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Hedgehogs4 last won the day on May 22 2013

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About Hedgehogs4

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  • Birthday October 11

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    SAHM, HS, DD, DS, DH, 3 FLCs
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    SAHM, Blogger

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    Northern VA
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    Health, CrossFit, Writing, Calligraphy, Reading, Cooking, Gardening, Cats
  1. I have found that All About Spelling was the fix for struggling spellers. I would have used it from the beginning if I had known about it (it didn't exist when we started). It was ideal in its entirety for a boy who needed the hands-on, and was easily adapted for my dd who didn't enjoy fussing with letter tiles, but both are solid spellers now, after trying nearly every program recommended, including SWO.
  2. My son does burpees. The worse his attitude the more burpees he does. The nastier he behaves the more burpees. Sounds awful, but when he is done he is humbled and the exercise has helped him work out his difficulties. Very, very effective in most cases. I would not implement a discipline like this without fair warning...But when he knows and expects it...For my son it was pushups when he was younger, and then when those got too easy, burpees came to play. My son is generally compliant, but he is definitely mastering the "age of contradictions." IMO, staying in a place (with Dad backing me up all the way) where I maintain authority and he knows he must show me proper respect keeps the school day running smoothly. Along with this, though, I am not a tyrant. I listen to his opinions, say yes whenever I can, allow him a lot of say in what choices he makes. Plain old attitude and drama, unkindness, and disrespect for any family member is met with physical exercise discipline.
  3. So glad to be home. A week away is nice, but lots of weeks at home is better.

  4. yes. this. :iagree: "Relaxed" to me means not having outside forces dictating our schedule. It does NOT mean that we don't have rigorous academic goals. It means that we hold ourselves accountable to a standard of excellence, but we are not under unnecessary stress placed upon us by the nebulous "they" and / or a striving to be or do something that no one is requiring us to be or do.
  5. Hedgehogs4 stole 140 cookies!


    Rules of the game: if you find this (anyone except the cookie thief themselves) then post here to say "I caught the cookie thief! BUT... someone else took 140 cookies from the cookie jar!" That way we know this player has been caught and we'll look on another profile. Next, copy this entire post and paste it onto someone else's profile (player must have more than 100 posts and must have been active in the last month.) Lastly, change the numbers so each increase by one. It will be easier to track that way. Please post your findings in the thread entitled SOMEONE STOLE A COOKIE! Forum Game. Have Fun!

  6. Hi Lee! Glad you're "loving VA?" who sold you your house after all? where are you located? news, please! :-)

  7. Thanks for sharing how you do devotions at your house. Peaceful and focused sounds like the fruit! :)


    PS I'm loving life in VA so far!

  8. not to diminish what you are sounds perfectly wonderful, but it basically sounds like a combination of CM and unschooling...or am I missing something? I love the idea of tea, and I know my children would as well. I really struggle with the interest-driven concept. I tend to emphasize mastery of basics so much that I tend to forget that mastery will come with time. This was very timely. I need to let go a little...actually, a lot.
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