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  1. Did you ever get an answer to your question? We are on level 5, so I can answer that one, but not the others. Level 5: Green suffix tiles ( er, est, ist, y, en, ish, able, ity, s, es, ful, ly, less, ness, ment, ed, ing) Red suffix tiles (tion, sion) Orange prefix tiles (dis, in, un, non, mis, sub, re, pre, inter, mid, over, up) Sorry, can't help with the other ones.
  2. I love math - especially the upper levels. So I teach and scribe everything for my severely dyslexic 12 year old son. We did Geometry last year and will be doing Algebra 1 this year. If I didn't personally teach, I would use Teaching Textbooks. My older son uses it and loves it. I don't have the time to work with him as much as I would like, but the program is very self-directed and works well for him. I think it would work well for teaching someone with dyslexia. Lots of review, very visual. I would let the program teach and then do the problems together. Definitely my choice if I wasn't wanting to do it personally.
  3. Following... We recently gained permanent guardianship of our foster son. He had a rough start in life as well so I have been reading and studying up on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Reactive Attachment Disorder and childhood trauma. It's been a hard road. And since we haven't been on it for very long, I don't feel like I know any answers. :001_smile: But blessings for taking in these hurt ones. (I like your C.S. Lewis quote. :001_cool: )
  4. Stacey, I got a subscription for netflix, so now I can just skim through the episodes, without feeling like I am wasting money. Morgan (Shemar Moore) is going to be starring in SWAT...a new show coming out this fall, I think. Can't wait to check that one out. :001_smile: I'm going to check some of these out. I love Sherlock Holmes, but I think that's the only British show I have ever watched. I didn't realize that there were so many. Thanks everyone. We are moving. Closing was supposed to be in two weeks, but now got pushed off by another 4 weeks. I have everything packed up, so not much to do the next 6 weeks. I don't usually watch a lot of TV, no time. So this is going to be kind of a treat.
  5. So I couldn't resist. I subscribed to Netflix...watched a couple of episodes. I'm getting really good at predicting when the scary parts are coming. I love Penelope and Morgan. :001_smile:
  6. Ha, Mergath, I totally get that. The bar for me is probably exceptionally low. I've only ever watched one horror show. It was with a group of friends and I felt like I couldn't leave. It left me scarred for years. :tongue_smilie: NCIS and NCIS LA are two of my favorite shows. And even with them, I usually skip the Halloween episodes. Or at least watch with my my eyes half closed and my finger on the mute button. :lol: So no I won't be buying any more episode. Obviously not the show for me. And I will be subscribing to Netflix (at least for the summer) and checking out some of the other shows mentioned here. Thanks everyone.
  7. Terabith, Thanks. Ok, you are probably right, then. I don't like torture/horror and was hoping that the later seasons were less not more. I'll check into the shows Zoobie mentioned. Too bad, I really liked the team.
  8. Thanks Zoobie, I hadn't considered Netflix...thanks for that....I think you just saved me a ton of money. :tongue_smilie: I haven't seen either of the two shows you mentioned. I'll check them out...I'm assuming they are both police procedurals?
  9. Asking the Hive because you all seem to know everything. :tongue_smilie: I just started watching the show, but I don't really like gore/horror. I bought season 2 in its entirety and then wished I hadn't. I am watching the show on Amazon...buying episode by episode. Most are more horror than I like to watch. But maybe there are like 3 or 4 in each season that are not too bad? Any suggestion? Or should I just give up on it? I really like the concept and the team and need a new show to watch over the summer. :001_cool: Thanks
  10. Thanks, flylady doesn't ring a bell, but I'll check her out.
  11. Kind of off the subject, but does anyone know which decluttering book equates space taken up in drawers with space taken up in your brain? Like if you walk into a room and even though the surfaces looks clean, if the drawers are all cluttered, your mind immediately takes note of that and can't relax. I'm not sure if I am even saying that right....I read the book more than 20 years ago and would love to find it again.
  12. Ughh, the frustrations of the tiles. :huh: I ran into somewhat the same problem when I wanted to share my beginner levels with my sister who lives in a different state. I searched high and low and couldn't find them. I ended up making a set for her. They are not quite the same, but they do the job. Maybe an option if you can't find the real thing?
