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  1. I wonder if the way to approach this problem is to ask people what they're hoping for. If they just want to get by till school will work again then some crappy substitutes for curriculum will probably get them through. If they want to invest some effort and do a good job then maybe we have something to offer. My mom 'homeschooled' me for a year when I was 12 due to bullying. She definitely didn't invest any effort but starting the next year was fine. We can just point out that there are two ways to approach this. One way is sustainable and one is a stop gap method that will fail if d
  2. Thanks! I'm not sure if I'm going to find a perfect fit or if any non-consumable primary texts except the vintage ones and MEP (and it's consumable when it really comes down to it) even exist. We're using MEP but not at grade level. My 9yo is in the middle of y2 and my 7yo is in the middle of y1. I feel like 9yo would be capable of doing more difficult problems if the abstract stuff was removed. One of my older children had this issue too. She would cry every time she saw a table and took the longest time to figure out how to write the algebraic rule for the problem. Can even 10% of six y
  3. Greetings all. I haven't been here for awhile but I wanted to pop in and get some help. Here's my math history. I've been a big mep fan-girl and used it from y2 through gcse with my oldest. I've been working with it for my younger school aged children and am growing frustrated with it's weaknesses. It is an excellent program but I feel like it rushes into way too much abstract problem solving too early. There are too many exercise types and too much variety. My younger children are coming along through it but I'm finding it so teacher heavy because of all the variety. Now that I have so m
  4. I just finished y9 with my DS16. I'm planning to continue with mep and do the GCSE work. I'm wondering how to implement it. He'll be doing the express level. Have any of you done this? How did you implement it? Also does anyone know what is going to happen to the mep yahoo group now that yahoo groups have folded?
  5. Thank you, thank you! 👏I find it interesting how similar all these options are. I wonder at their history a little. There does seem to be some noticable differences I love the theory behind ddbd but I just cant get over all the patriotism. It's just too much to work around after the first book. This is a great tip. I'll have to remember it for later too.
  6. My Father's Dragon Unce Remus - this oneis hillarious but some might find it inappropriate. My older two drove me crazy repeating portions of it after listening to it. Tom Sawyer Our Island Story-not a fairy tale but so good Peter Pan Heidi All found on good ol librivox
  7. I used Our Mother Tongue when my older two were little. I thought it was OK. I'm planning on what to use with my next batch of littles. I keep looking at Serl's PLLbut I can'tfind a free version online. Googlbooks sells a copy but I can't fathom why since it's public domain. I keep wondering though if maybe it's better than Our Mother Tongue or Sheldon's PLL. Do any of you have an opinion or maybe a public domain version of Serl's to share?
  8. My children will snicker at me but I'm going to try it. That would be a nice and easy accommodation.
  9. Hmmm... I find this really interesting. The first link that I came upon when I googled what RAN/RAS scores were mentioned that people with EF dysfunction typically score low. I've known for some time that my EF is quite a bit lower than average. I highly suspect that I'm on the autism spectrum but I've never had this tested. I think that I'll play around with RAN/RAS practice. I'd love if you could find that link but don't sweat it too much. I'll see what I can put together. I'm not sure what else I could do to improve reading speed. I don't know about vision issues. I suppose it's possib
  10. You all have helped me so much with some of my children's issues. It made me wonder if perhaps you could suggest what might be causing some of my reading issues. I will start by saying that at least one of my sons is almost certainly dyslexic maybe that's all that my trouble is but I'm not sure. Ever since I was young I've been a terribly slow reader. I learned to read young but never picked up speed. To this day I can't read any faster in my head than I can out loud. Obviously this stunted my education and it continues to affect my ability to self-educate. I don't seem to have trouble re
  11. Thank you. Here's the pdf that I found: La_science_de_l_Oncle_Paul_J-H_Fabre_1926.pdf . The pictures are absolutely lovely.
  12. I had trouble with 100 EZ lessons as well. When my two older children were about 7 I used it with them both. My ds caught on quite well and was truly reading by the time that we were done. My dd on the other hand worked through the lessons but when the markup was removed around lesson 70 she floundered. She just couldn't do without the scaffolding. She learned to read about 6 months to a year later with Spell to Write and Read. I think that her brain just couldn't grasp when to use the different phonemes. English spelling was just too illogical for her little brain. Interestingly though she's
  13. I found the French! Google translate sheds no new light: I guess it just mean the moss that is growing on the hot roofing tiles is fed by God when it receives the rain.
  14. Does anyone read French here that would care to weigh in? I suppose I could try to get a hint from google translate but we all know how good that is.
  15. I agree. I feel like by the time my littles were old enough to understand the language they would be too old to enjoy the wonder of creation that is presented in the story. My older two did enjoy the story when they were younger but the language was definitely a barrier and I edited a lot on the fly.
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