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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-29-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Butter
Quote: Originally Posted by harmat...

Quote:
Originally Posted by harmat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7983980)
butter,
if she's "just" pretty dramatic, does...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-29-2007, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Butter
Since you are fluent in German I'd create a...

Since you are fluent in German I'd create a mini-immersion and just start speaking German to your kids for certain things. I know some families with kids who are fluent in English plus a second...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-29-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Butter
I know that feeling! It's great, isn't it?

I know that feeling! It's great, isn't it?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-29-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By Butter
She probably misses her friends. Take her to the...

She probably misses her friends. Take her to the park when lots of other kids are there. It also sounds like she's just generally pretty dramatic. You are not making a mistake. Keep on with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-29-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Butter
I don't schedule MUS. Since Alpha and above are...

I don't schedule MUS. Since Alpha and above are mastery, we stay on a leson until she is done and move on. Additionally, I let her work completely at her own pace. She usually does a page or two,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-23-2007, 10:16 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,356
Posted By Butter
As an "unsocialized (former) homeschooler", I,...

As an "unsocialized (former) homeschooler", I, too, did a lot of socializing with boys. I went to several (public school) dances. Most of the weird comments about hsing have come from my MIL. She...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-18-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Butter
Repeating it over and over in song.

Repeating it over and over in song.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-18-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Butter
I used various when I was homeschooled including...

I used various when I was homeschooled including A Beka and Alpha Omega. I've used Calvert (not religious at all), putting together my own stuff, and Sonlight with my kids. I love Sonlight since...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-18-2007, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Butter
Yeah, the videos are actually for the teacher...

Yeah, the videos are actually for the teacher not the student but most people have their kids watch them anyway. My kids love watching the videos. And 0-9 is actually correct for counting in a base...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-16-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By Butter
Some do and some don't same as kids who are...

Some do and some don't same as kids who are public schooled. I was homeschooled and started college at 14, went full time at 17.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-13-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Butter
Yup, she'd be ready for LA 1.

Yup, she'd be ready for LA 1.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-04-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 795
Posted By Butter
I was homeschooled. I loved it and want to...

I was homeschooled. I loved it and want to provide the same awesome experience to my kids. That's why we decided to homeschool. There are a hundred other reasons why we continue!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-02-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By Butter
We've done FIAR as a light school sort of thing...

We've done FIAR as a light school sort of thing for the last three weeks. We've done Ping, Madeline, and Lentil. We'll start The Rag Coat today. It's fun.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-28-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Butter
When they ask for it. With Ani that was about 4...

When they ask for it. With Ani that was about 4 1/2. With Cameron that was within the last couple months (he's 5 1/2).
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-26-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,013
Posted By Butter
Quote: Originally Posted by KaraBoo...

Quote:
Originally Posted by KaraBoo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7659272)
I disagree with Butter on me being the one to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-26-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,013
Posted By Butter
They graduate when the teacher (you) decide they...

They graduate when the teacher (you) decide they are finished and are ready to move on, whether that is to full time work or higher education.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-26-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Butter
We're doing light school right now using Five in...

We're doing light school right now using Five in a Row. It's fun.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-26-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,013
Posted By Butter
Does it matter? Grades are extremely arbitrary....

Does it matter? Grades are extremely arbitrary. I find people who ask are just making small talk and don't truly care. I go with age-mate grade, i.e. the grade they'd be in public school. If I'm...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-25-2007, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Butter
So they are pretending to be inclusive, but they...

So they are pretending to be inclusive, but they aren't. At the very least they should have pointed out to them that they aren't inclusive at all. By rejecting people they are clearly exclusive and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-24-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Butter
Well, if they are exclusive or have criteria for...

Well, if they are exclusive or have criteria for joining they can discriminate all they want. Stinks, but they can. I've been denied membership in hsing groups simply on the basis that I am "not...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-23-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 823
Posted By Butter
We do not vax at all. We have a regular...

We do not vax at all. We have a regular pediatrician who is also a pediatric allergist (the baby was "lucky" enough to inherit a slew of allergies from us). We do not do regular well visits, but do...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-23-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 832
Posted By Butter
Wiggliness does not mean not interested to me....

Wiggliness does not mean not interested to me. If my kids are talking a lot or seeming like they are not interested I will ask them if they want me to stop reading. Occasionally they say yes....
Forum: Vaccinations   03-23-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By Butter
Interesting thought, but totally not true. I...

Interesting thought, but totally not true. I know two unvaxed kids who got CP from another kid's case of vaccine-induced CP.
Forum: Vaccinations   03-23-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 632
Posted By Butter
Quote: Originally Posted by freespirited...

Quote:
Originally Posted by freespirited http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7635303)
I hear a lot that it's not about money...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-21-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,374
Posted By Butter
I'll be using Sonlight K (renamed Core C) for my...

I'll be using Sonlight K (renamed Core C) for my "kindergartener" but he'll be 6 in October and will be combined with my 7 year old. I find at 5 nothing specific is great, just putting together a...
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