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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By mamaprovides
Thanks Ruthla, I am also coming to the...

Thanks Ruthla,

I am also coming to the conclusion that this is normal 6 yr old behavior and am trying to change according (bob and weave).

Funny thing...he is no dairy, no eggs, no nuts (except...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-17-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By mamaprovides
I don't think you're totally off base....

I don't think you're totally off base. But...although he can move around he is equally happy hidden in a closet with a book (he often refuses to tell me what he read...like catwings...why can't I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By mamaprovides
Oh yea, for anyone else who needs to build an...

Oh yea, for anyone else who needs to build an atomic unit in under 3 hrs for a 6 yr old...

I found these worksheets helpful...(I found it on another website that talks about this)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By mamaprovides
Thank you! 1. The state of Vermont does not...

Thank you!

1. The state of Vermont does not look kindly on a portfolio with no writing, drawing, coloring, painting. Last year Karen told me typing doesn't count as a writing sample because it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By mamaprovides
Help! 6 yr old sloth...ranty...send cuddles

Sigh.
Where to begin?
I do not believe I can send my son to public school.
1. I went to public school for 6 months...it was awful...I don't understand how anyone is happy (not sayin' they can't...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-19-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By mamaprovides
I think it depends on the kids, the length of...

I think it depends on the kids, the length of time, NYC vs rural USA, is there a plan in place with a neighbor keeping an eye out. I also think it is a lot of pressure on an 8 yr old. That said, I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,135
Posted By mamaprovides
I should keep my nose out of it...but...well, as...

I should keep my nose out of it...but...well, as a loud mouth that constantly says the wrong thing:

Indian.
American Indian.
Native American.
Native American Indian.
Native people.

I think...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-27-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By mamaprovides
Being a SAHP is bittersweet. On the one hand you...

Being a SAHP is bittersweet. On the one hand you are there, present, doing the best for your family. On the other, it can be lonely and isn't well valued in our society. So what next then?

Dude,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-27-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By mamaprovides
Being a SAHP is bittersweet. On the one hand you...

Being a SAHP is bittersweet. On the one hand you are there, present, doing the best for your family. On the other, it can be lonely and isn't well valued in our society. So what next then?

Dude,...
Forum: Unschooling   04-05-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By mamaprovides
Ok...so...here's what I think...not knowing you...

Ok...so...here's what I think...not knowing you or your son...

1. I would be worried if you went into a bookstore and he didn't find a book interesting...
2. I don't know very many unschoolers...
Forum: In Search Of (ISO)   03-24-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By mamaprovides
Looking for Georgie rain boots Not pink Mens...

Looking for Georgie rain boots
Not pink
Mens size 3, 5, 6

How much do you want for it.

Thank you!
Forum: Montessori   03-24-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By mamaprovides
^_^ They sell dried, flake snake poo. Should...

^_^
They sell dried, flake snake poo.
Should one be desperate enough. I have heard stories of sprinkling it around...I don't know if it would help.
^_^
Forum: Montessori   03-20-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By mamaprovides
I go through this yearly in the fall when they...

I go through this yearly in the fall when they take shelter in my basement. We actually refer to it as 'the condos'. Although, I let a gross yet sweet snake stay in the condos and I have fewer mice....
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-18-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By mamaprovides
Oooo...do they make them that small? ...

Oooo...do they make them that small?

Thanks...I'm looking tomorrow!
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-18-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By mamaprovides
My son has wide Sasquatch feet! He is wearing a...

My son has wide Sasquatch feet! He is wearing a size 1 and in the last 2 years has gone from extra wide to wide. Think not hairy hobbit feet!
Obnoxiously his foot isn't just wide...it's square! His...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By mamaprovides
Oops. ...

Oops.

http://www.worldbook.com/typical-course-of-study

If that doesn't work...try googling: world book curriculum
Typical course of study should come up from worldbook.com
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By mamaprovides
You're right. I also do my paperwork this way...

You're right. I also do my paperwork this way for the same reason. I apologize, I did assume you used grades when speaking freely. I should not have done so. like I said...it's just a psychological...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By mamaprovides
OH YEA!!! Critical thinking!

OH YEA!!!
Critical thinking!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-17-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By mamaprovides
So...I'm probably not going to say what you want...

So...I'm probably not going to say what you want to hear...but...
I have an advanced/gifted learner. He is five going on 6. We have homeschooled for 3 years.
I think you should move away from...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-09-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,236
Posted By mamaprovides
If you liked him pouring water, you might like...

If you liked him pouring water, you might like this link:
http://www.racheous.com/kids-activities/montessori-toddler/

Pouring can be a Montessori activity.
I used a small bowl and put it on a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-04-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By mamaprovides
Thank you much! Can you do me huge favor...

Thank you much!

Can you do me huge favor and google 'mat brown all within the circle of Willis' and see if that crosses the bar for you?

This is what is causing the mental schism.

Thanks...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-04-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By mamaprovides
I should start by saying, I'm not a prude. But...

I should start by saying, I'm not a prude. But that seems irrelevant. However, nudity is not a concern in our house...sexuality is discussed without shame ('where do I come from', how are babies...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-01-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,349
Posted By mamaprovides
I can do vt or nh whichever you need more! ...

I can do vt or nh whichever you need more!

Now are these blank or are writing a quick message?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-01-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,349
Posted By mamaprovides
I can do vt or nh whichever you need more! ...

I can do vt or nh whichever you need more!

Now are these blank or are writing a quick message?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-20-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 40,854
Posted By mamaprovides
I wanted a list for me and thought I'd...

I wanted a list for me and thought I'd share...it is just a condensed version of this post. Many have reviews so you may want to hunt and find the post. I tried to make note of religious affiliation...
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