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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-19-2010, 10:15 PM
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Posted By mugglemom
I'm using it with DD13, and while I can't say...

I'm using it with DD13, and while I can't say that I love it, it has worked better for her than any other program we've tried. It's a fairly straightforward, high school level program with a good...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-25-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By mugglemom
We're in the same boat as the OP. DD10 likes...

We're in the same boat as the OP. DD10 likes humor and especially visuals, because she's dyslexic. Singapore and Challenge Math have worked great, but books like Art of Problem-Solving seem like...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-15-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,057
Posted By mugglemom
Quote: Originally Posted by Storm Bride...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Storm Bride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15184975)
I'm wondering if anyone has any...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-20-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By mugglemom
We did a free trial of Aleks last year for DDs...

We did a free trial of Aleks last year for DDs (then 12 and 9) and nobody liked it. The kids found it frustrating because they couldn't move ahead in the sections that interested them. They had to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-15-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By mugglemom
My DD12 loves geckos and helps take care of one...

My DD12 loves geckos and helps take care of one at a local nature center. Depending on where you live, you might be able to take your son to a reptile show and see all different sorts of geckos....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-01-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By mugglemom
Quote: Originally Posted by kathymuggle...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14738745)
But maybe I do need to suck it up and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-30-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,347
Posted By mugglemom
I mostly lurk here since my kids are older. DD12...

I mostly lurk here since my kids are older. DD12 has never been tested but fits Ruf's Level 3-4, same as me. DD10 is 2E (dyslexia and slow processing speed) and had test scores all over the place --...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-24-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,526
Posted By mugglemom
My favorite books at that age were The Dark is...

My favorite books at that age were The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper. Both of my girls (now 10 and 13) also read and re-read them at your daughter's age. DD10 has recently been obsessed with...
Forum: Unschooling   11-19-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By mugglemom
I'm not sure where you're coming from, but John...

I'm not sure where you're coming from, but John Taylor Gatto will also be speaking at the In-Home Conference in St. Charles, IL in March. There are kids' workshops and activities galore at this...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-19-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By mugglemom
My younger daughter is dyslexic, and we noticed...

My younger daughter is dyslexic, and we noticed differences in her language development long before the typical ages for reading. Things like difficulty with rhyming and the inability to come up...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-24-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By mugglemom
Although I never saw the need to get an IQ score...

Although I never saw the need to get an IQ score for its own sake, we have done certain kinds of testing for particular reasons. We've homeschooled since DD#1 asked to be pulled out of PS after 1st...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-20-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By mugglemom
My younger DD10 was recently tested by a...

My younger DD10 was recently tested by a psychologist who has lots of experience with gifted kids. DD was diagnosed as 2E with moderate dyslexia and disorder of written expression. The psych was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-10-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By mugglemom
Have you checked into summer programs run by...

Have you checked into summer programs run by local community colleges or universities or gifted programs at local schools? I've been surprised at what's out there, even in fairly rural areas. For...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-07-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By mugglemom
There's a great Living Science yahoo group full...

There's a great Living Science yahoo group full of scientist and book geek moms:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LivingScience/

I go there whenever I need ideas. The list owner frequently...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-05-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By mugglemom
Dick King-Smith has written loads of sweet books...

Dick King-Smith has written loads of sweet books that are good for boys or girls -- he's best known for "Babe the Gallant Pig" but you can find many others on Amazon. My girls loved the Sophie...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-31-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By mugglemom
King of Shadows by Susan Cooper Great book...

King of Shadows by Susan Cooper

Great book by my favorite children's author.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-31-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By mugglemom
Our kids met most of the neighborhood kids at a...

Our kids met most of the neighborhood kids at a block party shortly after we moved in. Others they met playing outside. Maybe you could organize a potluck or block party to meet some of the...
Forum: Gardening   01-29-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By mugglemom
I'll be interested in seeing what you do, since...

I'll be interested in seeing what you do, since you're just a couple hours south of us. My church has asked me to offer a food preservation class as a silent auction item for its fundraiser and I'm...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-26-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,751
Posted By mugglemom
You can often find used IGs at...

You can often find used IGs at homeschoolclassifieds.com. The Sonlight forum also has a For Sale board but I'm not sure if it's public or not. You can also search Yahoo groups -- I know there's one...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-13-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By mugglemom
Quote: Originally Posted by kathymuggle...

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Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12977929)
The way we were doing long division did...
Forum: Gardening   01-08-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By mugglemom
I've had plots at a couple of community gardens,...

I've had plots at a couple of community gardens, one in the city and one in our current subdivision. Our developers used it as a selling point! In both cases, gardeners paid a small fee ($20-50)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-07-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By mugglemom
Quote: Originally Posted by chantald...

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Originally Posted by chantald http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12934169)
I guess my big concern is the state testing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-06-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By mugglemom
A couple more from DD1: Tuck Everlasting by...

A couple more from DD1:

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By mugglemom
That's a good list so far. DD1 is in the shower...

That's a good list so far. DD1 is in the shower right now, and I can't think of too many off the top of my head. But she loves the Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper (my favorite kids' books of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-01-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,949
Posted By mugglemom
Quote: Originally Posted by kathymuggle...

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Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12895463)
I also struggle with knowing how much or...
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