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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-01-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Mongoose
OR- Not too bad. You just send in one letter per...

OR- Not too bad. You just send in one letter per kid when you start homeschooling them. Then you test them in grades 3,5,8,and 10 but in most counties you hold onto the scores yourself. There are no...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-28-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,551
Posted By Mongoose
Well, we school from Jan-Nov, so we are not...

Well, we school from Jan-Nov, so we are not starting much new this fall.

We will continue with GTG, Speedy Spanish Primer, A reason for Handwriting K and move on to A, and Childsize Masterpieces...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-13-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Mongoose
US or Standards edition- which do you prefer and...

US or Standards edition- which do you prefer and why?

I prefer the Standards edition, but I really only compared the 2 in the K level. I liked the graphics more in the Standards which helped with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-13-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By Mongoose
My DD started some K level work at 3yo at her...

My DD started some K level work at 3yo at her request. She asked for a workbook at costco, I got her the preK level one and she told me it was too easy. So I went back and picked up the K level one,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-05-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
  K math
Views: 312
Posted By Mongoose
We do use Singapore, and love it, but I agree...

We do use Singapore, and love it, but I agree with your statement about where it starts with big/little etc. Which edition/level were you looking at? I have found the older edition to be very easy...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-05-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Mongoose
Quote: Originally Posted by ReadingMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReadingMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13499088)
How are the words chosen for the word...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-03-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By Mongoose
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/500817...

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50081744

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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-03-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By Mongoose
We have finished our two week journey through...

We have finished our two week journey through Japan. We are using Galloping the Globe. We made Japanese paper dolls, a flag, a map, watched a you tube of the Snow Monkeys, read a ton of Japanese...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-03-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By Mongoose
I have not started yet, but I plan on using...

I have not started yet, but I plan on using Tapestry of Grace. It is classical mixed with unit study. It looks great and you can teach children of different levels together. It is Christain; not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-03-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Mongoose
I am using the standards edition as well. We are...

I am using the standards edition as well. We are in the K level though. I saw a huge difference between the K level of the US edition and the K level of the standards edition. The Standards one is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-03-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By Mongoose
We sorta use the age-grade, but bumped a year...

We sorta use the age-grade, but bumped a year forward ;-). It is too obvious that she is doing more than preschool work as soon as she starts talking, so it is easier to say she is in K. She is tall...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-03-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By Mongoose
We are here too. We are sorta eclectic-schooly...

We are here too. We are sorta eclectic-schooly and conservative christians as well. I also feel a little lost sometimes, glad you started the thread!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-03-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Mongoose
I also use spelling power. It has really helped...

I also use spelling power. It has really helped DD get beyond the CVC spelling to CVCC type of spelling. Especially if the word was something like mess...she would always spell it mes.

It is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-03-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Mongoose
I hs in a small town. We have less than 700...

I hs in a small town. We have less than 700 people here. There is nothing to offer in our town honestly, but 45min away is a larger town with some play parks, the YMCA, scouts, homeschool groups,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-26-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Mongoose
I used Sing Spell Read and Write with my 3yo who...

I used Sing Spell Read and Write with my 3yo who also asked to learn to read and write. If you get the K/1st combo pack it is less expensive. It has games, songs, readers, workbooks, a progress...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-02-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Mongoose
Aubrey- Thanks for the info! That would be...

Aubrey- Thanks for the info! That would be really cool if you started something for preschoolers. It is really frustrating to figure stuff out when there is not much offered for kids this young. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-30-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Mongoose
bummer mine is too young too. Newly 4. I cant...

bummer mine is too young too. Newly 4. I cant even find a homeschool group that will take us since we are not actually "school age".
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-28-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Mongoose
I dont know if moondiapers filled you in via pm...

I dont know if moondiapers filled you in via pm or not, but in case not...

Nothing really happens. If you get "caught" you have a certian amount of days (10 i believe) to get your letter of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Mongoose
Quote: Originally Posted by beka1977...

Quote:
Originally Posted by beka1977 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12039742)
So do I need the textbook AND the activity...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-04-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Mongoose
We are just finishing K. It has been a great...

We are just finishing K. It has been a great year! We do about 1 hour of actual "school" time in the morning after breakfast and after she has played for a while. My DD is very into seat work, so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-21-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,984
Posted By Mongoose
oregon- You dont have to report until age 7 on...

oregon- You dont have to report until age 7 on Sep 1st. You only send in 1 NOI for each child when they turn 7. You do have to test in grades 3,5,8,10 with a certified tester, but most counties dont...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-21-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Mongoose
I agree with NohiddenFees on her descriptions of...

I agree with NohiddenFees on her descriptions of singapore. We started with the Us edition and now are using the Standards edition. I dont see anything that is watered down. We are using the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-14-2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Mongoose
CindyZ-I totally get your need to list your DS...

CindyZ-I totally get your need to list your DS qualifications to justify what you are doing. I am dealing with that also!!! It is so hard for me...I feel like when I justify by telling people why I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-08-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By Mongoose
I am sure that others can chime in with things...

I am sure that others can chime in with things they liked that are less costly, but I absolutely love this program! I like it for so many reasons. It has games, songs, workbooks, readers, & prizes....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-26-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 804
Posted By Mongoose
Count us in...we have a mini mart (it says it is...

Count us in...we have a mini mart (it says it is a grocery store, but it is a mini mart in size) a town feed store, a hair salon, 3 bars, a volunteer fire station, a police station/library (yes...
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