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 26.8 #1 ( Qual #1
February 9, 2013 11:56PM -  Homeschool Teacher's Lounge News Land

Go "like" our Homeschool Teachers Lounge page on Facebook!! 😉👍
Good to know. Thanks! - Mrs.mouse  20.2 #2 3:09PM
I liked it. Search for "homeschool teacher" and I found it. - Mrs.mouse  20.2 #2 1:18AM
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I searched it this mornming ,it is very useful for Mom - zzhlsx  3.0 #35 10:36PM
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 13.9 #3 ( Qual #5
September 28, 2015 9:17PM -  The Lounge

Hello Everyone! Wow its been a long time. Just thought I'd say hello. I hope everyone's new school year it off to a good start. God bless you!
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 3.3 #17 ( Qual #308
July 14, 2015 11:16PM -  The Lounge

It's been awhile since I was last here. Our school starts next Monday and baby girl is excited. I've been trying to find an online based planner to use so both my husband and I can login from our different devices. Any suggestions?
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 26.8 #1 ( Qual #1
February 21, 2013 8:59PM -  The Lounge

Okay!! Baby's down, older kids settled, coffee brewed, and I have all my most favorite reading related resources out and handy for our first Mom's Coffee Break!! Let's talk reading! What ages/grades are you teaching? Do you, or have you had a struggling reader? Post you question, words of encouragement, etc.! Let's talk!! 😊📚📓✏📖☕👍
My husband couldn't read until the 5th grade. He was sent to special Ed and special day classes. He had a teacher who thought it was something different. It thorns out he was dyslexic. Within 6 months he was reading at a 12th grade reading level. He graduated top of his class and scored a near perfect score on his SAT's. He was accepted into West Point. Please don't think that your child with reading problems can't not overcome and excell. - Mrs.mouse  20.2 #2 9:46PM
Was just skimming through one of my favorite books on this subject, The Read Aloud Handbook, by Jim Trelease. I love this: "How is my child going to get better at reading if I'm doing most of the reading? Each time you read aloud to a child or class, you offer yourself as a role model. One of the early and primary abilities of children is imitation. They imitate much of what they see and hear, and it is this ability that allows a fifteen month old child to say his first words. By age two, the average child expands his vocabulary to include nearly three hundred words, and it triples again in the next year. By age four, the child laready understands two-thirds to three-quarters of the words he will use in the future daily life..." It then goes on to say, "Read to children while they are young enough to want to imitate what they are seeing and hearing. Make sure the readings are interesting and exciting enought to hold their interest while you're building up their imaginations... Neither books nor people have Velcro sides -- We don't naturally attach to each other. In the beginning there must be a bonding agent -- parent, relative, neighbor, teacher, or librarian -- someone who attaches child to book." Love that!! Am I attaching my children to books? - MPCteachesher6  26.8 #1 9:58PM
I am sorry I missed out on this conversation! I have a houseful of dyslexics including myself. Reading is a challenge but not impossible. I praise The Lord everyday that we are able to homeschool! - abidinginHim  13.9 #3 8:49PM
I am homeschooling my granddaughter who has asperger's autism and is 7 years old. She is a phenomenal reader and advanced in math. She does not do well in writing and spelling. The mirror neurons is the problem. She can't picture a word in her head. Any ideas so we don't have to struggle so much with writing and spelling? I'm not very organized, but I can't let her do common core. She's reading and comprehending words at about a 4th grade level, and math is around 3rd grade. She went through the 1st grade 5 subject book already and we are midway through the 2nd grade book. I'm getting a lot of grief from everyone about not letting her do public school, but I just can't. The trash being taught is scary. I am having a hard time tayloring curriculum to her needs. We tried to enroll her in every private school within 200 miles of where we live in Wisconsin but not one Christian school would take her because of the mild autism. Any ideas? Can I do this? - veesty1  0.0 #146 3:05PM
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 6.7 #8 ( Qual #8
March 3, 2015 11:30AM -  The Lounge

