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by 6timeboymom
Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What comes after "Bigger Hearts for His Glory"?
Replies: 12
Views: 14733

~~~me~~~ that's me, doing a happy dance! lol!! that sounds really wonderful! I can't wait! Since my oldest one is starting high school next year, I really wish you would have written the guides from the top down... :lol: High school is looking so daunting...:-) My Greyson has been doing the little h...
by 6timeboymom
Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: To combine or not to combine? Please share insights.
Replies: 8
Views: 4441

I haven't combined the younger guides, but Heart of Reading worked very well for my multi-level boys. I would think, given the wonderful flexibility of the curriculum that you could adjust as needed to combine more then one child. I have found the more I can combine, the better! When I try to keep e...
by 6timeboymom
Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Archived Threads for Drawn Into the Heart of Reading
Topic: How much time does DITHOR add to the school day?
Replies: 7
Views: 8883

That's an interesting question-I've never thought of our school in terms of time frames before! We tend to be quite relaxed, so really, you completely opened a new train of thought for me! :-) Thanks! But now, enough about me! on to your question! lol! I found ds #2 took much longer with his things ...
by 6timeboymom
Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Adding Extra Stuff?
Replies: 7
Views: 4083

I don't think we've added anything...maybe our own hands-on project instead of some of the book projects with the heart of reading curric. we've gotten hooked on lapbooks...so we have been turning everything into a lapbook lately! :lol: I am using some substitutions, I guess you could say. My readin...
by 6timeboymom
Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: A way to help prevent wear and tear
Replies: 6
Views: 3494

My library does that and I've always wondered if it was worth it! thanks for the input! I've taken some of my books and had the binding cut off, and then 3-hole-punched and put it in a binder. That way I can take out what i need for the week and put it in my "master binder" that has everyone's weekl...
by 6timeboymom
Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Poll: For grades 3 on up, do you prefer to have read-alouds
Replies: 12
Views: 7373

I like to have the stories line up with the history simply because I have so many that are on different levels! I used to use a literature-based curriculum, and we used the history books for our read alouds and the "read alouds" for our "maybe if we get time this is our fun reading" category. Maybe ...
by 6timeboymom
Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What we do with our bible verses.
Replies: 4
Views: 2555

Those border sheets are so much fun!!
We've started notebooking; I love that to keep track of all the misc. paper we create. I found a lot of stationary sheets, etc online that we just print off and use for all kinds of things!
by 6timeboymom
Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Reading Program?
Replies: 6
Views: 3930

I've never used a distinct outline to teach reading, so I like to see what other people think, too! We've always done letter games, reading aloud, phonics games, etc things we just kind of make up on the fly. I did buy a book this year because my 7 year old is allergic to the printed word... :lol an...
by 6timeboymom
Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Greetings From Alaska!
Replies: 9
Views: 5320

hi to you both! I'm Darci, I'm in Iowa-I guess I already made a separate intro. :-) oh well...
by 6timeboymom
Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Gilgamesh
Replies: 0
Views: 1759

Gilgamesh

We read this as part of a "fun" summer thing we did, and I thought it would be good for the myth genre for the older boys. We used the one called, "Gilgamesh the Hero" and it has around 100 pages. It was nice in that it didn't get into the more adult issues that the ancient story covers, and it was ...
by 6timeboymom
Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Books for folk tale
Replies: 0
Views: 1742

Books for folk tale

I was wondering if anyone has used one of the "compilation" type books for this genre? I do have the recommended book list, and my librarian has been helpful, but my son really wants to do the grimms fairy tales type book. I was kind of thinking of using it and making each story a study, kwim? this ...
by 6timeboymom
Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Hi! I'm in Iowa!
Replies: 3
Views: 2367

Hi! I'm in Iowa!

hi everyone! I am Darci, I have 6 boys (uh, that explains my non-creative username, eh?? :lol: ) We live in Iowa, and we have been homeschooling for...7 years now I guess! My boys are Jake-13, Jesse-12, Jamie-9, Ben-7, Greyson-4, and Gabe-1. We are using Drawn into the heart of reading and Little ha...