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Papillon Mom

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    feminism, agnosticism, philosophy, sustainable living, writing, reading, curriculum angst, napping, napping...zzz
  1. My dd hs'ed until grade 4.5. She is doing fine in a little catholic school now and we supplement with Saxon Math after school and in the summer. Her spelling and handwriting is not improving like I would like. I'm looking at Spelling You See American Spirit to supplement with this summer but would love any advice. She's a good but not great reader and I'd say her spelling and handwriting is very poor for a rising 6th grader. Any programs you guys recommend? Thank you!!! Amanda
  2. I am at a complete loss- there is a tween girl that I'd like to take shopping for first bras and fun clothes that fit but she is much bigger than your average 10 year old but not curvy or developed. She is quite stout but not extremely chunky. The 12-14 size at target is long enough but on the snug side. Where do I go? I do not want anything that says husky or something like that. Please help! Thanks!!!!!!
  3. I'm looking for a first grade spanish language math workbook- does anyone know of a good one? Thanks!!!
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    BOOKSHARK GRADE 3 with Advanced Readers- asking $250 + shipping (I will calculate for interested parties) Readers show some minor surface damage from being taped to the wall. Ready to ship in two weeks June 14, 2015 Cannot help but say how much we loved this curriculum. Best year yet! Very thorough but not grinding. Challenging but not overwhelming. My daughter doesn’t love to read but the books held her attention and she often read ahead- shockingJ Included: Instructor’s Guide for Language Arts, Science, and History History- The Lewis and Clark Expedition The Landmark of the American People The Beginner’s American History If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution Science- The First Encyclopedia of the Seas and Oceans The Magic School Bus-Inside the Human Body The Usborne Science Encyclopedia Real Science-4-Kids Biology Usborne Mysteries and Marvels of Nature TOPS Green Thumbs: Corn and Beans 39 Do and Discover DVD 3 Read Alouds- Swift Rivers Winter Danger Walk the World’s Rim The Sign of the Beaver The Secret of the Sealed Room Justin Morgan had a Horse Carry On, Mr. Bowditch Tolliver’s Secret Johnny Tremain The Witch of Blackbird Pond A Children’s Introduction to Poetry (w/ CD) Readers- Om-kas-toe The Cabin Faced West A Lion to Guard Us The Bears of Hemlock Mountain Squanto- Friend of the Pilgrims The Courage of Sarah Noble Sarah, Plain and Tall Robert Fulton, Boy Craftsman Meet George Washinton Phoebe the Spy Meet Thomas Jefferson The Matchlock Gun Pocahontas and the Strangers Advanced Readers- The Corn Grows Ripe The Thanksgiving Story The Story of Eli Whitney Stone Fox Mr. Revere and I Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia Tikta’Liktak Naya Nuki You will need- Binder, Map, Timeline book- $68.00 Timeline figures- $9.50 Children’s Encyclopedia of American History- $29.99 Language Arts Activity sheets- $13.99 Non-consumable Science kit (good for 3,4,6)- $33.99 Science kit- $16.99 Science Activity Sheets- $13.99 TOPS Radish book- $18.00 Math Program- $varies-approximately ($56-$141) Handwriting Without Tears 3 Package - $21.00 (optional) Wordly Wise 3 - $12.40 (optional) Wordly Wise key- $5.65 (optional) Lyrical Science CD and Workbook Volume 1 and 2- $60.00 (optional) ASKING $250 + shipping (I will calculate for interested parties) check, money order or paypall


  5. My difficult to please daughter is doing really well with bookshark 3. We do it verbatim and I'm extremely happy with the scope. It is working wonderfully for us and we couldn't be more pleased. The la is fabulous! My dd did a research report over 3 weeks of step by step instruction that blew her ES's socks off. The science was lacking evolution but we cover that subject a lot for fun. It was fun and it got done and she learned a ton! I don't care for their personal beliefs - buuut, I don't see a heavy enough influence in bookshark to interfere with dd's schooling- when I see bias, which happens in history, from time to time- we talk about it and dd ends up going on a rant about it to some unsuspecting innocent bystander later on... Pretty funny. it's a great, secular, comprehensive program and it's open and go! Yay!
  6. Oh people, I'm afraid you are amateurs! I forgot to replace dd's tooth with a coin from the tooth fairy for 3 days straight! Not only that but she sweetly reminded me each morning that I had forgotten. On the 3rd day, as I was getting mad at her for not getting up she tearfully said... "But mom, I'm waiting for you to do the tooth fairy!" Yep, jerk mom of the universe.
  7. Any good recommendations about 1600-1700 America? My daughter watches pg-13 movies. Thanks!
  8. First day of grade 3 went well. Longer than I thought but we'll find our groove.
  9. Big box o' Bookshark 3 came this week and we start tomorrow! Fingers crossed this will be a good year. Already tweaking from the get go though... The first dictation assignment is too difficult. Will pull from a reader. Don't want her to get discouraged from the start.
  10. Wow! Looks like a few 4th grade booksharkers. I think we will order the 4th grade too... But waiting a month or so... Can't wait! Is there a yahoo group or forum?
  11. I have an iron-willed child too. It's a difficult balance between creating a tyrant and having unnecessary power struggles that may feel important but really don't accomplish anything. In my experience, leaving a 4yo with a personality like you describe, alone in her room while expecting her to comply with a task that has become a power struggle, while tired... Is not going to end positively. Great that it worked but it doesn't sound like a great template for future bedtimes. I understand where you are coming from, I promise. I have died on many a mole hill, trying to fix a "spoiled child" complex. I now try to use my authority to demand polite behavior, proper school work, effort during music practice and other non-negotiables. These skills will help her in her life, the little stuff slides. When I pushed for more obedience, it felt like I was creating one of those mom/daughter relationships where the adult daughter bemoans a childhood of personality conflict and relishes the absence of the mom-ogre in her present life. It's not that I constantly worry about her liking me because goodness knows sometimes she doesn't, but the good times out-weigh the bad. Rethinking a parenting moment that has not gone as planned and changing tactics mid-way, may feel like losing but I try to focus on the long term relationship not the present battle.
  12. I'd like a fun book to read while dd is at camp. Nothing with too much romance and not young adult fiction. I just finished jk rowling's the silkworm and liked that. Any ideas for me? A feminist theme would be welcome. Thanks a million!
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