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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-01-2012, 08:57 PM
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Posted By momtokea
Excellence in Writing is a wonderful curriculum...

Excellence in Writing is a wonderful curriculum that teaches writing.  There are parent cd's and student cd's.  I found the parent cd's very helpful for me, and my kids enjoyed the student cd's.
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Forum: Personal Growth   04-16-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By momtokea
I had a few diaries and a couple of years ago I...

I had a few diaries and a couple of years ago I shredded them and threw them out (I'm 44 so I did hang on to them for a long time).  I really didn't want anyone reading them, ever.  For example, I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-16-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By momtokea
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Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1350021/relatives-who-dont-get-it#post_16948068)

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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-01-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,666
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-31-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By momtokea
One thing I would do for a gifted child is look...

One thing I would do for a gifted child is look into classes and programs for children at your local university and/or college.  I know our university offers a "Science Sunday"  once per year hosted...
Forum: Unschooling   01-31-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,581
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-30-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,666
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-30-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,666
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Forum: Unschooling   01-30-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,581
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-24-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By momtokea
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Quote:Originally Posted by zebra15 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1343126/newbery-award-books-which-ones#post_16846540)

Forgot...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-24-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By momtokea
Check out the book lists at www.sonlight.com...

Check out the book lists at www.sonlight.com (http://www.sonlight.com)  There are many award winning books listed there.  Check out the readers and the read-alouds. They have some good stuff.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-03-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,306
Posted By momtokea
My two girls would have been able to read that...

My two girls would have been able to read that in first grade, but my ds would not.  But it really doesn't matter much.
They are now 13, 12, and 10 and they could all read it just fine...
Forum: Unschooling   11-09-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,033
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Forum: Learning at School   08-31-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
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Forum: Learning at School   08-31-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By momtokea
My homeschooled 11 yo dd is at her first day of...

My homeschooled 11 yo dd is at her first day of public school today, grade 7.  I never thought I'd send a girl to grade 7 but she really wanted to go.  She was both excited and nervous this...
Forum: Unschooling   08-28-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,202
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-29-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,351
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-08-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By momtokea
Very interesting article.   Just yesterday a...

Very interesting article.
 
Just yesterday a friend of mine called me up to ask me if I knew of any websites where she can "download some study notes" for her 7th grade son to use to study for his...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-31-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By momtokea
If he likes Lego there is a free Lego magazine...

If he likes Lego there is a free Lego magazine that you can order off Lego.com There's not a whole lot of "content" but there's some cool lego ideas and opportunities. My ds really enjoys it.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-27-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By momtokea
We have several Horrible Histories CD's and they...

We have several Horrible Histories CD's and they are great.
Groovy Greeks
Terrible Tudors
Vile Victorians
Rotten Romans
Frightful First World War
Measly Middle Ages

They're fun!!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-26-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,427
Posted By momtokea
Quote: Originally Posted by kristin0713...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kristin0713 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15880571)
Just wondering why you hate Your Big...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-24-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By momtokea
We travel a lot with our kids for our vacations....

We travel a lot with our kids for our vacations. We spent six weeks in Greece a few years ago travelling most of the countryside and taking in all the sites and visiting relatives (mine).

A...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-22-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,427
Posted By momtokea
We really like KNOW magazine. ...

We really like KNOW magazine.
http://www.knowmag.ca/
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,370
Posted By momtokea
I really think it's a good idea to put your kids...

I really think it's a good idea to put your kids in school. If you are burnt out after one day of homeschooling and you dislike it so much ... well ... that's not a good sign.


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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-23-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By momtokea
Right now my son is playing with Goop....

Right now my son is playing with Goop. Cornstarch and water mixed together. You can also add a bit of food coloring to tint it if you want (but not too much!) I recommend doing this one outside as...
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