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About AngelaVA

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  1. Mine is left handed also, she has an iPad I need to look at the app mentioned. I have another app that she was supposed to be able to do her math on but it only lets her type on a certain place and it way harder to navigate than writing on a paper would be. And then where she is only doing second grade math there is still some coloring in or drawing dots or whatnot that this app didn't do (snap something I think it was). There's also a lot of pictures which makes it really time consuming for me to copy to a white board, plus the left handed thing, she's erasing it while she's writing.
  2. I am ISO a large format math book at the second grade level for a child with a visual motor impairment. I have been modifying Math Mammoth on my own but it's very difficult and time consuming. I need something without tiny plastic manipulatives like Math U See has because that is also a source of extreme frustration and distracts from rather than enhancing math learning in this case. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I really want to get my hands on a decent, relatively modern first- second grade level basal reader. I know it's old fashioned but I am dealing with some special learning needs and I feel like it would be really helpful for us. I want the uniformity and continuity and controlled word list they provide. I am currently using Rigby PM readers but there's not enough books at each level for us to get sufficient practice to move on.
  4. Maybe instead of buying another curriculum do the one you have at a slower pace and supplement with games of math to practice and solidify skills? That is what we are doing this year with my 10 year old. I'm not in a hurry for her to get to pre algebra. I would rather see really solid arithmetic skills first. In life you use arithmetic so much more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I'm not sure I am reading that the child is doing anything unsafe or that we can presume anything atypical is undiagnosed. Just because a child has a diagnosis doesn't mean that everyone is going to know about it or that they are going to suddenly act typically. The minor participating he is doing could be really good for him. I think it's up to the teachers to say if he's being disruptive. We finally gave up on PE at the Y with my physically disabled child even though the teachers were fine with it the kids and parents could not get over staring at her the entire class and the k
  6. When we had our neuropsych exam one of the recommendations for memory issues was to study things in thematic units that integrated different subject areas. It has been helpful for us. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I'm not sure about the skin changing color part but hallucinations that the world is tilting, spinning, getting bigger or smaller are often associated with partial seizures. Gaps in memory are also associated with seizures. There is a fair number of people who have both ASD and Epilepsy as well. I think it would be worth investigation from that standpoint as well. I would ask for a sleep deprived or 24 hour EEG vs a regular 20 minutes EEG which almost never picks anything up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I use unscented Dr Bronner's Castile soap on my dogs. I always thought for a dog with such an intense sense of smell it must be terrible to be covered with a perfume smell. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. My daughter has epilepsy. The main way we have dealt with memory issues is to work towards better long term seizure control. It sounds like both your kids are still having seizures. The partial seizures with the "just staring" may not seem like much to you but it's erasing their memory of a portion of their day and long term that causes cognitive damage. The modern treatment goal for epilepsy is "no seizures no side effects" which can be obtained for at least 75% of people. It sounds like you need to see a pediatric epileptologist to help guide you in treatment. If you check out the epil
  10. I'm not so sure about homeschool life at this point. It just seems like a really old fashioned web site. There's no way as an admin I could do any of that on my iPhone, with all the drop down boxes and stuff, it does have a lot of features but it seems like so much work. I do have people who help me, just none of them are very good at the technology piece.
  11. Thanks you all I talked to the folks at Homeschool Life today and we are going to do a 60 day trial with them. It sounds like they have some really exciting and helpful features.
  12. I think I figured this out, can you all see it? http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/groups/260-homeschool-group-leaders/ I put admin approval because I see a million spam posts here and I'm sure we don't want those.
  13. No sorry I'm on tappatalk right now, I will go an see what I can do on the actual computer.
  14. Specifically I need to figure out a way to be more organized and efficient with communication. Ours is a social/support group, not an academic coop. We do park days and a few field trips and things like show and tell and poetry tea and then we have seasonal get togethers like a Valentine's Day Party, an Easter party ect. There's about 50 families in the group, but really only 20 some that actually come to events, so that's another thing I should probably figure out at some point, do I let those people keep hanging out or cull them from the group? Right now we are using Facebook groups wh
  15. I use the third grade. The first half of the year we followed the schedule but it was too many things in one day for us when I included other activities we have going on, so in January we changed the schedule and we do reading and literature each day but then Monday we do all the art for that week, Tuesday all the History, Wednesday all the science and Thursday we work on a writing project (from Brave Writer). We also do math each day. I really like the program but there are books we have not finished because we just didn't like them (Mandy, The Ravenmaster's Secret) and the Eyewitness Che
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