If you've used Preparing, please vote!

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What age did you use Preparing?

8-9
11
24%
9-10
24
53%
Other
10
22%
 
Total votes: 45

krazzymommy
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If you've used Preparing, please vote!

Post by krazzymommy » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:16 pm

What age have you used Preparing and felt that it was a good fit for your child(ren)?
~Monica
DD8 - Bigger
DS10 - CtC

We've enjoyed: Little Hands to Heaven, Little Hearts for His Glory, Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory, and Bigger Hearts for His Glory - took a break from HOD for awhile; excited to get back into it!

LynnH
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Re: If you've used Preparing, please vote!

Post by LynnH » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:27 pm

My ds was 10 and it was a perfect fit. It was his first year home from ps and it was a fantastic way to transition him to a more Charlotte Mason Education.
Mom to:
dd 22 college graduate and employed as an Intervention Specialist
ds 18 US2, Loved Preparing, CTC , RTR , Rev to Rev, MTMM ,WG, WH and US1
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holdinon
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Post by holdinon » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:35 pm

I used with a newly 10 year old and it was a perfect fit. I also used with a 11.5 year old (turned 12 half way through), with extentions, and it was still a perfect fit. (They were not combined, used it in different years). Next kiddo will start it soon at newly 11 and I know it will be a perfect fit :D
2013-2014 year:
Geography, CtC, Preparing, Bigger, Beyond, and Little Hearts (and surviving!)

(Completed LHTH, LHFHG, BLHFHG, BHFHG, Preparing, CtC, RtR, and RevtRev)

Sue G in PA
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Post by Sue G in PA » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:02 pm

I used it with a 9, 11 and 12 yo (with Extensions). It was PERFECT for my 11yo, a bit "light" for my 12yo (even with Extensions) but he isn't the "needs to be challenged" type anyway, lol. It was too much for my 9yo...too much writing, reading, etc. But he has some learning issues (mostly with writing and stamina to do schoolwork). I will be using it again in 2 year with my advanced 7yo (she will be 9 when we start it) and my less-advanced 10yo (he will be 11 turning 12 mid year when we start). We will likely use the Extensions as read-alouds unless his reading improves drastically btwn now and then. :/ I feel the rest of the program will be perfect for him.

my3sons
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Post by my3sons » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:31 pm

I used it with my oldest when he was 8-9 yo, and it fit him perfectly! I used it with my middle ds from 9-10 yo, and that fit him perfectly! I think it just depends on the child. The difference between my 2 sons was their writing ability (even just the amount of physical writing each could do as opposed to the creativity of their writing), their time management skills, their ability to follow a short set of directions in order carefully, and the amount of creativity they wanted to put into the more artistic parts of their work (i.e. the details of drawings, coloring, and project creativeness). :D Their reading abilities were very similar, but I believe that is a consideration as well, as in PHFHG dc should be reading the Independent Reading Deluxe books and the Science books on their own. :wink: HTH - fun vote!

In Christ,
Julie
Enjoyed LHTH to USII
Currently using USII, MTMM
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Mother to 3 sons, ages 20, 17, and 13
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twoxcell
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Post by twoxcell » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:26 pm

My ds is using it right now and will be 9 the entire time. It is perfect for him. I didn't vote because I wasn't sure which one to choose. ;)
ds 12 RevtoRev
dd 9 Preparing
dd 7 Beyond
ds 5 Little Hearts
dd due September 20th

laurapella
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Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:19 pm
Location: Wisconsin

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Post by laurapella » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:27 pm

We are using it this year with our D's who turned 10 in November. This is our 1st yr with HOD, and it has been an amazing year for him!! It has been absolutely perfect!
Laura - Loving HOD!!
DS11 (5th) - CTC + DITHOR, Math Mammoth
DS8 (3rd) - Bigger (4 days/week), Math Mammoth
DD6 (1st) - LHFHG (1st grade options & ER - 4 days/wk), Math Mammoth
DD5 (almost K) - LHFHG (K options & TRL - 4 days/wk)

Maadrose
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Post by Maadrose » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:06 pm

We have started it she is 9 but she will finish it when she is 10 (and I suspect ready for CTC).
"Big Mack"--Finishing up high school :)
"Cherry Berry Chiller"--geography
"Small fry"--Rev2Rev
"Happy Meal"--fun-school

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Melena
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Post by Melena » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:25 pm

We used Preparing over a two year period. My son was 12-13 y/o and my daughter was 10-11 y/o. Loved it.

