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  1. Thank you so much for all your detailed responses! I didn't see any notifications so I assumed my post was ignored until just now. To address some of your questions: On math: I had to throw together some sort of curriculum in a very short time frame due to the sudden nature of this school change. I chose Teaching Textbooks mostly because I did not feel comfortable teaching math myself, but I am absolutely taking into account the feedback that I should be actively participating in their math education. I decided not do a placement test for DD13– One of many agonizing decisions I have made so far. She has always struggled the most with tests and I felt it might hit her confidence too hard if she didn’t test up to the level she was doing before. I absolutely hear you @PeterPan on being both math gifted and having a math disability. It is always hard to explain to people how DD13 is both in a more advanced math level than many of her same age peers, and also needs to extra help. She also has ADHD and is at the same time well behaved. No one knows what to make of her! I will take your suggestions and collect some fun math activities that she can do well in. I did a placement test with DD11 and she tested a good bit higher than I expected. She actually tested into the same level I am going to do with DD13, which... well I’m hoping it doesn’t cause problems of it’s own. About the IEP: Yes, DD13 did have an IEP and I absolutely could have fought them on this...again... and probably won, but these fights have been happening with her school every year and we always waste the first months of school with inappropriate accommodations, tears, and money wasted. I was done with all of that this year. Thank for the advice of doing fun things that don’t have to do with disabilities. When I pulled the girls out of their public school I told them they could choose a couple of fun subjects to do this year. They want to take a coking class and learn Japanese (they are casual anime/manga fans). On top of that, they will be keeping up with their regular extracurriculars.
  2. Background: I recently pulled my 8th grader and 6th grader of their public middle school in the middle of the school year. My 8th grader is 2e and the school said she would have to choose between being in her gifted classroom or receiving support for her dyscalculia. That was the final straw after years of fighting for services. Anyway, the curriculum is on its way but I’m panicking. I don’t have any special education in gifted children or dyscalculia. I ordered Teaching Textbooks. Does anyone have experience with that curriculum and kids with dyscalculia? Does anyone have any other advice or words of wisdom?
  3. Hello, I have been a mom for 22 years mom, but I am brand spanking new to homeschooling. I recently pulled my 13 yo and 11yo out of school (while my 17yo DS finishes his senior year in public and my 17 DD starts college). I am looking for wisdom!
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