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by StephanieU
Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement help
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: Placement help

As for grammar, I think it depends on your desires. It definitely isn't necessary! But assuming you have been doing Abeka fully, it wouldn't be challenging to do. I would just now that when you get to Rod and Staff 4, plan on that level taking 2 years, especially if starting at a young age! The goal...
by StephanieU
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Bigger Hearts for His Glory
Topic: How long should a day take?
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: How long should a day take?

Bigger should only take 2.5-3 hours ONCE you get used to the guide. The first few units often take longer! That is why most intentionally plan for the first unit to take 2 weeks. Once you know how everything works and are fimiliar with the guide, it will speed up!
by StephanieU
Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Placement

I would definitely talk to the 11yo about moving to another guide. I know a few kids haven't liked being "separated" from the rest of the family for school, but many find the independence beneficial. And it would make high school credits easier! Using Rev2Rev and MtMM for high school isn't hard, but...
by StephanieU
Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory
Topic: Beyond for 2022/2023
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Beyond for 2022/2023

My youngest should start Beyond by the end of Fall this year! He might get there sooner, depending on when we "start" full speed in August/September.
by StephanieU
Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Little Hearts for His Glory
Topic: LHFHG 2022/2023
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: LHFHG 2022/2023

My youngest will be finishing LHFHG this fall. We started it last year, and only did 4 days of the guide each week. So, it will take him a little over a year to complete LHFHG (and Beyond and Bigger). I did this intentionally so he doesn't get to Preparing until the end of 3rd grade or the beginning...
by StephanieU
Tue Jul 05, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bible Selection
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Bible Selection

Here are my suggestions: 1. Determine what translation you want. 2. Look for 10-14pt font, but check the Bible size to make sure it is still portable! 3. Consider design, maps, tables, etc. 4. Buy tabs to mark the first page of each book. The ones that color coffee the second tend to be easiest to u...
by StephanieU
Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: High School Vocabulary
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: High School Vocabulary

My understanding is that vocabulary can be a part of English, it isn't absolutely necessary to be formally included. We have only done the LA in WG, and we will be using a local class for WH, so I am not an expert. I looked at the common core standards (which I know are controversial, but contain wh...
by StephanieU
Sat Jul 02, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Thankful for HOD
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Thankful for HOD

We recently returned from a trip to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial (and Custer State Park). Our extended family was impressed with what my kids knew, especially while we were at Mount Rushmore. And I was happy to see that some of the books used by HOD were for sale at Crazy Horse. It was co...
by StephanieU
Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:55 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Grammar Placement
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Grammar Placement

Level 2 is what HOD recommends for the average student in Bigger, including most third graders/8 year old. I would only do Level 3 in Bigger with a child that is at least fourth grade.
by StephanieU
Thu May 26, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help with scheduling out our day
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Help with scheduling out our day

I have somewhat similar aged children, with my oldest starting WH this week and my youngest on Unit 25 of LHFHG. I will admit I am not perfect at checking my oldest's work. I do make her bring me her work as she completes it, and I do take a few notes on things. But, I have not gone back and convert...
by StephanieU
Wed May 25, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MTMM economics for High School
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: MTMM economics for High School

With LD, he would likely have an IEP if he was in public school. So, I would start with what is in the MtMM guide and see how much time is spent on economics. Although the materials aren't "high school level," with a LD, that would be a common accomodation for an IEP. Then, decide how much more time...
by StephanieU
Thu May 19, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Placement Help (Mom In Nursing School)
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Placement Help (Mom In Nursing School)

I agree with Larissa. RtR times per box: Left side of plans: Reading About History (I): 30-35 min. Storytime (T/I): 15-20 min. History Project (S): 20 min. Rotating Box (I - Research, Geography, Timeline, and Shakespeare): 20 min. Longer on the Shakespeare Day Independent History (I): 10-15 min. Lon...
by StephanieU
Mon May 02, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Questions about pacing Rod & Staff English for combined students
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Questions about pacing Rod & Staff English for combined students

Do you think he can handle adding 2 more days of of R&S a week? If so, I would get through Level 3 ASAP (not doing more than 4 days a week though!). Then, start Level 4 that way. But, as you may have noticed, Level 4 gets hard with the diagramming. So, when you get to that, slow down as needed. Alth...
by StephanieU
Mon May 02, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How to move forward with a young advanced reader?
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: How to move forward with a young advanced reader?

One option for books for her might be to use some of the supplemental books and then DITHOR 2 and 3. When she gets done with 3, if she is still young, maybe use some of the storytime books from Beyond for her for DITHOR. Although all of the DITHOR books are amazing, they do increase in maturity and ...
by StephanieU
Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Planning Ahead (coming from Preparing)
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Planning Ahead (coming from Preparing)

There are two places for vocabulary in CtC. The first is science five questions. Many units have them define a word or two. The only challenge is that these are science terms, and they often aren't in children's dictionaries (we own two that have most of the words in Bigger and Preparing, but they d...