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Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-30-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By xanandali
I would actually skip the instructions about...

I would actually skip the instructions about knitting back and forth for those couple rows and make a one-row button hole. It will look cleaner & most people have slight guage differences when...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By xanandali
My husband's grandfather asked us that question...

My husband's grandfather asked us that question a couple days ago at dinner. I started to say that we keep busy, etc. but my husband butted in and said "Don't worry, we take him to the bathroom and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,001
Posted By xanandali
I think thats what it will come down to and...

I think thats what it will come down to and given that it would be next year. But it is in fact the local council AND the national office that have said the rule is different for homeschooled kids....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,001
Posted By xanandali
After the local council called to tell me not to...

After the local council called to tell me not to bring him to tonights meeting I called the main number for the national organization and was told its strictly because he's homeschooled. If he were...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,001
Posted By xanandali
I'm crying right now so if this is written...

I'm crying right now so if this is written poorly please excuse me. Just got a call that my brilliant and kind 5 year old first grader won't be allowed to join Cub Scouts of America SOLELY because...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,502
Posted By xanandali
Someone stated to a group of ladies yesterday in...

Someone stated to a group of ladies yesterday in a very matter-of-fact way as an indirect reference to us-

"I send my daughter to school for the socialization"

It stunned me so much I didn't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-01-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,913
Posted By xanandali
I've had both kids in gymnastics classes since...

I've had both kids in gymnastics classes since they were 15 & 17 months old. DD is now 2 1/2 and moving up levels to the next class w/o me, DS is 5 1/2 and has been in a kids fitness class at the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-27-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By xanandali
My DS sounds to be much like yours. Mine LOVES...

My DS sounds to be much like yours. Mine LOVES readingeggs.com I have to say that he's probably learned more with that than anything else he's done. But he's very much a visual & multisensory kid,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-27-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,913
Posted By xanandali
I'll have to go back and read all these olds...

I'll have to go back and read all these olds posts, but I think I've FINALLY found the right spot for me here too! I have a 5 1/2 DS and 2 1/2 DD. This year DS is doing mostly 1st grade level work,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-30-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By xanandali
Ok, I think my son would enjoy doing a computer...

Ok, I think my son would enjoy doing a computer based reading program since we don't plan on doing a formal reading curriculum (he's 5.) He does enjoy Starfall.com but I'd like to look at other...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-29-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By xanandali
We don't use Sonlight, but I guess my perception...

We don't use Sonlight, but I guess my perception is that it would be quite difficult to do Sonlight without the history since that appears to be at the very core of the Sonlight program and seems...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-28-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,051
Posted By xanandali
My son turned five a couple weeks ago but we've...

My son turned five a couple weeks ago but we've already being using the kindergarten level of the My Father's World curriculum as a "k4" since I had heard it was fairly easy. My son HATES...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-06-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By xanandali
We did MFW this year for K and will use it next...

We did MFW this year for K and will use it next year for 1st also, I do however add my own activities and totally understand where you're coming from for having very limited internet time to search...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-31-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By xanandali
THank you thank you! This is exactly what I was...

THank you thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for. We actually did just go ahead and make a few of our own. My son is SO multisensory driven that we've been doing all sorts of fun stuff...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-07-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By xanandali
Ok, I don't know how to properly explain what...

Ok, I don't know how to properly explain what I'm looking for as clearly I don't know what they are called because I cannot find it on google. When I was in about 1st grade we counted using dots on...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-04-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By xanandali
WOOHOO! That is such an accomplishment! Way to...

WOOHOO! That is such an accomplishment! Way to go, keep us posted on the rest of the process.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-29-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By xanandali
I've decided never to do baby stuff with 100%...

I've decided never to do baby stuff with 100% alpaca again because the little fibers get on the baby's hands an into their mouth. It is exceptionally soft though so I did a sweater and pants for my...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-27-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,714
Posted By xanandali
I keep getting sidetracked making things for...

I keep getting sidetracked making things for myself LOL.

Right now I have a pair of fingerless mittens for my SIL & a matching scarf is started, but I HATE knitting scarves so it'll be done last...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-14-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By xanandali
It took me trying about six different patterns...

It took me trying about six different patterns until I actually found one that worked for me without getting lost 5 rows in. For me it wasn't an issue of lifelines, more an issue of just getting...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-13-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 332
Posted By xanandali
You did a great job! LOVE it!!!

You did a great job! LOVE it!!!
Forum: Co-op Archive   07-29-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 5,637
Posted By xanandali
I'm sending mine now. I didn't get online...

I'm sending mine now. I didn't get online yesterday since it was Sunday and its only been a day since my total was posted (I've been checking) but thanks for the reminder...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-24-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By xanandali
Cool! Thanks for all the suggestions...

Cool! Thanks for all the suggestions http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-24-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By xanandali
I have one I did on ravelry if you are on there...

I have one I did on ravelry if you are on there take a look http://www.ravelry.com/projects/xana...sy-baby-poncho (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/xanandali/easy-baby-poncho) its just two rectangles...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-24-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By xanandali
I just CO'd a pair with it yesterday. So far so...

I just CO'd a pair with it yesterday. So far so good, definately not totally loving the crimp as I knit, but the yarn seems a good quality.

If anyone wants one PM me, I got one from my LYS, they...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-23-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By xanandali
I'm kinda broke, but of course I'm itching to...

I'm kinda broke, but of course I'm itching to start another sweater. I don't really want anything 100% arcrylic but everything else seems so expensive. So, whats your favorite budget yarn? I was...
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