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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-30-2013, 06:00 AM
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Posted By justthinkn
Thank you both again - very helpful!

Thank you both again - very helpful!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-28-2013, 03:10 PM
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Views: 217
Posted By justthinkn
Anj_rn that's such a helpful description. DD is...

Anj_rn that's such a helpful description. DD is learning to type and loves it, and I was just looking at the kidspiration app for mapping things... OK, I looked at the Words Their Way site, and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-28-2013, 12:07 PM
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Posted By justthinkn
Just thought to add, she did have to give the...

Just thought to add, she did have to give the charter a writing sample this last week. The writing prompt asked her her favorite season, and since she couldn't spell winter, this was her little...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-28-2013, 11:37 AM
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Views: 217
Posted By justthinkn
Thanks for the response! Yes, I was asking more...

Thanks for the response! Yes, I was asking more about cognitive testing b/c what she just did was achievement testing, the scantron performance test. So we have worked quite a bit on phonics,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-27-2013, 05:47 PM
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Posted By justthinkn
It's been a while since I posted here, but here...

It's been a while since I posted here, but here I go... DD is 6, and we're homeschooling, with a charter for the first time this year. She's not doing PG types of things, but she's the kind of kid...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-19-2012, 05:28 AM
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Posted By justthinkn
Thanks for the perspective, Tigerle - I probably...

Thanks for the perspective, Tigerle - I probably just need to breathe as well!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-17-2012, 10:17 PM
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Posted By justthinkn
Hi, I don't post here often, but I could really...

Hi, I don't post here often, but I could really use some perspectives on 5 year olds! If crazy stories and how you handled them are immediately jumping to mind, that's what I'm looking for!

DD5...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,312
Posted By justthinkn
Just popping back to say we had a great first...

Just popping back to say we had a great first day. Just enough special, totally relaxed. Woke up reminding myself that we're doing this so she can grow 100% into herself, not so she can fit into...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By justthinkn
Here's my n=1 experience... A big reason...

Here's my n=1 experience... A big reason homeschooling appeals to me is that I love learning and am excited to share that with my kids. My personal experience as a child was being a frustrated,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,312
Posted By justthinkn
Ok, my new plan for handwriting - HWT inspired...

Ok, my new plan for handwriting - HWT inspired practice. For spelling, ETC with scrabble tiles wherever writing would be expected! She should like that.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,176
Posted By justthinkn
Are there things he really likes or enjoys that...

Are there things he really likes or enjoys that you could try hooking the work to? Read to him while he eats... Put the least liked thing right before something he really does like, so he has...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2012, 01:48 PM
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Views: 1,312
Posted By justthinkn
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by revolting http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1359974/kindy-2012-2013-thread#post_17069986)


I'd love more thoughts...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,312
Posted By justthinkn
What a bummer, OkiMom! It's kindergarten! And...

What a bummer, OkiMom! It's kindergarten! And I'm sure you'll do great, and they'll be singing a different tune in a year or two (hopefully sooner, of course!).

Mitty, haven't been there, but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-02-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By justthinkn
We've had/are somewhat still having these...

We've had/are somewhat still having these issues. A friend homeschooling boys told me she's heard this is more common with girls http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shrug.gif. What's helped so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-31-2012, 10:02 PM
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Views: 545
Posted By justthinkn
I've appreciated this thread! My dd is close to...

I've appreciated this thread! My dd is close to 5, and has always seemed to lag a bit fine-motor-wise. But I've seem consistent development, so I haven't worried too much. I tried to do very short...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-31-2012, 08:46 PM
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Views: 1,712
Posted By justthinkn
My admittedly very low-key plan for K science is...

My admittedly very low-key plan for K science is Click magazine, cooking, outdoor time, a few field trips, DK Eyewitness DVDs from the library, any natural connections with history we enjoy, and any...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-25-2012, 12:34 PM
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Views: 716
Posted By justthinkn
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1348795/thinking-of-homeschooling#post_16924117)

If you really want to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-18-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By justthinkn
Your LO is so young still! My DD was very shy...

Your LO is so young still! My DD was very shy seeming, then right before 3 she suddenly became such a people person! It happened right before she started 8 hrs/week of preschool (which I thought of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-11-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 857
Posted By justthinkn
I work part time, about 20 hours a week with our...

I work part time, about 20 hours a week with our church. Two afternoons a week, about 8 hours total, the kids, dd4.5 and ds 6 mo's stay with a friend, then DH picks them up so I can work another...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-06-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By justthinkn
Fun thread!  This has been DD's k4 year, and...

Fun thread!  This has been DD's k4 year, and esp. with a new baby in the house, we've had an easy pace, just enjoying books and working on a few skills as we have time/motivation.  But it gives a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-04-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,610
Posted By justthinkn
Just starting ours up at...

Just starting ours up at cardinalaltlearning.wordpress.com - dd is 4.5, ds 6 months, so we're obviously relaxed. I think this will be the most natural & motivating way for me to track what we're...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-13-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By justthinkn
So glad it helped!  We're sticking with it...

So glad it helped!  We're sticking with it until/ unless it doesn't work anymore.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-10-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By justthinkn
Free curriculum I have saved as PDF on iPad so...

Free curriculum I have saved as PDF on iPad so it doesn't even have to be printed out! I call it math games with DD b/c that's truly what it feels like. Have to adjust for home context at points but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-04-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By justthinkn
Oh, right start math books (math stories) are...

Oh, right start math books (math stories) are fun!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-04-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By justthinkn
At that age, with a DD who sounds similar, we...

At that age, with a DD who sounds similar, we let her play on star fall for just a bit a day, and stocked up on games to play (plenty of math there), a kitchen math book with game ideas, puzzles of...
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