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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
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I am the only person that homeschools in my...

I am the only person that homeschools in my family. They were hesitant the first year, and still have lots of questions, but in the end, they are supporting and if not, they keep their mouths...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-25-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By my3legacies
I am teaching cursive this year, and still think...

I am teaching cursive this year, and still think its important. I have to read and write cursive all the time as a nurse. Doctors write all their orders and notes in cursive at my work. Plus, it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-24-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By my3legacies
We also use lifeprint.com for ASL, and we love it!

We also use lifeprint.com for ASL, and we love it!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-21-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By my3legacies
I took pics of my kids at the zoo this year, with...

I took pics of my kids at the zoo this year, with trees in the background. They turned out cute.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-16-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By my3legacies
I used to think I could never homeschool too. I...

I used to think I could never homeschool too. I work 45 hrs a week outside the home and had a newborn when we started 2 yrs ago. So now I have a toddler that gets into EVERYTHING and wants my...
Forum: Unschooling   06-09-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,458
Posted By my3legacies
What are your plans for this coming school year?

We will begin our new school year on June 30th. I will have 8th and 10th graders.

This is our curriculum for this coming year:


Language arts/spelling/grammar: Total Language Plus

Daily...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-27-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By my3legacies
My son begged me for a year to homeschool him....

My son begged me for a year to homeschool him. He was a 7th grader at the time and bringing home 4-6 hrs of homework a night!!! And getting poor grades cause he just couldn't keep up. I just knew...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-26-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By my3legacies
I don't think we would do anything differently....

I don't think we would do anything differently. It was a really great trip. The boys loved learning about the colonial times the best. The funniest thing that we learned was that people used to rent...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-24-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By my3legacies
We took our 7th and 9th graders to New York and...

We took our 7th and 9th graders to New York and saw Ground zero and did an 8 hr tour around the city, with a 90 min ferry trip around Liberty island, and the Hudson.  Plus, we also saw the Lion King...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,135
Posted By my3legacies
I love that song. Its cute and fun. And yes, my...

I love that song. Its cute and fun. And yes, my kids all know that song and many other old kid songs. We sing ring around the rosy too - about the black plague. Its just fun.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,135
Posted By my3legacies
I dont see any problems with play cowboys and...

I dont see any problems with play cowboys and indians. Its a way to explore and learn for kids. Its also a part of American history, just as being a slave. Not all indians were bad, but many did...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-21-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,135
Posted By my3legacies
We actually just went to a museum about the...

We actually just went to a museum about the first settlers of America. They talked a lot about the Powhatan indians. The tour guide must have said the word "Indian" 30 times. Sometimes she put...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,135
Posted By my3legacies
I grew up playing cowboys and Indians. It was a...

I grew up playing cowboys and Indians. It was a lot of fun.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-18-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By my3legacies
That's an awesome idea!!!

That's an awesome idea!!!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-16-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By my3legacies
During the summers, I make my kids read age...

During the summers, I make my kids read age appropriate books for 30 min and then the next 15-30 min, they can read whatever they want.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-10-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By my3legacies
Do your kids ever tell you that they didn't have...

Do your kids ever tell you that they didn't have time to finish an assignment that you gave them weeks to finish?  The boys tried using that line this morning as to why they aren't done with two...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-04-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By my3legacies
and if so, do you give grades for everything, or...

and if so, do you give grades for everything, or just certain things?  Do you issue report cards?  Do you give rewards for good grades?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-05-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By my3legacies
We use teaching textbooks for math, total...

We use teaching textbooks for math, total language plus and silent reading for language arts, rosetta stone for german, apologia for science, plus we put together our own curriculum for typing,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-02-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By my3legacies
Homeschooling is one of the best decisions that...

Homeschooling is one of the best decisions that we have ever made. Only wish we had started earlier. My kids were in 5th and 7th grades when we started. So I am now in that high school mode....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-21-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By my3legacies
I home school two teens, have a toddler, work...

I home school two teens, have a toddler, work outside the home 50-60 hrs per week, AND I have depression and anxiety and suffered severe PPD that I am just not getting over with, plus my best friend...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By my3legacies
I work 45-60 hrs per week outside of the...

I work 45-60 hrs per week outside of the home-graveyard, and homeschool my 7th and 9th grader, and chase after a toddler. In my spare time, I do the housework. Lol. Luckily, my husband is a stay at...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By my3legacies
We used to take vacations during the school year...

We used to take vacations during the school year and received several truancy notices, despite the fact that we took all of their work with us and it was completely done upon return. One year, we...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-26-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By my3legacies
I work 45-60 hrs per week out of the home. I...

I work 45-60 hrs per week out of the home. I work graveyard, and homeschool from 9-3. Then I go to bed and my husband takes over watching the kids. Its like working two full time jobs. Its not easy...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-12-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By my3legacies
We didn't lose much either. We gained a lot. My...

We didn't lose much either. We gained a lot. My kids get one on one attention, can work at their own pace, and we have tons of family time! We actually have time to sit down at the dinner table and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-29-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By my3legacies
My son is 13 yrs old and has been in speech...

My son is 13 yrs old and has been in speech since age 20 months. At first, he received speech services at our house, through the county. When he was three, he received services at his preschool....
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