Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Homeschooling Special Needs

Homeschooling Special Needs

I thought this story was really interesting and so I'm sharing it.

There I sat once again searching for the right curriculum for our children. We had decided to home school our kids the year before and we still hadn't gotten ourselves situated in a routine. What was wrong with me? How can all these moms be so organized and home school multiple kids but I couldn't? I began to dread to go to home school meetings because the mom's always seemed to have it all under control. How come only my kids didn't want to get up and school? Was I the only one that didn't have a clue as what her kids were going to do from day to day? The questions kept going through my mind and I continued to search for something that would be "right" for us. I would buy workbooks, text books, flashcards and software all relating to education. We even went to the library about two days a week but nothing seemed to be what I was looking for in an education for my kids. Our hunt for curriculum was a little different than what some kids need because of our kids' situation.

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Building FCAT Vocabulary Skills

Here are a few suggestions for FCAT practice to improve your foundation skills and vocabulary for the FCAT test. The free vocabulary games for FCAT preparation on this website include a number of great games for building vocabulary skills. For FCAT elementary skills, students will benefit from the Letter Blocks, Quiz, HangMouse, Unscramble and CrossWord. To build FCAT vocabulary for middle school, students should also consider the Vocabulary Builder MatchIt Game. FCAT High School Vocabulary skills should use the middle school games plus the SAT Vocabulary Game. Some of these vocabulary games such as WordSearch, CrossWorld, UnScramble, and HangMouse allow students to pick their own vocabulary lists. Note that if you look under the word grade, there are FCAT vocabulary word lists organized by grade level.

Preparing for the FCAT Writing Assessment

focus specifically on building writing skills, you might consider taking an eight week online writing course from Time4Writing.com.

Building Foundation Skills for the FCAT

Many students improve their language arts and math skills with afterschool study by using Time4Learning.com's online automated learning service. Time4Learning also provides more specific information on building skills online for test preparation online.

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