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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-18-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,425
Posted By slightly crunchy
It depends. Is this really the only way you can...

It depends. Is this really the only way you can get any exercise and time for yourself? Because a little of that is important, too. If so, I'd keep going but stay with him the next few times. Then...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-18-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By slightly crunchy
Don't know about the ps here. Most private...

Don't know about the ps here. Most private schools here test every student that enters, whether from another school or homeschool. I don't know that they require the student be at grade level with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-25-2008, 01:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By slightly crunchy
I don't care for the regular old Bravado bras....

I don't care for the regular old Bravado bras. They worked okay after the first kid before the boobs took a trip south and decided to retire there....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-12-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By slightly crunchy
Quote: Originally Posted by galadriel...

Quote:
Originally Posted by galadriel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9978591)

A friend of a friend went to an...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-09-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,291
Posted By slightly crunchy
Quote: Originally Posted by suziek...

Quote:
Originally Posted by suziek http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9960604)
I am of the minority opinion (at least here...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-02-2007, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,428
Posted By slightly crunchy
Oh, thank you, thank you! I like the soap...

Oh, thank you, thank you!

I like the soap idea, but I think I will do what the last link says. Just have to find some litmus paper.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-02-2007, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By slightly crunchy
That is a very nice article. Thanks for posting...

That is a very nice article. Thanks for posting it!

I would love to see references for what the author is saying. There are a lot of clues that it is written from a Waldorf perspective, and the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-02-2007, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,428
Posted By slightly crunchy
I bought the smallest amount Dharma sold, a...

I bought the smallest amount Dharma sold, a couple of years ago, for a few small projects. But I still have a big bag left, and I don't know what to do with it.

I could keep it around, but I am...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-03-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By slightly crunchy
Quote: Originally Posted by LilyGrace...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LilyGrace http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9617807)
Wait - do you have a 5yo?...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By slightly crunchy
You might check the Sonlight website...

You might check the Sonlight website (sonlight.com). They have samples of Singapore, as well as a scope and sequence.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-25-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By slightly crunchy
I have not tried it, but I am looking at...

I have not tried it, but I am looking at Sonlight science for K/first grade. It is a Christian curriculum, but the science books are secular. You can get the "discover and do" DVD that shows all the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-24-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By slightly crunchy
My kids prefer the sticks over the blocks. Even...

My kids prefer the sticks over the blocks. Even at 2 and 3 years old, they wanted nothing to do with the blocks.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-10-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,325
Posted By slightly crunchy
The only thing I know of to be careful of with...

The only thing I know of to be careful of with playing music, is if there is constantly music, or radio, or tv in the background, it could interfere with learning language, because of competing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-23-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By slightly crunchy
I think I clicked so fast that I missed the...

I think I clicked so fast that I missed the original question. Homeschooling without curriculum, yes! I personally don't plan to use a boxed curriculum other than for math, for the next couple of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-22-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By slightly crunchy
I think it is very easy for the younger ages,...

I think it is very easy for the younger ages, but if you want to be structured at all (i.e. have specific things in mind you want the children to learn; not unschooling) I think it will get harder...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-17-2007, 12:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,180
Posted By slightly crunchy
That is funny! What a great response. I am...

That is funny! What a great response.

I am already getting tired of the questions every time we are out. Yesterday a woman at the store asked ds what grade he is in. He said kindergarten and she...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-13-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 703
Posted By slightly crunchy
Well, my 5 yo just this morning was remembering...

Well, my 5 yo just this morning was remembering something he did with me when he was 3.

Then he said "That was a long time ago, Mom. Seventy-two years ago. "...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-13-2007, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By slightly crunchy
Quote: Originally Posted by TexasSuz...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasSuz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8882006)
Because of the Anthroposophical view I would...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-02-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By slightly crunchy
ITA with Redwine. I think it is more parenting...

ITA with Redwine. I think it is more parenting than hs vs. ps.

We lived in a wonderful neighborhood where all the children from about 12 on down to 4 years old would play together.

I think...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,861
Posted By slightly crunchy
I find that strange, since the majority of 6...

I find that strange, since the majority of 6 year olds we know are not reading more than cvc words. In school, most children don't start first grade until age 6, which in many cases is nearly 7. And...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-22-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By slightly crunchy
Quote: Originally Posted by Terabith...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Terabith http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8698713)

Classical ed, on the other hand, has early...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-20-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By slightly crunchy
How old are your children? I felt a little...

How old are your children?

I felt a little bit like that when I first began exploring homeschooling.

The closer my child became to school age, and the more I saw how we naturally learned...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-09-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By slightly crunchy
It looks like this book is in print here: ...

It looks like this book is in print here:
http://www.amazon.com/Lets-Linguisti...4010319&sr=8-1...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-25-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,330
Posted By slightly crunchy
oops

oops
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-02-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,618
Posted By slightly crunchy
I am starting to wonder if any sort of human...

I am starting to wonder if any sort of human society, no matter what it is like, can be considered more "natural" than another. There are so many different ways to live. None more natural than...
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