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by Patience
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: For veteran moms - Cursive
Replies: 12
Views: 552

Re: For veteran moms - Cursive

I continue to be VERY pleased with Cheerful Cursive. For next year, I am interested in a new program called American Cursive. I don't know if this will be a good fit for us or anyone else, but I hope it will be! There is not much info available, but I do know that it should be out sometime in March....
by Patience
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: For veteran moms - Cursive
Replies: 12
Views: 552

Re: For veteran moms - Cursive

After 3 days of using this program, I wanted to say I am pleasantly surprised at how much my son likes this. He is very interested in the different characters and wants to me mark where each new character start. He really likes it! He is 7 1/2 and he is doing great with the writing. I have him pract...
by Patience
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Mystery Reading in Beyond
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: Mystery Reading in Beyond

I might wait until your kids are a little older, it is a more difficult read. We read this last year when my kids were 8 and 6, and though at first I did not think we would like this story, at the end I can say that it was our favorite book of the year. And there is a nice movie that is true to the ...
by Patience
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: For veteran moms - Cursive
Replies: 12
Views: 552

Re: For veteran moms - Cursive

Thanks ladies. I decided to go with Cheerful Cursive. :) My son tried a page and was just so, well, cheerful about it!
by Patience
Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: math
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: math

We use BJU and my kids really like it. It works well for us.
by Patience
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: For veteran moms - Cursive
Replies: 12
Views: 552

For veteran moms - Cursive

Hi ladies, I'm so torn between Handwriting Without Tears and Cheerful Cursive. I wanted to do a regular slant cursive with my younger son, but like the fact that HWT has workbooks all the way through fifth grade. I don't want to use several workbooks with different styles. What do you all do to keep...
by Patience
Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Elegant Cursive for my daughter
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Elegant Cursive for my daughter

I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for my artistic daughter for handwriting. She learned cursive with Handwriting Without Tears and has beautiful handwriting and she enjoys it. She has completed all those books and I'd like to keep her learning handwriting for the next few years - but mov...
by Patience
Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Wanted to say hello for the year!
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Wanted to say hello for the year!

Just wanted to say hello. We have had such a busy fall this year with a number of trips and so we've been forced to do school a bit more in fits in starts and I haven't even had a chance to say hi. I've been trying to be most faithful with the basics, but what we have been able to get to from HOD "B...
by Patience
Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Balancing time with friends and school
Replies: 15
Views: 1006

Re: Balancing time with friends and school

I want to chime in here, because this is something I have been struggling with alot as well, only the other way around. I feel like it's very difficult to maintain any friendships because I don't have much free time. I do make school a priority, but I struggle to fit in time for relationships. When ...
by Patience
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Italics or Cheerful Cursive?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Italics or Cheerful Cursive?

Thanks ladies! I appreciate the help. When is a good time to introduce cursive to a second grader?
by Patience
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Italics or Cheerful Cursive?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Italics or Cheerful Cursive?

So I'm thinking, maybe I should rephrase this question. Is anyone using Italics with success?
by Patience
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Supplies/Notebooks for Bigger
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Supplies/Notebooks for Bigger

Oh thank you ladies! THat was just what I needed!!! :D
by Patience
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Italics or Cheerful Cursive?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Italics or Cheerful Cursive?

Hi ladies. Does anyone have any advice on whether I should go with Italics or Cheerful Cursive? I would say copywork was one of the more difficult subjects for my son last year. He has worked so hard and his handwriting is really very nice now using Italics print. I was wondering what it would be li...
by Patience
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Rod & Staff - is anything else included?
Replies: 10
Views: 2151

Re: Rod & Staff - is anything else included?

I just wanted to say how much I've been thinking about this post. I really never quite understood the reasoning behind the combination of copywork, poetry and grammar, though I must say, it's been working wonderfully for me both practically as a teacher, and in terms of giving the children what they...
by Patience
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How much writing for English
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: How much writing for English

thanks! This will work great!