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  1. Elementary Http://supplementlab.org/shred-fx/...(more) 11-20-2017 3:30am (0 replies)
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  2. Elementary I've been paying for private insurance for dc's and me (rolled over DH's insurance plan after he died). Just informed that Humana will no longer cover individual plans. Not sure...(more) 11-14-2017 9:36pm (0 replies)
    where to go from here.
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  3. Elementary Add for Upscale Sensual Body Work..... What does that mean? 11-14-2017 9:31pm (0 replies)
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  4. Elementary Http://healthpluscogni.com/pro-shred-testo/...(more) 11-13-2017 6:10am (0 replies)
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  5. Elementary Need some big time/non-judgemental advice from moms who've BTDT and are drinking with me right now... 12 y/o daughter has changed her passcode on iPhone because I found deleted...(more) 11-9-2017 8:06pm (25 replies)
    photos of her taking photos and videos of her anus and doing all sort of inappropriate videos. Also checked her Instagram/snapchat accts to make sure nothing has been submitted privately. I have her phone now (she's in the bathtub but told me at dinner she changed the code so I couldn't get in). She had smuggled the phone in the bathroom a few weeks ago (the date on deleted photos). She knows phone is only allowed in common areas at home. Rambling, I know, but a widow for a year and dealing with all sorts of issues. Yes, we are all in counseling, but I need guidance from moms now, please.
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    • I'd get her a flip phone 11-9-2017 8:07pm
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      • OP: That would be awesome, actually! She would hate it, lol. I am in the process of downloading and app to shut off her phone w/o taking it away. But I can't get into her...(more) 11-9-2017 8:09pm
        phone to set up the the process. She knows if she wants the phone back tomorrow -- or ever, I need the code to get in.
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    • p.s. She has lost her phone privilages for the evening, btw. 11-9-2017 8:07pm
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    • take the phone away. 11-9-2017 8:07pm
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      • Got it. Just need to get in to set up the parental control app I donwloaded earlier today. 11-9-2017 8:09pm
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      • this 11-9-2017 8:39pm
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    • omg! i am so sorry. 11-9-2017 8:08pm
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    • Keep the phone indefinitely. She is only allowed it during a couple established hours and it must stay in the kitchen. It also charges in the kitchen. Be firm and do not give...(more) 11-9-2017 8:08pm
      an inch. Keep with the therapy.
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      • Thank you. Have the phone. She just crapped in her Easter Basket (as a very good friend of mine used to say....) 11-9-2017 8:14pm
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      • Charge in your bedroom at night. She will sneak to kitchen and take it while you sleep. 11-9-2017 8:16pm
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        • OP: Yes. I keep it in my room at night and she gets it back in the morning 11-9-2017 8:18pm
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          • Smart. I'm sorry you're having such a hard time with her. I don't usually agree with the take the phone away as punishment I so often see on ybm, but in your case it is exactly...(more) 11-9-2017 8:22pm
            the right consequence. She isn't ready for the responsibility of having a smart phone.
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            • OP: She has already lost the privilege of bringing home school laptop because of ceaseless game playing (switching screens back and forth to make it look like she was actually do...(more) 11-9-2017 8:25pm
              ing homework). Looks like I'll be getting a land line....
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    • I'm sorry it sucks, and I think there are too many moms here who think this couldn't or doesn't happen. 11-9-2017 8:09pm
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      • ^beyond that, she is not ready for a phone. I hope you guys can get some good advice in therapy. 11-9-2017 8:09pm
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        • Thank you. Me too. This was her father's phone. We don't have a land line and it has been helpful to get in touch with her. I'm actually glad I'm not working right now so not...(more) 11-9-2017 8:11pm
          leaving her alone with her own devices for a few hours and such.
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    • Phone goes away as others have said. Also, as much as you can, a calm conversation about why she did it, what she thought she would do with the pics, and an explanation of why...(more) 11-9-2017 8:11pm
      this is so serious.
