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I'm curious if anyone else has been in this situation. I have a 12 yo dd that is going on her 3rd year of homeschooling. She was in special education (non mainstreamed) when she was in PS (pre K-3rd). She has global challenges....everything is hard for her. She is technically in 6th grade but works grades behind in everything...for example she is working through 2nd grade math right now. Even though she was doing 3rd grade reading when she was in school, she struggled and I started her all over again with All about reading when she came home for 4th grade. We also used all about spelling. She has struggled from day 1 with understanding the rules. She is now in level 4. This is not a child that can't read. yes, her comprehension is in left field (due to inattention and working memory) but her fluency is not bad. however, we are working on these multisyllable words (like examination or admirable). She for the life of her does not know how to divide the syllables. I show her (and have shown her over and over again since level 1) and she still is confused:) She struggles with auditory processing and lots of manipulatives overwhelm her. Soooo, we are a 4th of the way through AAR 4. I am really questioning what to do after this. We did drop aas for apples and pears because there was absolutely no understanding of rules (plus I have 2 other kids I'm teaching aar and aas too and I don't enjoy teaching it and it was my entire day:) We are much happier with apples and pears so far. I'm curious if anyone else that has a kiddo like this. OG is great and good, but wondering if I should consider high noon or dancing bears? Again, she needs to work mostly at 4th grade level and above words. I've used Megawords but balck and white workbooks confuse the daylights out of her plus she gets back to dividing things again. it overwhelms her. Any creative suggestions for helping upper level reading without complicated cutting patterns ect?
I am trying to plan our curriculum for next year and need advice. I will have a "2nd grader" who is still learning to read. He is doing Saxon Math 1 this year and we finished FLL 1 & 2, we also did WWE 1. We are still working through OPGTTR and he is doing really well but it looks like it will take us all of 2nd grade to finish it. My daughter would normally be starting 6th grade is she was in public school but when we pulled her out of public school she was behind in several things so we are working on bringing her up slowly. It bothers her that her books say 4th grade but I have explained to her that she is still doing well and not to compare herself to her friends. We are currently finishing up R&S 4 and Saxon 5/4. Here is what I am looking at using this year with both children. Please let me know if it is overkill, not enough or any other advice you might have. 6th grader (working in 4th and 5th grade work) Reading- Memoria Press (select three books and study guides to go along), also Ambleside online Cursive- Memoria Press New American Cursive 2 Copy-work/ Dictation/ Recitation- I have no idea Grammar/Vocabulary- CLE (will test her to see where she places once we finish this year) (Also considering Analytical Grammar) Spelling-Sequential Spelling (she really struggles with spelling, we have used AAS and Spelling Workout and neither helped) Writing- IEW (this will be new to us but she loves to write) Diagramming- She is struggling with this in the R&S book (any advice on what curriculum would be best) Math- CLE (will test her to see where she places once we finish this year) Science- Elemental Science Earth & Space for Logic (2nd grader will follow along) History- Ambleside Online (have no idea which year to use) and Story of the World 2 Geography- Memoria Press States & Capitals Book (2nd grader will follow along), Ambleside Online also Classical Studies- Memoria Press D'Aulaire's Greek Myths (2nd grader will follow along) Latin- First Form Latin Art- Ambleside Online & Artistic Pursuits Music- Ambleside Online, Keyboard and also something to teach to read music (Any advice on program) Foreign Language- Duolingo (Will start a formal program in 7th grade) Typing- Not sure, what's a good program? Poetry & Shakespeare- Ambleside Online Logic-(looking at Critical Thinking Games but not sure, any advice) PE- Have no idea maybe YouTube videos 2nd grader (still not reading) Reading- Memoria Press (select three books and study guides to go along), also Ambleside online Handwriting- ????, still needs practice Copy-work/ Dictation/ Recitation- I have no idea Grammar/Vocabulary- CLE (will test him to see where she places once we finish this year) Spelling-Sequential Spelling (maybe, I haven't decided if we will use anything) Math- CLE (will test him to see where she places once we finish this year) Science- With sister and also Ambleside Online History- Ambleside Online (either Y1 or Y2) and Story of the World 2 Geography- With sister and Ambleside Online Classical- With sister Art- Ambleside on Artistic Pursuits Music- Ambleside Online, Keyboard and also something to teach to read music (Any advice on program) Foreign Language- Duolingo (only if he wants to) Typing- Not sure, what's a good program? Poetry & Shakespeare- Ambleside Online Logic-(looking at Critical Thinking Games but not sure, any advice) PE- Have no idea maybe YouTube videos What do you guys think? Am I doing way to much? Any advice would be appreciated. We would not do all of these everyday.
Hello everyone, We are new to HS and have a DS who is almost 5. I feel he has great attention and is able to listen to full chapter books with what appears to be good comprehension. (For example, his current favorites are "The Hobbit" and "The Chronicles of Narnia" series). He shows readiness in many areas to begin schooling but, this week, we began reading lessons, and he really struggled with putting sounds with the word families (e.g., "at" family). He did better as we proceeded but continued to confuse b, p, d. I backed up and just did letter recognition, and he had a hard time with that. I am wondering how common this is? I am wondering if many children do this, or if this could be an early sign of dyslexia? I truly thought he would be ready, which is why this hit me hard, and now I am concerned about him. Any tips on how to help him? Thank you for any advice and tips.