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by Renee413
Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling by substitute teacher, traveling, moving
Replies: 33
Views: 12021

Moving and Trying to Keep up with School

We have just sold our house. We've been in our home for 14 years, pre-kids, and I have forgotten how much work it is to move. We are not moving out of state, but about an hour away. With the market the way it is, no seller will consider an offer [on their house] until we have closed escrow on our h...
by Renee413
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help when child grumbles, not focused,
Replies: 58
Views: 28047

Re: The magic of 1st has worn off and I'm ready to quit!

Oh, I feel your pain. Been there, done that. You've gotten some good advice already, but I just want to add that it will get easier with each passing year (at least it did for me). My son just finished 2nd grade and I noticed a huge difference going from 1st to 2nd grade. It just takes a while to cl...
by Renee413
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Student Sheets - Organizing & storage
Replies: 72
Views: 26878

Re: How do you store student pages before use?

We're doing ECC next year.. I have 2 kids doing it. I made their Georgraphy/Science folder in a large 3 ring binder. I used dividers for all the continents and for science, then I hole punched all students sheets and simply put them in the back of each child's binder. When we need them, the day we n...
by Renee413
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: SP - Help with using the CD, including MAC users
Replies: 9
Views: 7945

Spelling Power for Mac users

I just purchased Spelling Power and realized that the CD-ROM is not compatible with my Mac. I noticed that on the inside cover they give you their phone/email address and they will give you access to the resources. I'm wondering how inconvenient this will end up being for me, if at all. How essentia...
by Renee413
Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Language Arts Archive
Topic: Reading - 2nd-8th grade skills, comprehension
Replies: 41
Views: 17290

Re: Is this normal reading for 2nd grade?

Well, I don't have any advice but we are in the same boat in our house! My 2nd grader does the exact same thing! He reads at a much higher level than a second grader-- can decode words that are extremely difficult but like your child, misses or changes some of the easiest of words-- mostly when he's...
by Renee413
Mon May 02, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Field Trip Ideas for Adventures
Replies: 69
Views: 46556

Rhode Island visit

We'll be heading to Rhode Island this summer and I'd like to cover some famous spots along the way. Does anyone have any suggestions of field trips? We're planning to see the Falls, but I would love some other suggestions that won't be too far out of our way...especially since we'll be doing ADV ne...
by Renee413
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Choosing 1st vs. Adventures
Replies: 78
Views: 31046

Re: Adventures for 1st grade???

I can certainly understand your excitement about starting Adventures-- I'm waiting for my Adventures box to arrive tomorrow!! Whoo hooo! However, after having just finished MFW 1st, I have to say that it really is a great program. My son was already reading at a higher grade level and the workbook w...
by Renee413
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Science - Description, topics covered?
Replies: 21
Views: 7683

Re: Tell me about science in Adv...

You ladies have been so helpful! First off, I didn't realize that Apologia Astronomy is used in RtR. And from the Adventures Blogs (thanks for sharing them!) it looks like science will be fun, fun, fun. I'm not going to stress about science.. we'll do our best. And with my husband being a chemist, h...
by Renee413
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: First Grade Archive
Topic: Workbook & Phonics Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 7930

Re: Struggling with what to do with 1st grader

We're almost finished with 1st with ds soon to be 7. He cruised through the workbook but I think it was because we had finished Hooked on Phonics through the 2nd grade level (prior to starting MFW 1st) so the workbook was just a piece of cake for him. He had also finished Explode the Code 1-3 books ...
by Renee413
Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Handwriting - Posture, Desks
Replies: 22
Views: 14827

Re: K daughter tiring after writing

We also use our dining room table. We purchased a Keekaroo chair that boosts them up and also has a foot rest. It's all adjustable. We love it. She can use it for many years.