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Forum: Learning at School   05-09-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Leersia
Chrissy, Me!!  I've been HSing my 9-year-olds...

Chrissy,
Me!!  I've been HSing my 9-year-olds since K, but in our town there is a new Waldorf charter school opening this fall.  I applied on a total whim on the last possible day and my kids were...
Forum: Infertility   10-27-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,734
Posted By Leersia
Amy, My bout of dyfunctional uterine bleeding...

Amy,
My bout of dyfunctional uterine bleeding happened  when I was doing a summer abroad in England - I must have been only 18.  Prior to that, my periods were always irregular and when I was in...
Forum: Infertility   10-26-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,734
Posted By Leersia
I'm surprised that they didn't give you a D and...

I'm surprised that they didn't give you a D and C when you were admitted for a blood transfusion (I have been there too, right down to the transfusion, so I understand!) - yes, that is probably what...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-16-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By Leersia
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Forum: Parents as Partners   08-15-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By Leersia
Insidevoice, I have no words of wisdom for you -...

Insidevoice, I have no words of wisdom for you - I wish I did because they could help me too - but I just wanted to let you know that you have some company in this area.  I also adore my husband and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-06-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Leersia
Kids can start 4-H when they are 8; under 8 they...

Kids can start 4-H when they are 8; under 8 they can be in a club called Cloverbuds.  We just started 4-H this year with our 2 8-year-old boys, and so far we love it.  Ours is expensive ($50 per...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-24-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Leersia
I will!  I've gone through a million photos on...

I will!  I've gone through a million photos on the web, and they are either huge or tiny chicken tractors - very few in-betweens.  I may go with building two small triangular ark-style pens.  They...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-18-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Leersia
Total newbie here.  We've had chicks (15, mostly...

Total newbie here.  We've had chicks (15, mostly Red Stars) in a brooder for four days now, and we know that the countdown to building some kind of housing for them is well underway.  I am not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-10-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,270
Posted By Leersia
 I also have 8-year-old twins (boys) - one has...

 I also have 8-year-old twins (boys) - one has been reading for a couple of years, and the other is just now learning.  FWIW, I could tell early on that there was a big difference in their learning...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-09-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Leersia
I only used the K curriculum, and honestly I...

I only used the K curriculum, and honestly I hardly remember it (my boys are in third grade now), but . . . .  I think that they didn't really care for the circle time that was such a big part of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-08-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Leersia
I started with Oak Meadow, but even through we...

I started with Oak Meadow, but even through we had used a Waldorf preschool, this curriculum really didn't resonate with us.   I was really casting around between K and first grade for something...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-01-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,582
Posted By Leersia
I had the pleasure of making corn tortillas with...

I had the pleasure of making corn tortillas with some Mayan farm women in Belize.  They had very little plastic in their traditional house, but they did use some plastic circles cut out of a heavy...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-29-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Leersia
Well, reading when you're not a fluent reader...

Well, reading when you're not a fluent reader yet IS a lot of hard work and I can see why he would label it slow and dull compared to visual media.  I would just keep trying to help him practice in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Leersia
 Hi!  I have 8-year-old twin boys, and one of...

 Hi!  I have 8-year-old twin boys, and one of them is very RBed (I'll call him my RBS).  He is very much like your daughter, and it has been a struggle, especially in the earlier years when my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Leersia
Aaaah - I knew I could count on the people here...

Aaaah - I knew I could count on the people here for some ideas.  Thanks!  I'll check that stuff out. . .
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Leersia
Taking a break seems like a good idea!  If he...

Taking a break seems like a good idea!  If he doesn't want that, I might try the "I See Sam" books with him.  I learned about them on this forum, and they have been a huge help for my son's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Leersia
My 8-year-old son has expressed an interest in...

My 8-year-old son has expressed an interest in learning Greek, much to my surprise.  I really have no idea where to start, or even if he wants to learn ancient vs. modern (or if it matters, but I'm...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-07-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By Leersia
I posted a week or so ago about the issues that...

I posted a week or so ago about the issues that I was having with RS math: http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1274601 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1274601)

I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-01-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By Leersia
My 8-year-old non-reading son greatly prefers to...

My 8-year-old non-reading son greatly prefers to peruse my National Geographics to ANY kid magazine that has ever come into the house. MAKE magazine too. . .
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-29-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,364
Posted By Leersia
The Princess and the Goblin, The Voyages of...

The Princess and the Goblin, The Voyages of Marco Polo, Michelangelo, The Heroes and others, as part of Ambleside Online Year 3. Love 'em all.
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-29-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By Leersia
Wow. Are you KIDDING me? No way should be...

Wow. Are you KIDDING me? No way should be consider going for 12 days. Maybe 3 days. MAYBE. But 12? Under these circumstances? Hah! No.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Leersia
I haven't heard of Critical Thinking for math -...

I haven't heard of Critical Thinking for math - is it the same publisher that produces the "Building Critical Thinking Skills" books? I'll have to look into it.

I've looked at Math-U-See and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,387
Posted By Leersia
You're doing great mama. Best wishes for...

You're doing great mama. Best wishes for healing. . . .
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-27-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Leersia
Well, I'd love to hear how these other programs...

Well, I'd love to hear how these other programs are working out for you! I ordered some Singapore stuff today, mainly because the investment is not too bad, but I just really wonder if it will be...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-27-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,564
Posted By Leersia
I probably shouldn't have voted (other), since...

I probably shouldn't have voted (other), since this option is not available to all, but my kids are in a one-day-a-week HSing enrichment program, so that is the day when I. e.g., go to the...
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