SparkPeople WE LOVE HOMESCHOOLING! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=3947 We are a Team of active members looking to help others with weight loss and Home schooling tips. We have people, links and other information saved to assist in both. SparkPeople WE LOVE HOMESCHOOLING! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=3947 Recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x57631200 I have been trying to cook healthier meals....Any ideas? I am trying the sparkrecipes...and I love crockpots....Any ideas are great! Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:58:20 EST Reading every day helps! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x57524921 reading every day helps me and my kids! Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:57:23 EST List of exercises to do each day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25299x3947x57465803 I built this up over time. I started out just walking 5min on my treadmill and have added more to challenge myself. I have 55 lbs to lose. I need an attack plan. <BR> <BR> I made a list of what exercises did today;-) <BR> I make a list then cross it off. This is what I have done: <BR> <BR> I walked 90 min on treadmill <BR> <BR> (2x) 7min Swimsuit Bootcamp - Day 4 Workout <BR> <BR> (1x) 6 min SP butt blasting workout <BR> <BR> (1x) New YOU Bootcamp: 10-Minute Abs Shredder <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:04:40 EST H2O is GREAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25298x3947x57391935 I am drinking 2.2L of water a day. I feel GREAT!!! Sat, 5 Apr 2014 06:33:35 EST new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x57004541 Hello I'm delia ..I was an assistant teacher and decided to quit and homeschool my 3 kids that was 2years ago and I'm still enjoying it .my oldest son has graduated and is now in his 2nd semester of college ..nice to meet everyone Tue, 4 Mar 2014 16:07:13 EST New to Team and Homeschool http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x56712123 Hi everyone! I re-joined SparkPeople this morning (I was a previous member 2 years ago) and began my homeschooling journey last month. I am currently homeschooling my oldest with preschool curriculum I am piecing together myself. Thus far we love it! In just a small amount of time is it wonderful witnessing how well he has flourished. We will begin his Kindergarten curriculum this fall, so it will be nice gathering tips from all of you between now and then. =) I am also the wife of a public s... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 18:53:26 EST Hello new homeschooling mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x56360108 Hi my name is Katie. I am a new homeschooling mom to my 11 year old daughter. She is doing the k12 home based program. I pulled her out of her former school. <BR> I look forward to getting to know you Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:22:11 EST How do I fit it all in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x56032392 I'm trying to figure out how to fit everything in to my days. I'm not even trying to add in extras! Just the basics: keeping the house picked up, school work and now my fitness routine. I feel like I can only ever get 2 of the 3 done. It's either housework and school work or house work and exercise...you get the idea. I delegate housework to my oldest daughter (the other is only 2) and I have her do as much of her school works as possible independently. Even then I just can't seem to find the... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:48:02 EST Homesteading mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x56021700 Hi everyone! <BR> I'm a homeschooler and a homesteader. I love natural stuff, home remedies, natural cures. <BR> I'm not a perfect homeschooler so I'm looking for tips and resources. I love my kids and my husband. I'm also looking to shed some pounds! <BR> Friend me if you have similar interests? <BR> God bless! Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:55:16 EST Does Anyone Know ... Foreign Language Question ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x55995753 Hello! <BR> <BR> We're looking for a way to hook up with a high school pen pal in Germany to supplement study of that language - does anyone know of a way to do this? <BR> <BR> THANK YOU for your time; I appreciate it! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:45:07 EST Emoticon Your Homeschool Mood Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x55529465 Thought this would just be something fun to do so I'll start... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Tue, 5 Nov 2013 18:13:35 EST Hi from Maryland! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x53682780 My name is Kim, my daughter will be starting ninth grade this year and we've been homeschooling since preschool. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:41:06 EST Strong-willed Child & homeschooling choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x52634390 Hello all you lovely ladies! :) <BR> I am Jessica, mother of 3. <BR> <BR> This year I may switch to homeschooling, and yet I am incredibly nervous about that choice for one reason: my strong-willed first-born child. Yes, he is a blessing and a handful all at once. <BR> <BR> Any mommies out there with advice, experience or wisdom, please chime in! <BR> <BR> The other option I have, that sits right with me, is a local private Christian school costing about $2500 for 1/2 day Kindergarten fo... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:53:41 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x52437008 Hello all, my name is Melvina, but everyone calls me MamaBear. I am a mother of 6, step mother to 1 and am married to a terrific guy named Anthony. I am currently home educating 3 of my 6 children and beginning next year I will be home educating them all. (my step-daughter lives with her mother, not us) We teach through a virtual school (well all but the 2 yo) called Ohio Connections Academy. My 2 yo we use letter a week and other preschool resources for him. While some do not consider this... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 00:34:53 EST Hopeful Homeschooler http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x52194413 Hi all. My name is Kristy. I have been married for almost a year now. We don't have children yet but we are talking about it. :) So, why are you here, you ask? Well, I really hope to be able to homeschool any children we are blessed with & could use any & all advice & knowledge in this. My husband would also like for us to homeschool but I make quite a bit more money than he does & the financial loss does make him nervous. Anyway, hi! Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:56:45 EST Sonlight Curriculum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x51676308 Any users? <BR> I'm looking into this one. <BR> Like what I see in the catalog, but wanted to know if you use that curriculum. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:50:21 EST Homeschooling High School information http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x51646837 I'm hoping we can share information for anyone looking for information on homeschooling their high school age students/young adult children. <BR> <BR> Things like PSAT/SAT/ACT info, drivers ed, transcripts, how many credits are needed to graduate and how many are needed for college and what about getting college info? ETC. <BR> <BR> I'll be posting info as I receive them, but if you have this experience or are going through it now and would like to share, please DO! Thanks. =) Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:09:59 EST Steps taken to improve your health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x51629101 When I started my healthier lifestyle journey, the first thing I did was cut out soda. <BR> <BR> How about you? Sun, 13 Jan 2013 22:48:14 EST Inspirational Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x51626521 Believe you can and you're halfway there. <BR> Theodore Roosevelt <BR> <BR> <BR> Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/t<BR>opic_inspirational.html#QRyq4CIsIPgwvp<BR>zd.99 Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:05:21 EST a mother's homeschooling anxiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x51287319 Hello all. <BR> I'm at home with three kids. <BR> I want to homeschool. <BR> Confession: I get annoyed with my children ages 4, 3 and 1 1/2. <BR> I NEVER get a moment's peace unless all the stars align and naptime goes well. I cannot read, talk on the phone, use the bathroom, brush my teeth, sneak a cookie, fold a towel or eat a bite without a little one chirping at me or hanging on me. <BR> I know, none of you ever feel that way, do you?!?! <BR> I know you do too at times. <BR> Those mome... