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Splash Math

I just signed up for an interesting site … Splash Math.

Splash Math combines the best of both worlds. For a child, Splash Math appears to be like a game which rewards on getting answers correct, keeping them engaged all the time. For a parent, Splash Math covers all necessary math skills for their grade levels and provides crucial insight on the child’s performance.

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Splash Math is an adaptive program. It personalizes math practice depending upon the child’s level of mastery and covers all math skills for all grades – Kindergarten through 5. Splash Math collects the practice data and shares analytical reports with the parents/teachers.

Splash Math combines the best of both worlds. For a child, Splash Math appears to be like a game which rewards on getting answers correct, keeping them engaged all the time. For a parent, Splash Math covers all necessary math skills for their grade levels and provides crucial insight on the child’s performance.

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Discussion on Slavery and the Civil War at 1 a.m.

We have both been horribly sick all weekend. Yesterday I spent maybe two hours OUT of bed, and at least 1 1/2 of that was in the bathtub. So with the kiddo and I both sick, we slept together in the big bed and my husband, terrified of getting ill (and who could blame him?) slept in the front bedroom.

We were awakened, Em and I, at 1 a.m. by the dog (who has a bad case of kennel cough) hacking and coughing and then throwing up on the bed. Ah, joy.

Somehow, in the replacement of blankets and upheaval, this led to the following conversation…

E: I sure am glad that General Washington abolished slavery.

C: General Washington owned slaves, sweetie. Perhaps you are thinking of Abraham Lincoln?

E: No, it was Washington. I remember from the history videos.

C: Well, General Washington led troops in the Revolutionary War, some 80 years before the Civil War, where we fought over slavery and other things.

E: But Mama, the video SAID it was Washington. So either the video lied, or you remember wrong.

C: Or a 3rd option, that YOU remember wrong.

[a long frustrated silence from the child]

I then reviewed the early history of the United States to her, reminding her that at the end of the war, African-American men then had the right to vote.

“But not us, right Mama? Not women?” Em asked.

“That’s right, we didn’t get to vote until less than 100 years ago.”

“That wasn’t fair.”

“No it wasn’t. But now that we can, we should always vote, because our opinions matter.”

And with that, we went back to sleep. Well, at least she did.

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