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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-06-2015, 04:18 PM
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We use Oak Meadow. We used it for K and are using...

We use Oak Meadow. We used it for K and are using it for 1st. I plan on using it next year too. OM is very gentle in the early years. It is Waldorf inspired, especially in k-3. The k curic is mostly...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-30-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,859
Posted By spicymustard
We are enjoying oak meadow. Used it for...

We are enjoying oak meadow. Used it for Kindergarten and are mostly through first now. Its a sweet curriculum.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-22-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By spicymustard
My kindergartner isn't getting the whole...

My kindergartner isn't getting the whole blending thing either. We are using oak meadow though which dosent even have that in the curriculum yet. This is from trying to do some easy readers with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-25-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By spicymustard
I was a teacher. Worked in public education for...

I was a teacher. Worked in public education for 12 years. I don't like how they teach to the test and hinder creativity. I don't think my daughter would do well sitting for hours on end. The methods...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-29-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By spicymustard
Day one here too. We have a king so pleanty of...

Day one here too. We have a king so pleanty of space and when they are newborns I tend to keep my arm around them anyways.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-29-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,044
Posted By spicymustard
All three are in our room. My almost 6 year old...

All three are in our room. My almost 6 year old is in her own twin at the foot of our bed. She doesn't like being alone. The arrangement works great for us and we all sleep well as long as we have a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-24-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By spicymustard
He sounds fine to me. I mean my daughter at four...

He sounds fine to me. I mean my daughter at four would pretend to "write" and it would basically be scribbles. Eventually on her own she would ask to spell real words after she turned 5. There is...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-23-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,522
Posted By spicymustard
I quit my job after my third baby. I taught for...

I quit my job after my third baby. I taught for 9 years and was an aide before that. I don't feel I gave up anything though. We don't make as much money as we did before but we are happy.
Forum: California, Nevada   11-23-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By spicymustard
McKinley in Colton? I'm in banning and grew...

McKinley in Colton?

I'm in banning and grew up in riverside. My mom teaches at McKinley in Colton is why I'm asking.

I have three kids ages 5, 2, and 9 months. I'm homeschooling.
Forum: Unschooling   11-23-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By spicymustard
My kids are young. Oldest is 5 and youngest is 9...

My kids are young. Oldest is 5 and youngest is 9 months. Right now we try to get out every morning which includes grocery shopping, park homeschool day, storytime at the library, or just a nature...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-23-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,924
Posted By spicymustard
I'm a former public school teacher and it seems...

I'm a former public school teacher and it seems they are taking creativity away from the students, forcing then into a one way mode of learning, and I could not stand teaching to the test. I teach...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-20-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,247
Posted By spicymustard
Followed the directions. I'm using Oak Meadow to...

Followed the directions. I'm using Oak Meadow to homeschool my kindergartener. :)
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