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 13:49:38 EST What was learned today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x51179127 When I was in high school, an elderly man in a wheel chair often met me after school on my way home. He would ask me, "what did you learn in school today?" <BR> The sad truth was I often said nothing, because that was the truth. I tried really hard though to give him something, so we could have a conversation. <BR> <BR> The other day I was reading a book "American Women and World War II and it had an excerpt from a magazine for women about recycling and what each item would do. Ex: a flat i... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:23:05 EST concerns, fears, or frustrations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x51149258 I thought I'd start a new thread so we can all share what's on our mind at the moment. <BR> <BR> It's probably safe to say, that we all have concerns about covering everything that needs to be covered in order to prepare our children life. Which obviously is an impossibility, but we do better than the alternative, right? Or at least we try. LOL <BR> <BR> My concern at the moment is to help my ds with his spelling. I don't recall what a fourth graders spelling looks like. I was always an ex... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 18:48:54 EST Good morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x49221455 Good morning all. <BR> We have been off of school since May 21 and we are officially starting back up today. I love the first day of school. :) We have been off for about 6 wks and I feel its time to get back at it. The room is organized and cleaned. :) I can't wait! Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:18:11 EST Hello from Ohio! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x47583380 We're finishing up our 3rd year of homeschooling. My son and daughter are 11 years old and in 4th grade. They came home from Russia in 2005 at 4 years old. Not biologically related, but they act like twins anyway! I've had a lifelong battle with my weight, but I've reached my heaviest ever and so has my husband. Hopefully we will take action and keep it going. Prayers are welcome. Sat, 14 Apr 2012 21:11:09 EST Do you school the whole yr? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x47545553 To school all yr around or not too that is the ? How many of you school throughout the entire year? How many of you take the whole summer off? Could you give me your pro and cons of both. I am debating whether we want to go yr around and take more breaks throughout the year or just take summer off. How many of you go by the public school yr calendar? Thanks! Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:43:39 EST Tennessee Homeschoolin' Mom, movin' to Utah http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x47490293 Hello all! <BR> <BR> I have been homeschooling my 7 year old son in Tennessee for 2 years. We are moving to Utah in a few months and I was wondering if anyone in here had any tips or knowledge of homeschooling in Utah (possibly some good umbrella schools in Southern Utah) Mon, 9 Apr 2012 00:28:05 EST Hello from England -UK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x47451185 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Shirley. I am married with two daughters and we live in England. We have been home educating for 6 years and I have been needing to loose my extra 8kg for about 2 years! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to 'meeting' you all and traveling along this road to health along side you. <BR> <BR> X Shirley Fri, 6 Apr 2012 06:55:20 EST Books for us adults http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x47442938 I thought I'd start a new thread on books for us parents that enjoy reading. (when we find the time?) LOL <BR> <BR> I started a new book thinking the author was a woman, but no, it starts off with a very opinionated/narrow minded man who only loves modern literature that, as he says later, hits him over the head with their points. He is forced to read Emma in school and he finds it all trivial until he's hit over the head with his similarities to Emma. LOL Then he starts to realize how wond... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 15:58:03 EST Hello from Rural, North Central PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x47362926 I have been teaching my son for the last 7 years and my daughters for the last 5 years. I am so glad our cyber school has given us this coming week off for Spring break. Sat, 31 Mar 2012 23:02:56 EST Hey from Texas!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x47359343 Hey there! My name is Tasha and I live in beautiful East Texas with my husband and 3 children. I am 40 years old, love quilting, and hate to exercise :) But I'm not liking how I look in clothes or how I feel after walking up a short flight of stairs so I'm making some changes. We are buying a 5 acre farm so I know that will mean lots of sweaty, rewarding projects :) We've been homeschooling for 6 years and truly enjoy it (some days more than others!). Looking forward to being on this team!! Sat, 31 Mar 2012 18:33:47 EST sara http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x47028958 Hi I am new to this website but I am extremley overwhelmed at all it has to offer. I have joined because it is time for me to lose weight and I needed a program that was inexpensive. So where do you suggest is the best place for me to start? Sun, 11 Mar 2012 23:27:02 EST Hello from Nigeria. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x46930277 Hello everyone. I'm buzzitybuzz from Nigeria. I've got a preschooler whom I want to home school, but I'm at a loss on how to proceed n exactly wat to teach at each stage. Really glad to be part of this group. Tue, 6 Mar 2012 07:54:50 EST schoolwork http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x46140890 As I set her and type my lovely 10 year old spins around in her chair instead of reading. She will say it helps her to remember but she she get d's. I feel like I'm failing her,. I have moved to 7 day a week classes because she is falling so far behind. Which now she is fighting even more. She would rather sit with her nose on the wall all day than read one page from Black Beauty. How can I get threw and make her have fun and not hate everyday. <em>46</em> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:14:56 EST TRACKER 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x45618717 This is a little sticky Forum to weigh in , measurements or whatever you want to post to help keep on track and motivate you . <BR> <BR> 1st posts will be whenever and this thread will remain sticky all year. <BR> <BR> Thanks ,Chris Thu, 22 Dec 2011 22:17:59 EST New to HS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x43429682 Hi! I am new to homeschooling. I have a 2nd grader that I will start homeschooling and I am excited and nervous! Its a big responsibility but I feel I am up to the challenge. I am looking forward to meeting with all of you and learning on this journey I am taking with my son and eventually my daughter. Mon, 8 Aug 2011 10:18:30 EST Easy Grammar Question - 7th Grade http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x43111183 We have been using Easy Grammar and Daily Grams for several years now, but when I went to order the 7th grade version I noticed that they only had one called "Easy Grammar Plus" which is 7th grade through adult. <BR> <BR> The strange thing is that they have individual grade levels for all the grades through grade 12 EXCEPT for grade 7 (which is the Plus book I mentioned above). <BR> <BR> What's up with that? I don't understand why there isn't a separate book for 7th grade, but there is one... