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  1. Time Left: 6 days and 9 hours

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    Prices do not include media mail shipping: Science Fact Book $2 Everything you Need to Know about Science $3 Amazing Creatures (hardback) $3 Muse magazines (18 different ones) $15 Tropical Forests $2 Isaac Newton (hardback) $2 See Inside your body $4 Sciencesaurus $3 Archimedes and Door of Science $2 Science Scope $3


  2. Time Left: 6 days and 9 hours

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    Set comes with 2 student editions and the teacher's guide/worksheets on 2 cds. Non smoking home. Paypal only. Thanks! $70.00 - doesn't include shipping


  3. Thank you for helping me look on the bright side! Feeling really gullible right now.
  4. Has this happened to anyone else? I got a call that my daughter signed up for ACT test prep materials - we could preview for 30 days and return if we didn't like if for a full refund ($216.32). Materials received were not quality materials, customer service now seems shady, checked BBB and found they have an F rating and it's difficult to get refunded, etc. I'm kicking myself for falling for it. Website seemed so legit. I've already called my credit card company and changed card number (apparently they charge your card in the future). Plan to dispute it if I don't receive money back. So
  5. Thank you! I'm not sure if we should buy him a laptop or ipad to help with high school next year. I guess maybe the ipad since it has apps? I'll look into Kami and OCR now. Are either of you in support groups for kids with slow processing? I'd love to do more research and talk with other parents who have kids with this learning challenge!
  6. I'm wondering if there is technology to help ds with low processing speed to complete worksheets (ones with questions that require answers several sentences long). Is there an app that can scan worksheets so he can type his answers to turn in instead of writing them by hand?
  7. It doesn't make sense to me either. She made it sound like more of a formality, though. We can put pretty much any modification in place that we need to, it just won't be "official".
  8. This gives me a lot of hope - thank you! I've been waking up in the middle of the night in a panic thinking that I haven't prepared him well for public high school, but it's definitely time for him to have a new teacher. He's really sick of the one he's had since preschool, LOL! His older sister will be a senior, and she's doing really well and loves the school/teachers, etc. I really hope he has a good experience. Thanks for all your help!
  9. I really appreciate your advice! Not sure how they can help him with the bathroom situation. I think it's more OCD than anxiety (he hates germs, dirty bathrooms, etc.). He had a psych evaluation when the OCD issues first made an appearance several years ago. I need to set up another appointment before he starts school so I have documentation. Thank you so much for taking the time to write out the information I need!
  10. My son's handwriting looks like a 2nd grader's (not messy, but large with lots of space between letters). Does your son ever use a laptop for notes instead of the pen?
  11. Thank you for the suggestions! Executive functioning skills are poor. I plan on reading "Smart but Scattered Teens" this summer and hope that will give us some ideas.
  12. I think you might have me confused with someone else - I've never subbed. I was a teacher for several years before I quit to homeschool, so I'm aware of the IEP. I was told we can't get the ball rolling (officially) until he's in class and there's evidence of struggle (see post above). His school has 6 classes per day - 2 of those will be computer gaming classes which I think he'll love. I do think we could enroll him part time, but the school is half an hour away (and I'm still homeschooling our youngest).
  13. I met with his counselor after we received his test scores back (which included some modifications for his classes next year). I was told that his test results were just one of the requirements for the IEP. Apparently, there also has to be evidence of him struggling in the class setting, which we don't have since he was homeschooled. So we can't get the ball officially rolling until he starts school. I was really concerned when she told me that, but she did say the teachers would allow modifications for him from day 1, they just wouldn't be "official". My older 2 kids both had her as a co
  14. Thank you for the suggestions! His high school doesn't allow study hall, so that's not an option, unfortunately. I will look into the metronome work - excited to try it!
  15. My ds is going to public high school next year (freshman) after being homeschooled through 8th grade. Test results showed his processing speed is in the 3rd percentile. I've spoken with his counselor who said his teachers will work with him as far as letting him have a laptop in class to take notes and extra time for tests, etc. Are there any apps or other technology that might help him with these learning challenges? He is taking adderall which is extremely helpful, and he can do the work - just at a much slower speed than other kids his age. Feeling overwhelming anxiety right now, and a
  16. I really think Christians feel a sense of humility when they say, "...but by the grace of God, I (survived, avoided such and such, etc.)." I know when I believed, it felt like the appropriate thing to say when I narrowly escaped something tragic. But now that I'm not convinced that God exists, this phrase REALLY bothers me. A student who would have been sitting in a desk that had bullet holes (Florida high school shooting) happened to leave school early that day. The students who sit on both sides of her were killed. When interviewed, she said, "But by the grace of God, I left school
  17. I take the testosterone and estradiol daily - the prometrium is 14 days per month.
  18. I went through early menopause at 37. Not fun, but thankfully, we were finished having children. There is no breast cancer in my family, but the women are thin and prone to osteoporosis. Neurological issues are also in my family - Alzheimers and Parkinsons. My dr. put me on hormone replacement therapy, which I've been on for 10 years without any issues. Apparently, the estrogen I'm getting is far less than what my body would normally be making at my age. I take estradiol and prometrium (14 days per month) and topical testosterone. I LOVE HRT!!!! I feel normal again. I get a mammogram
  19. I'm also not overweight at 47 (5 ft 5" and 120 lbs), but I struggled with a bloated stomach for a long time. Part of the cause is probably menopause. The change in hormones will cause you to store fat in your belly more than other parts of your body (upper thighs). My stomach has been flat for about 5 months since I cut out everything white - sugar, bread, ice cream and pasta. It was difficult bc I adored those foods, but I honestly feel so much better that I'll never go back. I still eat pasta, it's just made from green lentils instead of wheat. I use stevia and blueberries to sweeten m
  20. I can relate - my oldest 2 kids (son and daughter) went to public hs after being homeschooled K-8th. Some tips: 1. You want him to be in the accelerated classes. I was concerned that advanced geometry would be too difficult for dd with the whole transition to new school anxiety, but after the first day of class, she told me, "Mom, the kids in class talk the entire time the teacher's talking. They really don't care about class or the teacher. They're so rude, and I can't hear what the teacher's saying." I switched her out immediately, and she was fine in the advanced course. She h
  21. I've found this book incredibly helpful: The Practicing Happiness Workbook: How Mindfulness Can Free You from the Four Psychological Traps That Keep You Stressed, Anxious, and Depressed Paperback – April 1, 2014 by Ruth Baer PhD (Author), Mark Williams PhD (Foreword) Link on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Practicing-Happiness-Workbook-Mindfulness-Psychological/dp/1608829030/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501554627&sr=8-1&keywords=practicing+happiness She teaches mindfulness, which is a very powerful tool to help you out of depression. I stopped taking antidepressants at the end of
  22. I'm always so impressed with (and grateful for) Lori D.'s posts because she provides organized links to previous threads with lots of pertinent information about the topic. I'm wondering if she might be willing to provide her master list of organized threads by topic?! For those of you who aren't familiar with her posts, I copied and pasted one below that was in a thread about writing and literature. Incredible!! :hurray: :hurray: :hurray: :hurray: :hurray: :hurray: I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say thank you so much for all your help on the WTM forums!! Definition / b

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    For sale from a smoke free home - teacher manual for Fix it Grammar, The Nose Tree. $9.00 Postage paid to lower 48 states. Paypal preferred. Please pm me if you are interested. Thanks!


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    Good condition from smoke free home $28.00 includes shipping to US



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    4th edition - DVD set in good condition, smoke free home Shipping included for $25.00 PayPal preferred. Please pm me if interested.


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