Misty May

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Emma Pierson wrote:Hi all,

I hope you've had a good day so far.

I'm looking for app games for kids to kill two birds with one stone where they can have fun but at the same time improve their solving skills or concepts (not necessarily studying them but learning them by looking at how the game works).

I'm asking because I'd like to get my niece more motivated on her studies of science and math subjects and the one she needs the most help with is with math. She's in grade 6 and she's already getting some math help with this app (https://www.studypug.com/math-help/) but it doesn't provide much of the "fun game" part I'm looking for, it's more of a traditional way of practicing math. I know for example "angry birds" was inspired by the physics game "Crush the Castle" and it is adhered to physics laws and there are all these videos on YouTube were explained the lessons you can take from angry birds..... well something like that but for math  

Anyways, sorry for the long post, does anyone know of a good game math app? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

-Emma



Prodigy Game www.prodigygame.com
The kids love it and it is free.
1 month ago

Trace Oswald wrote:

Misty May wrote:

Trace Oswald wrote:It took us 7 months and we had to go to arbitration to get our money back from AT&T.  It still isn't removed from our credit ratings.  

Starlink has been rock-solid and we average 105 Mbps.



We just got notified that, after about a year of waiting, we are a go for getting our equipment! Is it terribly difficult to set up? How are their directions for set up? Could it be done by one person because there is no way in hot Hades I'm getting up on the roof with my husband to install it. Too high for me.



There are lots of ways to mount it.  My mount goes on the edge of the garage at it lowest point, so I can reach it from the ground.  The only thing that takes any time is running the cable from where you put the dish, to wherever you want the router inside.  The install couldn't be easier.  You set the dish where you want it, plug one end of the cable into the dish, the other into the router, and you're done.  I did it myself in about 20 minutes.  If I didn't have to drill a new hole from outside my house to the inside, it would have taken about 3 minutes.



Thanks for the info. Hubby ordered our equipment this morning so we should have real internet instead of these hot spots soon.
1 month ago

Trace Oswald wrote:It took us 7 months and we had to go to arbitration to get our money back from AT&T.  It still isn't removed from our credit ratings.  

Starlink has been rock-solid and we average 105 Mbps.



We just got notified that, after about a year of waiting, we are a go for getting our equipment! Is it terribly difficult to set up? How are their directions for set up? Could it be done by one person because there is no way in hot Hades I'm getting up on the roof with my husband to install it. Too high for me.
1 month ago

Jenny Wright wrote:And what about as part of subjects like science, social studies, and health? Elementary school classes use a wide variety of subjects to practice reading comprehension skills. These things can be included in that as well. I'm coming from the perspective of former public school elementary school teacher and a currently homeschooling mom of 5. I could teach all these kinds of things in both settings. Real life applications are what makes the basic subjects of reading, writing and arithmetic interesting and engaging.



I come from the perspective of a current public school elementary school teacher. Nothing in the meme comes from the "real life" perspective of most children. Those of us on this site have a somewhat skewed perspective but, for the majority of today's children, food preservation, for example, is something that is neither interesting or engaging. The only thing that, in my experience, children would be somewhat interested in would be growing food but, that brings its own problems. Who, for example, is going to tend the garden in the summer?

I think we really need to stop the trend of piling more and more onto the schools and put some onus on the parents.
1 month ago

Jenny Wright wrote:

Misty May wrote:Sorry, but I don't believe any of that belongs in the school curriculum. Those are things that parents and/or community members should be teaching. We pile too much onto the plates of schools and teachers. It seems that we've forgotten that "parent" is also a verb.


Not even in highschool when kids should be exploring what possibilities they have for future careers?



Not one of the things on the list in the meme would qualify for being "college or career ready".

This is just another in the trend of "the schools should teach" (fill in the blank of whatever the speaker's pet project is). People always want to put more and more on the school's & teacher's plate that just don't belong there.
1 month ago

Denise Kersting wrote:My mom quilts 100% by hand. This is the last quilt she made (and it was for me) using a dahlia pattern and is for a queen-sized bed. Ignore the giant spot in the image, the camera was dirty. She prides herself on ridiculously tiny and precise stitches. She should have been a surgeon. She came up with the lotus flower stitching design for the field quilting. She never did hand-tied quilts, but they were common in my husband's family. We were gifted a family quilt from his g-grandmother that was hand-tied and made from feed sacks.



That is magnificent.
1 month ago
Sorry, but I don't believe any of that belongs in the school curriculum. Those are things that parents and/or community members should be teaching. We pile too much onto the plates of schools and teachers. It seems that we've forgotten that "parent" is also a verb.
1 month ago
I've quilted all my own quilts, from a baby size up to queen size using my regular sewing machine. It's just a matter of rolling, folding and scrunching. There may be a fair bit of swearing involved too. You aren't limited to just straight lines either. As long as you can drop the feed dogs, you're good to go.

I've hand quilted quilts too. I love to see folks expressing an interest in hand quilting. Seems fewer and fewer people are able to hand quilt. It's just a matter of practice and patience. A quilting bee certainly makes it faster but I find hand work to be really relaxing.
1 month ago
My quote comes from a book series by Louise Penny.

“There are four things that lead to wisdom. They are four sentences we learn to say, and mean. I don't know. I need help. I'm sorry. I was wrong.”
4 months ago

Anne Miller wrote:My guess would be that the one on the top left might have something to do with darning.

The first one on the bottom right I would use to pull ribbon or elastic through an enclosure like a waistband.  I would put thread through the hole and sew it to the ribbon or elastic.

I found the middle bottom ones on eBay:

Antique WOODEN CARVED FID Nautical Sewing NETTING Faceted CIVIL WAR Tool

https://www.ebay.com/itm/115105898654?hash=item1accd8a09e:g:0uAAAOSw1gVete2W

ANTIQUE WOODEN HANDLE 3 1/2 INCH SEWING LOOP TOOL

https://www.ebay.com/itm/353690844874?hash=item52599dfeca:g:sOgAAOSwRn1hRKxY



Thanks! Now to figure out what they are used for and how to use them. I know how to use the crochet hook, tatting shuttle & bodkin but the nid and the hook -- no idea.
5 months ago