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by lovedtodeath
Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: We are switching back to Singapore!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: We are switching back to Singapore!!!

Then, today, I went back and actually had him take the placement tests! He tested in 4A...right where we left off! Things he learned in CLE with drill and kill, he couldn't remember at all! Oh my goodness! What have I done???? I did it too. No more switching for me. :wink: My poor Guinea Pig Emily....
by lovedtodeath
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: theory of evolution?
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: theory of evolution?

He found a book about early man at the library today and said to me "this is what scientists think man looked like". So he knows some of it already, he likes to watch Discovery Channel. Oh yes. We have quite a few encyclopedias and science books that speak as if evolution is fact, and the discovery...
by lovedtodeath
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: theory of evolution?
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: theory of evolution?

That's good to know. yeah, Michael has learned a lot about dinosaurs. And actually said today he wondered about that scientists say dinosaurs were here before humans and the Bible says they were here at the same time. I thought we should wait to actually teach the theory too Ken Ham's The Answers B...
by lovedtodeath
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I need help. Bad first day.
Replies: 30
Views: 2301

Re: I need help. Bad first day.

Also used the timer for math today , worked well. I had to tell him if we do this that he may not skip problems, must do them in order. Because he skipped over the mult. problems. So we later tossed a small football back and forth and review the times tables. I think that this is brilliant! Let him...
by lovedtodeath
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I need help. Bad first day.
Replies: 30
Views: 2301

Re: I need help. Bad first day.

Yes, so glad things like physical activity are helping.

We added an abacus to our math work, just to get the understanding down. Emily didn't like other manipulatives (especially MUS) but an abacus is used by math champions so I decided it would be a good idea. It does seem to help when we use it.
by lovedtodeath
Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I need help. Bad first day.
Replies: 30
Views: 2301

Re: I need help. Bad first day.

This is tough to reply to because for us it is very complicated. Finally one day a few weeks ago I told DH I give up and started bawling. I cried for the whole next day. DH had been there and heard our entire interaction... her terrible attitude, not looking at the paper, not sitting up, etc. and he...
by lovedtodeath
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Bigger in 4 days
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Bigger in 4 days

Listening in. :wink:
by lovedtodeath
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I need help. Bad first day.
Replies: 30
Views: 2301

Re: I need help. Bad first day.

We have been through this. I need to type at you later and don't know how to subscribe to a thread. I will be back later!
by lovedtodeath
Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Missing story time books...
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Missing story time books...

I hope you find them!
by lovedtodeath
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Question about Preparing for next year.
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Question about Preparing for next year.

Preparing it is!! :P

I was watching a documentary on Egypt and she was so excited. "That's Israel!" "Yay, they are going to talk about the Pharaoh" etc..
by lovedtodeath
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Son still had a hard time with Thornton Burgess
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Son still had a hard time with Thornton Burgess

The Beyond books should work better IMO they are not too advanced.

My kids don't like the Burgess books either. :?
by lovedtodeath
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: HOD/CM way of spelling with dyslexic child?
Replies: 23
Views: 3741

Re: HOD/CM way of spelling with dyslexic child?

I think I'm really reluctant to try dictation since she has such trouble just getting a word that I spell orally for her written down correctly. Oh duh, maybe if I pay attention! Emily had trouble with this too. I had to have her do a handwriting program (Zaner-Bloser) a year behind and I also supp...
by lovedtodeath
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: HOD/CM way of spelling with dyslexic child?
Replies: 23
Views: 3741

Re: HOD/CM way of spelling with dyslexic child?

Does she need help with handwriting? We had to get some handwriting help before we could do any kind of dictation. See if she struggles to write a word from dictation if you dictate each letter. Then you have more than spelling to address.

If this is a problem then I have more suggestions for you.
by lovedtodeath
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: new here
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: new here

Welcome Annette! I have ADD. We would get along great. :lol: I am looking forward to HOD scheduling everything for me. I am so excited; we are starting next week! :P I use the book "Slow and Steady Get Me Ready" as a guide for what to teach my 3 year old son. I also picked up My Father's World PK pa...
by lovedtodeath
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: HOD/CM way of spelling with dyslexic child?
Replies: 23
Views: 3741

Re: HOD/CM way of spelling with dyslexic child?

From my research on dyslexics (my son is), I have heard and read that only an Orton Gillingham system will really help with reading and spelling. I just wanted to say that there are many to choose from. Wilson and Barton are not the only ones. We have used How to Teach Spelling from the OG website,...