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Old 09-10-2020, 06:12 AM   #21
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My wife spent many days and hours learning the program and is teaching without any major issues. A lot of the problems lies with the teacher.


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Old 09-10-2020, 12:23 PM   #22
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Well, we finished week one.

Online learning for younger kids is a total joke.

Not knocking the teachers. I understand they're out here trying to get a check, but there's nothing you can do with 5/6/7 year old kids in front of a computer.

I really hope we get back to it sooner than later. Happy that my Way of the Fist situation is working out so far. I got a full work week in for the first time in almost 6 months. Going for two next week. Even got some demolition on the docket. The world don't stop, I got to keep, keep on.
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Take advantage of it while you can. Teach your own kids. Don't let them be part of the indoctrination complex. I had to deprogram my kids of a few things. Whether I was successful or not will be seen in the future.
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He's 4. I just try to get him completely worn out by the end of the day. Today he was so tired he asked if we could just go straight to bed as soon as we got home. Mission accomplished.
We'll worry about indoctrination later. Unless the wicked left has slipped some new letters into the alphabet I think he's safe for another year or so.
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By now he should be able to recite the whole alphabet in order, numbers up to at least 10. Should be able to read simple passages and spell simple words. He should know his own home address and be able to tell it to you. Should know his first and last name and be able to tell it to someone along with mom and dads home. My grandson just turned 3 and can do all of this.

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He's good. He can read and write. Obviously not an author, but he's alright.

Kid's sharp. If he's anything like me, he'll be the smartest kid in his class without trying until middle school. Hopefully he takes after his Mom after that. She continued to be the smartest. I was content with average after that. hah
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Turns out I don't like book lernin.

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I like learning, books are one way to do it.

If written information is effective for the topic, I'll go with paper books every time.
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It was a chit show when my kids school shut down last year and I had to spend all evening every evening teaching school off of you tube.

We were moving her to either The Griffin School in Austin or Faith Academy in marble falls this year but decided to skip the chit show this year

So I started looking for a teacher, planning to pay a pretty good chunk and let them teach from my house.

My dad came to me with a suggestion -

We turned an outbuilding on our company compound into a school house for my nephew and oldest daughter, and signed them up through Freedom Project Academy for school. They have a teacher on Adobe Connect a few hours a day and the rest is home based. Very advanced, both had to struggle to catch up but did. Latin, Anatomy, Geography, English, Spelling, Handwriting (cursive) Literature, and Arithmetic for the 10 year old.

My dad is running one house right now and pulling dumpsters, and teaching school 6-7 hours a day.... I spend a half hour every morning and an hour an evening studying anatomy and latin to take it off his hands, as well as flash cards and having her read to me.

My mom and sister and law teach the 4 year old in our office, they take turns. My mom still gets out billing and payments and runs the office and my sister in law still does purchasing, selections management, selections and design work. They teach her about amercian history, spelling, reading, math etc...

They say the pledge(s) every morning

I run sales, estimating, budgeting and coordinate design, handle the business side and my brother runs operations with a superintendent and runs the projects. I project manage any commercial work, one project right now and since my old timer super I used for commercial is staying retired I got my father in law to be my on site supervision for that project. This is 12 weeks this week from ground up and we are two weeks out from finishing

My dad seems to be very content with what he is doing, and beyond committed. Its pretty amazing he has both the aptitude and the willingness to do it.

Pretty amazing really, they have no idea how blessed they are and im very grateful for what they are doing. Selfless people

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It was a chit show when my kids school shut down last year and I had to spend all evening every evening teaching school off of you tube.

We were moving her to either The Griffin School in Austin or Faith Academy in marble falls this year but decided to skip the chit show this year

So I started looking for a teacher, planning to pay a pretty good chunk and let them teach from my house.