Hi everyone!! Is anyone still out there?? Lol! I haven't been in here in so long. Truth be told, I kind of gave up on homeschooling. :( but now my oldest is officially starting kindergarten in the fall, and I can't stop thinking about it!! I'm trying to look for local resources, here in Southern California. I feel like there aren't very many homeschoolers out here! For those who live here, what ar  More...
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 3.0 #29 ( Qual #43
November 26, 2014 7:06AM -  The Lounge

I can't seem to find any of the build your library 3rd grade books at our public library. Has anyone had any success? Or will I have to purchase them from Amazon?
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 26.8 #1 ( Qual #1
September 16, 2014 4:29PM -  The Lounge

It's been a while since I've been in here... For that, I'm sorry!! I was just thinking that I wanted to share how much we are loving being back with Saxon Math 2 this year! I remember doing this math with my oldest... It's such a great program... And I took it for granted, the time I GET to spend doing the lessons with my children!!
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 10.0 #7 ( Qual #6
September 1, 2014 6:15PM -  The Lounge

School room.
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 10.0 #7 ( Qual #6
September 1, 2014 5:19PM -  The Lounge

We are back in school! I just moved our homeschool room and two kids bedrooms. What a big job that was, but so glad it's done! Our new room is amazing. Pictures to come
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 3.2 #19 ( Qual #58
August 30, 2014 9:35PM -  The Lounge

Starting homeschooling with my two year old! This is a first for me, any advice, tips, ideas would be greatly appreciated!!!
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 3.5 #14 ( Qual #353
July 18, 2014 5:52PM -  The Lounge

Wow! Hello Everybody! I've been gone away from the site for a long while now! Theirs so much to catch up on! While on my hiatuses I've also STARTED MY OWN AT HOME BASED BUSINESS!! So let's see! 5 kids, business woman and homeschooling WOW!!! I can use some advice on how to manage!
I also have a home-based business. I think the biggest thing is planning time that is for business & time that is for family. - loveteachingmy4  3.9 #12 4:30PM
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 13.9 #3 ( Qual #5
May 28, 2014 5:37PM -  The Lounge

How are all you homeschool mommies doing? I'm really looking forward to summer break. We still have a few weeks yet though.
We're hanging in there. We took so much time off this year with me being sick that we'll be schooling through summer. I should just say we're year-round because it seems to happen every year. It works for us. We'll just school around appointments and great beach days. - 3John4  13.0 #4 7:37PM
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 4.5 #11 ( Qual #11
March 24, 2014 9:54PM -  The Lounge

I am in need of a supper easy, completely laid out, step by step, day by day curriculum. I am ready to quit, my boys are both ADHD and I am ADD myself. I am doing well with them when I compare with others their age but I can handle my unorganized situation. I even went and reviewed a private school today, the only one in the area that takes kids with IEP. It was horrible, and a huge security issue  More...
Hi @cass! I just wanted to mention that our family has used MFW from Pre-school through 5th grade now, and we love it. It's so 'open and go', and just the right amount of hands-on for me. I've found it to be a very full program for our family. Good luck with your decision. - 3John4  13.0 #4 7:44PM
Hi Cass, We all have been there and do return there form time to time. Does your family have a Homeschool Mission Statement? That can be very helpful! Marianne has a "How to" on her blog (I love her!).... http://www.mariannesunderland.com/2013/04/why-homeschool-how-to-make-a-homeschool-mission-statement/ She is so very encouraging. as for curriculum.... I am never afraid to change it up from year to year. We keep what works and pitch was does not work. This year we are using Sonlight (we will next year as well.) We love the literature approach but I am not afraid to pull out some books if my kids get overwhelmed. I does have a Teachers guide (one that you open up and know what to do that day.) We uesd My Fathers World one year as well and it also has a teachers guide. We did not stick with it because we wanted more reading. My Fathers World is a bit more "hands on" then Sonlight. I have also in the past used The Abeka DVD program but that really overwhelmed my kids. Bob Jones also has a DVD program. - abidinginHim  13.9 #3 3:34PM
I really love the teachers guide that comes with the Sonlight curriculum. You can download a portion (a sample) of the particular core your are intrested in from the Sonight website. - abidinginHim  13.9 #3 5:14PM
Hi @cass! I just wanted to mention that our family has used MFW from Pre-school through 5th grade now, and we love it. It's so 'open and go', and just the right amount of hands-on for me. I've found it to be a very full program for our family. Good luck with your decision. - 3John4  13.0 #4 7:44PM
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 13.0 #4 ( Qual #3
May 25, 2014 4:48AM -  The Lounge

