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  1. I still live in the same county. Small town living has its good and bad, but I "imported" my DH (his family moved here when he was in college and he moved here after he graduated) and we now live in the "country" part of the county. It's funny because my 16 year old cannot wait to get out of "yehaw land" - and that's pretty much how I felt at her age. We have a fairly large farm here, so I'll probably live right here until I'm very old or dead. And I'm okay with that 🙂
  2. I need an art curriculum for my 9th grader. She's dyslexic, so I don't want copious amounts of reading and writing, though some of each is expected. She's fairly creative and enjoys artsy things, so I'd like something that gets her creating some. I also need it to be at least almost entirely self directed, or minimally involve me if possible. What have y'all enjoyed that can count for high school credit? We were trying Drawing with the Right Side of the Brain, but she's not enjoying it and I don't have the time to invest in digesting it first and giving her the highlights so she can j
  3. Thank you for the reply - it was helpful! She's not really opposed to me helping her, so that's not a huge problem. I'm thinking of using something like Memoria or Progeny press literature guides and starting with something like Little Women which she's listened to and watched so she knows the story well enough now she can pull harder concepts from it. She's had a professional diagnosis, but they "don't test for dyslexia" so it was just diagnosed as a general reading disability. . . She is a textbook case, though.
  4. she does have notes, cards, etc. for all of the rules that she's been taught. In programs past and as we review each week, I ask all of the questions. She's done much more complex topics with much more success than we are at with fix it.
  5. her comprehension is actually great - but reading something (uninteresting) in only a sentence a day doesn't seem to work for her. I guess it might help if I have her listen to Robin Hood all the way through so she understands what the story is all about. . .
  6. We are working through IEW grammar, but he has a hard time remembering all of the things to mark, but he really struggles to get those daily sentences copied in his notebook to rewrite the story. It just gets so mixed up and discombobulated that neither of us can figure out where he went wrong. . . I love the idea of IEW being short and to the point, but it doesn't seem to be great for us. What grammar curriculum do you love?
  7. 9th grader daughter is currently using IEW Fix It Grammar and Writing (Narnia series for literature & writing components) It's just not going well. We are in book 2 of grammar and she has trouble really remembering all of the parts and pieces to label. She's been able to get through grammar up to this point, but this seems to be too many things to remember at once or too tedious or something - I can't place it. I also think she's having difficulty because of the language used she doesn't know what some words mean in the context and so she misses parts of speech because the context
  8. I'm planning to use English from the Roots Up with my rising 9th grader. She's dyslexic, and I believe it will help her with spelling and vocabulary. My first question is, what do you DO with the information that you learn - I understand how to make the cards and the discussion that you have, but how do you test for mastery or practice with them or use them so that they "stick"? Also, can I fit it for a portion of a credit on the transcript, and where would you put it?
  9. Thank you so much for your reply! I did not know about that special education resource website - I think that government class will be just the ticket for DD. I have that on my list to research as well 🙂 She's fine with math and attention. I think those aspects of DIVE should be okay for her. I'll watch some samples and look into Timberdoodle. Thanks again!
  10. I'm trying to choose my 9th grader's science for the upcoming year. She's dyslexic, so she's a slower reader, and for that reason I'd really like a video element. I am considering DIVE science. We've used it for Saxon math and she's done well. I'm looking for opinions on how user friendly it is, if you'd suggest getting one of the recommended texts to read along with the material, basically anything good, bad, or ugly that you can tell me about using the program. *cross posted on high school board
  11. I'm trying to choose my 9th grader's science for the upcoming year. She's dyslexic, so she's a slower reader, and for that reason I'd really like a video element. I am considering DIVE science. We've used it for Saxon math and she's done well. I'm looking for opinions on how user friendly it is, if you'd suggest getting one of the recommended texts to read along with the material, basically anything good, bad, or ugly that you can tell me about using the program. *cross posted on high school board
  12. I'm trying to choose my 9th grader's science for the upcoming year. She's dyslexic, so she's a slower reader, and for that reason I'd really like a video element. I am considering DIVE science. We've used it for Saxon math and she's done well. I'm looking for opinions on how user friendly it is, if you'd suggest getting one of the recommended texts to read along with the material, basically anything good, bad, or ugly that you can tell me about using the program. *I'm going to cross post on the special needs board as well.
  13. They (all about learning press) recommend spending 20 minutes per day. I would allow 30 minutes, but I would plan to go closer to 20 minutes unless you're on a roll and go 30.
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