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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-24-2010, 12:37 AM
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Posted By Daffodil103
For $20/month it might be OK just to get started...

For $20/month it might be OK just to get started then supplement as you get more comfortable. You can cancel anytime. One more option.... Good luck!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Daffodil103
Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding...

Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding by Dr Nebel is good as well. It's a bit time-consuming initially but very comprehensive & flexible. It's targeted at K-2 so you may be able to use it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Daffodil103
[QUOTE Wait, I didn't even think about the...

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Wait, I didn't even think about the dry-erase board on that. Can someone tell me WHY she likes it and the pen over her workbook or a sheet of paper with a pencil, pen, crayon, etc? Is it a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-04-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Daffodil103
Not sure how applicable these are, but below are...

Not sure how applicable these are, but below are some of the modifications I've made to make homeschooling feasible for us
1. Whenever possible, pick curricula that is not teacher intensive. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-04-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By Daffodil103
http://www.mybinding.com/ I have no...

http://www.mybinding.com/

I have no affiliation with mybinding.com, just thought I'd share. Last year I got a GBC Proclick from them. We loved it but I forgot it at my mom's place overseas so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By Daffodil103
When Skedtrack first came up I dismissed it...

When Skedtrack first came up I dismissed it because it was on-line based. I tried HST Basic but I just couldn't make it work for me. I started using Skedtrack about a month or so ago & am liking it....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-13-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Daffodil103
We just switched to http://www.eequalsmcq.com/...

We just switched to http://www.eequalsmcq.com/ for my 8yo. So far, loving it! I plan to continue with the Earth Science after Life Science. We ditched BFSU...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-11-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Daffodil103
If you have access to exam centres this may be...

If you have access to exam centres this may be an option. Most Commonwealth countries (Bahamas is, right) are familiar with these. This is the route we're taking with my DD14. It might be worth...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-02-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Daffodil103
I think expectations play a significant role in...

I think expectations play a significant role in outcomes. The most recent example that comes to mind is the StatsCanada data that shows that 88.4% and 82.4% of second generation Canadians of Chinese...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-29-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Daffodil103
Quote: Originally Posted by natashaccat...

Quote:
Originally Posted by natashaccat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14734853)
Really??? I looked at the sample pages of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-28-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By Daffodil103
I couldn't help chuckling to myself when I saw...

I couldn't help chuckling to myself when I saw this thread. Not only am I messy, I'm also a bit scatter-brained. Make that a lot. I still homework. Now, I don't know whether our homeschooling is a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-10-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By Daffodil103
Quote: Originally Posted by californiajenn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by californiajenn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14642004)
Lies My Teacher Told Me by James...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-10-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Daffodil103
Quote: Originally Posted by elizawill...

Quote:
Originally Posted by elizawill http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14648933)
that is helpful. thank you!

i suppose...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-29-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,345
Posted By Daffodil103
Quote: Originally Posted by kittywitty...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kittywitty http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14595265)
Daffodil, I usually don't ask many...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-29-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,345
Posted By Daffodil103
OK, I found myself thinking about this a bit...

OK, I found myself thinking about this a bit more. What irks me is not that people can't relate, I totally understand that; it's that people are not willing to open-mindedly ASK. Just ask. I think...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-29-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 987
Posted By Daffodil103
My daughter absolutely loved The Word Eater....

My daughter absolutely loved The Word Eater. Lots of interesting conversation starters. Lots of layers... http://www.amazon.com/Word-Eater-Mar...6786836&sr=1-1...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,345
Posted By Daffodil103
As a POC & an immigrant I have experienced this...

As a POC & an immigrant I have experienced this A LOT. At work, neighborhood, kids activities, etc. Even when you've known someone for sometime, there can still be a certain awkwardness with some...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-19-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Daffodil103
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has a...

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has a homeschool liaison guy. I think he's a retired teacher. I've heard good things about him. He can meet with you and discuss what's out there. Even if...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-10-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,548
Posted By Daffodil103
Quote: Originally Posted by Brisen...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brisen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14506612)
Sigh. And I was hoping to get something real...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-10-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,548
Posted By Daffodil103
Quote: Originally Posted by kathymuggle...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14506327)
Daffodil: If you are new to HS, have you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-10-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,548
Posted By Daffodil103
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hola.gif

We're in Ottawa as well. DDs 13 & 8. Ottawa is great for homeschooling, lots of activities.

Most of the curriculum resources we use...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-23-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By Daffodil103
Quote: Originally Posted by mama-aya...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mama-aya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14411061)
I really adore who he is and how interested...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By Daffodil103
No answers here, actually, I'd been meaning to...

No answers here, actually, I'd been meaning to ask the same question. I did look at a few programs that looked interesting. Librarything, Collectorz and Readerware are some of the names that kept...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,629
Posted By Daffodil103
First thing that came to my mind was "How is...

First thing that came to my mind was "How is this different from b&m school?", where complete strangers take on the primary role of education. At least in this case, one can assume as a nanny, she...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By Daffodil103
Interesting thread, I will be following some of...

Interesting thread, I will be following some of those links for ideas. I'd never heard of Rebecca Rupp before...

In addition to all the methods mentioned above, I've used the following as well:...
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