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April 28th, 2009, 06:25 AM
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Trent finished up Primer and started Alpha yesterday. It is just amazing to watch the difference with him compared to Talen. He uses the blocks and then plays with them. Completely gets Decimal Street and is so excited.

For Talen the blocks were more of a distraction and I had to stay with him so he would remember they weren't there just for playing with. He had a hard time with Decimal Street and we ended up just having to go the more traditional route of teaching him the place values. He found Decimal Street rather silly, which is typical Talen. .

I just find it interesting how different they are. Talen is definitely more auditory and Trent Kinesthetic. Interesting to see what route Thorne will go, right now he seems more visual, but it is too early to really say.

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April 28th, 2009, 06:44 AM
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Ani liked the blocks in Alpha and Beta. She LOVED Decimal Street. Cameron barely glanced at Decimal Street, acted like I was insulting him trying to get him to use it, and hasn't looked at it since. When he did the 9 facts I got out the blocks and he was like "I already can do that. I don't need those." He's on lesson 11 of Alpha now I think and he doesn't use the blocks. He says he doesn't need them because he can see them and move them around in his head!

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April 28th, 2009, 06:47 AM
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I always find it so interesting how different kids learn.
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April 28th, 2009, 08:41 AM
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It is interesting to see how differently they learn! While all of my boys use the blocks when needed, they do seem to be more of a distraction for Jared. He likes *using* them, but most of the time he just sits there building pyramids. Justin uses them the way they are meant to be used. Jack will use them very rarely, only when he really needs them, but most of the time does everything in his head.
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April 28th, 2009, 09:10 AM
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Sam was like your Talen. He only used the blocks to play or build with in Alpha.....I don't think we've ever pulled them out for Beta or Gamma.

When I was homeschooling my nephew he needed the blocks to help make the concept more concrete for him.
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