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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-14-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By kittie313
Yup, we take winter off and then ease into...

Yup, we take winter off and then ease into school in the spring.  Right now we're in the process of easing into our lessons in fact.  I try to do lessons during the winter, really I do, but I just...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-06-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By kittie313
My third is going to be in Kindy this fall, and...

My third is going to be in Kindy this fall, and my plan with her is as follows:
 
Math-U-See (she's in Primer and will go to Alpha when we finish it)
read daily with/to mommy
learn to write her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-09-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By kittie313
We have a minimal amount of structure in our...

We have a minimal amount of structure in our homeschool, just enough that I don't feel like we are unschoolers (although dh would disagree on that one lol).  What I do is History Pockets for the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-09-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,339
Posted By kittie313
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-06-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,339
Posted By kittie313
See we pretty much did that this year with math...

See we pretty much did that this year with math for Missa.  Once we dropped k12 in October, I just put a Miquon book (she's doing orange) in her box with the rods and let her at it.  She fiddles...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-05-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,339
Posted By kittie313
Do you think I'd be able to put her in TT3?  She...

Do you think I'd be able to put her in TT3?  She just missed the placement by 2 points on the second part of the test, and she seems to do well with computer-based stuff that we've done so far.  But...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-05-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,334
Posted By kittie313
Oh, I forgot.  If you do buy the full core, the...

Oh, I forgot.  If you do buy the full core, the bible packages are optional from core aK up to uhhhhh core 5, so you can buy any of those cores without it or with it.  It is scheduled in the guide,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-05-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,334
Posted By kittie313
I'm doing core 1 now and I can tell you how to...

I'm doing core 1 now and I can tell you how to secularize it (which we're doing to a degree).  You will want to drop the bible (which we did) and there are 2 read alouds that you will want to drop...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-05-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,339
Posted By kittie313
Anyone able to compare the two?  Both right now...

Anyone able to compare the two?  Both right now are on the table for my non-mathy 2nd grader to do since I have to change programs anyway (Miquon just isn't quite the fit I was hoping it would be...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-17-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By kittie313
I'm using Horizons 1 to teach my 1st grader...

I'm using Horizons 1 to teach my 1st grader math.  I bought just the workbooks, as I took college calculus when I was in high school and am fairly confident in my ability to teach a gifted 6yo how...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-08-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By kittie313
We're studying ancients with a different program...

We're studying ancients with a different program (Sonlight core 1, uses Child's History of the World) but we added in History Pockets for some light hands-on, along with lapbooking resources from...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-08-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By kittie313
Find out who is in charge of the at-risk or...

Find out who is in charge of the at-risk or special education department and send THEM an e-mail.  I had the same run-around with my oldest when she was in ps here locally, her K teacher would tell...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-08-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By kittie313
Whenever family asks me why I homeschool, I hand...

Whenever family asks me why I homeschool, I hand them a printout of our local ps district's academic report card.  That shuts them up REAL fast  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif  ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-08-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By kittie313
With the current state of Ohio schools, I...

With the current state of Ohio schools, I wouldn't move to Ohio and enroll your child.  You are MUCH smarter to homeschool while you live here IMO.  In fact, we moved from a small town here in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-07-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By kittie313
I need to buy MUS alpha and beta for my girls,...

I need to buy MUS alpha and beta for my girls, and don't know that I can hold off on at least alpha until spring.  I also have a couple other things I need to purchase for the kids to change...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
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Views: 1,142
Posted By kittie313
Let's see here, I tried Singapore math and it...

Let's see here, I tried Singapore math and it was not a hit here.  I did a little over a year of k12 math and my oldest didn't retain squat while my 2nd girl was bored silly.  Now my oldest is doing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-21-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By kittie313
There is a lot more to vision than just 20/20 is...

There is a lot more to vision than just 20/20 is the thing.  If her eyes aren't correctly focusing together on things, then it doesn't matter how perfect her vision is on the letter charts.  I know...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-20-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By kittie313
Wait, we need a reason to homeschool?   And...

Wait, we need a reason to homeschool?
 
And yes, I think it is legitimate if you feel that honoring your child's natural sleep/wake cycles and times of highest productivity is important.  So, what...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-20-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By kittie313
If you are interested in trying an approach that...

If you are interested in trying an approach that is totally different, there is a book that may be of interest to you (I bought it myself, but you could check your library instead).  I've suggested...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By kittie313
Well it could be that she's just not ready since...

Well it could be that she's just not ready since she is almost 5yo, but then it could be more as well.  If you think something more is up, you may want to pursue evaluation.  But it may just be...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By kittie313
Yep its developmental like pp's said.  My oldest...

Yep its developmental like pp's said.  My oldest didn't have that skill at all for a long time.  At 4yo she learned her letter sounds and would say the individual sounds in simple words, but no...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,631
Posted By kittie313
My mother is firmly against homeschooling, to...

My mother is firmly against homeschooling, to the point that she very vocally tells people that it should be illegal worldwide and that all homeschooling parents should be jailed a month for every...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By kittie313
I was at the library yesterday, and got several...

I was at the library yesterday, and got several books from the math section in hopes of helping my 7yo dd with her math skills a little and get my newly 5yo dd started on making more progress in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By kittie313
At 6yo I started learning calligraphy in ps when...

At 6yo I started learning calligraphy in ps when my 1st grade teacher realized that I needed something to do to keep me occupied for the 75% of the time that I had finished my work and was waiting...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,110
Posted By kittie313
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