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  1. We have all four discs with Weiss. I didn't know there was an earlier version.
  2. I'm considering purchasing Teaching the Classics DVDs and workbook, but want to hear btdt advice first. If you've used it, please give your honest feedback. What did you love about it? What do you feel could have been done better? Is it geared more for the classroom? The description in the iew catalog makes me wonder if it is a good fit for a homeschool classroom or if there are better resources for literary analysis and/or Socratic dicusssion geared toward homeschoolers.
  3. I know abeka puts out a health curriculum, but I haven't purchased one from them since I bought the one designed for use in second grade. (It certainly didn't touch on the birds and the bees... ;) ). I have no idea what the content or quality of the upper levels would be, and I assume that there are better resources. So, for all intents and purposes I just want to say ... Bump
  4. I didn't read all of the replies. However, I am a BCBA and have two kiddos with autism. Many of the characteristics you listed remind me of my 2e son and several clients. However, if your son makes eye contact and displays joint attention, then I doubt it's autism. I will say, though, that I've also seen several sets of parents who truly didn't see the more subtle qualitative differences in those two characteristics with their autistic kiddos. If you're at all in doubt, get a thorough evaluation with a developmental pediatrician who has experience with gifted kids, asd kids, and 2e kiddos.
  5. https://adaughterofthereformation.wordpress.com/2016/05/05/plagiarism-wilson-and-the-omnibus/ Any thoughts?
  6. We use BA as a supplement, but really I just want to commend you for not backing away from challenging math simply because your daughter tends to get frustrated by it. So often I see parents asking about new curricula options sothat they can continue to ensure that every moment of their child's education is sunshine and rainbows. Good for you for stretching her and creating an environment in which she can learn both challenging mathematics and coping skills! :)
  7. I don't have any experience with barton or AAS and clicked on this because I'm curious about them for my middle son. That said, I wanted to highlight the above. I would encourage you to step back and look at which of these two programs meet your son's needs rather than those of your tutor. Which program will address his needs best? Worry about how to make it accessible to the tutor once you've answered that question.
  8. If you need a pretty wide variety to keep everyone engaged, Rush Hour and Risk are strategy games that haven't been mentioned. All my other suggestions were already mentioned upstream. :)
  9. Beast Academy not only won't help with this: , it will actually likely make it worse. BA is designed to challenge kids who love math and to whom math concepts come intuitively. A child who is strong in math, but doesn't love it can slog through, but it isn't something I would recommend to a child who is struggling in math. Plus, you've identified that your daughter needs more review to solidify concepts and there is very little repetition and next to no review with BA. If the short spiral from Horizons isn't working for her, you could look at a longer spiral (like Abeka) or at a mastery based program (like Math Mammoth or Singapore, with MM having more repetition).
  10. I agree. Since you already have 3a and 3b, go ahead and do them. It will be a review of concepts, but in a different, deeper, and fun way. Then do the placement tests to see if you should purchase 4a-d or move into 5a.
  11. http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/494523-does-anyone-else-think-classical-conversations-is-neither/
  12. All I've got, other than a hug, is a suggestion to take the handle off the water spigot outside. You and your husband will need to use a wrench to turn the hose on and off, but it will eliminate your son's unauthorized access to the hose.
  13. Have you considered purchasing Barton and implementing it yourself? Dig around on their website and see if it's something you think is doable for your situation. The more frequent exposure that you would be able to provide implementing it yourself daily (as opposed to weekly with the tutor) would likely help him as well.
  14. I'll also urge you to get a comprehensive assessment by someone familiar with girls on the spectrum. If it is ASD, it won't change who she is one bit, but will definitely provide a whole new world of services to help your family cope. In the meantime, I would start prompting her to label the emotion you are reasonably sure she's feeling so that she starts recognizing the different emotions (even if they all elicit the same behaviors for now). So, you would say "How do you feel? You seem sad." and have her say "I feel sad." Then, when she's calm, work on her recognizing emotions in others (use google images or there are picture cards available) and discuss appropriate ways to handle that emotion. You can model and roll play strategies while she's calm. When she's gotten good at each separate skill, start explicitly linking the coping skills to her own emotions during the meltdowns.
  15. I'm looking for btdt advice from anyone who has successfully homeschooled their minimally-verbal autistic child (bonus points for those with ADHD sprinkled on top... ;) ). My son will be six next month and we're using Simply Classical Level A as his "formal" curriculum at the moment. I don't really know how much he's getting out of it, but it's what we're doing since I don't know of any alternatives that would fit any better. His echoics are emerging, but we see very little spontaneous language throughout the day. Receptive language is also impaired. I have a masters in special ed and we have a wonderful team of therapists (OT, PT, speech, and ABA), but I still feel lost some days. I would love to hear what worked for those who are farther along in this journey. What did you find to be most vital to your child's success? What do you wish you'd done differently? I guess I could really just stand to hear a success story or two...or even just some perspective. Thanks!
  16. I want to go into a whole teach-them-where-they-are thing and remind you that they're not "behind" just because the number on the cover doesn't match what the public school says it should based on their ages...but tbh I get it. Perhaps you could accelerate them from where they are over the summer by doing 2-3 lessons per day orally. Have them write one or two problems per day if they need that, but cover most of the material orally. That way, they don't miss any content, but get ahead more rapidly than they would otherwise. Also, skip the non grammar assignments and reference the 4th/5th grade book if there's any struggle when they get to the same concept in 5th/6th grade.
  17. If you're going to be after schooling for academics anyway, why not put him into an environment in which he can actually socialize? The classroom is decidedly not for socialization. Based on what you've said, I think he will be bored in the classroom and act out in ways that leave the school district suggesting medication or a 504 plan. I would aim to add in a few afterschool activities or clubs instead. What's available in your area? Sports teams or Lego club or //fill in the blank// might be a better social outlet for him. Are there any coops or university model schools where you could outsource a bit? Alternatively, does your state allow homeschoolers to attend part day at the public school (PE, art, music, etc.)?
  18. I should add that, while I would let her do SSL alongside the first grader, I personally wouldn't get the 3rd grader the SSL workbook. (But my guy would complain that it was too baby-ish. Maybe yours wouldn't do that and it would be a good idea... ??)
  19. https://classicalacademicpress.com/product/song-school-latin-book-1-program/ You can click on the picture to "Look Inside" the workbook to see if you think it would be a good fit for your third grader.
  20. SSL is a fun introduction to Latin vocabulary through song. However, it doesn't really get into the grammar in a way that a third grader is ready for. Latina Christiana I (very gently) introduces both conjugations and declensions. I would let the third grader do SSL alongside the 1st grader because it's fun, but it likely won't go deep enough.
  21. The Veritas Press recommended geography cd is free digitally with an Amazon Prime subscription.
  22. Here's the link to the used fourth edition for about $10 shipped (new is 5th edition, ~$200): http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/0321567927/ref=mw_dp_primenote_olp?ie=UTF8&condition=all
  23. Here's a link to amazon for a new copy of the latest edition of Lial's Pre-algebra: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0321845021/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1461151668&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=lials+prealgebra&dpPl=1&dpID=61RUOqjd4ZL&ref=plSrch
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