Jump to content



  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited


24 Excellent

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling

Contact Methods

  • Biography
    Stay at home mom to DS (born 2007), DD1 (born 2012), and DD2 (born 2015)
  1. I have similar concerns. Actually, Republicans at congress did issue some opinions at the end of June this year. http://abetterway.speaker.gov/?page=health-care I read the healthcare proposals (it's a 37 page document and you can download the pdf) and am mulling through thoughts on it. I like the emphasis on the parts of ACA that did work, i.e., that pre-existing conditions should always be covered and insurance companies would not be able to turn people away. It's a start at least. It sounds like Reps now understand that that is something no one wants to see go away agin.
  2. I'd love recommendations too! I may do this in the fall for my ds who will be 9 yo.
  3. I'd say it's age appropriate. My 8 yo still struggles and cried at handwriting time so I'd say your child is right on and impressive if he'll practice with out tears!!! Sent from my SM-T520 using Tapatalk
  4. Rhythm of handwriting from Logic of English/ pedia press. I like how she teaches the strokes first. Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk
  5. This just made everything click for me with my son. He did huge puzzles at a young age too. He taught him self to read at 3 and still loves browsing on maps and can tell me anywhere we're going what roads go where. He must memorize them. Anyway, he's 8 now but just reading this thread helped me understand more about him...
  6. YES! that looks great. Just what I need...a book with examples. Except....is the whole thing like the sample, i.e., looks like the ditto machine ran out of ink? lol I could live with that, but seems odd they would not have updated it.
  7. My son is doing third grade right now. For writing, we've only done creative writing for the most part. He does a LEGO prompt/writing class at co-op that he really likes. He makes a LEGO build to go along with the prompt from the teacher, then he writes the story at home. For other ELA stuff, we're finishing up LOE Essentials (spelling, a little grammar, and basic sentence writing) and we'll focus a bit on grammar and mechanics using Zaner-Bloser G.U.M. books next. I'm looking at what to do for writing in the next year or so. I really like the sound of IEW. I have an English degree so I could probably do it with him. However. I can't stand the thought of watching videos to learn how to do it. Is there a book i could buy and read about the method? Sitting and watching videos sounds so tedious. I'm a fast reader, by contrast. I know I could get the one where he watches the teacher videos. How long are each of those lessons? I just don't want him to have to spend forever watching videos when he could be writing, you know? I'd love your thoughts on this. Or, do I wait another year before giving him more formal writing instruction? I feel like it's time to do something other than creative stories. (Those are good too, of course.) Rebecca
  8. Check out logic of English. They have some spelling lists even outside of the curriculum for older kids to review after they've finished the book. Sent from my SM-T520 using Tapatalk
  9. My husband says the same thing about my 8 yo son! Sent from my SM-T520 using Tapatalk
  10. Go straight to the odyssey, Iliad if she's ambitious. Fagles translation is great. I believe an eight grader will enjoy it.
  11. Kidblog.com let's kids write posts or comments in response
  12. Visual link Spanish has been a hit here. Computer based with audio correction using a microphone. Starts with sentences right away.
  13. http://www.gpb.org/salsa and http://edu.wyoming.gov/educators/standards/foreign-language/ see the bottom half of this page. You have to download the teaching things one episode at a time.
  14. Look at Salsa Spanish, which is a free o n line Spanish learning program through Georgia Public Broadcasting. The state of Wyoming has a curriculum To go with it. I'm on my tablet, I'll look for a link.
  15. Thanks for the vote of confidence! Glad I don't have to worry until 6th. Good idea, REIGN, about a science kit. Steve Spangler is pricey. Are his the best? Young Scientist Club is cheaper but maybe not worth it? Lots of think about. Thanks.
  • Create New...