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mommymilkies last won the day on August 27 2014

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  1. NY is a terrible state to homeschool in. Everyone says it's no big deal. So far that has not been the case.

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    2. SparklyUnicorn


      What has been giving you trouble? Maybe we can suggest something. I've been homeschooling in NY for 9 years.

    3. mommymilkies


      The district has already tried to go beyond state law in our first go through. Requesting things outside of their jurisdiction and power. And the paperwork. OMG the paperwork. WHY does NY like paperwork so much?

    4. SparklyUnicorn
  2. Finally moved! Hello, New York!

    1. Chrysalis Academy

      Chrysalis Academy

      Good for you! I hope you settle in comfortably, quickly.

    2. PinkyandtheBrains.
    3. demy


      Hud dat nyc


  3. I can't see notifications suddenly. Anyone else?

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    2. mommymilkies


      Mine just showed part of a box with no links when I click the notification icon.

    3. Where's Toto?

      Where's Toto?

      I get the partial box. I have a number indicating notifications but nothing shows when I click. I guess I'm glad to see it's not just me.


    4. mommymilkies


      So it's not just me? Must be a glitch! I was afraid I broke something! It seems to be working now, so hopefully yours goes back to normal, too.

  4. This move is a disaster. Very bad idea.

    1. StellaM


      It will be OK. Tough, but OK. Things will work out one way or another. Hugs.


    2. Renai


      Oh, no. I've read how tough it has been. I hope it works out for you in the end.

  5. I love MCT's materials for visual spacial learners. It really did help my VSL, in particular. I will say that the Poetry books are not to be missed, though. I have heard Mr Thompson speak at homeschool conventions and his poetry books really are beautiful. They bring the language to life and speak to the kids in ways I haven't seen elsewhere. I love them so much. And listening to him speak literature and poetry in person is almost spiritual. If you add nothing else from the series, I would recommend at least mentioning his poetry books. You can use them separately, fwiw.
  6. Selling a house is way more stressful than I thought it would be!

    1. PinkyandtheBrains.


      Crazy how much it is


  7. Realtor stopping by to list my house. My stomach is in knots.

    1. WendyAndMilo


      Hope it goes well for you!

  8. Moving to New York!

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    2. Jen in NY

      Jen in NY

      Won't you be my neighbor? Where to?


    3. mommymilkies


      Far far Western NY! Hopefully congratulations are in order. I'm very happy to be leaving Illinois again. ;)

    4. Arcadia


      Congrats! Hope your family gets a fantastic relocation and remuneration package

  9. I would so buy this. Yes, please. :D Yes! Especially for Visual Spacial Kids and secular homeschoolers. They are colorful, funny, but very thorough and impressive. Can we add Apples & Pears by Prometheus Press for Spelling? Notably for kids with dyslexia, but slow learners, as well. I know on the Special Needs forum it's been a Godsend for many of us. All About Spelling, as well!!
  10. They don't smear, but yes they bleed through thinner paper about as much as my other bright pens.
  11. I prefer my Sharpie pens and Pigma Microns. :)
  12. What washi tape did you order? I'm on the look out for some cute animal/forest type stuff.
  13. I made myself a leather Midori-type cover and a few blank booklets, so I'm loving all these ideas!
  14. :iagree: Many older books I have read lacked objective sources, so myth and rumor were more commonly found as fact. With the wider accessibility to information, we are able to find more true accuracy about past events than the biased and somewhat uneducated opinions put forth in the past. And some people take things as non-fiction when they are historical fiction or mostly fiction. Like Laura Ingalls Wilder's writings which some people see as containing a lot of fact. Um, not so much. We see this nowadays, too. I mean, how many people think The Onion is real news? Hopefully a hundred years from now they won't find a stash of printed off Onion articles and assume they were real. ;) :iagree: A good example is Herodotus. Now he is generally seen as Father of Lies instead of Father of History by the majority of historians. His works are important at the very least for showing some of the myths, rumors, and thought processes of the past. But you can not take his writings as historical accuracy! :lol: He used what was available at the time, with a decent splash of creativity thrown in. All of these books have a purpose. You will probably find more accuracy in texts by objective researchers-past or present-than in texts written for children or for propaganda uses. Mary Shelley's biography of her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley is another good example. There was a lot of controversy over what she would and would not publish and what she wrote is influenced by those around her (including Percy's father). So though it was during the general time period of his life, you will see bias in the writings. Yes! Columbus had many critics and some people like Bartolome working against the atrocities of the day. But which do you hear about in school? You hear hero stories. Even today you hear less of the (more) historically accurate contemporary accounts.
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