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Forum: Learning at School   02-09-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,579
Posted By briansmama
Charters are big in CA. There are Waldorf ,...

Charters are big in CA. There are Waldorf , Montessori, classical, project-based, college prep, and home based charters that support homeschoolers. They all require standardized testing (state...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   01-12-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 315
Posted By briansmama
Thank you so much for sharing such great info! I...

Thank you so much for sharing such great info! I think I'm going to take a cue from you and avoid indoor play with other kids right now, while loading up on vit D more. We do the bone broth and...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   01-08-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 315
Posted By briansmama
Hi, I don't know if I'm just buying into...

Hi,

I don't know if I'm just buying into the hype or what but I'm getting concerned about the flu that's going around and looking at our schedule for the next week that includes indoor play with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-30-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,165
Posted By briansmama
Just wanted to chime in and second what...

Just wanted to chime in and second what SweetSilver said about keeping a record of learning for yourself. I use the Evernote app for this so I can make notes on the go. I have a folder for each...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-30-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,165
Posted By briansmama
"I have one more question (well I guess it's...

"I have one more question (well I guess it's actually a group of questions) about what child led learning looks like in a homeschooling family. And I'm sure there are resources out there that I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-30-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,165
Posted By briansmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by chilliepepper http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1393658/but-my-kids-like-public-school#post_17517140)

To be clear,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-29-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,165
Posted By briansmama
My 10yr old loves the community at school. He...

My 10yr old loves the community at school. He really wanted to go this year after homeschooling up until this point. I think he really needed to try it for shelf to see how the other half lives....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-25-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 10,578
Posted By briansmama
My two dc decided to try school for the first...

My two dc decided to try school for the first time this year at ages 6 and 9. I've always stayed home with them and previously homeschooled but now for the first time I'm home and they are in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 8,950
Posted By briansmama
I want to use quality resources and literature...

I want to use quality resources and literature to educate my children.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-07-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By briansmama
What your Dh said definitely seems mean to me....

What your Dh said definitely seems mean to me. I'd be upset, and I vent to my DH all the time. I think your dd age is one of the most draining- I would text my Dh daily when one of my dc were that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-07-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By briansmama
John Taylor Gatto was a (popular and...

John Taylor Gatto was a (popular and award-winning) teacher in NY who wrote Dumbing Us Down and other books about how he could no longer work in the PS system because he was no longer willing to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-30-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By briansmama
I always dream of doing this! My oldest really...

I always dream of doing this! My oldest really loves his classes though and for him, the more the merrier. Pus, my Dh wants to support their interests and loves that they ask to take art, sports,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-22-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 5,418
Posted By briansmama
Liked OM and Mothering on FB! Thanks for the...

Liked OM and Mothering on FB! Thanks for the chance to win!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-19-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 5,418
Posted By briansmama
Took the learning eval plus liked OM and...

Took the learning eval plus liked OM and Mothering on FB! Thanks for the chance http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-15-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By briansmama
I'm so happy for you that your Dh was open to...

I'm so happy for you that your Dh was open to discussing it! I think it can take longer for some dads to really understand homeschooling- I'd just keep researching it, talking to others who HS, and...
Forum: Learning at School   11-15-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,116
Posted By briansmama
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...

Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1367780/whats-the-big-deal-with-charters#post_17168938)
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Forum: Learning at School   11-10-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,116
Posted By briansmama
In CA there are many different charter schools...

In CA there are many different charter schools (all publicly funded): project based, Waldorf based, Classically based, science and tech based, language immersion based, some brick and mortar...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-07-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By briansmama
Loved reading your post, Miranda, as I have a...

Loved reading your post, Miranda, as I have a highly motivated learner who craves structure and have finally figured out how best to merge the two in our homeschool...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-07-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By briansmama
You could easily continue with history and the...

You could easily continue with history and the other things he loves with read-Alouds from the library, and allowing your ds to have plenty of time to follow his interests...I have two boys and I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-27-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 858
Posted By briansmama
We are now in Oregon, and are required to send a...

We are now in Oregon, and are required to send a notice of intent to homeschool the year the child turns 7 and we are required to have our child tested every few years (grades 3, 5, a d a few later...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-26-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By briansmama
We use Enki too, for the stories, poetry,...

We use Enki too, for the stories, poetry, recorder, and seasonal music.

I recently read a book based on the Reggio method and loved it! It's called Project Based Homeschooling and I found it very...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-26-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By briansmama
We use a holistic program that in no way...

We use a holistic program that in no way resembles standardized education. If your Dh will read a book you recommend (mine actually will not, so I highlight everything I read on how standardized Ed...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-23-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By briansmama
I recently read Project Based Homeschooling and...

I recently read Project Based Homeschooling and fell in love. Coming from a Reggio background, you will likely have more experience to draw on when applying this method with your son.

Up until...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-22-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By briansmama
I'm big on rhythm- where I set the tone and hold...

I'm big on rhythm- where I set the tone and hold the space for the day.

So, our mornings are dedicated to homeschooling projects, followed by free play, then lunch/quiet time, 30min of practice...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-09-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By briansmama
I love Playful Learning too- I bought the book...

I love Playful Learning too- I bought the book shortly after we began using Enki with my oldest, who was starting grade 2 at the time.

I pull inspiration from Waldorf Ed homeschooling materials...
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