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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-14-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By Rivka5
I'm in Maryland. We did portfolio review with...

I'm in Maryland. We did portfolio review with Baltimore City last year for K - this year we're using an umbrella group, Maryland Homeschool Reviews. Where in MD are you reviewing? Some counties are...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-16-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,955
Posted By Rivka5
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Quote:Originally Posted by hildare http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1321694/baby-has-infected-toe-help#post_16555503)
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Forum: Family Safety   07-15-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,624
Posted By Rivka5
The last time we got stranded overnight because...

The last time we got stranded overnight because of a missed flight, we were surprised to learn that the airport had a big stash of disposable diapers for just that situation. We mentioned to the...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-08-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,043
Posted By Rivka5
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Forum: Unschooling   03-01-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,126
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Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   11-11-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Rivka5
Yes, it's the Hebrew version of Rebecca. About...

Yes, it's the Hebrew version of Rebecca. About half the people in my life call me Rivka, depending on where and how they met me - I've used that name online since 1996. You can use either one as...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   11-10-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Rivka5
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Quote:Originally Posted by Holiztic http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   11-03-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Rivka5
I'd be interested! The trails in Patapsco Valley...

I'd be interested! The trails in Patapsco Valley State Park are pretty nice, and right near you.
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   11-03-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Rivka5
We're going to the free Fall Fun day there...

We're going to the free Fall Fun day there tomorrow - anyone else?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-02-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Rivka5
I found that it was a big adjustment at first,...

I found that it was a big adjustment at first, but now we're in a smooth routine. Things that have been helpful for us:

- I cultivate a "waiting for the bus" attitude. Go ahead and fuss and...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-18-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,343
Posted By Rivka5
Quote: Originally Posted by StrongBeliever...

Quote:
Originally Posted by StrongBeliever http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15955078)
I was referencing a comment from...
Forum: Unschooling   10-12-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,323
Posted By Rivka5
Quote: Originally Posted by Tigeresse...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tigeresse http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15933497)
My 18 yo unschooled son is struggling...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-12-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 723
Posted By Rivka5
Quote: Originally Posted by AngelBee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelBee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15938667)
What Five in a Row are you using? i didnt...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-12-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Rivka5
I loved telling my daughter yesterday that I...

I loved telling my daughter yesterday that I would take her to "Mount Vernon - the real place where George Washington lived." She squealed and threw herself at me and hugged me so hard I could...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-12-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 723
Posted By Rivka5
We're in our second week of exploring the Middle...

We're in our second week of exploring the Middle Ages with Five in a Row. My husband is taking my 5yo on a "pilgrimage." They're going to set out on a long and dangerous journey...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-22-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By Rivka5
Try doing a search on "YourStateName curriculum...

Try doing a search on "YourStateName curriculum standards." That should take you to the state Board of Education's expectations for what children will learn in each grade. Then you nudge that up if...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-18-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 32,818
Posted By Rivka5
Okay, I entered the foods you listed into...

Okay, I entered the foods you listed into fitday.com. Obviously I had to guess at some of the values (for example, how much spaghetti & how big a meatball), but here's a rough estimate:

If the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-17-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 32,818
Posted By Rivka5
From my perspective, this meal plan is lacking...

From my perspective, this meal plan is lacking in calories and especially in fat. Toddlers need something like 50% of their calories from fat. This is a pretty low-fat diet she's eating, so it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 39,684
Posted By Rivka5
Quote: Originally Posted by Linda on the move...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15845157)
I think that many unschoolers are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 39,684
Posted By Rivka5
Quote: Originally Posted by midnightwriter...

Quote:
Originally Posted by midnightwriter http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15840469)
If this were something obvious, I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,081
Posted By Rivka5
How long have you been homeschooling? Since June...

How long have you been homeschooling? Since June 1. We go year-round.

How old are your children? My homeschooler is 5 1/2 and my toddler is 1 1/2.

What grades would they be in? Kindergarten.
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-10-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By Rivka5
I'm confused. A play-based nursery school should...

I'm confused. A play-based nursery school should not need to differentiate, because there shouldn't be enough of an academic focus or an explicit curriculum to make it a problem that a child isn't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-31-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By Rivka5
Nonfiction picture books for young kids commonly...

Nonfiction picture books for young kids commonly have some sort of frame story or (weak) plot, or fictional characters who are discovering/learning about the information. It's to help kids relate to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-30-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Rivka5
There's a song on Wee Sing Children's Songs and...

There's a song on Wee Sing Children's Songs and Fingerplays that's for learning your address. It is sung to the tune of "It's Raining, It's Pouring." We sing:

My name is Alex LastName
This is my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-25-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By Rivka5
Quote: Originally Posted by LemonPie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LemonPie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15770999)...
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