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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-30-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,100
Posted By falcon
Quote: Originally Posted by morgainesmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by morgainesmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13456936)

Will shaving cream in the tub in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-16-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-04-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,100
Posted By falcon
When we do shaving cream art, I just spray it on...

When we do shaving cream art, I just spray it on the wall of the shower. Clean up is *very* easy if you have a detachable shower head. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-26-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By falcon
I have a ds who is 5 and loves to build as well....

I have a ds who is 5 and loves to build as well. Here are some of the activities he has enjoyed recently:

I taped a giant sheet of blank newsprint (over 4 ft tall) to the wall, and drew the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-21-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By falcon
I'm looking for plain denim overalls for a boy...

I'm looking for plain denim overalls for a boy in size 6 and up. Plain and inexpensive is best, since I want to applique and/or paint them. (Used or new is fine.) I can only seem to find them in the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-14-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,043
Posted By falcon
I agree with the posters who said they'd be...

I agree with the posters who said they'd be least likely to put their kids in middle school. Middle school was a complete nightmare for me socially. I think it was sitting in a middle school...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By falcon
Thanks so much for the help! I ordered some in...

Thanks so much for the help! I ordered some in sz 6 at crazyforbargains and sz 7 at Sears online. I'll remember to keep my eye out for these around the holidays next year....
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-12-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By falcon
The pjs are for a boy, if that makes a...

The pjs are for a boy, if that makes a difference. I would be happy to buy them somewhere online, since I can't seem to find any locally.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-28-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,328
Posted By falcon
Quote: Originally Posted by familyguy5...

Quote:
Originally Posted by familyguy5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13073401)

I am tired of hearing that they should...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-28-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,219
Posted By falcon
Here is our tentative plan for next year, when...

Here is our tentative plan for next year, when ds would be in 1st grade according to age in a normal school setting. Most of these things are just a continuation of what is working well for us this...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By falcon
We'd love to be a part of this, ds had a great...

We'd love to be a part of this, ds had a great time sending/receiving cards last year http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-28-2008, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By falcon
I'd get realistic play money, if you don't have...

I'd get realistic play money, if you don't have it. We use real coins and play paper money:
http://www.rainbowresource.com/produ...447315-1433208...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,127
Posted By falcon
Ds did Saxon 1 last year, and I think there are...

Ds did Saxon 1 last year, and I think there are enough worksheets in that program for 2 kids (at least!) We never did the worksheets of math facts or flashcards, instead playing games like Sum...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By falcon
Quote: Originally Posted by moodymaximus...

Quote:
Originally Posted by moodymaximus http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12139188)
do you have to do this at a certain time...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-08-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By falcon
Right now ds age 5 is in a dance class (he's the...

Right now ds age 5 is in a dance class (he's the only boy in his class, and he's totally cool with it), a gymnastics class, and his library story/craft group starts up in a couple weeks. He might be...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-08-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By falcon
We had a similar ant/gel habitat experience....

We had a similar ant/gel habitat experience. They all seemed happy in the gel for awhile and were building great tunnels. After a few weeks, they collectively seemed to give up on life. They all...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-22-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By falcon
My son (5 last month) would love to do this. He...

My son (5 last month) would love to do this. He uses 4x6 blank index cards to make homemade postcards and we send them to our relatives and friends all the time. (Amazingly, our post office has...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By falcon
We use Saxon, but I definitely wouldn't use...

We use Saxon, but I definitely wouldn't use Saxon if you are the type who is afraid to tweak and leave things out. (We skip tons, since there is so much repetition.) Since Saxon is so complete, I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-11-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By falcon
http://www.rtsregistration.com/ (not sure how...

http://www.rtsregistration.com/ (not sure how this one works for homeschoolers, but we registered anyway)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-06-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By falcon
http://yuletopia.blogspot.com/2008/06/gift-for-da...

http://yuletopia.blogspot.com/2008/06/gift-for-dad.html

http://yuletopia.blogspot.com/2008/0...tee-shirt.html (http://yuletopia.blogspot.com/2008/05/fathers-day-tee-shirt.html)

That's what...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-25-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By falcon
I made one of these a few years ago and I filled...

I made one of these a few years ago and I filled it with old earrings that I had laying around (hooks and any sharp bits removed of course). I had gigantic earrings shaped like 8 balls, holiday...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-02-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,848
Posted By falcon
Playamama- you don't need to be rich and have a...

Playamama- you don't need to be rich and have a music room to get into an Ivy League school! I grew up dirt poor, went to bad public schools, and still went to an Ivy League school. Financial aid...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-24-2008, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By falcon
That is awesome! I am taking notes on what I...

That is awesome! I am taking notes on what I want to pick up tomorrow.

PS Sharon's sorbet in the coconut flavor is *really* good http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-15-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 537
Posted By falcon
I want to say upfront that I'm really not a fan...

I want to say upfront that I'm really not a fan of kale (I know I lose all my crunchy points for admitting that) but this soup is awesome, kale and all:
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-04-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By falcon
OMG that is so funny. We made the dryer lint...

OMG that is so funny. We made the dryer lint clay awhile ago from Kid Concoctions 2 and it ended up looking slimy and hairy, just like cat vomit. (Ds thought it was absolutely hilarious, so I guess...
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