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  1. We had some success today with an edamame stir fry! Made it with our usual stir fry sauce which I think helped I didnt know how the 3yo would react so I deconstructed it for her but otherwise we all ate the same meal.
  2. Nop. Complicating it also is that I have shellfish and some fish allergies. 🙃
  3. I made up our own red lentil spaghetti sauce and it was a hit. This looks delicious. I will see how it goes.
  4. They really like Falafel 🤷‍♀️ I'm assuming it's because we lived around the corner from the best Middle Eastern restaurant until 2019. I was so sad when I couldnt eat there anymore but my kids would happily eat the falafel or chicken dishes.
  5. We like Greek, Asian(but not curries....sigh) and Tex-mex mostly. We ate a lot of Sheet pan meals, stir fry, tacos, mac and cheese or spaghetti with bolognese and barbecue. The problem seems when Beans are visible. I can mash them and they will eat it(like Tacos or hummus) but chickpeas are rejected.
  6. I'm feeling very overwhelmed. My husband has had a heart episode and we are having to change our diet. My husband lost his father in 2019 to a stroke after having two heart attacks and stents years previous so we are taking my husband's diagnosis serious. I was already on a gluten-free diet because of Celiac Disease but now we have moved to vegetarianism(mostly vegan for husband) with the kids(not forced more like, we won't be making meat in our house but go to Nanas and eat all the meat you want) but I'm still overwhelmed because of the dinner troubles. It feels like we have such a small number of meals my kids will eat and that I can have too. Oh and not feeling like I'm making three meals. Does anyone have suggestions for meal ideas that are vegetarian and gluten-free?
  7. I have 2nd graders, 3rd grader and 5th grade. I try and read at least a half hour each day to the kids together. I usually have a long list of books that I want to read but we have run out of ideas(and with our current lockdowns can't physically go to a bookstore) so we need some ideas. We have read this year(since September 2020) The Witches The BFG Tale of Despereaux Tales from Dimwood Forest Series The Night Fairy The Chronicles of Narnia Wild Robot wild Robot Escapes
  8. We are relaxed secular homeschoolers. My soon to be 6th grader is an average student. Family: Unit Studies, Read Alouds Brain Warmup: Chalkboard 10min Daily Math Math: CTC Math Reading: Her picks & books that go with our unit study Writing/Grammar: BraveWriter Darts, Weekly FreeWrite, Fix It Grammar 2 Extras Drawing/Art: Pencil, watercolor, paint & oil pastels Activities: Girl Guides & Ballet
  9. We are relaxed secular homeschoolers. My soon to be 3rd grader is gifted with ADHD. Family: Unit Studies, Read Alouds Brain Warmup: Chalkboard 10min Daily Math Math: Singapore Math Reading: His picks & books that go with our unit study Writing/Grammar: BraveWriter Darts, Weekly FreeWrite Spelling: All About Spelling 2 Extras: Keyboarding Without Tears
  10. We are relaxed secular homeschoolers. My soon to be 4th grader is an average student. Family: Unit Studies, Read Alouds Brain Warmup: Chalkboard 10min Daily Math Math: CTC Math Reading: Her picks & books that go with our unit study Writing/Grammar: BraveWriter Darts, Weekly FreeWrite, Fix It Grammar 2 Extras: Keyboarding Without Tears, Multiplication Facts That Stick, Times Tales
  11. Math: CTC Math Writing: WriteShop E Grammar: Fix It Grammar Tea & Books: Canadian History, Weather, Human Body & Insects, Poetry Extras: Draw Your World, Art, Logic Puzzles, Nature Study We are eclectic semi-relaxed homeschoolers.
  12. My oldest is a natural writer but I am not so, I am not sure what I should use next year? Brave Writer intimidates me but I'm not sure what else there is for natural writers? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  13. Hello, My dc has finally been labelled gifted. They are logical, math-oriented, remembers anything you tell them(except spelling it seems!) and hates writing of any sort. They love reading encyclopedias and learning facts. Our kindergarten year was interest led but they will be in first grade and I’m hoping to really help them succeed but I’m feeling very inadequate. I’m hoping for minimal writing curriculums that are secular. Here’s what I’m thinking for next year: Morning Basket with all: Canadian History, First Nations, Geography, People of the World, World History, Poetry memorization, Picture Study, Nature Study Miquon math & Life of Fred(already started this last year) Grammar Galaxy or FLL Handwriting Without Tears Keyboarding Without Tears All About Spelling Aesops Fables for narration Sassafras Science(not my fave but I think they’ll love it) Is this too much? Usually we don’t do this much for first grade but I’m trying to challenge and keep them busy. We are also more leaning Charlotte Mason as we go along BUT I think he might do better with WTM? Just a bit frazzled!
  14. Hi, I have a very active 5 year old who I will start homeschooling in September. Her birthday is in January so she'll be 5.5. We live in Canada. I wish I could get on board with the Charlotte Mason approach but the whole zero writing until 4th grade idea and how she uses dictation just seems very foreign to me so it's a mix of classical/Charlotte Mason. Phonics - Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading - 4 days a week Math - JUMP Math K - 4 days a week Handwriting - Handwriting Without Tears K - 2 days a week Art - Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World - using activities that correspond with our social studies - 1 day a week Poetry Memorization - Random House Book of Poetry for Children - 4 days a week Social Studies - Children Just Like Me - will be adding living books from the different countries we encounter as well - 3 days a week every other week Science - DK Smithsonian Animal Encyclopedia - will be adding living books from any animal that she seems to take an interest in. - 3 days a week every other week Nature Study - 1 day a week Is this too much?
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