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by Tansy
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Pencil grip issues
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: Pencil grip issues

You did say he had a quadruped grip like 4 finger grip? He may be shifting to the wrapped thumb because his hands have grown up and that isn't comfortable/working anymore. But I'd be as mystified as you :-) I hold my pencil in a 3 finger grip... Now I wonder if that is write... pun intended... I'm s...
by Tansy
Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Pencil grip issues
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: Pencil grip issues

To help the child relax so they aren't working so hard. Make sure there feet are flat on the ground/footstool. No feet dangling, stick a foot stool or stack of books so the feet can push down as they write. I know it sounds odd but it works to help them relax. Place a pillow behind them so they are ...
by Tansy
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Pencil grip issues
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: Pencil grip issues

I have had a lot of experience with this. My daughter had trouble with the triangle grips. We had much better success with the claw. link to cheapest one I found on internet. http://www.especialneeds.com/aba-and-autism-pencils-and-grips-the-writing-claw.html?utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=cpc&utm_...
by Tansy
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: masking tape issue.
Replies: 15
Views: 912

Re: masking tape issue.

oh no!
I just peeled off masking tape number line from 2 years ago thank goodness it was only laminate!
by Tansy
Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: We just can't catch a break!
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: We just can't catch a break!

As my sister always says.... When you can't reach your expectations.... Lower them

Then when everyone is healthy and motivated double up a few days :-) it will be all right...
by Tansy
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: CTC Unit 16 Watercolor Tutorial
Replies: 0
Views: 1135

CTC Unit 16 Watercolor Tutorial

http://gardenforsara.blogspot.com/2013/ ... it-16.html

all I can say is these paintings just get better and better, my favorite thing to paint over and over again ... I'm in heaven!

Oh and a note No paintings for Units 17 & 18. Back with more for unit 19!
by Tansy
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Unit 14 CTC Science
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Unit 14 CTC Science

we dug down deep and found some in the compost pile.
Walmart often carries worms in the sporting good section.
by Tansy
Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Goals before Christmas break
Replies: 11
Views: 747

Re: Goals before Christmas break

We just finished Unit 18 I wanted to be on 19 but were really close. Yes I am behind on my blogging :-)
taking 2 weeks off and starting 19 in January. We will probably spent one month working on Fridays to add an extra week of vacation to our schedule. But as of now we are on vacation.
by Tansy
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help choosing curriculum - Bigger Hearts or Preparing Hearts
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Help choosing curriculum - Bigger Hearts or Preparing He

I would say combine in Bigger since its such a hefty year I'd not want the younger one to miss it. Then totally beef up bigger with more reading and narration practice for the older one. If she is struggling give her accommodations till she is up to speed. I hope you find the "ease of use" a good fi...
by Tansy
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Am I the Only One Who Has.....
Replies: 55
Views: 25721

Re: Am I the Only One Who Has.....

we x out the T/I/S box in Pencil... a big x like that would give me hives! Only because we are contemplating adopting again. I want it to be legible for anyone down the road.
by Tansy
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Another water color tutorial is up...
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Another water color tutorial is up...

I call this one my day of disasters...

http://gardenforsara.blogspot.com/2012/ ... orial.html
by Tansy
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Suggestions for my situation?
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: Suggestions for my situation?

I would not push the Adoptee to be on target. I think your plan of keeping them with younger crowd is a good plan. Keep doing all the attachment activities as "school" with them. I have a "young" 13 year old and take it from me trying to get them "on age" is just asking for heart break. Getting the ...
by Tansy
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Different maths for different kids?
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Different maths for different kids?

For a long time I had one in Singapore and the other in Math-U-See or Hays or...fill in blank... trying desperately to find something that worked for DD1. Which eventually was this odd program called visual math which, happily can be used in conjunction with any math program. This year I have both o...
by Tansy
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: How is Emmett?
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: How is Emmett?

I love your Dad's response praying for him! That Chemo is such nasty stuff.
by Tansy
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Question about Extensions
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: Question about Extensions

For us in CTC I'm using the storytime books as the extension package, DD1 listens in and then reads it her self and she gets an additional written assignment on the extension book 3 days a week. Some days it's a paragraph or a comic strip or spoken and I scribe, then give it to her to type up. She t...