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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-22-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
And I will add this specifically so you don't...

And I will add this specifically so you don't miss it. (http://www.ednews.org/articles/one-step-ahead-of-the-train-wreck.html)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-22-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
Read all the comments too....

Read all the comments too. (http://kitchentablemath.blogspot.com/2009/09/everyday-math-frustration.html)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-11-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
Before I click the link, is it an apology for...

Before I click the link, is it an apology for constructivist math?
Forum: Unschooling   06-21-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
I had a thought when reading your original post....

I had a thought when reading your original post.

Perhaps her complaining and not "hearing" the advice stems from her not being in the right place to receive it. Everyone is moving along their...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-16-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
We bought the biggest snap circuit kit for my 7...

We bought the biggest snap circuit kit for my 7 & 5 yo. It certainly got a lot of use and they loved playing with it.

However, many pieces broke pretty easily. There were a couple that just...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-02-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
You are required to follow the law in the...

You are required to follow the law in the country where you take residence independent of your nationality.

Perhaps you can find someone here who is HS in Venezuela:
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-12-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
I think you are way over thinking this. Your...

I think you are way over thinking this. Your daughter is a little kid and I would recommend you saving your money and taking her outside to play as much as possible. Let her run, climb trees, learn...
Forum: Learning at School   02-23-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,204
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
Quote: Originally Posted by uccomama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by uccomama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13242602)
People choose the school because of its...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-23-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
Don't forget to do your homework ladies....

Don't forget to do your homework ladies. (http://hawaii.bbb.org/WWWRoot/Report.aspx?site=55&bbb=1076&firm=20001368)

I hope you are able to resolve this soon.
Forum: Learning at School   02-23-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,204
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
Quote: Originally Posted by uccomama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by uccomama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13241180)
have you not heard of contemplative orders...
Forum: Learning at School   02-23-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,204
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
Quote: Originally Posted by yogal...

Quote:
Originally Posted by yogal http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13239428)
closing your eyes and breathing is against your...
Forum: Learning at School   02-20-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif:
Forum: Learning at School   02-04-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
I think some kids are just naturally resistant...

I think some kids are just naturally resistant to jumping through arbitrary hoops at that age. I think they can feel that the testing and the questions are a bit contrived.

I mean, I remember...
Forum: Learning at School   01-28-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,216
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
For subtraction have him "count-on" with his...

For subtraction have him "count-on" with his fingers.

12-5 =

start at five and then with his fingers count 6,7,8,9,10,11,12
and the answer is 7.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-20-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 361
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
If it was my child I would be asking a lot of...

If it was my child I would be asking a lot of questions about what kind of curriculum they were using in the school. Are you familiar with all the types of school reform going on in the schools? Are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-27-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,947
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
I think the whole program is light but effective...

I think the whole program is light but effective for the elementary age set. We are halfway through and have covered nouns, verbs, subject, predicate and predicate nominative. I like that it covers...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-26-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,947
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
We are using Lively Latin...

We are using Lively Latin (http://www.livelylatin.com/site/index.php) and my son loves it.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-17-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
I occasionally give a reward as an incentive but...

I occasionally give a reward as an incentive but it's pretty rare. What I have found that works best is to have a consistent schedule and stick to it.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-15-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,071
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
There's also the Thorton Burgess series of...

There's also the Thorton Burgess series of animal books. They're a big hit at our house.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-15-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,071
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
You can always check ambleside online...

You can always check ambleside online (http://www.amblesideonline.org/index2.shtml) for ideas.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-02-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,327
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
Why did they post that on the internet? The...

Why did they post that on the internet?

The way the boy looked at his mom before the tears says it all doesn't it?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-30-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 983
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
When you lose someone close to you it feels...

When you lose someone close to you it feels strange that the whole world keeps going on as if nothing happened. You feel like shouting out to the whole world, "Don't you know that XXX has died?...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 786
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
Almost none. My older son did starfall a bit...

Almost none. My older son did starfall a bit when he was younger and it was really nice, but my younger son is 4 now and his personality and electronic media don't mix well.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-13-2008, 03:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
Thanks so much!!!!! I checked their...

Thanks so much!!!!!

I checked their website, but obviously I wasn't looking in the right place.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-12-2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By PumpkinSeeds
LIke this: ...

LIke this:

http://www.koksgesto.nl/popup/zoom/h...Image=KOKZ7766 (http://www.koksgesto.nl/popup/zoom/html.aspx?strImage=KOKZ7766)

but a US supplier.
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