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momma aimee

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  1. i don't see how a reading test can test or rate intrest -- so i am wondering it is just another term for grade levei but more or less the same
  2. I have been searching about the Net, and posted here, about testing reading level (or assessing might be a better word) I have noticed some places talk about reading AGE and other reading grade level what is the difference as bet as i can test my soon-to-be-8 year old son's 'reading age' is 6.9 ...so i assume that would mean he is behind his "average" age peer?
  3. thanks i am starting to see that he maybe "over achieving" to do as well as he is doing.
  4. question about reading: Is there a good way to 'test' reading level? I want to know if my son is reading on grade level or not. i know he needs more confidence; but he is in 2nd grade and i'd like to know if he is reading 'on average' with his peers or if he is really behind. Anyone know of a way to do this?
  5. i nursed both boys past 3. with child #1 AF and fertility returned at 8 weeks pp. i was honesty not over the emotions of birth :) so i didn't notice any PMS. But then with number 2 i didn't get a AF till month 18 and no; i never felt what you are describing -- but everyone is differnt
  6. my 2nd grade son is 7 and almost 8 -- he is 2e and we don't have a good DX but it is something like GAD/ ADD and OCD -- he is rather emotional (better on medication) he has tested, 2x, as gifted. his IQ is not super high, but it is within the gifted range he is working on grade level in everything he is compliant (mostly) and does his work. he however never seems to excel and he never seems to spreed though it and he never asks to do more. he still makes many number (but not letters) backwards and his handwriting is HORRIBLE. he is not a strong read, though he does seem to be getting better, finally. i am not seeing ANY "giftedness". Am I not challenging him enough, what does that even mean? should i be pushing more? HELP
  7. thanks Ladies :) I aways get the support here i need
  8. working up a unit summary / fact sheet for a 2nd grader on "founding" of the North American land Mass (going to do Native American next). What facts would you include -- i am thinking Viking in 1000 AD (Leif the Luck) up to 1590 (the Lost Coloney of Roanoke) next unit to start with Jamestown ( We have read several books; but i am trying to come up with "What i want him to remember". Nothing too intense; but i feel we need a summary before we move on to Jamestown and the early settlements i am using a ful curr for math, science and phonics and so on -- :)-- i am trying to just read a lot of history to them, they are young, but i want to be sure we are "pulling out something to remember" too. Thoughts: 1000 AD to 1590 -- Vikings to the Lost Colony of Roanoke -- what would YOU pull out to be most improtant to "take away from this"
  9. i have a kindy and a 2nd grader (both boys) this fall. I am looking for a good heath curr for them. I'd like one that goes through the systems of the body and talks about how each works (and maybe and how to stay healthy). I am trying to avoid something that is just 'wash your hands" and "how to be a friend if you know what i mean. Anyone have any suggestions? work books are fine...
  10. I could have written every word of that post!!!
  11. Title says it all. i thought i had it all outlined, now i am second guessing my Bible choice -- thinking it is too easy and i want them to learn a bit more and i am afraid what i had chosen will just be the same old stories ......
  12. I was set on http://www.clp.org/store/by_course/17 from Sonlight, but now i am not sure. Maybe something a bit more academic? they have both been though the "days of creation, let's color the pictures stuff a few times now -- I know i can't do anything too complex, but maybe something a bit more challenging? I am not sure yet thoughts? What are doing?
  13. i had never run it to it before, but the one here where we are now has a limit of 10 per card. i got both boys cards -- so we can get a total of 30 buttttt we are always maxed out and juggling what to retrun to get new ones. I use my card for school and a novle or 2 for me and the boys get to pick their's for their card --- it is annoying and i feel pointless
  14. i have never seen abcya -- i will look at it today
  15. any one able to give me any insight? are either of them worth paying for (we do free starfall, is it worth it pay for the membership)? anyone used ABC Mouse? thinking of computer stuff Kidny kid can do while 2nd grader works with me at the table
  16. i bought a ream and am happy with it I know he will just have to make a switch at some point, but i like the size and the lines for him since he is still struggling with letter formation
  17. thanks everyone. we continue to practice reading everyday I need to worry less his non-verbal LD is not officially dx yet since he is not 8 (this is what PhD told us) ... I DO need to find a professional to hold my hand and advise us
  18. you are all wonderful, i had no idea there were so many options
  19. i have a new 2nd grader who i feel is behind in reading; i know at that age there is a lot of "difference" in reading levels but he doesn't seem to be "running away with it" he seems to pick up the rules ok, but he can't recall them when we are reading, there is no fire starting and he is not taking off on his own in reading (I didn't start really trying with him till 1st I will be starting a lot harder with his younger brother in Kindy). When i was in 2nd i was reading my mom's Stephen King books. i am wondering if i should be thinking about getting him some extra support. a reading group or reading class or i don't know -- i really don't know what i am looking for i am just worried he is behind in reading and i am failing him. i mean he kinda can read but he is not taking off and reading on his own. should i get him a tutor? should i look for something for him? should i just keep on keeping on and trust he will "catch fire" and "take off" in his own time?
  20. what paper do you use for your 1st / 2nd grader? I need to order / buy some writing paper and i am not sure what to get --- he will be in 2nd in the fall but handwriting is a real weakness and he struggles with it i was looking at :http://www.amazon.com/School-Specialty-Handwriting-Paper-Dotted/dp/B003U6KX1W/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1372178961&sr=8-4&keywords=school+writing+paper
  21. thanks everyone we know we have a loooong ways to go -- just thinking about it at this point.
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