The reasons behind HoD's choices

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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Post by Carrie » Sun May 22, 2011 7:23 pm

Questions about middle school science:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7880

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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Post by Carrie » Sun May 29, 2011 1:42 pm

While this is not strictly a philosophy type question, I wanted to include this thread here as it is so relevant for larger families that may be pondering how HOD could work for them. :D

HOD Homeschooling with a large family: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9325

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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Post by carrielaurie » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:35 am

Thank you so much for taking the time to post these links. God Bless You girlies :D

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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Post by birchbark » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:33 am

Singapore Math Questions

Why the U.S. Edition?
viewtopic.php?p=5514#p5514
viewtopic.php?p=5627#p5627

Why no Home Instructor's guides (until level 5)?
viewtopic.php?p=35015#p35015
viewtopic.php?p=78681#p78681
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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Post by Carrie » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:44 pm

Here's a thread on why we work toward increasing independence as our guides progress, and why this doesn't mean that we are no longer interacting with our kiddos. Rather, we are shifting our teaching tasks to new types of teaching as our students mature. :D Link: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10939

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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Post by Carrie » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:44 pm

Philosophy behind narration, and why HOD includes it in the guides: :D viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8918&p=65876

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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Post by birchbark » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:07 pm

HoD's philosophy on math:
viewtopic.php?p=82074#p82074
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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Post by birchbark » Mon May 21, 2012 11:35 pm

Studied dictation for spelling:
viewtopic.php?p=85870#p85870
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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Post by Carrie » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:28 pm

Explanation of three possible pacings through the HOD guides as you look toward high school eventually and finding the right fit for your family. You'll have to scroll through the thread to find my thoughts, however the discussion in the whole thread is terrific as you look toward high school. :D
Link: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8558&p=62501

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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Post by daybreaking » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:56 am

Here's a link for those wondering why the World Wars aren't covered in Bigger:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9495&p=69281&hilit=wars#p69281

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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Post by momof3boys » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:41 pm

I really enjoy reading and researching these. It helps me so much. :D I, like most mom's, can't help but wonder about various other curriculums in various subjects. It helps me to hear that Carrie has tried these and why they did not work and the reasons for why they do choose certain products. Please, if possible, keep this thread up as it is invaluable to me. I've tried copying a lot of it and filing it away for future reference when I get that "greener grass syndrome." :roll:

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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Post by Carrie » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:06 am

I'm going to link this thread, as my post contains much information about our philosophy as we write the guides and about the Charlotte Mason influence within our guides. Link: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15380

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Re: The reasons behind HoD's choices

Post by jjn3beans » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:23 am

It's been helpful to me as well as an HOD lurker. :wink: Everything I'm reading is making me really excited to try it out.
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