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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-30-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,195
Posted By chalupamom
- Scrabble, Jr. - Zingo - CandyLand -...

- Scrabble, Jr.
- Zingo
- CandyLand
- Pirate's Cove
- Chutes and Ladders
- dominoes (o.k., not a board game!)
- memory (o.k., another one that's not a board game...)
- Uno (yet another one...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-29-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By chalupamom
They may well need a period of chilling out. If...

They may well need a period of chilling out. If you're interested and personally need more structure right now, creating mini-"unit studies" around Reading Rainbow or MythBusters or whatever might...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-29-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,018
Posted By chalupamom
My everyday life blog is Hot Water Bath...

My everyday life blog is Hot Water Bath (http://hotwaterbath.blogspot.com) and my homeschooling-related blog is The New Classical Family (http://newclassicalfamily.blogspot.com). Since I separated...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-28-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By chalupamom
You might check out Laura Berquist's Designing...

You might check out Laura Berquist's Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-26-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 738
Posted By chalupamom
MythBusters is verrrrrry popuar at our house, as...

MythBusters is verrrrrry popuar at our house, as is This Old House, Modern Marvels (we're selective about the topics with this one), a lot of the IMAX films (some of these are rather short, so they...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By chalupamom
Lego Mindstorms (http://mindstorms.lego.com/)...

Lego Mindstorms (http://mindstorms.lego.com/) looks interesting - it's something I'm keeping an eye on for my son. They look to be a little much for now, but definitely worth checking out. (Also,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By chalupamom
I'm in Southeast Pennsylvania. Personally, I...

I'm in Southeast Pennsylvania. Personally, I don't find the requirements here that terrible - a pain in the behind, yes, and I'd certainly prefer that they weren't on the books. They are, though,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,045
Posted By chalupamom
Quote: Originally Posted by mandib50...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mandib50 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7111273)
kids are expected to read by the time they...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By chalupamom
I agree that you would be well advised to avoid...

I agree that you would be well advised to avoid "curricula" per se with little ones. However, that doesn't mean that you need to be cast adrift if you're feeling like you want a little more guidance...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-27-2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By chalupamom
I can see it. Hope you can, too, soon.

I can see it.

Hope you can, too, soon.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-27-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By chalupamom
It's not unusual for young kids to really get a...

It's not unusual for young kids to really get a kick out of worksheets - my theory is that the format helps them make sense out of their new skills.

A google search on "free math (letter,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-26-2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,034
Posted By chalupamom
Quote: Originally Posted by JodiM...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JodiM http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6373731)
What kind of pattern blocks???

I think I got...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-26-2006, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By chalupamom
Quote: Originally Posted by Lillian J...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lillian J http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6373413)


If you look at the signers of this...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-26-2006, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By chalupamom
Depending upon your son's interests, you might...

Depending upon your son's interests, you might also take a look at The Well-Trained Mind (skipping directly to the high school section!) - or perhaps your son might like to read it himself. The...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-26-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By chalupamom
Isn't it a nice feeling when you find something...

Isn't it a nice feeling when you find something with which your children just resonate? When it all clicks...nothing like it, as far as I'm concerned.

As far as the reading book goes, if I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-26-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By chalupamom
Quote: Originally Posted by Lillian J I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lillian J

I see that he was born in '03. I don't mean to insert unsolicited advice - http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif although,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-26-2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By chalupamom
My son (newly 6) has been using ETC for two...

My son (newly 6) has been using ETC for two years off and on, and is just about done with book 3. We've enjoyed it so far and he's always asked for it if I don't bring it u. I think the series (at...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-24-2006, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By chalupamom
If the event is open to the community then, yes,...

If the event is open to the community then, yes, absolutely go if you're interested. This first one might be difficult if people don't know what to make of you but things like this will get...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-23-2006, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 418
Posted By chalupamom
Whether about homeschooling or some other topic,...

Whether about homeschooling or some other topic, I usually turn it around on them.

"Huh? Why would homeschooling make us weird? I don't get the joke."

"I'm sorry, what? I don't understand,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-23-2006, 09:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,695
Posted By chalupamom
Quote: Originally Posted by KaraBoo...

Quote:
Originally Posted by KaraBoo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6343286)
I don't know how much is personality or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-22-2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,034
Posted By chalupamom
Quote: Originally Posted by eilonwy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by eilonwy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6333980)
My nearly-4 is frustrated by math workbooks at...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-21-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,695
Posted By chalupamom
My experience was pretty much the opposite. I...

My experience was pretty much the opposite. I had As, did very well in general, and went on through grad school. I liked school mostly (had bad days like everyone in every situation) and don't have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-20-2006, 08:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,034
Posted By chalupamom
We did a lot of what Thalia suggested and also...

We did a lot of what Thalia suggested and also have another vote for Singapore Earlybird Math. We found it to be a gentle introduction to basic concepts and presented in a way that really seems to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-20-2006, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By chalupamom
I bought the book Drawing with Children which is...

I bought the book Drawing with Children which is lovely, but I just couldn't get it into our program at home. I adore art, just not the making of it. And my kids are young enough, sadly, that my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-20-2006, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By chalupamom
Great ideas! Many thanks to you both.

Great ideas! Many thanks to you both.
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