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Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   07-04-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By SagMom
Yes! Cecil!

Yes! Cecil!
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-27-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By SagMom
Hi All--I'm a long-time MDC member but haven't...

Hi All--I'm a long-time MDC member but haven't been around for ages...planning a move in the future to north-eastern MD and will be looking for a non-vax friendly ped for my son. Any...
Forum: Unschooling   08-11-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By SagMom
My dd is 16 and is leaving for college next...

My dd is 16 and is leaving for college next week. She's going to a small, selective, liberal arts school on a partial merit scholarship. 
 
She'd started taking classes at the local community...
Forum: Unschooling   03-18-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By SagMom
Thank you, and    CONGRATS to Rain and...

Thank you, and 
 
CONGRATS to Rain and Miranda's dd--such great opportunities!!
Forum: Unschooling   03-17-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By SagMom
Always unschooled  (except for K)  dd, age 16...

Always unschooled  (except for K)  dd, age 16 has just been accepted into Bard College at Simon's Rock on a merit scholarship!!  
 
She is the 7th unschooled child we know personally who has made...
Forum: Unschooling   03-17-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By SagMom
I told them when they asked--it wasn't one big...

I told them when they asked--it wasn't one big conversation though, they asked a question here and there and over time the whole story was told. I believe that if they're old enough to ask the...
Forum: Unschooling   03-11-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By SagMom
"I am thinking that this lack of time thing will...

"I am thinking that this lack of time thing will change as the current 2 kids get older and more self sufficient,"
 
 
I would agree wholeheartedly with this! You are now in a VERY intense stage...
Forum: Unschooling   03-09-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,022
Posted By SagMom
10 y/o is still sleeping and will prob. be up...

10 y/o is still sleeping and will prob. be up around 10:00 or so (he's practicing to be a teenager.) He has a dvd on Lewis and Clark that he wants to watch today, and has suddenly been into numbers...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By SagMom
Depends on the college--when dd started...

Depends on the college--when dd started community college, they didn't request grades at all. Now she's applying to universities and it really does depend on the individual college---some want...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-26-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By SagMom
"What's it like to apply to colleges as a...

"What's it like to apply to colleges as a homeschooler these days? "
 
 
It really depends on the college. Some require SATs but more and more are making them optional. Some want traditional...
Forum: Unschooling   10-14-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,862
Posted By SagMom
hee hee--I'm surprised that anyone...

hee hee--I'm surprised that anyone voted--unschoolers are notorious for not being able to be pinned down. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

I have one kid who hates...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-06-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By SagMom
 Homeschoolers- do you pay for all your own...


Homeschoolers- do you pay for all your own supplies?

Yes, we do. We always look to our library system before purchasing books though, and we have gotten some great stuff from Freecycle and yard...
Forum: Unschooling   10-06-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By SagMom
Quote: Originally Posted by SundayCrepes...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SundayCrepes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15917755)

What have other folks experienced with...
Forum: Unschooling   10-05-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,409
Posted By SagMom
Quote: Originally Posted by pinky...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pinky http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15915200)
There. I just needed to get that off my chest....
Forum: Unschooling   10-04-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By SagMom
Have you checked out yahoogroups? Villas is by...

Have you checked out yahoogroups? Villas is by Cape May, no?
I know of at least two hsing groups in south Jersey. I'm pretty sure there is a tri-state (NJ/PA/DE?) group as well.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-04-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By SagMom
We made the switch when ds1 was in 3rd grade. He...

We made the switch when ds1 was in 3rd grade. He wasn't happy at school and there were many things that we didn't like. He was one of those kids who was "ahead" in some areas and "behind" in others...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-02-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By SagMom
Quote: Originally Posted by heatherdeg...

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Originally Posted by heatherdeg http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15907512)
In fact, I think that the title of a...
Forum: Unschooling   10-02-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By SagMom
Child #3 just finished reading his very first...

Child #3 just finished reading his very first book, all on his own with no help at all. This is still so exciting to me to witness. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-02-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By SagMom
Quote: Originally Posted by midnightwriter...

Quote:
Originally Posted by midnightwriter http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15904894)
My 8 yo is a whole word reader, and is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-30-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By SagMom
The thing about rewards though, is that the...

The thing about rewards though, is that the person does the task in order to get the reward rather than for the sake of the knowledge/skill gained by doing the task.

So if the reward is a party,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-30-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By SagMom
Quote: Originally Posted by Suzannah...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Suzannah http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15900356)
This is a philosophical discussion as well...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By SagMom
Quote: Originally Posted by Lunaria...

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Originally Posted by Lunaria http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15897381)
... it is only from 9am until 12am and we are...
Forum: Unschooling   09-29-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,402
Posted By SagMom
You might find this book helpful: Guerrilla...

You might find this book helpful: Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School

http://www.amazon.com/Guerrilla-Lear.../dp/0471349607...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By SagMom
Quote: Originally Posted by petitemaman...

Quote:
Originally Posted by petitemaman http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15892458)
I just don't know how much I'll be able...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-28-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By SagMom
Quote: Originally Posted by petitemaman...

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Originally Posted by petitemaman http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15890360)
I am wondering if we just surround...
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