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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-05-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
After your second description (that the dinosaur...

After your second description (that the dinosaur had some form), it sounds very normal to me. Drawing can be an experiential thing, I think, almost like a movie happening. So the end result looks...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-28-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
We took a long trip that overlapped with that a...

We took a long trip that overlapped with that a bit (we went New York to Louisiana and back, in a circle...off the top of my head, we saw Adventure Science Center in Nashville...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-27-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
Quote: Originally Posted by whiteisle...

Quote:
Originally Posted by whiteisle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15890242)

Is AO too UK oriented to use in the US?
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-26-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
I have the Pearson/Core Knowledge level 1 unit...

I have the Pearson/Core Knowledge level 1 unit on Three World Religions, and I give it a good review as a nice secular handling of Christianity (and Judaism and Islam.)

You can get it here...they...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-26-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
There isn't a ton recorded in the Bible of Jesus...

There isn't a ton recorded in the Bible of Jesus as a growing boy. We have the story of his birth, obviously, and a few chapters and then the 3 years he spent before his death.

My daughter a 4...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
The I See Sam readers do. I really like these,...

The I See Sam readers do. I really like these, so much, for that and other reasons. They go up to 4th grade level, and the free teaching manual for download on the site has placement tests in it, to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-13-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
Without counting them, I'll estimate that my...

Without counting them, I'll estimate that my daughter and I have been to somewhere in the neighborhood of 25-30 Children Museums/Science Museums/Discovery centers up and down the eastern side of the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-08-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
You sound a lot like me and my DD (she's a...

You sound a lot like me and my DD (she's a 9/2005 birthday.) She went to a 2.5 hour afternoon, 5-day preschool program this past year at the Y which focused on large muscle play, swimming, the gym,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-08-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
http://www.mainlesson.com/main/displ...rticle=fea...

http://www.mainlesson.com/main/displ...rticle=feature (http://www.mainlesson.com/main/displayarticle.php?article=feature)

Maybe?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-27-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
My apologies. GoogleDocs has always worked for...

My apologies. GoogleDocs has always worked for me in the past but today it failed the first then worked the second time.

If the GoogleDoc decides to work, the actual .xls file is uploaded there....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-27-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
This is my plan for my kindergartner...we also...

This is my plan for my kindergartner...we also found that "do X at Y day/time" didn't fit us, very well. I struggled/experimented a while last fall to see what was going to work for us and this is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-22-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,036
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
We are, to various degrees, dancing around the...

We are, to various degrees, dancing around the ethical debate surrounding a captive carnivorous pet eating live, tame (in this case hand-raised) prey.

This is not, IMHO, in any stretch of the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,036
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
Yeah, no. I wouldn't. Not in a million years. ...

Yeah, no. I wouldn't. Not in a million years.

The ethical issues of captive snakes and live food for them aside...it makes no sense to bring them into a classroom IMHO.

Many other good ideas...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-19-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
My DD is not quite 5, and finishing up the I See...

My DD is not quite 5, and finishing up the I See Sam readers. You can find their Scope and Sequence and also placement tests in the free downloads on the site...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-17-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,568
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
Does she have kids? If she's really an old,...

Does she have kids?

If she's really an old, close friend, you could just put it to her "you know, that kind fo thing sometimes drives HS parents cra-azy."

Since you're in the planning stages,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-10-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
My DD is 4.5-turning-5. She knows how to print,...

My DD is 4.5-turning-5. She knows how to print, but has begun doing cursive this past month with Handwriting Without Tears' cursive book.

It's gone really well.

We use the lined chalk board...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-09-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
I really love both Dr. Nebel and BFSU. I...

I really love both Dr. Nebel and BFSU.

I understand the common hesitation at the book...it is not open-and-go particularly at first glance...but I feel it is a very solid approach that is at the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-09-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,212
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
It is full-steam-ahead young earth creation...

It is full-steam-ahead young earth creation science. I think it is a very well organized, designed program if you are looking to teach science that uses religious text as scientific fact (for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-04-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 295
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
I've made Go Fish cards for famous works of art,...

I've made Go Fish cards for famous works of art, geographical landmarks, you name it. They're fun.

FWIW, we play bingo with exactly the same materials. I take one set of cards, divide them up in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-04-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
  Games
Views: 295
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
She's 4 (from your sig.)? My 4yo can play Go...

She's 4 (from your sig.)? My 4yo can play Go Fish all.day.long.

I make Go Fish cards for all kinds of things.

Print it on card stock/make two copies/cut them apart and go. "Do you have a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-01-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
Oh my gosh with the Polly Pockets!! My...

Oh my gosh with the Polly Pockets!!

My daughter is the same age. Also the Littlest Pet Shops and Playmobile figures but really, whichever toy it is has little to do with it it's just the beg beg...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-01-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
Core Knowledge has made their Scope and Sequence...

Core Knowledge has made their Scope and Sequence free for download, which I think you may find very helpful:

http://www.coreknowledge.org/mimik/m...quence_Rev.pdf...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-30-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
Quote: Originally Posted by ebethmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ebethmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15681067)

We do some reading on the couch or on a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
I so want one for DD, and I'm hoping when we...

I so want one for DD, and I'm hoping when we move we'll have the money/space.

My reason is ergonomics. When she started writing and drawing in earnest, I really felt that it would be kindest and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By WhaleinGaloshes
Quote: Originally Posted by AAK...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AAK http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15672962)
Planning on using the MCT language arts program...
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