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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
Both of mine learned about age 8 or 9. We live...

Both of mine learned about age 8 or 9. We live in a small town now, but even here there's a chess club that likes to hold sessions for kids at the library. Our first chess set had rules in it, but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-13-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
IMHO the only place to start is with daily...

IMHO the only place to start is with daily rhythm. Pick up You Are Your Child's First Teacher and Seven Times the Sun. You likely won't need much more the fiorst year. Most libraries have nursery...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-04-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,902
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
The only thing I can think of that is exactly...

The only thing I can think of that is exactly what you asked for is Afterwards: Folk Tales and Fairy Tales with Mathematics Ever...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-01-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
We did Egypt earlier this year - had a great...

We did Egypt earlier this year - had a great time! I really looked and looked for a main book that could be a starting point each day for a variety of explorations. We chose:

Explore It! Ancient...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-27-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,837
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
Quote: Originally Posted by Messac888...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Messac888 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15119072)
I agree that it would be a challenge but I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-27-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
Not only can this be done but I recommend it. I...

Not only can this be done but I recommend it. I love the balance I get from working part-time away from the kids. It actually makes me a better mom - focusing my time better - and a more effective...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-26-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,837
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
We did this for a year when my husband was...

We did this for a year when my husband was underemployed - between career positions. While it is possible, I don't wish it on anyone. We also had a teenager who could watch his brother for short...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-26-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif looks kewl! ...plus any name you csan use that isn't "main lesson book" has to be an improvement in my book!

Thanks!

Lucie
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-24-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
My eldest is not arty at all despite having...

My eldest is not arty at all despite having grown up in a Waldorf home and being exposed to all sorts of arts and crafts. We stopped doing daily pages pretty early and instead went to just twice a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,448
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
Quote: Originally Posted by SagMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SagMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15086374)
I think one of the greatest things about hsing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-13-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Madame Pomfrey
We do budget carefully. We have museum and Y...

We do budget carefully. We have museum and Y memberships, plus baseball, swimming & flag football fees, science club, astronomy club, and scouts. This year we're able to spend more than ever:

~ I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-13-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/ti...

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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-11-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
We used dry spagetti and little marshmallows for...

We used dry spagetti and little marshmallows for one exercise - you can write on the marshmallows and break the spagetti to the right length. We also used Magnetix another time. ~ Lucie
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-10-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
A highly interactive deschooling phase would...

A highly interactive deschooling phase would likely help to move him into a new state of mind. You might choose field trips around his interests - sports arena tour if he's into sports, science...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-09-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
Quote: Originally Posted by lorrielink...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lorrielink http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15047565)
Just remember that you can either spend...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-08-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,376
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
I just wanted to back up the notion that if...

I just wanted to back up the notion that if you'll do some work online yourself - you know, putting it together - you can save a bundle.

Math: Right now we're using a bunch of math resources from...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-06-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,376
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
Thanks for the great suggestions. Salinger and...

Thanks for the great suggestions. Salinger and Bradbury are perfect for this kid. We've read the Hobbit and the LOTR a while back - well, we got about 2/3 of the way through the Towers and watched...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-05-2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,376
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
Big Question for you Lit-savvy moms: what would...

Big Question for you Lit-savvy moms: what would you recommend next in classics? We have read lots of Twain, lots of Dickens, (some of) All's Quiet on the Western Front, Dracula, Animal Farm, The...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-04-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,616
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
We live in Oklahoma and currently have complete...

We live in Oklahoma and currently have complete freedom to homeschool without interference. Like many states it seems that our legislature does something almost every year that could affect us, but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-03-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
I'm so glad I signed up too. My eldest has...

I'm so glad I signed up too. My eldest has hacked his Wii to be a full DVD player and internet browser. He currently downloads films from Netflix, then transfers them to DVD and plays them on the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-03-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
If you mean does each child do different things,...

If you mean does each child do different things, well yes & no. When they were smaller we did a circle time together, then separate lesson or play times. We also had lunch and afternoon movement or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-28-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
Here's one...

Here's one...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-28-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
Quote: Originally Posted by DharmaDisciple...

Quote:
Originally Posted by DharmaDisciple http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14995760)
I like the idea of creating my own...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-28-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
Waldorf education is like any other education -...

Waldorf education is like any other education - it depends on you, the teacher, and your child, the student. Yes, in a Waldorf school you write poetry and do LOADS of lit. If you buy a canned...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-13-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By Madame Pomfrey
With all the terrible news if you want to...

With all the terrible news if you want to research Haiti here's a PDF which includes very good info plus several activities for different grades...
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