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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-03-2007, 01:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By imalwaysreading
I'm married to a man from India and my daughter,...

I'm married to a man from India and my daughter, son, and I are planning on spending 6 months in a friend's house in Trivandrum from December-June. My husband will travel back and forth for visits....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-08-2007, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By imalwaysreading
I agree with the PP, the only downside is if you...

I agree with the PP, the only downside is if you need childcare during that time, meaning your work requires a lot of quiet time or you need to concentrate, I'd work on finding childcare for those...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-08-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By imalwaysreading
We did the same thing. We lived in CA, Arizona,...

We did the same thing. We lived in CA, Arizona, NM, Nevada, and now in Texas. We travel all the time with my husband's job but we have a homebase of Texas, where we own a home. When we didn't own a...
Forum: Parenting   05-19-2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 3,751
Posted By imalwaysreading
I fully intend to cover college costs or...

I fully intend to cover college costs or trade-school costs, depending on what my children choose.

I will pay tuition, boarding (on campus), and will pay book fees. I will not give them money to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By imalwaysreading
My son is in 9th grade and he wants to do some...

My son is in 9th grade and he wants to do some health. I am wondering if anyone is familiar with a health curriculum?

Thanks!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By imalwaysreading
I kind of used Calvert for our Pre-K daughter...

I kind of used Calvert for our Pre-K daughter and can't remember if it's secular or not. (I have bad short term memory!) It was boring for her but in the homeschooling world, I've learned everyone...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By imalwaysreading
I agree with the previous poster because...

I agree with the previous poster because something is obviously going on. Get your sister in touch with what's going on and take it from there. Once you start homeschooling, he may really see it's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,988
Posted By imalwaysreading
I've never had to publically state my stance on...

I've never had to publically state my stance on homeschooling simply because I have a mother that makes me do that everyday!

Here's my take:

1) My son is 13. He was bullied/beat up and has...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By imalwaysreading
How is it better? I have my son back. The...

How is it better?
I have my son back. The influences in his life were just so venemous, and I'm now seeing that. He's an amazing child and now that he's out of the school environment, he's matured...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By imalwaysreading
At the end of every "semester" per se, my friend...

At the end of every "semester" per se, my friend and another homeschooling mom friend of hers get a hotel room in our city. They swim, go to the spa, and relax, and at night, they plan their...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-19-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By imalwaysreading
I haven't had a chance to browse through all...

I haven't had a chance to browse through all responses, so sorry if I repeat anything. Would you be opposed to summer school programs in your local school district? The ones where we live are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-30-2007, 02:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 29,923
Posted By imalwaysreading
We've moved a lot the past 6 years due to dh's...

We've moved a lot the past 6 years due to dh's job. My son spent his early years in 4 different schools, and he did well, surprisingly. He began having emotional issues around age 11 and we decided...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-30-2007, 01:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By imalwaysreading
I use Teach Your Child To Read as well and my...

I use Teach Your Child To Read as well and my daughter has responded well at times, and other times, she hates it. We don't do the writing portions. But, when she's in the mood, we do it and she...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-30-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By imalwaysreading
We started homeschooling our ds (13) and have...

We started homeschooling our ds (13) and have been hs our daughter for 1 year. (She's 4.) The reason we do it is because we travel A LOT. At least one or two weeks out of the month, we're out of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-30-2007, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By imalwaysreading
I posted a thread regarding this because...

I posted a thread regarding this because Apologia is the only science curriculum I have been told is "decent" but I wasn't comfortable with the over-mention of the creation vs evolution. I am...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-30-2007, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By imalwaysreading
I have to say we have the WORST as far as...

I have to say we have the WORST as far as scheduling practices go, and I love homeschooling for that reason. So, even though one parent is in college, I firmly believe you can tailor your schooling...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-29-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By imalwaysreading
I am unsure of where to turn for information on...

I am unsure of where to turn for information on science curriculums for high school homeschoolers. My son is starting 9th grade this month (yea for no school schedules, huh?) and he is going to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-01-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By imalwaysreading
I have been an ESL teacher and I know a lot of...

I have been an ESL teacher and I know a lot of the children I taught were never in school before 1st grade. I know the exposure to English came mainly from starting school because parents were all...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-01-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,752
Posted By imalwaysreading
My son is 13 and my daughter is 4. We homeschool...

My son is 13 and my daughter is 4. We homeschool both, with daughter going to a MDO program twice/week.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-01-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By imalwaysreading
You all are really amazing. I feel like this is...

You all are really amazing. I feel like this is now a 2nd home. Having a teen to homeschool is going to be so interesting and exciting, and sometimes probably quite challenging.

I loved the...
Forum: Learning at School   02-01-2007, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By imalwaysreading
I used Words Their Way when I was an ESL teacher...

I used Words Their Way when I was an ESL teacher for middle school children. I heard great things about the Wilson program as well, but never used it personally.

Good luck!
Forum: Learning at School   02-01-2007, 01:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,495
Posted By imalwaysreading
I understand the reasoning but don't like the...

I understand the reasoning but don't like the tone. "Get on your child's case..." Hmm..no, that doesn't settle well with me.
Forum: Learning at School   02-01-2007, 01:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 33,123
Posted By imalwaysreading
I've heard great things about the school...

I've heard great things about the school somewhere in Indiana (Through an Internet friend). But, I've never seen one or been inside one. She likes the approach to schooling, but I should admit she's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-01-2007, 01:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By imalwaysreading
I'm not too familiar with homeschooling, but is...

I'm not too familiar with homeschooling, but is de-schooling a term? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif He is in need of some off time and we're working on getting him...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-01-2007, 01:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By imalwaysreading
Having been a public school teacher, I can say...

Having been a public school teacher, I can say they may surprise you and you may just be dealing with people that would fully support your decision. (Or not!)

Either way, your children are your...
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