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EKS last won the day on January 26 2013

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  1. Could it be a lymph node?
  2. A that age, both of my kids read for pleasure for about an hour per day. They did it before bed. They were also assigned reading for school that they did during our lesson time, which probably totaled a half hour. ETA: I should mention that the reason they did the reading in bed was because the alternative was going to sleep. In other words, they felt like they were getting away with something 🤣
  3. When my son was 7 he was evaluated by an SLP and I think she said something like age 7 or 8.
  4. In most cases, I think that it is more of a teaching issue than a learning issue. As in, the teacher is afraid they won't detect the gaps until it is too late (or won't detect them at all because they've offloaded math instruction to a textbook or program). Instead of making the kid tread water, a far better use of everyone's time would be for the teacher to get up to speed enough on high school math to feel comfortable filling gaps on the fly when they're encountered.
  5. At this point in the game, there is no excuse for not issuing N95s to every person in the United States.
  6. This: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/01/why-arent-we-wearing-better-masks/617656/
  7. I absolutely agree with this. I was the kid who was going to be a poet and a musician and a painter who wasn't going to need math ever, so I failed prealgebra and had to take it again in summer school, failed Algebra 1 and took it again in summer school, failed geometry and took it again the next year, and got a D in Algebra 2. I ended up majoring in biochemistry, which is as math heavy as chemistry. I was at a major disadvantage. As far as being ahead in math goes--if the kid isn't hopelessly confused, it is far better to press on, even if they are ahead because that way you can
  8. I used to work at a Goodwill donation station, and someone once "donated" a kitten.
  9. My father was diagnosed with this back in the early 1930s. Apparently he wasn't talking as a toddler or if he was, no one understood him. According to my grandmother, after the doctor clipped the frenum, my father immediately started to speak in full sentences. As far as I know, there was no therapy involved other than the surgery.
  10. My son was well prepared for Derek Owens's prealgebra course after finishing 5B.
  11. The grades were all As. The difficulty level of the courses was adjusted so that they were working in their zone of proximal development--so challenging but not a huge stretch. As an example of this, my older son did regular geometry while the younger one did honors geometry. Both got As in geometry, but the course descriptions were different. If I had a student for whom regular high school work was so challenging that all they could manage was a B or C, I would have approached grading differently.
  12. I decided that in our homeschool grades on the transcript would indicate mastery. So grades are not an indication of the student's executive functioning, for example. I explained this in our school profile.
  13. We used the name of a mostly unknown hyperlocal geographic feature. I decided not to use our last name or the word homeschool in the name.
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