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Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
5th Jan '12
Quoting ~Manda Panda +3 ~:" LOVING this site btw http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/"


I am about to plop Mitch down with this.

~Manda Panda +3 1/2~ 16 kids; Arkansas 39074 posts
5th Jan '12
Quoting CallMeMoses:" I am about to plop Mitch down with this."

Tayton and Caleb both really liked it!

*Lolo* Due October 6; 5 kids; Belvidere, Illinois 5591 posts
10th Jan '12

anyone else do more of a montessori based start? Ive been doing it and its been working wonders. Just looking for someone to bounce ideas off of.

thear 17 kids; Montana 3325 posts
10th Jan '12
Quoting *Lolo*:" anyone else do more of a montessori based start? Ive been doing it and its been working wonders. Just looking for someone to bounce ideas off of."


I want to do Montessori. How old is your LO & what sort of activities are you doing? What toys are they playing with?
I've got a couple books on the Montessori method.

*Lolo* Due October 6; 5 kids; Belvidere, Illinois 5591 posts
11th Jan '12
Quoting thea bobea:" I want to do Montessori. How old is your LO & what sort of activities are you doing? What toys are they playing with? I've got a couple books on the Montessori method."


she is almost 2 and a half but knows most of her colors, shapes, numbers and some letters. We do lots of sensory bins, and have our house set up very independent. She has her water station so she is responsible to get her own drinks. she also comes up and cuts her bananas for snack time. everything is finding ways for her to do it herself.

thear 17 kids; Montana 3325 posts
11th Jan '12
Quoting *Lolo*:" she is almost 2 and a half but knows most of her colors, shapes, numbers and some letters. We do lots ... [snip!] ... get her own drinks. she also comes up and cuts her bananas for snack time. everything is finding ways for her to do it herself."


That's wonderful!!

KMKsMommy 3 kids; Missouri 878 posts
12th Jan '12

Is there any links that shows what a kid show know at the end of the school year? My husband and I are planning on sending the kids back to school in a few years and we want to make sure that they are not to far behind. I can't find any definitive resources on this.

xpubg 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Sacramento, California 37337 posts
16th Jan '12
Quoting KMKsMommy:" Is there any links that shows what a kid show know at the end of the school year? My husband and I are ... [snip!] ... school in a few years and we want to make sure that they are not to far behind. I can't find any definitive resources on this."


You can ask your local school for information on what they're learning that school year to keep on track (or ahead) since you pay taxes and should be welcome to use their resources as well.
Other than that, I found this http://www.teachingwithtlc.com/2008/05/end-of-year-assessments.html
But I'm not sure if it will help you.

KMKsMommy 3 kids; Missouri 878 posts
16th Jan '12
Quoting xpubg:" You can ask your local school for information on what they're learning that school year to keep on track ... [snip!] ... that, I found this http://www.teachingwithtlc.com/2008/05/end-of-year-assessments.html But I'm not sure if it will help you."


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eod, the sock rocker. 3 kids; Charlottesville, Virginia 10825 posts
17th Jan '12
Quoting KMKsMommy:" Is there any links that shows what a kid show know at the end of the school year? My husband and I are ... [snip!] ... school in a few years and we want to make sure that they are not to far behind. I can't find any definitive resources on this."


Most of the reason you can't find anything is that homeschoolers sometimes have a dislike of comparing itself to traditional school. Like we don't have to cover certain subjects, can use a wide range of teaching styles, and that all doesn't translate sometimes to a "core knowledge" that can be written down the same way that a traditional school can. I would recommend this series of books that would be a good guide. Some public libraries have them too.



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KMKsMommy 3 kids; Missouri 878 posts
11th Feb '12

If any of you order from christianbook.com there is a coupon code that expires the 29th of this month for free shipping on orders over 100 dollars. I saved 40 dollars on my daughters school books for next school year. It is 376105

Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy Due September 9 (boy); 1 child; Zimbabwe 42927 posts
11th Feb '12

I have found a plethora of home schooling work books and texts at the good will ranging from .75 to 1.50 some doubles of books inlaid up to $15 dollars for!



Jamil isn't home schooled persa because he goes to school, but we do most If not all his academic teaching at home because he's to far ahead of his class (it's just pre-school) not sure how it will work once he goes to kindergarden or first grads. He needs the structure and schedule and peers at a school,

andthesenights 1 child; Virginia 4358 posts
11th Feb '12

Anyone heard of or use Oak Meadow? My cousin is considering it and I really like it as well.

eod, the sock rocker. 3 kids; Charlottesville, Virginia 10825 posts
11th Feb '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting andthesenights:</b>" Anyone heard of or use Oak Meadow? My cousin is considering it and I really like it as well."</blockquote>



I have heard of it, but I haven't looked into it since its secular.

andthesenights 1 child; Virginia 4358 posts
11th Feb '12
Quoting eod, the sock rocker.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting andthesenights:</b>" Anyone heard of or use Oak Meadow? My cousin ... [snip!] ... it and I really like it as well."</blockquote> I have heard of it, but I haven't looked into it since its secular."


Is it? I hadn't looked that closely yet, she likened it to waldorf style.