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https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/edpuzzle/oligonmocnihangdjlloenpndnniikol?  a chrome extension for EdPuzzle to make it easy to snip and create playlists and lesson plans using youtube videos. Will also integrate into your google classroom.

https://readtheory.org/  Free, hoping to try this soon.

https://www.sdlback.com/timeless-classics-low-level-christmas-carol/saddleback-educational-publishing-hi-lo-books  Saddleback has a series of hi-lo classics 

https://www.commonlit.org/  There are some hoops, but you can get a free teacher account with CommonLit.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/155Jba91zgHW6V-nXt46sAg1utbsNd0C82yQwNwWsV48/edit  (not my file, someone else made this) We've been working through the fiction Signposts this year rom Notice and Note, and my thought was to use EdPuzzle to put together a list of youtube videos (CBS  Sunday Morning type stuff) to work on the nonfiction signposts.

I saw some other things mentioned that I can't quite get to work for us.

ESL-bits.net It's quite good but without the highlighted text he can't follow along.

hexagonal thinking maps and bloom balls 

NYT picture prompts (too complex)

https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/the-collections/the-inference-collection/  Interesting as prompts, but again sophisticated.

And then a few fun misc

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08ZT13893/ref=atv_dp_season_select_s1  Legends of the Hidden Temple. I don't know why this is valuable, maybe social? 

https://www.proedinc.com/Products/40001/study-and-executive-function-skills-for-students-w.aspx  a new book on EF

https://cdn.teachercreated.com/samples/8312s.pdf  a new series from Teacher Created on SEL

I'm just about done with the Down syndrome book on Fine Motor, but it didn't really answer what I'm supposed to do with a 12 yo, lol.

That's all. My brain is working significantly better, though maybe not as well as it might if I go back and do more HBOT. So we're getting things going for a brisk summer term since we used up our summer margin this winter term. On the plus side, he tested really well on his IEP testing except for computation, which even they admit they hardly care about so long as his word problem scores are good.

https://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Math-Projects-Build-Yourself/dp/193467057X/ref=sr_1_3?crid=QKZJT7TVA9G5&dchild=1&keywords=amazing+math+projects+you+can+build+yourself&qid=1622404197&sprefix=amazing+math+pro%2Caps%2C184&sr=8-3  I'm trying to do projects with him from this, so far liking it.

https://www.amazon.com/Grapes-Math-Greg-Tang/dp/0439598400/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=tang+the+grapes+of+math&qid=1622404250&sr=8-1  Greg Tang (of Tang Math) has a series of living math books that are just enough brain tingling to be fun. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/141431499X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1  He's clicking really well with this One Year Children's Bible.

We had had a thread discussing some EF research on the idea of multisorts, and I'm thinking about how I can use that to step up my teaching. I think we could do more multisorts with math of course, but also states would be a fun way to do that. (sort by geography, sort by letters, sort by things produced, sort by proximity to water, sort by animals or terrain, etc.)

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=dodsworth+book+series&i=stripbooks&crid=X4EIMB0ZNU56&sprefix=dods%2Cstripbooks%2C176&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_4  These are not original to me, as someone else on the boards mentioned them, but they're quite charming. The Dodsworth series. 

Y'all up to anything interesting?

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I don't know if we are taking a break or making a permanent change.  We are more in "regular kid" mode instead of "remediation" mode.  Still doing an audiobook most nights.  Many nights he likes to listen in the bath tub and then as he falls asleep.  

He has not shown a lot of academic gains lately in a way where I think it makes sense to keep going in remediation mode.  He has made some gains, but -- it's not like if we spent more time then he would make more gains.  I do not feel like that at all right now.  

So we are more enjoying life 😉 

Wednesday he is leaving with his sister for overnight church camp.  I am hoping it will go well.  He has been going to youth group and my daughter reports that he is either hyper or totally silent, but there is one boy who talks to him (I hope this boy will go to church camp), and I asked his teacher, and she thought he would do fine.  He went to special needs camp for two years, but not last year b/c corona.  I am assuming they will call me if there are any problems, and that the leader will look out for him.  They had a particular session for youth group kids to sign up for, and the youth group leader is going, and they will go in a church bus.  

The Dodsworth books do look charming!  

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