We have a new student!! Mason Andrew was born Wednesday, May 21st weighing 8lb 8oz. We had a beautiful labor and delivery and I was cheered on by my hubby, sister, mom, and all three kids in the delivery room. Truly a homeschool day, and a day we will never forget!! 😉 Recovery has been difficult so far, but staring into his eyes and nuzzling his fuzzy head makes every single moment worth it. Th  More...
Thank you ladies, and congratulations @abidinginHim. There's just nothing like a new baby! - 3John4  13.0 #4 7:39PM
He is beautiful. Congrats! I will pray for your continued recovery! - I-love-my-family  10.0 #7 10:16AM
Congratulations!!! What a beautiful baby :) My daughter just delivered our first grand baby 12 days ago. - abidinginHim  13.9 #3 4:51PM
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 10.0 #7 ( Qual #6
May 22, 2014 1:33PM -  The Lounge

Kindergarten graduation. What an amazing first year of homeschooling.
Oh such a blessing! Look at that smile... precious. - abidinginHim  13.9 #3 5:15PM
Awesome!! - 3John4  13.0 #4 7:32PM
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 20.2 #2 ( Qual #2
May 9, 2014 10:06AM -  The Lounge

Please know that your child does NOT need to be enrolled in a public school setting to receive special education services. If you feel that your child needs speech therapy, occupational therapy or resource, there are services available. I have students on my caseload that attend private school or are homeschooled.
This is actually great info that I didn't know until a few days ago! Great content to post in here! - Cass  4.5 #11 8:58PM
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 10.0 #7 ( Qual #6
May 19, 2014 11:37PM -  The Lounge

We made a gift for our kindergarten teacher.
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 10.0 #7 ( Qual #6
May 18, 2014 12:44PM -  The Lounge

Thursday is our last day of kindergarten and the awards celebration. I am so proud of my little guy. This year was amazing and I couldn't have asked for a better first year of homeschooling.
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 20.2 #2 ( Qual #2
May 11, 2014 8:54AM -  The Lounge

Happy Mother's Day. How did you celebrate?
Well I was hoping celebrate by having a baby, but my uterus is too comfy. :) My family let me sleep in and then we went out for a late breakfast. We took a nice drive along the beach and then spent the rest of the day playing at home. Just wanted to add that I've been missing for a bit, but wanted to let you guys know that my last month and a half of pregnancy has been so much better! Finally over the nausea and vomiting. Baby is healthy and due in 9 days. We are so excited to meet him! Hope you all had a blessed Mother's Day! - 3John4  13.0 #4 9:58PM
Well I was hoping celebrate by having a baby, but my uterus is too comfy. :) My family let me sleep in and then we went out for a late breakfast. We took a nice drive along the beach and then spent the rest of the day playing at home. Just wanted to add that I've been missing for a bit, but wanted to let you guys know that my last month and a half of pregnancy has been so much better! Finally over the nausea and vomiting. Baby is healthy and due in 9 days. We are so excited to meet him! Hope you all had a blessed Mother's Day! - 3John4  13.0 #4 10:01PM
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 3.0 #41 ( Qual #22
April 28, 2014 5:19PM -  The Lounge

