User Profile: homeschooler

homeschooler

Member Since: September 27, 2010

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  • December 18, 2012 at 8:48am

    We took our kids out of the public system for the reasons this teacher left.

    For anyone wanting a little insight on what we used that put them way beyond even private schools:

    In Math:

    Singapore Math – all the books per grade through 6th grade (very, very easy to homeschool with)
    Life Pac series – switched to for 7th grade on

    Some homeschoolers like Saxon Math, but I found that Singapore was by far better and easier for them to learn from especially for a homeschooler and parent.

    Our boys skipped through to Algebra II honors starting at one of the most competitive all boys’ private high schools in the country in their freshman year and have been in AP Math since.

    For English:

    Sadlier-Oxford vocabulary
    Wordly Wise (Educators Publishing Service)
    Easy Grammar (Wanda Phillips)
    Daily Grammar (Wanda Phillips)
    Reading Comprehension (by Jane Ervin)
    Jenney’s First Year Latin

    If you start there, you are so far ahead of the public system you will think you should be a teacher yourself! Trust in yourselves more than the school system. You are more capable than they are, and they know it!

    Our oldest was on an IEP, and we took him out after 7th grade. He’s applied to one college so far (Iowa State) and not only got in, but he received an academic scholarship.

    Do what is best for your children America – get them out of the public schools!

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  • November 9, 2012 at 8:13am

    I am by no means a quitter, but everyone needs to be clear on this one fact. This election was stolen. Swing states that had been red before the election went blue. Why did that happen? Illegals, voter fraud, and computer controlled vote counting.

    If we want to ever get this country back, we need to relentlessly pursue honesty in our voting.

    How we will do it with most everyone in power being a democrat will take creativity, tenacity, and a ruthless mindset with that one goal in mind.

    I’d like to suggest when they next bring up amnesty the bill include something along the lines of if you pay taxes you may vote, any amnesty disallows those people from voting at least three election cycles, anything…

    Democrats always throw a zinger in a bill conservatives don’t want to sign. We need to do the same.

  • October 31, 2012 at 8:05am

    I just sent the Red Cross an email on their site under comments/complaints asking if Andrea Mitchell is now their spokesperson. I suggested they tell her to apologize for her statements or they will not receive another donation (in my case clothing, not money) from our family again. I also let them know I’d let everyone I know to do the same and why.

  • October 11, 2012 at 11:07pm

    My take away from tonight.

    Joe Biden is without class.

    Primarily, his chilling order “to get out of the way” meaning republicans.

    Think about that.

    So much for the two-party system.

    Forget our Constitution with its checks and balances.

    Just GET OUT OF THE WAY….

    No, Joe, YOU GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!!

  • October 4, 2012 at 11:47am

    Would someone please let the Romney campaign know how dictorial Obama sounds when he states anything to the effect that we need to lower taxes to give the middle class some extra change in their pockets.

    IT’ IS OUR MONEY!!!!

    He basically defines us as beggars on the street waiting for the government to slide us a buck or two!

    You are spending it like drunken sailors!

    IT IS OUR MONEY!!!!

    Good. Grief!

  • July 27, 2012 at 2:33pm

    Barney Frank kept getting elected in MA because his voting base was a hodge podge of cities and towns that voted heavily democrat. During the last election cycle, Sean Bielat ran on the republican ticket and came very close to winning.

    When Congress became a republican majority in 2010, Barney Frank’s territory was drawn the way most voting blocks are drawn. Barney Frank decided he wouldn’t run to keep his seat in 2012. Personally, I think he was asked to step aside.

    Sean Bielat is running again. Guess who is running on the democrat ticket… a Kennedy.

    If you want to help us here in MA, please donate to Sean Bielat.

    Thank you very much!

  • July 4, 2012 at 6:20pm

    I am sick and tired of this!!!!!

    The excuse of causing confusion with absentee voters is ridiculous.

    In MA you are in the minority speaking English and paying for your groceries. Everyone else is speaking some other language and using a welfare card to pay for their full carts of food.

    ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!

    Either you are a citizen and have some skin in the game by paying taxes and voting or you are not!!!!

  • August 23, 2011 at 6:07pm

    Me too!

  • August 23, 2011 at 6:02pm

    We live on the Cape. I was sitting at the computer working, and the doors to the computer cabinet were moving just enough for me to remember afterward it was not my imagination. I was swaying slightly and thought I was having a strong dizzy spell until I finally figured out what had happened. I can’t say it was an enjoyable experience.

    While people are commenting that the country would be better off without the western and eastern coasts, try to remember the people who live here suffer enough walking amongst the majority of this country’s liberal mentality. It isn’t a picnic.

    The biggest threat to our country is not tornadoes and hurricanes that will be talked about in the news this evening. It is the people vacationing off our shores in Marthas Vineyard.

  • July 19, 2011 at 2:44am

    Ann Curry interviewed the Dalai Lama either before obama became president or at the very beginning of his presidency. She gave him a black baseball hat that had the name obama in silver sequins across the front. He put it on his head. Ann was beaming so proudly at him. It was such a touching moment….

    That was all I needed to know about the famed Dalai Lama.

