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Forum: Montessori   10-21-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By wrzos
We have just implemented a system, that is a bit...

We have just implemented a system, that is a bit in flux, but works like this (and we were very anxious about this- as we didn't want to tie chores to money either, but ended up doing so in a...
Forum: Learning at School   11-06-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,751
Posted By wrzos
My kids school is private, with no hot lunch...

My kids school is private, with no hot lunch option. They will heat up a lunch for the children 6 and under (primary program in M school). Processed foods are highly discouraged, lunchables,...
Forum: Learning at School   11-04-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By wrzos
My son is younger than yours - and not in an...

My son is younger than yours - and not in an immersion program - just exposed to 2 languages. But, we've so far seen regression whenever he learns something new in the other (less spoken) language....
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   10-09-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By wrzos
I have Kaiser and use the Gwinnett facility. I'm...

I have Kaiser and use the Gwinnett facility. I'm fine with them for my OB care - I see the midwives and deliver at Emory Eastside. I do what I want and ignore anything they do/say that I don't agree...
Forum: Montessori   09-17-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By wrzos
My son has been singing this song all week - now...

My son has been singing this song all week - now I know why! :-)
Forum: Montessori   09-17-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,871
Posted By wrzos
So crocs are forbidden this year for us as well...

So crocs are forbidden this year for us as well (inside and outside). I got a pair of van-type sneakers for my son (practice lacing) and a cute velcro close sparkly shoe for my pink obsessed dd.
Forum: Montessori   09-17-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By wrzos
Our school has only one option: half-days for...

Our school has only one option: half-days for under 5, and full days (8-3) for 5 and up. So we do 5 half days for my younger and 5 full days for my older.
Forum: Montessori   08-27-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By wrzos
Only the afternoon children go on field trips at...

Only the afternoon children go on field trips at our school, so I don't have personal experience with these (just entering 3rd year), but I know last year they went to:

local aquarium
local...
Forum: Montessori   08-26-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By wrzos
Glad to hear it is going well. Nosy enough to...

Glad to hear it is going well. Nosy enough to want to know where you enrolled! LOL

The lack of communication seems to be a common parent concern - but I'm now in my 3rd year and while it still...
Forum: Montessori   08-26-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,871
Posted By wrzos
We use crocs for indoor shoes - but I don't like...

We use crocs for indoor shoes - but I don't like them for outside.
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   08-26-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By wrzos
I don't think there is on e near Decatur, but...

I don't think there is on e near Decatur, but I've joined Lifetime Fitness this summer, and been really pleased with their childcare center!
Forum: Montessori   07-28-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By wrzos
Not that diff from our school. Just so you know,...

Not that diff from our school. Just so you know, our school starts the new children a week earlier than all the returning. They attend 4 days, only 2 hours a day. They are given TONS of...
Forum: Montessori   07-28-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By wrzos
HAH! I've been doing this for 2 years now and...

HAH! I've been doing this for 2 years now and still struggle with lunches! LOL

Right now, during summer, they aren't doing heat up lunches. So, they are getting cooler bags with plastic...
Forum: Montessori   07-28-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By wrzos
I'm not a trained teacher, but I would think the...

I'm not a trained teacher, but I would think the number rods would be important for the math works...
Forum: Montessori   07-28-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By wrzos
I never worry about hand washing b/c that is...

I never worry about hand washing b/c that is such an integral part of practical life during that first year. My son never had so much soap and water in his life as he did that first year - hand...
Forum: Montessori   07-14-2009, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By wrzos
I know when my son started at 2.10 he was so...

I know when my son started at 2.10 he was so excited for it, he just hopped out of the car and never looked back. But, in retrospect, I was so excited for him (knew it was a good school, knew it...
Forum: Montessori   07-14-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By wrzos
I'm late b/c I just got the book this week... ...

I'm late b/c I just got the book this week...

First of all - my goals for our children & M. In a nutshell, we want to raise children that LOVE to learn. That are not learning things just b/c some...
Forum: Montessori   07-14-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By wrzos
When my son started primary he was still at this...

When my son started primary he was still at this stage as well. I never asked, and he managed just fine. In conversation with an asst. I was told that if they ask for help they'll be helped, but...
Forum: Montessori   07-09-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By wrzos
I'm in North Atlanta as well and have 1 child...

I'm in North Atlanta as well and have 1 child entering his 3rd year in an AMI school, and a 2nd starting her first year this fall. Both children had interviews, and I wasn't sure what to expect at...
Forum: Montessori   05-22-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,617
Posted By wrzos
No experience with it, but plan to have our...

No experience with it, but plan to have our children in separate classrooms while in primary, but merge them (possibly) when in elementary. THere are 2 elementary classes right now, and I have 3...
Forum: Montessori   05-22-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By wrzos
An on-line book club - fun! Who brings the...

An on-line book club - fun! Who brings the snacks? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif

I could be in depending on timing. I'm heading out of country for 6 weeks on...
Forum: Montessori   05-22-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By wrzos
very exciting! I'm so jealous of all you parents...

very exciting! I'm so jealous of all you parents that have public school M as an option...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-14-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By wrzos
You've really got to be careful with the way...

You've really got to be careful with the way your ped might do a developmental screening...

My neighbor who is NOT american has a dd a year older than my son. Her ped kept asking her things like...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-14-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 439
Posted By wrzos
I opened the thread looking for rules on...

I opened the thread looking for rules on ANSWERING the phone (which is where I'm at with my 4 yo) LOL But, I get your logic, and think the rules are sensible, and fair. If she comes up with a...
Forum: Montessori   05-06-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By wrzos
Quote: Originally Posted by Flor...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flor http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13715689)
I just wanted to comment on the math. I think...
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