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  1. Thank you!!! Yes my mind has been made up as far as hey, she has some issues, but I didn't know the direction to take. Thanks for saying it's okay to read everything to her besides her reader!*!*! I have Math U See, Beta through Epsilon, and shen I started she didn't like it! I think i might have started her too remedial, because she was just not having it. She can follow math if I explain and personally teach, but the methodology is beyond her. For example, she still can't add 10s or 100s to a number easily and uses her hands - but she can do equivelant fractions and multiple digit multi
  2. YES I highly suspect ADD (or ADHD inattentive I think now it's called?) We live in southern California. I plan on making a general appointment with her PCP amd talk through all this. I've been asked before by her like, is there any other concern? But I always figured they meant healthwise and she's a good kid honestly. I think that's why she's been sort of passed over at school, she's cute and sweet and in the 50th percentile so it's easy to look her over I suppose compared to more obvious cases. I knew public school had certain requirements for testing and wanting to test,
  3. Hello. I have a 10 year old niece who we've been caring for for 5 years. Something has always been off about her learning, but I was in denial in the early grades, and then dismissed by her teachers in 2-4 saying she just needs time, read more, etc. I read to her, she reads to me, every single day and she still reads at a 2.5 grade level. I swear, I work with her, ALOT and the gains are minimal, and short lived. After the crisis schooling, she did better emotionally at home and I've chosen to keep her with me, and she agrees she likes the personalized attention better. However, now that she's
  4. I liked that you mentioned important states versus capitals because some states have a few major cities, but the capital is meh, like CA. I agree too with knowing general location and regions. I think I'm going to formulate something based more on that.
  5. I'm wanting to teach, or introduce, the 50 states to my 5th grader next year. I'm wondering what you consider pivotal info as far as knowing about the states. I don't ever remeber learning the capitals (I still don't know them....), and only learned to name all the states and location in about 10th grade, but I remember feeling lost as far as geographical location in historical contexts throughtout school. My daughter is a more struggled learner, she tends to learn and then accidentally combine or mislabel info later on. She also has a really poor sense of continent/country/state/city, and poo
  6. Thank you for your kind words! They are 10 and 6, and you're really reminding me to take it easy. Since my 10 year old was struggling in PS, I keep wanting to shove in as much as possible hoping it'll stick but you're right, it's a marathon not a sprint!
  7. Gosh I have so much to do I feel overwhelmed. Im HSing for the first time officially this fall, but plan on teaching though the summer to catch up and introduce us to the routine. I still don't have an official plan for teaching through the westward expansion over summer. I know what ideas I want, but no books or activities. I still haven't solidified the next year as far as supplemental material, and the summer math isn't working as expected. I got Math U See... DH10 hates it! I'm planning to do Khan Academy to work through missed material, as was the goal for summer. Also, I wanted to
  8. So I've bit the bullet and will HS my 10yo DD next year for 5th. I *think* I'm sold on Bookshark E - she loves non fiction history, and we'll both enjoy the time together. My issue is that reading this forum makes me think I'm failing her and my 2 others (who are staying in PS) because what y'all are teaching your kids compared to mine and what they know. I know comparison is the theif of joy, I am just scared HS will hurt her more than it will help her. She was adopted by us at 5, without knowing her numbers, letters, colors and was our oldest, so I didn't know how off that was, s
  9. Evan Moor's daily word problems
  10. I hope someone has an answer. I got Beta through Epsilon for my K and 4th grader.... Mostly to fill gaps for my 4th and I'm finding it really hard to navigate because she knows about 75% of each curriculum and I don't know where to start.
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