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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-26-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,424
Posted By LeftField
THANK YOU! Thank you so much for listening to...

THANK YOU! Thank you so much for listening to me, giving me ideas and helping me organize my thoughts.
 
1. Lorax, I will look for those threads on the emotional issues! Thank you!
 
2. Seren,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-26-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,424
Posted By LeftField
Hey, I used to post here forever ago, but then I...

Hey, I used to post here forever ago, but then I no longer needed the support...with homeschooling and everything and my family being kind of quirky anyway, the issue of "giftedness" wasn't an issue...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-19-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By LeftField
I have a very bright 9 year old boy who has...

I have a very bright 9 year old boy who has essentially been unschooled, not due to my own convictions but because he tolerates no less. He is very self-motivated and curious; he strenuously resists...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-23-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By LeftField
You guys are awesome!...

You guys are awesome! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif

They (i.e. I have 2 kids) don't play video games for the most part but I'm willing to give them an educational video...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-19-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By LeftField
I have a child who is nearly 9, who hates math...

I have a child who is nearly 9, who hates math worksheets with a passion and who seems to have a gift for math. I'm interested in math games and self-directed activities for him. But when I search...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-22-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By LeftField
Quote: Originally Posted by meetoo...

Quote:
Originally Posted by meetoo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15088997)
I just wanted to say we are using McRuffy...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-22-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By LeftField
Quote: Originally Posted by lach...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lach http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15088959)
Think of it kind of like playing with coins,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By LeftField
Amy, thank you. That does help. My set sounds...

Amy, thank you. That does help. My set sounds like yours: units, 10 rods, 100s flats and a big 1000 cube. Someone was telling me about using question cards or something (??) and then using the set...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-18-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By LeftField
I was hoping someone could explain how I could...

I was hoping someone could explain how I could use a base ten set to solve math problems.

I haven't posted here in forever. Sorry. I have two boys, ages 8 and 6. We have always homeschooled,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-30-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,747
Posted By LeftField
We're currently reading Enid Blyton's "Faraway...

We're currently reading Enid Blyton's "Faraway Tree" series.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-27-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,280
Posted By LeftField
I think the Mensa site might have an online test...

I think the Mensa site might have an online test that is more accurate.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-27-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By LeftField
My oldest didn't start reading until 5 and...

My oldest didn't start reading until 5 and didn't read fluently until 7, but he was completely self-taught and jumped many grade levels ahead in reading in a short period of time. He absolutely...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-17-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,638
Posted By LeftField
Thank you!! yeah, the problem is that I...

Thank you!!

yeah, the problem is that I don't know what he comprehends. He was reading a Mythbuster's Interview in Popular Mechanics because he likes that show. And my husband says ds pores over...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,638
Posted By LeftField
Thank you both!!

Thank you both!!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,638
Posted By LeftField
And while I'm thinking of it, does anyone have...

And while I'm thinking of it, does anyone have any links on how to assess my child's reading level for our hs portfolio? I'm thinking of some sort of word list quiz. It seems like I've seen...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,638
Posted By LeftField
I'm trying to assess my child's reading level...

I'm trying to assess my child's reading level for our homeschool portfolio. Lately, he's just taken off with reading and he devours any sort of print he comes across. He's started reading my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-14-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By LeftField
I took a Mandarin course at a community college...

I took a Mandarin course at a community college last year and I really enjoyed it. In that class, anyway, someone gave me the recommendation for a website called chinasprout.com. My children were...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-13-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,781
Posted By LeftField
MPsSweetie, Do you remember what brand it...

MPsSweetie,

Do you remember what brand it was? I haven't bought anything yet and I'm still researching.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-13-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,781
Posted By LeftField
Yay!! Two people whose tadpoles lived! My kids...

Yay!! Two people whose tadpoles lived! My kids have their hearts set on this kit, but I did warn them that the tadpoles could die. The site I'm using is insectlore.com because I bought a ladybug kit...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-13-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 905
Posted By LeftField
Quote: Originally Posted by 3momkmb...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3momkmb http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13751728)
Rats are much friendlier then gerbils or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-13-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 905
Posted By LeftField
Just wanted to say that we recently reared...

Just wanted to say that we recently reared ladybugs at home and it was SO easy! We got 12 live larvae in the mail and all 12 made it to adulthood. It took about 2 weeks from the point at which we...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-13-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,781
Posted By LeftField
I'm trying to find out if most people who have...

I'm trying to find out if most people who have had live tadpole kits have had success or not. I was going to order one for my kids, but I keep hearing stories of the tadpoles dying. I'm trying to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-20-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 583
Posted By LeftField
Oh, and if anyone has any links to these kits or...

Oh, and if anyone has any links to these kits or supply places, etc, please share!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-20-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 583
Posted By LeftField
Well, I'm not a bug Mama but my 7 year old LOVES...

Well, I'm not a bug Mama but my 7 year old LOVES bugs. We have a ladybug kit, but I'm not sure when we're supposed to do that. When is the best time to hatch ladybugs? Any time in summer? We also...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-16-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By LeftField
Thank you so much!! I thought I had bookmarked...

Thank you so much!! I thought I had bookmarked it but I couldn't find it. I'm so relieved that someone remembered what I was talking about!...
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