Saturday, October 27, 2007

Teaching Multiplication Table the Visual Way, Trying Out Times Tales

I first heard about this TIMES TALES from CharlotteD at Learning Board. She highly recommended it. I don't know why I didn't get it sooner, but I wish I did. Another poster named "WishIknew" ordered it right away and here's what she said:

"I want to thank whoever it was that mentioned Times Tales for helping my son with multiplication. We got the flip charts yesterday and we've already learned 4 of the memory stories just messing around with the pictures. This kind of learning is SOOOO right for my son! He thinks it's silly, but fun. He starts third grade in a few weeks and hasn't even really started multiplication yet, but he thinks it's cool to have a fun story head start. Thank you, whoever you are!!!! (that whoever you are is CharlotteD:)

And so I ordered it and it arrived yesterday. I'm excited! We'll start working on it today :) I'll keep you posted on how it goes. By the way, the costumer sevice on that store is excellent!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Random Thoughts

How do I know when I am stressed? When I am waking up at 3 o'clock in the morning for a couple days and couldn't get myself to go back to sleep, then I know I am stressed. I love sleep, I enjoy sleep, but when sleep is hard to come, that means I am anxious.

I know I should be praying, and I will. I just want to type my random thoughts here, so I can jump start this blog.

I started this blog several months ago but wasn't really updating it as much as my personal mommy blog. But now that Schwablearning site is closing, I am determined to make this blog a haven to us parents of kids with LD.

So... I'm logging off to pray then will come back here tonight for a more informational post.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Stressed. Support Group About To Disintegrate? I Hope Not!

Remember this post? Well, it's a stressful time right now because that support group I was talking about is in the danger of "disintegrating". We received an announcement that the website is closing at the end of the year. The Schwabbies are still raising our hopes high. I guess it's kind of like "hoping against all hope". No definite news yet, but hopefully next week we'll hear of a plan. Till then, I will be posting most of my thoughts on LD here.