies: 6
Views: 1322

Rev2Rev versus MTMM for 7th grade / boy

I think I just put boy in the title because parenting both boys and girls has taught me the true difference between them as they progress through the years. :) My ds12 is in 6th right now. I am thinking about this coming fall, next September, for his 7th grade year. He is one of those at the oldest ...
by LovingJesus
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help with high school transfer
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

Re: Help with high school transfer

Is she WH on the placement chart then? If she is I would put her there. Did she do Biology this year? If not it has biology. My reasoning, if it was one of mine, is after a year of public WH I would want them to have a year of World History from a Biblical Christian perspective, which Carrie uses in...