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  1. blondeviolin

    Dr. Hive - scoliosis?

    They didn't measure. Just laid him down and felt based on (what looked like) his ankles. The first to flag it was a med student who was with the doc. It could have been an astute student or it it could have been easily noticeable. I measured with a measuring tape and I did find a discrepancy. The shoulder was visible with him standing straight and they did the lean over test thing, but they've done this at well visits without flagging... His X-ray just threw me. His spine looked pretty dang straight. They did a "scoli study" and a hip series. Hopefully I get the results soon. Regardless, knowing these are military docs and the mil system, it sounds like I should request he see an ortho doc.
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    Which math should I use?

    If he likes Saxon, I'd stick with just that. It's a proven method. I'd likely play with math in other ways and let him just read the BA guides for fun. Or, conversely, put him a year back in BA. This'd make it "easy" and confidence building in its own right. Following BA's sequence, he'd be ready for algebra in 7th, which is still "ahead."
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    Dr. Hive - scoliosis?

    It runs in my family. I took my son in for a limp and the doctor noted that one leg felt longer than the other. His shoulders also appear uneven. They sent him for an x-ray and we are waiting on results. The tech let him see the films and it did not look like he had a spine curvature. Is that something a lay person would see on an X-ray? When I google it, even the "slight" X-rays seems obvious there's a curve.
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    Where to pause SOTW to add year of US History?

    We actually are doing just the same this year. Though, were not pausing. We're just using SOTW 3 as a read-aloud. My oldest is using Notgrass's America the Beautiful and my littles are using VP's explorers self-paced.
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    s/o genderism and lesbian erasure

    I must be dumb, but I thought that was a hallmark of the LGBTQ movement? How is it offensive to not be sexually attracted to a person?
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    Grammar for 5th grade

    We did FLL 1-4 and then took a break from grammar for 5th. She used her grammar in Latin so she had no problem picking back up when we started GFTWTM.
  7. Somehow I didn't catch that Dumpling Mother was dreaming. My first impression was just that it was weird. We LOVED Incredibles 2, though. I love how it cautions against excessive screen use and how we are hypnotized by our screens. I love how Helen could participate as the primary breadwinner without Bob being put down for hanging with the kids. And I love how Bob doubles down to get the job done so Helen can do hers.
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    Revisiting housekeeping for the millionth time

    It's not really. It's now accessible via web platform, but she's not planning on resurrecting the app.
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    Epidural/Spinal Block question

    Not really. I had one epidural that worked. And it was downhill from there, ending with a botched one and leaking fluid. #6 was natural because I didn't feel like dealing with the mess.
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    Scheduling Saxon Math

    We do tests and investigations on the same day and school four days a week. Saxon ends up with 132 lesson days and our school year is 144. (We do coop on Fridays that we don't schedule other work for.) I appreciate that it fits in so nicely.
  11. My kids are on a screen fast right now. They do well. But, when they're not "unplugged" (as we call it), they only access screens half an hour a day after a mom-designated chore is completed. The only exception is facetiming friends. (We're mil so their friends are thousands of miles away.)
  12. blondeviolin

    Article - Why Johnny Still Can't Read

    I didn't question the sight words recommendation because we were in that information dump after an evaluation. I hesitate to deviate from what the evaluator recommended, but he's doing well with beginning phonics and phonemic awareness is an IEP goal of his so I'm sure it's not hurting. 🤷‍♂️
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    Article - Why Johnny Still Can't Read

    Interesting discussion. My 5yo goes to special ed preK and they work a lot on phonemic awareness. However our district relies on a "blended" approach that's sight word heavy. For this particular son, the neuropsychologist and SLP both recommended sight words. He's learning phonics almost easier than a lot of the others. HOWEVER, he doesn't have as much vocab comprehension due to the processing disorder.
  14. I avoid conflict a lot. I'm a very anti-drama, you-do-you person. For a number of reasons, my son just switched swimming clubs. We liked the owners and his coach at the old club. We tried to talk with the head coach about certain concerns, but ultimately we felt like he wasn't getting what he needed out of practice and the next level couldn't/wouldn't coach him. Now I feel like we are traitors when we're really just trying to do what's best for him. And I don't like hurting the other team. They were good people. And it will hurt them as he was the top scorer for his age group. And he will have to make new friends with this new team.
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