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  1. I will try to write more tomorrow, but wanted to recommend The Daily Poem podcast by CiRCE.
  2. AoPS Alcumus is free. Also free videos that coordinates with the texts on the AoPS site. Pre-A and up Eddie Woo has great videos on YouTube for math as well. CNN10 has free daily kids news. CiRCE posts a daily poem on their site- Duolingo is free and offers a lot of languages. Seterra is a great free site for geography.
  3. I think just reading widely and listening to audiobooks at a higher level than reading ability can't help but improve scores. I’ve never heard of How does that site work?
  4. Any particular thing you use to test their knowledge or offer the student for these reviews?
  5. I second this. When we come a topic my son doesn't understand and I am unable to teach it and we cannot or don't want to wait for ”Professor Daddy” to explain it we’ve been able to find (usually) a multitude of videos on YouTube that explain the topic. When he was little we went down the math picture book rabbit hole. Many of these titles are listed in SWB’s WTM book. Maybe you could watch some videos and then teach a few concepts? I have seen a lot of fruit from this.
  6. Was it just to be a cute photo op? Obviously the toddler isn’t preparing the bottle and mom/dad/caregiver was nearby to take the photo(s).
  7. Any British humor? I loved watching Mr. Bean when I was younger.
  8. We are about 50 lessons into Getting Started With Latin. My son has does well with it. For a time I was adding all of the practice sentences/vocabulary into Anki App on my phone for him to use. We haven't used the Anki deck as much as I'd like. I forget about it, honestly. Our routine at the moment is my husband who took 4 years of Latin in high school teaches our ds on Monday evenings 4-5 new lessons. Then he makes flashcards to review the grammar/vocabulary throughout the week. Since my husband started making the flashcards to review I think our Anki has fallen out of use. Now I am behind on adding stuff to his Anki deck. I guess his DuoLingo practice is just for more exposure. It only adds a few minutes to his day. My husband is frustrated it is in Classical vs. Ecclesiastical pronunciation, but it's not enough of a hinderance at this point to avoid the program. I have looked at Picta Dicta for added vocabulary practice as well, but never took the plunge to purchase it.
  9. Now that you've all had a chance to do it for a few weeks what do you think?
  10. It's been live more than a week now. I’d love to hear what everyone thinks. My son has an 8-day streak now.
  11. Very fascinating. My son now 10 is 2E, they diagnosis was specific learning disability-reading, but he doesn't seem to have much issue with reading now. He is very much a visual thinker. He still has much difficulty with spelling though.
  12. Most programs have placement tests. If we use say Singapore for awhile then want to jump to AoPS I can look at their ”Are you ready for ___?” test. We also use Khan Academy course challenges to see what if anything he has missed in a grade level. My son is accelerated and sometimes he will work on a grade level and seem stuck for a bit then we switch to a different format and he has a jump in understanding. Then will plateau again, etc. We jump all over, but we have printed out all the math standards from our state Department of Education and use Khan to help make sure he is solid in all areas. He might get stuck or bored with a topic then want to jump over to geometry/trigonometry then back to preA/A. So placement tests help a lot. Also just having a wide assortment of math resources available. Sometimes he likes to go backwards and work on speed or 100% accuracy. I guess this is similar to SWB on reading saying to complete below level, instructional level, and advanced level readings.
  13. Can someone explain to me why the income standards like that of U of Chicago says for a family with an income of 125 or University of Washington in St. Louis 75k (they say no loans will be apart of the financial package) is not based on income/family size? This makes no sense to me. A family of two (single parent plus child) with 75k vs. a family of 6 with annual income of 75k are totally different scenarios. Our student loans, taxes, and health insurance premium is a sliding scale based on income/family size.
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