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About alpidarkomama

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  • Birthday 07/25/1968

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    Savannah, GA
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    Torah homeschooling mama
  1. He does a warm bath, reads at bedtime, has a late snack. No ipad or other blue light source; they have a 20-minute turn sometime in the early afternoon for flashcards, etc. Lots of exercise with swimming, kung fu, trampoline, hikes. Keep the ideas coming. I'm baffled, sad, and frustrated.
  2. Help! DS9 has turned into a monster! The last three weeks, he has been almost impossible to work with and is getting very little work done. This is VERY atypical, and he usually has no problem getting his things done or learning with me. He says he needs more sleep. He is in bed from 10:00-9:00 every day, but it often takes him two hours (!) to fall asleep. I have stopped waking him up, hoping he can get more rest. His behavior is definitely that of someone who is sleep deprived. There is nothing worrying him. Life in our house is pretty stress-free. His learning load is good, not overdone. He
  3. Yay! They surprised me and sent the corrected score, gratis.
  4. We just got the test scores for Ds#2/3rd grade. It states within the test that five questions were "not attempted" but I know with certainty that every question was answered! BJU Press wants a $25 retrieval fee to investigate. That's half what we paid for the test to begin with. It irks me a lot, but we also can't afford the Johns Hopkins or Northwestern classes anyway, so I guess it doesn't really matter? He's qualified for NW and very nearly for JH. I've really never been one to worry about test scores AT ALL, so I should probably just let it go, but it just irks me. Has anyone else experien
  5. We did all the elementary level Apologia books as readalouds and it worked out great. As Jews, we easily edited out what wasn't for us.
  6. Sequential Spelling was written dor dyslexic children, and my non-dyslexic children have really thrived on it. Might be worth checking out. It's simple, straightforward, and very effective. No busywork!
  7. We've decided to go with WWS during the week, and do the first half of CW over the course of 12 months. So WWS 4-5x per week and CW 1x per week. Excited!
  8. For the last week, when I select "View new content" it says there is no new content. Has this been happening to anyone else?
  9. We read the whole Apologia series as bedtime stories. Worked great for us! There are actually several subjects that are done as bedtime stories. :) Frees up our day a bit. :)
  10. I think having too many problems is much better than having too few. The kids love crossing out the superfluous ones, and I'm really glad the "too many" ones are there when we need them. LOVE Math Mammoth! :)
  11. We use Mr. and Mrs. Last Name, but if they are close friends, they are Auntie and Uncle First Names. :) In our southern Jewish community...
  12. I love to just mash a clove of garlic (or two!), add a teaspoon or two of mustard and a bit of salt and mash it in. Add maybe 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/2 cup oil. Oh, yum... I could eat this right from the bowl. Ad it has to be made right before eating. I used to make it all the time, and get the oil emulsified and everything, but it just doesn't taste as good from the food processor!
  13. Math Mammoth might be good to use. If she has a weakness in, say, fractions, you can order the fractions-only series. http://www.mathmammoth.com/blue-series.php
  14. One of the Fernbank museums is free. http://fsc.fernbank.edu/ And the Atlanta History Museum is A+ fantastic! :)
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