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  1. It is my understanding that a reading specialist needs a masters degree, but I could be wrong.
  2. I am aware schools have changed a lot ( my husband has been a public school teacher for 28 years). I may try to get a job at a private school and eventually want to tutor dyslexic kids since two of mine are dyslexic.
  3. I passed the Texes core EC-6. I live in Texas. I have a huge 27 year gap on my resume; I worked a few part time jobs teaching tennis camps and gymnastics. No coops. I did teach a few enrichment classes to our small homeschool group as well as run a 4h homeschool group. I have had a full time job in a daycare the last two years.
  4. I am ending my homeschool career and am pursuing teacher certification, I have already passed my elementary one and going to take the special education one in a month. Will it hurt me if I list my 22 years homeschooling on my resume? I am hoping to secure a job for the fall.
  5. Personal development (miracle morning) And special education
  6. $425 per month for 21 hours per week competitive gymnastics, $75 per month ( during season which is May-September) for select baseball and third child is in public school playing tennis so we only spend a bit on privates once in awhile. It's the gymnastics that kills us and thus the reason I work full time while homeschooling.
  7. i am looking for options for my 12 year old dyslexic daughter for listening to text being read. She can read close to grade level, but her comprehension when she reads to herself is lower. When she listens to me read her comprehension is very good. However, I do not have time to read everything to her. She listens to most of her historical fiction and literature on Learning Ally and the library, but she has a science and history text that is not on Learning Ally. I work full time so I am finding it hard to read those subjects to her everyday and focus on the biggies like spelling and writing. ( those take a lot of mom time) Any ideas or am I just out of luck?
  8. I am looking too for my dyslexic 7th grader. I have looked at the ones mentioned plus Liveonlinemath.com and Thinkwell. I am still undecided and open to new options.
  9. Has anyone used liveonlinemath.com? I am looking at the video only course, but I don't completely understand how it works. My dad is dyslexic and needs audio/ video presentation plus I will be working so I am looking for video options. Does the student type in answers in to the computer and it grade them? Does is keep a record of lessons/ tests?( I am wanting something similar to teaching textbooks format) She will be doing 7th grade basic math not pre-algebra.
  10. Discovery education science tech book. Buy through homeschool buyers coop.
  11. We are zoned for the high school that is 19 miles away but live 9 miles from another one. We are right on the edge of the two districts.
  12. Homeschool buyers coop has individual subscriptions available.
  13. I have seen this and love the looks of it, but my daughter doesn't want to do a full year of physics. We like to study several areas a year in science and are finishing this year with physics and chemistry. I wish they had earth and life science!
  14. I have seen this and love the looks of it, but my daughter doesn't want to do a full year of physics. We like to study several areas a year in science and are finishing this year with physics and chemistry. I wish they had earth and life science!
  15. A bit from each. She prefers it that way. I do have a Learning Ally account, but she hates audio books. I do make her listen to some things especially when I work. We have tried both Apologia and Elemental science. Not our thing at all. I am looking into Adaptive curriculum science as a spine since it is online/ video.
  16. Actually I don't think it exists and I don't think I can pull off creating my own because of the time involved with doing that. ( I work part time and have 3 other minor children at home). Supercharge looks great BUT I don't .think I can afford it! My daughter is going into 7th grade, loves science, needs video and/or computer program for the bulk of the work and lots of hands on stuff. She loves experiments and activities but many of them fail when we just get a book and do them. She also doesn't retain nearly as much if I read to her. She is very visual plus I don't have time to read a lot. I want to make it fun and interesting since it is her favorite subject.
  17. That's strange. I just clicked it in my original message and it opened. It is a PDF. Not sure if that matters.
  18. I have been scouring the net looking for materials to teach science next year. Of course I have not come across the perfect curriculum, nor even a good enough one. I did find a great article on how to teach dyslexics science so thought I'd share. https://www.ase.org.uk/journals/primary-science/2010/03/112/2142/PSR112Mar-Apr2010p29.pdf
  19. Do these two have the same content and format? We use Horizons 5 workbook now, but I am considering the SOS because it is the same price. Btw, alpha omega is having a 20% sale till the end of April.
  20. Those of you who have tried apologia audio is it the one from the company or the one on Learning Ally? We have used the ones on Learning Ally and liked them. Actually Learning Ally has quite a few textbooks. Do a search to see if they have any you like. Also wanted to mention something I came across yesterday. Worldly wise has an online option with audio available to those who need it. It looks great and you can get it through homeschool buyers coop for $39.
  21. Probably 5 or 6. She is 12 and reads at a beginning 6 th grade level. What does the teacher manual have in it? It is so expensive.
  22. My 11 year old had it in the fall. Her fingernails and toenails did not fall off until a month later. I didn't realize this was the cause until I went looking.
  23. Is EPS the only place to purchase this? I didn't see it on Rainbow resource website. Also, can you make it without the teacher's manual and readers ? They are expensive.
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