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  • Re: When Did You Start Homeschooling?

    Believe it or not i just started teaching my 15 year old 9th grader at home in Feb. He has a form of Dyslexia and after years of failed attempts through the school i took him home. He was miserable being the butt of jokes, teased & tormented and physically abused during the day between classes when...
    Posted to Forum by kthorne29 on 03-12-2011
  • Math Website

    I found a site with easy to understand instructions and printable sheets for math.I like this one. Math is Fun
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 12-19-2010
  • Re: Hooked on Math

    Anyone have experience with it?
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 09-12-2010
  • Homeschooling: Credits

    I asked a friend about how to do credits. She gave me this site with a formula. Carnegie Units - http://www.lavc.edu/vccc/documents/carnegieunits.html It still looks a bit overwhelming to me. How do you calculate your credits?
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 07-24-2010
  • Homeschooling: Lesson Planning

    One of the things that overwhelms many parents is lesson planning. It does take time and effort but I don't think it needs to be a huge hardship, especially when there are record keeping tools and planning assistance out there. How much time do you spend planning lessons?
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 07-23-2010
  • Homeschooling: Teacher's Manuals

    Teacher's manuals can be useful in helping a parent to lay out a plan of instruction. Some people prefer not to use materials that need them or just go without. Do you use teacher's manuals?
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 07-23-2010
  • Stages of Homeschooling

    Deciding to homeschool, the first year, teaching a child to read, the high school years... Whih stage of homeschooling has been the easiest and which was the hardest for your family? How did you deal with the hard stages?
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 04-04-2010
  • Re: At Home Reading Program, Advice or Ideas??

    A hint from the ADHD newsgroup. Compile a list of the reading/spelling words that your child has trouble with. Bring it out with a family game -- Sorry, for an example. After each player rolls or pops or whatever, have him or her draw a card. He or she must read or spell the word before a move. The pain...
    Posted to Forum by julian on 03-22-2010
  • Re: homeschooling vs publicschooling

    I think it's worthwhile to note that historically, it was quite usual for families who could afford the luxury, to have private tutors come to the home instead of sending their children to an institution of learning, until university or assumption of adult life, whichever came first. For an anecdote...
    Posted to Forum by crunchymamamaine on 01-27-2010
  • Schooling with a distraction

    My wife is a stay-at-home-mom who wants to homeschool our 5-year-old in the Fall. However, we also have a 2-year-old running around the house. How is my wife supposed to give the eldest a true education when there is a huge distraction/attention-craving (but infinitely adorable) younger sibling in the...
    Posted to Forum by BuckshotPA on 06-15-2009
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