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Forum: Homeschooling April 20th, 2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By abkjw01
Re: Curriculum for the new school year.

Since I'm never happy with an entire set curriculum, I prefer to piece things together myself. My ds will also be in 7th grade in the fall and we're using:

Art of Problem Solving PreAlgebra...
Forum: Homeschooling September 29th, 2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By abkjw01
Re: News

I get it mainly from the internet, but I watch TV news and read the paper sometimes.

Ds(11) and I watch Channel One News (http://www.channelone.com/) every morning on the internet. It's a...
Forum: Homeschooling September 25th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By abkjw01
Re: Field Trip!

I go with my homeschool group (all aged 10-15) about once a week on a really cool field trip. So far this year we've gone to the 9/11 Memorial, The Federal Reserve (tour), The Museum of American...
Forum: Homeschooling August 22nd, 2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By abkjw01
Re: Schedule?

Ds is 11 and in 6th grade. We start at 10 and finish by 1. Our daily schedule looks something like this, depending on the day:

Readings w/narrations (history, science, literature, etc)
Mapwork...
Forum: Homeschooling August 16th, 2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By abkjw01
Re: What time?

...are you up in the morning?
6:30am

...does your dh leave for work?
7am

....are the kids up?
My homeschooler is up around 9am

...do the kids begin their school work?
Forum: Homeschooling August 5th, 2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,003
Posted By abkjw01
Re: What are you using this Fall?

Here's what we've got for 6th grade:

Ambleside Online Year 4 for history, biographies, geography, science, literature, poetry, artist study, & composer study, along with:
Spelling Skills 5 & 6...
Forum: Homeschooling June 30th, 2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By abkjw01
Re: How's it going?

So far so good.

Dd(18) will be working and going to the beach all summer.

Dd(15) has a theater jazz & tap workshop that starts tomorrow and runs for 9 weeks. Along with that, a 3 day per...
Forum: Homeschooling June 12th, 2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By abkjw01
Re: Spam me your favorite blogs please!

I still don't have enough posts to include links <_< so just google Cityschooling and mine should be the first link on the page.

Otherwise it's homeschoolinginnewyorkcity (dot) blogspot (dot)...
Forum: Homeschooling May 28th, 2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By abkjw01
Re: How long do you plan to continue HS'ing?

Just to clarify: there are only a few dozen exclusive preschools and those are palatable only to those parents who plan on continuing with private schools that are more expensive than colleges. ...
Forum: Homeschooling May 28th, 2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By abkjw01
Re: How long do you plan to continue HS'ing?

I homeschool until the end of 8th grade, then my kids get their pick of high schools to attend based on their interests. Oldest dd(18) is a voracious reader and a wonderful writer, so she went to a...
Forum: Homeschooling May 28th, 2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By abkjw01
Re: working?

After being a SAHM for 12 years I went back to work part-time for the cable company. Right now I work 5pm-9pm with Thursdays and Saturdays off. The time frame is ideal, the pay is amazing, I pay...
Forum: Homeschooling April 29th, 2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By abkjw01
Re: When does your school year end?

We end when the public schools end (the last week of June) - mainly because my older dd happens to be in public school. Ds starts summer day camp around the same time, anyway. We do pick up the new...
Forum: Homeschooling April 23rd, 2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By abkjw01
Re: Blogs

My blog is called CITYSCHOOLING.

I don't have the number of posts here to allow me to include links, but if you google it, it's the first thing to come up.
Forum: Homeschooling March 31st, 2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By abkjw01
Forum: Homeschooling March 31st, 2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By abkjw01
Re: Reasons for homeschooling

My initial reason was having a gifted kid bored to death in a gifted academy. She lost all interest in anything academic and became completely indifferent to school in general. She had a lot of...
Forum: Homeschooling March 31st, 2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By abkjw01
Re: Lesson Plans/Daily Schedules

We're very relaxed here. My 11 y/o starts with Language Arts (spelling, grammar, vocabulary, writing) and Reading, then does a few pages of math - some workbook maybe with some Khan Academy videos,...
Forum: Homeschooling May 22nd, 2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By abkjw01
Re: Question about readers

You don't have to buy readers. I use a literature-based curriculum and all we use are whole living books, with oral and written narrations. Readers are just a compilation of stories, maybe with...
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