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About ElizabethB

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    Christian since 1997, Volunteer Phonics Tutor since 1994, Homeschool Mom since 2007
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  1. My first thought, too!! But, my husband is messier than the kids. He also vacuums, though.
  2. Vitamin D update. No 50 degree sun angle needed to make D in Northern half of the US, reaches Miami by 31 Oct: http://suncalc.org Overly enthusiastic vitamin D wiki has Covid-19 vitamin D links, + new "Pascal's Wager" for vitamin D. There is actually a small amount of risk from people taking too much D if they don't check their levels, but there are other proven health benefits from having good vitamin D levels. https://vitamindwiki.com/Pascal's+wager+applied+to+Vitamin+D (Everyone here probably knows this, but a good time to remind friends and family heading into win
  3. Vermont Country store has a similar shirt, their products last a while, they sometimes have sales. https://www.vermontcountrystore.com/perfect-pintuck-sleeveless-cotton-tunic/product/76818
  4. Me too! I'll just invite myself over to dinner at several houses, although no one else has Helen Keller yet.
  5. Also, whether you do gray or white or off white, you want a color that looks good next to the existing trim or you'll have to redo trim, too. Make sure to hold your sample color up next to trim on all walls in various lighting. The white in the rooms with the blue undertones clashed with our existing beige trim, LOL, again, son didn't care but daughter did, we did too for a common room, so we bought new white. The gray we picked for another room had to be one that went well with beige trim, some grays clash with beige trim.
  6. There are about 1,000 shades of white. Then there is beige. 1,000 additional shades, LOL. We had a white that looked awesome in the garage but terrible in the rooms, it actually has a blue undertone. We got a warmer white for the bedrooms, except our son, who didn't care.
  7. I would want one of my 5 to be Hellen Keller. Can I have a free interpreter? If not, maybe I'd pick Anne Sullivan as one, she's pretty interesting, too.
  8. You could do one wall fake brick. I'm not sure how good they look a few years later, but they seem to look good at first. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/253257179020053833/
  9. A lot of my students do better with comprehension when they read aloud. Even a small accuracy difference in word level reading can make a big difference in comprehension. You are forced to read more accurately and more from sounds when you read aloud. Given this, I would actually instead do the quick screen reading test, the nonsense word test, and the full MWIA II. She should not miss more than 1 word on either section of the MWIA II and should not have a slowdown, the words on p. 7 - 8, you do not have to do the "Vote" reading. http://www.donpotter.net/pdf/mwia.pdf Here is a
  10. So far, so good lately, they don't seem to be experiencing the 2nd wave that it looks like Norway and Denmark and perhaps Finland are starting to see.
  11. Vitamin D as a preventive for other respiratory diseases: 25 eligible randomised controlled trials (total 11 321 participants, aged 0 to 95 years) were identified. IPD were obtained for 10 933 (96.6%) participants. Vitamin D supplementation reduced the risk of acute respiratory tract infection among all participants (adjusted odds ratio 0.88, 95% confidence interval 0.81 to 0.96; https://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.i6583
  12. And, there was a reason the Canadian grandmas in Anne of Green Gables pushed Cod Liver Oil in the books. Vitamin D gummies go over much better than Cod Liver Oil, my husband and kids take them happily. I have to take special formulated pills weekly because of allergies, I alternate powder and olive oil based.
  13. I don't know Touch, type, read and spell. Read, Write, Type is good for learning phonics and spelling basics and learning a bit of typing at the same time. It just goes over the basics of phonics, but the child can do it on their own. The good thing is it doesn't encourage guessing at all, most online things do to some extent, and the child can do it on their own once you help them through a few times. You can try the first few lessons free. https://www.talkingfingers.com/read-write-type/
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