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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-25-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By violet
Several of you mentioned setting up the...

Several of you mentioned setting up the independent work and doing the one-on-one time as age and child appropriate and moving between those  segments. I totally agree. And that's what we've more or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-14-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By violet
We've got 4, 3 of which are school age. (4th,...

We've got 4, 3 of which are school age. (4th, 1st, and Pre-K). Here's the dilemma - last year I got them started together in the AM, then the younger boys would wander off and play while I did...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-26-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,117
Posted By violet
What lovely advice you have received and I do...

What lovely advice you have received and I do hope you are already on the right track -- a great nap always brings hope!
I was wondering about "haven't introduced many carbs yet and not any meat"...
Forum: Learning at School   02-01-2011, 04:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,605
Posted By violet
Well said Chamomile Girl -- great points   I...

Well said Chamomile Girl -- great points
 
I wonder if there are 2 concerns here with the hyper-accelerated learning trend
1. is it good for educating children (does it work)
2. even if it does...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-15-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By violet
Oh you wise Mama's -- thank you. Yes, I do...

Oh you wise Mama's -- thank you.
Yes, I do need to reiterate with her that life, school, responsibilities are not endlessly fun or as entertaining as television. Sometimes we just have to work.
 ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By violet
My DD has attended a homeschool co/op thing...

My DD has attended a homeschool co/op thing since kindergarten. So all she's known is 2 days a week with a small class and a teacher, and then me (and now brother) at home doing math, language arts,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-02-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By violet
My understanding is similar to above - speed and...

My understanding is similar to above - speed and fluidity -- but in addition there is the hand fatigue of pushing the pencil. Pulling a stroke downward is more efficient and easier on the hand than...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-20-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By violet
Handwriting is one of the things I choose not to...

Handwriting is one of the things I choose not to stress about. My kids love to draw and do crafts, so I figure they are developing their fine motor skills and such as we progress in other learning...
Forum: Family Planning   12-07-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By violet
  Okay, I'm 34, a mother of 4, and a fertile...


Okay, I'm 34, a mother of 4, and a fertile myrtle. We've used NFP for to avoid and to time conception for 10 years or so. I'm pretty comfortable with my cycle and I'm pretty textbook. 5 days of...
Forum: Family Planning   12-07-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By violet
I am no expert but so close to PP I would think...

I am no expert but so close to PP I would think you are just seeing your hormones get back in order. While BF I typically have some tacky patches and consider it my "normal dry"  but that is well...
Forum: Family Planning   12-07-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,654
Posted By violet
I love these answers and they are the reasons I...

I love these answers and they are the reasons I myself have 4 lovely angels. But my quick retort to such out of line comments is
 
"The world needs my children" 
 
I don't know for a fact that...
Forum: Learning at School   12-07-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,267
Posted By violet
Whether or not it is normal for this age to have...

Whether or not it is normal for this age to have such knowledge or thoughts -- maybe -- but not appropriate language or actions for school -- definitely. I agree, copy notes and take to the teacher....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-20-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By violet
love love love rigthtstart math. it is the one...

love love love rigthtstart math. it is the one curriculum I buy out of pocket every year even though our charter doesn't supply it but would supply other choices. I find it easy to implement because...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-13-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By violet
Sounds like some great tips. We are similar -...

Sounds like some great tips. We are similar - 8.5, 6, 3.5 and 10 mo --- so busy busy. I have hanging file folder pocket chart for each child
http://www.orientaltrading.com/ui/se...allpartial&N=0...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-03-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By violet
Just a thought -- what if you gave her a list of...

Just a thought -- what if you gave her a list of the things you have been working on over the last couple weeks (specific colors, shapes... a mini report card) and told her this is what you believe...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-08-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By violet
Yes, I think a little "meeting of the minds"...

Yes, I think a little "meeting of the minds" powow might help. Actually, I'd mentioned this problem to my daughter earlier today and how the bummer is we don't get to go out and do fun stuff if we...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-08-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By violet
My DD is 8 (3rd gr) and my DS is 6 (late K...

My DD is 8 (3rd gr) and my DS is 6 (late K starter) and two more boys age 3.5 and 9mo. We are at a classical charter (-free) with a hybrid structure-- two days at school, 25 in a class, three days...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-31-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By violet
We home school, my DS just turned 6 in August....

We home school, my DS just turned 6 in August. Starting K with him.
I've not pressed reading skills but he's absorbed some letters/sounds and is really great at hearing the phonics of blending the...
Forum: Learning at School   08-31-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By violet
Not sure if anybody asked this -- if she were to...

Not sure if anybody asked this -- if she were to skip the Geometry and start at Algebra II or whatever the school has would she only then take 3 years of math? Would she then not have a math course...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-30-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By violet
But the Dewey decimal system has certain...

But the Dewey decimal system has certain categories (nonfiction) for things like art, sign language, study skills, etc and this fits that idea. And there are some "all about" books that are written...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By violet
our system has grown organically and is as much...

our system has grown organically and is as much based on ease of clean up as well as ease of finding books. I organize by the book size and appearance. So I have one shelf of those squarish...
Forum: Family Planning   08-18-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By violet
I've been charting for years between pregnancies...

I've been charting for years between pregnancies and I've pretty much got it figured out except I've never been real good at the CP. I can find it and I can tell when it is firm or soft, open or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2010, 02:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By violet
We started out with Five in a Row books. The...

We started out with Five in a Row books. The FIAR books are full of ideas you can expand or mix and match but it is a great starting point. You can buy or borrow from the library the books listed in...
Forum: Family Planning   07-12-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By violet
I've read the books and used fertility awareness...

I've read the books and used fertility awareness between pregnancies for the last 10 years (4 babies, lots of BF) so I'm 7 mo pp and seeing no signs of AF returning. With my first we went 18mo. But...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-28-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By violet
First off, no--don't worry. He's so young he's...

First off, no--don't worry. He's so young he's looking for more concrete questions and answers. Questions with one word or "correct answers. We started out with "baby" narrative questions. I'd show...
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