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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2012, 11:14 AM
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Posted By dubatatamama
My DS is doing 1st grade work he LOVES...

My DS is doing 1st grade work he LOVES http://www.ixl.com.  You can do a certain amount of practice each day for free, or you can pay a yearly fee ($79/yr) for unlimited access. With a paid...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By dubatatamama
We are doing K/1st grade with my DS (5.5)  and...

We are doing K/1st grade with my DS (5.5)  and we use Explode the Code for Language Arts.  I think it encompasses phonics, handwriting, spelling, and grammar all in one.  It is very light and fun...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-24-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By dubatatamama
That is so cute that he is teaching his...

That is so cute that he is teaching his brothers!
 
My DD (4) was at an outdoor nature center and they had a butterfly theme that day.  DD walked over to one of the centers, picked something up...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-10-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By dubatatamama
My DD is a super-extroverted, loves to talk to...

My DD is a super-extroverted, loves to talk to anybody and everybody type kid as well.  
 
It sounds to  me like you have her social needs taken care of.  If your family asks the ever-so-popular...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-02-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By dubatatamama
We use and highly recommend www.ixl.com...

We use and highly recommend www.ixl.com (http://www.ixl.com).  My DS loves it and they can work at any level they are comfortable with.  They have free practice time, but DS ended up enjoying it so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-28-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By dubatatamama
I use Google ALL.THE.TIME.  Seriously could not...

I use Google ALL.THE.TIME.  Seriously could not live without it because of all of the obscure questions!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-10-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By dubatatamama
Oh, and kgianforti, LOVE the graduation party...

Oh, and kgianforti, LOVE the graduation party idea!!  So cute!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-10-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By dubatatamama
Can I join in?   So we are just about to...

Can I join in?
 
So we are just about to finish up Saxon K with DS and we are both really enjoying it!  I ordered Saxon 1 for next year, but may do some of it over the summer if he requests to....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-08-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By dubatatamama
I never ended up finding a "sale" on Saxon, but...

I never ended up finding a "sale" on Saxon, but I ended up ordering Math 1 on christianbooks.com and that is where I found the cheapest prince on the whole set.  FYI-Saxon 1 comes with 2 workbooks.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-03-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By dubatatamama
Does anyone know if/when they put their math...

Does anyone know if/when they put their math products on sale?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-22-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By dubatatamama
I can definitely sympathize with you.  At the...

I can definitely sympathize with you.  At the age of 3, most of my children's friends started going off to preschool and were not as available during the day to get together.  Not to mention, now...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-12-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By dubatatamama
DD will  be 4 next month and she is very...

DD will  be 4 next month and she is very interested (maybe obsessed!) with animals, nature and she loves crafts.  Are there any curricula/activity books that are focused on these things?
 
Any...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-03-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By dubatatamama
As soon as I saw your DS' age and Montessori...

As soon as I saw your DS' age and Montessori influence, I thought of this blog...great Montessori ideas!
http://1plus1plus1equals1.blogspot.com/
 
Good luck with your journey!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-02-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,066
Posted By dubatatamama
Momma Aimee...I can't get my quote to work right...

Momma Aimee...I can't get my quote to work right now, but on IXL.com you don't even have to set up a username to use the free practice.  DS has outgrown the practice and was begging, yes BEGGING to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-20-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,240
Posted By dubatatamama
I am so sorry you have had this experience!...

I am so sorry you have had this experience!  Hugs to you and your family!  Is this just a cultural thing that they feel they can decide what's best for your child, and outright call you a bad...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-18-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,066
Posted By dubatatamama
We use IXl math, but only on a free basis...we...

We use IXl math, but only on a free basis...we don't pay the extra money for a membership.  The daily practice that they allow you is plenty for DS (5).  I like it because it aligns with state...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-03-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By dubatatamama
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Littlebirds http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1288958/feeling-lost#post_16156639)

I am...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-02-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By dubatatamama
I take a very similar approach with my DS and DD...

I take a very similar approach with my DS and DD (5 and almost 4).  I have art supplies out for them and I find that they are far more creative than if I direct it.  I will sometimes guide them with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-31-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By dubatatamama
We love What's GNU?...

We love What's GNU?  http://www.amazon.com/Think-Fun-7760-ThinkFun-Whats/dp/B00073JTQQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1293843759&sr=8-1...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-30-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By dubatatamama
Here at our house, we focus on the 3 R's for K....

Here at our house, we focus on the 3 R's for K.  My DS (5 in 2 weeks!) is reading independently, but we still do a lot of read alouds and we use Explode the Code to make sure he understands all the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-27-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,179
Posted By dubatatamama
We are doing K with my DS (4) this year and we...

We are doing K with my DS (4) this year and we are mainly focusing on the 3 R's.  He is reading fluently, but we use "Explode the Code" for phonics just to be sure he has all of his phonics rules...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-27-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By dubatatamama
I also wanted to add that you may find you are...

I also wanted to add that you may find you are less stressed because you won;t be rushing  back and forth to drop off and pick up at school, and you are already teaching him at home anyway, so you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-27-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By dubatatamama
I think your children will learn so much just by...

I think your children will learn so much just by seeing how you run your business and socializing with customers.  Your 6 y/o will need very little if any "formal" school time.  I say go for it!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-26-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By dubatatamama
Thanks LoMaH!   I am part of 3 yahoo groups...

Thanks LoMaH!
 
I am part of 3 yahoo groups here, but the friend who is insisting that I am wrong about when to report is on the same lists and I don't want her to see that I asked the group's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-24-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By dubatatamama
I have a friend whose DD is one month younger...

I have a friend whose DD is one month younger than my DS and she keep saying we need to report next year, and I didn't think that was right!
 
jessid-what part of MA are you in?  We are in...
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