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by Bijou
Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: What does anyone here know about common core?
Replies: 5
Views: 410

What does anyone here know about common core?

I have been reading up on this whole common core curriculum junk that our gov't sneaked into stimulus package and 45 out of 50 states adopted it. What does anyone know about this and how it will affect homeschooling families? What is the best way to fight it? I for one am a little worried about it. ...
by Bijou
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Foreign languages
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Foreign languages

Thank you for the wonderful ideas! I never would have thought of looking at the library...duh! :) Or the college for that matter!
Jodi
by Bijou
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I need advice! Please!
Replies: 1
Views: 151

I need advice! Please!

Hey everyone! I take the kids to a p.e. "co-op" at our church every week. My dilemma is this, one of the ladies in charge is quite over-bearing and seems to think that she can direct the other mom's as far as watching our kids. However, her children are often the biggest problem. I don't want to sou...
by Bijou
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Foreign languages
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Foreign languages

Hi all! I was just curious to know what you all do for foreign language study with your kids, if any at all. I am very interested in learning and teaching the kids German, but don't have a lot of money to spend on a decent study guide. Does anyone have suggestions for one that won't break the bank? ...
by Bijou
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Confused whether to choose Little Hearts or Beyond Little
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Confused whether to choose Little Hearts or Beyond Littl

Thank you ladies! I am using My Father's World K program this year with dd. I used it with ds as well and he did great, but he wasn't as quick to pick up on certain things as dd is. Plus, it was my 1st shot at homeschooling and he was my 1st child, so I could have done things differently too. I real...
by Bijou
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Confused whether to choose Little Hearts or Beyond Little
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Confused whether to choose Little Hearts or Beyond Littl

I will try to give you an overview of where dd is at this point in her kindergarten year. In math, she has already learned or is learning the majority of the things that you listed for math. We haven't done a whole lot of history other than covering the creation section of Genesis. In phonics, we ar...
by Bijou
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Confused whether to choose Little Hearts or Beyond Little
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Confused whether to choose Little Hearts or Beyond Little

So I received the catalog in the mail today. I am a bit confused as to whether I should place my daughter in Little Hearts or Beyond Little Hearts for next year. Right now she is in kindergarten but she has learned a lot of what is described in Little Hearts. She hasn't had complete phonics yet but ...
by Bijou
Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Teaching two differnet levels
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Teaching two differnet levels

I have pretty much decided to go with HOD next school year. Currently I am teaching two different curriculum levels, K & 2nd. Both from the same company and it is going fine. what I am wondering, is how will it be using HOD once we get into the higher grades and I have 3 kiddos to teach. Is there a ...
by Bijou
Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Changing curriculum
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Changing curriculum

Thank you very much Julie! That definitely did help. My decision to switch to HOD is getting more clear all the time. I felt kind of like a traitor at first thinking of changing, but it's the kiddos that count! Thanks again!
by Bijou
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: The Reading Lesson
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: The Reading Lesson

Thank you for the input! Is Rod & Staff on this site? I couldn't find it anywhere, maybe I missed it. Would like to see a sample.

Thanks,
Jodi
by Bijou
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: The Reading Lesson
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: The Reading Lesson

I should have been more specific with my spelling question. I was referring to my ds who will be 3rd grade this fall. Sorry!

Thanks,
Jodi
by Bijou
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 2013 Conference Schedule
Replies: 25
Views: 1819

Re: 2013 Conference Schedule

Hello Carrie,
Do you suppose you might ever come to MT? Have you been here before?

Thanks,
Jodi
by Bijou
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: The Reading Lesson
Replies: 6
Views: 341

The Reading Lesson

Hello all! I am new to this board but have already posted a few questions, the first few of many to come I'm sure. :) I am looking at doing BHFHG w ds this fall. As I have been reading through this site and reading things over and over again, I have decided maybe to start dd with the 1st gradeish pr...
by Bijou
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Changing curriculum
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Changing curriculum

Wow! thank you all for the great advice. I am still in prayer mode about what to do for next year, but I love getting advice from those of you that have used this program. It looks wonderful to me and very similar to what we have been using, MFW, but maybe a little more detailed. We love MFW but I f...
by Bijou
Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Changing curriculum
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Changing curriculum

I am looking at changing the curriculum we've been using and starting with something new next year. The Bigger Heart for God curriculum on this website is pretty close to where we are this year in our study as far as history goes. We have already learned much of what is in it. However, in other area...