Homeschool Chat Part III

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  1. my*2*angels

    my*2*angels DIS Veteran

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    Thank you all for your advice! I think I am going to try and skip ahead to some things she isn't familiar with and try and supplement with some other things! Next year I will know better about the placement test!!! I am learning!!!!!:thumbsup2 Thanks again!!!
     
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  3. mrsnj91

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    I would like to join!
    I am just doing my youngest this year who will be in kindergarten. We won't be starting till the schools here begin and that is in about three weeks. I am rather excited and hope it works well. Just feeling my way through and getting my feet wet. popcorn::
     
  4. momo3hods

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    We just started our second year today. I have a 5th grader, 3rd grader and 2nd grader. I use Saxon Math, Learning Language Arts Through Literature, and Lifepac for the core - Seton for the rest. My 5th grader is enrolled through Seton.
    I swore when I was a teacher 12+ years ago I would NEVER homeschool and look at me now!! :banana:
    I loved reading the old thread and am going to be sure to keep visiting this one - I welcome any and all support/advice as I love to learn how others are doing HSing!
    Heather
     
  5. polkadotsuitcase

    polkadotsuitcase Disney-loving mom! Approved Advertiser

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    Speaking of Saxon, anyone use the Saxon Grammar & Writing program? I thought we'd try it this year and it has me a little confused. It keeps referring to the vocabulary and spelling parts...and I can't find them in any book! What am I missing?
     
  6. graygables

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    My 11yo is already choosing culinary schools. I'd love it if you could keep me posted on how he's doing and if he has any words of wisdom for things she should be focusing on to prepare! Right now, she's got a mean alfredo sauce and some pretty amazing cakes on her repertoire. She's working with fondant, gum paste, and modeling chocolate already!
     
  7. sl_underwood

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    Any suggestions for reading help for an autistic child with hearing issues? I would like something that does phonics but works well with visual and kinestetic learners.
     
  8. Peanut Giggleface

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    My son has APD and I found many resources for his disability as well as those for Austism at www.linguisystems.com - You'll find curriculum, games, manipulatives, testing devices, and more.
     
  9. disneymom3

    disneymom3 <font color=green> I think I could adjust!! <br><f

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    Well, now....interesting to see you "here" ;)
    Depends on who you ask. For purposes of this thread, I would say it most certainly is. For that matter, we have had many pleasant discussions in the past with many who are not homeschooling at all, but just curious or looking for resources. Some folks consider Online schooling to be public school at home as you are not in charge of decisions about assignments, quality of work etc. But your kid is at home and you need suport, so to me this is a great place to find that!
    I know such a huge number of previous teachers who now homeschool. It's like an epidemic or something. :thumbsup2

    What I thinik is really fun is that this is actually our THIRD thread. So, we are at over a total of 500 pages of homeschool chatting. How fun is that? Thanks for starting us off again before we got locked DisneyMommy3!

    Our big change for this year is that DD is going to be starting high school at a local charter school in two weeks. Not too sure about this situation but we will see. There are some things I don't lke, but overall, I really don't want to homeschool her for high school. My boys, I probably will but they are more willing to do what I ask them to do without me having to check and recheck that they really did it. She seems to need accountability to someone else.
     
  10. Disney Mommy 3

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    Your welcome! I was hoping you didn't think I was hijacking you! I was just afraid it would get locked before the next one started!! Do you want me to change it to Part III?
     
  11. Disney Mommy 3

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    Never mind...I went ahead and did it!! i would forget if i waited to long!! LOL
     
  12. graygables

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    My girls asked me an interesting question this week: "Why does everyone get so excited when their kids go back to school?" :confused3 They don't understand why "it's the most wonderful time of the year" according to one ad in recent years. For THEM it is, b/c we have WDW more to ourselves :lmao: but they don't understand how parents can feel that way about their own kids.

    Do yours ever ask similar questions and how do you answer?
     
  13. sahmoftwo

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    My dd is still quite young so when she starts asking why all parents don't want to homeschool their kids I just say that every family is different and that what works for our family wouldn't work for every other family....obviously, I'm sure I'll have to get more in depth in future years. :)
     
  14. Disney Mommy 3

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    Well,...my kids haven't asked that particular question,but we have had people smart off in front of them about me hsing. Like "Why would you WANT to be with your KIDS all day?"...and stuff like that...to which I usually respond "Oh, we LOVE IT!' I enjoy being with MY kids!" Then when we get in the car they ask me about it. They have asked if I would rather if they weren't with me---quite heartbreaking to hear...but I reassure them it's what some people would rather, but not me!!! People just don't think about what kids are feeling...or how the questions they ask hs parents make the kids feel.
     
  15. Mommy2three

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    well we have successfully had day 2 of hsing. Its amazing how well my 8 year old autistic son listens to me when i am the teacher role, but how he doesnt listen well and defies me when i am the mom role...havent quite figured that one out yet..
     
  16. Disney Mommy 3

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    Funny how they can pick and choose isn't it?:rotfl: glad it went well!!!!
     
  17. polkadotsuitcase

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    My guys have never asked -- I guess they figure to each his own!

    I adore being with my guys, but I can understand the back to school happiness. I'm used to having the kiddos around while I'm trying to get my stuff done, and they're used to finding things to keep themselves occupied around the house/outside. We've got enough materials to keep them creating, reading, building, whatever. But if we didn't h/s, I could easily see that kids could get a bit bored by the end of the summer and parents would look forward to being able to get chores/errands/grown-up stuff done.

    I doubt it's because parents don't enjoy being with their kids -- just that the routine is very different over the summer break and they're all looking forward to getting back to it. :goodvibes

    ...I guess I'd say a shorter version of that to my kids if they asked! :goodvibes
     
  18. Denine

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    I don't get DD asking why other people don't home school, but I get plenty from other parents saying "I could never do that!".

    We are on week 3/4 of Sonlight Core 3. This is new for us this year.
     
  19. McDuck

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    I'm reading THE WELL-TRAINED MIND right now. (My daughter is nearly 10 months old, so I'm just trying to get grounded on how I want to approach homeschooling when we DO start.) There was a recommended birth to age 5 book called SLOW AND STEADY, GET ME READY. Anyone have any experience with this book?

    Also, when I searched it out on Amazon, THE STORY OF THE WORLD history curriculum books popped up. Has anyone used those?

    Thanks so much for any opinions/advice.
     
  20. DawnM

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    We are in our 8th year of homeschooling! :banana:

    My oldest is technically 7th grade, but he has some delays, so we improvise.

    We have pretty much used Sonlight for our core subjects, but this year I wish I could jump ship and buy Winter Promise. We have SL Core 4 and I would love to just get WP American Culture 2 as I think it is a better fit for my hands on boys.

    But, I can't afford a 2nd curriculum, so we are tweaking it as much as we can and adding in Time Travelers.

    Next year I will be switching!

    Here is our line up:

    MUS: Each at grade level.
    SOS: Science, Bible, Spanish
    Worldly Wise: Book 4
    Sequential Spelling
    Sonlight Core 4
    Time Travelers (Early 19th Century, Civil War, Industrial Revolution)

    Lots of field trips!

    :goodvibes
     
  21. mommalissa

    mommalissa Mom to Disney Lovin' Triplets

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    Hi everyone! I started homeschooling my five year old triplets the end of July. They are still super excited about school. I have a long list of things they want to learn about that are not part of the kindergarten curriculum. Does anyone have any really good websites to recommend for items that can be used for these subjects?
     

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