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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-26-2015, 07:58 AM
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Thanks for continuing the discussion, it has been...

Thanks for continuing the discussion, it has been most enlightening. I loved reading the back and forth. :-) We haven't had a chance to dive into the mythology yet, so I am excited to look up the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-18-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
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For my 9 year old, she practices near me. She...

For my 9 year old, she practices near me. She likes me to hear her. However, I don't sit with her. When she struggles with a piece, I have suggested that she try one line at a time. Breaking the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-23-2015, 08:10 AM
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Views: 1,050
Posted By AAK
I agree that it is too late. My daughters have...

I agree that it is too late. My daughters have late night stuff too (dance). My high schooler has one that goes until 9:30--which is tough. My 12 yr old goes until 9 on one night, but she home...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-12-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By AAK
While I wouldn't leave him along for huge lengths...

While I wouldn't leave him along for huge lengths of time, I don't mind leaving my 9 yr old for up to 2 hr during the day. Usually, if I leave her, it is less than that, but she is my youngest so it...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-20-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,355
Posted By AAK
I agree with the first person to respond. ...

I agree with the first person to respond.

Regarding books, it is easy to say to give her a book. However, not all girls want to read a preachy book about sex. In addition to a book of facts--...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-13-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 151
Posted By AAK
You said that WA might get rid of it??? Oh,...

You said that WA might get rid of it??? Oh, please, please, please!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-13-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By AAK
Wow! I am happy that the move has been good for...

Wow! I am happy that the move has been good for you. Bullies and cliques aren't fun in middle school and they aren't fun in the "real world" either. Blessings!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-07-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 539
Posted By AAK
Wow, I really can not wrap my head around the...

Wow, I really can not wrap my head around the idea of requiring bc at a certain age. My dd is 15. She didn't start her periods until she was 13.5 yr old. She would be horrified if I "put" her on...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By AAK
I second the project-based learning. However,...

I second the project-based learning. However, sometimes it is hard to motivate a child who has no interest in anything at the moment. In that case, I would see if I could find a "skills" type...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By AAK
I don't know if this works out to be "normal" or...

I don't know if this works out to be "normal" or not, but 7th graders here are expected to be able to write a standard 5 paragraph essay without help. They should be able to have an introductory...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-17-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 167
Posted By AAK
Tom Petty I didn't even really like him, but it...

Tom Petty
I didn't even really like him, but it was one of the few concerts that both my parents and my friend's parents would let us go to without an adult. :-)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-14-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By AAK
I also can't do the survey--we homeschool, so...

I also can't do the survey--we homeschool, so after school care isn't a thing for us. However, other reasons that parents might not utilize after-school care would be that the child is in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By AAK
Workbooks at that age are not needed. However,...

Workbooks at that age are not needed. However, some kids Love them. If you have those kids (one of my three loved workbooks), here are some recommendations:

Maze books from Kumon...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By AAK
I would also lean towards unschooling at that...

I would also lean towards unschooling at that age, especially if they weren't enjoying the curriculum. However, I would make sure to have things like maze books, hidden pictures, etc around for when...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-10-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By AAK
Schooled kids are there for 5-6 hours per day,...

Schooled kids are there for 5-6 hours per day, but that isn't all instructional time. I bet it tops out at 4 hours. My kids started out at the local public school; I volunteered often enough to see...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-10-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By AAK
I have 3 kids and they all homeschool. This year...

I have 3 kids and they all homeschool. This year is different for us because my oldest is taking a couple electives at the local high school and my middle child is in the middle school orchestra.
...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-02-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By AAK
I think it would be okay too since it is meant...

I think it would be okay too since it is meant for things that go in the mouth already. If I were using it, I would probably rinse the paci off before putting in baby's mouth, but otherwise, I think...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-02-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By AAK
My dd started high school this year. She is...

My dd started high school this year. She is enrolled part time with the local high school and takes a couple electives. She does her primary learning at home. She is pretty self motivated. We...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-02-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By AAK
We also have a gift exchange with my husband's...

We also have a gift exchange with my husband's work crew that is primarily joke gifts. Ours works differently than Viola's. After you open a gift, the next people in line can steal a gift that has...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-27-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 397
Posted By AAK
In this case, I would go with your son's split,...

In this case, I would go with your son's split, but with an extra stipulation. First, half goes to savings. Second, half of what remains can be spent right now, but the other half needs to be held...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-26-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By AAK
I had one of the dolls, I was a child, I played...

I had one of the dolls, I was a child, I played with mine (a lot!). My grandma sewed clothes for it. I still have it actually, and she is still in the karate outfit my grandma made for it.

Amy
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-23-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By AAK
Our fun things for spelling include: Putting...

Our fun things for spelling include:
Putting words in plastic eggs and seaching for them, when found we sort by how a particular letter sounds (for example: Does the "y" sound like a y (yellow), a...
Forum: Games   12-17-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 923
Posted By AAK
What about lyrics, lyme, lymphoma? :-) That is...

What about lyrics, lyme, lymphoma? :-) That is ok.

From erase. . .

serve
Forum: Games   12-17-2014, 08:25 AM
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Views: 71,074
Posted By AAK
shower

shower
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-14-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By AAK
My 12 year old loves the Alice books by Naylor.

My 12 year old loves the Alice books by Naylor.
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