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Forum: Learning at School   08-28-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Geofizz
Studying the faces helped a lot - both to know...

Studying the faces helped a lot - both to know what to look for, but also to teach the skills of adapting to it and finding her own work arounds. It worked even better the second year when I masked...
Forum: Learning at School   08-26-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Geofizz
My DD has prosopagnosia: Have the teacher...

My DD has prosopagnosia:

Have the teacher take pictures of each kid in their class with their hair pulled back. Place the pictures on cards and discuss them - talk about the personalities of each...
Forum: Learning at School   08-11-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,510
Posted By Geofizz
Yes, this is what I hate about the way school...

Yes, this is what I hate about the way school supplies work. Surely it's more economical and ecological to just buy everything in bulk from pooled resources.

I hope that the OP's district will...
Forum: Learning at School   08-11-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,510
Posted By Geofizz
I actually read our school board's minutes...

I actually read our school board's minutes monthly. The costs go to salaries and benefits, which are mostly health care and retirement. The benefits are the least elastic with regards to cuts, and...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-14-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,954
Posted By Geofizz
There are a few environments where I bring my...

There are a few environments where I bring my laptop because so I can work and make everyone leave me alone.  I've also been known to whistle Billy Joel's "Shade of Gray" when I'm forced to overhear...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-13-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,954
Posted By Geofizz
Oh yeah, got the time window wrong - latest was...

Oh yeah, got the time window wrong - latest was 8:35 am.  School starts at 8:15.  I'm still apologizing to the math teacher over that one.
 
We're looking in the food diary back 3 days for each...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-13-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,954
Posted By Geofizz
Ha!  "Single negative digits" as warm.  Oh, how...

Ha!  "Single negative digits" as warm.  Oh, how our standards have changed.
 
I'm also trying to puzzle out how to manage the back yard.  It's been worse and worse with mosquitos, making it less...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-11-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,954
Posted By Geofizz
You know, now that you mention it, I remember...

You know, now that you mention it, I remember sand from MI and from the first few winters here.  I've not seen any recently.  Hmmm.
 
Shanti, that snow is amazing.  I remember the year I lived in...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-10-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,954
Posted By Geofizz
Shanti, kerc, and other people who live in real...

Shanti, kerc, and other people who live in real winter - what do the side streets look like between snow falls?  It's been continuously below freezing since the last two snowfalls, so we have about...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-10-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,954
Posted By Geofizz
Reading along the updates.  So glad to be able...

Reading along the updates.  So glad to be able to share in the details of all your lives, good and bad.
 
Real, can I assume someone has the Denver Post in the loop?  Our paper has recently...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-09-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,954
Posted By Geofizz
From what you post to fb, I'd assumed 6th grade...

From what you post to fb, I'd assumed 6th grade based on her maturity and the work she does.
Also, a lot of message boards often fail to differentiate between bots and people. So some of the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-09-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,954
Posted By Geofizz
Bbm, I browse on stealth mode. I think I view as...

Bbm, I browse on stealth mode. I think I view as not logged in even when I am. I find it creepy that you could see which threads I was reading. Congrats to your daughter! How did I have her off a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-06-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,954
Posted By Geofizz
Googling Net10.    OK, I'm in on the SS. 

Googling Net10. 
 
OK, I'm in on the SS. 
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-04-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,954
Posted By Geofizz
Lisa, yes, UV is a relatively large range of...

Lisa, yes, UV is a relatively large range of wavelengths and I can certainly imagine that UV lights would have a variety of wavelengths. 
 
Also realize that not all samples of a particular...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-03-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Geofizz
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396826/high-school-science-recommendation#post_17560404)
 I'm...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-03-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,954
Posted By Geofizz
Organization ~ I really like how Smart but...

Organization ~ I really like how Smart but Scattered discusses these things.  (1) Our expectations are generally too high too early for a large fraction of kids, and (2) it takes a lot longer to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-01-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,954
Posted By Geofizz
DH has the (man) flu, so that, plus 10000 other...

DH has the (man) flu, so that, plus 10000 other things from the week, the gym has kinda fallen off the agenda.  That changes tomorrow.
 
It's time to give up on this no cell phone thing.  Anyone...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-01-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Geofizz
DD is 11 and is in 6th grade at the neighborhood...

DD is 11 and is in 6th grade at the neighborhood public school, taking 7th grade science, and has proven she has no need of the 8th grade science content.

According to the middle school, DD is...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-01-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 3,822
Posted By Geofizz
IIRC, Height is up to 3 points out if 80 on the...

IIRC, Height is up to 3 points out if 80 on the IAS, where anything above 60 points is the strongest case for a skip. 20 points come from IQ and achievement. The rest are social, emotional, family,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-31-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,733
Posted By Geofizz
Contactmaya, scoring patterns in IQ and...

Contactmaya, scoring patterns in IQ and achievement can mean any variety of things.  Achievement below IQ be a result of ADHD (child isn't paying enough attention to learn) or it can be a result of...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-30-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 3,822
Posted By Geofizz
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kerc http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-30-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 3,822
Posted By Geofizz
Shanti, My Finnish "sister" used to cross...

Shanti, My Finnish "sister" used to cross country ski to school in the winter.  That's about how she described things.  It was really the only way to get anywhere.
 
Very interesting about...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-29-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,733
Posted By Geofizz
To be clear, you, me, and the OP aren't in the...

To be clear, you, me, and the OP aren't in the classroom seeing what's happening.  Nor is the pediatrician.  The teacher is very clearly frustrated and is documenting his behavior.  "The teacher...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-28-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,733
Posted By Geofizz
Definitely use your own specialists if you can...

Definitely use your own specialists if you can possibly do so.  Make sure the testing includes IQ and achievement (ADHD is often marked by differential performance on these, and low working memory &...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-28-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 3,822
Posted By Geofizz
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kerc http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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