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      • Thank you. Yes. Explained to her yesterday when I found the photos (and also calmly explained that as the one who is paying for the privilage of her having the phone to begin...(more) 11-9-2017 8:18pm
        with, it is also my responsibility to protect her from all sorts of Stranger Danger. She didn't like it, but said she understood. But changing the code -- and telling me (!) right before leaving it on the kitchen counter to take a bath -- well that was just dumb luck.
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        • OP: What kind of nerd am I that, amidst this important conversation, I have to point out that I spelled privilege wrong.... 11-9-2017 8:20pm
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    • being a parent is so hard - you are not alone 11-9-2017 8:15pm
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      • Thank you. I know I have a good tribe -- and thank you for being a part of that tribe tonight. I know it isn't always the case down this online rabbit hole. 11-9-2017 8:22pm
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    • flip phone pronto. and maybe some therapy 11-9-2017 8:31pm
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      • See above -- shitload of therapy 11-9-2017 8:51pm
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  6. Elementary Do you feel a child can have sensory issues but not ASD? 11-5-2017 10:17am (12 replies)
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    • Of course 11-5-2017 10:19am
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      • how do you help that type of child - my DS has social deficits - and it causes children to shy away from him - he is 10 years old and I have playdates to help - that goes better...(more) 11-5-2017 10:20am
        than less structured settings like recess, where he is alone.
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        • I think you need to let him be who he is. At recess maybe the thing for him to do is book club, or study hall, art class these are things that are offered in my school during...(more) 11-5-2017 10:23am
          recess. Or you can ask the playground monitors to assist him in finding one friend or small group to play with. I think you are doing the right thing having play dates, but somekids either never do well in huge playground situations or they do better come middle school. You canít change that as much as you can work within your dsís personality boundaryís.
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    • WHat is ASD? 11-5-2017 10:19am
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      • aspergers 11-5-2017 10:21am
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        • Thatís what i though, no. Sensory disorder and asbergers do not go hand in hand. I donít know what many people make that mistake/misunderstanding of sensory issues. 11-5-2017 10:26am
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    • Everyone has them. I think the difference is whether it interferes with day to day functioning. 11-5-2017 10:20am
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      • it interferes with his ability to form social relationships - and his self worth is impacted 11-5-2017 10:21am
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        • Is he unable to form any social relationships? THat is aspergers. 11-5-2017 10:27am
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          • i don't think unable - he just very challenged in groups....awkward and not fitting in 11-5-2017 10:32am
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            • The most important thing I learned with my ds is that he diesnít have to ďfit inĒ he has to find people that ďfit himĒ I always said this to him and he and I really changed our...(more) 11-5-2017 10:35am
              mind set once we verbalized he has to find people that fit him.
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              • And until he finds those people it is perfectly fine to to find his own thing to do. 11-5-2017 10:36am
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  7. Elementary My 10 year old DS struggles socially - has anyone seen their child learn social skills, with therapy, skills groups or otherwise? I really want to help my son... 11-5-2017 10:17am (9 replies)
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    • Nt at 10, but in preschool I have seen it help many of the kids in dsís playgroup 11-5-2017 10:20am
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    • what is the issue? what do you mean struggles socially? 11-5-2017 10:23am
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      • he is not skilled at approaching and breaking in to play - he can be somewhat awkward - a schedule play dates and he does better - but at recess, when on his own w/ many kids, he...(more) 11-5-2017 10:26am
        stays to himself, cannot navigate
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        • hmm... obviously it bothers him? Have you spoken to a psychologist? 11-5-2017 10:27am
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          • before school started - psch said perhaps your child is an introvert and leave him alone - don't push it - however, now that school started i can see it is more than that because...(more) 11-5-2017 10:31am
            my son feels badly and has said to me that "social situations are becoming very difficult" - so now i think maybe my son should see psych - just don't want him to have stigma - really challenging for me to know what to do!
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            • Introverts still feel bad about not being extroverts. He just has to find the other introverts on the playground, in fact they might not be on the playground, find out if there...(more) 11-5-2017 10:34am
              are clubs happening during lunch or recess or if there are tasks he can do for the school instead of being forced onto the playground.
