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Forum: Learning at School   11-21-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,477
Posted By sarathan
I'm a homeschooler, but my son is taking a...

I'm a homeschooler, but my son is taking a couple of outside classes... here is my vent about one particular teacher/class. I'm *this* close to pulling him out.

1. When my son missed the first...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-07-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,374
Posted By sarathan
Hmmm...I think I agree with the othes who have...

Hmmm...I think I agree with the othes who have said take him out of the class. But first, here's what I would do if I were in your shoes....I would set up practice sessions at home where you have...
Forum: Learning at School   11-06-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By sarathan
Quote: Originally Posted by lotusdebi...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lotusdebi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14635380)
We homeschool, but if we didn't, I would've...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-04-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By sarathan
Yeah, congrats!! You're gonna love it....

Yeah, congrats!! You're gonna love it. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-01-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By sarathan
I'm in WA, but I'm not familiar with CVA??

I'm in WA, but I'm not familiar with CVA??
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-28-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By sarathan
Quote: Originally Posted by sbgrace...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sbgrace http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14447372)
We loved HOD Little Hands here. It is gentle...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-26-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By sarathan
I agree with pp, I consider "homeschooling" to...

I agree with pp, I consider "homeschooling" to start at birth since kids start learning from Day 1. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif But if you're talking using...
Forum: Learning at School   09-18-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By sarathan
My kids never went to preschool, but FWIW, I...

My kids never went to preschool, but FWIW, I don't think you're overreacting at all! You said she is cold to the kids and spends a lot of time barking orders.....I would not want someone treating...
Forum: Learning at School   09-17-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,835
Posted By sarathan
I think she *way* overreacted! I can think of *a...

I think she *way* overreacted! I can think of *a lot* worse things a 4 year old could ask/say, lol. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,125
Posted By sarathan
Quote: Originally Posted by umsami...

Quote:
Originally Posted by umsami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14387665)
Here they have to be seven and in first grade...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By sarathan
Since my fairly new to homeschooling, I have no...

Since my fairly new to homeschooling, I have no read advice and all I can offer is a big http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif. I'm sorry things are hard for you right...
Forum: Learning at School   09-15-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 699
Posted By sarathan
Neither one of my boys did school of any kind...

Neither one of my boys did school of any kind when they were that age and they were/are just fine. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By sarathan
We really like cuisenaire rods.... the kids...

We really like cuisenaire rods.... the kids build all kinds of cool stuff with those. And I've heard the pattern blocks are fun too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By sarathan
We recently joined a co-op very close to our...

We recently joined a co-op very close to our house and it starts this Friday. We are very excited! My oldest ds will be taking science (which is mostly composed of fun hands-on activities) and P.E....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,980
Posted By sarathan
(1) Do you intend to homeschool through 12th...

(1) Do you intend to homeschool through 12th grade? Yes, that is my goal right now. But my kids are so young, it's so hard to say what might happen down the road.

(2) Do you expect that your...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-05-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 208
Posted By sarathan
Hahaha, I'm cracking up right now. I definitely...

Hahaha, I'm cracking up right now. I definitely call the counter the counter and the sink the sink. There is a difference! lol
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-04-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,269
Posted By sarathan
I second The Reading Lesson. I'm using it with...

I second The Reading Lesson. I'm using it with my 6-year old right now and it's going really well. It's simple and straightforward and doesn't take a lot of time. Just my style, lol! It's also...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-03-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By sarathan
I've never heard of "recording" as on the R's....

I've never heard of "recording" as on the R's. I've heard of the 4 R's though....Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Religion.

And I second the Ruth Beechick book, it's really great!...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-03-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By sarathan
Are you looking for something secular? Little...

Are you looking for something secular? Little Hands to Heaven is nice for that age. It's definitely a Christian program though, not sure if that would work for you....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-03-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By sarathan
There a few subjects we do daily.... phonics,...

There a few subjects we do daily.... phonics, math, handwriting, and social studies. Science is about once a week, although I do have a little nature reader book that I read from daily. And there...
Forum: Learning at School   08-29-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By sarathan
Those are just the cutest pics!!

Those are just the cutest pics!!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-24-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,763
Posted By sarathan
OMG, seriously?!?! Wow..... just wow. There is...

OMG, seriously?!?! Wow..... just wow. There is something wrong with your SIL because there is NO way any normal and sane person would do that....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-29-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,259
Posted By sarathan
If you were my neighbor, I could care less about...

If you were my neighbor, I could care less about the dandelions. I've got too many other things to worry about. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Parenting   05-25-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,371
Posted By sarathan
Quote: Originally Posted by Learning_Mum...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Learning_Mum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13820026)
Yeah, I did do lots of homework and...
Forum: Parenting   05-25-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,371
Posted By sarathan
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