Pacing Guides

Abeka 3 LSITS 90/10 Manual

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I call these the 90/10 manuals because once you’ve taught one math year, 90% of the teacher’s manual is unnecessary. However, there’s a 10% that is VITAL to your sanity. Abeka worksheets aren’t supposed to take very long at all. That’s because there is a great deal of DRILL happening in the teacher’s manual that […]

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History Reading Times 3GRD-6GRD

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  I rebooted the old guides I made that timed out the literature for history so you could plan better how long it might take you to get through it.  Each book that I could get the word count for has the number of “days” scheduled in the syllabus so that you know how long […]

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WRTR Teaching Cards

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  I have talked many times before about how difficult WRTR can be.  Teacher’s who use it in schools attend training classes.  Spalding has them for parents too. I find that a parent (me, three times over, for example) starts to drown in the early weeks of Rule Pages.  The scripts for those pages are in […]

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Busy Mommy-sori

All Printables

  This year MoDG is coming out with their own preschool plans.  When my fourth was 3, there were no preschool plans, so I wrote and used the following plans with the Montessori materials we already owned.  I accidentally deleted those resources when I moved around the navigation.  Someone asked about them.  Here you go! […]

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Teacher’s Manual 90/10 Abeka 2

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I call these the 90/10 manuals because once you’ve taught one math year, 90% of the teacher’s manual is unnecessary. However, there’s a 10% that is VITAL to your sanity. Abeka worksheets aren’t supposed to take very long at all. That’s because there is a great deal of DRILL happening in the teacher’s manual that […]

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Second Grade Reading Lists

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The MODG website updated and now the 2GRD fiction booklists are public like the rest.  So no more having to email me for anything except the Liturgical year planner.  YAY! Bennet Supplement 2GRD – Sheet2 Read-Aloud-Schedule-for-Second-Grade Second Grade Reading Practice  

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Abeka 1: Teacher’s Manual 90/10

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I call these the 90/10 manuals because once you’ve taught one math year, 90% of the teacher’s manual is unnecessary.  However, there’s a 10% that is VITAL to your sanity. The missing piece in Abeka, for most parents without the manual, is the MEMORY WORK.  There is SO MUCH DRILL that you don’t know about. […]

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Abeka Math: Minimalist Edition

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  I’ve been analyzing the Abeka Math teacher’s manuals.  For me, the manual is part of the journey to understanding.  But from many, it would be overkill.  What you really need to know is the math facts pacing each year so those worksheets don’t get too hard. See that little chart above?  Abeka recommends that […]

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Egypt/Rome Read Aloud Times

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  Word Count Minutes Aloud Days Scheduled Min/day Add Fri. Min/day Henry V 27543 172.14 5 34.43 Eagle of the Ninth 86864 542.9 6 90.48 7 77.56 The Children’s Homer 53784 336.15 9 37.35 11 30.56 Caesar’s Gallic Wars 67391 421.20 8 52.65 10 42.12 D’Aulaire Greek Myths 37436 234 6 39.00 7 33.43 City […]

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WRTR Pacing Guide!!!

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There are different personalities in this world and mine CANNOT function without a pacing guide. I don’t hold tight to them and force a child to go a particular speed, but I need to know the standard path to make good choices. I make very poor decisions otherwise. I need to know WHAT I’m disobeying, […]

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100EZ and Dolch words

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  MODG uses phonics all the way up to 6th grade, at least.  That’s just as far as I know.  Anyway, I am a big fan of Dolch words (click above picture for the best Dolch site EVER).  It doesn’t hurt anyone for the child to have a couple hundred words memorized before he understands […]

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Science With Plants, If You’re Behind, Like Me

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All images linked to the site from which they came. Just click. Will remove images if not cool with source.  PAGES 1-4:  If you never did the first few pages of the book, this is as good a time as any.  There’s enough sun and warmth in the house that your bean seeds won’t fight […]

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Sound Beginnings 4-Day Conversion

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Sound Beginnings is listed in the syllabus according to the “Days” of the internal scheduling of the book. Since it just says “Day 1, Day 2″ and I’m going to have to go look up the actual assignment anyway, it doesn’t foul up anything (so far) for me to follow my own reworked version of […]

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Decodable Readers: IN THE RIGHT ORDER!

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I don’t know about you, but I find reading practice really frustrating.  Every phonics program teaches the phonograms in different orders and I have no idea what readers are right for practice outside of the lessons.  So, I made some printables to help me you out. If you use Teach your Child to Read in […]

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Lives of the Saints TOC by Date

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It’s hard to figure out what saint to use if the book is organized by name or something other than the date on the calendar.  So here are two table of contents according to date. Illustrated Saints contents by date Children’s Book of Saints contents by date Picture Book of Saints by date

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American History Books According to Difficulty

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  In my school, the supplementary reading for a given time period is OFTEN way above the reading level of my child.  (Laura’s children must have been reading super-stars!) So, I assign separate reading practice.  The easiest way is to get the appropriate Sonlight Reader Guide (they have a test on the site to establish […]

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