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Ruth Smith

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  1. Hi! I am hopeful to do a quick end of summer astronomy and then visit our local telescope. Any resource suggestions?
  2. My 9 year old son has dyslexia. We have been doing a math program that requires reading the directions and jumping from one math concept to another throughout each day’s lesson. ( example: add triple digits, count money, work with fractions, skip count etc.) I believe it would help him progress and master math if we focused on one type of problem at a time. Is there a math program that meets this need? Thank you!
  3. Hi! My oldest child is a social butterfly. My second is the opposite. I believe that she can be taught skills to help her be more communicative with others but I don't know where to start because this comes natural to most children. She is 15. She doesn't speak much even in our home. (just a quiet natured person) When we are around others (even those she knows well) she doesn't give people a warm fuzzy feeling because she is so non-talkative. I want to teach her & help her with this. Any suggestions? She is good to smile because we have talked about that for years.
  4. Hi! I bought MFW K from someone who decided not to use it. I need creation pages 1&2. These are just the illustrated numbers for days 1 &2 of creation. Does anyone have an idea how to get just these. Thank you!
  5. Hi! I have been trying to contact you about your MFW Adventures set. Please email me about how to pay you. Cari smith3140@aol.com

  6. Hi! I need suggestions for American History. I am hoping for a good skeleton with project ideas. I will use it with a K & 5th at the same time...so I want to add more reading for the 5th grader. Any ideas?
  7. Hi! I am wanting a History program that my 15yo dd can teach to my K & 5th grade kids. I am leaning towards American History and think that Winter Promise seems like the best fit but I have never tried it. I would like the program to be fun with good retention/review and projects. Any recommendations?
  8. I am looking for a video that gives an overview of World History. Any ideas?
  9. hi! I am looking for a good overview course. DD is taking a heavy load in the fall but I want to squeeze in Shakespeare and Brit lit. Any recommendations?
  10. Hi! I am interested in this text written for high schoolers but I can't find it anywhere. Any ideas? From what I can tell they have a 3 book set for middle grades and a 1 book covering all of world history for high school. Right?
  11. As part of our home Spanish class we are memorizing Bible verses in Spanish. I don't know how to say the references. In English I would say John chapter three verse sixteen OR it would also be said "John three sixteen" How would I say this in Spanish? Thanks!
  12. When I cleaned ds's (almost 4yo) ear tonight with a Q-tip it was very waxy and he cried. I was being gentle. The alarming part is that the q-tip had a little fresh blood on it and he really cried. This was fallowed by a drop of blood coming out of his ear. He seems OK now. Should I be concerned?
  13. Last year I printed off the nicest form that had little boxes to check off assignments and space to record lab and test grages. Now I can't find it to print out for dd#2. Anyone know about this?
  14. HI! How many lessons are on each dvd in this set? Thanks!
  15. Is there a managable list - about 2000 words - the most frequently used words used in English? I have taught the rules - I will try again but it really doesn't help. I think we could memorize 2000 words by the end of her HS career. Is that a good idea?
  16. Hi! My 3 girls have been consistantly not doing well on the spelling portion of their yearly testing. Of course - this is obvious throughout the year too. I have tried to work on spelling with several different books. My 10th grader tests college level on everything except spelling is at 5th grade level. My 9th grader tests the same and my 4th grader tests at 2nd grade level. I am doing something wrong. I am willing to put any amount of work into this problem this year. I am thinking of teaching all 3 together daily and going through All About Spelling. Any suggestions?
  17. HI! I want a dvd spanish. Can you recommend one of these over the other? Thanks!
  18. Hi! I need another teacher around here! :0) I am really excited that I found out about Mr. Rosenhoff here because an instructor seems to take some of the weight off the kids compared to doing it all on their own. I try to be very involved in the Math and LA departments but I would love to find some good DVD instruction to help them through history. I am leaning towards American History for next year but that is not essential. Thanks!
  19. Hi! I am floundering here. I am considering either a light history course to satisfy grad. requirements or a good course to prepare for the CLEP exam.
  20. I need to cover American History in 1 year HS level. I am looking for a good course that will not be too time consuming because our American Lit. course is going to take so much time and energy. I was even thinking of choosing one intended for younger students so it would be easier. Any ideas.
  21. Has anyone used these lecture dvds that go with the high school studies. Can you review them? Thank you!
  22. Hi! We are not into technology here at our house but I want to buy a video camera to remember special moments before my little ones are grown and gone. Anyone have one to recommend or a good site to read up on them...I also want an editing program I think.
  23. Our homeschool group is doing a country day. Each family presents a country. We chose Mexico..I thought ya'll might have some good ideas of projects, internet resources etc. Thanks!
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