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Forum: The Mindful Home   03-05-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,656
Posted By yllek
Bac-Out is the best thing I've ever used in my...

Bac-Out is the best thing I've ever used in my carpet washer. Stains disappear, carpet smells fresh (but not perfumed), and the product is eco-friendly. 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-29-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By yllek
Did you find it? Here's the direct link for...

Did you find it? Here's the direct link for Evernote. 
http://evernote.com/
 
I'll just say now, you are going to thank me. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif It's so much better...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-29-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By yllek
I think the type of organization system that you...

I think the type of organization system that you want is going to depend a lot on they type of homeschool mom you tend to be. If you're very curriculum-driven (which it sounds like you are not),...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-07-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By yllek
For the earliest stages of letter-sound...

For the earliest stages of letter-sound correspondence we loved Starfall.com and the Leapfrog videos. 
 
We used Phonics Pathways, but stalled because it was so dull. I eventually used it a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-06-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By yllek
Years ago, there was a blog post...

Years ago, there was a blog post (http://www.soulemama.com/soulemama/2007/11/making-books.html) about simple handmade books for kids. I love the idea of keeping lots and lots of simple, stapled...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-03-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By yllek
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by laundrycrisis http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-02-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By yllek
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbig...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif Thanks! That made my day!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-02-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,943
Posted By yllek
Try the Baltimore Curriculum Project literature...

Try the Baltimore Curriculum Project literature lessons (http://www.cstone.net/~bcp/BCPIntro2.htm), based on the Core Knowledge literature scope and sequence. Like the Sonlight booklist,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-29-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By yllek
My dh is dyslexic, and we thought for sure ds...

My dh is dyslexic, and we thought for sure ds was dyslexic, but it turns out that he has a variety of other issues that affect learning: SPD, dyspraxia, visual processing issues and expressive...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-22-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
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Views: 379
Posted By yllek
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http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif
 
Writing is hard. Teaching someone else how to write is even harder. 
 
Amy, is it possible that your daughter is simply not familiar with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-21-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
  writing
Views: 379
Posted By yllek
Amy, what are your goals for writing? If you're...

Amy, what are your goals for writing? If you're following a WTM framework, it sounds like you are on track for 3rd grade. I've listened to SWB's writing audios, and she makes a compelling argument...
Forum: Unschooling   11-15-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By yllek
I've purchased five different math programs and...

I've purchased five different math programs and countless math books for my now 6yo ds before realizing that much of the early math concepts are really much easier to teach without a formal math...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-10-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By yllek
Yay!!! My ds also has vision tracking issues. I...

Yay!!! My ds also has vision tracking issues. I completely understand how you must feel. It's HUGE! http://files.mothering.com/joy.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-07-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By yllek
If she wants to play, then I would make the...

If she wants to play, then I would make the learning-to-read process as playful as possible. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif

Ds' early reading lessons were done...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-05-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By yllek
I have Singapore 1A/B and RightStart A. Both...

I have Singapore 1A/B and RightStart A. Both rely a lot on regrouping, number bonds, and other strategies for imparting a more conceptual understanding of number and operations, not just memorizing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-30-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By yllek
I think that if I were in your shoes, I'd give...

I think that if I were in your shoes, I'd give the 3yo some special story times of his own and bring the stories out of the book as much as possible. One time, I printed images of story characters...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-19-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By yllek
Take a look at Math Mammoth and see what you...

Take a look at Math Mammoth and see what you think.

I own the whole series, and it turns out that it isn't the best fit for us. However, it sounds like the kind of thing that you are looking for....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-18-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By yllek
Starfall.com was a very low pressure, engaging,...

Starfall.com was a very low pressure, engaging, self-directed way for my kids to pick up the basics of phonics-based reading. I wasn't crazy about the screen-time, but I was happy that they loved...
Forum: Unschooling   10-09-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By yllek
Quote: Originally Posted by DharmaDisciple...

Quote:
Originally Posted by DharmaDisciple http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15930885)
My goal before was always to get them...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-09-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,345
Posted By yllek
Quote: Originally Posted by LuxPerpetua...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LuxPerpetua http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15929115)
ETA: How well does Singapore explain the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-09-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By yllek
At five, peers will begin to notice that it is...

At five, peers will begin to notice that it is difficult to understand your ds' speech. Speech therapy will not create a label for your son, but sadly, sometimes other children may start to do so.
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,345
Posted By yllek
While there are several math programs that seem...

While there are several math programs that seem to do what you are looking for (Singapore, Math Mammoth, RightStart, Miquon, Math U See), I highly recommend that you take this time, before you are...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-04-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By yllek
Ds6 has been doing aikido for about a year now....

Ds6 has been doing aikido for about a year now. We love that its framework is non-competitive and non-violent, but there is a lot of awareness of others, self-control, focus, communication, honoring...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-01-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By yllek
Quote: Originally Posted by canuckgal...

Quote:
Originally Posted by canuckgal http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15903069)
Thanks for the ideas...

I don't know if...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-28-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,155
Posted By yllek
I'm sorry to hear that you're having such a...

I'm sorry to hear that you're having such a tough week. Truly. I hope your friend finds some comfort among her loved ones. How heartbreaking.

As for your observations about educational policy and...
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