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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-09-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By Meli65
Re: Christmas, I had a true-believing...

Re: Christmas, I had a true-believing 10-year-old (until yesterday! gulp) and he was in public school until this year. I was shocked myself.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-09-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By Meli65
Yeah, thanks!   He's not so much a reluctant...

Yeah, thanks!
 
He's not so much a reluctant reader, but has trouble sustaining interest when he is the one doing the reading. He likes comic books and magazines a lot. He likes listening to Harry...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-09-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By Meli65
Though I've been long interested in hs-ing, I...

Though I've been long interested in hs-ing, I wound up sending ds1 to public school until this year (4th grade) as he was having a lot of trouble paying attention in class and actually learning...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-06-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,188
Posted By Meli65
Did any of you see this story about K12 in the...

Did any of you see this story about K12 in the paper or online?
 
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/03/opinion/virtually-educated.html?_r=2
 
 
I do think she is misinformed about kids being left...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,188
Posted By Meli65
I am enjoying the curriculum that comes with K12...

I am enjoying the curriculum that comes with K12 but still feel like the schedule is too rigorous, at least for us. Ds just started ADD medication this week and although the difference isn't huge,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-25-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,188
Posted By Meli65
We are really falling behind. It's our first...

We are really falling behind. It's our first year with OHVA and my ds is in fourth grade and was diagnosed with AD/HD this summer. Some days (like today) are great -- most are not. His reading is so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,188
Posted By Meli65
I know what you mean -- I was just telling...

I know what you mean -- I was just telling someone tonight that I was glad I wasn't homeschooling for the "learning to read" portion of childhood. It seems very tedious! Ds is in fourth grade and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,188
Posted By Meli65
I posted on my K12 Facebook group about that...

I posted on my K12 Facebook group about that problem -- I was pulling my hair out trying to get the darn thing hooked up with a wire. Anyway, you can buy these plug-in things that will hook you into...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-03-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By Meli65
Haven't been on MDC in a long while but it never...

Haven't been on MDC in a long while but it never fails to provide tons of support and great advice!
 
Briefly, we had ds tested and subsequently diagnosed with AD/HD this summer (a surprise to no...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-03-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,188
Posted By Meli65
Oooh, so much great advice, thank you! I am...

Oooh, so much great advice, thank you! I am seriously going to print this out and put it in my homeschooling folder.
 
I also joined the local OHVA Yahoo group and am getting some great advice...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-02-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,188
Posted By Meli65
Kind of frustrated with ds. The whole reason...

Kind of frustrated with ds. The whole reason we're doing this is because of his distractability and problems with focus but it is taking him FOREVER to get things done, and this is with me sitting...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-29-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,188
Posted By Meli65
I'm in a similar situation -- I didn't register...

I'm in a similar situation -- I didn't register until last week and am still waiting for all the "stuff" to get here. Little brother starts school tomorrow so I was hoping to start OHVA tomorrow,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,188
Posted By Meli65
Please count me in on the new thread! I've just...

Please count me in on the new thread! I've just enrolled my older son in OHVA. He was doing okay in a full-time gifted program at our public school but once he was officially diagnosed with AD/HD...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By Meli65
I am happy to see this thread. I am hs-ing my...

I am happy to see this thread. I am hs-ing my older son this year for the first time (he's 9) and, to the horror of my other hs-ing friends, am using the state K12 program. He was just officially...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-06-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,718
Posted By Meli65
I continue to gain insight from this thread and...

I continue to gain insight from this thread and thank you all for your thoughts.

Just to be clear, ds IS a very active child and always has been. He has been a challenge to us, and more or less...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-02-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,718
Posted By Meli65
Quote: Originally Posted by joensally...

Quote:
Originally Posted by joensally http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15133632)
I'm still not clear on what the teacher...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-26-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,718
Posted By Meli65
It's been very instructive for me to "unpack" my...

It's been very instructive for me to "unpack" my concerns about this, especially with your input. To be clear:

I don't think I would be concerned or feeling resistant about any other kind of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-26-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,718
Posted By Meli65
I asked a friend who is a former teacher and...

I asked a friend who is a former teacher and current School Board member and she immediately said not to do it and to pursue the issue with our pediatrician first. Dh feels the same way. I need to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-25-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,718
Posted By Meli65
DS, age 8, is in second grade and in the second...

DS, age 8, is in second grade and in the second year of a full-time gifted program at our local public school. So far he's been doing very well. He's always been a very active, fidgety,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,501
Posted By Meli65
For the most part -- kids are 4 and 8. Once in a...

For the most part -- kids are 4 and 8. Once in a while for a treat they can have a "picnic" in the living room in front of the TV ... but it is definitely a treat. They also eat snacks at the table;...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-14-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By Meli65
DS is in second grade in a full-time public...

DS is in second grade in a full-time public school gifted program -- we are thrilled with it so far (it started last year).

He is a high-energy, very extroverted social kid -- has a hard time...
Forum: Allergies   02-13-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By Meli65
I am referencing this article: ...

I am referencing this article:

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/...jEyNDYyWj.html...
Forum: Learning at School   01-12-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,565
Posted By Meli65
This is a site that will run an online auction...

This is a site that will run an online auction in conjunction with your school's live auction -- I read about it in a magazine and want to present this to the committee running our school's...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-08-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 16,189
Posted By Meli65
86 - Christmas craft that was falling apart 87...

86 - Christmas craft that was falling apart
87 - one book out of a series that I bought at a garage sale (like, L-P in a dictionary series! What was I thinking?)
88-89 card games the kids don't...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-07-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 16,189
Posted By Meli65
76 - Silly plastic watch dh bought me (that says...

76 - Silly plastic watch dh bought me (that says "Facebook Ruined My Life" -- I love Facebook! ... and am too old for plastic watches)
77 - penguin that a necklace came in
78 - a bra that doesn't...
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