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  1. Interesting. My friend has a daughter in 10th grade at the local public high school. She says her daughter is a straight A student, but shouldn’t be. Our state awards scholarship money for grades and ACT scores to every child. She says the teachers are giving out all the A’s they possibly can so kids can get more scholarship money.
  2. I was very attracted to DH and wanted to date him the first time we met. :drool5: It was at a church function. I was 15 and he was 20. We had one conversation that day. Saw him one more time later that same week at same church, but we didn't speak at all that night. He actually left with another girl closer to his age. :crying: After that I didn't see him again for 2 years when I was 17. It wasn't until then that we had our first date. Within a month or two I was sure he was it. We married a year and a half later.
  3. What is your “fancy†stuff that sounded so wonderful, but never got done? AAS- I’ve tried to make it work more than once. Started R&S 4 at the beginning of January and it’s getting done after not doing ANY spelling for MONTHS!!!
  4. Where do I order these? I'm been reading a few threads about these. Do I need just the readers? Is there a placement test? My daughter would start at the beginnng but my son is a little trickier. He knows short and long vowels, vowel sets, consonant blends. He never wants to sit down and do a phonics lesson. He just wants to "read a story" as he says. Would these be for him?
  5. xtramath.org! I forgot to include this in my list of hits. We are doing this everyday and I'm amazed at how much it has helped with math facts in just a month.
  6. This is basically our first Latin class. We dabbled in the first few lessons of Prima Latina last year, but my grandmother got sick and I was traveling long distance to help care for her. It was the first thing that got dropped. I didn't want to get derailed again this year, so I signed up for the online class to hold us accountable. I think it will be just the right amount of challenge for her. We like it so far, but as the other poster said its still early in the year. Today was the 3rd class.
  7. My 4th grader is taking Latina Christiana through MP online academy this year. She's the oldest so this is our first online class ever. We just started the 3rd week. Yes, typing would really help. She is keeping up, but it would go much smoother if she was a better typist! She is also in a Lit class and it's easier bc they utilize the microphone more. I plan on adding a typing program if not sometime this school year or over the summer. And I forgot to add, the 1.5 hour Latin class passes quickly. They spend a lot of time answering review questions and practicing grammar forms. It's not just listening for 1.5 hour. In my daughters class there is also a 10 minute break.
  8. Hits: CLE Math for 2nd & 3rd grades R&S Math for K'er R&S English 3 MP Latina Christiana Misses: AAS...I know it's popular, we just can't make it work.
  9. My 8 year old son (2nd grade) is just now learning to read. He's a late bloomer and was not ready at 6yo. He wasn't even ready at 7yo. I cried, worried, and wasted a lot of $$$ on Curriculum. He just needed time.
  10. Okay, am I the only one who spent a long time trying to figure which denomination INTJ stood for? 🙄
  11. I agree with everyone else. It's possible I had it done every year from the ages 13-18ish. Expensive though because to do it right it will take FOREVER to roll. My hair was close to waist length. You will basically be their only client for a day and are paying for a whole days work.
  12. I currently have my daughter doing 3rd grade videos and my son doing 1st grade. I thought it would help with all the little ones running around here. I won't be repeating this EXPENSIVE mistake again. :glare:
  13. Well I'm glad I'm not the only one. I was beginning to feel really dumb. Abeka is REALLY good as drilling special sounds and that gave the appearance that she was reading. We dropped the ball with the multi syllable words though. :-/
  14. Now that I'm thinking about it and you've said all you have, *I* didn't actually sit down and teach her the phonics lessons. She used Abeka Academy. So she may have gotten the lessons, they went over her head and I didn't catch it. I didn't watch the lessons so I don't know how it was taught. Mom fail... I read everything you posted and from what I said above I think l need the hand holding. I bought All About Reading once, I still have Levels 1 and 2 in the closet. We didn't like the tiles, so we just dabbled in it. I probably should have said that before now! They need to make an app! But I'm willing to try it again. Even though we don't like the tiles, maybe its what we need to *see* the multiple syllables. Thoughts?
  15. Thank you so much for the detailed response. And the answer is no I don't feel like I know enough to help her without explicit instructions. We used Abeka phonics and I feel like we know the *charts* but the rules for multi syllable words slipped past us! That's where we need work. :crying:
  16. How do you know when a child needs more phonics instruction or "just keep reading" will do. She is in 3rd grade. I'm trying to decide if I should go back and redo some advanced phonics lessons or just reading practice and maybe a phonics based spelling will do. I just had her pick up a Magic Tree House book because I had it on hand from the library, and read me the first chapter. I'm not sure what "level" those books are supposed to be. Words she missed: adventure, absolutely, hordes, whirled, adventure, earlier, magic, grocery Words she read wrong: thumbed for thumped, Amy for Annie, moon for noon, swaying for swayed And she is still mixing up There, where,then, when. She interchanges the pairs. I don't know if any of that information will help, but I'd like advice on what you would do with this child if she were yours. If I think of any thing else I will add it. *She will be doing standardized testing next week for the first time. I may come back and ask again after I get those results back.
  17. I've been married 10 years, have 5 children, and will be turning 30 this year. I don't feel like an adult either. I keep waiting, but I don't think it's coming. I still "feel" like a teenager in my head.
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