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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-14-2006, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By manitoba_mommy
I just say because I love weatching them learn,...

I just say because I love weatching them learn, and I love them being able to learn at their own pace in the way that best suits them.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-14-2006, 11:33 AM
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Views: 366
Posted By manitoba_mommy
I think not having children is one of the...

I think not having children is one of the leading causes of knowitallitis. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-13-2006, 11:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 505
Posted By manitoba_mommy
These days, nursing. Enough, is enough already....

These days, nursing. Enough, is enough already. I want my body back.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-13-2006, 09:24 PM
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Posted By manitoba_mommy
Well, it is totaly feasable. Try reading the...

Well, it is totaly feasable. Try reading the Teenage Liberation Handbook. It might give you some ideas.

Now, might I ask why you are so opposed to homeschooling in the elementary years? I am not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-13-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By manitoba_mommy
Ours doesn't start until next month. I can't...

Ours doesn't start until next month. I can't wait. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

Maybe you should start a donation drive to get better prizes? I like the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-13-2006, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 684
Posted By manitoba_mommy
Right now we are listening to "The Story of the...

Right now we are listening to "The Story of the World" vol 1 on CD> I don't know if you count it, but it is one heck of a story. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-13-2006, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By manitoba_mommy
The images of school as a theme in children's...

The images of school as a theme in children's literature are so pervasive that it is totaly believable that she would not have realized the reason it would not be a good thing for your child.

You...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-13-2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,182
Posted By manitoba_mommy
I used to smoke as well. I educated myself on...

I used to smoke as well. I educated myself on the effects and decided to make a healthier choice for my children. I have not smoked for almost 5 years now and you can bet I don't feel like a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-13-2006, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By manitoba_mommy
Sounds like you might want to google lapbooking...

Sounds like you might want to google lapbooking or notebooking. I have heard good things about that method for kids who like keepsakes, artsy stuff and a record of their work.

There are some good...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2006, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By manitoba_mommy
Yes, I meant school boards. There are apparently...

Yes, I meant school boards. There are apparently a variety and you don't need to register with the one closest to you.

I think there may be variable levels of funding, but that is the number I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2006, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By manitoba_mommy
I tend to say that she is in grade 9 years old....

I tend to say that she is in grade 9 years old. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2006, 10:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,547
Posted By manitoba_mommy
Quote: Originally Posted by trini teachers...

Quote:
Originally Posted by trini
teachers can learn and subsequently teach concepts

It is funny. That is almost exactly what I tell people who question my qualifications to teach certain...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-12-2006, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,182
Posted By manitoba_mommy
If you can not move you are going to have to...

If you can not move you are going to have to leave the house for most of the day. Cultivate friendships and live at the park. Anything other then that constant toxic...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2006, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By manitoba_mommy
When my eldest went to public highschool they...

When my eldest went to public highschool they just put her in with her age mates and at the level I said she could handle and then kept tabs on her progress. I think normaly they want to see a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2006, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By manitoba_mommy
Quote: Originally Posted by JERENAUD I do...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JERENAUD
I do know that homeschoolers are supposed to participate in the standardized testing (grades 3, 6 and 9) but a careful reading of the legislation does appear...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By manitoba_mommy
I think of it as almost like a science fair...

I think of it as almost like a science fair project on a small scale. We have fun finding facts, charts, printout and diagrams for it. Almost like a scrapbook centered around a topic....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2006, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By manitoba_mommy
Oh you are lucky! Alberta is a great province to...

Oh you are lucky! Alberta is a great province to homeschool in.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By manitoba_mommy
I think I saw a few there in fact. I am looking...

I think I saw a few there in fact. I am looking for The Story of the World books as well. I have the Well Trained Mind out from the library, but I would really like my own copy.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-05-2006, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By manitoba_mommy
Quote: Originally Posted by ~Jenna~ Thanks...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ~Jenna~
Thanks for the ideas. I wish we could buy new stuff for ds but we are so beyond broke it's not even funny.

Try freecycle.
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   08-06-2004, 01:04 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 3,638
Posted By manitoba_mommy
Well, first comes the baby, then the other two...

Well, first comes the baby, then the other two (youngest then oldest), then I get my own. After that DH gets up and gets his own unless there is a reason for me to feed him. When he cooks it works...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-04-2004, 07:02 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,721
Posted By manitoba_mommy
Quote: Originally Posted by 3 little birds I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3 little birds
I do agree with Raven, that the HOW one disagrees is the key. Sometimes I agree with snarky posts, but I try really hard to not post in a snarky way...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-04-2004, 03:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,721
Posted By manitoba_mommy
Wow, ok, I was wrong. I honestly thought I would...

Wow, ok, I was wrong. I honestly thought I would get blasted for what I wrote, not agreed with!

Maybe there is still some hope http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

MM
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-04-2004, 02:55 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,721
Posted By manitoba_mommy
Lauren, before everyone else jumps on this and...

Lauren, before everyone else jumps on this and tells you how rotten and judgemental you are for daring to question anyones right to post here or some other blather, let me just say I am with you....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-27-2004, 02:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,392
Posted By manitoba_mommy
You know what? With my 3 year old I don't worry...

You know what? With my 3 year old I don't worry about abducters or molesters as much as I worry about cars and and other dangers! My kids could still not even speak totaly clearly at three, and they...
Forum: Parenting   07-25-2004, 04:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,647
Posted By manitoba_mommy
Maybe the people you encountered were just too...

Maybe the people you encountered were just too polite or flabergasted to say anything.

MM
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