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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2013, 12:39 AM
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And still people wonder why virtual schoolers...

And still people wonder why virtual schoolers are not considered homeschoolers...
Forum: Learning at School   09-11-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 519
Posted By heket
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mar123 http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389394/dvds-in-the-classroom#post_17452129)

Has that school implemented...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,472
Posted By heket
Nice way to dredge up a post from 6 years...

Nice way to dredge up a post from 6 years ago...http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eyesroll.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By heket
http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389214/why-...

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389214/why-did-you-decide-to-homeschool
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-02-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,581
Posted By heket
We started loosely in kinder because our school...

We started loosely in kinder because our school district at the time was awful. Compulsory age here is 6, so we, er I, used pre-k and kinder as experimental years. By 1 st, I wasn't secure, but had...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-02-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By heket
Vow is such a strong word. I made marriage vows....

Vow is such a strong word. I made marriage vows. I vow to do the best I am capable of doing with the knowledledge, materials, and resources I have for my children. However, I have goals for their...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-02-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By heket
Have you looked at Studies Weekly for state...

Have you looked at Studies Weekly for state history? Materials for WA can be viewed here: http://www.studiesweekly.com/results/Washington/Third-Grade.

I haven't tried it yet, but I have the CA...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-30-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By heket
We've just finished up Alexander the Great and...

We've just finished up Alexander the Great and now we're on a short break while I wait for a Latin American folk tale book from the library to move on with SOTW 1.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-27-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By heket
Are you thinking of something like the German...

Are you thinking of something like the German practice of a schultute? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schult%C3%BCte)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-27-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By heket
If you go the Brave Writer route, I suggest...

If you go the Brave Writer route, I suggest purchasing items via Homeschool Buyers Co-op: https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/brave-writer/?c=1
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-27-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By heket
I've read it and looked at the curriculum...

I've read it and looked at the curriculum resources and schedules. I like some of it, but really I just use it mostly for curricula ideas. It was a good starting point for my older two and I was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By heket
Almost all of her posts since 2009 have...

Almost all of her posts since 2009 have mentioned beestar.http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eyesroll.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By heket
The NaNoWriMo people have a kids site with cool...

The NaNoWriMo people have a kids site with cool workbooks for all ages:
http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/workbooks

HTH. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By heket
In those years, we tried to utilize OM while the...

In those years, we tried to utilize OM while the kids still used online sites like Starfall. Now that Starfall has an actual fee and curriculum based site, I have stored it until our current toddler...
Forum: Learning at School   08-12-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,530
Posted By heket
Quote:Originally Posted by Cynthia...

Quote:Originally Posted by Cynthia Mosher http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387949/should-public-schools-require-uniforms#post_17427825)
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-31-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By heket
Except my local school can't afford buses for...

Except my local school can't afford buses for field trips, which students might get once or twice during the year.

That aside, with $9,000 per student and me having 2 students... I'd get a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-31-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By heket
iPads are awesome. We recently got our second...

iPads are awesome. We recently got our second because even the toddler has apps and can use it more proficiently than Dh. lol

My only other contributions are our Ikea abacus and the counting gems...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-31-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By heket
I'm of the mind set that if they ask, show them....

I'm of the mind set that if they ask, show them. You don't need to have a set structure at this age. If you find them wanting more, then follow their lead. Write letters on paper, in sand, in foam,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By heket
Do you have a specific homeschooling ideology?...

Do you have a specific homeschooling ideology? (I.e., Classical Ed, Montessori, Charlotte Mason, etc.) Are you looking for a boxed curriculum (all in one like Calvert), or are you willing to try...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-26-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 755
Posted By heket
I do not yet have a teen but tween. So my...

I do not yet have a teen but tween. So my initial response to the OPs
Quote:Originally Posted by amber3902 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-20-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By heket
I haven't used it, but Flowering Baby...

I haven't used it, but Flowering Baby (http://www.floweringbaby.com/) seems to come up on other homeschool boards. There's also the book Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready...
Forum: Unschooling   07-20-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By heket
Are there interests in your life you feel you...

Are there interests in your life you feel you might have "missed out?"

I'm an introvert who loves reading. I still remember the thrill of finishing Little Women the summer between 4th and 5th...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-20-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 755
Posted By heket
Personally, I don't understand tying money to...

Personally, I don't understand tying money to chores. As adults, we are not paid to clean our homes. We do it for health and cleanliness. IMHO, attaching a monetary value to it defeats the goal of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 36,411
Posted By heket
Wow, talk about resurrecting a 6 year old thread!

Wow, talk about resurrecting a 6 year old thread!
Forum: Spirituality   07-05-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By heket
Thank you for sharing. I am not able to get to...

Thank you for sharing. I am not able to get to Buddhism classes, so it's nice to still be able to hear and connect with others. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
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