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Forum: Unschooling   01-11-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Googy
I'm a homeschooler but not an unschooler, but...

I'm a homeschooler but not an unschooler, but recommend that you check out Relaxed Homeschoolers of NH (a great number of that group are unschoolers or have unschooling tendencies) as well as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-11-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,141
Posted By Googy
I used to answer this question somewhat...

I used to answer this question somewhat evasively, but I stopped doing so.  Most of the time this question was asked in front of my 7yo DD, and I realized that if I didn't address that question...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-18-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,621
Posted By Googy
DD really liked what we did this year, so I...

DD really liked what we did this year, so I think we are going to stick with it:
 
Moving Beyond the Page 7-9
RightStart Math C
Explode the Code Online for phonics review
 
plus ASL classes,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-17-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By Googy
I've been using the 6-8 and I love it.  I looked...

I've been using the 6-8 and I love it.  I looked at the 5-7 and agree that it wasn't as impressive (I think they are reworking it for the next school year, actually).  But I really like the 6-8. ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-08-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Googy
I would start some handwriting with him, but in...

I would start some handwriting with him, but in a really, really relaxed, fun manner.  Like pick a letter each week and have him practice tracing sandpaper letters, writing the letter in sand and/or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-07-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By Googy
I really think to *truly* learn a language in...

I really think to *truly* learn a language in a authentically fluent way, kids need to learn from a teacher who is a fluent-speaking teacher, a real person right there with whom they can...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-07-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Googy
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by tankgirl73 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1296375/shiller-and-right-start#post_16241692)
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,127
Posted By Googy
I put the classics into the rotation, but they...

I put the classics into the rotation, but they are by no means my focus educationally.  I think they should be read because there is quite a bit of cultural literacy surrounding them.  However, I am...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
  Math
Views: 1,068
Posted By Googy
We're big RightStart fans here.  It requires...

We're big RightStart fans here.  It requires one-on-one time, will not work for you if you need your child to work almost completely independedntly.  But the lessons are brief, they maybe take 15...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By Googy
Aimee, he sounds very much on track to me.  Keep...

Aimee, he sounds very much on track to me.  Keep in mind that many 5 year olds enter kindergarten still not knowing their letters and sounds.  I completely understand, with T's history, you wanting...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,589
Posted By Googy
Personally, I would let it lay for a bit.  Give...

Personally, I would let it lay for a bit.  Give your dad some time to process.  Some people just need more time to think things through.  Let him see how well your DS is doing, see how he still has...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Googy
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Rose-Roget http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Googy
I pulled DD out of public school first grade...

I pulled DD out of public school first grade this October.  She and I are both very happy homeschooling.  In fact, she announced to me several weeks ago that she wants me to homeschool her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By Googy
Hi Aimee!  ;) What T is struggling with is...

Hi Aimee!  ;)
What T is struggling with is called phomenic awareness.  A child's phonemic awareness skills are actually the best predictor of his/her future reading success (much more so than...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-10-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Googy
I just got this for my just-turned 3 y.o. for...

I just got this for my just-turned 3 y.o. for her birthday, and both she and my almost 7 y.o. LOVE it.  Its like indoor homeschool recess--its a swing and a trapeeze bar that hard-mounts into a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-08-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
  Abacus
Views: 253
Posted By Googy
I really like the RightStart abacus.  I love how...

I really like the RightStart abacus.  I love how each wire is bi-colored to help the child mentally group in 5s.  I also love the reverse side for working with larger numbers.  I really credit the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-07-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,127
Posted By Googy
I really like RightStart Math for my bright 6...

I really like RightStart Math for my bright 6 y.o.  They really focus on understanding concepts, introducing very advanced math but in such a way that the child really understands the WHY behind the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-14-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,219
Posted By Googy
I am a huge fan of RightStart.  I am an...

I am a huge fan of RightStart.  I am an ex-teacher, and I *wish* I could have taught a program like this, and am so happy to be teaching it now to my daughter.  I think it really makes math make...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   06-09-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Googy
Dave's Auto on S. Main (west side) is really good

Dave's Auto on S. Main (west side) is really good
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-23-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,947
Posted By Googy
No, I just wrap them in foil and toss all of the...

No, I just wrap them in foil and toss all of the "logs" of the same flavor together in a gallon-size freezer bag (I'm sure there's a greener way to do this, but I haven't figured out what it is...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-22-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,947
Posted By Googy
The Seitan O'Greatness is my favorite recipe...

The Seitan O'Greatness is my favorite recipe too. Baked is the way to go! The texture is so much better! And you can adjust the flavorings too--I make some Italian-y batches, some Asian-y batches,...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-29-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,234
Posted By Googy
You don't want to do Quorn if she has an egg...

You don't want to do Quorn if she has an egg allergy. There is egg in Quorn. Some of the Quorn products have dairy too.

It sounds like you are down to lots of beans, seeds (sunflower, pumpkin,...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   01-06-2010, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Googy
It seems like this business only delivers in the...

It seems like this business only delivers in the immediate Boston area, inside of 128. How are you able to take advantage of this service in you live in ME, NH, or VT?
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   11-15-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Googy
Tiny Totland on Commercial St. in Manchester has...

Tiny Totland on Commercial St. in Manchester has started carrying a lot of wooden toys too.
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   10-07-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Googy
Yay! I'm so glad it worked out for you!!!

Yay! I'm so glad it worked out for you!!!
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