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by dianemahon
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Drawn Into the Heart of Reading
Topic: How to Use DITHOR With a Dyslexic
Replies: 1
Views: 3832

How to Use DITHOR With a Dyslexic

Hi, I am seriously needing advice on whether I should start DITHOR with my dyslexic son who is 10. He is very intelligent, but he can barely read on his own and it really slows him down. Writing is a bit better, but also lags. We will be doing Bigger with his younger brother. He will be picking up i...
by dianemahon
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Question for emerging reader list for beyond little hearts
Replies: 8
Views: 1125

Re: Question for emerging reader list for beyond little hear

Are they both reading at the same level? You can follow the list however you want. It took us a couple weeks to get acclimated with the program so skipped the first weeks. i've also had to switch books around because i couldnt get them at the right time, etc. You also have the option of the suppleme...
by dianemahon
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Advice for Special Needs
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Advice for Special Needs

Hi, I am planning for next year as we finish up Beyond with my two boys (8 and 10). It was a great fit to do the one book together given they are both ADHD with sensory processing issues and my older has LD's. I am looking for advice going forward based on their special needs. As I look at the sampl...
by dianemahon
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Struggling with a slow-paced child-advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Struggling with a slow-paced child-advice please!

Hi! My 12 yo daughter is so slow I wish I could light a match under her most days, so I totally relate! She is doing Preparing. Earlier in the year I would get so frustrated with her, as we would be doing "school" off and on until dinner time or even at night time, which by then I would be so exhaus...
by dianemahon
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Math U See and Singapore
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Math U See and Singapore

Both are excellent programs and sometimes it depends on how your child learns which will be better. The activities in BLHFHG are wonderful hands on applications to lessons and concepts, making math more fun. Singapore is more visually appealing in my opinion, and truthfully my kids were bored with M...
by dianemahon
Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing Hearts Beginning Question
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Preparing Hearts Beginning Question

Thanks! When you say "notebook" do you mean a three ring binder or a spiral bound notebook? I have gone through the intro again and written a list out and your suggestions are great. Also I was wondering about spelling...I've been using Sequential Spelling because it is a great fit for my older 2 ki...
by dianemahon
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Preparing Hearts Beginning Question
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Preparing Hearts Beginning Question

Sorry if this has been answered previously, but I didn't see it anywhere and don't have time to keep searching.... I just received my teacher's guides (YAY!) and was reading in PHFHG that in several subjects they will use a "common place book" and in others, a place to store their work. Is it recomm...
by dianemahon
Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need Advice on Starting HOD
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Need Advice on Starting HOD

Thanks Pam, that actually was a help, I am going to thoughtfully consider what to do with my 7 yo apart from Preparing, and whether to try HOD or focus mostly on phonics/reading and math since its so hard to keep his attention.
by dianemahon
Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need Advice on Starting HOD
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Need Advice on Starting HOD

Thanks for the advice. Just curious what you have used to teach your ds to read?
by dianemahon
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Need Advice on Starting HOD
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Need Advice on Starting HOD

Hi everyone, I will be a first time user of HOD. I have 3 children, all adopted as a sibling group 5 yrs. ago. This will be my fourth year home schooling, on the advice of therapists who told us not to worry about the academics, but to nurture and heal our children. We have poured our hearts and sou...