Heart_Mom Posted February 11, 2012 Share Posted February 11, 2012 Hi! We have been using HOD since August of 2010, and we really love it. Because my son was behind in some areas, I started out by combining my oldest two in Beyond when they were 9 and 6. The past August we started Bigger with my now 10 year old adding in Extensions and my now 7 year old doing it just as written. This was fine for a time, but then I started realizing how quickly my 7 year old daughter will get to Preparing if she stayed at full speed in Bigger. Because we like to delay introduction to certain aspects of early history (greek gods, etc.), I'd like her to not get to Preparing until she is 9. (I'm not interested in discussing whether or not delaying exposure to these topics is a good idea! :001_smile:) A couple of months ago I changed to doing Bigger with her at half-speed and doing it a little faster than full-speed with my 10 year old son since he is improving by leaps and bounds now! (He will be starting Preparing pretty soon.) My daughter is just finishing Unit 14 of Bigger. It's going fine, but I feel like we're losing continuity by not going full-speed. I'm thinking that it makes sense to do something to extend the time that it will take to get to Preparing and here's what I'm thinking: What if I take a break from Bigger and instead do Beautiful Feet's Early American Primary Curriculum with her? (I already own this.) Once we finish that, then we could return to Bigger (at full-speed!) and finish it out before we move to Preparing. It might seem strange to stop right in the middle of Bigger, but I think that the BF curriculum is easier than Preparing. It might be quite a jump for her if we finished Bigger, then did BF, then went to Preparing. (She will also be listening in on LHFHG when I start it with my K'er in the fall.) So does this seem like a reasonable plan? :bigear: Any alternate suggestions for me? Thanks so much! :001_smile: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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