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Forum: Site Help   06-19-2011, 08:29 PM
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By Jennifer3141
Craft, congratulations on your graduation!! I...

Craft, congratulations on your graduation!! I think you're pretty freaking awesome.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-09-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By Jennifer3141
Lake, I think what you have done as a family in...

Lake, I think what you have done as a family in raising this child is awesome. You are a good mama!!!
 
My first thought when reading was, "How could the mother do that?" But then I stopped...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-09-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,111
Posted By Jennifer3141
I've gotten so many Valentines from list three...

I've gotten so many Valentines from list three but NOTHING from list one and ours went out weeks ago. I'm wondering if list one is just totally inactive. :(
Still got time though so maybe Saturday...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-07-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Jennifer3141
Dougal Dixon also has done an entire series on...

Dougal Dixon also has done an entire series on dinosaurs. The last 2 pages of every book is the same which was a little frustrating for DS but the information was solid. We spent a couple of months...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-06-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Jennifer3141
Ah, the dinosaur obsession!!! We've been here...

Ah, the dinosaur obsession!!! We've been here for 3 years now.
 
Netflix - the BBC "Walking with Dinosaurs" was a favorite for a loooong time. There's also a sequel with an allosaurus, I believe....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-06-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,111
Posted By Jennifer3141
The mailbox is going to be full this week!!   ...

The mailbox is going to be full this week!!
 
We are almost done with list 3. They'll all be flying out tomorrow.
 
Thanks for all the work, mamas. The kids are going to have a blast. We've got...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-05-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,111
Posted By Jennifer3141
We sent all of list one out weeks ago.   ...

We sent all of list one out weeks ago.
 
List three is going out today and Monday. I ran out of stamps again. :D
 
The kids RUN to the mailbox at this point. It's so much fun!!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-04-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,046
Posted By Jennifer3141
How did your week go, Craft?   We had a...

How did your week go, Craft?
 
We had a pretty good one. Quiet. Restful. The kids got these Vtech learning laptops (with really crappy screens that make me laugh) but the "computers" are packed...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-03-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,145
Posted By Jennifer3141
We did Calvert for a year and I really think...

We did Calvert for a year and I really think you'll find it's not too much. If anything, it's a little light on academics. It LOOKS like a lot when the boxes come but it's really, really basic.
 ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-03-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By Jennifer3141
You're going to love Minimus, Filly! :)

You're going to love Minimus, Filly! :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-01-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By Jennifer3141
We do SSL here. Next year, we're moving on to...

We do SSL here. Next year, we're moving on to Minimus. :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-30-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,046
Posted By Jennifer3141
Mmmm. this is EXACTLY why we left Calvert for a...

Mmmm. this is EXACTLY why we left Calvert for a classical education too. It just didn't challenge my kids at all. there are a ton of fabulous math curriculums out there and you can always purchase...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-24-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jennifer3141
 I love literary discussions like this!! ...



I love literary discussions like this!!
 
My kids love Jack and I think in large part because anti-heroes are easy for children to relate to. My kids want to be "good." They desperately do....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jennifer3141
I think what Aimee means is that there is an...

I think what Aimee means is that there is an awful lot of "junk" literature right now. We read at least 100 books a week, many form our local library system and I have a generous Amazon budget so we...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jennifer3141
Aimee, I totally agree with you on going waaay...

Aimee, I totally agree with you on going waaay back to some of the REALLY old classics.
 
One of the best things we are going to take from this year is a study of fairy tales and their cultural...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,046
Posted By Jennifer3141
Craft, I am so proud of you and imagine what...

Craft, I am so proud of you and imagine what your kids are seeing through you - true education NEVER ends!!! How awesome!!
And what REAL are you doing? :D
 
Crunchy, I'm with you. I have a ton of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jennifer3141
I think they are an incredibly important...

I think they are an incredibly important foundation for children.
Forum: Spirituality   01-19-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,911
Posted By Jennifer3141
When I die, I am so going to the magical land of...

When I die, I am so going to the magical land of woodchucks. :D
 
Jen
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,046
Posted By Jennifer3141
Aimee, I hope if this your grandfather's time...

Aimee, I hope if this your grandfather's time that he has a goood passing surrounded by everyone who ever loved him and that your family finds peace in it.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-18-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,046
Posted By Jennifer3141
Good morning, everyone!   We had an almost...

Good morning, everyone!
 
We had an almost great day at school yesterday. We got  a lot done but I had to yell about the math. For some reason, my kids think math is just plain hard. And it's not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,046
Posted By Jennifer3141
We've all gotten so quiet after the holidays....

We've all gotten so quiet after the holidays. Everyone ok?
Half of you have new babies so I guess that's expected. :)
 
Tomorrow we return to our weekly science and history day. I'm really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-08-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,046
Posted By Jennifer3141
We managed to get some work done today.   ...

We managed to get some work done today.
 
Now I'm photocpying this awesome book for history that the library is going to make me return. :(
But it's so cool and there are no copies in the world...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-08-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,046
Posted By Jennifer3141
Good afternoon!   I have no idea if this...

Good afternoon!
 
I have no idea if this post will go through or not. MDC is giving my computer FITS.
 
We're still here and i try to read you all everyday.
 
I'm recovering from a terrible...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Jennifer3141
We're classical based so we're structured but we...

We're classical based so we're structured but we definitely have periods of relaxation. :)
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