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 09:53:09 EST Hey from IN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x42726745 Hello everyone. So happy to have found a team that homeschools. We are in our second year of homeschooling our 3 boys. Always looking for new tricks to keep them learning and for their mamma to be healthier. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:11:36 EST Hello from New England http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x42162112 Good morning, everyone. I am a 41 year old mother of one adorable dd10, whom we have home educated since birth. I was so excited to find homeschooling groups in Sparkpeople, what a great source of support !! How is everyone today ! I hope you all are great. We school year round, and are doing a light schedule this summer, for travel, play and beach time. Nice to be here, have a good day ! <em>213</em> Wed, 1 Jun 2011 07:25:33 EST Hi From Texas!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x41784756 Just wanted to drop by to introduce myself. I'm new to the team and have been here on SP since the latter part of March of this year. We've only been homeschooling for 2 years but we all love it. We are starting to wrap up for the year and wind down. Looking forward to a break!! My daughter turned 12 recently and is finishing up 6th grade and my son is 9 and wrapping up 4th grade. I gave up a private practice in counseling to stay home and raise my family...absolutely no regrets. <BR> ... Thu, 12 May 2011 14:45:57 EST Calculators. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x40127386 I was tutoring a neighbor boy that goes to public school yesterday in Math. He can do the work with a calculator but not on paper. My children are both in the 7th grade. Can we go to using calculators? My girl has such a hard time with the times tables. This would save us a lot of frustration. <BR> <BR> I would love to have your opinions. I have also posted this on other homeschool teams, if you see it more than once that would be why. <BR> <BR> Thank you for your thoughts. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 19:21:07 EST What Do You Look For In A Homeschool Group? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x39700926 A friend and I (to be honest, mostly me, LOL) have started a home school group that is very small due to it being a splinter group of a larger one we were all in and didn't care for. <BR> <BR> It was started last year and we had a lot of great events and activities together, but over the year we lost members due to some of the members sending their children to public school, or them not participating but just joining the group. <BR> <BR> Since we were small it meant we don't get together ... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 07:50:22 EST 2011 NEW YEAR ~ NEW ME !! Challenge - join anytime http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x38639471 Here are the rules to our NEW YEAR NEW ME challenge : <BR> <BR> 1) Join anytime no deadline to jump in and get healthy. We welcome all ! <BR> <BR> 2) check in every week , biweekly or daily to update yourself for future motivation and for accountability. <BR> <BR> 3) Weigh in every 2 weeks. This is a key to help us stay motivated. A gain or a loss can be used to build on momentum ! <BR> <BR> 4)Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. most people do not realize but in order for the body to us... Fri, 24 Dec 2010 13:38:19 EST Ready to quit feel I have failed them. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x37498249 I am new to this team. Wanted to just introduce myself and my family. We have been homeschooling now for 4years. We do school year round so we can take a week off here or there. We started school in the private then went public when my Girl was having trouble keeping up. Private schools do not have resourses in which to help struggling learners. So we went public. We had the best two years ever to then get the worst year ever. Then the last year there the teachers told me how great my G... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 04:27:30 EST CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x37092249 This is a challenge to help us to lose weight and get in better shape. Weigh in once a week with your starting weight or pounds to lose on tuesday october 5th. <BR> The thread will be open for weight loss encouragement and exercise advice to all. Mon, 4 Oct 2010 01:28:09 EST HOW THE CRUD DO I DO THIS ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x36851405 O.K. ladies (and maybe a few gents too) I am going to post some thing I hope will give all the new members and a few older ones some help. <BR> We have been home schooling for 4 years and working on our 5th year. Our 9 year boy old is in 5th grade, our 8 year old girl is in 3rd grade , and our 7 year old boy is in 3rd grade as well. <BR> We started off home schooling 3 to 4 days a week for a few hours a day. We so did not know a thing we were doing and this made the whole thing very frustrati... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:00:32 EST New from WV http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x35324785 Hi everyone! I'm homeschooling my grandson who has special needs. This will be our 3rd year and, we LOVE it! I'm so happy to find this site and, I'm excited to get some new ideas from all of you. <em>213</em> Sat, 10 Jul 2010 19:38:27 EST AO's SOS - any users? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x33723495 Hi, <BR> We've just begun using SOS with our daughter, 4th grade. We school year round, so she's starting 4th this week. <BR> <BR> Anyone else use SOS? What do you think of it? Like it? Hate it? Problems? <BR> <BR> Next year, we will probably be using it for our younger daughter as well. She has cerebral palsy and cannot write. However, she can use a computer fairly easily. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Anni Mon, 26 Apr 2010 20:44:55 EST Homeschooling in Rural Colorado http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x32973625 I am aj. I "unschool" my 4.5 yo and 2.5 yo. We will soon be starting montessori, rightstart math, and an african american lit based curriculum--i need more time to get organized. my school room is organized, my storage area is chaos... <BR> <BR> I am new to social networking...hence i am alittle gun shy about posting pictures and such. i am looking for weight loss buddies though. <BR> <BR> I am an older mom. I love homeschooling. I have more than 100 pounds to lose. <BR> <BR> Fri, 26 Mar 2010 01:16:28 EST Good morning from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x32699717 Good morning all. My family and I live in Southeast Texas. I just joined My Spark this morning but have been homeschooling for about 11 years total. I have 4 children two of which still live at home. We are preparing for the long summer ahead and I WILL sit by the pool this year in a cute bathing suit.. : ) Mon, 15 Mar 2010 07:19:46 EST Hi From Phila http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x31248818 I have been homeschooling for4 years. I have a ten year old and a six year old. Glad I found this group. <BR> <BR> Shannon Wed, 20 Jan 2010 07:58:00 EST ideas on methods of homeschooling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x30689370 I am seeking ideas on new paths to keep interest up for my children. I have 3 6 , 7 and 8 are ages. Thanks ladies Sat, 2 Jan 2010 15:01:33 EST Hello from MA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x30110733 Hi ~ I'm Andee. Started homeschooling a couple of days ago ... getting close to putting a routine together or there abouts lol ...Does anyone use 5 in a row? <BR> Andee Thu, 3 Dec 2009 09:25:02 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x28915701 Hi my name is Debbie! I am 25 years old and have been homeschooling my 7 year old son MJ the past 2 years since he had a really bad time in kindergarten. <BR> I joined sparkpeople to help me out with my family's nutrition - and am hoping to lose a few pounds and tone up for my wedding next october 2010. <BR> I am so happy to see there's a homeschooling board on here! Wed, 7 Oct 2009 09:50:25 EST Hi from PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x28114889 Hi, I'm Cindy and I homeschool my 3 kiddos in PA. This is our 8th year of homeschooling coming up. