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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-06-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 817
Posted By Mere
I do think it's important to learn the basic...

I do think it's important to learn the basic math facts, but I try to make it happen in a relaxed sort of way.  With my oldest, she was interested in learning them on her own, and asked for help....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Mere
This post is so timely, as I just signed up for...

This post is so timely, as I just signed up for youtube.edu last night.  However, I'm a bit befuddled by the whole thing; I'm not a regular Youtube user, so the concepts of creating playlists,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Mere
I'm a big fan of the Bravewriter program. It's...

I'm a big fan of the Bravewriter program. It's very unschooly, or whaterever you want it to be, really. 
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-30-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Mere
I have a first grade-aged child...he is my...

I have a first grade-aged child...he is my third, so he's exposed to a lot of things that my older two weren't doing at that age, simply because he's there! 
 
Reading - 100 Easy Lessons...we've...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-16-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Mere
I second the suggestion of eliminating...

I second the suggestion of eliminating desserts. 
 
My ds1 eats about 20 foods total, no joke (he is 9yo, btw).  However, that list would expand significantly if I included sugary, carb-laden...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-09-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By Mere
I HS three, and I often think longingly of my...

I HS three, and I often think longingly of my friends who only HS one...not that I regret my situation by any means, but my goodness, they have it so easy!  They are not pulled in many different...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-30-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Mere
Thanks for the recommendations!  I will check...

Thanks for the recommendations!  I will check those out!!!
 
Anything else?
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-20-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Mere
We started on Calvert long ago as part of a...

We started on Calvert long ago as part of a cyber charter school; we are more unstructured HS'ers so in the end, the only thing we used was the math.  However, years later we still use Calvert...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-20-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Mere
Dd is 10.5YO and roughly 5th grade this year,...

Dd is 10.5YO and roughly 5th grade this year, and I'm wondering if there are any online resources out there we should know about/be taking advantage of?  I've looked in to Kahn Academy, but most of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-17-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By Mere
We have always homeschooled, and have come to...

We have always homeschooled, and have come to appreciate the huge traveling benefits our non-schooling status has afforded us over the years!  We mainly started traveling because my family lives on...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-21-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Mere
That does stink!  We went two years ago with the...

That does stink!  We went two years ago with the HS discount and it was great (b/c I don't actually think it's worth the $60 or whatever they want to charge you full price).  I hope you can make it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-21-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,690
Posted By Mere
I didn't read through all the previous posts, so...

I didn't read through all the previous posts, so forgive me if I'm saying something that has already been said.  My kids have never been to school, and have way more friends and social activity than...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Mere
Great question!  I didn't know about any of...

Great question!  I didn't know about any of those resources until just now, but I have found all three of my kids' math books on Ebay.  I started looking late last spring and found the first two...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-09-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Mere
Dd is 10.5, and has always been hs'ed.  In the...

Dd is 10.5, and has always been hs'ed.  In the HS realm, I'd say we're relaxed HS'ers.  Dd has always been the type of child who needed more attention from me - or anyone for that matter - and has...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-07-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By Mere
Those are GREAT...wow.  Thanks for posting!  And...

Those are GREAT...wow.  Thanks for posting!  And FYI, it does say that it is a comprehensive curriculum on the 'about us' page of the website. 
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-07-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By Mere
I think homeschooling and lack of social...

I think homeschooling and lack of social skills/shyness are two totally separate issues.  If you are worried about it however, I would start making connections with other parents who homeschool or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-07-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mere
Khenn, thank you for your response...you've...

Khenn, thank you for your response...you've convinced me!  Well, that and the 50% off from HSBC.  I will admit that I'm a little overwhelmed at the volume of materials to read through, but I did get...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-30-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mere
It is!  It's supposed to be less of a curriculum...

It is!  It's supposed to be less of a curriculum and more of how to incorporate regular writing into your daily life.  I was just curious to hear if anyone had used it.  There are many different...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-20-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mere
I have been reading through their website (very...

I have been reading through their website (very extensive!) and am intrigued...in some ways it sounds like a lot, but in other ways it doesn't.  I'd love to hear from someone who actually followed...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-20-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Mere
Up and coming 5th grader here, and while I...

Up and coming 5th grader here, and while I haven't pieced it all together for next year, I do know a few things we'll do.  Easy Grammar is also on our list; we did it last year, and it really was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-19-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Mere
You all are so right...I think MY insecurities...

You all are so right...I think MY insecurities about her not reading very much are the issue here.  I just worry about all the normal things HSers worry about - you know, your kid falling behind in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-14-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Mere
AAK, I love that idea...did your dd and her...

AAK, I love that idea...did your dd and her friend come up with that on their own, or did you make a suggestion? 
 
I also think a trip to the bookstore to pick out books from different genres...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Mere
I'm thinking like a summer reading challenge...

I'm thinking like a summer reading challenge program, but without a big reward for reading X number of books at the end. 
 
DD (10) likes to read, but when she's got spare time in the middle of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,838
Posted By Mere
We do 'science' with a small group of kids that...

We do 'science' with a small group of kids that happens to be getting together for another activity as well.  We do it in 2 age groups, 7ish and 10ish.  We have done: Real Science for Kids Chemistry...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-25-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Mere
We've been using Easy Grammar, and I do truly...

We've been using Easy Grammar, and I do truly find it easy.  We do a little bit each day; it doesn't take long, and yet reinforces basic concepts.  So far we've done the grade 2 & 4.  I plan to...
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