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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-20-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,635
Posted By edwardsmom
Miranda- I find your list so helpful and...

Miranda- I find your list so helpful and straightforward. I just quoted you on a local homeschoolers facebook group, where a mom of a 5 year old is looking for advice. I attributed it to a...
Forum: Unschooling   02-26-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By edwardsmom
You are not the only one dealing with this! ...

You are not the only one dealing with this!

Things my father has done/said in the 4 years since my son stopped going to public school:
- did not talk to me for the first 3+ months because we were...
Forum: Unschooling   02-04-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 250
Posted By edwardsmom
Yes, very true! I don't know if it's just...

Yes, very true!
I don't know if it's just their personalities, or is related to their reading.
I know that before my son could read, if he said he was bored, he'd often pull out a book & have me...
Forum: Unschooling   02-03-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 250
Posted By edwardsmom
I must say that my daughter, who is 8, and not...

I must say that my daughter, who is 8, and not reading independently with any confidence yet, has developed wonderful set of self-directed activities- particularly drawing, writing and imaginative...
Forum: Unschooling   04-17-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 991
Posted By edwardsmom
This is very timely for me.  My dd, 7, just told...

This is very timely for me.  My dd, 7, just told us a few days ago that perhaps she would like to try public school.  When pressed on the why she said that she feels that she is falling behind her...
Forum: Unschooling   04-06-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By edwardsmom
In Virginia, homeschooled children are not...

In Virginia, homeschooled children are not required to take a standardized test for kindergarten.  So, if you like you can skip it altogether.
 ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By edwardsmom
My son has asked for a Chemistry kit for his 9th...

My son has asked for a Chemistry kit for his 9th birthday.  Does anyone have any recommendations?  I imagine that I could put one together for less that the commercial kits, but he would like the...
Forum: Unschooling   04-05-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By edwardsmom
Ooh, my kids would love this!  They're always...

Ooh, my kids would love this!  They're always bringing home stuff that they've collected. They'd really enjoy sharing some of their collections. We're in Virginia.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-29-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By edwardsmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ambersrose http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380643/confused-and-unhappy#post_17314145)

Was your son...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-28-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By edwardsmom
My son's friend recently had a birthday party...

My son's friend recently had a birthday party and my son was not invited.  He felt really bad about it. When I talked to the other mom, she said that it was her decision, and she felt that the other...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   03-08-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By edwardsmom
I like Sarah Bradford at the Carilion Clinic in...

I like Sarah Bradford at the Carilion Clinic in Christiansburg, but some of her partners are not as good: Badillo is pretty good, then Mogen & Lambert.
I've heard good things about Phyllis Turk,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-28-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By edwardsmom
I just sent out a PM to everyone who is...

I just sent out a PM to everyone who is participating.  Let me know if I did something wrong, so that I can correct it.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-27-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By edwardsmom
OK, we've got 16 kids participating.  Today will...

OK, we've got 16 kids participating.  Today will be the last day to let me know if any more kids want to join.  I'll send out the list tonight or tomorrow morning for everyone who has PMed me.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By edwardsmom
PM them to me asap and I'll make up a list in...

PM them to me asap and I'll make up a list in the next week or so & PM it to everybody that is participating.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-18-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By edwardsmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tbone_kneegrabber http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1342947/homeschool-valentine-exchange#post_17236291)
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-18-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By edwardsmom
This was last year's thread, but it worked...

This was last year's thread, but it worked really well.  Everyone who said that they'd send out valentines did, and my kids got really cute stuff from all over.  So, we'd definitely like to do it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-28-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,538
Posted By edwardsmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370985/im-just-floored#post_17212596)

My family felt, and maybe...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-28-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,538
Posted By edwardsmom
Here's an intelligent response that was posted...

Here's an intelligent response that was posted by someone else:
 
I homeschooled 3 of my 4 boys for their first 5, 3, and 2 years of school, respectively. I plan to begin kindergarten with #4 in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-28-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,538
Posted By edwardsmom
Here's something a "friend" posted on facebook: ...

Here's something a "friend" posted on facebook:
 
 
I know personally two homeschooled adults, both scarred and or barely functional in society. Please think twice, your kids are not as fragile...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-19-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By edwardsmom
You may want to consider if your children need...

You may want to consider if your children need some deschooling time before you jump into any instruction.  Kids who are looking forward to a holiday, may not take to educational experiences, and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-03-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,710
Posted By edwardsmom
I guess I have different ideas about...

I guess I have different ideas about socialization.  Is taking a class or organized sport with other children considered socialization?  If so, then my kids get about 8 to 12 hours a week of classes...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   11-25-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By edwardsmom
Hi. I just saw your post on mothering from...

Hi. I just saw your post on mothering from September. My kids are 6 & 8, so they wouldn't be good for playdates, but have you tried the mommy & me type classes at the blacksburg rec center?  Lots of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-19-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By edwardsmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jtbuko http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-16-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By edwardsmom
My kids take a homeschooler's French class at...

My kids take a homeschooler's French class at our local YMCA.  They had French class for schoolers in the late afternoon, but we requested an early afternoon time slot.  It's only once a week,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-24-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By edwardsmom
We do CC because several of my kids friends do...

We do CC because several of my kids friends do it.  It's 2.75 hours, once a week.  But with the large group meeting that starts it off, it ends up being 2.5 hours of classroom time.  I wouldn't...
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