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blondeviolin last won the day on January 8 2013

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  1. blondeviolin

    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.
  3. 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.
  7. 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.)
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    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.
  10. 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.
  11. I suggested BA because it was surprisingly a good fit for my similar daughter. Surprisingly. FWIW, Saxon has been the answer to a lot of our math struggles with her. Make sure you take the placement test. If he's not tested into Saxon, I'd accelerate through Teaching Textbooks to get to Saxon.
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    Netflix's Who's Who show

    It's based off the biographies. The show is a bit of irreverent humor, but my kids have loved it today.
  13. blondeviolin

    Writing for a kid who dislikes writing?

    I'd give him a way to record his thoughts - tape recorder, phone, whatever. Have him dictate thoughts to the device and play it back until he's written the thought down.
  14. I'd really look into Saxon. If he can deal with 54, then he might feel better because it says "5." It'd also use incremental teaching and a good spiral. Or maybe keep him working third grade, but use Beast Academy, which would have him ready for prealgebra in 8th, which is a respectable sequence.
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