"Something that helped my boys when learning to read was the "Meet the Sight Words" videos. They are fun to watch, and really do give a jump start to learning sight words. Also, when you read to him, point to each word or follow along the…"
"My oldest son, 6 1/2, started cursive at k4 level with A Beka as a 3 1/2 year old. ( He is a very motivated kid). He is now doing first grade work with A Beka writing full sentences without starting point help. When we did preschool, using Answers…"
"Our oldest went through this course 3 years ago. Instead of buying all the extras, we decided to let her go to the public school once a week just to get the " hands on experience" by attending biology labs there. This only lasted about a…"
Thanks for giving me some perspective! I know they will all grow up, and things will change. I still find myself feeling like the grinch sometimes ("All the noise, noise, noise...."). I also find myself enjoying little sounds like…"
"Hi Dana. I have five sons ages 22, 16, 13, 11, and 10. I have been home schooling for eleven years. My oldest went to PS until 6th grade but the other four have never gone to PS. I don't even register the noise level any more. When my mother in…"
We live in northeastern Washington, not far from the Canadian border, and we are in the same boat. We still have snow on the ground in most areas, and wet mud in all the others. Plus the really cold wind has kicked up and brought with it…"
"I finally gave up hope that they wouldn't find another way to play when they had an abundance of energy. They started out playing tackle Go Big Red (college football), then cheetahs fighting (we've watched one too many Jeff Corwin…"
"I think this is a pearl! I remember having a gymnastics mat when I was little...don't remember what we did with it (probably because I'm a girl and did somersaults on it instead of something exciting). I don't know about…"
"This isn't a great pearl of wisdom, but my four boys are 5, 4, 2 & 6 weeks. For Christmas I got them a 4'x8' gymnastics mat for the bedroom. Now, they have a place to wrestle (or play cheetahs, or football guys, or whatever form…"
I had a similar experience with my oldest boy, Cyrus, 6. He has learned to read very well in the past year. He also is a whiz at math, and loves science. He actually seems to see school as a challenge, and has a sense of accomplishment…"
I am so interested in what you wrote, mainly because we live far from the beaten path too. 90 miles from the nearest city larger than 500 people, (in WA state). I tried to start a homeschool group here where we live because there are a lot…"
"Wow, Jenny, lots of great ideas! I hope these aren't repeats.
Each year I only keep two or three actual papers or projects from each child that best represents them during that particular year. Any other papers that were great but not part of…"