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Terabith

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  1. One large hospital for the country??? How would we transport infected people that far? I just can't see how that would work.
  2. She is doing so well. Counselor suggested cutting back to every other week. She’s taking Freshman Composition, Precalculus, and Psych 200 at community college and is doing well. She was the first kid in ten years of Freshman Comp who knew who Nebuchanezzar was, which is crazy to me but whatever. She really seems back to her old self. I think public schools noise and chaos really was the main driver of their issues. Her only complaint about community college is a lack of peers, so we visited a tiny high school that sounds awesome and emphasizes the fine arts equally with (really rigorous, interdisciplinary, no grades) academics.
  3. We use the Nordic Naturals gummies. 5,000 units a day. A child psychiatrist told us levels under ten can cause psychosis.
  4. Yes. Our doctor refused to give my teen antidepressants until her D level was up. (This was a mistake, but low D is strongly associated with low immunity and depression.) It needs to be a form of D3 combined with K2.
  5. I know an actual victim who is much older than me. He says it happened to pretty much all the boys in his troop. Not sure these are spurious claims.
  6. I don't think it's a closed syllable. It's divided a ging. But also because the root word is age, where the e both makes the a long and makes the g say /j/.
  7. Exactly. My kid can read just fine, and her spelling is completely logical and follows the rules. But when there are multiple phonograms that can spell a certain sound, she is essentially guessing. Why is it Bible and not Bibull? And it's extra frustrating that most of the TRULY irregular words (like said) are in the most commonly used words. Last year she correctly spelled "heterochromatic" in a paper but misspelled said. And don't even get me started on homonyms.
  8. Yeah, I was looking at the Mapping book and thinking it probably wouldn't work. But I could see understanding more about the brain and neurology might help with understanding the amygdala and PTSD and such.
  9. Time. And spellcheck. My kid is 14 now and can correctly spell many, but not all, of the sight words. But I think a lot of it was just developmental; even at 11 and 12, even with Wilson, she still wrote wuz and uv a goodly percentage of the time. If I had infinite time and infinite patience, I think Apples and Pears from Sound Foundations actually works even better than Barton, Wilson, and OG programs for spelling irregular words. There was one week when she was 8 that I devoted the whole week trying to teach her to spell "what." We literally went over it 10,000 times. We drew it in chalk in rainbow colors on the driveway, wrote it in salt in the sensory tray, air wrote it, spelled it orally while jumping on the trampoline, made it out of play dough, wrote it with yarn and walked over it while spelling it orally, traced it, painted it with watercolors, plus a million other things. I literally counted 10,000 repetitions over the week. We also discussed etymology, history of English, and how pronunciations changed over time. On Friday, I asked her to spell it, and she spelled "wut." At that point, I gave up and decided this was NOT worth it and proceeded to simply ignore all misspellings of words that weren't from the OG program. We also programmed spellcheck on her phone and computer to automatically correct her usual misspellings of sight words. I THINK that is what's worked the best, but I'm not sure. ETA: She had no trouble learning to read them. She just couldn't spell them. I decided I wasn't willing to sacrifice forward movement on the OG program on the altar of memorizing the spelling of irregular sight words that break the rules.
  10. If you're using it with a first grader, I can see real merit to doing it by place rather than date. I'm not sure early elementary students generally are likely to be making the connections between different groups of people and timelines. My kids didn't really get confused, but it did sometimes feel a bit jumbled. I think if you're using it with older kids, like fourth grade and up, then you want to do it as written and explicitly draw attention to what's going on where and when. But with first graders, you're going for exposure and stories rather than dates.
  11. Yes, the Brain is also Ellen McHenry. It's kind of an introduction to neurology course. Her Mapping the Body with Art and Cells curriculums might interest them, too. She's got a lot of high level content combined with pretty entertaining presentation.
  12. I know they're way behind your younger son's math level, but what about combining Life of Fred Physics and Biology with Ellen McHenry's Carbon Chemistry and The Brain? Another source that comes to mind is the American Chemical Society's Middle School chemistry lessons online. https://www.middleschoolchemistry.com/lessonplans/
  13. Beautiful name and beautiful baby!!! Her eyes are so gorgeous!
  14. I mostly use google maps, but my husband uses Waze.
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