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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-06-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Panthira
Thank you. I like this a lot. I'm also...

Thank you. I like this a lot. I'm also bookmarking your blog. 
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-06-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Panthira
Has anyone tried McRuffy language arts? It looks...

Has anyone tried McRuffy language arts? It looks very hands-on, although it's a Christian curriculum, isn't it? (Not that it matters, although we are not Christian)
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-06-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Panthira
We joined a charter last fall, and it pays for...

We joined a charter last fall, and it pays for all of our chosen curriculum in the 4 main subjects. It's been great, but I just don't love the language arts programs I've found so far. We are using...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-28-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Panthira
I taught my daughter as a private school (R-4...

I taught my daughter as a private school (R-4 filed every october with the state). As a private school student, I can supply her with her own diploma. No charter school or other school needed. You...
Forum: California, Nevada   06-07-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Panthira
Quote: Originally Posted by sparklett...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sparklett http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15490439)
Thanks so much for your reply!

We're...
Forum: California, Nevada   06-07-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Panthira
Redding gets hot, but it's a dry heat. There is...

Redding gets hot, but it's a dry heat. There is a great health food store, and a Trader Joe's. There's also a Costco there. It still has a country-like vibe, with big city amenities. Housing is very...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-05-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,038
Posted By Panthira
Quote: Originally Posted by momtokea...

Quote:
Originally Posted by momtokea http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14758186)
My two dd's are in their fifth year of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-03-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Panthira
We want to get our son one, and we've been...

We want to get our son one, and we've been looking at the Magiscope (http://www.magiscope.com/) for him.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-25-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By Panthira
Huh, a quick look-up of the Faber & Faber Method...

Huh, a quick look-up of the Faber & Faber Method gave me this site that apparently offers a teaching guide:
http://www.pianoteaching.com/guide/contents.html

I thought it might interest someone...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-24-2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By Panthira
Quote: Originally Posted by Marimami...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marimami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14714742)
When my daughter was 4 last summer, she was...
Forum: Unschooling   11-24-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,984
Posted By Panthira
I'm confused on what the term "unschooling"...

I'm confused on what the term "unschooling" means, sometimes. I mean, I know it means child-led learning, but then somehow it feels as though it's become too enmeshed into other styles of living. I...
Forum: Unschooling   11-24-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,464
Posted By Panthira
My son is going on 6 yrs old, and he's always...

My son is going on 6 yrs old, and he's always been homeschooled. I've been finding it a challenge to keep up with him and his need to be mentally stimulated. He will follow me all day long begging...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-20-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By Panthira
Thank you for sharing, Lillian. We missed the...

Thank you for sharing, Lillian. We missed the conference this year, and it was nice to hear your voice. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif You are so beautiful, btw, and...
Forum: California, Nevada   08-25-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Panthira
Try Awakenings Birth Services. They work with...

Try Awakenings Birth Services. They work with ins. companies as well.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-24-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Panthira
I'd be interested as well... I know there are...

I'd be interested as well... I know there are patchwork camp shirts, but I've never made anything like that, nor would know how!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-22-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Panthira
You sound like a V-S learner to me. Even your...

You sound like a V-S learner to me. Even your thread title is misspelled, yet your writing is fine. That's something I would do, because I often feel a need to pull the word up in my head visually -...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-22-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,363
Posted By Panthira
Such a complicated question. My DS2 sounds a lot...

Such a complicated question. My DS2 sounds a lot like the OP's kid. Loves books, and I just finished reading a 13 chapter book to him a few minutes ago - all in one sitting - yet he has no interest...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-20-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,469
Posted By Panthira
OP, your kid does sound gifted. How gifted, who...

OP, your kid does sound gifted. How gifted, who can really quantify? I have a friend that believes giftedness just means how well you read, how well you understand what you read, and she doesn't...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-20-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,469
Posted By Panthira
I will probably get slammed for this, but I...

I will probably get slammed for this, but I don't believe reading early, and recognizing numbers and letters, is always an indicator of giftedness. My kids have never read early, and didn't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-19-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By Panthira
Great ideas. Not sure what a work box is, but...

Great ideas. Not sure what a work box is, but I'll look it up in a few. I love the idea of having activities planned without the rigorous time schedule behind it. I think that would work out well....
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-18-2009, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By Panthira
We just had a case of CP go through the house. I...

We just had a case of CP go through the house. I know my older kids had rota virus. I'm sure they've had other "VPDs" but we rarely go to the doctor to check, unless we feel it's urgent.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-17-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Panthira
I know that moment. When you realize your kid is...

I know that moment. When you realize your kid is not your average bear, but something mysterious and puzzling. And difficult (for us). I thought maybe we had been *too* lax or too AP or something....
Forum: Allergies   08-15-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Panthira
This sounds delicious!

This sounds delicious!
Forum: Allergies   08-15-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Panthira
Oh, and try the Pamela's bread mix too. We...

Oh, and try the Pamela's bread mix too. We usually toast it before trying anything like grilled cheese, as it get soggy quick if we don't.
Forum: Allergies   08-15-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Panthira
Glutino...

Glutino...
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