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone on this team. Tue, 1 Sep 2009 19:33:55 EST too many lessons left! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x24985251 We are doing the Bob Jones DVD curriculum and we have too many lessons left! Not sure if I should just let my son skip the last lessons or if we need to take up our whole summer (or probably more like a month and a half) trying to finish. Advice? Fri, 24 Apr 2009 04:14:55 EST Newbie from Nature Coast Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x23473428 Hello! <BR> I'm a 37 yr old mother of five, ages 2,5,7,12, and 14. My two older girls are participating in Florida Virtual School and it has it's pros and cons, but overall enjoying it. The other three children I mix it up with unschooling, unit studies, and LOTS of field trips. We have a farm so a few hours of every day is devoted to feeding and caring for the animals. We do not watch commercial TV with all of the brain-blowing commercialism and kid-targeted marketing. We do rent DVDs and of... Wed, 4 Mar 2009 10:30:58 EST Connections Academy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x23241607 Anyone using this program? How is it? Wed, 25 Feb 2009 10:46:13 EST New here in SC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x23241570 I don't home-school as of yet but I'd love to. I've got a 7 year old, 5 year old, and a 1 year old. <em>213</em> Wed, 25 Feb 2009 10:45:14 EST NC newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x21616571 Good morning all! I'm Dawn from NC and this is my 2nd year hs'ing my 2 girls. Their ages are 14 and 11. I look forward to talking from each of you and especially those of you experienced with teens/preteens. <BR> <BR> Dawn <em>224</em> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 09:23:55 EST New to group - in SC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x21587495 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm Mandi - homeschooling mom of 4 (8yog, 7yob, 5yog, & 3yog). I've been a member of SparkPeople for a little over a year, but I didn't really do anything. I finally getting back to it and very excited this time around. Looking forward to getting to know you all. <BR> <BR> Mandi Wed, 7 Jan 2009 14:35:42 EST home schooling in nh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x20897252 hello everyone. i am new to the group. i have five kids 2 adults one in heaven and 2 toddlers. we have been home schooling for a year now and its wonderful. my five year old has a speech issues but we are working through them. would love to meet new people and get ideals. <em>213</em> Fri, 12 Dec 2008 12:15:21 EST New to group - from San Diego http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x20859575 Hi everyone. My name is Misty and I homeschool my two boys, ages 10 and 8. I also work from home and hope to return to college soon to get my bachelors in business management. <BR> <BR> I look forward to communicating with other homeschoolers. <BR> <BR> Misty <BR> <BR> ooops - I guess I should have read the other posts first about not posting new intros in this area. Sorry. :) Wed, 10 Dec 2008 23:50:51 EST joy behar-the view http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x20394534 Don't know if any of you watch The View or not (I don't, I saw this from another homeschool group.) However, they were discussing educational choices for the Obama girls today and homeschooling the girls was mentioned. Joy Behar referred to homeschooled children as "demented" and "afraid of other children." (Ok, it's entirely possible my kids are demented but we like demented people. I think that is a GOOD thing! They certainly aren't afraid of other children.) <BR> <BR> Here's the clip... Fri, 21 Nov 2008 16:41:48 EST If You Give a Kid a Craft Project http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x20328626 IF you give your kid a craft project, chances are that she will decide to sew in her bedroom. And of course if your 8yo is sewing in her bedroom, of course she will leave the needle and thread on the bed. And if she leaves the needle and thread on the bed, of course the cat will come in and see the needle and thread. And if she sees the needle and thread, of course she'll decide that it's a tasty snack. And if she decides it's a tasty snack, of course your 8yo will see her eat it. And if ... Wed, 19 Nov 2008 08:48:03 EST Candy recall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x19707437 Hey all- this came across one of my homeschool groups. It effects Canada according to snopes so if you live there or are near the border, you might want to check this out. <BR> <BR> <link>www.snopes.com/food/warnings/coins.a<BR>sp </link> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 19:38:06 EST Homeschooler in SC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x19166161 Hi! I am currently schooling my grade school daughters, having just relinguished my high schoolers to public school. I have successfully taken three of our kids thru our homeschool to college. I am looking forward to getting to know other homeschoolers. Wed, 8 Oct 2008 13:15:44 EST Walking Strides Against Breast Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x18794140 I have decided as a way to motivate myself to keep walking, I would start a team for the American Cancer Society's Walking Strides Against Breast Cancer. It is a team made up of homeschooling moms and the name of my team is Homeschool Hotties for Hooters. The walk is at the end of Oct. I can't wait, this is going to be so much FUN. <BR> http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/Making<BR>StridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCBluepr<BR>int?px=8158848&pg=personal&fr_id=11736 <BR> Thu, 25 Sep 2008 10:10:27 EST I don't know how to find a Textbook!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x18130874 My dd13 Sarah is finishing Grade 7. Her yearly deadline is November 14th. Problem is, my husband has been trying to find her Grade 7 Language Textbook and has had no results. I'm desperate to find this textbook but don't know where to go. Its supposed to be out of print right now. DD does the ILC program and her Grade 7 Textbook is called "On Common Ground 1". The ISBN # is 0195410645. We are in Ontario Canada. I don't know where else to look, and she can't answer Key Questions that need to b... Mon, 1 Sep 2008 18:07:11 EST Help With 2 Year Old http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x17751449 Hi all. I have a two and a half year old daughter and have been trying to do some activities with her, but I'm having little luck on the structured stuff. She is VERY independant and although she is improving on listening to directions in certain areas, she generally doesn't want to do anything someone else tells her to do when it comes to playing, games, whatever. She will join in or imitate other children, but if I or my husband says something like "we're going to read a book now" or "what ... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 21:03:45 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x17692839 Hello <BR> <BR> I am a muslim sahm and wifey who is planning to start homeschooling for the 1st time on Monday. I have 3 kiddies ages 2, 10, and 12. <BR> <BR> I am looking for support weightloss and homeschooling wise. