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  1. So far so good! My 6th grader has transitioned well at his private school. What I like best is the classroom size. There's a total of 12 kids. He's taken the responsibility of making sure he completes his homework and small projects. The teacher doesn't give too much homework and that's a plus in my book. I am keeping an eye on his math work and grades. It seems like he's a little lost at times. I started out giving him work to do after school but it seemed to be a bit much with everything else we had going on. I may try to implement extra work again when we get back from break. It's going to be another busy season with basketball practice and games.
  2. Everything was a hit with my boys! DS12- Longboard, Dr.Dre Beats, Super Mario Maker, skate shoes, skate socks, new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, Guiness World Record book 2016 DS11-iPod Touch, Dr.Dre Beats, skate shoes/socks, Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, popcorn maker.
  3. Before you know it he will be ridding right along. It took my son about a week to get a hang of it.
  4. I got my entire house pained a few days ago and I'm also getting wood floors installed on the 28th. Merry Christmas to me!
  5. Target has the KitchenAid Professional 5 Qt. Mixer KV25G0X on sale for $169.99. http://m.target.com/p/kitchenaid-professional-qt-mixer-silver-kvgx/-/A-15762024
  6. I'm new to afterschooling also! My oldest is still homeschooling but my youngest started 6th grade at a private Christian school. I know we will listen to MOH 1 audio in the car. I'm not sure what else I'm going to use just yet. I would like him to stay ahead in math and possibly do Latin or some vocabulary/word roots program Any suggestions?
  7. Oh Elizabeth, I was gifted the book a few days ago. I'm hoping to start reading it later tonight. My son does fit the criteria for the program. It's very costly😠but he has a scholarship that could possibly be used towards the tuition. The instructor has 5 years of experience and seems to be passionate and knowledgable. One would have to travel to Canada for a few weeks for the training and certification. That's not something I can do right now. The private school is very accommodating. Because my son is homeschooled he can attend half day M-Thu from 12-3pm. He would still be able to go to his homeschool co-op classes on Friday. At this point they don't offer a summer program or after school program.
  8. There's a local Christian school in my area that's starting the ArrowSmith program this fall. If you have any experience or feedback on the program I would love to know. Thanks
  9. There's a local Christian school in my area that's starting the ArrowSmith program this fall. If you have any experience or feedback on the program I would love to know. Thanks
  10. My family went about a month ago. We had a blast!
  11. We knew there was something else going on with my 12 year old son other than dyslexia, dysgraphia, and CAPD. His scores were all over the place! Here are some of his scores and the diagnosis. His verbal scores were in the superior range. WISC-IV-IQ Scores Perceptional Reasoning 73- 4% Working Memory 74-4% Processing Speed 73-4% Full Scale IQ 92-30% GAI 92-30% WRAML-2 Under visual memory he's scores are weak in design memory. verbal memory scores are weak in sentence memory. The diagnosis: Reading Disorder(dyslexia) Disorder of written expression(dysgraphia) Phonological Disorder auditory processing disorder Math disorder(2yrs or more behind) Cognitive disorder NOS(Non Verbal Learning Disorder) Developmental Coordination Disorder(Fine Motor) ADHD-Inattentive Type On paper it doesn't look good, but he's really a great and bright kid with a number of quirks about him. I'm looking for curriculum suggestions, social skills, life skills, and executive skills recommendations. He's progressing at a good rate with his Barton tutor. I'm really hoping to help him bridge the gap in math along with his written expression skills. I also want to know if anyone else has a child with Non Verbal Learning Disorder? Thanks
  12. It's the end of January and I'm reassessing our school year and curriculum for my soon to be 12 year old son. This year has been a challenge for sure! For the past year he was receiving speech therapy twice a week for expressive/receptive language delays and reading. The SLP used Barton and we were really making strides until the insurance company decided to stop the coverage. A friend at co-op has the entire Barton system and has agreed to let me borrow the levels. I'm planning to pick up in level 4 where the therapist stopped. Math- The pain in my sideðŸ˜. We started with Math U See, but this year we switched to Teaching Textbooks. He didn't like MUS much, to him it was boring and not enough variety. I'm not 100% sure if TT is a good fit. He's in level 4 but at times he seems to be guessing. What can I do to help strengthen his basic math skills? He also has problems with short term memory and memorizing his math facts. Handwriting- His manuscript writing is not to bad. He still has issues at times with spacing but other than that it's legible. Right now I'm using the Zaner Bloser cursive workbooks. He's having a difficult time automatically making the switch from manuscript to cursive. If I give him a passage in manuscript and tell him to write the same passage in cursive he's not able to totally do it. Language Arts/History/Science/Latin/Math- I decided to enroll him in Classical Conversations Foundation and Essential class. Not a good idea! He abhors it especially the 2 hour Essential class. After an hour he is totally zoned out! I personally think it's good information but it just may not be a good fit for my guy. The class move way too fast for him! The mental math is too much and for some reason the diagramming doesn't seem to be clicking. I'm learning a lot that's for sure. I can honestly say I like the way IEW is presented, therefore all isn't lost😀. I can tell he's beginning to lose his joy for learning. Any suggestions as to how to get the fire back into our learning days? We don't seem to have time for anything fun anymore! I know he has a lot of struggles and the road ahead is long but he's such a bright kid. I feel tired and he seems to be tired a lot! I mean a lot! 😀 Sorry if I did too much rambling😀.
  13. It could be coughing induced asthma or pneumonia. I would get her checked just to be on the safe side😀.
  14. DS 11 & 10- Wii U( it would be nice if we could get it to work😩). -Positv Skate Boards -Simon Swipe -Bounce Off -Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul
  15. I would suggest drinking liquid chlorophyll. If he's on any medication do a little research to make sure it's safe.
  16. Christmas Eve we're having PF Changs carry out and a few appertizers. Christmas Day It's going to be some type of pasta. Stuffed shells, lasagna, or baked ziti(haven't decided yet) with salad and breadsticks.
  17. We like this CC timeline youtube video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JviSORGkgIw
  18. Have you looked into Winston Grammar? I have it on my list to use with my 11 yr old son next school year.
  19. If you can get this to work out please keep me in the loop. I have one student that I would be interested in signing up.
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