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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-01-2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Ryan
Moms222 I have used oak meadow loosely, off...

Moms222

I have used oak meadow loosely, off and on for several years. I found that if you have a precocious child it's best to use their curriculum one year ahead. B/c my dd was already reading...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-03-2005, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By Ryan
We use SOW by listening to it on CD in the car....

We use SOW by listening to it on CD in the car. It is great when we have long car rides going from one activity to another. I used volume I when my dd was 6 and my ds was 3. My dd liked doing the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-03-2005, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Ryan
I've been using OM for 3 yrs. We took last year...

I've been using OM for 3 yrs. We took last year off from it but are using it again this year. I used the K for my preschooler and am now using the 2nd grade with him for 1st grade. I used the 2nd...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-29-2005, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By Ryan
Shannon When Ike was O's age we got him two...

Shannon

When Ike was O's age we got him two sets of zoobs. He just loved them and still plays with them now, though not as much as he did back then. Next time you are over I'll pull them out and...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-24-2004, 01:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,065
Posted By Ryan
Hi all. I just joined WW about a week ago. Had...

Hi all. I just joined WW about a week ago. Had my first post-joining WI yesterday. I'm doing online-only since there are no meetings near me that allow me to bring my kids, who I homeschool. I did...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-19-2003, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Ryan
My 7 yo dd is extremely social and getting more...

My 7 yo dd is extremely social and getting more so all the time. She joined a whole host of activities but was still wanting more "social time" with friends that she has met within these activities....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2003, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By Ryan
I think every child is different. I read to my...

I think every child is different. I read to my kids constantly and have since the minute (and I really mean minute) they were born. My oldest was always interested in words, writing, and reading,...
Forum: Unschooling   05-06-2003, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By Ryan
I went through the same questions when deciding...

I went through the same questions when deciding about swim lessons. Some days my dd would say she would want them and other days she had no desire. I didn't want to push. Oddly enough, last year we...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-24-2002, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By Ryan
I would agree with Vanna's Mom. I structure our...

I would agree with Vanna's Mom. I structure our "reading lessons" around the examples in Thogmartin's book. We have been using the Dr Seuss books quite a bit actually. I let my dd pick from the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-24-2002, 06:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,051
Posted By Ryan
We are using the OM Second Grade curriculum with...

We are using the OM Second Grade curriculum with my Kindergartner/First Grader. She loves it and we have been pretty happy. We do supplement with Miquon Math, which she really enjoys. We went very...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-07-2002, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By Ryan
We have been using Miquon for the end of "K" and...

We have been using Miquon for the end of "K" and will continue to use it for "1st grade." I would suggest getting the orange and red workbook. It didn't take us very long to go through much of the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-22-2002, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By Ryan
Berlitz has Berlitz Jr. for kids. We have the...

Berlitz has Berlitz Jr. for kids. We have the french one and I have also seen Spanish and German. It comes with a story book and cassette or cd. There are songs too. We also have a Jumpstart Spanish...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-22-2002, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By Ryan
I'd be willing to participate too, if you don't...

I'd be willing to participate too, if you don't mind that my children are young (3 and almost 6).
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-15-2002, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By Ryan
I agree with alexander. I haven't...

I agree with alexander.


I haven't actually read enough about where waldorf came up with this indicator to be able to comment much on it. I only knew it was waldorf b/c I had a neighbor who was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-14-2002, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By Ryan
APmomto1 It's waldorf that uses the "tooth...

APmomto1

It's waldorf that uses the "tooth rule" when it comes to reading. Montessori and Waldorf both believe in waiting until the child is ready but waldorf talks specifically about using a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-14-2002, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 596
Posted By Ryan
Just thought I'd give a quick update. Two weeks...

Just thought I'd give a quick update. Two weeks ago my dd decided it was her mission to finish "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons." Although I bought the book to use it to help with her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-05-2002, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By Ryan
Funny, we just had this discussion on one of the...

Funny, we just had this discussion on one of the homeschooling e-lists I subscribe to and I was surprised to see how many homeschooling parents do work part-time. Some of the jobs people mentioned...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-05-2002, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,161
Posted By Ryan
"Best way to teach a child to read is to READ to...

"Best way to teach a child to read is to READ to them. "


I second that, Vanna's Mom.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-28-2002, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By Ryan
I have learned not to educate them unless I can...

I have learned not to educate them unless I can really tell that they are interested. I know I don't like people trying to "educate" me about the importance of going to ps so I try not to make that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-28-2002, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By Ryan
I get this question a lot from doctorsand their...

I get this question a lot from doctorsand their office staff. Usually they are general and I have no problem saying, " we are happy homeschooling," or "it's working for us right now." I can usually...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-24-2002, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,226
Posted By Ryan
I totally forgot about Jim Weiss. We have...

I totally forgot about Jim Weiss. We have several of his CDs. He is a wonderful storyteller and makes our 5-hr car rides to my mom's much more enjoyable. Here is the link to his audio stories...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-23-2002, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,226
Posted By Ryan
My dd is very into fairytales and has always...

My dd is very into fairytales and has always been. I typically go to the fairy tale section of the library which has tales from all over the world. I like those best. We also use stories on greek...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2002, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By Ryan
Mamax3, I looked at the site and the felt board...

Mamax3, I looked at the site and the felt board I described above must have come from one of their consultants b/c I recognized its description. It is the castle tales with audio tape one. Wow....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2002, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By Ryan
Linda, thanks. Sounds easy enough. lee64,...

Linda, thanks. Sounds easy enough.

lee64, my dd's felt board is one of those fancy ones that my mom got at a craft show. The background is a huge castle with several levels and an outdoor scene....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-18-2002, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Ryan
IMO if he decides he is interested in a field...

IMO if he decides he is interested in a field that requires math he will do what it takes to learn the math he needs. When it seems worthwile and useful to him he will do it. I have heard of many...
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