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GraceRules
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Joined: 21 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:10 pm    Post subject: New Here Reply with quote

Hi all, I'm new here and just wanted to say Hi!

My name is Carrie and I have two kids, my daughter is almost 7 and my son is almost 5. I didn't choose homeschooling, rather it became the default option.

I had my daughter in a christian school for kindergarten and about half-way through the year I came to realize they held some very unique doctrinal beliefs about salvation and the christian life. These beliefs didn't quite line up with the Bible so I knew I had to get her out of there. Public school was never really an option for me, so I found myself trying to learn as much as I could about homeschooling. She will begin 2nd grade in the fall.

I look forward to talking to everyone here and getting to know you!
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alisarussell
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Joined: 04 Apr 2006
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Location: Rochester Hills, MI

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Carrie,

Welcome! I am beginning homeschooling in the fall as well. I have two boys 9 1/2 and 6 1/2. When is your child's birthday? My son will turn 7 on August 24. He will be beginning 2nd grade as well.

Alisa
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Joined: 09 Jun 2006
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Location: Memphis, TN

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:53 am    Post subject: Hello!! Reply with quote

Hello, GraceRules!! Great screen name!!

Homeschooling is kinda a default option for us too though I am thoroughly enjoying it. Really the default problem just caused me to research homeschool and entertain the thought of doing it. Now there is no way I cannot homeschool. The research I did and the experimenting which I have been doing in regards to homeschooling has just been a blessing to me and my children. We will officially begin Kindergarten in the fall. Right now we are just "playing" around with different things until I make a decision on what to do about curriculum.

Glad you are here and I look forward to getting to know you better.

Blessings, Robin
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everyone! My name is April and I have 4 children, ages 7, 4, 3, and 2. I've already posted a few times and have gotten some great responses. I really wanted to homeschool initially, but I didn't think it was practical in my situation. When my oldest daughter was entering kinder, I also had an infant and two toddlers at home. I could hardly focus on educating her when everytime I turned around, the others were fighting over a toy, peeing on the floor, running into a wall, etc. Come to think of it, they still do those things but I guess I handle it better because I'm not post-partum, lol. Although I'm sure it can be done, I wasn't confident enough to do it. So I sent her to public school and she did fine, but I really didn't like the way school seems to want to take over the role of parenting, giving the children somewhat of a "moral compass". That's my job. The beliefs and values that my husband and I are trying to instill in our children are being contradicted every day at school. I also really want to be able to customize her curriculum.
So this will be our first year homeschooling and I'm very excited. I love all the support and info on the forum. I look forward to learning from all of you. Very Happy
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renecoston
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:33 am    Post subject: I'm new, too! Reply with quote

Hi there, everyone!

I joined last week, I believe it was, and have made a few posts already. There seem to be a lot of knowledgable people on here! We are just starting homeschooling this fall, too, with my younger daughter starting 3rd grade. I didn't want to use a boxed curriculum, but I have fallen in LOVE with A Beka's stuff, and am trying to get as much of it as I can lay my hands on!! I agree with what April says about the schools trying to take over the role of parent - around where I live they act as though they are above us all and we have to bow down to them! I refuse, and they are not teaching the morals I want my daughter to learn.

Anyway, just thought I'd jump in and say hello!

Rene in Massachusetts Smile
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GraceRules
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alisarussell wrote:
Hi Carrie,

Welcome! I am beginning homeschooling in the fall as well. I have two boys 9 1/2 and 6 1/2. When is your child's birthday? My son will turn 7 on August 24. He will be beginning 2nd grade as well.

Alisa


Hi Alisa,

My daughter will turn 7 on Aug. 9. Maybe we can compare notes. What curriculum will you be using?
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alisarussell
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what I'm using for my son, Carrie.

Math--> Math U See
Language Arts --> either Winter Promise LA or LLATL
Science --> Homeschool Science by Stratton House
American History --> Winter Promise American Story 1

What are you going to use for your daughter?

Alisa
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