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        • This was my ds. It was much better when we switched to a small private school. Really helped him feel less overly stimulated and nervious on the playground. It was all to do with...(more) 11-5-2017 10:30am
          sensory disorder and hearing everything at once, he has perfect pitch and an amazing ear for sounds and that was very hard for him, on the positive side he is an excellent musician because of it.
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  8. Elementary My 7 year old ds likes Halloween but not trick or treating all that much. He prefers to stay home and open the door for trick or treaters. Does this sound strange? 10-30-2017 10:58pm (7 replies)
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    • not at all... go with the flow. Not every kid is into taking candy from strangers 10-30-2017 10:59pm
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      • I get that. I don't mind staying home. I would not force him to trick or treat. 10-30-2017 11:07pm
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    • No 10-30-2017 10:59pm
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    • I know tons of kids like this 10-30-2017 10:59pm
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      • Good to hear. I don't know any! 10-30-2017 11:05pm
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    • I can see how this would actually be more fun and interesting. 10-30-2017 11:04pm
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      • For me, it makes the evening easier! I don't mind, but I don't want ds to miss out on fun with his peers. Of course, I will not force him to trick or treat. 10-30-2017 11:06pm
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  9. Elementary Ave Mom friend/neighbor who has boy close in age to my son. It seems like the friend is frequently trying to intervene in our kidsí friendship and frequently leaves us out. It...(more) (0 replies) * I 10-13-2017 11:17pm (0 replies)
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  11. Elementary Is anyone else's PTA out of control?...(more) 10-2-2017 11:28pm (4 replies)
    Constant fundraisers, "wear this to school" day, events for which they BEG for volunteers, daily flyers home about endless activities.... It's crazy! And the pressure to volunteer for constant events... Oy! I am a big supporter of my child's school, but the PTA is really out of control.
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    • can you stop posting on Elementary? You seem unhinged 10-2-2017 11:28pm
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      • I think it's nice to see some life on this board. 10-2-2017 11:43pm
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    • ITA. I feel like the PTA moms at my dc's school all are the same...crazed look in their eyes, same yoga gear, constantly gossiping about kids, teachers and every other year a...(more) 10-2-2017 11:31pm
      saucy affair. I never tell them anything because they use it against you.
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    • You guys always are obsessed with bashing volunteers. 10-2-2017 11:35pm
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  12. Elementary How many basic addition problems should a first grader be able to do in 5 minutes?...(more) 10-2-2017 11:08pm (15 replies)
    DD's teacher will give the students a math test on Friday. They will have five minutes to answer 50 basic addition problems. I have no idea what the expectation is of a first grader one month into school with an assessment like this. Any ideas how many correct answers in 5 minutes would be considered a decent score??
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    • My 2nd grader is supposed to do 21 in 1 minute. 10-2-2017 11:09pm
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      • Okay. That's 3 seconds per problem. Thanks. 10-2-2017 11:10pm
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        • Or. Mine did not have to do that last year but at least you have some idea. Fwiw, my kid rarely meets the goal of 21 and has to bring them home to practice. 10-2-2017 11:11pm
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          • Results of my google search:...(more) 10-2-2017 11:17pm
            "A child is considered to have mastered a math fact when he/she can answer it in three seconds or less." (sigh)
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    • no and I'm so annoyed by school 10-2-2017 11:10pm
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      • Lol. Me too! 10-2-2017 11:10pm
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    • Gosh who cares? It won't impact anything in his life. Have him review them see how it goes. 10-2-2017 11:10pm
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      • I wish you were right by my dd's school is CRAZY. 10-2-2017 11:11pm
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        • **but** not by 10-2-2017 11:11pm
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        • You are the parent. Keep perspective and sheild your dc from any madness. 10-2-2017 11:12pm
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          • I swear, homeschooling is sounding better and better. 10-2-2017 11:17pm
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    • they're only goal is to improve from their personal baseline over the course of the year. 10-2-2017 11:10pm
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      • This! 10-2-2017 11:11pm
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        • Okay, I am liking this answer. 10-2-2017 11:12pm
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  13. Elementary Grades are good but school recommends pull-out basic skills...(more) 10-2-2017 9:22pm (4 replies)
    My first grade ds is going well in first grade. Although he gets distracted, his grades are good so far. Reading is on grade level. I have a math tutor and a reading tutor for him, just to make sure he stays on track. Both say he is doing well, on grade level, knows the material, etc. School just recommended pull-out basic skills instruction (1x per week for math and 2x per week for reading). The downside, to me, is that they are pull-out, so he would be doing remedial math and language arts work while missing other material in the class. Tutors think it is a bad idea. School did not explain their recommendation; they just asked me to sign consent. I am meeting with teacher tomorrow to ask how she made the determination that he needs remediation. What do you think?