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much. Fri, 15 Aug 2008 09:36:40 EST homescholing in Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x17654878 Howdy... I have two boys that I am homeschooling. Wea re going into our 2 year now and loving it!!! <BR> My name is Julie.. hope to get to know you better!!! Wed, 13 Aug 2008 23:28:45 EST Advice requested http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x16592376 I need to order next year’s curriculum but I am having a hard time with it. My son will be in 2nd grade and daughter in Kindergarten. I got Sonlight last year because it was all inclusive but I don’t like their Language Arts and Math (Horizon). What programs do you use and why? What are your main dislikes of the other programs out there? <BR> <BR> And if you can add what Biblical view History or Science do you love? Sonlight uses many Usbourne Books with a modern world view. <BR> Thu, 10 Jul 2008 22:45:05 EST How can I get my 13 year old to focus?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x16524379 Sarah does her homeschooling through the Independent Learning Center. Her marks always come back as A's, but I can't get her to stay on schedule! EVERYTHING distracts her!! I'm thinking about chaining her to her chair! I can't sit with her all day, she has to do it on her own. I just went back to work as a Truck Driver (18 Wheelers) with hubby, and we've been threatening to send her back to public school! My husband would follow through, but I'd end up in the nuthouse. I don't want her back i... Tue, 8 Jul 2008 22:14:19 EST Newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x15790614 Hey I'm Kim ! I have five wonderful children ages 8.5yrs , twins 6yrs, 3yrs, and 1yrs . I, technically homeschool all five of them, but the older three get the books LOL! <BR> I hope to get to know you all! <BR> <BR> Kim Fri, 13 Jun 2008 18:33:25 EST Subway Action Alert! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x15275774 Subway discriminates against home schoolers. <BR> <BR> May 27, 2008 <BR> <BR> Subway, the sandwich restaurant, wants to hear your child's story – unless he or she is home schooled. <BR> <BR> The national chain's "Every Sandwich Tells a Story Contest" offers prizes and a chance to be published on the Subway Web site and in Scholastic's "Parent & Child" magazine but specifically excludes home schoolers. <BR> <BR> <link>www.afa.net/subway.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Check out the link an... Tue, 27 May 2008 17:53:56 EST Hello From Florida! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x12675925 Hey all.... <BR> I just joined this group a few days ago, but we were out of town and on dial up (staying with my MIL), so I am finally home and stopping by to introduce myself. <BR> <BR> My name is Laurie and I am a SAH-HS mom to my son, Cole, who will be 4 on April 1st. I always knew I wanted to Homeschool (private schools are waaay too expensive and public schools just aren't an option for us). I am just starting Before Five in a Row and Cole and I are really enjoying it. <BR> <BR> I am ... Thu, 28 Feb 2008 07:48:10 EST Hello from North Carolina http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x12626305 Hi, I just found this group and it called my name! I am Lisa, I am married to my supportive husband Jim for 12 years, we have 2 children Riley our 7 year old son and Hanna our 4 year old daughter. <BR> We started homeschooling in Dec. 2006 due to medical problems with Riley and we love it! I am very eclectic and creative! Riley is working on mostly religion right now, we are Catolic and he receives his First Holy Communion in April. <BR> I am working with Hanna on the letters and numbers, s... Tue, 26 Feb 2008 15:31:27 EST HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUMS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x12596231 Hi. I need some ideas for high school next year. we are doing Seton this year but it is a bit one sided. I am alright with the Saxon math, they will help you along the way. I want her to have home ec too ! Mon, 25 Feb 2008 15:54:34 EST help i am looking for a certain math book answer k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x12289720 Hi. I am looking for the Saxon Algebra 1/2 2nd,. edition answer key for the tests. Does any one have it ? Or know where I can get it ? Saxon won't sell it to a homeschooler ! Thu, 14 Feb 2008 22:23:26 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x12285783 Hello! My name is Kimberlee and I am homeschooling 4 of my 7 children. They are 10, 9, 7 & 3. 2 are grown and I have a 13 yo in public school. We have been hsing since Nov. of '07 so we are new to it. We love it though! I can't believe I didn't do it sooner! Now I am ready to integrate a healthier lifestyle into our new routine as well. I look forward to getting to know you! Thu, 14 Feb 2008 19:25:04 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x12264725 I'm bree and currently live in OK. My school age kids are in 5th, 1st,and Pre-K. I also have a2 year old and the baby is 6 weeks. I am officially done having babies the conventional way. We do hope to be given the opportunity to adopt in a few years. <BR> My oldest is a softball nut and is working her plan to reach the goal of playing college ball. Her dream is to play for Team USA before she "grows up" :) <BR> I am trying to keep up with her physically, and get my waist back that disappeared... Thu, 14 Feb 2008 01:19:11 EST The Bitter Homeschooler's Wish List... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x12025563 This is a little Abrasive, but some of the comments do apply. Not written by me. <BR> <BR> The Bitter Homeschooler's Wish List <BR> From Secular Homeschooling Magazine, Issue #1 <BR> <BR> 1 Please stop asking us if it's legal. If it is — and it is — it's <BR> insulting to imply that we're criminals. And if we were criminals, <BR> would we admit it? <BR> <BR> 2 Learn what the words "socialize" and "socialization" mean, and use <BR> the one you really mean instead of mixing them up the way y... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 10:06:29 EST Just saying hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x11969675 I homeschool my dd13. Its our second year and I'm still adjusting. We're in Ontario and we're doing the ILC (Independant Learning Center). I'll check this site out more later. <em>213</em> Mon, 4 Feb 2008 15:17:50 EST Hello from GA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x11805459 I have been a member of Spark for a year now. I am looking for accountabliity. So, if anyone would care to join me for a weekly email "weigh in" please let me know! I homeschool our four children who range in age from 2-18 years. I look forward to meeting you all! Wed, 30 Jan 2008 09:24:26 EST New homeschool mom sort of http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x11758634 Hi. I am starting traditional homeschooling with my 12 year old daughter. She will be completing the Seton 8th. grade curriculum. We did virtual school for 3 years. It wasn't working out as well this year. icesk8rsmom Mon, 28 Jan 2008 21:15:45 EST HPV Vaccination Hoax Exposed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x11736721 Our special report, "The Great HPV Vaccination Hoax Exposed" is available now at: http://www.newstarg et.com/Report_ HPV_Vaccine_ 0.html <BR> <BR> Here is the first part of this article: <BR> <BR> (NewsTarget) For the last several years, HPV vaccines have been marketed to the public and mandated in compulsory injections for young girls in several states based on the idea that they prevent cervical cancer. Now, NewsTarget has obtained documents from the FDA and other sources (see below) whic... Mon, 28 Jan 2008 10:06:22 EST Pulled from school to homeschool? