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Forum: Learning at School   06-12-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,591
Posted By crazytownmama
He'll be 10 in May. I've already signed him up...

He'll be 10 in May. I've already signed him up for 4th grade... DH and I thought long and hard about where to put him, grade wise and we figured it would do more to his self esteem to keep him back...
Forum: Learning at School   06-10-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,591
Posted By crazytownmama
:yeah I have no frame of reference for the...

:yeah

I have no frame of reference for the school system, and I don't know how to do any of that. I get his teacher assignment before he starts school... and I'm planning to take him to school to...
Forum: Learning at School   06-10-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,591
Posted By crazytownmama
Transitions/new experiences are very hard for...

Transitions/new experiences are very hard for him. He's been doing religious ed for 3 years now. The first year, getting him in to class... getting him to STAY in his class... those were very hard...
Forum: Learning at School   06-09-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,591
Posted By crazytownmama
I don't mean to come across as adversarial, i...

I don't mean to come across as adversarial, i really don't... I am hoping for the best, but trying to prepare for the worst... and I don't want to make a decision that is going to impact him for...
Forum: Learning at School   06-09-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,591
Posted By crazytownmama
labels in school - good or bad?

I was talking to a friend who's parents are high school teachers... and she told me that once a child is labelled special needs in school that it makes getting into gifted/talented/advanced academic...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By crazytownmama
Has anyone tried this one and...

Has anyone tried this one and homeschoolwithminecraft classes?  We just did the first class last week (I didn't get to pay much attention to what they were doing...dh was overseeing), and I'm...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-11-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By crazytownmama
moominmama - I really appreciate your response. ...

moominmama - I really appreciate your response.  I have to get my mom out of my head sometimes (who is NOT a fan of homeschooling, and frequently bemoans the poor clerk who cannot make simple change...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-11-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By crazytownmama
Alright... I'm stumped.  I need a way to teach...

Alright... I'm stumped.  I need a way to teach my 8 year old math facts...  problem is that he gets super frustrated the second he can't answer a question.  Flash cards (that I hold) are boring. ...
Forum: Learning at School   03-20-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By crazytownmama
We go back next Tuesday for a more in depth test...

We go back next Tuesday for a more in depth test to figure out what his issues really are (although he's now using it as a get out of jail free card...oooh, i can't see that, i see double...
Forum: Learning at School   03-14-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By crazytownmama
Hi Moms, I hope its ok I'm posting here.  We...

Hi Moms,
I hope its ok I'm posting here.  We homeschool, but just found out my 8 year old has an eye issue (he has 20/20 vision -- we have to go back for more testing before they recommend how we...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-30-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By crazytownmama
I found the blog post I was talking about... she...

I found the blog post I was talking about... she calls it a mommy and me journal.  It's not the great name I was thinking it was... ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By crazytownmama
A long time ago, I read this great blog post...

A long time ago, I read this great blog post where a mom shared that she made these books for her kids... they were like diaries or journals and mom would write a message to kid, kid would write...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-21-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By crazytownmama
My mom broke her arm (well, the ball in her...

My mom broke her arm (well, the ball in her shoulder really) ...so, not the same thing but close.  She's been doing accupuncture with great results til last time... while she was there, her arm...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-21-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By crazytownmama
I don't know why, but I made honeyed/sugared...

I don't know why, but I made honeyed/sugared almonds with the kids...(part of an A snack...  ).  I thought I made just enough for the kids but there are a bunch left over.  They're looking at...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By crazytownmama
revolting -- can i come be part of your family? ...

revolting -- can i come be part of your family?  those all sound awesome!! (are you a bravewriter follower by chance?)  And, what is a family hootenany?
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-18-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By crazytownmama
I don't browse the threads as often as I used...

I don't browse the threads as often as I used to, but I will totally join your challenge!! :)
 
I've always tried to eat real foods (whole grains, no processed stuff, no white sugar) since having...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-16-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By crazytownmama
Growing up, mom always made pizza on saturdays...

Growing up, mom always made pizza on saturdays (still does actually).  We'd do pizza and a movie...  We'd eat in the family room while watching... (When I was older and going out with friends, we'd...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-15-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By crazytownmama
pumabearclan -- I don't think I know how to do...

pumabearclan -- I don't think I know how to do that...  I DO condemn some of their choices, and i DON'T know how to deal with it.  Grandpa drinks diet soda.  He gives them gatorade behind my back...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-13-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By crazytownmama
Anyone else feel lonely because of your food...

Anyone else feel lonely because of your food choices??
 
Up until about 8-10 years ago, I was totally and blissfully ignorantly eating the sad diet...  when ttc took awhile, I started researching...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-01-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,667
Posted By crazytownmama
Hello...  One of my new years resolutions is...

Hello... 
One of my new years resolutions is to add some yoga to my life... a LONG LONG time ago, I used to do yoga as in could follow along with a video/teacher kind of thing.  I loved it, but...
Forum: Parenting   12-31-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By crazytownmama
No advice, I have issues like these with my own...

No advice, I have issues like these with my own parents...but I will say that its a slippery slope.  Just one time leads to why not every time, etc...  If I could go back, I'd be way more hardcore...
Forum: Learning at School   12-22-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By crazytownmama
My oldest is 3rd, so no help... but, if you're...

My oldest is 3rd, so no help... but, if you're worried about fact recall I just found a great post with variations on war to help remember math facts... all you need is a few decks of cards and the...
Forum: Homeschooling   12-20-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By crazytownmama
I'm looking for Letz Farmer's Mastering...

I'm looking for Letz Farmer's Mastering Mathematics... the full set (or as close as I can come).  If anyone is finished with their copy... Thought i'd take a chance...
thanks!!
Forum: Homeschooling   12-20-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By crazytownmama
I'm looking for the full set of mastering...

I'm looking for the full set of mastering mathematics by letz farmer... or as close as I can find.  Thought I'd ask if anyone had one they are done with... 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-14-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 455
Posted By crazytownmama
Definitely bring your own.    I would NOT be...

Definitely bring your own. 
 
I would NOT be offended, and I might even remember to have something for you next time (of course, I will probably have it and forget to offer it)...  I am a terrible...
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