Homeschooling Tips & Curriculum Ideas

Cheri - posted on 09/11/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I homeschooled my 12 year old since he was an infant, as well as other small special needs foster kids and drug babies (72 precious ones).

I currently write family-friendly parenting articles/curriculum on behavior solutions, kid-friendly recipes, arts & crafts, secience & reading for toddlers, health & safety precautions, family outdoor activities & holidays for moms like us!

Published online at AssociatedContent.com search Cheri Majors, M.S.
or Twitter.com/blondygirl
I'd love your feedback after perusing the articles, helpful curriculum, new ideas?

God bless,
Cheri

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Robyn - posted on 09/15/2009

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I definately appreciate your help! I do want to be cautious and make sure that this Community is not selling or promoting curriculumn for personal gain (I've already had to remove one post - and I hate playing the bad guy). If you have something that you think would benefit others, by all means post a link - for others to view at will. Thanks!

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April - posted on 08/25/2011

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I am homeschooling my 10 year old. Its my 3rd year homeschooling him. He just learned to read himself last year when he was 9. We used the K-2 grade Hooked on Phonics. He is reading great now but he is having trouble remembering the work we have done in the past are what we just went over. He has trouble with Math, Grammar, Writing and he writes a lot of his numbers and letters backwards even though he is sometimes just copying them. I am at my wits end and need any advise on how to improve his memory and help him do better in those subjects. He was real good in Math until he learned to read it seems like he forgot one to learn the other. Are do you think he is just messing with me to drive me insane? I am in need of help please.

Corina - posted on 09/03/2010

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do you have any ideas for art for a 5th grader. how about what work studies a 5th grader needs to do

Vicki - posted on 08/15/2010

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Where is the best place to look for the cirriculum that I need for my third grader this is the first year so where do I really begin I am trying to fill out the form A right now and this is confusing me to what they actually want.

Tara - posted on 04/08/2010

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I have a 4 kids and my oldest is nine. He has just in the past months finally really picked up on reading.He did "listen and learn with phonics" , that was a good start and from there just practice , practice , practice. I found that I was too quick to jump in and help him with words, and caused a lack of confidence.I started to do other things while he was trying to read to me like, empty the dishwasher ect.. I listened and encouraged and he relaxed and was soon reading much better.

Emma - posted on 03/10/2010

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Hey there Mercedes
I have seven children, some of my children have been very quick to read and others have been much slower. In particular, our eldest took a long time (she still wasn't getting a grasp of basic words by the age of 8 1/2). I tried reading picture books (the same books over and over again) and alternatively I tried different books but more of them. We tried books for reluctant readers (the kind where some of the words are replaced with pictures during the text). Nothing seemed like it was working. Until she chose a book she was interested in. In her case (and with all of my children) she didn't get it, until she was interested. It was a series of books called "Geronimo Stilton" that got her interested. The books are written so that words that are loud are typed bigger and words that are quiet are smaller and red is typed in red and so forth. She found she liked these books and she came to me one day and said "Mum I like adventure books" from then on she read - now she reads so much I have to take the books away from her so she can get some sleep. We talk about her learning in terms of 'slow to warm up but once she gets it - it sticks!' She feels good about her learning now and is really proud of her own achievements. She just says that sometimes it takes awhile but to stick with it, it's worth it :)

Anna - posted on 01/25/2010

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don't stress, you don't want her stressed..you might get the Handbook for Reading (pretty easy to get used). It has step by step incrementally added phonics sounds that continually build on more...It is VERY thourough. They use it starting in K and again every year through 3rd to build skill and speed.

Mercedes - posted on 01/25/2010

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Hello I'm new to homeschooling and this is our 2nd yr. I have a 7yr.old who is very reluctant to read. We do lots of phonics and spelling, but she will not read. Was wondering if anyone had any advice for me. I have spoken with a few former teachers and her pedi. She doesnt have any learning issues, her eyesite is great, she is just reluctant. I have been told that many children do not pick up reading until 9.(my oldest didnt read until she was nine)But i cant help it but to want her to read like all other kids.

Cheri - posted on 09/15/2009

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Robyn,

I'd love to be able to post the individual articles I write that are homeschool specific, I just don't know how to highlight (link-up) so I posted the whole thing. Not selling anything except when I needed help, no one was there!

God bless,

Cheri

P.S. How to I highlight links on this site?

Anna - posted on 09/14/2009

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Thanks for the free museum day (Sept. 26) tip!!!

I'm letting others know:)

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