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x11588436 Hi. I'm new here and I am a new homeschooling mom. I have a 10 yr old boy, an 8 yr old girl,a 5 yr old boy and a 2 yr old girl. Up until this year we had our kids in a private Christian school. Wonderful experience, we just felt God calling us to homeschool this year. Well...I hear that your first year is the hardest, okay, experiencing that one! But I also love it. This is my biggest issue. My oldest misses his friends at the school. He has it in his mind that he wants to finish his last two... Wed, 23 Jan 2008 11:15:39 EST New--Teacher turned Homeschool Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x11585359 Hi everyone! I am so happy to find this team! I am a former 7th grade math teacher. I taught for six years and left to stay at home with my first baby. Fast-foward 5 years and now I am a SAHM with four children and I am homeschooling my oldest K5. I love it! I always wanted to be able to teach my own children and am so happy that I am finally able to do it! <BR> <BR> I had my youngest baby at the end of Oct. and I need to lose about 30 pounds of the baby weight. I know you all understa... Wed, 23 Jan 2008 09:51:48 EST new from Missouri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x11221922 Hello all, I just found this group and look forward to talking to you all.I have been married to my highschool sweetheart for 24 years. We have 3 great kids,ds19,dd14 and ds9. Our life at home is very busy as we have 4 dogs,2 cats and 4 birds in our family as well.We have been homeschooling for only 5 years. <BR> Lisa Sat, 12 Jan 2008 02:49:39 EST New from New England http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x10998370 Hi all! <BR> <BR> We've been on the homeschooling road for 14 or 15 years now (depends on if I count pre-school for my oldest.) I started out pretty laid back, but now that college is staring us in the eye, I've picked up the pace. Does anyone else hate to nag? Can you come up with a nicer sounding word for it than that? <BR> <BR> We've four children presently being taught at home, ranging from 9 to almost 18. Now that they can all read and have the math basics down, I feel I'm more of a re... Sat, 5 Jan 2008 19:15:47 EST VA Homeschoolers and Metro Area! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x10905064 <BR> ---------- Forwarded Message ---------- <BR> <BR> <BR> Homeschool Success Seminar This Thursday! <BR> How to Begin Homeschooling <BR> <BR> Note: Our normal Updates will resume on January 8, 2008. In the meantime, we thought you might want to know about the seminar coming up this Thursday as well as some of the other upcoming seminars. A Blessed New Year to you all! <BR> ____________ _________ _________ _________ ____ <BR> How to Begin Homeschooling: <BR> What You Really Need To Know!... Wed, 2 Jan 2008 18:06:58 EST Hello from VA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x10801282 Hello everyone. I am glad that I found this team. I am a wife and mom of 5 10,6,4,2 and 5 months. We have always homeschooled our children. We use a mix of things but right now Five in a Row is the meat plus the 3Rs. After being pregnant and/or nursing for 10 years, its time to get serious about my health. I need to lose about 70 pounds, I am tall so that would put me at a healthy weight. I look forward to getting to know you all. Have a great day!! Sat, 29 Dec 2007 11:17:58 EST Homeschooling 101 (Video) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x10637062 <link>www.doublesh arpevideo. com/HomeSchool2/ Homeschool2. html </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy...Any Questions? <BR> <BR> Just for laughs... Mon, 17 Dec 2007 23:26:40 EST CT Choose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x10281039 Homeschooling Mom in CT...4 children: 12yo-1year. This is our 5th year. Tue, 27 Nov 2007 10:01:50 EST NEW FROM MISSISSIPPI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x10056930 HI EVERYONE MY NAME ID DEIDRA AND I AM FROM MISSISSIPPI AND I HAVE 3 CHILDREN 2 GIRLS THAT ARE 5 AND A SON THAT IS 2. RIGHT NOW MY CHILDREN GO TO A PUBLIC SCHOOL BUT I AM WANTING TO HOME SCHOOL THEM AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR. I WAS WONDERING IF SOMEONE COULD GIVE ADVICE ON HOW TO GET STARTED AND A GOOD PROGRAM TO USE TO TEACH MY CHILDREN. Tue, 13 Nov 2007 14:41:04 EST New from IL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x9739098 Hi everyone. I am a homeschooling mother of 3. I school my 7 yr. old and my preschooler..and my 2 year old...well she just hangs with us. <BR> <BR> Hollie Sat, 27 Oct 2007 21:48:44 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x9735227 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Charlotte and I am a homeschooling mother of 3 boys 17, 15, and 11. We live in TX in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. <BR> <BR> I enjoy the links forum, thank you all for your additions. No matter how long you do this it is impossible to find all of the cool info out there for us. <BR> <BR> I look forward to learning with and from this group. Sat, 27 Oct 2007 15:30:27 EST New from BC, Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x9493144 Hello everyone. Boy it was hard to find you ladies, LOL. <BR> I am a long time homeschooler. My children are 16,13, 10. And have never been to school. I am so glad that I embarked on this amazing journey so many years (11) ago. As my children mature I am so happy they are homeschooled. The are great kids and some would say gifted. They have been a joy to encourage on their educational journey. Oh and by the way, they are all very athletic (incl. husband) so I am trying to finally take time fo... Sun, 14 Oct 2007 22:10:28 EST sotra newbie from California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x9472153 Hi all. I joined this team a long time ago but was never active. I need to get active! <BR> I am having a hard time being a great homeschool teacher and still focus on being a good Candice (with healthy eating and lots of exercising) I seem to only be able to do a great job at one or the other but not both. <BR> Thus my gain of 5 of the 65 that I lost. How many time can you loose the SAME 5 pounds? This will make it time number three. I am yo-yoing between 140 and 145. UGH! <BR> I want to g... Sat, 13 Oct 2007 10:33:53 EST New from Illinois! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x9290949 Hi! <BR> I'm SO glad I have found this team! <BR> I have a 12 year old son and a 9 year old daughter that I am going to homeschool after Columbus Day. <BR> <BR> My kids went to a private Christian School at our <BR> church for 8 years. Now because of health issues with me, I can no longer teach Preschool there to help pay for their tuition. <BR> I would love to make new friends here and am open to any kind of help! <BR> Since I taught school with Nursery- Kind., I have loads of info., cr... Wed, 3 Oct 2007 15:57:31 EST any homeschoolers in nyc/bronx http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x9269176 hi all <BR> <BR> i was wondering although im not an official homeschooler is there anyone in nyc in the bronx that homeschools that is willing to contact me so i can see how it is and maybe i can try and change my kids to homeschoolin if it is not to late cause i think they need more time with every thing from writting their work to understanding it to getting it done. <BR> <BR> so please anyone out there that would like to help me out feel free to write me thanks. Tue, 2 Oct 2007 17:30:48 EST can someone help please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x9267692 hi all <BR> <BR> im a mother of four 2b2g and three goes to school the problem that im havin is my two oldest gives me so much trouble when it comes time for them to go to bed and then in the morning they cant get up on time. they get bussed to school and today was the first and hopefully the last that they missed the bus. they are in the middle to me of average and yet a little below average kids wen it comes to their school work. i just changed them to a new school cause the last one they ... Tue, 2 Oct 2007 16:21:49 EST Do you know what today is? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x9233907 If you don't know what today is, check out my blog entry for more information! Thanks and God bless you!! Mon, 1 Oct 2007 10:53:49 EST New from SC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x9205058 Hi, I'm new here - both to the message board and to sparkpeople. I'm very encouraged by this website and I look forward to encouraging and being encouraged through my goals. <BR> <BR> Mandi <BR> HSmom to 4 (7, 5, 4, & 2) Sat, 29 Sep 2007 15:50:17 EST Watch this Tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x8961142 The values voters presidential debate is on tonight. You can watch it here http://www.afa.net/debate/ at 7:30. Of course, the media doesn't want you to see it. So, watch it anyways. ;) Power to the people - this IS democracy after all isn't it? Get informed!! Mon, 17 Sep 2007 16:42:50 EST New from Wisconsin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x8956164 Hello. My name is Summer and I am currently living in Wisconsin. My husband Josh is in the Army and we are currently stationed at Fort Mccoy which has been an interesting experience. We have three beautiful children together and also I have a step-son. Our children are Hannah just turned 4, Joshua will be 3 in February and Jacob will be 1 in November. My step son will be 5 in March. Hannah has started preschool through our school district this year, but our goal is to homeschool once I figure... Mon, 17 Sep 2007 13:00:11 EST scheduling vs "life" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x8829995 Hi I'm new & i'm trying to figure out a few things... <BR> # 1 How to stay consistent with my schedule, what schedule works for you? I have one 4 1/2 yr old PLUS I babysit to babies under 1. <BR> SO, any suggestions on how to schedule & make time for "life", cooking, cleaning etc. My husband works flex sched. so he is home some days,& it seems like I get less done when he's home, Tue, 11 Sep 2007 07:53:22 EST Newbie from NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x8829776 My name is Theresa & I joined a couple of groups but can't remember if this was one of them,. It seemed like there wasn't much activity. <BR> ANyway, I am hoping to get some good ideas & suggestions for HS my 4 (almost 5 yr old DS)... <BR> Sounds like you all are veterans.., Tue, 11 Sep 2007 07:40:27 EST Newbie from NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x8829772 My name is Theresa & I joined a couple of groups but can't remember if this was one of them,. It seemed like there wasn't much activity. <BR> ANyway, I am hoping to get some good ideas & suggestions for HS my 4 (almost 5 yr old DS)... <BR> Sounds like you all are veterans.., Tue, 11 Sep 2007 07:40:21 EST new from Mass http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x8760769 Not a new teacher (taught kinder for 4 years an 5th grade for one before our family was finacially able to allow me tostay home with my sons) I have been 'teaching' my sons this past year and looking forward to more... Fri, 7 Sep 2007 13:38:36 EST Homeschool Mom from San Diego http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x8749873 Hi, My name is Marta and I have been homeschooling for over 17 years now. My oldest son is 29 and lives and works in Rotterdam, Holland. My youngest is 13 and in 8th grade. We use the K12 program and just love it. Over the years I have tried so many different programs and now we are happy. They supply absolutely everything and it's totally free. They even send a computer and a printer/scanner/copier for each child. We just recvd my sons school supplies for this semester, he's in 10th grade. ... Fri, 7 Sep 2007 00:34:14 EST New from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x8601580 Hi! Just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I'm Patty from Texas (Houston area). I homeschool my 17 yr old daughter - my husband and I also have two grown children along with two lovely granddaughters. I am trying to develop a more healthy lifestyle, including losing weight so that I might have more energy to keep up with our growing family. Thu, 30 Aug 2007 06:38:08 EST From Arkansas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x8573010 I homeschool my 3 children and have for 10 years. I have a daughter that is 15, a daughter 14, and a son 12. I just found your group and look forward to talking with all of you. <BR> <BR> Donna Tue, 28 Aug 2007 17:35:21 EST POST HERE WHEN YOU REC'D YOUR POST CARDS :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x8566256 PLEASE POST YOUR NAME, AND WHERE/FROM WHO DID YOU REC'D YOUR POST CARDS. <BR> <BR> <BR> HERE ARE MY FIRST 2 WITH MORE COMING :) <BR> <BR> VALERIE-2 FROM KANSAS Tue, 28 Aug 2007 11:36:59 EST new from nyc http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x7921929 hi all <BR> new here and im thinking bout homeschooling my 4 kids three school age but not sure if i can handle being with them at all times or if someone can recommend things that keeps them active through out the day then i would be so happy and if anyone in my area do some sort of exchange or something of that sort please let me know cause im really tired of the school system but scared of failing my kids as well as myself. Thu, 26 Jul 2007 15:40:47 EST New from Kansas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3947x7556719 Hello everyone. I'm new to the site. I found the site when I decided to try to develop a more healthy lifestyle. Next week I will be starting my two girls on a "healthy you" lesson theme. And I decided the best way to teach is also to be a good role model. Imagine my suprise when I found this team. We are new to homeschooling as well. So any words of advise or encouragement on either front is greatly appreciated. Thanks! Sun, 8 Jul 2007 12:28:33 EST where do you live? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x6621874 I'm loving living in Colorado...where do all of you live? <BR> <BR> Sharon Fri, 18 May 2007 18:50:41 EST New and Waving!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x6559882 Hi I am Heather from Texas mother of nine, the youngest born April of 07...I am also a homeschooler!!! Tue, 15 May 2007 20:30:29 EST Learning Centers/ Tutoring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x6145705 hello all ~ <BR> <BR> i am about at my wits' end with my 2nd grader and math. after a difficult year in mainstream 1st grade, i knew homeschooling would benefit her, and it has. but it's nearing the end of the school year, and she still does not have the basic skills she needs to progress. <BR> <BR> strange, because when we skip simple addition and subtraction pages and move ahead to geometry and fractions, she does very well and is very enthused. but addition and subtraction are killi... Mon, 23 Apr 2007 15:44:24 EST introduce myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x5969156 Hi everyone, <BR> I am so happy to find a homeschooling site. I have 3 children and have been homeschooling for the past 7 years. My oldest child when she reached high school age really wanted to try public high school, so with much prayer and trust in her, we let her. It has worked out real well. Now in the fall child #2 will enter public high school. So that leaves me just homeschooling #3 an 8 yr old boy. I am both sad and excited at the same time. I don't do well with change. I wish they ... Fri, 13 Apr 2007 13:47:54 EST Introduce myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x5967768 I was just thinking there must be a group for homeschoolers, and then here you are. So great. <BR> I am a Canadian homeschooler. I have 3 little people 7.5dd, 5.5ds and 4ds. I also babysit a 3yr for some extra cash. I have been excersicing regularily for a year now, but havn't taken off as much weight as I wanted(actually have no idea how much because I hate scales), so I was very excited to stumble upon SP. I am loving the Nutrition Tracker. I love being at home with my kids and woul... Fri, 13 Apr 2007 12:42:22 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x5745012 My name is Joanne, and I'm a single mom homeschooling my 3 plus an