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Forum: Unschooling   11-17-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 291
Posted By octobermom
my 6th grader still has serious hand writing...

my 6th grader still has serious hand writing issues from not forming letters "correctly" when younger. I have seen it cause issues over the years with many students..
Saying that though I do think...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-11-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By octobermom
If this is the same study island as used with the...

If this is the same study island as used with the V K12 programs (we did AZ for a bit) then I agree run run fast!
Actually It wasn't quite that bad but my DD disliked it a lot it just bored her to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-08-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,557
Posted By octobermom
Our basic daily Schedule First off we are a TV...

Our basic daily Schedule First off we are a TV family. We have dishes smart pack and subscriptions to netflix and hulu plus we also own a Wii and DD 12 has a 3DS.

6-7am-9am up dressed and morning...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By octobermom
For me only having 2 kids over 7 years apart...

For me only having 2 kids over 7 years apart helps :wink:
Oh and the fact my youngest goes to a preschool program including its extended lunch club 3 days a week also helps... :laugh:
For when...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By octobermom
I do agree with this as well. Which is why I dont...

I do agree with this as well. Which is why I dont just ban computer time all together and we are always exploring ways we can use her intersts in computers to further her learning. She still needs...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By octobermom
I have a 6th grader we use Kahn academy when I...

I have a 6th grader we use Kahn academy when I feel she need additional practice or help.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By octobermom
your phone your rules.. I'm not an unschooler...

your phone your rules..
I'm not an unschooler though.

My DD (11) gets 10 "tickets" each day after school and chores are done for the day she may cash in those tickets for tv or computer time 5...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By octobermom
honestly that sounds like a nightmare. Folder...

honestly that sounds like a nightmare. Folder time just sounds like "busy work" time which tends to not really teach.. How long of a time is this? Something like what an above poster linked could...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-05-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By octobermom
We started the 13th PS around here started the...

We started the 13th PS around here started the same week (11th) We do loosely follow the PS calendar because DH teaches college so he kinda falls into that schedule anyways. My youngest also goes to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-25-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By octobermom
We started on the 11th .Starting week 3 today.

We started on the 11th .Starting week 3 today.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,557
Posted By octobermom
During our school days no TV or computer/games...

During our school days no TV or computer/games etc before 3pm or after 8pm (with a few school related exceptions)
weekends or holidys 10am-8pm they have acess but I try to limit over use. Mostly...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-08-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By octobermom
I have a 11 year old 5th grader (and a...

I have a 11 year old 5th grader (and a preschooler but just formally HS the oldest currently)
 
language arts- LLATL purple books
spelling- Catholic heritage 
math - rod and staff 4th grade...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-05-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,307
Posted By octobermom
my oldest could have easily read that as a first...

my oldest could have easily read that as a first grader. My other child is 3.5 and a non reader.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-09-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By octobermom
My oldest didn't learn till 4.5 because of...

My oldest didn't learn till 4.5 because of sensory delays. she. seemed normal. otherwise
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-08-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By octobermom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lauren http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-07-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 268
Posted By octobermom
5th grader...   week 1 we read From Sea to...

5th grader...
 
week 1 we read
From Sea to Shinning Sea the story of America (Catholic) Last week we covered a brief overview covering explores such as St Brendan Lief Ericsson Madoc and Columbus...
Forum: Diapering   04-20-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By octobermom
yes you can I accidently learned this yesterday....

yes you can I accidently learned this yesterday. I guess one I had laying on the dryer somehow ended up in the washer and transfered to the dryer.. Top loading full wash cycle and full dryer cycle...
Forum: Diapering   04-20-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By octobermom
While some of my diapers have been bought and...

While some of my diapers have been bought and sold over the years other things in my stash Ive used for years. For example by beloved 100% nicky covers that I bought in 2004 and are still going...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-14-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By octobermom
Id also love to see some ideas. Like the PP we...

Id also love to see some ideas. Like the PP we are in a fairly small space 1300 square feet so most supplies kinda get mixerd into the space, but I would like somethign to organize parts of it....
Forum: Diapering   10-02-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By octobermom
 While some kids are okay with it I can never...

 While some kids are okay with it I can never reccomend putting microfiber agaisnt the skin, it is not only extremely drying but its abbrassive thats why its often used as an exfolient. I can...
Forum: Diapering   10-02-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By octobermom
for the first option I suggest the hemp under...

for the first option I suggest the hemp under the microfiber like you wrote. Microfiber tends to assorb faster so will soak the pee faster hemp holds more though so it will kinda lock the wetness...
Forum: Diapering   10-02-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By octobermom
RnG was horrible for us tried different versions...

RnG was horrible for us tried different versions uppped the amount lowered it ect but it cleans ziltch and gave my DD some horendous rashes. I prefer mainstream detergnts. I'll reccomend tide over...
Forum: Diapering   10-02-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By octobermom
apple cheecks with the BG insert and a hemp...

apple cheecks with the BG insert and a hemp booster..
motherease with cotton or hemp booset and wool cover
trifided bummi prefolds with eaither a BG insert in the middle (not exposed to skin) or...
Forum: Diapering   10-01-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By octobermom
their were pocket style diapers in existance...

their were pocket style diapers in existance before Fuzzi bunz 
Forum: Diapering   10-01-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By octobermom
DH sorry I totally forgot to anser your...

DH sorry I totally forgot to anser your question.. For the bitty stage I liked the Bummi orginal wraps in NB but I have really bitty ones once they reached around 7lbs I liked the Bummi SWW and...
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