Homeschoolers united!

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IronMike
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Re: Homeschoolers united!

Postby IronMike » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:59 pm

Elsa Maria wrote:Hello, fellow homeschoolers. I am checking in after an absence on the forum. I have a lot of moving experience, but our move back to the USA was really extraordinarily stressful and time-consuming. More than anything, the homeschool student and I are hoping for stability in 2017.

We are over-the-moon happy with his Russian tutor, and he is progressing quickly. And I have succumbed to the temptation to join him. I am a handwriting geek, and once I found out that Russians usually write in cursive...well, that was the moment that clinched it, lol.


I also love Russian writing. When my kids complain about (English) cursive writing, I think of this meme about Russian:

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Re: Homeschoolers united!

Postby Ani » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:21 am

Is that really how Russian cursive feels? :) I am a complete newbie to Russian but the book I just picked to learn from teaches the cursive with the Cyrillic alphabet right from day 1 and I super love it :)

I want to teach my kids ALL the languages. We can learn them together.
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Re: Homeschoolers united!

Postby Elsa Maria » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:21 pm

Ani wrote:Is that really how Russian cursive feels? :) I am a complete newbie to Russian but the book I just picked to learn from teaches the cursive with the Cyrillic alphabet right from day 1 and I super love it :)

I want to teach my kids ALL the languages. We can learn them together.


Ani, what book are you using? I took the free trial of Russianpod101 to learn the alphabet, and it taught the cursive with the letters. I loved that!

My son't tutor assigned this cursive book to him, and I want to get one for myself.
http://russia-on-line.com/index.php?id_ ... &id_lang=2

At the moment, my homeschool student isn't interested in putting time into maintaining his Danish. I'll keep it in his life a little bit, and it will reside in him somewhat if he ever wants to activate it again. But he is in 10th grade, and is a busy guy. Not at all something I am willing to force.
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Re: Homeschoolers united!

Postby IronMike » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:24 pm

When I first started oh so many years ago, yes, that's how Russian cursive felt. But now not so much! And thankfully I rarely read anyone's cursive as most all I read is in books, billboards, online.

Which Russian book did you pick up?
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Re: Homeschoolers united!

Postby Rhian » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:06 pm

How is homeschooling going? Are you all on summer break? (Do y'all stick to the idea of term-times and 'school holidays'?)
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Re: Homeschoolers united!

Postby Ani » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:15 pm

It's going very well. We school year round because we travel so much during the fall. We do half time school during the summer and half time during our long vacations.
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