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by chatmom
Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement/Ideas: Help with attitudes, unmotivated,
Replies: 81
Views: 30984

O/T - Discipline

My 6 y.o. dd has me just beside myself. When she is misbehaving and I try to speak to her about her actions all she does is start screaming or talking over me. I continue to discipline her, such as send her to her room for a set amount of time. Also her time doesn’t start until her mouth is quiet. ...
by chatmom
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement Needed - Do all children like school?
Replies: 72
Views: 28119

hates school

My 10 year old daughter has been homeschooled all except kindergarten. She doesn't want to go to "real" school, but she hates school. I know all kids do but I've always wished homeschool could be different. Any ideas? Also, she hates creative writing the most. I literally can't get her to do it. Sh...
by chatmom
Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Book Basket and Independent Reading Archive
Topic: Book Reviews & Extras - Classics
Replies: 14
Views: 7037

Re: Your Favorite Classics

Some of the favorites here are Jane Eyre, Wide, Wide World, The Three Weavers, - I also like the books/stories put out by the American Tract Society in the 1800's, Dr. Doolite, E. Nesbit's books, the list could continue..... Save lots of money and shelf space - get a Kindle/Nook or e-reader and star...
by chatmom
Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Back to School - Ideas for parties & such
Replies: 70
Views: 26936

Re: Making the First Day Special

For our "first" day - we celebrate our freedom to homeschool. Basically, we walk down Main Street, wave to the buses full of "happy" children and eat breakfast at the local diner. The regulars at the diners would glare the first couple of years - but they have gotten use to the "tradition". Last yea...
by chatmom
Sun May 09, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Fun ideas for Math?
Replies: 11
Views: 6906

Fun Math supplements for ECC

Math Games and activities from around the world More math games and activities from around the world Both are by Claudia Zaslavsky Next year is my daughter's "fun" math year - where we go off the beaten path for a bit and explore math using games and activites, shying away from formal "programs". I ...
by chatmom
Sun May 09, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: 6th to 8th grade Archive
Topic: Saxon Algebra 1 - Ideas when stuck
Replies: 31
Views: 19727

Re: STILL discouraged with 8th grade dd's math work...

A few questions - why not finish at her pace, using summers, if you need to go slower? You could also supplement with books like Painless Algebra, Algebra for the Real World and Algebra on the Go!. These are great resources and very helpful for a break away from the routine. Another option might be ...