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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-13-2010, 10:33 AM
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Views: 1,230
Posted By pageta
Quote: Originally Posted by campbellsoup...

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Originally Posted by campbellsoup http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14922428)
He has been playing dumb. Constantly....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 869
Posted By pageta
Yes, you can do that. It just takes a lot more...

Yes, you can do that. It just takes a lot more energy and creativity than going page by page through a workbook, but it can be a lot more fun.

Here are a couple resources for math that you may...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By pageta
I have a 6-year-old, a busy 3-year-old and an...

I have a 6-year-old, a busy 3-year-old and an infant. My ds6 (who I'm homeschooling) does not do anything independently. The baby is either asleep or in my lap. The 3-year-old plays independently in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,182
Posted By pageta
My kids have taken to getting up at 5 a.m. the...

My kids have taken to getting up at 5 a.m. the last few days. Agh!

That aside, my husband leaves for work at 7 so if I want to shower before he leaves, I have to get up by 6:30. My oldest sleeps...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By pageta
We start some of our curriculum in July and some...

We start some of our curriculum in July and some in January. We school year round, ten weeks per quarter. We take an official break between Christmas and New Years, but other than that, it's just...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-20-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By pageta
I just take lines from poetry or stories we have...

I just take lines from poetry or stories we have read. Seriously, I come up with it as I assign it, unless he is in the middle of copying a poem or something. Last week we did Humpty Dumpty over...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-20-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,316
Posted By pageta
At that age, we started by going to the library...

At that age, we started by going to the library regulary for storytime. That was the beginning of our routine and everything else has been added, one by one. Ambleside Online and Simply Charlotte...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,275
Posted By pageta
If it's more practical for your kids to wear...

If it's more practical for your kids to wear uniforms, such as for the reasons you stated, by all means, I would do it. If it's just going to complicate your life to wear uniforms, then don't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-11-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By pageta
If you were to pull your son out of school, here...

If you were to pull your son out of school, here is what I would do:

Get your dh some good earplugs.

Then give yourself a break for a few weeks after the baby is born.

Once you're ready,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-09-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By pageta
Yeah, I also found that in math...that if I...

Yeah, I also found that in math...that if I "understood" it, I didn't know it. In my experience, knowing it comes first, then understanding it. Knowing your numbers is something you know, not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-09-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,330
Posted By pageta
Quote: Originally Posted by Momma Aimee...

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I am working on complieing book lists to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-06-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,330
Posted By pageta
Quote: Originally Posted by Momma Aimee...

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I have read some CM and shoud read more...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-05-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By pageta
I have two definitions of "school." We school...

I have two definitions of "school." We school year around and my goal is 40 days of school each quarter. During our first quarter this year, I was at the end of my pregnancy and had a newborn (very...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-05-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,330
Posted By pageta
Quote: Originally Posted by PJsmomma...

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An Ambleside CM'r...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-04-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,330
Posted By pageta
Quote: Originally Posted by theretohere...

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Pageta- are you doing Earlybird 1A or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-04-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By pageta
We started when ds was 5.5 - only because I was...

We started when ds was 5.5 - only because I was pregnant and wanted to get a headstart on things. I was very fearful that ds would resist school. SO, I started with things I knew he would like,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-02-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,330
Posted By pageta
We are doing a combination of WTM and CM. We...

We are doing a combination of WTM and CM. We started out with WTM but now are more CM, I think.

Here's the run-down:

Reading - BOB books along with various early readers from the library (most...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-29-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,849
Posted By pageta
FIAR was great for inspiration, but I could...

FIAR was great for inspiration, but I could never follow it as a curriculum. I like the ideas for expanding on the story, but I just ad lib here and there rather than making a method of it. We love...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-29-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By pageta
I have special toys that my ds3 loves to play...

I have special toys that my ds3 loves to play with and I get them out only when I do school with ds6. I start school by reading a story for ds3, and he stays in the general area usually while we...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-27-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By pageta
I think it's a personality thing. My middle...

I think it's a personality thing. My middle (ds3) is the same way about potty training. He is very capable and ready in every other way, but he doesn't seem to think that he needs to use the potty...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-27-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,331
Posted By pageta
Yes, I figured the conversation was going to be...

Yes, I figured the conversation was going to be about race when I saw the title. I am not a minority, but I can tell you I've had very similar experiences when meeting with other homeschoolers. It's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-26-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By pageta
We love the activity book. We use it 90% for the...

We love the activity book. We use it 90% for the booklists (I'm not into projects and stuff like that). But the books we've discovered on that list have been priceless. I love reading stories to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-24-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By pageta
I would figure out what things that you're doing...

I would figure out what things that you're doing that she likes more and what she likes less. My ds loves having stories read aloud to him, so that is how we start out every day. Then we do what he...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-19-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By pageta
I don't use a boxed curriculum set like Sonlight...

I don't use a boxed curriculum set like Sonlight where they send you everything for all the subjects at once. I do use some curriculums, like Singapore Math, Handwriting Without Tears, and Story of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-15-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By pageta
We have a newborn at our house, currently five...

We have a newborn at our house, currently five weeks old. We've been back full time (four days a week) for two weeks now. The week or two before that it was hit and miss. I was actually more of a...
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