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Noreen Claire

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  1. Has anyone used ANKI cards for spelling with their children? 

    DS10 will be using Spelling Workout E this year, and I was considering setting up an ANKI deck for him to use for review. He's going to be using ANKI for Portuguese and Latin, as well. I guess that I could (maybe - I haven't tried yet) record the words and have him type them out on the computer. How else have you used ANKI for spelling? 

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  2. For DS10, who did BA3 through 5, he would start by reading an entire chapter in the guidebook one day and then working for +/- 45 minutes each day on the problems in the workbook. He would occasionally reread a section in the guide, but not often.

    For DS7, who just started BA2, he's reading one section of a chapter and then working through the problems that go along with the section, working for about +/- 30 minutes/day until the section is finished. 

  3. 35 minutes ago, Chelli said:

    I wonder if the actor who plays Logan didn't want to do it anymore and this was his out, a la Harrison Ford in the Star Wars franchise.

    I saw a video clip of him apologizing to fans, saying that he was as upset as everyone else but he understood the need for Logan to go. 

    I thought he had the best character development and story arc of anyone on the show. Was definitely a contrast to Veronica, who hasn't seemed to grow/mature much at all. And I like her!

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  4. 1 hour ago, Lady Florida. said:

    I never liked Logan and never liked the two of them together, so I was sad for Veronica but not overall sad at the loss of that character.

    I've adored Logan since his mother died. He was the only one with the wit and sarcasm to match Veronica's.

    Duncan was... spoiled and childish. Piz was nice, but too plain. Leo is *yummy*, but too easy. Logan was perfect for Veronica, IMO. At least the didn't have her break his heart. Again.

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  5. 1 minute ago, Where's Toto? said:

    Dh and I just started watching the first season.  So far we really like it, but it sounds like the ending may ruin everything?  I hate it when that happens. 

    It doesn't ruin *everything*, and I'm sure he did it to move her character in some other direction he's thinking about for the future, but it was damn painful.

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  6. 21 hours ago, EKS said:

    At a desk or table:

    • Math: 20-30 min
    • Grammar (only if your child is already reading well): 10 min
    • Phonics/spelling: 10 min
    • Handwriting: 5-10 min

    Cuddling on the couch:

    • Have child read aloud to you: 5-20 min (depending on child's ability/needs)
    • Story of the World (or other history) with oral narration (very informal): 15 min
    • Supplemental reading for history: 15 min
    • Science reading: 15 min
    • Supplemental reading for science: 15 min
    • High quality literature (can be moved to bedtime)

    This is what we will do for 2nd, except that our grammar is done orally (FLL2). I am also going to include music appreciation (15 min), Portuguese vocab (5 min), and math facts (5 min) while on the couch with my crew (10, 7, 5, and 2). We do this 4x/wk, and will do art lessons and library visits on the 5th day. 

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  7. On 2/4/2019 at 11:52 PM, Noreen Claire said:

    phonics: will probably need to finish up the OPGTR, if it doesn't get done over the summer

    handwriting: Zaner-Bloser 2C

    grammar: FLL2

    writing: WWE2

    math: will offer both SM 2 and BA 2 and see which one he likes better; picture books from LivingMath U1

    history: SOTW1 / read alouds from LivingMath U1

    literature: read-alouds from the WTM recommendations (to go along with SOTW1), plenty of read alouds, and audiobooks 

    science: life science (WTM recommendations)

    (He's off a year in the science/history schedule because he's following along with DS9, who will be in 5th.)

    misc: hopefully piano lessons; looking for an online art course to do along w/DS9; maybe gymnastics or a swim class?; coding?


    I was just reminding myself what I had planned and realized that I forgot spelling! Yikes. Adding that in now...

  8. We have a large number of graphic novelizations of great books; if you Google "graphic revolve common core editions" you will find over 25 titles. The paperbacks go for $5-10 each on Amazon, new. They are written specifically for older kids at a lower reading level/reluctant readers.

    ETA: They are 'common core' because they include questions and writing prompts at the end. We've never bothered with those.

  9. I used BA 3-5 for DS10, starting with physical books and moving to the online when it came out, at book 4C. I've just started level 2 with DS7, and we are going back to physical books for him. 

    While I enjoyed the way the online program is set up, these two kids tend to easy frustration when getting problems wrong. The computer just seemed to amplify DD10's frustration and he wouldn't move on until I explained how he had gotten a problem wrong. I may move to the online version eventually for DD7, but for now we will stick to physical books. And yes, you do need the guide books, that's where the concepts are introduced and where the fun is!

  10. When I make salmon for six of us (DH, myself, and boys 10, 7, 5, & 2), I make two entire sides of salmon, usually between 1.75-2 lbs total. DSs 10, 7, & 5 will eat an entire side of salmon by themselves! DS and I will each have a larger portion than you have, plus there will be a leftover serving for lunch for DH the next day. We will usually have salmon with salad, green/mixed vegetables, and homemade bread.

    ETA: We do not snack between meals here.

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