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  1. I have a 10 yo son who seems to be going backwards in reading comprehension and spelling. I would like to get him tested to see if he has an LD. My dd was tested twice by a Neuropsych in 1st and 3rd grade because she was having so much trouble in public school (always got As but had so much trouble with writing and spelling). Since homeschooling, everything has resolved itself except for letter and number reversals. I found the Neuropsych test to be very long and stressful, on my daughter and on me. It was nice to get such comprehensive results but it was a long drive, long test and sh
  2. I'm sorry everyone for not replying right away. This has been a terrible week for us: lots of crying, depression, tension, and more pain. We have really been pushed to a limit emotionally and physically. We have done lots of prayer and reading posts by people like yourselves and talking to family and friends and more doctors opinions. We decided, after 4 hours of crying and pleading by my daughter, to finally try the medicine the rheumatologist prescribed. So far the side effects have been bad, but she wants to keep on trying. I just keep praying that I am making the right choices medica
  3. No injury. Started months ago with just a small pain at the spine on the bra line then has spread since then all over her back, shoulders and neck. We have seen an orthopedist specializing in the spine, a rheumatologist, pt, etc, etc. There is no pain management specialist anywhere near where we live.
  4. We have thought of postponing school longer but we took time off this summer and are worried of her not finishing her grade. My dh is even more worried than I am. If it were just me, I would give her more time off but dh says I have learned to completely live my live in pain (with the occasional small break) and chronic illnesses so she can, too. I thought letting work while resting on the heating pad or working orally while her lying down to ease the pain. We also cut any sport or extra-curricular activity that could make her feel worse, but that makes her sad. I feel so awful about this
  5. I also posted this in the K-8 forum. My 11 year old daughter has chronic back pain. She has had for months now but in the last three weeks it has gotten so much worse that she can't concentrate on her schoolwork. We have taken the last three weeks to try to get the pain under control with a variety of specialists, PT and meds but its just not getting better. We really have to get back to school. I have pared down her agenda to the basics: math, science, history, and language arts. I have cut out Spanish, geography, Bible, s*x ed, typing and music. What y'all think? Anyone else in a simila
  6. I thought this might get more coverage in the K-8 instead of just special needs. My 11 year old daughter has chronic back pain. She has had for months now but in the last three weeks it has gotten so much worse that she can't concentrate on her schoolwork. We have taken the last three weeks to try to get the pain under control with a variety of specialists, PT and meds but its just not getting better. We really have to get back to school. I have pared down her agenda to the basics: math, science, history, and language arts. I have cut out Spanish, geography, Bible, s*x ed, typing and mus
  7. My 9 and 11 year olds do math, science (except labs), Spanish, geography, typing, music and reading on their own. I discuss reading with them but I don't read to them. Language arts (we use LLATL) is done with me and part independent and history we do together with the exception of age appropriate historical fiction and encyclopedias, etc. We do Bible and family education individually. Here is what we use: 4th grade: INDEPENDENT Spanish (Rosetta Stone on computer) Geography (Globalmania on computer...I just linked their resources as bookmarks) Typing (Typing Tutor Platinum) Mat
  8. I have one ds in grade 4 and one dd who is almost done with module A. Here are some of my thoughts: The pacing guide for 4th grade is ridiculous. To get him to finish the book he would almost have to do two lessons a week and that was way too much for him. I just schedule one chapter a week. I do spend the time assigning lessons (which I must say is slow and a pain but once I got used to it, it has been fine). I just go to the Teacher Edition online and go to lesson level and then start with assigning the digital lesson for monday, the quiz for wednesday (which he has to review in the
  9. I would be interested in such a group. I have so many medical problems there are too many to list. My major problems are autonomic neuropathy which includes gastroparesis (paralyzed stomach) and postural tachycardia (heart rate too fast upon sitting or standing) and DM. I haven't been upstairs to our homeschool room in about a year. We have adapted and do together work downstairs on the couch. I just went yesterday to get a conversion van because I am now in a wheelchair. It has been hard on my kids since 2009 when most of this started but they have become resilient, compassionate, caring
  10. I love the Hands and Hearts Kit for Colonial America for that time frame to get an idea of life during that time. Fun, quality crafts. A lot of people also love History Pockets. http://handsandhearts.com/handsandheartsearlyamericanhistorydiscoverykit.aspx http://www.evan-moor.com/Product.aspx?CurriculumID=7&ClassID=183&SeriesID=65&TitleID=265
  11. We do 42 weeks of history a year. We have so much fun spending a week on each chapter.
  12. We don't supplement TT. It does just fine all on its own. I agree with pp that the novelty will wear off (or the review) and you will be at one lesson a day.
  13. I like this site: http://www.historicalnovels.info/Young-Adult-Historical-Novels.html
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