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by wbbeachbum
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 2 income homeschoolers using Adventures?
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: 2 income homeschoolers using Adventures?

I have always worked while homeschooling my kids. Prior to 2018, I worked 24 hours a week. Since 2018, I have worked full time 36 hours a week night shift. Starting this month I will be working day shift 36 hours a week. Each week is a little different but 3-12 hour shifts and sleep during the day s...
by wbbeachbum
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Schedule for teaching multiple young children
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Re: Schedule for teaching multiple young children

Much love for this busy season! It has been awhile since I had many littles in the mix. Teach all of CtG, and only reading and math of 1st and K. Help to foster independence. For the 10 yo this may mean using some sort of workbox system or a simplified check list. I never taught the preschool progra...
by wbbeachbum
Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Diplomas, Transcripts, Course Descriptions, Credits
Replies: 17
Views: 7156

Question about diplomas

Good Sunday Afternoon:) We are getting ready to start 9th grade, Ancient History, next week and I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row. Just wondering what those of you with high school students are doing about diplomas? I know there are diploma programs out there and I also know that homeschool p...
by wbbeachbum
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 15721

June Check In - Homeschooling while earning a degree

I am in the middle of my last class for a graduate degree so I might extend our summer break until August 1 when my class is complete. It's been nice not having to do my schoolwork in the evenings. We completed 1850 to Modern on June 2nd. June is our normal summer break.I will likely start K with th...
by wbbeachbum
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Prep/Organization - Daily advice from the very organized!
Replies: 75
Views: 23850

Preparing for Next Year

I'm looking for ideas of how to prepare for next year to minimize how much preparation I have to do during the actual school year. We'll be doing Exploring Countries and Cultures, and my son will be 8. We'll have a tiny 1 year old. This is my second year of homeschooling (my 8th year teaching) and ...
by wbbeachbum
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do we slow down if child is struggling?
Replies: 19
Views: 6246

Re: Suggestions for pacing in K

Wow, I'll admit that dyslexia never even occurred to me. I did check out Susan Barton's website. He does have 3 of the symptoms mentioned on the list for recognizing dyslexia in preschoolers and kindergarteners. Can you advise me on what to do next? The test she recommends costs over $300, so I can...
by wbbeachbum
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Kindergarten Archive
Topic: Academics - Do we slow down if child is struggling?
Replies: 19
Views: 6246

Suggestions for pacing in K

We are going through K with my 5yo right now, working on Unit 9, Octopus. The pace has seemed to work out fine up to this point. But, he's struggling with the blend ladder. It seems to be really taxing for him to put the sounds together. We did part 2 of the blend ladder yesterday, where there are ...
by wbbeachbum
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Preschool & Pre-K Archive
Topic: Occupying many little ones
Replies: 42
Views: 13843

Re: help needed, having a hard time with little ones!

Homeschooling with littles can be difficult. I focused on working on skill subjects during naptimes. I included the littles as much as possible with the other subjects, or kept them busy with toys that were only available during school time. Each day had a certain toy collection that could only be p...
by wbbeachbum
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - Do you follow MFW grid? How do you teach several?
Replies: 76
Views: 27308

Re: How to use teacher's guide schedules - what do you do?

I have always copied the grid for each child. This year I found a post on Pinterest titled "How to use spiral notebooks to simplify your homeschool" ( or something like that ;) ). Best thing ever! Each night, I write out each child's to-do list with a little box for them to check when complete. Each...
by wbbeachbum
Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: Combining Adventures and K
Replies: 91
Views: 36847

MFW Adv and K?

I am considering using Adventures and K for my two youngest next year. How do those two work together? Thanks! Kristen The year we did Adv and K was one of my favorite years. My older child did all of Adv and enjoyed some of K, especially the science portions. My younger child did all of K and enjo...
by wbbeachbum
Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Homeschooling while working, earning a degree, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 15721

Re: Juggling job and MFW

I have worked outside the home and homeschooled for the last 15 years. It can be done! I work 2-12 hour shifts per week as a RN. Currently, my work schedule is alternating M/T and S/S. So basically, 1 week I have 3 weekdays home , and the next week I have 5 weekdays home. I do not do school on the w...