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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-06-2011, 07:41 PM
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Posted By sleet76
Thanks, Tesbabe.  She and I are both looking...

Thanks, Tesbabe.  She and I are both looking forward to her testing.  She actually can't wait, she has been so frustrated lately with writing and spelling.  I look at it from the point of view that...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-02-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
Posted By sleet76
I posted earlier about my DD and her...

I posted earlier about my DD and her "pretending" not to know things.  I've decided to have her evaluated for dyslexia after realizing that she fit many of the symptoms.  And she is fitting more of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-01-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
Posted By sleet76
:)  I should read it, too, probably!  It is all...

:)  I should read it, too, probably!  It is all to easy to lump any frustration in his ADHD category, when sometimes it is likely giftedness, high energy, or just plain old 6yo boy craziness!...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-01-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
Posted By sleet76
EVC, I don't disagree that there is likely a...

EVC, I don't disagree that there is likely a group of children that fit the description of active alert kids above, but I want to good-naturedly point out that the idea that people with ADHD can't...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-30-2011, 07:23 PM
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Views: 1,135
Posted By sleet76
No, my 6yo is pretty mellow and doesn't get a...

No, my 6yo is pretty mellow and doesn't get a kick out of being in control.  However, he simply will not do something if he doesn't want to.  So he may not have done the writing, he'd just get up...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-30-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By sleet76
Hi!  You are doing great things for your son in...

Hi!  You are doing great things for your son in giving his needs so much thought and finding answers for him.  Good work!  I know how hard it can be!  I have a 6.5 yo son with ADHD, and we...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-23-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
Posted By sleet76
Oh, and in response to your question: my 8 yo DD...

Oh, and in response to your question: my 8 yo DD claimed not to be able to add 4+2 the other day in our homeschool work.  She routinely adds large numbers mentally, but was refusing to cooperate. My...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-23-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
Posted By sleet76
My 6-yo son has ADHD, and is likely gifted,...

My 6-yo son has ADHD, and is likely gifted, though he hasn't had his IQ tested.  I think it is great to follow through with testing for your DD, and with time and reflection, things will begin to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-13-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By sleet76
Fun!  Thanks for sharing!  

Fun!  Thanks for sharing!
 
Forum: Unschooling   09-18-2011, 04:55 PM
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Views: 772
Posted By sleet76
Nick.com has a nice 22-min news program geared...

Nick.com has a nice 22-min news program geared for older kids, and after watching it first, I watched with my DD, age 8 (very mature for age).  Thought it was a good piece.
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-17-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,401
Posted By sleet76
We also use RightStart Math, like an earlier...

We also use RightStart Math, like an earlier poster.  I was also going to suggest you name with tens, not by the "name" of the number.  So, there's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, then 1-ten one (for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By sleet76
Welcome to homeschooling!  My 6 yo DS has ADHD,...

Welcome to homeschooling!  My 6 yo DS has ADHD, and we homeschool, too.  I think it is a great fit for us, and we have a pretty relaxed outlook on things.  I'm glad to hear that K12 is working for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-31-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By sleet76
Last year in WI, you could register your kids...

Last year in WI, you could register your kids without a "grade", just with age and as an ungraded homeschooler.  I haven't looked at the form for this year, but if it hasn't changed, that would be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,040
Posted By sleet76
My 8-yo DD is tiny, and wears a size 12.5 - 13....

My 8-yo DD is tiny, and wears a size 12.5 - 13.  She is still in slim 6 or slim 7, and is only about 46-47 lbs.  I am starting to wonder how small she may be as an adult!  All three of my kids are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-21-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By sleet76
I use my "planner" less like a planner, and more...

I use my "planner" less like a planner, and more just as a record book.  I have a few curriculum things that we gradually and fairly casually work thorough over the year, and as we do something, I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-17-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By sleet76
Here is a link to one part of the Elementary...

Here is a link to one part of the Elementary section (part 2 of 3, I think)  http://www.eric.ed.gov:80/PDFS/ED430841.pdf (http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED430841.pdf)  
 
I bet the other parts can...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-17-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By sleet76
http://www.civnet.org/2009/01/crossroads-a-k-16-a...

http://www.civnet.org/2009/01/crossroads-a-k-16-american-history-curriculum/
 
An overview, and then a link at the bottom to take you to the curriculum itself.  You need to google "Crossroads...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-17-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By sleet76
We also watched Liberty's Kids on Netflix, and...

We also watched Liberty's Kids on Netflix, and my DD could totally follow along.  Many of the same minor historical figures were featured as were in the books we had read, and that was really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-17-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By sleet76
Yes!  We are doing this.  I stumbled across...

Yes!  We are doing this.  I stumbled across Crossroads American History online, it is an older, free curriculum based around picture books for the younger kids, and gains complexity through the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-20-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By sleet76
I think it was something like me describing her...

I think it was something like me describing her progress.  But I think they would work with you to give you the documentation you need, from my experience with them.  I think I only spoke to them...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-20-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By sleet76
We used Clonlara for my DD's kindy year, which...

We used Clonlara for my DD's kindy year, which was, in retrospect, a bit silly, as we lived in the US in one of the least restrictive states with no reporting at all.  They do offer you some...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-19-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By sleet76
Clonlara is not Christian, and has international...

Clonlara is not Christian, and has international students, and has a good reputation.  It isn't cheap, though.  Good luck!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-18-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By sleet76
I'm sorry this didn't get responded to earlier....

I'm sorry this didn't get responded to earlier.  I have experienced this with my son who has ADHD when he was younger.  He is now 6, and while we do have some occasional impulsive "accidents", I am...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By sleet76
Oh, I've also not used the teaching manuals....

Oh, I've also not used the teaching manuals.  They may be great--I've never even seen one, though.  I think the workbooks are sufficient to show both me and the kids how to form the letters in the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By sleet76
I'd say to start with just the K workbook and go...

I'd say to start with just the K workbook and go from there.  It covers upper and lower case, and if it is easy for him, he will move through it quickly, but it covers the formation of all the...
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