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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-13-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By BurnsideMommy
We now live in the Lincoln district and I would...

We now live in the Lincoln district and I would strongly recommend against that school!

We used to live in the Hoover district - great school! The class sizes at most public schools are large...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By BurnsideMommy
I loved the idea of the program and the DVD. It...

I loved the idea of the program and the DVD. It seemed pricey but we went for it.

We have Alpha for A and Primer for H. We also have Horizon's for A which we hadn't finished so are still using.
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-01-2008, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By BurnsideMommy
So we have Galloping the Globe, and Cantering...

So we have Galloping the Globe, and Cantering the Country and love them.

Does anyone know of something somewhat simliar for Canadian geography? Or basically just any canadian geography curriculum?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By BurnsideMommy
What are some ideas? I'm thinking of trying...

What are some ideas?

I'm thinking of trying some with our homeschool coop group, some with just another hs family or two, and some just us.

Pioneer farm
Aquarium
Forestry museum (this...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By BurnsideMommy
First grade here. How often would you do these...

First grade here. How often would you do these subjects? Many of our materials can be used one or two days a week, 2 or 4, 4 or 5 days a week (why did they leave out 3 LOL?)

Math

Science (IF...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By BurnsideMommy
I desperately need to develop a routine for...

I desperately need to develop a routine for fall. My kids thrive on a regular (ish) schedule, and things are way less chaotic for us. Which stinks to some extent cause I love the free flow of not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2008, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By BurnsideMommy
If you could send (PM) me the info, we would...

If you could send (PM) me the info, we would love to get these DVDs. Austin is HUGE on science. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-21-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,177
Posted By BurnsideMommy
Are there any co-op style preschools? Since...

Are there any co-op style preschools?

Since Austin was 7 months old I knew we wanted to homeschool. Then at age 3 he wanted to go to school too. Our local community college has a co-op preschool...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-21-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By BurnsideMommy
Yes, we have the Idea book, HOH age 2 and age 3....

Yes, we have the Idea book, HOH age 2 and age 3.

I keep meaning to buy age 4 and/or 5, but we're trying Little Hands to Heaven right now with my DS and doing a bit of Peak with Books and BFIAR.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-21-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By BurnsideMommy
I won't be selling my 2 year old HOH until next...

I won't be selling my 2 year old HOH until next summer unfortunately. My daughter will turn 3 in May (same month curriculum ends - it's Sept - May plan). So June I'll be getting rid of mine, and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By BurnsideMommy
I've had a very, very hard time finding them...

I've had a very, very hard time finding them used.

I bought one once of a mama here after spending months looking for it. She shipped it SO slowly, excuse after excuse, it took months to even get...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2008, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By BurnsideMommy
Does anyone know of some good resources to add...

Does anyone know of some good resources to add Canadian things to our studies?

I went to school in Canada, so I know things are different there than in Oregon - but I can't think of age level...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-18-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By BurnsideMommy
I had every intention of ordering all my stuff...

I had every intention of ordering all my stuff early this summer, and well, haven't. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

In fact I haven't 100% decided on what we're...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-18-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 975
Posted By BurnsideMommy
Our conference doesn't allow kids, nor does it...

Our conference doesn't allow kids, nor does it have a child care area.

I've never been able to go. For me, it means driving 1.5 hours, staying in a hotel - which is fine. But if it's on a Friday...
Forum: Gardening   08-04-2008, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By BurnsideMommy
We need some input. We have just under 6...

We need some input.

We have just under 6 acres of land. It's apparently very good soil and has produced a lot of blueberries, strawberries, and many other assorted plants (not sure what) over the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-04-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By BurnsideMommy
I don't have any helpful advice. We're kind of...

I don't have any helpful advice. We're kind of in a similar spot. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif I've heard many BTDT moms say that 2 activities is their limit per...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-14-2008, 03:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By BurnsideMommy
Taking notes....

Taking notes. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I've tried flylady, worked great with one tiny DS. Now that I have 2 crazy boys and one tiny wild woman, well not so...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-09-2008, 03:34 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,024
Posted By BurnsideMommy
I've only ever sampled grapes. Sure they're not...

I've only ever sampled grapes. Sure they're not clean - so I don't give them to the kids. The produce manager said I could one day because I asked if they had more bags of grapes since the ones...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-09-2008, 03:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 469
Posted By BurnsideMommy
Well I can't think of anything I truly *hate*,...

Well I can't think of anything I truly *hate*, because I feel so happy that DH works his rear to shreds to let us have money to buy nice (at least at some point I thought it was LOL) stuff and let...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-09-2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,000
Posted By BurnsideMommy
I hope the Hawaii jobs come through. I think...

I hope the Hawaii jobs come through. I think those would be fun (as a place to live!). And overall probably happier for the kids?

I couldn't do it. For many reasons. $100k to us would be amazing,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-22-2008, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By BurnsideMommy
Im thinking about signing up for Blockbuster (or...

Im thinking about signing up for Blockbuster (or is Netflix better?) for a little while to rent educational and fun movies.

I'm not sure what they have, but off the top of my head we'd like to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-20-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By BurnsideMommy
I'd say we drive a lot with homeschooling, but...

I'd say we drive a lot with homeschooling, but if my kids went to school it'd be a private one which is on the complete other end of town - so we're not driving more than that.

Right now we live...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-17-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By BurnsideMommy
I've heard that in BC you get $$ back or your...

I've heard that in BC you get $$ back or your homeschool materials paid for. Anyone farmiliar with this?

Now I grew up in BC birth - 17 years, but didn't know anyone who homeschooled.

I live...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-17-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 378
Posted By BurnsideMommy
I've never used it myself, but I've heard from...

I've never used it myself, but I've heard from others you really get what you pay for in this makeup sadly.

They also sell it at Target.

And - they are not changing the name of it. That's a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-16-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By BurnsideMommy
What subjects do you do for first grade? ...

What subjects do you do for first grade?

What materials do you use?

For music, we do Usborne recorder at home just us, but then we also take Kindermusik classes (other homeschool kids there!...
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