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  1. Oh , and as far as the splinter skill discussion. I don't think the balance benders was something he was just good at... it has taken some practice... we would talk through when he would make mistakes... and he would really examine it and figure it out... but because it doesn't require reading I do feel like it is one of those things that he has gotten good at in a short time. And yes, he is very "bright".
  2. should be im ctopp So I don't think she used the CTOPP... this is what it says under "Evaluation Procedures" Parent Clinical Interview Dev Hx Questionaire BASC-3 ADHD-5 parent forms CDI-2 Self Report (depression) MASC-2 Self Report (anxiety) WISC-V KTEA-3 (Educational Achievement) Beery VMI-6 (Visual Motor Integration) She states that "Select sub-tests from the Kaufman Test... were administered to assess current level of academic achievement. Tests specific to dyslexia were also administered and yield a Dyslexia Index score, which calculates an overall
  3. So I’ve gone through and read a bunch of threads about ADHD and slow processing and a bit on dyslexia but now would like some input 🙂 We just finished getting my soon to be 9yo son tested and I think I’m struggling with knowing how to put together a plan from here. His WISC Scores: VC 130 98% Similarities 16 98% Vocab 15 95% VS 108 70% Block Design 12 75%
  4. If she LIKES it and is looking forward to it that much, I would strongly encourage you to finish it! It's an excellent program and the resale value is good. Any program that is good quality and that my kiddo really buys into I think is a win. (and make sure you ask for box art 🙂! )
  5. What are you hoping for? or not wanting? I'm using it for the first time this year and we've enjoyed it, if you have a more specific question I can try to help. (although we've only done 2nd grade) I've heard it starts off more CM and becomes more classical but I'm not sure yet. If you are looking for lots of memory work, that is not found in MFW... there are poems and scripture to memorize and they do a timeline. Otherwise I'm not sure what you mean....
  6. I haven't bought anything yet but for now the plan is: Bible/Science/Lit/Geography/Art/: MFW ECC, with lots of great books and my own list thrown in too. Math: BJU 3 Language Arts: LLfT 3, Finish AAR 3 and possibly do 4 (we're getting testing done for possible dyslexia next month unless the pandemic interferes), AAS 2 maybe 3, we're finishing up HWOT Cursive Kickoff and I don't know if I should do another workbook of cursive or just have him start writing in cursive more and monitor his form closely. Other: Mind Benders, Balance Benders, Analogies ... if we finish these w
  7. Usborne Very First Reading books are like this. My son enjoys them.
  8. I think BJU is still your best bet, if they like the characters etc especially. If you just started, I think it'll ramp up more as the year goes on and it'll become more unfamiliar so may take them a little longer to catch on. You'll just really have to cut back on the lesson plans... I know it's written for a classroom and I think any teacher would really be picking and choosing very carefully what to use their classroom time for.... Another idea... if they get the concept just let them do the page without "teaching it" if you notice they didn't really understand it, you can then teach the
  9. Kind of in line with the cut flowers but how about a potted plant or hanging basket for their front porch? I don't know how much people would use it nowadays but I would have appreciated a self-inking return address stamp with our last name and new address....
  10. I am somewhat loathe to recommend it but your oldest might really like Math Lessons for a Living Education. From what I hear they are a bit "below" level but it sounds like you are okay with your daughter going at her own pace. And you will find people that absolutely love it. My son is a bit younger but we found RS moved too fast for him and ended up supplementing with Horizon to add in more review... he wasn't a fan of games as review. I am switching to BJU this year because I feel like it is still conceptual enough to help him really "understand" math but has more review, there's a story
  11. This year I'm using MFW (2nd grade) so I have made a book list on Google sheets of what I can get from the library and home for book basket and read alouds for each week so I can just reserve the books online and pick them up and not have to research it each week. The books I have at home I've put in order of use on a bookshelf. Also have made a master list of extra activities (or substitute activities) for each week and also written them down on lined post-it notes and put it in the TM at each week. I'm also buying everything I need for crafts, science etc for the first 17 weeks. (I'm expe
  12. I love my Contigo Autoseal Chill but just got my son and my dad the Coleman Autoseal and love it even more! You can do both cold and hot in it unlike the Contigo and the lid is so much easier to keep clean. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076JJK2PQ/ref=twister_B07G1YCDX5?_encoding=UTF8&th=1
  13. I'm having a baby in September so my usual eclectic ways are going to have to take a break. We are ordering MFW Adventures so that will take care of a large chunk of our curriculum... hubby will be taking over some of the schooling and I (he) need something open and go. DS will be 8 this summer. Bible, Hx, Copywork, Art, Music Appreciation, Read Alouds, Book Basket : MFW, also adding a bunch of D'Auliere books and got the Beautiful Feet guide if we have the time and energy to dive into that. nope won't have time for that! Science: MFW and probably will order 6 months of
  14. Brighty of the Grand Canyon - I think would be perfect for a 4th grader. https://kidstravelbooks.com/best-childrens-books-for-a-trip-to-the-u-s-national-parks/
  15. My son is very leary of writing too, I picked up a book called Games for Writing by Peggy Kaye and have found that it has some fun ideas that are not so "boring" as the copywork I normally do. My currently bookmarked page is making a story map.... another one I saw was making a menu for a monster cafe... it's more like getting them used to the idea of writing being part of their world and contributing to their story making and play. We have had some fun with Rory's Story Cubes too.
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