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Old 03-14-2012, 04:03 PM   #1456
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Hi I posted here a while back, and here I am again!

I'm wondering if any of you here homeschool a child with autism or Aspbergers? I am seriously considering keeping him home next year and I'm starting to look at curriculum, and wanting to know what works. Since I have a college freshman and a 9th grader its been a while since I've looked at curriculum for elementary age.

Math is specifically what I'm interested in, and science. We used to use Eagles Wings Considering God's Creation and loved that. Any info would be appreciated.
You might want to try asking on the homeschool spot forum. There are a few moms there with children that have aspbergers.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:57 PM   #1457
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Thanks a bunch. How do I get to that? What heading is it under?
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:59 AM   #1458
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I thought I remember someone posting a link to a bunch of Disney related pages that they have had their Homeschool children do while on the way to and at Disney. I can not seem to find it anymore. I am guessing it was over a year ago I saw it. Does anyone know remember this and have a link to it? I saw the coloring and activity links but I was looking for a little bit more academic thrown in. I will just make my own if I can not find it but I thought I would post here first and see if anyone remembers seeing them or has some of their own to share. I am looking for a first or second grade level or up to fourth or fifth in reading. Thank you!
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #1459
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I would be interested in that too. I also remember a link about books from the different parks that were being used for home schooling too. I have been looking for that but I can't find it. My PC has been reformatted so many times I lost everything.

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Old 03-17-2012, 03:41 PM   #1460
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I would be interested in that too. I also remember a link about books from the different parks that were being used for home schooling too. I have been looking for that but I can't find it. My PC has been reformatted so many times I lost everything.

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I would love to know this as well.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:04 PM   #1461
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HI! I am new here. I just really started homeschooling my almost 5 year old. I'm using workbook pages and activities to reinforce learning. I taught for 10 years so I'm in a very school state of mind so I'm having to break out of that. I really enjoy working with her and I think this is going to be best for our family.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:59 AM   #1462
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HI! I am new here. I just really started homeschooling my almost 5 year old. I'm using workbook pages and activities to reinforce learning. I taught for 10 years so I'm in a very school state of mind so I'm having to break out of that. I really enjoy working with her and I think this is going to be best for our family.
Welcome! My oldest is almost 5 too.
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:29 PM   #1463
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Thanks a bunch. How do I get to that? What heading is it under?
http://www.homeschoolspot.com/forumdisplay.php?f=7

Just ask on the homeschooling board. I'm sure that some will be able to give curriculum recommendations to you.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:53 PM   #1464
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Hello all!! My name is Megan and I have 4 kiddos.. my oldest is 10, then my dd is 6-almost 7, and 3yo boy/girl twins. My husband and I have decided to start homeschooling our kids next year. Our schools suck, and my oldest is really, really smart. Even his teacher pulled me aside and recommended we pull him out of public school, because its just going to hold him back. Anyways. Here we are. Researching, researching, researching.

I dont know where to start. We are taking a class at the end of april on homeschooling. Something the state requires. Soooo... Help? Ill have a 5th grader, a 2nd grader.. and the twins. Which we will probably just be starting preschool stuff with. And my oldest is doing 7th grade math, and his reading levels are high school.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:55 PM   #1465
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We are coming near the end of our first year of homeschooling! DD is finishing 5th grade and DS is finishing up 1st grade. We pulled them out of ps in October. Anyway, we used the curriculum from Timberdoodle recommended for their grades this year. It was okay, but I am hopeful that we can do better next year. This was mostly a mish-mash of workbooks. We did Teaching Textbooks for DD's math, and we loved it! I am going to go ahead and start DS on the 3rd grade in that next year (he tested on that level on their website). We are leaning toward My Father's World for our main curriculum. Any thoughts on this? Anybody here used this one? I am still wondering what to use for language. I really hated what we had this year. It had tons of copy work. My kiddos don't get much out of that. I am open to any suggestions! TIA!
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:01 AM   #1466
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Oh yay! I'm so happy to have found some fellow homeschooling Disney goers! I've been homeschooling my soon to be 5 year old for a couple of years now. I keep a blog called Counting Coconuts, if anyone cares to see what kinds of things we do. I made a Mickey Mouse mini unit last fall: http://countingcoconuts.blogspot.com...ini-units.html

Also, I too would love to see some educational print outs - hope someone's able to find that elusive link!!
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We are coming near the end of our first year of homeschooling! DD is finishing 5th grade and DS is finishing up 1st grade. We pulled them out of ps in October. Anyway, we used the curriculum from Timberdoodle recommended for their grades this year. It was okay, but I am hopeful that we can do better next year. This was mostly a mish-mash of workbooks. We did Teaching Textbooks for DD's math, and we loved it! I am going to go ahead and start DS on the 3rd grade in that next year (he tested on that level on their website). We are leaning toward My Father's World for our main curriculum. Any thoughts on this? Anybody here used this one? I am still wondering what to use for language. I really hated what we had this year. It had tons of copy work. My kiddos don't get much out of that. I am open to any suggestions! TIA!
I haven't used My Fathers World but have heard good thins about it. It has a lot of projects if you like that sort of thing.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:17 AM   #1468
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My DD10 has been in a good, very small private school for K-5th, but I have seen a lot of negatives to the middle school program, so we are considering other options. Between the limited educational options they offer (spanish only, not the greatest teachers, etc) and the catty little girls in her class, I know I can do better. I think we are going to do a trial period in June to see if we can get along. DH and I are self-employed and work full time, but we are just across the driveway from our house, so we can be somewhat flexible. Here is my gameplan, please feel free to critique or offer ideas.

Math - Saxon (that is what they use at the private school and I would like to stay with it)
Science - ??? any suggestions?
History - Tapestry of Grace - has anyone experienced this? it looks amazing to me and combines several subjects? I really am hoping for feedback on this...
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Any thoughts? I still need to work 6 or more hours a day, so she will need to do a lot of independent work.

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Old 04-02-2012, 07:52 PM   #1469
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We are coming near the end of our first year of homeschooling! DD is finishing 5th grade and DS is finishing up 1st grade. We pulled them out of ps in October. Anyway, we used the curriculum from Timberdoodle recommended for their grades this year. It was okay, but I am hopeful that we can do better next year. This was mostly a mish-mash of workbooks. We did Teaching Textbooks for DD's math, and we loved it! I am going to go ahead and start DS on the 3rd grade in that next year (he tested on that level on their website). We are leaning toward My Father's World for our main curriculum. Any thoughts on this? Anybody here used this one? I am still wondering what to use for language. I really hated what we had this year. It had tons of copy work. My kiddos don't get much out of that. I am open to any suggestions! TIA!
We used MFW for Kindergarten this year and really liked it. It has a lot of projects, but if your child is a hands on learner that will be great. I have not looked into the upper levels, so I cannot comment on them. Good luck! Sometimes I think picking curriculum is the hardest part.
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Hello, we are considering homeschooling next year and I was wondering if anyone has ever done any of the homeschool workshops/classes offered at Disney World? If so what did you think? My oldest son is 7 and I'm looking at two classes being offered while we will be on vacation in Sept. Thanks in advance for any advice on the Disney classes
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