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Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-29-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,066
Posted By rsps
Mine were much worse the 2nd time -- I didn't...

Mine were much worse the 2nd time -- I didn't really have any the first time.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By rsps
I made some letterhead in Micorsoft Word, but...

I made some letterhead in Micorsoft Word, but have never had the need to use it!!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 955
Posted By rsps
If I had space I would. Growing up we had a 1918...

If I had space I would. Growing up we had a 1918 World Book, as well as a more recent encyclopedia. The old World Book was beautiful to look at as well full of interesting ideas from the era.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-05-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By rsps
The Story of the World by Bauer. Have them order...

The Story of the World by Bauer. Have them order the audio cd's if they will and your daughter likes to listen to books on CD. Also the activity guide has suggestions for further reading as well as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By rsps
Sinapore math might be a good fit. The earlybird...

Sinapore math might be a good fit. The earlybird program has colorful workbooks that can engage a pre-k (we only did a little at a time as ds was interested.) And they tie in to the full Singapore...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-06-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By rsps
I would keep them together. The older one can...

I would keep them together. The older one can pursue thing in slightly more depth (longer reports -- follow the scientific method more closely) if interested, but at that age I would still try to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-09-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By rsps
my boys either bathed with me or were watched by...

my boys either bathed with me or were watched by dh while I bathed.
Forum: California, Nevada   05-02-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By rsps
High cost of living -- esp. housing is the...

High cost of living -- esp. housing is the biggest drawback. The closer to the coast you would like to live the more expensive you can expect it to be. Coming from Vegas you are probably used to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-25-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By rsps
I work 20 hours a week over three days at the...

I work 20 hours a week over three days at the library. It works well for us, but my husbands schedule is such that he is almost always able to be home when I am at work, and he does some of the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By rsps
not a podcast, but I love Boomerang audio...

not a podcast, but I love Boomerang audio magazine for kids.
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-20-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By rsps
I just ordered rain boots on clearance form...

I just ordered rain boots on clearance form Land's End kids section. They fit me well and come up pretty high. If you get on their email list they will send you free shipping cupouns, and if you end...
Forum: Unschooling   01-28-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,674
Posted By rsps
I've heard of people who just "skip" their child...

I've heard of people who just "skip" their child over the grade that requires testing, then the next year hold them back. So, for example if testing is required in 4th grade -- they skip from 3rd to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-23-2010, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By rsps
It worked very well for me with my first child,...

It worked very well for me with my first child, and not as well with my second. But overall I'd say it is definitely worth trying.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-01-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By rsps
When they ask "no school today" you can always...

When they ask "no school today" you can always just say "Yep it's a teacher inservice day." And not engage at all.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-25-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By rsps
There is a book I love that is for adults called...

There is a book I love that is for adults called "How to be a Perfect Stranger"
It's primary focus is what to expect when atteneding weddings/funerals/etc from a different religion but it also...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-14-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By rsps
It's probably a 5th or 6th grade reading level...

It's probably a 5th or 6th grade reading level -- I read it aloud to my kids. Can the parent's of the younger kids read it to them?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-14-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By rsps
Our library has a new program called "Mango...

Our library has a new program called "Mango Languages"
but I don't lilke it as much as Rosetta Stone.
here's a link to their info:
http://www.mangolanguages.com/
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-11-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By rsps
There is a princess! Not worht the price, but an...

There is a princess! Not worht the price, but an ok supplement if you can borrow it.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-07-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By rsps
My boys likes the JumpStart workbooks -- very...

My boys likes the JumpStart workbooks -- very colorful and engaging.
We also got some at lakeshore learning, but I can't remember the name of the seris, but they came with stickers and chart to put...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-07-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By rsps
I think we did about half of the First grade...

I think we did about half of the First grade section before giving up on it. It just didn't fit my son, who hates repition once he's gotten something. We're much more informal about language arts....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-07-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By rsps
When my son was interested in guitar at that...

When my son was interested in guitar at that age, we picked up a pretty cheap kids sized one at costco. We didn't do any formal lessons, just had it to play with/interact with.

My kids never went...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-18-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,695
Posted By rsps
not with our current mortage -- which is low for...

not with our current mortage -- which is low for our area.
Though I suppose we would qualify for all sorts of assistance at that point, so maybe we could -- but I don't really know anything about...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-18-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 40,746
Posted By rsps
I saw a new book at Barnes and Noble that looked...

I saw a new book at Barnes and Noble that looked like it might be good
"The Homeschool Liberation League"
http://tinyurl.com/l6pny3
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-23-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By rsps
When my boys wer that age we spent lots of time ...

When my boys wer that age we spent lots of time
reading
painting
coloring
walking around the neighborhood
visting parks and beaches
visting the zoo and museums
library storytime
singing
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By rsps
You could also add in books from Sonlight's read...

You could also add in books from Sonlight's read aloud list
http://www.sonlight.com/read-alouds.html
they have a lot of great books in their program.
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