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I switched from Right Start after realizing it is parent-intensive, and I have more than one child so found it challening to teach more than one child on a different level. I switched to Math U See, I wished I had been educated with Math U See!! totally took the fear out of math. You can have, easily, multiple kids learning different concepts at the same time with Math U See. My 6.5 yr old is doing triple digit addition, with carrying. It's her favorite subject (thanks...
My kids are 14 months apart, so you'd think we could school together, since in public school classroom kids are not much further apart in age right? Wrong! My daughter is an exceptional student, my son's abilities are lying in different areas right now. Next sept. I will have a child half way through grade 2 and one child just starting kindergarten, even though they are so close in age. I am surprised, since I expected to have them both in the same grade, or at least...
My dd is 6.5. She is an excellent student, homeschooling is fantastic for both of us. I am looking for something for her to do for "downtime". Her brother loves k'nex, blocks, lego etc. and she has ponies/dolls/dress up etc, and she is not interested in those sorts of things anymore. I hate to admit it (since we don't have cable and really, really limit screen time) what she does love to do is - the computer! (her dad is an I.T specialist, maybe it's just coming...
My daughter is 6 yrs 2 months and is in 1st grade. I just looked to see how much we have left in our Language Arts program (Learning Language Arts through Literature - red book) which is a 2nd grade book, and we only have a few lessons left until it's done! She is using Math U See Alpha, and again, almost done. We school August 1 to June 15th (ish), totally break from "curriculum based learning" for the summer to travel, garden and just be outside, since summer is so...
I had a friend see this lady about 2 years ago when her child had developed fears over something, I can't recall all the details right now, but I know she was really pleased with her technique and the fact that she could book a personal phone consult with Kitty. I know the reasons you are wanting to see her are different from my friends reasons, but I remember at the time thinking she had had a really positive experience, fwiw. My friend is not up for anything non...
I just wanted to say thanks for the thoughtful replies, your thoughts on the matter really jive with what I was leaning towards anyway. 6 yrs old is LITTLE imo, and I'm not interested on nagging about something that will generally improve on it's own, with a little direction. thanks for taking the time to respond! back to lurking
My daughter will be 6 in a few weeks, her at home learning is going very well, her and I are both enjoying homeschooling. However, her printing has room for improvement! I suspect it's age-related, and I'd like any insight into the natural progression of printing. Right now, she is printing very large letters, some capitals, some lower case, and forming certain letters incorrectly. She just started spacing the words so it didn't all run into one long sentence. ...
Aug 1st. This is our second year of homeschooling. I found that after looking at the school records from last year, when the sun was out, we rocked the schoolwork (which was the opposite of what I thought would happen. I thought we'd knuckle down and focus when we were snowed in for weeks at a time, but that did.not.happen.at.all). I'm planning on capitalizing on our overall motivation thanks to the sun. We took all of June and July "off" from "formal" curriculum and...
I'm in Calgary too. If I'm really careful, for 2 adults and 2 kids, packing lunches for work, cooking at home, eating healthy with a few snack-y type items, including household stuff like TP etc, I budget 300.00 every 2 weeks. I usually spend over for the month. So between 600-750. : I have talked to all my friends about this, we all seem to spend around the same. We've all tried the same techniques of cutting back, shopping at Superstore/the sales/flyers, eating out...
Thank you so very much for the insightful replies!! Instinctually I thought the spelling would come as a result of reading, and I did NOT want to "teach to memorize boring spelling lists". I see the value in teaching the "rules" of our language later on. I've got some great ideas from you to implement. Thanks for getting my wheels turning on this! I feel much less panicked about this now
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