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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-10-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By astra
We have been studying the oceans and ocean life....

We have been studying the oceans and ocean life. But we are about to start something new. I haven't really decided what yet. I am thinking we will probably keep schooling through the summer. After...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-09-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By astra
We bought Calvert material used for Kindergarten...

We bought Calvert material used for Kindergarten this year. It is great if you want the type of material that is all laid out for you, basically telling you exactly what to say to your child. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-25-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By astra
Signed up! Thanks for sharing!

Signed up! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-09-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,148
Posted By astra
We are on list 3 and they have been rolling in...

We are on list 3 and they have been rolling in here!! My son is so excited each day when I go to the mail! I'm saving them all until Monday! :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-07-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,148
Posted By astra
We missed all the drama too. We just got back...

We missed all the drama too. We just got back from vacation and ours went in the mail today! :)
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   10-24-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By astra
There are hayride and big giant slides at the...

There are hayride and big giant slides at the Burke Nursery's Pumpkin Patch and Playground. We went there last year. It was a bit pricey on the weekends, I think it's $12 a person! They have a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-17-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,135
Posted By astra
There is a Chapter book set of the Magic School...

There is a Chapter book set of the Magic School Bus? I'm not sure I have seen that! Where did you find them?

Stuart Little was the first Chapter book we read to our son! It's still one of his...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-17-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,135
Posted By astra
We are finally getting more in the routine of...

We are finally getting more in the routine of this whole kindergarten thing.

My son started a weekly co-op last week, and loved it so much we decided to sign up for another day too. He had so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-13-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,153
Posted By astra
How long have you been homeschooling? This is...

How long have you been homeschooling?
This is our first year, but we did preschool at home too!

How old are your children?
Ds is 5

What grades would they be in?
Kindergarten

Describe...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,135
Posted By astra
What did you read?

What did you read?
Forum: Family Safety   09-05-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,143
Posted By astra
We have never put a life jacket on my son while...

We have never put a life jacket on my son while playing in the ocean. He is always in arms reach though! It only takes a second to be knocked down by a wave.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-05-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By astra
I am sure she will pick it up in time. I thought...

I am sure she will pick it up in time. I thought my ds would never catch on to it! Now he can certainly color in the lines if he wants to at age 5. I think seeing other kids coloring in the lines,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-02-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By astra
It sounds like more than enough social time. But...

It sounds like more than enough social time. But in my family we tend to be introverted too! I would follow your child's lead, if they seem like they want more time to free play with other kids,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-02-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,135
Posted By astra
I love the idea of kindergarten thread!! We...

I love the idea of kindergarten thread!!

We started Kindergarten on Monday too!! Our week started off great, but yesterday was a little rough. He hates the thought of "school" everyday of the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By astra
We haven't tried Nick JR boost yet. We do use...

We haven't tried Nick JR boost yet. We do use the free games there. We have a JumpStart membership. I am thinking of switching to Nick JR boost because my son seems to enjoy the nick jr site better.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-18-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By astra
Wish I had some advice, but we are in a similar...

Wish I had some advice, but we are in a similar situation. So I can totally relate to this post!

We are going to do a once a week co-op here, and I'm already keeping my fingers crossed that he...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   08-12-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By astra
All we needed was our security deposit, and...

All we needed was our security deposit, and first months rent. Our landlord also wanted to run a credit check on us as well! Hope you can find the perfect place for you to start over at!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-12-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,599
Posted By astra
This past year my son really enjoyed Charlotte's...

This past year my son really enjoyed Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, the classic Winnie the Pooh stories, James and The Giant Peach. We also read him several books from The Flat Stanley series.
...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-11-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 918
Posted By astra
Just the thread I need to keep my eye on. We too...

Just the thread I need to keep my eye on. We too are going on our first camping trip soon too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,091
Posted By astra
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif Love all the ideas I'm seeing here!!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-21-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,301
Posted By astra
hahaha, We have had similar experiences with...

hahaha, We have had similar experiences with people at yard sales. Not worth it. Especially, when you are talking about $10. She probably is hoping you will just give her it.
Forum: Grief and Loss   07-21-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 48
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Views: 6,817
Posted By astra
I am so sorry....

I am so sorry. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Parenting   07-21-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By astra
I love traveling by Amtrak. But I have never...

I love traveling by Amtrak. But I have never traveled with that much gear. The first time I traveled with ds he was 8 months old. I brought a stroller, diaper bag, and a duffle bag. They will help...
Forum: Parenting   07-21-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,473
Posted By astra
I'd eat the cake and not even think twice of...

I'd eat the cake and not even think twice of it!! We did a train for my son's second birthday, and made the track with twizzlers!
Forum: Parenting   07-21-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,662
Posted By astra
I would talk to the sitter, as calmly as...

I would talk to the sitter, as calmly as possible, and try to figure out exactly what was going on outside. It sounds so bizarre, that she would encourage your 3 year old to pee out side. Did you...
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