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    • as someone who had to fight for my kid to get pull out because he was struggling from what I saw at home PLUS he got 1s on the state tests, I don't know why you'd fight it 10-2-2017 9:23pm
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      • If I thought he needed it, I wouldn't fight it. But his grades are good and he reads on grade level. If push-in basic skills were an option, I would feel better about it. With...(more) 10-2-2017 9:45pm
        pull-out, he will miss content he is going to be tested on later.
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    • If it is like my school, they constantly assess the children and pull out those in need of further help. The goal is not to let a child fall through the cracks. Why would you...(more) 10-2-2017 9:30pm
      fight this?
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      • He will be pulled out of class to remedial math and reading, when he reads on grade level and gets A's on his math tests. He will miss instruction in new material. Tutors (who are...(more) 10-2-2017 9:39pm
        teachers in public school in another town) think it's a terrible idea and will do more harm than good.
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  14. Elementary Teacher recommended Basic Skills...(more) 9-29-2017 8:27pm (6 replies)
    Can any teachers out there explain why a first grade teacher would recommend my ds go to pull-out Basic Skills classroom for math 1x per week for 30 minutes and for reading 2x per week for 30 minute sessions when his only grade in math so far is 100% on chapter 1 quiz and she measured his reading level to be on grade level???? I have a call into the teacher but no response yet.
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    • because everyone else is probably a level or two higher? 9-29-2017 8:27pm
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    • Why not? I'd never say no to private instruction 9-29-2017 8:29pm
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      • We probably will say yes, but we are confused as to why she is making this recommendation. I thought Basic Skills instruction was for kids who are not doing well. 9-29-2017 8:32pm
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      • I would not be happy about the pull-out. It means the child misses other things. It's not "additional" instruction. It's instead of regular instruction. 9-29-2017 8:48pm
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    • we do this based on NWEA map testing scores 9-29-2017 8:34pm
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      • What are NWEA map testing scores? 9-29-2017 8:36pm
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  15. Elementary My dd wants a razor scooter for her 8th birthday. They are so many options! Does anyone have a recommendation for the best model? 9-13-2017 2:13pm (5 replies)
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    • The one with the big wheels goes REALLY fast. So probably not that one. 9-13-2017 2:14pm
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    • did you ever find a housekeeper? 9-13-2017 2:15pm
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    • Just the basic one. 9-13-2017 2:17pm
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      • op: The A, right? It's the most popular one on Amazon. Thanks! 9-13-2017 2:18pm
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    • Maybe check windsorpeak forums if you don't get an answer heee. 9-13-2017 2:22pm
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  16. Elementary XPost from toddler: ISO a full time housekeeper/babysitter for school aged kids. Any suggestions on hourly/weekly compensation, what benefits to offer and where to find?...(more) 8-31-2017 5:32pm (5 replies)
    Thanksinadvance.
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    • care.com 8-31-2017 5:33pm
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    • We are ALL on toddler 8-31-2017 5:34pm
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    • I assume $15-20/hour plus unlimited metro are (if in nyc), maybe phone, two weeks paid vacations (one week of your choosing, one of hers), OT, and taxi home if she works late? I'd...(more) 8-31-2017 5:34pm
      Put ads in sittercity and/or care.com.
