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Forum: Learning at School   04-19-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Wildflower
Wow! Just checked, not IEM. Yikes, though,...

Wow! Just checked, not IEM. Yikes, though, Satori! Well, I sent letter to principal and teacher informing that we're opting out, I cited some legalese I copied from interent--it looked pretty legit!...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Wildflower
X-post: Opt Out of Common Core testing in homeschool w/ charter school situation?

We homeschool , but through a charter for support, basically just see this teacher once a month for like 30 mins. The Common Core testing is coming up and I don't feel great about it...Stressful for...
Forum: Learning at School   04-17-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Wildflower
xpost--can we opt out of Common Core testing in a charter school?

We homeschool , but through a charter for support, basically just see this teacher once a month for like 30 mins. The Common Core testing is coming up and I don't feel great about it...Stressful for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-29-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Wildflower
Hi! I think I want to try this with my similar...

Hi! I think I want to try this with my similar aged guy! Can I ask, muddie, when you say the command in the polite voice, is your tone warm and caring kind of, or a "command" type voice? Does that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-29-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,440
Posted By Wildflower
This is a 2 year old thread that I started. I was...

This is a 2 year old thread that I started. I was just feeling extra grateful about a couple of things this season, and one of the biggest is that ds has stopped stuttering. After I posted he did...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-26-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,567
Posted By Wildflower
Just empathizing. Even though I live 100 miles...

Just empathizing. Even though I live 100 miles from a starbucks, I've been trying to cut down on my at home caffiene addiction. Multiple kid families require just an inhumane amount of energy...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-23-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By Wildflower
What a wise wonderful discussion! I have a teen...

What a wise wonderful discussion! I have a teen who was once my joined at the hip toddler/child/tween who is now doing some individuating at last...Following!
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-23-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By Wildflower
This sounds like something parents might take...

This sounds like something parents might take advantage of with their first baby. With the second, third, etc...who has time to make an extra stop at an extra location, not to mention pay for that?...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   10-22-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Wildflower
Oh I've always wanted to grow elderberry and make...

Oh I've always wanted to grow elderberry and make my own syrup for kid's winter health every year! Have yet to find a start or plant anywhere, though. Someday!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-17-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Wildflower
Opinions about Study Island?

Our local homeschooling charter school that I'm considering joining offers Study Island, anyone have a review of it? We've liked a similar thing called Reading Eggs.com, and my kids love the...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-17-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Wildflower
Wow, such silliness....

Wow, such silliness....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-12-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Wildflower
Hugs to you, Mama, and good job teaching the most...

Hugs to you, Mama, and good job teaching the most important lessons of all...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-12-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,267
Posted By Wildflower
Just commiserating, high needs babe here,...

Just commiserating, high needs babe here, too....More time in warm water for high needs babe? Joint baths to relax you both...?
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-12-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By Wildflower
Gosh, I'm surprised no luck for you w/coconut...

Gosh, I'm surprised no luck for you w/coconut oil, has been like magic for my babe's rash....
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-12-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,224
Posted By Wildflower
Mine oly spits up for an obvious reason like I...

Mine oly spits up for an obvious reason like I hugged him around the tummy too tight to pick him up, or he had a full stomach and leaned himself forward too far....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Wildflower
Oh my gosh, thx for this amazing help! I did...

Oh my gosh, thx for this amazing help! I did exactly this with her the past few days and it is really helping a ton. You are a great teacher....Thank You!
Forum: Unschooling   10-08-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Wildflower
We're rural, and it's the only option, so I...

We're rural, and it's the only option, so I makethe best of it. Lots of beauty and quiet to enjoy, and being THIS rural is rare, which I play up as special. But yes, many disadvantages for pretend...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-08-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,873
Posted By Wildflower
my grandpa recently died and there was to be a...

my grandpa recently died and there was to be a 21gun salute because
he was a ww2vet....We stayed home, it would have scared the baby and littles...he knows we love him.....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-05-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Wildflower
Resource for teaching negative numbers? 7th grade math

Just wondering if anyone has a wonderful online resource. Our khan academy math is NOT helping....Hard for daughter and I both to get the rules down (neg times neg is a positive, all of that......)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-01-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,396
Posted By Wildflower
Oh, thanks for thinking of solutions for me! But...

Oh, thanks for thinking of solutions for me! But he just learned to crawl and wants to be down and exploring! Seems to me like my solution is getting the older ones working more independently, or...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-01-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By Wildflower
I wish there was a way for homeschoolers to...

I wish there was a way for homeschoolers to access GATE type services or resources, anyone know of a non public schoo related GATE type program, that is free?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-28-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,396
Posted By Wildflower
Subbing, too! Right now w/ a baby who won't lay...

Subbing, too! Right now w/ a baby who won't lay down for naps (arms only) it's tricky to time the older ones for their quietest work during those times....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-27-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By Wildflower
Yeah, I remember resenting it so much as a teen...

Yeah, I remember resenting it so much as a teen that my parents said I loved to debate--those were my real FEELINGS, people! But, I almost said that to a tee today...and stopped just in time....)
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-26-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Wildflower
Is Eating lots of coconut oil for sure good for you?

Hi! I'm not very well versed in TF, but was looking for a way to make sure my baby's breastmilk is high in nutrients/good fats, even though I don't have a lot of time/money/ect to prepare any special...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-25-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,175
Posted By Wildflower
Sometimes by paying close attention to their...

Sometimes by paying close attention to their interests, you can get lucky w/ a very cheap or free gift. Such as, my niece had a special doll, and I cut the sleeves off of thrift store sweaters, sewed...
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