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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-30-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By BusyBee
I've been homeschooling my ds (10) for 2 years...

I've been homeschooling my ds (10) for 2 years now.. It was really hard the first year.  This year he is cooperative because we had IQ testeing and he was show to be profoundly gifted with weak...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-30-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By BusyBee
All the advice I can give you is my experience...

All the advice I can give you is my experience with my own three children.  My eldest was a very early reader.  He wanted and needed to learn to read.  When he would ask me what a letter was, I told...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-23-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By BusyBee
My son is similar, but instead of being...

My son is similar, but instead of being introverted, he is extroverted.  That said,  just 'cause he craves social interaction doesn't mean he is good at it.  I wish he could just have a tantrum, but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-16-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
Posted By BusyBee
My parents are teachers. Recently, my mom...

My parents are teachers. Recently, my mom invited my children to visit her classroom for a couple days. At the end of those days, she could understand why I'm homeschooling my son. She finally "got...
Forum: Waldorf   05-16-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By BusyBee
Kids this age really like getting "Jewels". I...

Kids this age really like getting "Jewels". I don't really know what the real name of them are. They are basically flattened glass marbles that you put in vases that we get here in the U.S. at craft...
Forum: Waldorf   05-14-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,069
Posted By BusyBee
Quote: Originally Posted by spiritofthings...

Quote:
Originally Posted by spiritofthings http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15336251)
I don't know about the 2nd grade plus...
Forum: Waldorf   05-14-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,784
Posted By BusyBee
Quote: Originally Posted by aprons_and_acorns...

Quote:
Originally Posted by aprons_and_acorns http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15209897)
This is what my grandmother told...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-22-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By BusyBee
My guess is that initially piano playing for...

My guess is that initially piano playing for your daughter will be draining so that a break after school would be good. However, I remember when my brother was in high school, the first thing he did...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-11-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By BusyBee
My son is an intense kid and we often butt...

My son is an intense kid and we often butt heads. WHen I suggested I pull him out of school and homeschool, my husband was concerned for MY sanity and that the amount of fighting we had been having...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-09-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,416
Posted By BusyBee
I've been lurking, but have to say thanks for...

I've been lurking, but have to say thanks for the great resources. This is where I get most of my leads for curricula!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-07-2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By BusyBee
For the arts and crafts and handwork and music...

For the arts and crafts and handwork and music even, it is a part of life, not a part of school--that is the cool part of homeschooling. If I want to initiate something, I just do it and a flock of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-27-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By BusyBee
Not sure if this helps, but what we do that is a...

Not sure if this helps, but what we do that is a lot of fun, is to do our history through literature. This can be done in a couple of ways, for example reading literature FROM the time period, or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-16-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By BusyBee
Glad to hear this. Makes your job a little...

Glad to hear this. Makes your job a little easier and your son will feel all the more support.
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-31-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,054
Posted By BusyBee
I just put up an indoor clothesline for rainy...

I just put up an indoor clothesline for rainy weather and where I live it is rainy 9 months a year, so I couldn't really air dry without it, we also have a drying rack. I can only hang one load at a...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-31-2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,656
Posted By BusyBee
Every single bed in our house is used. Two twins...

Every single bed in our house is used. Two twins came with our bunkbed from a family having to move--free; two standard beds--one free from an ex-roommate, the other free from our neighbor. Two...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-18-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,081
Posted By BusyBee
Another suggestion - the Moomintroll books by...

Another suggestion - the Moomintroll books by Tove Jansson. Comet in Moominland is the first one. DD and I absolutely loved them. There's one scary creature called the Groke, but she isn't all that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-13-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By BusyBee
The available waldorf or waldorf-like/inspired...

The available waldorf or waldorf-like/inspired curriculums out there are:
Live-ed
Christopherus
Oak meadow
Enki
there are also some on-line resources like this...
Forum: Waldorf   05-07-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,340
Posted By BusyBee
Quote: Originally Posted by orangewallflower...

Quote:
Originally Posted by orangewallflower http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11131403)
Dashsmama,
The reason that the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By BusyBee
Quote: Originally Posted by elmh23...

Quote:
Originally Posted by elmh23 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11063502)
Bummer, I thought this would be discussing the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By BusyBee
I love your username. We are reading the...

I love your username. We are reading the Moomintroll books right now. Your comments are right on with our experience. Early on we read a lot af books, at some point we started using the sounds of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By BusyBee
I don't ever remenber completing a math text...

I don't ever remenber completing a math text book in all my 17 years of school.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,653
Posted By BusyBee
I'd find a new teacher--one that makes a...

I'd find a new teacher--one that makes a personal connection with your children. My son was a hard child to find a piano teacher for, but after a couple years of searching we found someone who...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-23-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By BusyBee
I only prepare 2 meals a day. Usually breakfast...

I only prepare 2 meals a day. Usually breakfast is self-serve cereal, toast, bagels, friut, yogurt etc... Lunch is loosely planned. At some time I figured out what a few simple meals that we...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-23-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By BusyBee
From talking with many mothjers I get the...

From talking with many mothjers I get the feeling that many babies don't cue, and I don't mean the parent don't read the cue, but you can still do EC. I started at 2 weeks old and have never been...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-23-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By BusyBee
Thanks for the replies. I think I will just let...

Thanks for the replies. I think I will just let it be played with and just keep it really clean.
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