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  • July 10, 2011 at 6:17am

    I don’t know if anyone else mentioned this here, but the lighting looked dim in the restaurant in the picture. How in the heck does a person see the label of someone else’s privately purchased bottle of wine without a set of binoculars?

  • June 10, 2011 at 12:14pm

    Ann Curry interviewed him a while back.

    She brought a black baseball cap as a gift.

    In silver sequins, the name Obama was spelled out across the front .

    He put it on. That told me all I needed to know about the famed Dalai Lama.

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  • June 7, 2011 at 12:23pm

    Homeschool.

  • May 24, 2011 at 9:47am

    I am beyond tired of hearing his inappropriate comments. They are not funny. How many people do you know that make jokes about causing physical harm to another human being? Never mind the fact that he does it on a national scale!

    How’s this for a joke? Stick a fork in me – I’m done with this president!

  • May 5, 2011 at 11:01am

    I read an article about how Mr. Malloy made a comment that he wished Navy SEAL 6 would make a visit to George Bush.

    I sent an email to him and received an automated response from his show.

    My conclusion judging his email is that this man and his show are off the reservation.

    He should invest more time in another automated response as the writer failed to know that the proper way to spell God is with a capital “G”. I’m sure that was unintentional…

  • April 29, 2011 at 9:26am

    Best wishes to William and Catherine!

    I, for one, am thankful that traditions are being held firm in these uncertain times.

    I wish our British ally well. May there be a day when the bust of Winston Churchill is received back in our White House. May there also be a day when we have a President who is respectful to our friends in England, and may that President be on the invitation list for Harry’s wedding.

    Long live the Queen!

    In reply to the story Slideshow: The Royal Wedding

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  • April 29, 2011 at 7:37am

    When our local public school system notified the town that they would start charging for our children to ride the bus to their public school, there was outrage. Everyone said, “If they do that, I’ll drive my kids to school.” The following year, everyone included myself and a handful of parents.

    My son’s sixth grade science teacher was well known for talking about his disbelief in God and how he celebrated “moon phases” not holidays. Why was it okay for a teacher to preach his disbelief in God, but it’s not okay to talk about your belief in God?

    I have heard through several sources that in our local public school kids text their answers into their HONORS class teachers – so that if they get the answer wrong they won’t be embarassed.

    Girls within the school are “making out” with other girls in the hall. Gangs own hallways. Teachers and students know those hallways and won’t go there. This is not an inner city school.

    Drugs are rampant. Suicides in teens are happening with more and more frequency.

    We tried to work with the school. We tried to figure out a way to make it work.

    My son’s fifth grade classroom had a boy in it that had a violent criminal record. He was sent to a school for six weeks to get back on track before coming back to completely disrupt the rest of the class for the remainder of the year.

    People are leaving our town in droves.

    We started homeschooling because we couldn’t afford private schooling. It was the best thing we could have done in our situation where the public school families had no idea and seemingly don’t care what is going on.

    Too many parents are too busy keeping up with the Jones’s (where we live) to care.

    The public school’s textbooks are archaic. When you homeschool, you find materials that are so easy for them to learn from you wonder why they aren’t using them in public school.

    Parents – we need to love God, our children, and our country more than anything else and do everything necessary to lift our children up – they are our future.

  • April 7, 2011 at 9:02am

    While I can appreciate what Mr. Trump is doing by making this president’s questionable eligibility more credible than most people can, I think everyone needs to remember that Mr. Trump is a Clinton cheerleader and a lover of ivy league education. Those two facts coupled with the fact that he has no problem with declaring bankrupcy in business and start with a clean slate is not someone I would feel comfortable with leading our country. I would strongly suggest people look at his past and understand that he is a Democrat who will run as a Republican and may end up running as an Independent.

    In Massachusetts during our governor’s race, we had a man who was a Democrat run as an Independent. His sole purpose was to make it possible for us to suffer another four years with Deval Patrick (Obama’s best friend and fellow Democrat). In Massachusetts, we had a state healthcare bill forced on us. We are the test state for all things that will happen on a federal level.

    Please, please, please, don’t fall for Mr. Trump. Support his questions about Obama, don’t support him for running for president. He is not worthy under scrutiny.

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  • April 7, 2011 at 8:56am

    While I can appreciate what Mr. Trump is doing by making this president’s questionable eligibility more credible than most people can, I think everyone needs to remember that Mr. Trump is a Clinton cheerleader and a lover of ivy league education. Those two facts coupled with the fact that he has no problem with declaring bankrupcy in business and start with a clean slate is not someone I would feel comfortable with leading our country. I would strongly suggest people look at his past and understand that he is a Democrat who will run as a Republican and may end up running as an Independent.

    In Massachusetts during our governor’s race, we had a man who was a Democrat run as an Independent. His sole purpose was to make it possible for us to suffer another four years with Deval Patrick (Obama’s best friend and fellow Democrat). In Massachusetts, we had a state healthcare bill forced on us. We are the test state for all things that will happen on a federal level.

    Please, please, please, don’t fall for Mr. Trump. Support his questions about Obama, don’t support him for running for president. He is not worthy under scrutiny.

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  • March 29, 2011 at 3:08pm

    Is it my imagination, or do they spend all their time getting a sound bite right down to one word?

    Gosh, I thought was marketing…

    Did we vote for marketing personnel or senators?