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About jmjs4

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  1. I got Dots yesterday, read through the first chapter, and have the first game set up for today. Should I have my ds watch the video first? Or can I just introduce the activity? Also....do you master each activity/game before moving on? ETA: We did the first activity today (dot patterns w/dice & even/odd numbers), and it went really well! He easily did the activity and passed the quiz. It looks like tomorrow for numbers inside we will need to watch the video together.
  2. Would it be wise to continue a normal math curriculum while also doing the Ronit Bird games/activities. I was looking at either CLE (worked great for my other children), MUS, or Math Lessons for a Living Education (she stated in a FB group that she originally created the curriculum for her daughter that has dyscalculia). We were previously using Math Mammoth. It was going ok, but some of the exercises were just too much for him right now since he has a hard time with mental math.
  3. I am curious....if I go through the those two Ronit Bird ebooks....what curriculum would be good to go to after that?
  4. Thank you so much. I will look into those.
  5. Thank you. Which ebook would you recommend starting with?
  6. Can someone please tell me more about the Ronit Bird materials? Which is the best book to start with for an almost 8 year old that struggles with math? I prefer an hardback book to an ebook. I never getting around to looking at or using any ebooks that I buy. I have the Dyscalculia Toolkit and Overcoming Difficulties with Numbers in my shopping cart on Amazon. Are these books a good place to start? Do they offer clear activities to work on? What manipulatives would I need to go along with these?
  7. My first grade daughter is bored with math programs that are mastery based. I am looking into getting her either CLE, Horizons, or Abeka. I actually have Horizons 1 here, but we didn't do Horizons K and there is a lot of stuff it starts off expecting them to know that she does not. I like that CLE starts at the beginning and assumes nothing. Abeka looks really fun with all the color and variety. Which one do you think is the most fun, and is easy to teach?
  8. My children (1st and 2nd) are frustrated by conceptual programs. No matter how much I try they just produce tears daily. I am wanting to switch to a more traditional math that still has review. Between Saxon and CLE which one do you like the best? We did do the placement test, and would need to start with grade 1 in both.
  9. :/. They started the year in public school, so we got a late start. We got to lesson 12 of AAR 1, and many of those lessons had to be split up into two days. We switched to LOE in March, and got through it in two months. In the beginning we did two lessons of LOE a day, and then when we got to the spelling lists we did one lesson a day. I am committed, and we did phonics/reading daily. I switched to LOE because I heard so many raving reviews.
  10. nm...(thought I was on a different post)
  11. Do you think OPGTR is a good phonics curriculum, or is something like Logic of English Foundations necessary? I really want something simple and easy to get done everyday. I am also considering The Good and the Beautiful level K, or even just ETC with some readers.
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