additional 2 for income. I teach parenting and discipline as well. <BR> <BR> I've homeschooled for 7 years (yikes, when did that happen?). I used to host a blog called "The Happy Homeschooler" and am the author of a helpful article called "Bean Dip for Homeschoolers" (Don't worry, it's calorie free!). <BR> <BR> I gained weight while clinically depressed and in a marriage that was failing. I'm about a year out from the for... Mon, 2 Apr 2007 13:11:02 EST spark-a-poem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x5657717 Spark-a-Poem <BR> <BR> My tummy wants pizza for dinner, <BR> My tummy wants ice cream to eat, <BR> My tummy won't get too much thinner, <BR> If I keep finding some way to cheat! <BR> <BR> <BR> OK Home School Moms (or Dads!) I have a challenge for you! How to teach your kids something new while you motivate yourself to get healthy. (we all have learned to multi-task!) <BR> <BR> Solution - Poetry. <BR> <BR> That's right. Write a poem. Teach your kids about different types of poetry a... Wed, 28 Mar 2007 19:11:29 EST Police take kids from parents for homeschooling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x5569337 This message is from the American Family Association. I know that you all stand with me on this one. ;) Just thought I would make you aware in case you didn't know. God bless you for taking action! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> State police take children from parents. Their crime? They were home schooling their daughter. <BR> <BR> Please stand for the God-given right of these parents to freely educate their children as their conscience dictates. <BR> <BR> <BR> This letter is slightly longer than... Fri, 23 Mar 2007 20:11:58 EST Anyone else taking FCATS ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x5194236 <BR> <BR> I am in Florida Virtual Academy. I am wondering if anyone else has to take their state tests. Sat, 3 Mar 2007 10:12:49 EST Hi...finally found you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x4838528 Hi all..posted on the old site, then luckily for me, Kaitlynn found it and told me where to come! I left sparkpeople for a year because of medical events with one of my kids, but I'm back now. I homeschool 5 of my 7 kids (1 has graduated and flown the nest) and I use a canned curriculum. I'm really looking forward to the support/nagging/harrassing I'll need to get 60 pounds off! Thanks for this group. God's blessings, Fiona Sat, 10 Feb 2007 10:18:31 EST Hi, I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x4658689 Hi! I'm a homeschool mom of 3. I just wanted to say hello. <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Kristi Tue, 30 Jan 2007 18:06:34 EST Considering homeschoolin ....daughter is almost 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x4591942 Hello, I have been part of SP for a couple weeks now. I found this team and had to join! I wanted to find out if any of you had any suggestions for beginning to HS a 3 year old (will be 3 in March)? Like, what kinds of things should we be focusing on right now? She's really good with colors and shapes, and is starting to understand numbers. I am still working FT outside the home (was a SAHM until she was 2, but then I went back to work so that we can pay off debt before having another child).... Fri, 26 Jan 2007 12:46:44 EST Hello!! I just wanted to introduce myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x4493499 I'm Dee, a homeschool momma to 3. I have a 10 yod, 7 yod and a 5 yos. They are my soul reason for wanting to lose weight. We have flight benefits and my children are at the age that they *really* want to start seeing the sites. One of the places we'd like to go next year is Hawaii. I'd like to lose my weight long before next year, though. <BR> <BR> So, here's the deal. About 4 years ago, I quit smoking on Mother's Day. I thought that would be a special gift to myself in celebration o... Sat, 20 Jan 2007 14:27:45 EST Sign up here-Valentines Day exchange http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x4426994 Please post your children's name's and ages/grades so that we might be able to pair them up with someone close to it. <BR> <BR> I will need you to PM me your address or maybe depending on what everyone is comfortable with we could just pair them up and they could send each other their addresses???? <BR> <BR> What do you think? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Madison age 4 -PreK/K <BR> (We could send to more than one child) Tue, 16 Jan 2007 15:50:39 EST Is any one near http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x4396224 Hey guys I am as I have noted in the past posts a homeschooling Dad with 3 little ones 3 4 and 6 years old I have been teaching them all since they were even smaller. I am searching for local home school groups that meet up for childrens activities in the lancaster , Ohio area . Any one know of any/ Thanks Chris Sun, 14 Jan 2007 23:40:29 EST Valentines weight challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x4171264 Ok- here is where we will put our weight EVERY Monday morning- like it or not!! LOL!!! We will keep a running tab on our weight loss. <BR> <BR> Here is my start weight: Jan 1st- 214 <BR> <BR> Join me ladies! Hugs, Barbara <em>88</em> Mon, 1 Jan 2007 07:02:30 EST Hi. I just joined your group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x4055211 Hi, <BR> I'm signed up on Sparks yesterday and still learning my way around the site. I am also a homeschooling momma of 6 and have been married to my dh for almost 23 years. <BR> Looking forward to getting healthy with you. <BR> Becky :) Sat, 16 Dec 2006 23:07:45 EST Please read before creating new topics here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x3475870 Hello! Welcome to our group! We would much rather you come introduce yourself and ask questions on our main discussion thread. That way we all get to see them, and we do not have dozens of conversations going on at once here. I am afraid I will miss you if you do not come to the main thread!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> We are also trying to save our new topics spaces, so that we can use them for spacific helps for our group. Like the links topic. It gives us space to group things we may need later. We o... Tue, 10 Oct 2006 06:45:06 EST homeschooling schedules http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x3427907 I would love to know what your schedules are. Any suggestions for how to homeschool while you have a 16 month old craving attention and getting into everything? Tue, 3 Oct 2006 22:51:46 EST Hello everyone! I just joined this team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x3427887 Hello! I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a stay at home mom of 4 kids. I am married to the most wonderful man in the world. This is my 3rd year of homeschooling and I have really enjoyed it. I am trying to lose fifty pounds and having a hard time doing it. I can use all the encouragement that I can get. Tue, 3 Oct 2006 22:48:43 EST Encouraging Words for Homeschoolers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x3356411 hello all ... <BR> thought it would be nice to post our best advice here. <BR> <BR> POST ALL POSITIVES HERE! <BR> <em>67</em> Sun, 24 Sep 2006 23:22:54 EST HOMESCHOOL LINKS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x3325029 <em>235</em> HERE YOU WILL FIND ALL KINDS OF LINKS THAT WILL ASSIST YOU AS YOU HOMESCHOOL. THERE ARE TONS OF LINKS OUT THERE THAT WILL HELP YOU SAVE $$ AS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD FREE INFORMATION TO USE ALSO IF YOU HAVE A GREAT LINK AND WANT TO SHARE PLEASE DO SO. :) <BR> <BR> HAVE A GREAT HOMESCHOOLING KIND OF DAY! <BR> <BR> VALERIE~ Wed, 20 Sep 2006 12:48:30 EST We love homeschooling- daily posts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3947x3323008 Here is our new home ladies!! I think we will be able to do even more here to help each other in our day to day homeschooling journey!! Hugs, Barbara <em>88</em> Wed, 20 Sep 2006 08:44:48 EST