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carriede

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  1. In my family, rooms didn't change until we launched after college.
  2. I'm using MS for 1st grade this year too! I'm not adding anything, and I think it's complete. I've used it off and on with my older kids, and we all love the videos and activities.
  3. I don't FEEL nervous anymore, not like I did in March. I think overtime I figured out a routine for shopping, brining things into the house, and all that became normal. And while I still don't FEEL nervous, my DH and coworkers are working from home again after having gone back to the office, and we're pulling our kids out of the activities that had started up again (here in GA).
  4. We did this 3 years ago and lived in an apartment in between houses. It was more physical work, but we could sell our house, then take our time finding a house we WANTED to buy instead of HAD to buy. We were in the apartment 3ish months and paid extra to get out of the contract, but we knew that might happen, moneywise.
  5. My daughter was thinking about potential Halloween costumes the other day. "IF there is a Halloween," she said. Then she asked if I could just buy the candy anyway. 🙂
  6. There's a lot of people in need right now. Ask her to pick a charity to donate to.
  7. I use mostly Memoria Press and also Mater Amabilis for their religion and their book lists if I feel I want something different.
  8. I used FLL with my kids. DS10 finished level 4 last year and DD8 is almost done with level 3. They also just finished Latina Christiana together. I'm glad they had FLL first, then Latin. FLL is both thorough and gentle. I feel the MP "Latin to learn grammar" teaches on a need to know basis only. I have First Form with EGR 2 lined up for next year, and after flipping through it all, I feel like both will be easier and make more sense having done FLL. FWIW, I attempted Grammar for the Well Trained Mind with DS10 this year, but dropped it. Too much too fast. I look forward to trying FFL with EGR2.
  9. Help! Starting with which Playlist? They don't look very ordered to me. 🤔
  10. Have you looked into VideoText? You can sample their classes as a guest, and they have a 30 day money back guarantee. The teacher is very engaging.
  11. Cardboard for 24 hours. But if there's tape on there, I let it sit for 72 hours... but you can always wipe down the tape.
  12. Disney+ 2 Kindle Paperwhites Monitor for DH's work laptop, now that he's home
  13. I've been using USPS Click n Ship for a long time now. Yes, I use my kitchen scale to measure. I've never had anything sent back. You do the shipping label first, then request pick up as a separate "transaction". You can tell the postal worker if the box is in the mail box or front porch (or other place). They just pick it up! Saves me a lot of time.
  14. This is exactly the advice I needed. It's so cool that they put a backlight on the basic Kindle. Do you think it's worth getting a case?
  15. We only have 3 devices in our house: laptop, my phone, DH's phone. I'm considering getting a couple of tablets/e-readers for the kids so they can "go to the library". It's really important to DH and me that they'd be only about the books, no games or YouTube etc. What device would you suggest? Thanks 🙂
  16. Another day of homeschool around here, with a St. Patrick/Trinity craft thrown in. We don't pray the Rosary as a family, and I think having these empty evenings will be the perfect time to start.
  17. Public school hasn't been canceled and neither has anything else. We are staying home this week. I expect big changes in the local can't-stop-us attitude as the week progresses.
  18. Which means all of us in Middle GA should close too. So many people travel back and forth to ATL daily.
  19. Wow, thanks for the support, everyone! In regards to ASD, the only reason I mention it is because I have two brothers on the spectrum, so that's my experience with these sorts of issues. Both of them had/have speech problems and both had therapy for it (and their other issues). I also know that communication problems are a hallmark indicator for ASD, but I don't think my son exhibits any of the other indicators. No, I have not had his hearing checked. I don't feel like this is an issue - he never seems to have a problem understanding us. But yes, if were going to pursue other therapies/diagnoses, I know I should have him tested. Thank you all for the advice to schedule this sooner rather than later. He keeps making slow but steady progress, but I do feel he's outside of the normal range. I didn't know it could take so long to get an appointment time. Looks like there's a lot of work to do. Time to explore our options!
  20. My 4 year old shows no signs of Autism or other related issues. But he does not say his words properly. He speaks in complete, complex sentences. He'll look at you when he talks. He knows all the basic letter sounds and can say them as accurately as a 4yo should (from observing big brother's lessons). He hears fine. But he does not pronounce words properly in everyday speech. He's mostly missing consonants. If asked to say it intentionally, he can, when he wants to. I've searched on the internet for therapy type suggestions, but I cant find anything geared toward this particular problem. At this moment he's playing a kids monopoly game with DD8. He understands the rules and flow of the game , can make change with the bank, he can even strategize a bit. I'm just really confused about why this is an issue. I expected that as a 3 yo his speech would develop, and it has overall, but all my other kids were understandable by others by 4. And without any other developmental issues, I'm not sure how to approach this. Any ideas as to the source of the problem or possible fixes? Some examples: "this" sounds like "di"; "sit" is "i" with no s or t; "look" is "uh" with no l or k
  21. I did not wear white, and the girls in my parish did not wear white last year.
  22. Is it this? Student Logbook: https://www.edutaters.com/set-up-guide
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