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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-24-2010, 04:20 AM
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Posted By LilyGrace
Have you tried Home Science Tools...

Have you tried Home Science Tools (http://www.hometrainingtools.com/)? They seem to have one of the better selections I've seen for "real" science manipulatives.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-22-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By LilyGrace
Usborne makes some great books, including their...

Usborne makes some great books, including their Internet Linked Book of Knowledge. We have their science encyclopedia and it's really nice. When we got it, I didn't think we'd use their links as...
Forum: Parenting   07-17-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,296
Posted By LilyGrace
Quote: Originally Posted by kathymuggle...

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Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15633848)

For many years she has been mean to her...
Forum: Parenting   07-17-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,296
Posted By LilyGrace
I don't see either as being worse than the...

I don't see either as being worse than the other, but just two seperate problems to deal with. They both sound like they need support and teaching here. I think it will take the 11yo some time to...
Forum: Parenting   07-17-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,296
Posted By LilyGrace
I agree with the others - it is a respect issue....

I agree with the others - it is a respect issue. I would like to gently point out the tone you are using in your posts and the words you have chosen - little, insignificant, small.....are you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-10-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By LilyGrace
We really liked Geology Rocks! It's just a book...

We really liked Geology Rocks! It's just a book of activities (some intro and explanation), but they're broken down into groups like type of rock, minerals..lots of fun.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-09-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By LilyGrace
Quote: Originally Posted by emcap...

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Originally Posted by emcap http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15604109)
Thanks so much. I thought there would be info...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-09-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By LilyGrace
It goes by state, not school district. In Ohio,...

It goes by state, not school district. In Ohio, compulsory attendance starts at age 6. There's a lot of info for you here: http://ohiohomeeducators.net/
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By LilyGrace
I agree with Momma Aimee. We make the decision...

I agree with Momma Aimee. We make the decision every year to hs or public school and this year was a tough decision. The public school here is nice - better than most we've visited. We toured it and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-07-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By LilyGrace
Quote: Originally Posted by moominmamma...

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We just "school" on the living room couch...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-05-2010, 03:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,125
Posted By LilyGrace
6th grade here - We're doing from the Ancients...

6th grade here - We're doing from the Ancients to Explorers with the help of SOTW and Sonlight.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-04-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By LilyGrace
Just like with anything else, you give choices...

Just like with anything else, you give choices based on age.

If your family has decided to homeschool, that is a fact. The choices offered would then be creating the schedule together, deciding...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By LilyGrace
Seems to be just busy work, imo. If they get it,...

Seems to be just busy work, imo. If they get it, why keep them working on it?

We've moved back and forth through writing curriculums/language arts and grown to love one of our resources: Writing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-23-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By LilyGrace
We loved the Money Savvy pig. It worked out well...

We loved the Money Savvy pig. It worked out well for us until ds was old enough to go to a checkbook method (The Bank Of Mom and Dad, http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif ) We...
Forum: Parenting   06-23-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,524
Posted By LilyGrace
Quote: Originally Posted by Jane91...

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Originally Posted by Jane91 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15548635)
From watching some of the other interactions...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-21-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By LilyGrace
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

The life you have now is not the life you will have for the next 15 years. Children change so much, and they do sprout wings and start...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-16-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,765
Posted By LilyGrace
I don't know which is better, but I taught The...

I don't know which is better, but I taught The Kid D'nealian, he went to school for 2 years where he had to use Zaner-Blosser, and his handwriting went down the tubes after, creating a mix of ZB and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-16-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,757
Posted By LilyGrace
We've done well with Math U See. It takes about...

We've done well with Math U See. It takes about 15 minutes a day, slowly builds on each lesson, and offers enough repetition and visualization for not-strong math students. We chose it because it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-16-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By LilyGrace
I don't think the problem would go away with her...

I don't think the problem would go away with her in school. It would be put off for a few hours, but it would still be there.


You've gotten some really good advice already, but I wanted to add...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-21-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By LilyGrace
The Kid sets his own schedule. I have on the...

The Kid sets his own schedule. I have on the calendar how long each subject would take if we did it according to the books. He can decide when to take off, when to continue, and how he'll do it. At...
Forum: Parenting   12-06-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,031
Posted By LilyGrace
Quote: Originally Posted by Swan3...

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Originally Posted by Swan3 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14763401)
And for many of us, it's not practical to have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-06-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By LilyGrace
One book?? Eek. I would have to say a history...

One book?? Eek. I would have to say a history encyclopedia, either Kingfisher or Usborne.

Science can be done through mostly observation, math builds on itself, reading and writing are...
Forum: Parenting   12-06-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,031
Posted By LilyGrace
I'll admit, I have a problem with strollers. Too...

I'll admit, I have a problem with strollers. Too many of them are 'cadillacs' - huge things that have shocks and off-road tires that don't belong in stores. And parents are careless with them. I...
Forum: Parenting   12-05-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,346
Posted By LilyGrace
I'm......I don't know. I'd have to say full of...

I'm......I don't know. I'd have to say full of routine, focused on independence/gradual responsibility, natural/logical consequences, and very laid back. Can that all go together?...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-02-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By LilyGrace
Take a look at the book How To Teach What Really...

Take a look at the book How To Teach What Really Happened. It's not a curriculum. It's an approach philosophy that keeps history focused more on the people who lived through it and how to look at...
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