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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,303
Posted By teastaigh
Your post, joyfulmom, and the responses made me...

Your post, joyfulmom, and the responses made me smile. I feel like I could've written them too.

My son is very much the same way. I tried and worked so hard at this homeschooling community thing...
Forum: Homeschooling   09-09-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By teastaigh
There is a yahoo group called OM_support which...

There is a yahoo group called OM_support which has lots of for sale posts.
I sell each year, in full, for about $100 every spring. I have grades 4, 5, 6, and 7, but not
what you are seeking....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By teastaigh
I'm thinking of you some more this morning ......

I'm thinking of you some more this morning ... :smile:

It's not acceptable that your daughter's friend criticizes her education. While I am still a beginner at this myself, I think it's important...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By teastaigh
Hi, We are a waldorf-inspired, attachment...

Hi,

We are a waldorf-inspired, attachment family homeschooling two teenagers. Your daughter isn't expressing any unusual social angst, and is actually, I think, at a very natural place in life of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-23-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,934
Posted By teastaigh
If you go to csa.org, you might find an organic...

If you go to csa.org, you might find an organic farm in your area that would let you and your children help on the farm in exchange for produce, eggs, etc. We did that for several years. It really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-22-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By teastaigh
Sorry for such a delay in answering! Are you...

Sorry for such a delay in answering! Are you still out there?! :smile: Both of my children are boys. They are now 17 and 13. This is my "last" year homeschooling my oldest. It's bittersweet for me,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-22-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By teastaigh
Nice! I like hearing your thoughts and thinking...

Nice! I like hearing your thoughts and thinking of what happy kiddos you have learning with all of you!
My boys are in grades 12 and 8 this year. They are 17 and 13. We've always used Oak Meadow...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,934
Posted By teastaigh
It sounds like you've got your priorities figured...

It sounds like you've got your priorities figured out and are doing a great job!
While it seems like a lot of money, in the scheme of things, I believe food is a good
thing to spend money on. What...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-20-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By teastaigh
It sounds like you are in Canada? I mention this...

It sounds like you are in Canada? I mention this as what I say then, might not apply at all.
Here, (I'm in Colorado) we put together a high school transcript and list high school classes taken...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By teastaigh
When are you starting school?

Just wondering ... public school has just begun here. It's hot out, and I'm going to pack a picnic and have family dinner at the pool tonight.

We're starting school the day after Labor Day --...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-18-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,210
Posted By teastaigh
For us, each child is unique, and I have always...

For us, each child is unique, and I have always encouraged friendships to be ageless. My children have lunch dates with senior citizens, play with tots, and have coffee with homeless people in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By teastaigh
Many formal studies have been done regarding...

Many formal studies have been done regarding children homeschooling in situations similar to what you've described. The essential summary is: given an environment of joy in learning, your children...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By teastaigh
Smile My youngest and I just finished Seventh Grade...

My youngest and I just finished Seventh Grade this week.

We loved Oak Meadow this year. I don't use their math -- we used Saxon Algebra I, which I got cheaply on Amazon.

We used "Workbook in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By teastaigh
Rainbow Resources is one of the longest running...

Rainbow Resources is one of the longest running ones, and I still like them.

I order a lot from Oak Meadow and Chinaberry too. For math, I get the best prices from Amazon.

peace,
teastaigh
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,599
Posted By teastaigh
I read this article. What a cool family. I like...

I read this article. What a cool family. I like that all the kids are their own people and seem to be finding their special gifts.

Personally, their approach isn't for me. I have a super-smart...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-03-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By teastaigh
I think nipping this in the bud, as you mentioned...

I think nipping this in the bud, as you mentioned in your original post, is an excellent idea.

I have two teens -- ages 13 and 17. Sometimes, they don't realize how they come across. Sometimes, I...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   05-30-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By teastaigh
I have friends who are parents, children, and...

I have friends who are parents, children, and teachers at Mountain Sage. It's a lovely school. I'm impressed with how wholesome and Waldorfy they've been able to make a public school. The parents...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   05-30-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By teastaigh
Thank you for the recommendation! Their...

Thank you for the recommendation! Their photography is beautiful, but way out of my price range. I think they'd be wonderful for something corporate or swanky.

I found Lynette Seelmeyer of Picture...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   05-30-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,019
Posted By teastaigh
I've been in Northern Colorado for 25 years now...

I've been in Northern Colorado for 25 years now -- and I think it's very family friendly. Both Loveland and Fort Collins have their charms, and I've lived in both. Fort Collins now has 140,000 people...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   05-30-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By teastaigh
Mountain Sage is a Waldorf-inspired charter...

Mountain Sage is a Waldorf-inspired charter school in Fort Collins which has just completed its first year. I know a few teachers and a few parents and am impressed and happy with what I hear. My own...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-28-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By teastaigh
Most people who are interested in homeschooling...

Most people who are interested in homeschooling and try it out find that they like it and are well suited to this lifestyle.
 
If you enjoy spending time with your children (which is not the same...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By teastaigh
Yes, I know many homeschooling, employed single...

Yes, I know many homeschooling, employed single moms. In general, people who have a heart for homeschooling and try it, do find that they are successful. Personally, after many years and different...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-07-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By teastaigh
My seventh-grade son and I are using Oak Meadow....

My seventh-grade son and I are using Oak Meadow. We love this approach. The grammar and spelling, etc. are not rote work and worksheets. Most of the writing assignments we do are about our history...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-30-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By teastaigh
The actual book itself has a one-description...

The actual book itself has a one-description that I think would be worth reading if you are interested in a summary. The book costs 50 cents or so, is plentiful in libraries, and is available free...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By teastaigh
We've got "It's Amazing" and a couple of other...

We've got "It's Amazing" and a couple of other books. The Kingfisher book on Anatomy for little kids actually covered the topic -- much to my surprise! -- quite well for my kids when they were in...
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