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    Homeschooling mom to DS8 DS6
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  1. My husband works thousands of miles away from home for months at a time so that means I am the one that does school. I am also the one that does school when he is home for months at a time. It irritates me beyond belief when I sit down to do school and start to explain something and he butts in with his explanation. Example: Both kids were strugglling with the same word problem today. Our oldest said he needed help DH told him to sit down and think about it, he told him 3 times over 20 minutes. So I drug out the dry erase board and called them over. As I start to explain DH cuts in and starts his own rendition of how it is done. He doesn't want to do the schooling yet he is always interrupting and throwing in his comments. I am irritated. When I confronted him about it he said "Did I explain it wrong?" No he didnt wasnt the way I would do it but whatever. Him "So as long as it got explained right then I don't see what the problem is." This happens all the time. My take on it is if he wanted to explain it he should have done it before I started to do it. I know that is petty and I feel like I am being childish a little. But I don't know how to fix this and it is driving me crazy and making me a grumpy wife. Any helpful advice is welcome. Thanks. :banghead: :banghead:
  2. I am looking for a pen pal for my almost 9 year old son. He will be 9 on the 1st. He is a very sweet little boy who would like a pen pal who is "nice". His interests are Xbox he loves Halo *sigh* :bored:. Likes anything to do with the military especially the Army. Likes to hunt and fish spend time at the lake, draw, watch movies and build things. If you are interested pm me. Thanks
  3. I haven't done the whole VP but I have done Shurley English and we are currently doing VP OT/AE. My kids HATED Shurley english it caused tears not just their tears but my own. I know some like it but we did not and it was awful everyday we did it I would rather have hot pokered myself in the eye. IMHO. They love the history they have learned so much using it. Like I said I can't speak for the whole program but personally I would run at full speed away from any curriculum that had Shurley English in it. Good Luck
  4. Did you find a pen pal? I have a son who will be 8 in July and I am thinking that this will help his awful handwriting without making it seem that he is working on it. He likes fishing and hunting, legos, his favorite subject is science.
  5. Fantastic that is what I suspected and I needed confirmed it shall be book 1. Thank you so very much now I can stop fretting and order them. You are wonderful. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!
  6. They both read fairly well. They can read words but then not be able to spell them. My 7 yr old just finished reading Call of the wild and my oldest the lion witch and the wardrobe. IceFairy I would really love to know what the words towards the end are. I am worried that I will start in the next book but they will have missed key words in the first one. Do you like this series? Donna is this curriculum you have used? I am curious to how it has worked for others. Thank you ladies.
  7. I am wanting to start Christian Liberty Press Building Spelling Skills with my boys. I am having a hard time finding what word list is in each book so I know where to start. We were doing sequential spelling and it appeared their spelling was getting worse not better. Do you know where I can find a list of the spelling words in each book? If you have used it can you tell me about it? Did you like it why why not? My boys are awful spellers they are both in 3rd grade. Any help would be appreciated.
  8. Thank you that is very helpful. My children do not LOVE the busy work in the jr. notebook. And I don't think are retaining as much as I would like them to.
  9. I am currently using Apologia Astronomy with my two boys ages 7 and 8. As I am doing it I am thinking that they would have benefited from doing a lapbook for each of the chapters instead of having purchased the jr. notebook. What are your thoughts on this have any of you ditched the notebook and went with lapbooking for it and if you have how did it work out for you ? We plan on doing botany next would it be better to have the notebook for that or could I use the lapbook from currclick? I hate buying things and feeling like they aren't benefiting from it. Thank you
  10. ick.....cotton balls, the cotton blobs from inside vitamin bottles they make my skin crawl.The sound it makes the way it feels :ack2: my best friend husband and children love to taunt me with it. And my husband pointed out that having elbows that are ticklish is weird.
  11. :grouphug: I have one of those. And as I was reading your post mine went into meltdown. Mine has a can't shut his mouth problem. He knows he is in trouble but he will continue to spout off and be disrespectful until he is so deep into the pit he wouldn't be able to find his way out. He will then cry loudly because of the injustice that he brought on himself. Right now he is laying on his bedroom floor beating his body parts against the floor screaming at the top of his lungs I don't ever want breakfast or lunch or dinner. The neighbors I'm sure love me, and they probably think I am beating him. And that is only one way this child completely and utterly pushes my sanity. And he has only been up 15 minutes. :tongue_smilie::tongue_smilie:
  12. We homeschool because it is hard to send children to school and tell them their education is the most important thing when our government contradicts that with how they pay our teachers and the budget cuts. Our government will cut a school budget by 50% 2 years in a row but they still have enough to fund other less important things, while our schools are barely staying afloat to begin with. I want my children to value their education and be given the chance to excel. The school systems in our area are not that great anyways. We also homeschool so that my husband who works out of state for months at a time can have more time with our kids.
  13. I love seeing what books other children love. It is amazing how different kids likes can be.:)
  14. ETA: The gods have smiled upon me. No lie, I just on a whim looked at Amazon and I FOUND the book! I am about to die of joy! The book is coming to me in mere days and I have longed for it for 25 years! YAYYYYYYYY! Yay!!!! so glad you found your beloved childhood book!
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