Hi everyone! :0) we are new. My name is Allisha. This is our first year homeschooling our 2 boys. They are 8 and 2 years old. We love it so far but his cats test is coming up and I'm nervous any tips :0)
Welcome to homeschooling. This is our first year and I have 1 in kindergarten. We love it! We haven't had to do any testing, so I don't have much advise, but make it fun and let your kid shine! - I-love-my-family  10.0 #7 1:11AM
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 10.0 #7 ( Qual #6
April 20, 2014 5:37PM -  The Lounge

How many weeks of school do you have left? We have 7 weeks
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 10.0 #7 ( Qual #6
April 14, 2014 10:58AM -  The Lounge

Although our charter school is taking this week off, homeschooling in our house never stops.
Same here! - loveteachingmy4  3.9 #12 8:43PM
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 10.0 #7 ( Qual #6
March 28, 2014 8:59PM -  The Lounge

Our charter school had a talent contest tonight. Lots of fun.
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 10.0 #7 ( Qual #6
March 26, 2014 4:36AM -  The Lounge

Spent the night in the er getting stitches on my 3year old.
aw, I hope she is feeling better and heals up quick. Stitches are no fun! - abidinginHim  13.9 #3 9:20PM
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 13.9 #3 ( Qual #5
March 21, 2014 11:45AM -  The Lounge

Hello Everyone, I've missed hanging out on the Homeschool Teacher's Lounge. It seemed that I was having one issues after the other. Anyway, I hope you all have a blessed day today.
I am glad to see you back! How has your school year been? I am sure lots of success and wonderful stories! :-) - I-love-my-family  10.0 #7 7:29PM
It's good to see you back in here. Praying that things settle down for you. - Mrs.mouse  20.2 #2 8:13PM
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 3.0 #38 ( Qual #29
February 22, 2014 2:59PM -  The Lounge

Hi, I'm new to homeschooling. My daughter is 4 and I wanted to get her started. We have a Tag and a Tag Jr., workbooks that I found on eBay, and we use ABCmouse.com. Any other suggestions/tips from other parents would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Hi, welcome. My kids also love PBS Kids, Disney Jr. and their Leap Pads. - Mrs.mouse  20.2 #2 8:02PM
My kids love leap pads and apps on our iPhones. - I-love-my-family  10.0 #7 10:03PM
Hi. I'm just returning. I have not commented in awhile. There is a website called Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool http://allinonehomeschool.com/ That might be a help to you. God bless you. - abidinginHim  13.9 #3 11:36AM
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 10.0 #7 ( Qual #6
March 14, 2014 1:38PM -  The Lounge

This is why I homeschool. My 3 year old is writing her letters! I am beyond proud of her!
She looks very happy & proud of herself. I love those moments! - loveteachingmy4  3.9 #12 12:32PM
She looks so proud of herself. :) - Mrs.mouse  20.2 #2 11:22PM
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 10.0 #7 ( Qual #6
January 12, 2014 2:52PM -  The Lounge

I am needing to make a decision as to if we will continue homeschooling or change to a "traditional" school. Although I am not 100% sure yet, I loved this past school year (our first doing homeschool), and I do not regret a moment our decision to homeschool our kids. Do you decide every year what is best for your family or did you decide when you first started that no matter what, you would see   More...
Our plan is to homeschool but we are open to other possibilities if that is the direction we are feeling led/think is best. - loveteachingmy4  3.9 #12 10:09AM
We are with a charter school as well. You have to do what you think is best for your family. - loveteachingmy4  3.9 #12 12:31PM
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 10.0 #7 ( Qual #6
March 13, 2014 4:44PM -  The Lounge

Required reading in our home. :-)
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 10.0 #7 ( Qual #6
March 9, 2014 1:25PM -  The Lounge

Re-organizing our kindergarten room to make it a kindergarten and pre-school room. My 3 year old is very excited!
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