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Forum: Unschooling   01-06-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By elizawill
I shared this in the other thread as well. It...

I shared this in the other thread as well. It isn't a curriculum, but resources divided by subject.

http://fun-books.com/

It is specific for unschoolers. I learned about it a few years back...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-06-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By elizawill
http://fun-books.com/ Specifically for...

http://fun-books.com/

Specifically for unschoolers
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-03-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By elizawill
Yes. Totally doable. We live in a tiny space...

Yes. Totally doable. We live in a tiny space too. We're currently in a mobile home while we save to build our house. It's very manageable; just focus on organization and being clutter free. Here...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By elizawill
We like Times Tales and Timez Attack

We like Times Tales and Timez Attack
Forum: Unschooling   11-11-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By elizawill
hugs. no worries. FWIW, i am a fairly structured...

hugs. no worries. FWIW, i am a fairly structured homeschooler, but wanted to pop in. i hope you don't mind.  i didn't even begin to teach reading at all until my children were at least six years...
Forum: Learning at School   11-09-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,375
Posted By elizawill
my 12 year old daughter loves the parties. we...

my 12 year old daughter loves the parties. we have always homeschooled until this year & one of her favorite things is the "fun" stuff at school - so my opinion is let the parties, candy, and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-09-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By elizawill
at 8 1/2, i probably would be concerned if he...

at 8 1/2, i probably would be concerned if he wasn't reading beyond beginner books.  i agree with previous posters about having his vision checked and for tracking issues as well.  assuming you are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 9,008
Posted By elizawill
one thing i do to create a simpler lifestyle is...

one thing i do to create a simpler lifestyle is canning. it is cost effective, healthy, and so simple.  i also have learned to sew recently. sewing is perfect for recycling old clothes. i have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-06-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,700
Posted By elizawill
my daughter is going to public middle school...

my daughter is going to public middle school next year, so we will be working through the FCAT standardized test book to give her an idea of what they've been working on.  we are both a little...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-06-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 964
Posted By elizawill
well, i am a christian, but that is really...

well, i am a christian, but that is really irrelevant to my posts here unless someone is specifically asking about some kind of faith based curriculum.  i find this forum & another one that i...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-12-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By elizawill
i don't remember any extra stuff needing to be...

i don't remember any extra stuff needing to be logged. i'm fairy certain the "live" classes met that stipulation.  my daughter actually enjoyed the classes too, as did i.  
 
i would definitely...
Forum: Learning at School   04-12-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By elizawill
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...

Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-12-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By elizawill
my daughter used connections academy when we...

my daughter used connections academy when we lived in SC for a about 4 months at the beginning of grade 2.  i chose connections academy over K12 specifically because i had read the workload was too...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By elizawill
Quote:oops, :)

Quote:oops, :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By elizawill
if you feel he is behind in writing, grammar &...

if you feel he is behind in writing, grammar & spelling, i would just start him with 3rd grade. if he is ahead in where you begin, just move at an accelerated rate that suits him.  it is so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-24-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By elizawill
i don't know what schools or other parents...

i don't know what schools or other parents necessarily consider average, but with my own kids they are reading fluently by age 8. i start to teach reading when they are kindergarten age (about 5...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-23-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By elizawill
we have used and love times tales...

we have used and love times tales (http://www.triggermemorysystem.com/TimesTalesEditions.html).  i found it used for very cheap. they also sell a dvd (which i do not use), but you can sample it here...
Forum: Unschooling   01-20-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By elizawill
i'm not an unschooler at all,...

i'm not an unschooler at all, but http://www.fun-books.com/ is really great. i discovered the website through lillianj's recommendation a few years back, and she did unschool (her son is in college...
Forum: Unschooling   01-18-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By elizawill
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MarineWife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   01-18-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By elizawill
i just wouldn't talk about how you school. i've...

i just wouldn't talk about how you school. i've been in several homeschool groups & we just don't sit and discuss our curriculum choices or philosophies. i don't need the pressure of answering to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-18-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By elizawill
it's funny. i just blogged today about how we...

it's funny. i just blogged today about how we store things, lol. here (http://mytwomonkeys.webs.com/homeschoolblog.htm) is what we do.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-04-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By elizawill
i just asked my daughter (11) and her best...

i just asked my daughter (11) and her best friend (12). both are homeschooled.
 
they both suggested the following...
 
"kickin it". it mostly takes place in a dojo and is about a group of teens...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-31-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,896
Posted By elizawill
we sold our 2300 square foot beautiful remodeled...

we sold our 2300 square foot beautiful remodeled 1920's home and moved into a trailer in rural FL. we have no regrets whatsoever. we have paid down considerable debt (only have to pay off the car...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-31-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 100
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Views: 3,820
Posted By elizawill
absolutely not. we up our vitamin D intake...

absolutely not. we up our vitamin D intake during flu season and never get it here. we have been exposed to it greatly this season and no one in my family has even had a cold.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-31-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,145
Posted By elizawill
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lanamommyphd07 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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