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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-20-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Tassy
We just use rosetta stone but no one here speaks...

We just use rosetta stone but no one here speaks conversationally.  I know that is critical but I am not sure how to bridge that gap.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-19-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Tassy
On examining out homeschool journey, I feel the...

On examining out homeschool journey, I feel the one thing lacking is the kids' second language development.  My oldest is far past the age when I hoped he would be comfortable using Spanish.  We are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-17-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,254
Posted By Tassy
I only know that the kids who used it loved it...

I only know that the kids who used it loved it and that it is really fun because of the comic book look of it all.  I don't know about the content.... :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-16-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,254
Posted By Tassy
I tried Singapore and really didn't get why...

I tried Singapore and really didn't get why everyone loves it.  Granted it was 7 years ago and I on;y tried it for a young grade. I LOVE Math Mammoth and so does DH who has a math degree.  It is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-31-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Tassy
The Mercy Watson books by Kate DiCamillo are...

The Mercy Watson books by Kate DiCamillo are fantastic!!!  Last I checked there are 6  :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-06-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 207
Posted By Tassy
I highly recommend Writing with Ease for...

I highly recommend Writing with Ease for reluctant writers.  My DS struggled BIG time for years and I tried many methods (and love to write myself), and found it to be structured in an accessable...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Tassy
I love sonlight.  We have been using it for...

I love sonlight.  We have been using it for years and years for reading and SS.  WTM does have a lot of workbook type work but that works for me because of limited time.  It has all of the important...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-14-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Tassy
WTM would only have kids under 1st grade working...

WTM would only have kids under 1st grade working on reading and that is all.  I like that they wean kids into more rigorous academics.  And to that end, the curriculums they recommend are pretty...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-22-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Tassy
vegsource.com under homeschool swap as well  :) ...

vegsource.com under homeschool swap as well  :)
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-01-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Tassy
I am sure people will have a ton of great...

I am sure people will have a ton of great suggestions curriculum wise but for what it is worth, Have you had her evaluated by a behavioral optometrist?  Visual perceptual/tracking issues occur in 1...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-29-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Tassy
I Really understand.  I have twins that are...

I Really understand.  I have twins that are SOOOOOOO different.  They have basically opposite strengths.  It is hard not to think of something that isn't a strength as a 'deficiency'  (sorry for all...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-29-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Tassy
Yes let it go for now!!!!  Most likely it is...

Yes let it go for now!!!!  Most likely it is totally normal!  And even if it isn't, 5 is really little little to be worrying about writing.  As an aside, look into movment  or sensory stimulating...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Tassy
Heather, that was  a REALLY helpful post......

Heather, that was  a REALLY helpful post... thank you very much.  Our sons should hang out:)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Tassy
My son is also high functioning ASD.  I can...

My son is also high functioning ASD.  I can really relate to your "as cured as he is going to get"After a huge amount of initial improvement with diet, supplements, etc.... I am not sure there is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-28-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By Tassy
We are newly converted Classical Homeschoolers. ...

We are newly converted Classical Homeschoolers.  I started using curriculum that supported it before I even knew what it was and was REALLY happy with how it worked for DS.  I love that writing and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By Tassy
DS is 5th grade age and tonight his best friend...

DS is 5th grade age and tonight his best friend was stressing how lucky he felt that he gets to go to school and see his friends all the time.  Tonight was the first time since kindergarten began...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Tassy
I know Sonlight well and oak meadow only...

I know Sonlight well and oak meadow only generally.  It seems to me that it depends on how deeply you delve into the curriculum.  We do Sonlight history and reading and can just do the reading...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-04-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By Tassy
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-02-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By Tassy
I second the PP's comment about being sensitive...

I second the PP's comment about being sensitive to their needs.... found that a ton with DS.  I am having the opposite situation here..... Things I know worked well for him at a later age that I am...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-02-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By Tassy
I love, love, love writing with ease.  I have...

I love, love, love writing with ease.  I have that coming for her, too but wan't sure if she was too little.  First language lessons also.  Ds is using writing with wase and I wish I would have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-02-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By Tassy
I am going to start Sonlight core 1.  DS was 2nd...

I am going to start Sonlight core 1.  DS was 2nd grade when we did it but I already have it and would like to avoid buying core K.  I know she will love the read alouds.  I also just bought Math...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-02-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Tassy
DS has been using Miquon for a few years and I...

DS has been using Miquon for a few years and I LOVE it for him.  I love that it is conceptual and not a lot or repetition (which would drive him crazy)  Unfortunately it only goes for one more...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-28-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Tassy
I agree with the PP.  We talk about it as much...

I agree with the PP.  We talk about it as much as anything else that is important that they will need to know and have questions about.  We started with It's Not the Stork at around 4 or 5 and moved...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-05-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,338
Posted By Tassy
We have secularized sonlight really easily.  I...

We have secularized sonlight really easily.  I have used it for 3 years now (cores 1,2, and 3) I get annoyed occasionally that some book I have looked hard for is one we won't read but that is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-13-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By Tassy
I would love to start a group for my son (9.5)...

I would love to start a group for my son (9.5) and his friends to teach camping/hiking/survival skills and to allow for more unstructured time in the forests, rivers, and beaches around here.  My...
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