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mama mills

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  • Birthday 01/16/1984

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  1. Thanks so much for the feedback! I am going to go with analytical grammar and just see how he does as far as pacing goes.
  2. I am currently using grammar planet with my oldest son who is a rising 6th grader. I am curious to know how grammar planet compares to analytical grammar. If you have a favorite for grammar I would love to hear that as well.
  3. This was the answer to the question I wanted to ask about analytical grammar. Thank You!
  4. I have a rising kindergartner, a rising 2nd grader and a 5th grader. The 5th grader has ADD + mild ODD and the rising 2nd grader has ADHD. A thought to help with the kindergartner getting the attention he is seeking is to do his school work for 5-10 minutes between subjects of the older ones. If he finishes he work quickly still take the 5 minutes to hug and talk about what he did for the last 45 minutes and what he is going to do next. If Math takes an hour every day perhaps you could do several placement tests from different curriculum to see if it maybe there is one little concept that she just doesn't understand. My 5th grader doesn't want to tell me he doesn't understand so he will do everything under the sun to "get" the right answer without admitting he doesn't understand. The need to feel smart trumps all. Add that to the ADD + ODD I have to word things very carefully. Also I honestly feel that an hour of composition everyday isn't necessary. If you must do some form of composition everyday you could try just 10-15 minutes of free writing. It would free up 45 minutes for each kid. If that seems too much start with 5 minutes and work your way up a minute at a time until you get where you want to be. Take a minute and really think of what would happen if you put an ADHD + dyslexic kid in public school. With a learning disability would it really matter to the school if they actually learned anything. Most importantly how much you care about your kids and their education is abundantly clear from your message. Take heart mama and know there are others who stand with you.
  5. That one worked for me. Thank you!
  6. I was thinking about asking this exact question. I used Math U see Alpha and Beta for the last two years and liked it very much but it is expensive and you have to stick with it for the long haul to learn all you need. So I decided to go ahead and make the switched this year to MFLE and it was and easy transition into level three. I don't have any long term results but it gets done without too much fuss which is great. The charlotte mason style is just what my son needed. I know this won't help much but it is my experience so far. I hope that many more people chime in with actual experience.
  7. I used Math u see Alpha and Beta and my son transitioned into beast fine.
  8. I would keep him home and have a kindergarten review year. I waited until my middle ds turned 6 this year to start kindergarten because he is on the immature side(he's all boy) and it may have been the best homeschooling choice i have made yet. I hope you find a solution that makes you both happy! Corey Mills
  9. I use Mr Q with my k and 3rd grader easily. I only have my 3rd grader do the worksheets but everything else they do together. You read a section and there are worksheets and an experiment each week.
  10. We do math, spelling, grammar, and reading everyday and then add in science on Monday and Wednesday and history on Tuesday and Thursday.
  11. Grammar at our house is a you just have to do it subject so I like climbing to good English. It goes over grammar and writing and is the least expensive without sacrificing quality that i have found.
  12. Thank you for the update I will continue to pray for your son.
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