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MLW, is Story Grammar an ebook? Is it pdf and printable? It looks very interesting! :) Also is the Story Grammar a stand alone or do the two books you mentioned work together? Thanks! :)

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MLW, is Story Grammar an ebook? Is it pdf and printable? It looks very interesting! :) Also is the Story Grammar a stand alone or do the two books you mentioned work together? Thanks! :)



I don't think they offer the books as eBooks. I think I will end up doing what I normally do - cut the binding and then 3-ring binder them. The boys can then write their answers on separate paper. I'm not sure about how the books work - from what I have gathered, it sounds like Sentence Composing is a bit easier and people are using it first (3rd grade or so) and then moving onto the Story Grammar book. I should have them in my hands on Tuesday, based on the Amazon shipping info, so I can give more information then. 

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CherryBomb- We've used Hey Andrew, and it's pretty good. It's very Biblically based and incremental. I think with an older kid you could easily skip the first and maybe second/third levels. The Reader is a good intro to the alphabet sounds. It moves very slowly and teaches a lot of the Greek through English (which I don't like), ie they spell the letter names in English words and have the kids match the English word to the Greek letter---that doesn't make sense to me. Ditto with teaching kids to associate the letter sounds with English words, so alpha says "a" as in "father", why not "agape" so the student is actually learning Greek words? But that's just my little quirk with it, and I do have a little bit of background with Greek so am maybe more comfortable with jumping right in.

 

I think it could be really good using the later levels with an older child and using Greek/English picture books and "My First Book" by Poloizos (sp?) along with Song School Greek/Greek Code Cracker for a foundation. Honestly, I find the HA materials a little dry and boring (I mean, I know it's Ancient Greek, but still!), so we are using the GCC, then My 1st Book, then SSG (which all are very lively and engaging) and then maybe Greek for Children (not sure yet), but I still pull out pages from HA for a little review or shoring up the other Greek materials we're using.

 

MLW- thanks for the clarification! My dd has the same prob with wanting to basically re-tell all of the details. We are working on narrowing it down to the important bits, and that's where I think that we need a little help.

 

ocelotmom- Incredible! I wish our library had the same thing! That would help so much if we could just input all of our extra books for the year once at the beginning of the year.

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Originally Posted by MissRubyandKen View Post

MLW, is Story Grammar an ebook? Is it pdf and printable? It looks very interesting! :) Also is the Story Grammar a stand alone or do the two books you mentioned work together? Thanks! :)



I don't think they offer the books as eBooks. I think I will end up doing what I normally do - cut the binding and then 3-ring binder them. The boys can then write their answers on separate paper. I'm not sure about how the books work - from what I have gathered, it sounds like Sentence Composing is a bit easier and people are using it first (3rd grade or so) and then moving onto the Story Grammar book. I should have them in my hands on Tuesday, based on the Amazon shipping info, so I can give more information then. 


That would be wonderful, thanks! :) I've searched for threads on The Well Trained Mind forum and have just begun to read through. I really like the samples on the IEW site as well. I just ordered a beginning outlining book for my oldest dd last week and it should be here Monday. I think she actually has a lot of creative potential for writing and I'd like to help her along.

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Fun day so far.  We are dong watercolor painting for the first time. :)  We read a poem and then "The Shower of Gold" and then painted with yellow watercolors.  My ds11 is quite a perfectionist though....so he is having some trouble. 

 

Ds18 is doing math.  I think ds6 will do some watercolor as well.  Little girls are still sleeping! lol  Long weekend. :)

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Dd is at Gramma's this week, and I don't know what to do with myself, heh heh. They are having fun baking cookies, reading stories, going for walks in a snowy mountain town, watching plenty of movies I'm sure . . . hopefully they'll get to go swimming in the local hot springs.

 

Did I mention that we ordered that Lexmark printer? I can't wait til it gets here! We also have English for the Thoughtful Child, Child-sized Masterpieces, RSO Life, and a very simple piano program coming. Yay!!! I would like to download the Montessori continent folders . . . but we need a jump drive so I can take the images to be printed in color on cardstock somewhere else.

 

OT---I am so bummed that we can't type our favorite smileys in anymore :(

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Thanks, and congrats on your little girl!

What does everyone use for geography? We have Scrambled States and Where In the World but I'm thinking of getting a curriculum.
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is there a dec thread yet?  I have so little to add but love tagging along with the big people

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is there a dec thread yet?  I have so little to add but love tagging along with the big people



I came on to check too! I do much more reading than posting as well. :)

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Due to popular demand luxlove.gif here is the December threadjoy.gif

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