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Forum: Learning at School   09-24-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,213
Posted By ManiacMama
DS #1 was hs for part of 1st and all of 2nd...

DS #1 was hs for part of 1st and all of 2nd grades and ds #2 was hs for all of K. DD was hs for preschool and never attended any kind of school before starting K a few weeks ago. They are now in...
Forum: Learning at School   09-21-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 989
Posted By ManiacMama
My kids love school lunch. I let them get it...

My kids love school lunch. I let them get it last year every day because it was their first year in school and they didn't want to be there; it was the one highlight of their day. The novelty never...
Forum: Learning at School   09-01-2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,472
Posted By ManiacMama
What bothers me most is the watered down...

What bothers me most is the watered down curriculum. There is really no history (at least until 4th grade when they start learning about presidents), and not much science. Science and social studies...
Forum: Learning at School   09-01-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By ManiacMama
We have done both. Our oldest attended K, where...

We have done both. Our oldest attended K, where we had a disasterous start, switched schools (to our current school which was much better). Due to circumstances not related to school, we...
Forum: Learning at School   08-21-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,356
Posted By ManiacMama
Very well said, Barb; I completely agree. Every...

Very well said, Barb; I completely agree. Every child is unique; every family unique and with those personalities come a family dynamic. For us, if all three of my children had temperaments of my...
Forum: Learning at School   08-11-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,356
Posted By ManiacMama
Me too. We homeschooled twice and gave up twice....

Me too. We homeschooled twice and gave up twice. Academically, the kids thrived and they liked it, but it burnt me out. My eldest is an active alert child and I just can't provide the structure and...
Forum: Learning at School   08-07-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By ManiacMama
Yes, we have had this issue in our school too,...

Yes, we have had this issue in our school too, more so for the lower elementary grades (K and 1st) than for 3rd. In K, it seemed like a daily thing. I don't like it at all, but there are so many...
Forum: Learning at School   07-27-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By ManiacMama
Quote: Originally Posted by freestyler...

Quote:
Originally Posted by freestyler http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11786182)
But it's a rough transition, isn't it? The...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-29-2008, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By ManiacMama
I don't homeschool anymore, but I wanted to...

I don't homeschool anymore, but I wanted to offer my support and let you know that, yes, your post sounds very familiar to me and it can be really hard. Family dynamics is huge, IMO, and sometimes...
Forum: Learning at School   06-25-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By ManiacMama
I thought I'd give an update on our decision...

I thought I'd give an update on our decision ----

We have un-enrolled from School B and have chosen to stay at School A. Thanks to everyone for their input; it really helped a lot. I was thinking...
Forum: Learning at School   06-24-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,517
Posted By ManiacMama
The list looks pretty typical to me, though we...

The list looks pretty typical to me, though we don't have to send in anything like ziploc bags or forks and plates. I have no problem with it since they are responsible for providing an education...
Forum: Learning at School   06-23-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By ManiacMama
ChristaN, your experience sounds like a...

ChristaN, your experience sounds like a nightmare! I'm so sorry you and your children had to endure all that. But that is exactly my fear about School B - I think all the staff turnover is very...
Forum: Learning at School   06-23-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By ManiacMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Evan&Anna's_Mom...

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Originally Posted by Evan&Anna's_Mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11532512)
New school inevitably have issues the...
Forum: Learning at School   06-23-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By ManiacMama
Yes, my oldest will be entering 4th grade this...

Yes, my oldest will be entering 4th grade this year and School B will go through 6th this year. They will add a grade each year, so they will always have 2 grades above him. He won't have to...
Forum: Learning at School   06-23-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By ManiacMama
I typed up a long post and lost it - trying...

I typed up a long post and lost it - trying again...

I need help choosing a school for my dc. I have 3 dc, a ds entering 4th grade, a ds entering 2nd grade and a dd entering K early. DD will...
Forum: Learning at School   05-18-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,394
Posted By ManiacMama
This has certainly been a tough year! We've had...

This has certainly been a tough year! We've had our ups and downs and now that the year is drawing to a close, I'd have to say that I wouldn't send them back to a regular public school. Overall,...
Forum: Learning at School   04-19-2008, 02:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 905
Posted By ManiacMama
Funny, most of you say that you'd be upset; when...

Funny, most of you say that you'd be upset; when I tell people IRL they just shrug it off.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif

From what I got from my oldest ds,...
Forum: Learning at School   04-17-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 905
Posted By ManiacMama
I have 2 little guys in school this year; 1st...

I have 2 little guys in school this year; 1st and 3rd grades. Yesterday, my 3rd grader told me that they are now using the video game Guitar Hero as a part of music class in school. The other new...
Forum: Learning at School   04-14-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By ManiacMama
I understand what you mean and I feel the same...

I understand what you mean and I feel the same way. We hs for 2 years and the 2 oldest are in school this year. It's been both positive and negative. My eldest and I clashed at home. A lot. While we...
Forum: Learning at School   03-27-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,808
Posted By ManiacMama
Quote: Originally Posted by elizaveta...

Quote:
Originally Posted by elizaveta http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10862154)
I was home-schooled / unschooled from 7'th...
Forum: Learning at School   02-27-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By ManiacMama
Me, me! We have done both ps and hs, but went...

Me, me! We have done both ps and hs, but went back to ps last fall.

I love the idea of homeschooling and for us, when it was wonderful it was really wonderful, but when it was bad it was really,...
Forum: Learning at School   01-28-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 878
Posted By ManiacMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Snugglebunnymama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snugglebunnymama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10398149)
How does that work? You mean you are...
Forum: Learning at School   01-27-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 878
Posted By ManiacMama
We are in-district transfers within our school...

We are in-district transfers within our school district, and I drive about 5 minutes each way. I personally couldn't do a long drive like some people do, but that's just me. I'd homeschool again if...
Forum: Learning at School   12-26-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,491
Posted By ManiacMama
Quote: Originally Posted by UUMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by UUMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10099043)
All of the Korean teens I know who attend...
Forum: Learning at School   12-26-2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,491
Posted By ManiacMama
Quote: Originally Posted by glendora...

Quote:
Originally Posted by glendora http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10097207)
Yeah, I know quite a few people from the...
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