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      • Thank you so much! 8-31-2017 5:35pm
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  17. Elementary Any teachers out there?...(more) 8-8-2017 9:19am (21 replies)
    Can you tell me what your school expects a child's reading level to be upon entering first grade? Please specify if you mean independent or guided/instructional level in your answer. Fountas and Pinnell level would be great, if you know it. Thank you.
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    • D 8-8-2017 9:20am
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      • Guided or independent?? 8-8-2017 9:35am
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    • H 8-8-2017 9:21am
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      • Guided or independent?? 8-8-2017 9:35am
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    • Teacher here. This is the F & P guide for all schools. But to be honest, many dcs come into first not reading and gain that skill in first. I'm most concerned about letter and...(more) 8-8-2017 9:22am
      • sound identification and reading comprehension. that is unless its apparent the child has a learning disorder. 8-8-2017 9:22am
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        • http://www.heinemann.com/fountasandpinnell/handouts/instructionallevelexpectationsforreading.pdf...(more) 8-8-2017 9:22am
          • So, to answer your question D/E 8-8-2017 9:23am
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            • Guided or independent?? 8-8-2017 9:36am
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          • Yes, I am familiar with this table, which refers to instructional/guided levels. My child's school follows the Teachers College table, which refers to independent reading levels....(more) 8-8-2017 9:43am
            They expect entering first graders to read at D/E INDEPENDENT level in September. That seems to be a higher standard than F & P expect.
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    • I teach K and have taught first grade. Kids are solid starting 1st at D or higher. If they are still b or c they catch up when it clicks. Those who have poor concepts of print,...(more) 8-8-2017 9:23am
      donn't know letters and sounds solidly, or dont' know more than 7-10 sight words that usually struggle in 1
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      • Solid D guided or independent? 8-8-2017 9:36am
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        • Guided is fine. 8-8-2017 9:42am
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          • Does "instructional level" = "independent level" or "guided reading level"?? 8-8-2017 9:46am
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    • For f&p, D or E is what's expected. 8-8-2017 9:32am
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      • Guided, correct? 8-8-2017 9:36am
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        • Independent 8-8-2017 9:41am
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          • I am confused. The F & P table attached above refers to instructional level. That is different from independent, isn't it? 8-8-2017 9:44am
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            • This was not posted by an early childhood teacher. Developemental understanding does not suggest independent reading at those level by first grade. 8-8-2017 9:54am
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              • Teachers College expects entering first graders to be at least D/E INDEPENDENT in September. Doesn't that seem a little tough? My ds is level G now, which I think is his...(more) 8-8-2017 10:00am
                instructional level. I figure he is ok now, but he has been at reading camp all summer and improved a lot there. He was C/D instructional in June.
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      • Are you a teacher? What grade? 8-8-2017 9:42am
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  18. Elementary Nate the Great??...(more) 7-24-2017 11:43pm (5 replies)
    Anyone have an opinion about the children's books series Nate the Great? Would it appeal to a six year old boy who will enter first grade in September? It will be a bit above his current reading level, but I will help him read it.
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    • Yes, good choice 7-24-2017 11:45pm
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    • I think they're fine. You might be surprised that he can handle them on his own fairly soon. 7-24-2017 11:45pm
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      • That would be awesome!! 7-24-2017 11:47pm
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    • Yes, and captain underpants and then diary of a wimpy kid 7-24-2017 11:55pm
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      • Thanks for the recommendations. 7-24-2017 11:57pm
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  19. Elementary This post has been deleted. 7-22-2017 9:38am (3 replies)
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    • An advertisement? 7-22-2017 9:41am
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    • Sounds like they tell you that to get you to pay 7-22-2017 9:53am
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  20. Elementary Recommendations for an audio book for me, dh ad 15 yo dd to listen to on the way to camp? Wanted to do The Magpie Murders but it's too long. Any other good shorter mysteries (5...(more) 7-18-2017 3:01pm (2 replies)
    -10 hours). We love Agatha Christie, but would like something else, another mystery we hope! Thanks.
