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Subject: not a teacher .
Date Posted: 3/1/2009 9:12 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2009
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I AM NOT A TEACHER ..I AM A PARENT WITH TWO SMALL KIDS A DAUGHTER WHO IS 7 AND A SON THAT IS 4.MY DAUGHTER IS 7 AND IS HAVING A TERRIBLE TIME IN SCHOOL WITH JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING.I WAS JUST WONDERING  IF MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE HAD SOME BETTER ADVICE.I TRY TO DO WHAT EVER I CAN TO HELP. IT JUST DOES'NT SEEM TO BE HELPING.

 

THANKS SHELL

Date Posted: 3/4/2009 3:47 PM ET
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Michele,

What seems to be the problem?  Give us a little more details and I am sure that you will get alot of great suggestions.  This PBS group is awesome at coming up with suggestions and help.

Date Posted: 3/4/2009 4:31 PM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2009
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What types of things are you viewing as having a terrible time?

 

Subject: reading
Date Posted: 3/6/2009 1:57 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2009
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she is having a hard time with math , and learning the sight words.Is hooked on phonics good?

Date Posted: 3/6/2009 7:32 PM ET
Member Since: 2/10/2009
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I think it can be, but you need to remember that every child is going to be different.  I've found that books that have plenty of pictures (and sometimes dropped into the story line, too) are a great resource for parents to use with their children.

Math is going to be the same thing.  You'll find that every child is different.  One tool I think that is priceless is cereal.  Fruit Loops and Trix are great for sorting, adding, subtracting, grouping, and other concepts that are the basis for fundamental maths. 

How old is your little one?  Does she have any learning or physical issues that may impede the learning process?  It helps to get a better view of the child to give more appropriate and pin-pointed suggestions.

Subject: sight words
Date Posted: 3/20/2009 11:51 AM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2008
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In this forum look for posting under sight words by normac for great suggestions and a wonderful link for activities to work with your child.  I have been using them with my grandchild and seem to be working. 

Subject: EdMark
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 9:30 PM ET
Member Since: 3/8/2008
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You may want to look into the EdMark Reading program.  It doesn't teach phonics, but words themselves.  This may be enought to give her some confidence and not "learn" to hate reading.  As she gets older, and you continue to work with her, she may learn to make the connection between the sounds and the letters in the words she knows.

Good luck!