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Great! My son saw the booklet online and asked to print it out and play. I introduced the rods to him yesterday. He immediately started building a pattern. I prompted by asking "you need a two" or something like that, to introduce that rods can have a number value. He then started asking colored rods by number or size vs. color. This is going to be exciting, since this is the way I visualize math, and am wondering if my son is similar. The rods I am hoping offer the...
Thanks Miranda! That was really great feedback on connectors vs. wood. I went ahead and ordered the solid wood set from Learning Resources. I also purchased the Orange and Red book for the Miqhon Math. Super excited! The wood rods arrived last night and we are going to explore them today! Looking forward to seeing the books and see how to start some worksheets/exercises. I devised some sample ones on my own. Fingers crossed he'll get into them.
Hi everyone! I am FINALLY going to commit to cuisenaire rods for helping my son with math concepts. He is in 1st grade in a traditional school system, but I have regretted for too long not sending him to Montessori for early learning, and am now "putting my money where my mouth is" by teaching him at home (supplemental teaching that is.) I am looking for advice on resources. I went to etacuisenaire.com and am liking their connecting cuisenaire rod sets, and also their...
Really?   Thanks for all that your shared :-D  I am not a big fan of dx (even though I am a RN.)  AND I don't see it necessary right now.  My son's dad definitely has some kind of ADD going on.  I am grateful I started my research as I read one article that said early intervention, with a biological link, helped the symptoms. I have always parented to his needs, so I guess right now we are doing what we should be doing.   No, I am not rushing to the doctor for a...
This made me laugh!  Know he is not!  However, it is obvious something is weird since the teacher will say "turn left" and my son "turns right." He does things opposite.  I am not sure if this would qualify for dyslexia either.  I am going to follow his school work and see if there are any signs there. So far, not really. Just a slow reader.
First off, thanks for talking ;-D My son is in a private catholic school, so I am pretty sure they do not test for ANYTHING-not just ADD (we don't have school psychologist on board, or speech therapists etc like public schools, and not tutors.  Just one reading specialist, who my son works with.)   He is meeting standards and is doing fine in school; and is he is not disruptive, just under-performing in my eye (I have the mommy hunch he is...
How many parents here sought out professional diagnosis?  Did anyone decide not to?  I am afraid of labeling, and getting the schools involved. I am wondering if it is worth getting a diagnosis, or to continue to parent as I have been so far, and adjusting when we need to.   Do you contact your physician first if you want to diagnose it?  Do they care or is it more the schools who do?   This topic is so huge, I am just now considering it with my son. So. No idea...
Totally understand wanting the child to do their best.  How does this correlate with being careful, going slow, being perfect?  My son LOVES to draw and write creatively (as in make up his own font style practically), and I can tell he is partly motivated by how things look, but he is also motivated by how things feel.  Art and drawing have an element of movement, and they are capturing dynamic ideas in a static picture.  I have watched my son, and he makes sound...
Thanks for another book suggestion! I am probably most concerned about how to handle the "perfectionist" frustrations, and the "doom and gloom" balking that happens when he feels challenged.
Just wanted to give the thumbs up to all these great posts.  To my surprise, most of the K classes (there are 3) ARE reading, and my son is just in the lower rank. He is getting help 2X week from a teacher there, and they go over phonics and sounding out.  He went into K not knowing the sounds of some of the letters, so maybe this is why he is lagging behind (?)  He does bring home those horrible, stapled together reading books, which I think are beyond his reading...
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