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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2011, 09:10 AM
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,947
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hopefulmama...

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Don't get me wrong, I think this is a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-14-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,947
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It looks like I can't just default what...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-30-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
Posted By EXOLAX
Heh, my youngest asks for time away from me....

Heh, my youngest asks for time away from me. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif

We try to indulge by creating opportunities for her to have her independance. It helps...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-24-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,287
Posted By EXOLAX
Quote: Originally Posted by A&A...

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"At the University of New South Wales, Gross...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-18-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,498
Posted By EXOLAX
Sounds like you are going through a lot. ...

Sounds like you are going through a lot.

What about starting with looking up books in the library in the fiction section (sorted by author)? Also, re-shelving books in a library can be a great...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-11-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,438
Posted By EXOLAX
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The term "borrowing" is being phased out because it implies that something will be 'given back' or 'replaced' and that is inaccurate....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-02-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,286
Posted By EXOLAX
Quote: Originally Posted by Satori...

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Does anyone know what the STI Elluminate's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-28-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,286
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They only do scantron tests for 2nd grade and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-05-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,286
Posted By EXOLAX
Quote: Originally Posted by magnolia_mama...

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I am a little surprised to hear that so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-18-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,286
Posted By EXOLAX
Things have been going really well for us. I'm...

Things have been going really well for us. I'm happy with the curriculum and I have found the K and 1st grade curriculum to be pretty flexible. We are already enrolled for both kids for next year...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-26-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,428
Posted By EXOLAX
Quote: Originally Posted by eclipse...

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... and othertimes I just counted it as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-15-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,428
Posted By EXOLAX
Quote: Originally Posted by elanorh...

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I feel like it will be easier to just do in a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-10-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,428
Posted By EXOLAX
Quote: Originally Posted by Smithie...

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Oh, geez. James is going to be waaaay less...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-10-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,428
Posted By EXOLAX
Thanks for the replies. We've never done too...

Thanks for the replies. We've never done too many of the LA sheets or the little activities in the lessons. Right now I'm planning on doing one story/day but it will still hold her phonics up a bit....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-08-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,428
Posted By EXOLAX
Our ODD goes to a B&M school and she had a snow...

Our ODD goes to a B&M school and she had a snow day this week. When she sat down to read her book I did YDD's school work with her. We didn't do too much, just a couple assessments and read a bunch...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-08-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,428
Posted By EXOLAX
I forgot to mention that I recently heard that...

I forgot to mention that I recently heard that our VA will be switching to the new math curriculum next year. I have not heard much about it except that is still a mastery based curriculum and it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-08-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,428
Posted By EXOLAX
I feel fortunate that things have continued to...

I feel fortunate that things have continued to go pretty well for us with k12. YDD is really enjoying the work and it really feels like a great fit for our family. ODD still plans to give it a try...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-23-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,406
Posted By EXOLAX
Quote: Originally Posted by eilonwy...

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Funny, I was going to say just the opposite--...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-20-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,406
Posted By EXOLAX
I'm genuinely curious what people's thoughts are...

I'm genuinely curious what people's thoughts are on the need for gifted identification in children learning at home. I can see where it can be necessary for a child to be identified in order to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-18-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By EXOLAX
I'm curious what your perceptions are no matter...

I'm curious what your perceptions are no matter what level your child is currently doing. Do you think it is too easy, too difficult? Do you feel the lesson assessments are a valid tool to gauge...
Forum: Learning at School   12-15-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,907
Posted By EXOLAX
Quote: Originally Posted by Tigerchild...

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But I don't think you can expect his grade...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-14-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By EXOLAX
Does your state give entrance tests to incoming...

Does your state give entrance tests to incoming K students? Ours does but only for LA/reading and does not seem too concerned about skills in math prior to the start of K. Since he would still be at...
Forum: Learning at School   12-14-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By EXOLAX
Quote: Originally Posted by kathymuggle...

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The major winners of the day were all...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-13-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By EXOLAX
[QUOTE=One_Girl;14791461]I live in Idaho. I am...

[QUOTE=One_Girl;14791461]I live in Idaho. I am looking for homeschooling material though rather than unschooling material. I want to transition her into another school in the fall so I would like...
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