My dad came to me with a suggestion -

We turned an outbuilding on our company compound into a school house for my nephew and oldest daughter, and signed them up through Freedom Project Academy for school. They have a teacher on Adobe Connect a few hours a day and the rest is home based. Very advanced, both had to struggle to catch up but did. Latin, Anatomy, Geography, English, Spelling, Handwriting (cursive) Literature, and Arithmetic for the 10 year old.

My dad is running one house right now and pulling dumpsters, and teaching school 6-7 hours a day.... I spend a half hour every morning and an hour an evening studying anatomy and latin to take it off his hands, as well as flash cards and having her read to me.

My mom and sister and law teach the 4 year old in our office, they take turns. My mom still gets out billing and payments and runs the office and my sister in law still does purchasing, selections management, selections and design work. They teach her about amercian history, spelling, reading, math etc...

They say the pledge(s) every morning

I run sales, estimating, budgeting and coordinate design, handle the business side and my brother runs operations with a superintendent and runs the projects. I project manage any commercial work, one project right now and since my old timer super I used for commercial is staying retired I got my father in law to be my on site supervision for that project. This is 12 weeks this week from ground up and we are two weeks out from finishing

My dad seems to be very content with what he is doing, and beyond committed. Its pretty amazing he has both the aptitude and the willingness to do it.

Pretty amazing really, they have no idea how blessed they are and im very grateful for what they are doing. Selfless people

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Its been nice. I do history, religion, some reading/spelling, some math. Wife does the rest. It really isnt super intensive and the whole idea of the curriculum for the first year, is learn to learn, together. Its designed to keep them on the same level of academics as the public school system so if they go back they are perfectly equipped (academically).

We definitely dont run a super tight ship. Kids listen, know what boundaries can be pushed and what cant. So, they know my biggest thing is to get them to critically think, cause if they can do that, they can learn anything. So, theyve come up with a new strategy of trying to learn something in a way outside book form. If its good enough, I allow it rather than the book.

My Dad takes my and my sisters kids once a week for tech class. He teaches my son how to draw 3d renderings and mess with the 3d printer and my nephew to weld. My daughter and niece usually hang out with Nana, probably doing way more productive stuff, hah.

We are planning on once a month at my shop for 4 hrs of shop class, once a month at my sisters for Ag class. Supplement them with my dad doing vocational stuff. We'like to get some kind of weight training going but I would need to clean out the shop office. Rach says buy the equipment because its the only way to get me motivated for something I dont want to do.

We'll hold off on the weightlifting class and see if this thing is feasible as is. As of right now, its glorious making our own schedule around family activity. Can adapt on the spot.
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I had not planned on my 5 year old learning striking along with reading this year, but here we are.

Kudos to the MMA instructors for doing the job NJ public schools would not and allowing me to get back to work full time.

Fear does not exist in this elementary school, does it!?


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Jaws, your Dad sounds like an incredibly useful guy to keep around! Hope you're paying him well. lol
It's also super cool that your kids are going to get some Latin. Sounds weird, but it's one of the most useful things I've ever learned. If you understand where your language comes from, you gain so much insight into everything around you. I didn't even take Latin. My Mom did in college and when I was growing up she taught me how to pick apart words to find the etymological roots. Incredibly helpful.
So great to hear that at least ONE kid is getting some Latin in 2020 America.



So the other day I'm standing there and my kid runs up and punches me in the gut. He's literally never done this before. Just straight up runs and me with his angry face and hits me then stands there grinning ear to ear about it. I mush his face back and he resumes running around the house like a crazed monkey. I say to my wife, "What the hell was that? He just ran up and hit me. Where'd that come from."
With all the clarity in the world, she goes, "I don't know, maybe there's a correlation between that and you sending him to school at a Karate Dojo."

She might be on to something. Turns out the Way of the Fist may have real world consequences.
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At least some states use books and curricula in public school which don't directly compare to private school or homeschool materials. The net result can be being held behind in a subject like math because public school it may be a calculator class and traditional isn't.

They'll also introduce probability and statistics in a completely wrong way and in the wrong context.

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