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Natreez
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Question regarding-Book Projects to Send Home 2/3?

Post by Natreez » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:01 am

What exactly is it?? Obviously as homeschoolers my son won't be sending anything "home'. I see where this says its optional to have with the Dithor program but can there really isn't an explanation as to what exactly this is. (or at least I can't find an explanation...;-) ) Can you help me determine if I should buy this or not??

Thanks!!
Natreez
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Re: Question regarding-Book Projects to Send Home 2/3?

Post by inHistiming » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:40 am

Okay, I have not begun using DITHOR...will begin in a few weeks. I will try to explain my understanding of how the book projects book is to be used.

For each genre, day 15 is a project day, and it continues for the last 5 days of the genre, to be completed during the normal reading time allotted. There are 3 options: A, b, and c. For option 2 you would need the Book Projects book. It is just one choice of three...you would only choose to do one...unless you just wanted to add something extra to your week, I guess. So, you don't necessarily need the book, but it does give you another choice for your project days. I ordered it for each of my children's levels because they love to do artsy stuff. I haven't decided yet if we will just do the project every time, choose one of the others, or extend our study and do more than one. They all look so good!:?

Anyway, I hope that helps.

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Re: Question regarding-Book Projects to Send Home 2/3?

Post by Kathleen » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:24 pm

Natreez,

Do you have the DITHOR teacher guide yet? That would give you a bit of a better idea how the project time works. We're doing a project this week, so I'll tell you about our choices. My son just finished the Fantasy genre...the 1st one we've done. (I haven't looked closely at the others yet, so my experience is limited to this one genre. :wink: ) On day 15, like inHistiming said, you finish reading your book and begin a project. For Fantasy, we had these choices: A Family Spirit Project, a Lit Kit, or a mural. The Family Spirit Project had my son setting specific goals for showing brotherly love and compassion for a week. He'll mark whether he meets these goals and then if he meets them we'll have a Family Celebration that he gets to plan and prepare for. Choice 2 - the Lit Kit -came from the Book Projects to send home. It is a canister that it gives details on how to decorate in a way that helps tell the story and it helps guide the kids in choosing objects to put in it that will help them retell the story. Choice 3- the mural - is a group project. My son is the only one in our house doing DITHOR so far, so we don't have a "group". You as the parent would have to be an active part of the project if you're choosing the "group" one and you don't have a group. I think, at least the way I understand it, that there will always be 3 options for a project. A group project, one from the Book Projects to Send Home book, and another option.

It was really hard for us to choose. I let my son pick between #1 and #2 above nd he chose the Family Spirit one. It's really promoted fun times as siblings so far as he's been setting aside time to play individually with the younger 2 an activity of their choice. (He was playing the game "Pretty, Pretty Princess" with Alli last night. :D :wink: Now that's brotherlylove!!) We're planning a Family Celebration of dove hunting with Daddy on Saturday...and dove for supper - Lord willing & weather permitting. I thought the idea from the book projects book was great, too. And we're planning on using it with a book and having him give a talk to our 4-H club using the idea sometime. That book isn't written by Carrie (as I'm sure you noticed), and is written as a project guide that a teacher would send home with a child to complete there and bring back to share with the class. But it will work so well as a culminating project for a genre, and then we'd plan to share it for the family...inviting Grandma and Grandpa to make it extra-special!

Hopefully that gives you an idea of how it's used! I'd say it's worth it to have, and we're planning to enjoy it, but it's not absolutely necessary.
:D Kathleen
Our HOD choices for 2015/2016:
Grant - 15 World History
Allison - 11 RTR and DITHOR
Garret - 9 Preparing and DITHOR
Asa - 4 LHTH
Quinn - 3 LHTH

Halle - born 4/27/15

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Re: Question regarding-Book Projects to Send Home 2/3?

Post by Natreez » Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:18 pm

You ladies are so awesome!! Thanks so much for the clarification. I went ahead and ordered the book as we are always looking for crafty things to do around here and projects that correspond to our books...how cool!!

Thanks so much for all of your help.
Natreez
Wife to the man of my dreams and mom to 14yr old ds going into public high school and 8yr ds doing BIGGER in the fall :-D

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