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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,673
Posted By cloudswinger
I'm pretty happy with the stuff we used this...

I'm pretty happy with the stuff we used this year(1st grade), so will continue with them with the 2nd grade versions. So we will have:
History - Sotw- Medieval - using Mosaic Curriculum. They don't...
Forum: Gardening   04-15-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By cloudswinger
I vote not a persimmon. They usually have big...

I vote not a persimmon. They usually have big stem caps that are hard when dried. And their seeds are usually bigger, darker and flatter.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-06-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By cloudswinger
If you don't mind video based stuff, my dd loves...

If you don't mind video based stuff, my dd loves Liberty's Kids. It covers the American Revolution from the perspective of 3 teens who are reporters. Goes pretty well into the issues involved, one...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-06-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By cloudswinger
 I am on the back half of using the Mosaic 1...


I am on the back half of using the Mosaic 1 curriculum. She actually has another possible spine - A Little History of the World to replace SOTW. The problem with her curriculum is that the map...
Forum: Gardening   03-14-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By cloudswinger
Think tropical fruits and heat tolerant veggies....

Think tropical fruits and heat tolerant veggies. Seasons are completely different for the produce you may be used to. Also depends on which island, and how far up, since there are micro climes and...
Forum: Gardening   03-14-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,228
Posted By cloudswinger
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Forum: Gardening   03-13-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By cloudswinger
This is kind of late to be starting tomatoes and...

This is kind of late to be starting tomatoes and  berries. I live in a semi-tropical(Florida) location, and tomatoes are a fall-winter crop. Most of the ones you mentioned are probably going to bolt...
Forum: Unschooling   03-04-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,037
Posted By cloudswinger
Maybe the concern is geopolitical-economically...

Maybe the concern is geopolitical-economically based, in that the perception is that technology is the foundation of the future, and since technology is based on math, by being deficient in math,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-24-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By cloudswinger
You could do what all the doctors are doing -...

You could do what all the doctors are doing - scan them and store them on your computer or CD. Everyone in the health field is going to digital now.
Forum: Vaccinations   02-23-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By cloudswinger
There are other countries that only vax Measles...

There are other countries that only vax Measles but not Mumps or Rubella, so someone must still be manufacturing and selling monovalent vaccines.
Forum: Vaccinations   02-23-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,644
Posted By cloudswinger
I was looking at the schedule for Vietnam, and...

I was looking at the schedule for Vietnam, and there are some that are not even on their schedule, like Prevnar, Hib, but then they have BCG and Typhoid added. Overall though, there are less, and...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-19-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By cloudswinger
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Forum: Parenting   02-19-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,478
Posted By cloudswinger
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,965
Posted By cloudswinger
I use some books I got from Vietnam for language...

I use some books I got from Vietnam for language and handwriting. I think the writing style is based on the French style, it's got a few more loops but overall is very nice. They still have the...
Forum: Learning at School   01-05-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By cloudswinger
It seems every county is different, so you have...

It seems every county is different, so you have to check with your local school district. I am in Palm Beach county, so the deadlines for the magnet/choice programs were in Dec, so they've already...
Forum: Unschooling   12-26-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,364
Posted By cloudswinger
Other PBS shows that are reading related are...

Other PBS shows that are reading related are WordWorld and Super Y.Those cover basic phonics. My dd learned to read probably based on those two shows, since I didn't really work with her except for...
Forum: Unschooling   11-09-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,064
Posted By cloudswinger
I didn't work with my daughter on reading, but I...

I didn't work with my daughter on reading, but I read to her a lot and let her watch shows like Word World and Super Why. She never really cared for Sesame Street. And she did Starfall for a little...
Forum: Unschooling   11-09-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By cloudswinger
There's a website for board games called...

There's a website for board games called www.boardgamegeek.com (http://www.boardgamegeek.com) that has listings of tons of games and reviews. It's broken down by categories, such as abstract,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-06-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,614
Posted By cloudswinger
I tried to start RS A last year, and found it...

I tried to start RS A last year, and found it tedious and felt it was too easy, but I set is aside and didn't do it. This year, my dd is 6, so I decided to get RS B and try again. It's been going...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-25-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,861
Posted By cloudswinger
Hi, I have a 6 yo July girl. We've been at it...

Hi, I have a 6 yo July girl. We've been at it for about 4 weeks now, I started her when her brother went back to school. Our curriculum are:

Math - RightStart B - just getting started with that....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-24-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By cloudswinger
My dd6 and I are going to Vietnam for 3 weeks in...

My dd6 and I are going to Vietnam for 3 weeks in Jan-Feb, so we're going to continue our schooling on the road. I'm keeping it simple and light, so not bringing any curriculum/books, plus I want to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-27-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By cloudswinger
If you don't mind videos, the series Liberty's...

If you don't mind videos, the series Liberty's Kids is pretty good. It covers the American Revolution, and has George Washington as he goes through being selected General, almost being declared...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-05-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,625
Posted By cloudswinger
I read that the Hep A is food/water borne, from...

I read that the Hep A is food/water borne, from unsanitary conditions, but that it goes away completely. Hep B is passed through bodily fluids, but it stays for a lifetime. So it doesn't seem like...
Forum: Unschooling   10-04-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,797
Posted By cloudswinger
Quote: Originally Posted by annakiss...

Quote:
Originally Posted by annakiss http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14310438)
I'm starting to really think that the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-02-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,253
Posted By cloudswinger
Quote: Originally Posted by pigpokey...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pigpokey http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14317037)
Has anyone seen a list of such words on the...
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