Kathleen
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Location: NE Kansas

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Post by Kathleen » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:06 pm

Grant was 9 the entire year we used Preparing...(so I couldn't really vote). :) Allison will also be 9 the entire year she uses Preparing this next year. My kids have late spring birthdays, so their age changes after we finish our school year.

:D Kathleen
Homeschooling mom to 6:
Grant - 19 Kansas State University
Allison - 15 World Geography
Garret - 13 Res2Ref
Asa - 8 Bigger
Quinn - 7 Bigger

Halle - 4 LHTH

John'smom
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Post by John'smom » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:23 am

We are doing Preparing now with both my dc. My dc both have late Spring/early summer b-days, so they too turn a certain age and stay that age the whole school year as well. My ds was and is 10 and my dd was and is still 8. It has worked well for both of them. My dd sometimes takes a little longer as I don't think she writes as fast as ds, but she writes neater and she colors neater as well. Not that ds is sloppy, but she's a bit of a perfectionist in both these areas.
Edwena
*Married to my best friend for 16 yrs
*Mom to ds (15), dd (13), dd #2(3)
*Combining my dc in WG (2017-2018)
*Completed and absolutely loved BLHFHG through MTMM

deltagal
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Post by deltagal » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:21 pm

I've use PHFHG with a 7th grader, a 6th grader, and a 5th grader. It was a great guide for each child for very different reasons. I personally LOVE IT because of the World History focus. It does such a great job of providing an overview.
With Joy!
Florence

My blog: http://florencebrooks.com/

Began HOD 1/2009
Currently using: Bigger, RTR, Rev to Rev and MTMM

krazzymommy
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Re: If you've used Preparing, please vote!

Post by krazzymommy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:31 pm

Thank you all for sharing! This has been helpful to see!
~Monica
DD8 - Bigger
DS10 - CtC

We've enjoyed: Little Hands to Heaven, Little Hearts for His Glory, Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory, and Bigger Hearts for His Glory - took a break from HOD for awhile; excited to get back into it!

mom2gr8kidz
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Post by mom2gr8kidz » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:53 pm

A million thanks for this post. This year was our first using HOD. I met Carrie and Julie at the homeschool convention in Arlington, TX last spring. I really wanted to combine my two girls as they are great friends and want to do everything together. I felt like my oldest daughter was a little weak in language arts and definitely weak in math and needed a year to get up to speed.(my girls were 9 (4th grade) and 7 (2nd grade) at the beginning of our school year) Anyhow I worked with Carrie and she came upon a plan that has fit well for us. My daughters are combined in Beyond..with the oldest doing the right side of Bigger, and DITHOR. By the time my girls get to Preparing they will be 11 and 9.(well, I guess my 10 year old will be doing dictation from Preparing when we start our new school year in the fall) I have been reading all the placement posts that have come along recently, and it has really been worrying me that I would have an 11 year old in Preparing when it seems like a lot of kids do it at a younger age. Anyhow to see all the posts about people doing Preparing with older kids has truly encouraged me....now I just need to let it give me some peace!!!

Thanks for the encouragement!
Susan E
mom to 5 kids-26, 24, 20, 12, and 10
Have used Beyond, Bigger, and currently in Preparing with
my 12 and 10 year old daughters...
and loving it!!

luv2homeschool
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Post by luv2homeschool » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:17 am

I don't know how to vote. DS has a summer bday. He was 9 when we started and will still be 9 when we finish. It is a perfect fit for him.
Christine
DS 12, Rev to Rev
DD 10, Preparing
Our fifth year using HOD!

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