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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2014, 10:56 AM
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Posted By katmanduzen
Hi there

Hi there, we live in vermont! A few places around here of historical interest are hildene (Lincoln family home, in Manchester vt, it is open to tours...) the bennington monument, a monument to the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-07-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By katmanduzen
Does anybody have experience/reviews of the timberdoodle curriculum packages?

Hi there, does anybody have experience they would like to share about using the timberdoodle curriculum packages? I am looking at purchasing the second grade elite, have read about it tons...but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-04-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By katmanduzen
What are you asking for them? Thanks, Lisa...

What are you asking for them? Thanks, Lisa Williams. Katmanduzen @ aol.com
Forum: Unschooling   09-26-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By katmanduzen
I agree, why would low labor costs and building...

I agree, why would low labor costs and building materials be a bad thing? As long as the cost of living there is low as well! We would love to live in a place where these things are affordable, we...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   08-21-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By katmanduzen
Hi there! I live in Manchester vt, and have an...

Hi there! I live in Manchester vt, and have an 11 month old, 4 yr, and 6 year old. My husband and I are acupuncturists here in town, and have been here about 8 years...I am not too familiar with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-17-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By katmanduzen
I have the same issue! I really really like some...

I have the same issue! I really really like some of the ideas from this blog:
http://therigneys.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/toddler-busy-bag-swap/#
Busy bags, little projects you put together, only...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-30-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By katmanduzen
Hi there, for my first grader I am planning on...

Hi there, for my first grader I am planning on using teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons, handwriting without tears, the story of the world volume 1, r.e.a.l. Science odyssey - life...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-27-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By katmanduzen
We are in vermont too, (we are homeschoolers,...

We are in vermont too, (we are homeschoolers, and my son is 6)...and they will accept in the end of the year 'portfolio' dictation s by him instead of writing. I spoke with one of the administrators...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-22-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By katmanduzen
Hello, I am wondering if anybody knows of a good...

Hello, I am wondering if anybody knows of a good kindy curriculum that is arts/creativity based, but not waldorf? I've tried enki (soooo much information to pore through, and I found, a lot of work...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-02-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By katmanduzen
Yes! I would love to connect with other area...

Yes! I would love to connect with other area homeschoolers (we are in manchester)  We just started our first year of homeschooling, K/1st grade....feel free to email me!  katmanduzen@aol.com    ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-03-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By katmanduzen
Hi there! I also just started homeschooling my 5...

Hi there! I also just started homeschooling my 5 year old this week (and have a 3 year old, and a baby due in 2 weeks!)  While we are not an actual 'farm'  we raise chickens for meat and sell eggs,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-11-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,138
Posted By katmanduzen
 I just don't think you can say "We unschool for...

 I just don't think you can say "We unschool for reading and do Waldorf for art, and do classical education for history."
 
well, my belief is...that i can say whatever i want!  its a free country...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-11-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,138
Posted By katmanduzen
interesting.  no I am not saying 'I am a...

interesting.  no I am not saying 'I am a vegetarian, but only for breakfast'...i suppose I am saying that one might be drawn to learn different 'things' in different ways, one might call it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-11-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,138
Posted By katmanduzen
has anybody tried using different 'methods'  for...

has anybody tried using different 'methods'  for the different subjects?  for example, i am intrigued by waldorf, classical, charlotte mason, and unschooling...but in different subject areas.  I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-04-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By katmanduzen
My son is 5 1/2, and we will be using Oak Meadow...

My son is 5 1/2, and we will be using Oak Meadow grade 1 (probably beginning in the summer, as we have a baby arriving in the fall...and would like to get into a groove before baby arrives)....I had...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-23-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By katmanduzen
Yes! i feel the same way...i was so intrigued by...

Yes! i feel the same way...i was so intrigued by Enki, that I purchased just their Math first grade package, just so I could see it and get a feel for it.  I have to say that I am really glad that I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-13-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By katmanduzen
Hello, just wanted to say hang in there.  I am...

Hello, just wanted to say hang in there.  I am in a similar place, we live in a semi-rural area...and i am home with my 2 little ones (and pregnant with our third).  We are planning on homeschooling...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-23-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By katmanduzen
Hi! Yes we are still planning on homeschooling,...

Hi! Yes we are still planning on homeschooling, my son is 5, so we will start a kindergarden-ish curriculum this summer/fall.  My daughter is 3, so we are mostly working on letters and numbers with...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   08-10-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By katmanduzen
Hi! Welcome to vermont!  We live in Manchester,...

Hi! Welcome to vermont!  We live in Manchester, and have a 4 year old boy and 2 year old girl....would definitely be interested in meeting some new friends.  I would describe us as earthy as well,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-12-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By katmanduzen
Hi, I just wanted to chime in....i purchased...

Hi, I just wanted to chime in....i purchased Enki math (grade 1) with the idea that it would give me an idea of how Enki 'worked' what it was about, because from the website and others reviews it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-21-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By katmanduzen
Hi, i just found a free downloadable pdf book /...

Hi, i just found a free downloadable pdf book / workbook on seed saving, gardening, plant science, ecology...im not sure what age group this is geared for, but it looks interesting!  i love finding...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   11-29-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By katmanduzen
Hi! Well I live in Manchester Vt, and while i...

Hi! Well I live in Manchester Vt, and while i love it here for many reasons.....i have yet to find other homeschooling, non-vaxing, cloth diapering families to hang with.  My little uns are 4, and...
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