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  1. Hello! I'm hoping someone here will have a good suggestion for me. My fabulous 11yo is an interesting duck (pronouns they/them). Their ADHD (combined type) is winning a LOT right now. Their math is at the right level for them, but almost every day they struggle to actually apply their brain to the math. They just took a quiz that I KNOW they can do the math on, but only got 10% right. I know that being 11 can mess with ADHD (hormones 👾). But what should I do? I can't just stop math because the charter school requires it. I can't just stick them on Khan because they do the same thing there. If I try to be present with them every single time they do math, we'll kill each other (metaphorically). Has anyone dealt with this before? Should I switch them to an easier math for the time being? AAAAGH! (Thank you!)
  2. This. Definitely. And I'm loving the new abridged version of BFSU1 - I might actually get through the whole thing! I would talk to Dr. Nebel. I think it's ok to sell stuff based on someone else's product, but I also think he'd be open to someone doing it if they asked. Would you put it on ebay or etsy? I've thought of the same thing several times, but my ADHD makes it exactly the wrong kind of project for me to do.
  3. I'm curious, did you try CSMP? I know it's crazy, but I've heard good things about it from VSL folks. I've only tried the K level with my Ker and he loves it, but I can't say they've done all that much yet.
  4. There's a bit of marine biology and info about some fish in this book: Of Fish And Friends. The main characters are homeschooled, too :) ?
  5. We've been using the Archangel ones, because we like David Tennant and he's in a bunch of them. The other thing we've done, that has been a HUGE hit, is to take a video version that we like and to make an audio file from it that we can listen to. All three of my kids adore Much Ado About Nothing and quote it regularly. Our favorite version is from Digital Theatre, with David Tennant as Benedick. ? :) Anabel
  6. I finally found the list of approved vendors, and you're so right, it's really helpful. This school is interesting to me because they've said some Life of Fred books are Ok to buy through the school, but others are Ok. My old school found out that there was religion in some LoF, and all purchases were cancelled and all previously bought copies were locked away. I used AAS when my oldest was in 1st grade. I'll look at AAR; thank you! I think it was just coming out right after my 2nd child learned to read, so I never really looked at it. :) Anabel
  7. Hello all! Our family moved north a bit, and now we're in a new home-based charter school, which has different opinions than our old one did about curriculum. I'm not sure yet (haven't talked to our teacher-person yet) but I think this one is pickier. I was looking through their suggestions and came across two that intrigued me that I haven't really encountered before. They're the Bravewriter Language Arts program and the IEW packages "Primary Arts of Reading" / "...Writing". I know of both of those companies from their writing programs, but I haven't encountered them much for (almost) full language arts. I'm having a hard time searching up information here on the forum, probably because they've both been around for so, so long. Does anyone have experience with these? Or does anyone have a link to discussion about them? Thanks! Anabel (my sig. is out of date, sorry!)
  8. Another list of books for accelerated kids is one put together by the author Tamora Pierce, here. Her list for sensitive gifted readers is here. :) Anabel
  9. My kids really liked the Quark Chronicles books. They have Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy available, which suits someone looking for biology quite well. They liked Quark a lot better than Sassafras. There's some marine biology incorporated in Of Fish And Friends, and the main characters are homeschooled. :)
  10. Ok, so I emailed her a link to the thread. She is interested in knowing more about the experiences we've had. Here is her response: Yes, I am actually interested in possibly improving the geometry lessons. Could you explain to me from your personal experience if your daughter learned anything at all... For example, did she learn how to measure angles? Or to tell if a triangle is acute/obtuse/right? Was there any type of exercise that she struggled with the most? Were there too many exercises in your opinion? If so, did you tell her to NOT do them all? Etc. any feedback would be helpful. I'm thinking we could all answer the questions by email... the subject of the email is Re: Contact form: Question, and the email address to use is mathmammothsupport@gmail.com. These questions are directed towards my child, who was doing the 4th grade level, so just switch up the questions as needed. :) Anabel
  11. Just echoing the others - hang in there. I would say that the one parenting thing that I haven't seen mentioned yet is the Nourished Heart Approach. It has helped so, so much with our anxious middle child. It's still not perfect, but it's better. https://childrenssuccessfoundation.com/about-nurtured-heart-approach/ :)
  12. Ok, so has anyone mentioned this to the author? I was about to but decided to ask first, so we don't overwhelm her with this feedback.
  13. It's been fun to read the responses. I would add that giftedness also adds extra layers to the experience of parenting a child beyond what would be considered normal. Our culture often boils down giftedness into an academic or achievement issue while ignoring the day-to-day challenges of life with all that extra brainpower. When the parenting books don't describe the child in front of you, when the educational guidelines don't make sense for this child, that might be giftedness or 2E. When they can't sleep at night because they can't stop learning or thinking, or when you can't sleep at night because you need to plan for how you're going to stay one step ahead of them for at least one more day, that might be giftedness. It's certainly worth looking into, because, if nothing else, it might help you find different resources (like the Hoagie's board) that are helpful for you in parenting this child.
  14. I had the impression that the 9-11 level was directed towards the student, which would make it somewhat open-and-go for me, right? But it has multiple subjects all built in, I think, which will help. I'm looking for science, social studies, writing, and literature. If grammar is built in too, I'll cope with that. MM looks fabulous, thank you! I still have to look at CLE. Thanks!
  15. Hello! I'm just finishing up planning for the fall for my 9th grader, and my attention is turning to my 4th grader. Given how much time my 9th grader is going to take, I'm looking for open-and-go for my 4th grader. A friend is using MBtP, which I'm looking at now, but I'd love other pointers. The downside of going with MBtP is that I thought I was going to do FLL4 this year with her, but I'm not sure about doing that and MBtP. Thanks! Anabel
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