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Forum: Homeschooling April 20th, 2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
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, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
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, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
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, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
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)
Forum: Homeschooling August 16th, 2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By abkjw01
Re: What time?

...are you up in the morning?

...does your dh leave for work?

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

...do the kids begin their school work?
Forum: Homeschooling August 5th, 2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,176
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, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
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, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
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, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 535
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, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 535
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, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
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, 05:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
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, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
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, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By abkjw01
Forum: Homeschooling March 31st, 2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
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, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
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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