"We used Spell to Write and Read, which is a modified Spalding method. There were lots of choices of reinforcement activities to help, along with writing assignments using the spelling words. We used it for several years and it gave my daughter an…"
"We started using Spelling Power this year after trying other programs. Works like a dream for us! My 3 are 13, 11 and 10 and it really is simplified enough that the kids know what to do at this point and get the work done. The best…"
"I was going to recommend All About Spelling, which we use and which I've heard of several folks switching to after not liking the Spalding stuff. I've used AAS for several years, with one natural speller (I really like that AAS helps her…"
I am struggling in find a decent spelling curriculum/program or anything. I have been using "The Writing Road to Reading" by Romalda Spalding, but it's kind of boring and mundane. I give the words, and if they miss spell them, I give it to them again the next day, and so forth. Maybe that's the way spelling is suppose to be, but thought I get a feel what's out there. I've heard some about All about Spelling, but not familiar with you. Any favorites? My boys are 8 and 12. Thanks in…See More
"Our boys absolutely love it. It depends on the ages of the kids, but the younger ones (under 6 or so), may not grasp everything he says. He does share a lot of information in 30 minute videos, but it is fast pace and entertaining.…"
"Our garden is doing pretty well. We are doing a CSA family business with it, so it's larger than the past.
Our green beans are always doing well. Due to the fact we were out of town for a week and a half, we ended up picking…"
"A few ideas:
- Homemade Mac & Cheese (dress it up by adding ham, etc.)
- Eggs/Salsa Burritos (mix scrambled eggs with cheese and your favorite salsa; serve in a flour tortilla)
- Club Sandwiches
- Baked Ham & Cheese…"
"We left our co-op after 7 years (I was even on the Board coordinating field trips). I would evaluate what your goals/visions are for our homeschooling. I truly miss my friends at co-op, but I am going to make the initiative throughout…"
"Hi Jenny,I would encourage you to keep him with you, not as punishment but letting him know that you want to help him relate in loving ways with his brother and this unloving way of comparing/criticism is no longer allowed. He could compare and…"
"We do things like:
Sloppy JoesSandwichesMac and CheeseFrozen PizzaBBQ SmokiesGrilled Cheese with soupBean BurritosQuesadillasHot dogsPeanut Butter Bagel with applesButtered Pastaor various leftovers.
"A few fun things my kids love -
tortillas with peanut butter, bananas and honey
funny faces - provide cheese, crackers and various fruits and veggies cut up then make (you can do this or let the kids) funny people or animal faces on their plates -…"
Love every bit of homeschooling. For hobbies, I like to scrapbook, quilting and cooking. Vacations is the next best thing to homeschooling, so we try to do as much as we can, with as much learning we can do.
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Welcome to the Homesteading group, Jenny! Please take a minute when you can to tell us a little bit about yourself on the Introduction thread, and feel free to jump right in to any of the discussions that catch your eye. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask...we're all here to help. :) We're so glad to have you join us!
Hi Jenny!! Welcome to the Photography Buffs group! We are so glad to have you join us, and look forward to talking with you about photography! Be sure to stop by the intro thread and introduce yourself to the group when you get a chance. :)