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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-18-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Shelsi
Oh that stinks!  We took advantage of the HS...

Oh that stinks!  We took advantage of the HS discount a few years ago which they also let us combine with coupons so it was crazy dirt cheap for us to go there.  Have you posted on the California...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 592
Posted By Shelsi
I pick and choose for different subjects however...

I pick and choose for different subjects however much of my music, geography, and history follows the BCP (Baltimore Curriculum Project) which are free lesson plans online that follow the Core...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,486
Posted By Shelsi
I sent dd to preschool last year when she was 4...

I sent dd to preschool last year when she was 4 yrs old, not for academics, but for her to get some time away from ds and I.  Since ds is homeschooled dd has always been with us.  I felt like she...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-08-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By Shelsi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mere http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1359474/beast-academy-math-materials#post_17069216)

Those are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-08-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By Shelsi
I think if you do it independently (and...

I think if you do it independently (and therefore it's not free and you don't get all the free extras) you can totally make it work but it's still really dry. 
 
I used it last year for ds's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-06-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,304
Posted By Shelsi
Dd just turned 5 a few weeks ago and we'll be...

Dd just turned 5 a few weeks ago and we'll be doing kindy this year. 
 
We're using The Writing Road to Reading mixed with The Logic of English materials for reading.  The Logic of English Cursive...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   08-04-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By Shelsi
Just looking for info, fun things to do,...

Just looking for info, fun things to do, activities for the kids, where to find things like gymnastics for my 5 yr old and martial arts for my 8 yr old, possibly dance for my 8 yr old as well (he...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-04-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By Shelsi
I think I'm a bit different in that I don't...

I think I'm a bit different in that I don't think HSing is better than public/private school.  I think it depends on the child and/or the school system. 
 
I never planned on HSing.  My ds went to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-04-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By Shelsi
We're using Beast Academy this year as a...

We're using Beast Academy this year as a supplement to MUS.  Ds is starting the MUS Delta level but since MUS is mastery there are many concepts he hasn't been introduced to yet so we're starting...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-10-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By Shelsi
I would let her have the summer off.  She's just...

I would let her have the summer off.  She's just been in public school all year and I'm sure she could use a break.  I think maybe you both need some time off and some unschooling  :) 
 
I pulled...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-10-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,650
Posted By Shelsi
We started with Real Science 4 Kids which is in...

We started with Real Science 4 Kids which is in theory secular so I've read but I've also read that the author is one of the biggest defenders of intelligent design.  Anyways I had read that the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-28-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Shelsi
Yes I think I'm beginning to open up to the idea...

Yes I think I'm beginning to open up to the idea of piecing something together.  I just need to be more organized!  I'm already feeling overwhelmed at the idea of HSing 2 kids next year.  Dd has a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-27-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Shelsi
I have been surfing the web for hours and now...

I have been surfing the web for hours and now I'm just confused.  Dd is going to start kindy next year.  This year she went to preschool where they used Abeka but I don't plan on keeping up with...
Forum: Pets   04-30-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Shelsi
I haven't been around here in a few years but...

I haven't been around here in a few years but there used to be an amazing sticky in the old forum about dog food choices.  Does that exist anymore?
 
In a nutshell our dog when we first got her 7...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-09-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By Shelsi
A dear friend of mine who lives in Chicago is...

A dear friend of mine who lives in Chicago is having a hard time finding a provider.  She's still in her first trimester but she's already decided she'd like a NCB.  She saw an OB once and didn't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-28-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,890
Posted By Shelsi
Ds was taught d'nealian when he went to public...

Ds was taught d'nealian when he went to public kindy for the first part of last year so that's what we've stuck with.  I got a d'nealian workbook from Amazon that we work on every day and I have him...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-25-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Shelsi
I'm sending dd to pre-k next year, she's all...

I'm sending dd to pre-k next year, she's all excited about it, and I totally forgot about the vaccine issue because ds went to a private preschool with no issues (in a much more open minded area),...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-04-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By Shelsi
Ds (6, 1st grade) began his first lesson on...

Ds (6, 1st grade) began his first lesson on adding double digits.  We use MUS, he's on lesson 5 I think in Beta.
 
We also played some yahtzee  :)
Forum: Utah, Arizona   11-16-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Shelsi
It's been about 3 yrs for me but it was...

It's been about 3 yrs for me but it was surprisingly easy.  We were military at the time so that probably helped as well.  We made sure to have it done within 7 days of the birth.  Dh is the one who...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-16-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,984
Posted By Shelsi
I know my story is a million years old...ok, 3...

I know my story is a million years old...ok, 3 yrs old..and I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post the link but I sent in my story awhile ago to Babycenter and they actually posted it on their site! ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-05-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By Shelsi
I'm going to bump this so hopefully Aimee will...

I'm going to bump this so hopefully Aimee will remember and come back with links! I was looking for a free one today and couldn't find anything.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-05-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 148
Posted By Shelsi
I've been trying to order ds's new stuff all day...

I've been trying to order ds's new stuff all day and the website is not letting me. It's really frustrating. Basically I put it in the cart, I go to check out, it asks me to log in, I log in, it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-02-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By Shelsi
Wow, awesome, thank you! Did you buy it? Do you...

Wow, awesome, thank you! Did you buy it? Do you like it?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-31-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Shelsi
Awesome, thanks! we can probably just use legos...

Awesome, thanks! we can probably just use legos or something for the clock - plus he pretty much knows the clock stuff from previous lessons.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-31-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Shelsi
For those of you who are doing it or have used...

For those of you who are doing it or have used it in the past, do you really need a 2nd set of blocks? It's listed as "suggested" materials. If we don't really need them now, at what point will we?...
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