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    • 50 shades 7-18-2017 3:05pm
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      • HAHAHAHAHAHA. Not even remotely funny. Just stupid 7-18-2017 4:03pm
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  21. Elementary Are you doing anything to prevent the "summer slide"? 7-12-2017 11:24pm (13 replies)
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    • absolutely not 7-12-2017 11:25pm
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    • what is that? 7-12-2017 11:26pm
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      • Summer slide is the term that describes the loss of learned material most students experience during the summer vacation. As a result, teachers typically spend the first few weeks...(more) 7-12-2017 11:30pm
        of school bringing students back up to the level they achieved in reading, math, etc. in June. It is a situation that is worse for low income kids and those who are already lagging a bit.
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    • yes, tutoring 7-12-2017 11:26pm
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      • How often? All summer? What subjects? 7-12-2017 11:32pm
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        • 1-2x a week. math & reading plus some ISEE stuff. most weeks of the summer unless we're traveling or tutors are. 7-12-2017 11:33pm
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    • yes every day my dcs do a little reading and math 7-12-2017 11:26pm
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      • Did you buy workbooks for them? 7-12-2017 11:31pm
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    • Yup. My kids have things they have to do every day before they get any freedom. Reading, studying math, chores... 7-12-2017 11:26pm
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      • Good approach. That is how I am doing it, too. 7-12-2017 11:35pm
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    • Yes, math and reading and writing 7-12-2017 11:32pm
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    • no we are too busy enjoying the summer. that being said- they read. 7-12-2017 11:33pm
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  22. Elementary This post has been deleted. 7-7-2017 8:20pm (23 replies)
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    • No. There is this crazy push on reading levels instead of taking time to teach foundational reading skills in a systematic way. 7-7-2017 8:23pm
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      • You are probably right. I thought the whole year of K was a little ridiculous (math tests, etc.). 7-7-2017 8:43pm
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    • our school wants them at least at D leaving K and starting first. In my experience they really go fast when they're ready and it doesn't really matter if that is at 4 or 6.5/7 7-7-2017 8:23pm
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      • What you mean by that ("they really go fast")? 7-7-2017 8:28pm
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        • when it clicks they progress quickly. you can't force it, just keep reading. 7-7-2017 8:31pm
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          • Got it. Makes sense. Thanks. 7-7-2017 8:33pm
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      • When educators refer to reading level, are they usually referring to guided reading level? 7-7-2017 8:38pm
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    • My DC could not read at all going in. Absurd. 7-7-2017 8:25pm
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      • He/she could not read at all going into first grade? 7-7-2017 8:29pm
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        • You said entering k. 7-7-2017 8:31pm
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    • entering K at D or 1st? 7-7-2017 8:30pm
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        • most kids don't read entering K 7-7-2017 8:33pm
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          • even umc kids 7-7-2017 8:33pm
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          • Sorry... I meant entering first grade. I am the original poster, and my question is about expectations of entering first graders' reading ability. 7-7-2017 8:34pm
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            • yes, entering 1sy should be about level D. that is reasonable 7-7-2017 8:34pm
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              • Are you a teacher or elementary school administrator, by any chance? 7-7-2017 8:37pm
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          • Agreed 7-7-2017 8:34pm
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    • our district expects C by end of K 7-7-2017 8:30pm
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      • C for guided reading level? 7-7-2017 8:39pm
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    • I mistyped. I am inquiring about expectations of entering first graders' reading levels....(more) 7-7-2017 8:37pm
      From what I see online, ending kindergarten reading at a C/D level is not "behind." But my child's school seems to expect E by end of K. I am wondering what others know about this topic. Thanks.
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      • I don't think F & P is a great indicator of reading skill. Can doc blend 3 sounds to make a word? Isolate the 3 sounds Ina word like cat or dog? Write something like "dg" for...(more) 7-7-2017 8:41pm
        dog? If so dc is fine.
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        • Ha! I think you're right, but at school they seemed to expect F & P reading level of D or E by end of K. 7-7-2017 8:45pm
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  23. Elementary Help...(more) 6-25-2017 1:09am (8 replies)
    My husband and I fight alot. It really negatively impacts our kids.
