Am I the Only One Who Has.....

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Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Post by Homeschooling6 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:54 pm

Am I the only one who has Guides that look like this. My kiddos feel a sense of accomplishment and love putting a big x or check mark on the box. Once Annette is completely done she checks it off with one huge one across the page :lol:
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Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Post by abrightmom » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:00 pm

My HOD guides are pristine. Seeing huge marks all over the page gives me hives and heart palpitations. :mrgreen:
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Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Post by keyjoh » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:09 pm

I could only look at the photos for a brief moment before the heart palpitations kicked in :lol:
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Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Post by Homeschooling6 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:24 pm

You ladies are funny :mrgreen:
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dd.15~RtR, MTMM, and now WG
ds.14~ PH, CTC, and now MtMM
ds.13~ PH, CTC, and now Rev2Rev
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Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Post by raindrops » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:06 pm

Sorta! I do not cross out the box because I will be using it again with my daughter and need to be able to read it.

At the top of each page I write the date and any library books we read, a craft we have done or co-op classes with topics learned about. I will write there if we went to any classes at the nature center, for example. I like recording what we've learned and looking back and seeing when we did what. Also write about 4H and field trips.

I check beside each box as we do it.

I write what lesson/ page we are on beside the phonics box.

I record anything extra we did for math, or writing, etc.

Ahead of time, I sat down with devotionals I already had and matched up the topics to what was going on in the guide. I LOVE this because now I am actually using these books! It only takes a few extra minutes and I only do extras after we finish HOD.

Oh and I went on youtube one night and searched for all the key ideas for the bible history, found a animated bible story for just about each one and jotted down the title, so I can quickly find it. He loves watching the stories he just read about!

AND I write a little note to self if my son really enjoyed something, maybe a quote of something cute he said or a reaction I don't want to forget. ;) like the dramatic play where we HAD to repeat it FIVE times. (He thinks Carrie is brilliant.)

So yes, I do write a lot in my guide! You should see my bible! I write notes to self galore. I do restrain myself and do not write in library books and only on post it notes when I am reading a borrowed book from a friend. LOL
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Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Post by annaz » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:49 pm

abrightmom wrote:My HOD guides are pristine. Seeing huge marks all over the page gives me hives and heart palpitations. :mrgreen:

This used to be me. In CTC I marked it up and it looked like the second pic...but only pencil.... That was tough. Yes. Hives/heart palpitations. Truly. :shock:

I can still only mark a guide in pencil. Perhaps some day I'll move on to pen or marker. :lol: Baby steps.
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Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Post by Great2kids » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:57 pm

:shock: :shock: Gasp!!!! I am with abrightmom and keyjoy. My guides do not have any marks in them (we use sticky notes) to show what has been done. I know I am a little OCD and my kids laugh at me for it. My son was actually sitting right beside me when I pulled this post up and he said "Oh my gosh mom you would have a heart attack if we did that to our guides" :D :D But in all reality I do have to reuse them again with my younger daughter :wink:
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Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Post by psreit » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:15 pm

My dd just saw the pics and asked, "Why did they do that?" She was puzzled, as I was. :? My book is clean. No marks. :D
My dd doesn't get the book, or it maybe would look like that. :shock:
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Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Post by annaz » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:28 pm

psreit wrote: My dd doesn't get the book, or it maybe would look like that. :shock:
I gave dd her own book this year. OMGosh! There is no way we could share. Her's looked like this. INK! I don't do ink! :lol:
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Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Post by mamas4bugs » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:30 pm

I take notes in mine. Not quite as marked as the op's since I'll be using the books with the younger ones, but definitely not pristine either. :mrgreen:
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Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Post by Homeschooling6 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:27 pm

I think my kiddos are visual and when they see that big check or x it's a wonderful feeling and to tell you the truth, I like seeing the boxes x'ed off too :oops:

Each child will have their own Guide (Lord willing) so it's okay if they mark it up. I use to be one who didn't like any marks but I've come a long way :mrgreen:

My younger Guides don't look so shocking :wink: I usually put the date with any info I might need.
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ds16~WG and now WH
dd.15~RtR, MTMM, and now WG
ds.14~ PH, CTC, and now MtMM
ds.13~ PH, CTC, and now Rev2Rev
ds.11 ~Bigger, and now CtC
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Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Post by raceNzanesmom » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:01 am

I'd pass out or have a heart attack. Seriously. My guides are precious.

However, we do have a laminated page with each subject that we x out as it's done. Same result without the heart attack. We're using Bigger and a sweet mom on here made the template.

ETA: Here's where I got ours. DS loves it! We printed the character cards too.
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Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Post by oneblessedmama » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:05 am

I use a green star stamper for things completed and a red "x" stamper for things skipped. Not over the words though. Wish there were check off boxes. I put a date at the top and notes as well. I would post a picture if I could figure that out. Maybe my four year old can help. Lol

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Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Post by Homeschooling6 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:20 am

We highlight our books too. Here is The Story of the Ancient World a little highlighted up.
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Linda
ds16~WG and now WH
dd.15~RtR, MTMM, and now WG
ds.14~ PH, CTC, and now MtMM
ds.13~ PH, CTC, and now Rev2Rev
ds.11 ~Bigger, and now CtC
ds.10 ~ Preparing



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Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

Post by Homeschooling6 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:20 am

I'm just kidding, we used highlighters tape :roll:
Linda
ds16~WG and now WH
dd.15~RtR, MTMM, and now WG
ds.14~ PH, CTC, and now MtMM
ds.13~ PH, CTC, and now Rev2Rev
ds.11 ~Bigger, and now CtC
ds.10 ~ Preparing



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