Comments for Not Before 7 http://www.notbefore7.com Life as a Homeschool Nightowl Sat, 15 Sep 2018 19:34:36 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Comment on Homeschooling Teens: One Mom’s Transition by Mary Wilson http://www.notbefore7.com/2017/02/22/homeschooling-teens-one-moms-transtion/#comment-1398 Sat, 15 Sep 2018 19:34:36 +0000 http://www.notbefore7.com/?p=1372#comment-1398 Melanie,

There are no easy answers for this as each family is different. I guess I would look at what they want to opt out of and I’d examine if it is necessary. If it is for their ages, then I’d let them know that until 7th (or 8th) grade, school includes _____. I have two schools in our house in my mind – below 7th and above 7th. The 7th graders are an anomaly and I just survive them. (LOL)

For the most part, my daughter has opted out of fun stuff such as poetry teatime, read aloud stories, chalk pastels, and Around the World Stories. My younger set doesn’t want to opt out of these things.

This year, I had a talk with my oldest and let her know that I had a book for all of us to read together and it was really HER book, so she had to be there. It is “Learning How to Learn” and the tips are for teens. It gave me a full family activity that focused on the older kids but the youngers are picking up some great habits as well.

You just have to take it a year at a time. I guess I would mainly focus on why they want out?

Mary

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Comment on Homeschooling Teens: One Mom’s Transition by Melanie http://www.notbefore7.com/2017/02/22/homeschooling-teens-one-moms-transtion/#comment-1397 Sat, 15 Sep 2018 13:27:04 +0000 http://www.notbefore7.com/?p=1372#comment-1397 ]]> Thank you for this perspective!
Yes! Teens are different!
I have 2 teens & 7 younger ones. My question is what do I do with the younger ones if the older ones are not required to participate?
The question I hear from my 3rd, 5th, & 6th graders is, ” Why do I have to do this when he/she doesn’t have to do it?!?”
How do I deal with making the younger one participate when the older one ‘get out of it’???
I’m stumped.
Any suggestions are appreciated.😊

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Comment on A Homeschool Mom Teaches WWI History by Melissa Buss http://www.notbefore7.com/2017/04/13/a-homeschool-mom-teaches-wwi-history/#comment-1368 Tue, 04 Sep 2018 04:50:02 +0000 http://www.notbefore7.com/?p=3378#comment-1368 Just ran across this….https://www.facebook.com/HistoryDailyPage/photos/a.1660356167516854/2188495171369615/?type=3&theater

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Comment on Homeschooling 10th Grade: Our Plan for My Oldest by Mother of 3 http://www.notbefore7.com/2018/08/30/homeschooling-10th-grade/#comment-1367 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 23:20:52 +0000 http://www.notbefore7.com/?p=4451#comment-1367 Pinning this mainly so I can remember to check out that awesome sounding Chemistry course!! 🙂

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Comment on The Graphic Novel Choices for our Homeschool Year by Mary Wilson http://www.notbefore7.com/2018/07/21/graphic-novel-homeschool-year/#comment-1364 Sun, 02 Sep 2018 01:03:17 +0000 http://www.notbefore7.com/?p=4416#comment-1364 You are welcome!

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Comment on Homeschooling 10th Grade: Our Plan for My Oldest by Mary Wilson http://www.notbefore7.com/2018/08/30/homeschooling-10th-grade/#comment-1361 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 19:39:11 +0000 http://www.notbefore7.com/?p=4451#comment-1361 We didn’t use it when my kids were younger. I was very happy with Singapore. We switched for Pre-Alg and above. We didn’t use the DVD’s as I was a math teacher so I taught the lessons, but I was never happy with how very little word problem practice was involved. There wasn’t enough higher level thinking IMO. I know that many families have children who do well beyond high school math, but I had concerns. We thought we would try something else this year. We’ll see how it goes! You have to find what works best for your kids and I will say that “if it isn’t broke, don’t try to fix it”.

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Comment on Homeschooling 10th Grade: Our Plan for My Oldest by Katie W http://www.notbefore7.com/2018/08/30/homeschooling-10th-grade/#comment-1360 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:05:03 +0000 http://www.notbefore7.com/?p=4451#comment-1360 My younger son is currently using teaching textbooks. He is only in Math 6 at the moment. Do you mind telling me what you didn’t like about the higher math in the curriculum so I know what to look for when we get to an upper level.

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Comment on A Homeschool Mom Teaches WWI History by Melissa Buss http://www.notbefore7.com/2017/04/13/a-homeschool-mom-teaches-wwi-history/#comment-1358 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 04:44:10 +0000 http://www.notbefore7.com/?p=3378#comment-1358 I think you should start a facebook group page for people who are covering it this year maybe?
I am hoping you can see this. I just ran across it, it looks like it’s from a newspaper its a drawing of “The Cost of Equipping a US Soldier” Let me know if you can’t access it, and I can email you the graphic or someting…. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212468034764652&set=gm.2813881458683679&type=3&theater

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Comment on Mom Guilt: Yeah, I’m Over It. (mostly) by Mary Wilson http://www.notbefore7.com/2017/06/21/mom-guilt-over-it/#comment-1357 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 12:56:50 +0000 http://www.notbefore7.com/?p=3632#comment-1357 Yes. You are going to do GREAT! They are so young. Have fun. Relax. Love on your babies. <3

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Comment on Using eBags on our Cross Country Trip by Mary Wilson http://www.notbefore7.com/2016/05/31/using-ebags-on-our-cross-country-trip/#comment-1356 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 12:46:55 +0000 http://www.notbefore7.com/?p=1526#comment-1356 Yes! A system makes the whole thing so much easier.

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