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    • get divorced. 6-25-2017 1:13am
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    • - no subject -...(more) 6-25-2017 1:14am
      I think about it all the time
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      • so why don't you 6-25-2017 1:16am
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        • - no subject -...(more) 6-25-2017 1:18am
          My kids have a lot of needs and I'm scared about money and time if I get divorced
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          • you will figure it out. people do it all the time. I did. 6-25-2017 1:23am
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            • - no subject -...(more) 6-25-2017 1:24am
              could you tell me about your situation? Mine is that my husband is basically bumbling and doesn't meet my needs, it's nothing terrible, but it is so hard for me
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  24. Elementary This post has been deleted. 6-22-2017 2:41pm (31 replies)
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    • Dude! It's kindergarten. Relax. This is really nbd 6-22-2017 2:42pm
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    • You disagree with the teacher? Are you in the classroom comparing him to his peers? 6-22-2017 2:42pm
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    • Omg. Let it go. It's k for goodness sake 6-22-2017 2:43pm
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    • it sounds like you are on top of things. it's ok, he's in kindergarten. just make sure he's doing the best he can, not everyone is going to get perfect scores 6-22-2017 2:43pm
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    • the report card is important to you, but it isn't important long term 6-22-2017 2:43pm
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    • Someday you will look at this "worry" and laugh. This is nothing to worry about me, trust me btdt 6-22-2017 2:43pm
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    • How could you disagree though. You only see him at home, not school 6-22-2017 2:43pm
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      • This 6-22-2017 2:44pm
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      • His math average is an 86% and she rated him a "2" (below grade leve). 6-22-2017 2:47pm
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        • His math average? He's in kindergarten!!! 6-22-2017 2:47pm
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    • Kids mature a lot and change 6-22-2017 2:43pm
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      • Yes, I know. But thanks. I need to remember this kind of thing. It has been a tough year. 6-22-2017 2:50pm
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    • You want the principal to intervene how? 6-22-2017 2:44pm
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      • I don't think an 86% average should translate to a "2" (below grade level performance) on a report card. 6-22-2017 2:56pm
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    • Who the fuck cares about report cards for kindergarten? 6-22-2017 2:44pm
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      • Well, they wouldn't issue them if they meant nothing. 6-22-2017 2:57pm
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    • Don't get the principal involved. No one cares about kindergarten "scores" anyway 6-22-2017 2:44pm
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    • what kind of scores are you getting on a K report? And yes, everything will be OK. Even if he has some sort of LD (as both of my kids do), it will still be OK, you will just...(more) 6-22-2017 2:47pm
      need to figure it out.
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    • Honestly, this is something you need to deal with. Your son clearly doesn't behave well most of the time. The issue isn't with the teacher, but your child. Sorry, but it's...(more) 6-22-2017 2:49pm
      true.
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      • His behavior ratings were great. It's his math grade that has me to most upset. 6-22-2017 2:51pm
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    • if you're concerned about it i'd ask to talk with the teacher about why he got the low scores. 6-22-2017 2:50pm
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      • I have met with her a few times this year. The conversations go no where. She just tells me how she has to repeat things to him so much. 6-22-2017 2:52pm
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    • If he has an auditory processing disorder, and his "academic" (I use that lightly as its kindergarten) performance is impacted, he likely needs an IEP. This is actually a perfect...(more) 6-22-2017 3:02pm
      argument to set him up for success. Request a formal evaluation ASAP
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    • Save your school intervention for when it's really important. 6-22-2017 3:24pm
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  25. Elementary Does anyone have a good movie recommendation for a sleepover with girls ranging from 7 to 11? We have cable, Netflix and Amazon prime. 6-21-2017 8:18pm (5 replies)
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    • Annie 6-21-2017 8:19pm
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    • Parent Trap 6-21-2017 8:19pm
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    • Minions, Trolls 6-21-2017 8:20pm
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    • cheaper by the dozen 6-21-2017 8:21pm
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