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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-05-2009, 05:40 PM
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Posted By annab
I am looking for a calendar that has all of the...

I am looking for a calendar that has all of the goofy, fake holidays on it like "Be Late for Something Day" "Sing in the Shower Day" "Backwards Hat Day" (I don't know if the last two are real, but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-07-2009, 11:38 PM
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Views: 151
Posted By annab
We are starting to look at Spanish immersion...

We are starting to look at Spanish immersion programs in Costa Rica, primarily, but we are open to other options in Central and South America. Does anyone have any suggestions? Did you go to one you...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-02-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,103
Posted By annab
Wow. Timely. I have not been to MDC for...

Wow. Timely.

I have not been to MDC for months, but my three year old has suffered the brunt of my anger this week. She is just being three, but it is making me nuts. Yesterday, I worked to turn...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-28-2007, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By annab
Coming in late....but I think you will be...

Coming in late....but I think you will be happier with the adult version. The Jr. version has a lot of pop cultural references that my kids would not get.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-28-2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By annab
If you consider online, www.howstuffworks.com...

If you consider online, www.howstuffworks.com (http://www.howstuffworks.com) is great.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-28-2007, 01:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By annab
Wow, I am not sure I could list all the reasons....

Wow, I am not sure I could list all the reasons.

OR

Look how happy they are.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-20-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By annab
For ASL, we started with the Signing Time...

For ASL, we started with the Signing Time videos. Signing Time is on many PBS stations http://www.signingtime.com/a9/Public...icle_info.html...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-20-2007, 02:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By annab
There are several at Amazon. Are they into Star...

There are several at Amazon. Are they into Star Wars? You can't go wrong with a Star Wars selection. Check 'legonutXX" on ebay for good deals too. I check with him first, usually.

If they are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By annab
I would read the homeschooling blogs from other...

I would read the homeschooling blogs from other MDC mamas. Very inspiring. And it gives you a good glimpse into their lives that shows that they are not screwed up.

The other nice thing about the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-17-2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By annab
Jim Weiss does a Shakespeare for Kids Audio. ...

Jim Weiss does a Shakespeare for Kids Audio.
http://www.amazon.com/Shakespeare-Ch...5350585&sr=8-2...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-16-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,933
Posted By annab
I really love the philosophy and ideas of...

I really love the philosophy and ideas of learning math from Brian at this site.

http://www.mathmojo.com/

Smart stuff.

I cannot imagine the circumstances under which a person never had to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-16-2007, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By annab
Young learner Life learner Early...

Young learner

Life learner

Early learner
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-16-2007, 01:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By annab
We love the Beverly Cleary books. Rascal ...

We love the Beverly Cleary books.

Rascal

Bears of Blue River

Tadpole

Because of Winn-Dixie
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-16-2007, 01:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By annab
Oh, I can't wait for you to enjoy this time with...

Oh, I can't wait for you to enjoy this time with your kids!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-11-2007, 02:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,942
Posted By annab
Three year olds were put on this earth to make...

Three year olds were put on this earth to make us want to lock ourselves in the bathroom and cry. They are soooo hard, and you have my deepest empathy on this.

Quote:
Originally Posted by...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-10-2007, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By annab
There is a yahoo group specifically for support...

There is a yahoo group specifically for support in this situation.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/unschoolingwithschool/

HTH
Forum: Parenting   11-10-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 21,566
Posted By annab
Ocean2--...

Ocean2-- http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif I am so sorry. It seems like your prosecutor needs more to do. I wish you could have retained counsel and gone to trial. I think you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-07-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By annab
http://openpath.blogspot.com/

http://openpath.blogspot.com/
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-07-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By annab
You know him better than anyone. If you think...

You know him better than anyone. If you think you would both benefit from his being in preschool a few mornings a week, why not? The role of a homeschooling parent is to find the best opportunities...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-07-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By annab
I can offer a couple suggestions. The first is...

I can offer a couple suggestions. The first is to google homeschooling and your town or state and see what you find. Also, visit some national message boards and see if you can find someone that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-01-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By annab
We have done a preschool co-op since my son was...

We have done a preschool co-op since my son was two. He was done last year, and my daughter started this year. Here is the link to our governing body:

http://www.preschoolco-op.org/

Here is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-25-2007, 12:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By annab
Our library has a wonderful selection. Most of...

Our library has a wonderful selection. Most of what we listen to is chosen because it is something we have read, and I don't want to read it 50 times. We have lots of Beverly Cleary, Geronimo...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   10-23-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,290
Posted By annab
Quote: Originally Posted by Apricot...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apricot http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9496349)
I'm confused. What instructions did you get...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-14-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By annab
I like this as well: ...

I like this as well:

http://www.plimoth.org/education/olc/index_js2.html
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-14-2007, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By annab
I don't mind arugments so much, so I might not...

I don't mind arugments so much, so I might not give the advice that you want.

Before you see her again, I would be totally honest. "I have noticed that you are interested in the progress of DD's...
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