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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2013, 07:52 AM
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Posted By lakersey
Ack! I don't know why my last post came out like...

Ack! I don't know why my last post came out like that! The editor ignored all my returns and ran everything together. Even when I edit it, it sill looks like that. Sorry!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By lakersey
We are in full-on middle school, so I'm trying...

We are in full-on middle school, so I'm trying to be a little more structured than we've been in the past. We go to a homeschool co-op one day a week and some subjects get done there. Otherwise, I'm...
Forum: Unschooling   07-27-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By lakersey
I would add:   Gamestar Mechanic...

I would add:
 
Gamestar Mechanic - https://gamestarmechanic.com/ Animated story that steps you through designing a game.  You can pay to get more, but the free version is enough to get him started...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By lakersey
We got our boys some of those old electronic...

We got our boys some of those old electronic project kits (my brother used to play with them in the 70s) on ebay for really cheap.  They always come with a huge book of projects.  A good breadboard...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-13-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By lakersey
I never though I'd be homeschooling.  But like...

I never though I'd be homeschooling.  But like so many other people here, school just didn't work for my kids.  So we are taking it one year at a time.  Don't ever feel like any decision you make...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-13-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By lakersey
I was so excited when I found Time4Learning and...

I was so excited when I found Time4Learning and thought it was going to be "the solution" for us.  Ha!  I should know better than to ever think that.  After about 6 weeks, my kids were sick of the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-11-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By lakersey
Oh, in spite of the excessive length of my last...

Oh, in spite of the excessive length of my last reply, I forgot to mention Discovery Education Streaming.  Thousands of videos on everything you can imagine.  It's pricey, but you can get a break on...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-11-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By lakersey
There are several sites I would recommend...

There are several sites I would recommend looking at.  The first is SAS Curriculum Pathways.  They have online content for Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Spanish for middle and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-09-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By lakersey
One of my sons made a blog on edublogs.org - he...

One of my sons made a blog on edublogs.org - he was about 8 or 9 at the time.  It was very easy and they walk you through the whole process.  
 
Lori
Mom to Big Guy (14) and Little Buddy (10)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-28-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By lakersey
Glad you like it and hope it helps.  I'm putting...

Glad you like it and hope it helps.  I'm putting up several links a day (at least until I have to stop and start planning my kids' lessons for next year), so keep checking back.  Spread the word.
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-26-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By lakersey
Mango Languages might be a good place to start....

Mango Languages might be a good place to start.  You can get it free through most public libraries.  It's more conversational than grammar-focused, but it would help her get caught up.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-26-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By lakersey
We also have a block of time during the day when...

We also have a block of time during the day when the boys can't be playing games.  In that time, we do about 45 mins of math, 30 mins of reading and an hour or so of science and history. We also...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-26-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By lakersey
I've been homeschooling my two boys for several...

I've been homeschooling my two boys for several years and they are both now in Middle School.  My project for this summer was to go through the hundreds of sites in my Homeschool Bookmark file and...
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