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    I am going to give it a try, it may be good to learn English, although not for the letters - I want to teach her in Spanish first.


    Isa #16188 05/18/08 06:57 AM
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    Here are some websites that my dd's school sent home for the kids (K-3rd) to use during the summer. There may be something appropriate for your dd's level, if you don't mind American Spanish. I hope I typed them in correctly.

    Summer

    www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_es.htm#
    www.apples4theteacher.com/foreignlang.html#spanishgames
    www.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/
    www.rif.org/leer/index_flash.mspx?flash=true
    www.learnalanguage.org/elemspan/
    teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/
    www.sesameworkshop.org/talkreadwrite/index.php
    www.germantownacademy.org/curtech/interactive/interactive.htm
    www.edhelper.com/Spanish.htm?gclid=CPelmc7B4ECFSMZawodFWtleA
    www.primeraescuela.com
    www.storyplace.org
    www.curiosikid.com/view/index.asp

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    Hi Summer,
    great links - Thanks smile

    I am starting with the first one since DD does not know yet the whole alphabet.

    What I think I have to improve on my side is organizational skills and time management ....

    Good night to everyone still on line!

    Isa #16213 05/18/08 03:46 PM
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    Isa,

    I have some good online stuff, but it's all in english! Sorry. When you are ready to have her do things in english, let me know. I have a great online program to learn reading in english, but it's not free. Although, it's not computer specific, so you could use it on Mac.

    Neato

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    Isa -
    I'm so glad your DD isn't pretending any more. Try looking for books by 'Ed Emberly' - they are 'how to draw' and not in any language. They show the steps of making various stick figures. I love them as a warm up to writing, and sequential thinking.

    My guess is that once she gets the hang of them, she might spend hours on them, independently, without the need to read.

    Love and More Love,
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    You know what? DD is now playing ON HER OWN voluntarily and happily for 1 hour to 1 hour and a half!!!!
    I do not have to push her for that, convince her or anything. She just anounce now that she wants to play on her own.

    Now the next step is that she plays in her room alone while I am downstairs with DS - that way she could do some puzzels or stuff she is not allowed while DS is around.
    (she still needs to see or hear people not too far from her).

    She is as well asking again thousands of 'whys' for absolutely everything... Very tiring, yet I am really happy about that.

    smile smile smile smile smile


    I now have to find my 'party line' as questions put it, in a country where homeschooling is illegal and even between 4 and 5 is simply not done.

    Isa #16365 05/21/08 01:23 PM
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    Yay, Isa!!! It sounds like she's breaking those bad habits that the school taught her. I'm so glad! laugh


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    That's so great to hear!
    Oh, Isa! Can't you move over here?
    Then you could homeschool in peace!

    FWIW: DD5 will play a really long time by herself with Playmobile. She concocts wonderful and imaginative story lines and worlds and keeps herself very busy and happy.

    smile

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    It is official now!

    We have sent the letter to the school informing them that DD will not be returning for the rest of the school year.

    No reactions from the school yet.

    Neato: Your DD sounds like mine smile

    About resources:
    Do you have some web site that teaches basic science for kids? I have some that explain experiments but I was looking for some basic knowledge, like classifications of animals and plants.

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    Isa,
    Wonderful news!

    As for the 'why' questions. I found that I could often get away with saying either:
    "Nature" or
    "Custom"
    and that was often all he needed.

    Enjoy your time now, and don't ruin it worrying about next year!
    Grinity


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