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  1. My sister was 12 when I had my first child. And I'm not the oldest sibling in my family.
  2. Good to know. I've never been great with spacial relationships, but my DD plays lego and Minecraft just as much as DS (any chance the get).
  3. I would tape for myself, but DH actually CAN cut in without using tape. He's proved his skill multiple times. His dad is the same way. But if there is a person who THINKS they have the skill but doesn't possess it, that would be very frustrating...
  4. My SIL works for VIPKID teaching English to Chinese kids, and she LOVES it. I'd love to try it but I have no formal teaching experience. I hope it works out for you!
  5. Yes, this. And if it's too terrible before then, we clean up around 5pm before Dad comes home. OP: Also, I will HELP them clean up, as long as they remain diligent. It can indeed be overwhelming to clean up 5 boxes worth of toys. And I do let them leave out specific set-ups, but they have to mention it to me first and then still tidy it up (the doll house and things in it can stay, but all the loose items all over the floor go back in the box). We have way too many toys too. And they seem to play with all of it...
  6. Just don't slide it across the glass. Lift straight up and put straight down. And make sure you have some trivets for the pans to sit on when not on the heat.
  7. I've had root canals with both a regular dentist and and endodontist. My experiences with both have been great. It was actually the dentist that referred me to the endo. The dentist said my tooth was curved in a difficult way, but that since the endo "does this stuff all day long", I should go to the endo for that particular tooth.
  8. I had root canals on my two top front teeth - I was not taught good hygiene and did not get necessary braces so the space between them never got clean. The decay reached the roots. I had that done over ten years ago. I've had absolutely no problems with them since.
  9. Anytime we go somewhere, we buy a magnet. We have them lined up on our fridge in chronological order. Every once in a while, we get that feeling to "get another magnet". They're mostly from state parks (camping) and museums. DH and I do have a few souvenir shirts (we never buy them for the kids, they grow too fast). It's fun when people notice and ask if we've seen to the place. Beyond that I never would have considered it bragging.
  10. I think it's something gimmicky like WWII in Color. If you watch the intro, it will show the black and white footage washed in with color.
  11. If your okay with using a computer, Kahn Academy would work well. It has a K-2 section, then goes up from there.
  12. Yes, lined up just like a foot bridge. I have no idea if the is would necessarily work, but I thought it was interesting so I thought I'd mention it.
  13. My sister just sent some photos to me from Austria... the swing set in the picture had 2x4s lined up where that bare patch would be.
  14. Not being snarky, but... You only sorta want to homeschool your 7 year old. He has known learning issues and is doing well at the public school. So, why do you want to bring him home? ETA, I don't think that bring him home would be a bad thing... I just wanted to put the option out there that homeschooling doesn't have to be all or nothing. You can consider my question rhetorical if you'd like. ?
  15. I just got done testing my 3rd grader with the Stanford 10 through Seton Testing. Completely painless. You have to schedule it at least 3 weeks in advance. The test itself is untimed, and each sub-test is done separately so there's plenty of oportunity for breaks. There's also a pause feature.
  16. I usually do, yes. In the years when we have a newborn and sleep is priority, I don't because I'm not usually awake when he leaves. His lunches are usually leftovers, so when cleaning up from dinner, I put some of it in a Pyrex bowl for him. It's easy to grab that and an apple and be done. DH has been on a salad kick lately, so he'll prepare the salad fixings he wants (chopped broccoli, bell peppers) in advance. Most of the time he'll assemble his salad the night before. But it doesn't take long to put it together in the morning once everything is chopped up. When there are
  17. For those asking about Android, I use Podcast Addict. For Catholic podcasts, I listen to Bishop Barron's Sermons and Among Women. I have also subscribed to Rosary Cast to access full rosaries to pray along with while doing chores (around 20 minutes each). For Homeschool podcasts, my favorites are Scole Sisters (Brandy Vencel, Mystie Winkler, Pam Barnhill, and guests), Ask Andrew (from CiRCE), and The Mason Jar (from CiRCE with Cindy Rollins).
  18. We're jumping over to MP next year for my 4th and 2nd graders. We've done SOTW Vol. 1 and 2. I had Vol 3 planned for this school year... we got through chapter 4, and I became frustrated with my kids not remembering ANYTHING. It was obvious to me then that I am not a fan of exposure-based education. There's no way to learn everything, so why not master what you DO learn? There are other reasons I'm trying out MP besides the mastery-based history sequence, but it's a major piece of the puzzle.
  19. We have 6 people in one large tent... currently. Our oldest is only 8. But when our kids get older, we EXPECT to have some mix of 2 smaller tents. But we camp a lot too.
  20. Here's the thread for 1st grade planning: A good math curriculum does indeed vary by family and student. I've used Math Mammoth with my two school aged kids with great success. Similar to that is Singapore, and these are both a different method than Saxon.
  21. Ugh, I keep flopping between Memoria Press and Mater Amabilis (a Catholic C. Mason program), so I have no idea if the following is the same as what I posted before - it very well could not be! Lit and Writing: MP Literature mostly 2nd grade, but also Farmer Boy from 3rd Grammar: FLL 2 Spelling: Spelling Workout C with Spalding phonogram reinforcement (I love the Spalding Method, but I can't keep up with it week to week) Handwriting: Pentime 2 and 3 - learning cursive Math: Math Mammoth Grade 3 History: reading and narrations from Stories of Great American
  22. Ugh, I keep flopping between Memoria Press and Mater Amabilis (a Catholic C. Mason program), so I have no idea if the following is the same as what I posted before - it very well could not be! Lit and Writing: MP Literature mostly 2nd grade, but also Farmer Boy from 3rd Grammar: FLL 2 Spelling: Spelling Workout C with Spalding phonogram reinforcement (I love the Spalding Method, but I can't keep up with it week to week) Handwriting: Pentime 2 and 3 - learning cursive Math: Math Mammoth Grade 3 History: reading and narrations from Stories of Great American
  23. http://www.setontesting.com has several at-home testing options, both paper and online.
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