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by Kisa in CA
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - *Homeschool Funnies
Replies: 107
Views: 36423

Name of your Homeschool?

Hi! For those of you who have named your homeschools, I was wondering if you'd share the names! I'd like to get some ideas rolling! !? Ours is... Our last name then... School for Boys. As you can tell, I have only boys. My husband said it sounds like a place they send onry hooligans. But we like it...
by Kisa in CA
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Reading - Learning without "Readers" or "A Reading Program"?
Replies: 52
Views: 20004

Your child sounds like she is doing great!

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:16 pm How wonderful that she loves to read and is re-reading books you have read aloud! To answer your questions: Am I missing the boat anywhere? Nope, doesn't look like it. It seems so effortless. Isn't that great! Wish it was that way with my son! I assign 30 minutes re...
by Kisa in CA
Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Reading - Ideas for child guessing rather than decoding
Replies: 15
Views: 7581

Here's how I dealt with this...

I made my son say each sound or phonogram in a word before saying the word. So if the word was dog, he had to say d - o - g then 'dog'. This taught him to slow down and read each letter. He had to do this even on words he already knew. I didn't let him read freely until he could easily read each sou...
by Kisa in CA
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 16094

Welcome! I think a lot depends on you and your daughter

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:43 pm Welcome! I think a lot depends on you and your daughter. I have worked approx. 8 hours a week from home since I began homeschooling. It hasn't been that hard, but now I work one whole day out of the home and that has been harder. On that day my niece homeschools for...
by Kisa in CA
Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When homeschooling isolates the parent
Replies: 26
Views: 15562

Hello again Rachel...

You wrote: I have been thinking that maybe if I took on a little more responsibility outside of the home - counseling- and let someone HELP teach my children, it would be kind of a trade off and something of my own to pursue (my own? oohh, guilt...). I didn't mention in my other post that I do this ...
by Kisa in CA
Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - When homeschooling isolates the parent
Replies: 26
Views: 15562

Hugs to you Rachel... (m)

This sentence stood out to me: I am feeling isolated too. And, I feel like if we do anything to be social it just means more work- and more responsibility. Certainly, I can relate! I think many, many moms can relate. Now in my 4th year of homeschooling (if you count K), I am finally coming to grips ...