At the beginning of the school year, I always give my boys a diagnostic spelling test. The curriculum we use provides monthly diagnostic tests which are useful for pinpointing problem areas. They are also a great way to gauge their progress. I was very disappointed to learn that they really didn’t make much progress in […]
After I posted my last blog, about giving D1 a spelling diagnostic, something occurred to me. Many, many of my readers find my blog by searching for Spell to Write and Read or Teaching Reading at Home. Years ago, I paid $60 and went through the two-day teacher’s training done by Back Home Industries. It […]
I know it sounds weird, and I never thought I’d say it, but I am thankful that my son has a reactive airway. Due to this, he comes down with every single anything that goes around; at the moment it is a very nasty head cold, coupled with a little bit of striderous, croupy breathing. Fun! Not really, but what it does do is allows him to stay home with me, taking his breathing treatments and doing a little school work. He did really great today too!