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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-16-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 40,746
Posted By kristin0713
Just wanted to add, my library had a copy of The...

Just wanted to add, my library had a copy of The Reluctant Dragon that was retold as a picture book.  My DD is 5yo and enjoyed it, I think because she also enjoys St. George and the Dragon, and St....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-07-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By kristin0713
I've been working through RightStart Level A...

I've been working through RightStart Level A with my almost 5yo DD this year, and my almost 3yo tags along.  We absolutely love it.  I have said this on here before and I will say it again--we went...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-20-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,667
Posted By kristin0713
I would not in the situation you describe. ...

I would not in the situation you describe.  Worst case scenario, they take your kids and/or put you in jail and you are separated from them.  I can't even imagine what a nightmare that would be,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,036
Posted By kristin0713
  Quote:And I would seriously recommend -- if...


Quote:And I would seriously recommend -- if you don't know music yourself, do NOT try to teach your child anything beyond things like the recorder.  I know this is contrary to what we usually...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-15-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,036
Posted By kristin0713
I've had DD in a Kindermusik program since she...

I've had DD in a Kindermusik program since she was a baby.  This year she has been in KM Young Child 1 where they are learning to read music and they just started out with their first "real"...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-07-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By kristin0713
First, I think everyone should read this...

First, I think everyone should read this article:  http://www.lilipoh.com/articles/2007/fall2007/teaching_children.aspx 
It talks about brain development, connections between motor skills and...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-04-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,118
Posted By kristin0713
I'm in NJ where it is not legal to sell, but...

I'm in NJ where it is not legal to sell, but there is a store near me that brings it in from PA.  It's $9/gallon.  Cream and cheese is a lot more...out of our budget.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-21-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By kristin0713
I've taken the bus to Port Authority which is...

I've taken the bus to Port Authority which is around 42nd.  I am just a tourist when it comes to NYC so I don't know if that would be a better option for you or not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-21-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By kristin0713
Well, I can tell you that there are a lot of...

Well, I can tell you that there are a lot of homeschoolers in NJ and a lot of people commute to the city from north Jersey.  The property taxes here are unbelievable and the cost of living is high,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-10-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By kristin0713
PM sent, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

PM sent, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-10-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By kristin0713
I really want to access the alternate schedules...

I really want to access the alternate schedules in the SL Preschool Yahoo group but I have been waiting all week to be approved. I'm really frustrated, I've e-mailed the owner of the group a few...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-09-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,969
Posted By kristin0713
Thanks so much for all the resources!  I still...

Thanks so much for all the resources!  I still haven't been approved for the SL Preschool yahoo group, I am frustrated because I would love to see those files. 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-08-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,969
Posted By kristin0713
  Quote:But also, if you feel that the...


Quote:But also, if you feel that the Sonlight guide is too jumpy (common complaint from people about the P4/5 guide) there is a Yahoo group called SL Preschool that has 2 alternate guide options...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-06-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,969
Posted By kristin0713
OH--and I LOVE that Winter Promise is arranged...

OH--and I LOVE that Winter Promise is arranged around the seasons!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-06-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,969
Posted By kristin0713
Winter Promise is PERFECT!  Thank you so much! ...

Winter Promise is PERFECT!  Thank you so much!  I ordered the Journey's of Imagination guidebook and I will be able to get a lot of the books easily at the library.  I also bought a used copy of the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-02-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,969
Posted By kristin0713
I'm looking for a reading...

I'm looking for a reading plan/curriculum/schedule for literature similar to the Sonlight 4/5 guide. I've been using the book lists from their site, as well as the book lists from BFIAR, FIAR, and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-01-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By kristin0713
This one?   ...

This one?
 
http://www.lilipoh.com/articles/2007/fall2007/teaching_children.aspx
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-10-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By kristin0713
There are a few things from Rainbow Resource...

There are a few things from Rainbow Resource that I'm considering as Christmas gifts for the kids.  Does anyone know if they typical have sales around the holidays?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By kristin0713
I definitely would if it was reasonably priced....

I definitely would if it was reasonably priced. And I would prefer to invest in art materials myself and bring them as opposed to paying more for the class. I would LOVE more direction for my DD...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-23-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By kristin0713
I think that you can. We started RightStart this...

I think that you can. We started RightStart this year with DD who is 4.5. We looked into the philosophy of different programs and absolutely LOVED the approach used in RS. I am not a math person at...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-18-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By kristin0713
I just wanted to share a different approach that...

I just wanted to share a different approach that might help to quench her thirst for reading before she is reading independently. I read to my DD all the time. She loves it, and will sit with me for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-17-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,222
Posted By kristin0713
Quote: I have to say I'm really surprised by...

Quote:
I have to say I'm really surprised by how much support this idea is receiving. One of the major arguments that I always hear repeated again and again and again for homeschooling is how kids...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-15-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 925
Posted By kristin0713
I agree with everyone. Don't answer the phone...

I agree with everyone. Don't answer the phone and continue to take care of and educate your kids. It is not your job to be the therapist for your extended family. Let everyone know that it is just...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-14-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,222
Posted By kristin0713
30 hours a week at those ages, NO WAY. They...

30 hours a week at those ages, NO WAY. They would not be able to school themselves with the level of education that I would want for my kids, even if they were all doing online courses and even IF...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-05-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,020
Posted By kristin0713
I haven't read all the replies. We just did a...

I haven't read all the replies. We just did a TV-Detox last month (and that is what I called it even when talking to the kids about it) so I'll just share what went on here. We had gotten into the...
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