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  1. Abecedarian @ElizabethB's phonics chart Phonics Pathways, IIRC, does this but takes several pages
  2. Michael Clay Thompson makes the argument for providing children with quality non-fiction/academic writing for him to absorb and eventually model, so that's what I'd suggest. Depending on your DC, you might have to explicitly point out the difference between academic writing and non-academic writing, or he might just infer the difference. The good thing, as others have pointed out, is that you have time on your side. I'd also argue that this could be developed by listening to (or watching) more academic talks.
  3. Ugh! how frustrating. But at least you now know that it doesn't work for your family. You no longer need to wonder "What if I had TGTB?" If you resell the printed materials and recoup some of the money, then you'll get a bit of money back. Otherwise just chalk up the expense to "Knowledge Gained" and "Mental Time Saved" and move on with life. It's ok to make mistakes, as long as we learn from them, right? That's what we tell our kids!! Just extend yourself some grace ... and some chocolate.
  4. @Janeway the abacus was developed and used in Asia long before your grandma used it in rural America. This post is also from 2016. 😉
  5. The Latin Loaded channel on YouTube? It's not a teaching series, just some fun videos in Latin most likely made by CAP because of the visual similarities.
  6. Personally, I'd put an asterisk by ABeCeDarian. It's open and go .... once you've gotten started. IMO, the learning curve is too steep for my definition of open-n-go. It's going to take some time for the parent to read the introductory pages, to figure out the method of error correcting, to learn the terminology, etc. If someone isn't wanting to research and learn before jumping in to teaching, then I wouldn't suggest ABeCeDarian. Phonics Pathways & OPGTR would be more open-n-go from the "get go." I guess it depends on when one wants to "go". 😄
  7. Since Anki is so well regarded by the Hive, I'd like to start using it. I know it has a steep learning curve, so I was wondering ... Does the Hive have any tips/hacks for getting up to speed quickly with Anki?
  8. @geodob So interesting. I never knew about it, so thanks for enlightening me!
  9. In addition to what others have suggested, you could also try massaging her sinuses like this video. Or try going old school by using Vapor Rub. I hope something works for your DD and feels better soon!
  10. or search for a multipot or pasta pot. here's what popped into my mind after reading your description:: https://www.amazon.com/Cooks-Standard-Classic-Multipots-Stainless/dp/B078MWB6DX/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=multipot&qid=1577730452&sr=8-14
  11. I don't know the answer to your questions, as I've been researching the same topic lately. However, I do know that while it's pretty easy to find a cheap copy of the text & the workbook/problem-sets for the 2009 version of the High School program, the answer key is currently $50-90. So if you want the answers, the choice may come down to finding a reasonably priced *set* of text, workbook, & answers.
  12. you might pack enough cornmeal for your recipe; I don't know if cornmeal is easily found overseas. Along those same lines .... you could pack a jar of Peanut Butter; not exactly glamours though. 😄
  13. Maybe a quarter with Illinois on the back.
  14. As I gather a list of books to read for the Modern History cycle, I see several books offered in both the original, adult version and in a Young Reader's edition. For teens and tweens, are there any particular books where you strongly advocate one version over the other? In your house, do you generally gravitate to one version over the other? (I'm specifically thinking of Unbroken, Hidden Figures, and Boys in a Boat.)
  15. @PeterPan Yes - you're right that the end goal is for *him* to know himself and for *him* to realize that reducing the number of decisions he has to make is one way to deal with the issue. I thought that; I just didn't write it out. 😉. However, I wouldn't immediately jump to the conclusion that this is running form the problem, but rather it is scaffolding. BUT I'm also assuming this is "just" an over thinker and not an underlying disability, which seems to be where your line-of-thinking is based upon. While he works on learning to make decisions in a timely manner, preferably ones that he has complete control, OP could be making other decisions for him -- say the ones that require her involvement. In the example of menus, he'd have to, at a minimum, get his mom's OK on it (not to mention having someone buy the food ahead of time).
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