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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-25-2016, 10:15 PM
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Views: 1,241
Posted By octobermom
My oldest 13 and 8th grade takes Piano and plays...

My oldest 13 and 8th grade takes Piano and plays Cello she had a 30 minute private piano lesson Thursday afternoons and a Thursday night Orchestra rehearsal for 1.5 hours.
My younger 6 and 1st grade...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-09-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By octobermom
personally I would at least look for someone to...

personally I would at least look for someone to help watch your youngest at least part time. Always having that responsibility placed on the older two is a lot. I'm totally for families being...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-07-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,418
Posted By octobermom
Honestly this sounds perfect for schooling at...

Honestly this sounds perfect for schooling at this age. Workbooks are not necessary at all and in many cases I think can do more harm than good (when forced).
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-07-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,212
Posted By octobermom
My girls (k and 7th grade) use Acellus Academy it...

My girls (k and 7th grade) use Acellus Academy it costs up about $29 for each child but they can take up to 6 courses. Each lesson is fairly short so its a good fit to gently cover basics while...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-31-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By octobermom
second grade was our first year to homeschool....

second grade was our first year to homeschool. (after a semester of K12) Because of the transation and finding our footing we stuck to the basics.
MCP for math
Catholic heritage Language arts and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-27-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By octobermom
we do loosely follow our local school Calendar...

we do loosely follow our local school Calendar because DH is a college professor so his schedule follows one and we like to make sure some of our breaks line up...

However we don't follow it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-31-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By octobermom
dont come here LOL.. Were already breaking 100...

dont come here LOL.. Were already breaking 100 degrees.... >:D
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-02-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By octobermom
MY kids spelling books are all in cursive past...

MY kids spelling books are all in cursive past like book 3. They are Catholic based programs though so might not be what your looking for.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By octobermom
my 12 year old 6th grader averages 5 hours a day...

my 12 year old 6th grader averages 5 hours a day of school
I work with her directly about 2 hours a day on average.
Forum: Unschooling   11-17-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By octobermom
my 6th grader still has serious hand writing...

my 6th grader still has serious hand writing issues from not forming letters "correctly" when younger. I have seen it cause issues over the years with many students..
Saying that though I do think...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-11-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By octobermom
If this is the same study island as used with the...

If this is the same study island as used with the V K12 programs (we did AZ for a bit) then I agree run run fast!
Actually It wasn't quite that bad but my DD disliked it a lot it just bored her to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-08-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,118
Posted By octobermom
Our basic daily Schedule First off we are a TV...

Our basic daily Schedule First off we are a TV family. We have dishes smart pack and subscriptions to netflix and hulu plus we also own a Wii and DD 12 has a 3DS.

6-7am-9am up dressed and morning...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By octobermom
For me only having 2 kids over 7 years apart...

For me only having 2 kids over 7 years apart helps :wink:
Oh and the fact my youngest goes to a preschool program including its extended lunch club 3 days a week also helps... :laugh:
For when...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By octobermom
I do agree with this as well. Which is why I dont...

I do agree with this as well. Which is why I dont just ban computer time all together and we are always exploring ways we can use her intersts in computers to further her learning. She still needs...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By octobermom
I have a 6th grader we use Kahn academy when I...

I have a 6th grader we use Kahn academy when I feel she need additional practice or help.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By octobermom
your phone your rules.. I'm not an unschooler...

your phone your rules..
I'm not an unschooler though.

My DD (11) gets 10 "tickets" each day after school and chores are done for the day she may cash in those tickets for tv or computer time 5...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By octobermom
honestly that sounds like a nightmare. Folder...

honestly that sounds like a nightmare. Folder time just sounds like "busy work" time which tends to not really teach.. How long of a time is this? Something like what an above poster linked could...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-05-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By octobermom
We started the 13th PS around here started the...

We started the 13th PS around here started the same week (11th) We do loosely follow the PS calendar because DH teaches college so he kinda falls into that schedule anyways. My youngest also goes to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-25-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By octobermom
We started on the 11th .Starting week 3 today.

We started on the 11th .Starting week 3 today.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,118
Posted By octobermom
During our school days no TV or computer/games...

During our school days no TV or computer/games etc before 3pm or after 8pm (with a few school related exceptions)
weekends or holidys 10am-8pm they have acess but I try to limit over use. Mostly...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-08-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By octobermom
I have a 11 year old 5th grader (and a...

I have a 11 year old 5th grader (and a preschooler but just formally HS the oldest currently)
 
language arts- LLATL purple books
spelling- Catholic heritage 
math - rod and staff 4th grade...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-05-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,375
Posted By octobermom
my oldest could have easily read that as a first...

my oldest could have easily read that as a first grader. My other child is 3.5 and a non reader.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-09-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By octobermom
My oldest didn't learn till 4.5 because of...

My oldest didn't learn till 4.5 because of sensory delays. she. seemed normal. otherwise
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-08-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By octobermom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lauren http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-07-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By octobermom
5th grader...   week 1 we read From Sea to...

5th grader...
 
week 1 we read
From Sea to Shinning Sea the story of America (Catholic) Last week we covered a brief overview covering explores such as St Brendan Lief Ericsson Madoc and Columbus...
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