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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-11-2013, 08:58 PM
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Posted By wonderactivist
Thanks, Bleu!

Thanks, Bleu!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-11-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By wonderactivist
Since we are eclectic, I tend to have nothing...

Since we are eclectic, I tend to have nothing that does it all. But if you want to supplement social sciences, I recommend EdSiteMent, theHistory Channel, and PBS learning media. We also love...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-11-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By wonderactivist
Y'all, it's been a while since I popped in here....

Y'all, it's been a while since I popped in here. Over the past two years, I've started working almost full-time at night, gotten published (unrelated to homeschooling), and had brain surgery (not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-11-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By wonderactivist
I agree. I still homeschool my 13 year old n a...

I agree. I still homeschool my 13 year old n a relaxed Waldorf/unschool fashion. Every single day I'm reminded of how valuable our time together is to his future. And Waldorf is so much more than...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-28-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,233
Posted By wonderactivist
Dear lovesprout, I recommend that you look...

Dear lovesprout,

I recommend that you look at your goals for 1st Grade and go with the one that you think will help you to meet it the best. They're all good people running tiny businesses.
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-07-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,233
Posted By wonderactivist
I'm jealous of the festivals.  I don't have much...

I'm jealous of the festivals.  I don't have much time OR a holistic community here, so we won't do much more than our usual Day of the Dead and our religious holidays this year. With working almost...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-31-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,233
Posted By wonderactivist
 Quote:Oh, btw, dd just turned 8 which I...



Quote:Oh, btw, dd just turned 8 which I know is younger than the usual for the 3rd G curric, but I thought long and hard and meditated on it, and I feel really strongly that she is "there" in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-28-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,233
Posted By wonderactivist
So nice to see so many of y'all here!    ...

So nice to see so many of y'all here! 
 
craftmedihero, I think your rhythm looks great.  I forgot, how old are the kids?  Just keep it flexible and it sounds like you're going to have a fun...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By wonderactivist
I would recommend EdSiteMent for Literature and...

I would recommend EdSiteMent for Literature and some history: http://edsitement.neh.gov/ . We have used loads of their lit lessons over the years and they are top notch.
 
National Geographic is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,233
Posted By wonderactivist
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by lrpurro http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1322843/holistic-waldorf-homeschooler-check-in#post_16611987)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,233
Posted By wonderactivist
I agree about the rhythm.  To us, it's the one...

I agree about the rhythm.  To us, it's the one thing that makes the rest easy.  It's nice to see y'all and especially comforting to know that there's a good chance that we have enough interest to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By wonderactivist
We've been Waldorf HSing for 10 years now.  Wow,...

We've been Waldorf HSing for 10 years now.  Wow, hard to imagine.  Anyway, over the years circle has meant many different things.  The main thing to keep in mind is that it's original intent is to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,233
Posted By wonderactivist
Hi Calynde!    It's so nice to see you again...

Hi Calynde! 
 
It's so nice to see you again too.  You can definitely do Waldorf-inspired, holistic teaching without the Main Lesson format.  We're doing Main Lesson this year but didn't most of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-27-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,233
Posted By wonderactivist
Mommarrific, best of luck with your move.  We...

Mommarrific, best of luck with your move.  We used to move a lot when my husband was still a contractor - about every 18 months - so I totally feel for you.  Hard with kids, isn't it?  If you can...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-25-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,233
Posted By wonderactivist
Nice to connect, briansmama.  I completely agree...

Nice to connect, briansmama.  I completely agree about limiting your outside activities. They can derail any method of homeschooling--even unschooling.  I'm green with envy of your doing K this...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-24-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By wonderactivist
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Roar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1315452/high-school-math-credit-question#post_16478516)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-24-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,233
Posted By wonderactivist
Howdy Everyone!   I haven't been around for...

Howdy Everyone!
 
I haven't been around for a while so I wanted to first ask if there are still some other Holistic/Waldorf homeschoolers in the forum?  I'd appreciate y'all checking in and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By wonderactivist
I find it totally worth it! We use it for...

I find it totally worth it!

We use it for education mostly - we do 2 at a time and about every fourth one is for family movie night. The best series we have watched so far are Blue Planet and The...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By wonderactivist
There are lots of great "green" or natural...

There are lots of great "green" or natural living curricula out there. Here are a few I have had positive experience with, I'm sure there are even more, (though I know of none that do the chicken...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-11-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By wonderactivist
Quote: Originally Posted by Marimami...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marimami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13337055)
But, I finally realized that I wasn't really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-04-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By wonderactivist
Quote: Originally Posted by skaterbabs...

Quote:
Originally Posted by skaterbabs http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13302043)
Is there anything that combines the best...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-16-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,664
Posted By wonderactivist
Quote: Originally Posted by Serendipity...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Serendipity http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13157769)
Did you make or purchase the model?...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-09-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,664
Posted By wonderactivist
School is going well this year. I think my...

School is going well this year. I think my part-time work at the museum makes me focus because we do more now than before. This is our math month:

3rd grade - math games
8th grade - algebra
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-30-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By wonderactivist
Dear Lillian and Karen and Everyone, I'm SO...

Dear Lillian and Karen and Everyone,

I'm SO sorry that the site of my former blog has been taken over by a person who is using both my former screen name, "wonderactivist," and my blogname...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-20-2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,307
Posted By wonderactivist
Wow! Congrads on those gorgeous babies! About...

Wow! Congrads on those gorgeous babies! About 90% of me is totally envious and would love to just have one more...but then my brain clicks in and I know it's not the right timing for us. Instead...
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