  13. I spoke to my husband about this thread last night. Both of us are Christian, although not evangelical. Both of us have done street ministry...but not door to door. I wouldn't have seen much difference between the two. My DH, though, said he thinks that door-to-door is generally not a good idea....mainly, for all the reasons posted in this thread. Especially he said that people have the expectation of privacy in their own homes and he doesn't want to mess with that. Something for me to think about. This has been a very interesting thread.
  14. Mercy, I like everything you wrote. And very much agree.
  15. It is sad that people think that. To me, evangelicalism is all about salvation by faith through grace. It is about telling someone about my amazing Lord and Saviour and (hopefully) getting them to see Him the same way. It is not about amassing followers....(you are a Christian, need to go to my church) or about political power. That is not true Christianity. The kind of "christianity" that you are writing about in the post above does more harm than good to the kingdom of God.
  16. Yeah, the one has temporary, earthly consequences...the other eternal. :001_smile:
  17. Oh, I don't doubt that...we probably had more zeal than wisdom. :tongue_smilie: It was still a good thing.
  18. We went street witnessing when I was a teen. In groups at the town park or whatever, never door-to-door. It was our idea as a youth group, no one asked us to. We were just excited about our relationship with Jesus and wanted to share that with others. As far as I know, no one ever got angry or offended over it. I do know that it helped many of us learn how to articulate our faith....and strengthen it. We had some amazing, divine encounters. And I totally agree with friendship based evangelism and helping out with ministries like a soup kitchen or helping with Habitat for Humanity, etc. I think there is room for both.
  19. It was a voluntary services is not involved, although they might still be a good resource. I will look into it. Thanks.
  20. You are right, Jennifer, about the physical markers. I've been studying pictures online and he doesn't have any. At least none that I can see. I should have said partial FAS or Fetal Alcohol Affect. My apologies. That 8-year program sounds amazing. I doubt we have anything like that around here. Too rural.
  21. So we have been fostering for a year now. Our foster kiddo is almost 4 and ever since we have had him, I have thought something was different...that he wasn't your typical child. At first I chalked it up to neglect and possibly abuse. Our doctor had some concerns but thought we should just wait and see. After half a year with no measurable improvement we did some testing through our local Child Development Center and then through the school. Both agreed that he was cognitively delayed by about 2 years. The school was the first to bring up the possibility of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. That was about 2 weeks ago. I've been reading up on FAS online and it definitely seems to fit....can't grasp abstract thoughts, hasn't been able to learn colors or shapes, speech echolalia when he gets stressed or if you ask him something that he doesn't know, which is pretty much everything learning related, poor child. :sad: He also severely lacks impulse control. In the meantime, our doctor moved. I have an appointment with a new clinic tomorrow. Kind of a well-child check up, but I want to bring up my fears of FAS. BTW, I talked to his bio mom...she denies drinking during pregnancy, but her grandmother confirmed that she indeed did. So what exactly should I ask? Doctor is just a general practitioner. Should I ask for a referral to a pediatric doctor? To a neurologist? What kind of testing, if any, should I ask for? Is there even a test that can definitively show FAS? I want to think long term here. His bio mom has disappeared and we are probably going to be looking at getting legal guardianship of him. Any help or advice would be muchly appreciated. Also thoughts and prayers as we work through all this. It's been really hard, especially so since we also have some attachment issues going on.
  22. Dawn, congratulations to your cousin's son. How exciting that must be for him!! Funny how teenage boys can change your perspective...2 years ago I couldn't have named a single football player. This year, I am anxiously watching the draft with them. :lol: Go Hawks!
  23. Nothing really to add to the conversation, except that we are fostering a boy whose name is Xavier. I looked up pronunciation when we first got him and couldn't believe the variety of "right" ways to say it. We go with zay-vee-er...mostly it comes out sounding like Saviour but with a Z sound at the beginning. We also have a Shana...I didn't know there was any other way to pronounce that but Shay-na. :001_smile:
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