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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-22-2016, 07:39 PM
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Posted By autumnvt
Wow... I think this thread has gone off on a...

Wow... I think this thread has gone off on a different tangent. Thank you mooninmamma for your original input. I am not wondering whether I should have my kids home vs. going to school, nor am I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-17-2016, 10:27 AM
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Posted By autumnvt
Thanks for your reply mooninmama. I think trust...

Thanks for your reply mooninmama. I think trust is something I still need to work on. Even though we've been out of the public school setting for many years, I think I still sometimes feel like my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-14-2016, 08:48 PM
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Posted By autumnvt
from controlling the schooling to unschooling

I'm not quite sure what to label this thread...or what exactly I am looking for.

I have been homeschooling with my kids for the past 4 years this month. My eldest went to school until half way...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-31-2015, 05:25 PM
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Views: 646
Posted By autumnvt
Park days

I've read on these forums about homeschool groups getting together for "park days". If you participate In these...how often do you gather? Is it just what it sounds like...a meet-up at a park with no...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-21-2015, 06:43 PM
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Views: 534
Posted By autumnvt
My kids are a bit away from high school, but I...

My kids are a bit away from high school, but I loved reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States as a teenager.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-14-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By autumnvt
We do something similar here, where we focus on...

We do something similar here, where we focus on history for awhile (until interest wanes), then a science concept or project, then learning about a country, etc... I usually follow an interest of my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By autumnvt
Thank you both! I did use the strip method, and...

Thank you both! I did use the strip method, and got all the way to the right hand end was worth 100 each, but got stuck there. I've never been good at word problems, but am enjoying the challenge in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By autumnvt
Singapore Math 5A word problem help!

I am having trouble figuring out a couple of the word problems. If someone could explain to me how to do it, then I could figure out the others. Thanks!

Lindsey made some tarts. She sold 3/5 of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-08-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,912
Posted By autumnvt
My nine year old just read the first two of the...

My nine year old just read the first two of the Skin jacker trilogy- Everlost and Everwild. He's done all of the Rick Riordian books and Harry Potter series. I'm continually searching for new reading...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-08-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By autumnvt
What helps me when facing decisions like yours...

What helps me when facing decisions like yours about children and schooling and what is best, is to remind myself that if we try one way and it doesn't work out, we can always change things. If...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By autumnvt
Thanks for your replies. My husband would work...

Thanks for your replies. My husband would work part time around my schedule and we would look for child care to fill in the gaps. There is not a part time option for the program that I am looking at....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-07-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By autumnvt
Masters in Occupational Therapy program with kids

Hi I'm looking into a full time mOT program. It would involve moving to an entirely new location, one location that is nearer to family, with my DH and our children who would be 7 and 10 by then. It...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-06-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By autumnvt
Returning to school while continuing to homeschool

I guess I am looking for any been there, done that comments. I am looking seriously at returning to school to get my Masters in a full time, 2 1/2 year program. I have two children 9 and 6 right now,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-04-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By autumnvt
Yes, I forgot to add that I too was an active...

Yes, I forgot to add that I too was an active member of the PTA. They have done okay without me... and my ds is still friends with three of his closest friends from school. That connection doesn't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-04-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By autumnvt
My DS came home, his choice, half way through...

My DS came home, his choice, half way through first grade. That was after several months of trying to make things work, then offering him this option. That was just over two years ago and he...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By autumnvt
Some of the ones my kids (5 and 8) like are: The...

Some of the ones my kids (5 and 8) like are: The Elements (periodic table), Bill Nye, Little writer, Eggy phonics, math ninja, farfaria (stories), brainpop and brainpop jr. , google earth,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-14-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By autumnvt
Ha! I guess my point was, at least in my...

Ha! I guess my point was, at least in my experience, when I try to set up quiet activities for my son and his friends, they prefer to run around and do more physical stuff.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-13-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By autumnvt
My 8 year old enjoys many art and craft and...

My 8 year old enjoys many art and craft and quiet activities. But when he is with another boy his age, the energy level is generally pretty high. They like to wrestle and play spy and chase the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-29-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By autumnvt
5 for my son and 4 for my daughter. Both loved...

5 for my son and 4 for my daughter. Both loved the story...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-29-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By autumnvt
I just wanted to add. That the Piipi...

I just wanted to add. That the Piipi Longstocking series was a hit with my son at this age....
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-06-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By autumnvt
What about books on cd,or the computer, that he...

What about books on cd,or the computer, that he can listen to for a bit to get some down time?
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-28-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By autumnvt
It sounds like she might be testing out other...

It sounds like she might be testing out other children's behavior that she sees in school. Once my older started school, he came home with all kinds of new phrases and behaviors to test out at home....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-09-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By autumnvt
Is there a library nearby that he could...

Is there a library nearby that he could walk/bike to or that you could drop him off at for a couple of hours? Is he interested in being a mother's helper?
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By autumnvt
Slip and slide and water balloons....  

Slip and slide and water balloons....
 
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By autumnvt
One of the coolest things about my dad is how...

One of the coolest things about my dad is how active and engaging he was with my sister and I even after my parents got a divorce. He really wanted to be involved. I've also seen him cry in...
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