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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By teastaigh
Many formal studies have been done regarding...

Many formal studies have been done regarding children homeschooling in situations similar to what you've described. The essential summary is: given an environment of joy in learning, your children...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By teastaigh
Smile My youngest and I just finished Seventh Grade...

My youngest and I just finished Seventh Grade this week.

We loved Oak Meadow this year. I don't use their math -- we used Saxon Algebra I, which I got cheaply on Amazon.

We used "Workbook in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By teastaigh
Rainbow Resources is one of the longest running...

Rainbow Resources is one of the longest running ones, and I still like them.

I order a lot from Oak Meadow and Chinaberry too. For math, I get the best prices from Amazon.

peace,
teastaigh
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,028
Posted By teastaigh
I read this article. What a cool family. I like...

I read this article. What a cool family. I like that all the kids are their own people and seem to be finding their special gifts.

Personally, their approach isn't for me. I have a super-smart...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-03-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By teastaigh
I think nipping this in the bud, as you mentioned...

I think nipping this in the bud, as you mentioned in your original post, is an excellent idea.

I have two teens -- ages 13 and 17. Sometimes, they don't realize how they come across. Sometimes, I...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   05-30-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By teastaigh
I have friends who are parents, children, and...

I have friends who are parents, children, and teachers at Mountain Sage. It's a lovely school. I'm impressed with how wholesome and Waldorfy they've been able to make a public school. The parents...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   05-30-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By teastaigh
Thank you for the recommendation! Their...

Thank you for the recommendation! Their photography is beautiful, but way out of my price range. I think they'd be wonderful for something corporate or swanky.

I found Lynette Seelmeyer of Picture...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   05-30-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By teastaigh
I've been in Northern Colorado for 25 years now...

I've been in Northern Colorado for 25 years now -- and I think it's very family friendly. Both Loveland and Fort Collins have their charms, and I've lived in both. Fort Collins now has 140,000 people...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   05-30-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By teastaigh
Mountain Sage is a Waldorf-inspired charter...

Mountain Sage is a Waldorf-inspired charter school in Fort Collins which has just completed its first year. I know a few teachers and a few parents and am impressed and happy with what I hear. My own...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-28-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By teastaigh
Most people who are interested in homeschooling...

Most people who are interested in homeschooling and try it out find that they like it and are well suited to this lifestyle.
 
If you enjoy spending time with your children (which is not the same...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By teastaigh
Yes, I know many homeschooling, employed single...

Yes, I know many homeschooling, employed single moms. In general, people who have a heart for homeschooling and try it, do find that they are successful. Personally, after many years and different...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-07-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By teastaigh
My seventh-grade son and I are using Oak Meadow....

My seventh-grade son and I are using Oak Meadow. We love this approach. The grammar and spelling, etc. are not rote work and worksheets. Most of the writing assignments we do are about our history...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-30-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By teastaigh
The actual book itself has a one-description...

The actual book itself has a one-description that I think would be worth reading if you are interested in a summary. The book costs 50 cents or so, is plentiful in libraries, and is available free...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By teastaigh
We've got "It's Amazing" and a couple of other...

We've got "It's Amazing" and a couple of other books. The Kingfisher book on Anatomy for little kids actually covered the topic -- much to my surprise! -- quite well for my kids when they were in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,425
Posted By teastaigh
My husband and I are homeschooling because I...

My husband and I are homeschooling because I just absolutely knew in my heart that this was the path for my oldest son. Over the years, I've added many other reasons to keep homeschooling. Each of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By teastaigh
In general, places where the public schools are...

In general, places where the public schools are not well-funded have the strongest homeschooling communities. The lack of funding can be because of overall poverty or because of the values of the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,831
Posted By teastaigh
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ...   If "weird" is...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ...
 
If "weird" is atypical then bring on the weird!
 
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
 
My children have been homeschooling for 13-16 years and are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By teastaigh
I bought this book but did not enjoy it at all,...

I bought this book but did not enjoy it at all, and so, we set it aside. I think there are many successful approaches, and it's good to know ourselves and switch things up so that they are natural...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-26-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By teastaigh
I hear what you are saying and am leaning the...

I hear what you are saying and am leaning the same way myself. DH says no more flu vaccines for him ever after he got some kind of reaction last year. And we've read some scary things about the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-26-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By teastaigh
What a great girl! Way to go mama! You are doing...

What a great girl! Way to go mama! You are doing a whole lot of right!
 
My heart aches for stories like this one. I see so much bullying -- yes, even in our "nice" homeschooling community.
Being...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-26-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,271
Posted By teastaigh
I think you have a good and reasonable approach....

I think you have a good and reasonable approach.
 
If you're beginning to feel sorry for him, why not have a game time and pull out some board games. You could go outside and shoot hoops with him...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   09-26-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By teastaigh
Hi, Can anyone recommend a photographer in...

Hi,
Can anyone recommend a photographer in Northern Colorado?
Ours has moved out of state, and I'd like to get some nice portraits done by a professional.
Thank you!
peace,
teastaigh
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   09-26-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By teastaigh
Welcome back! I have a lot of family in Jeffco....

Welcome back! I have a lot of family in Jeffco. Isn't there a newer Montessori Charter (public, free) school there??? All the best to both of you! peace, teastaigh
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By teastaigh
We are in our 16th year of homeschooling and...

We are in our 16th year of homeschooling and use:
 
Oak Meadow
Saxon Math
Great Literature books
Alfred-method piano
Moyse-method flute
 
We've also cooked every recipe, one at a time,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By teastaigh
I would be inclined to trust your daughter, but...

I would be inclined to trust your daughter, but also, to make her accountable and responsible. This will include her doing the footwork. Maybe she could research and present 2-3 options for making...
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