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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-30-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By ecoteat
Shoot. Auto-link added the period onto it....

Shoot. Auto-link added the period onto it. Fixing now...
Forum: Learning at School   01-30-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,239
Posted By ecoteat
I teach in the public K-8 school that my...

I teach in the public K-8 school that my daughter is in for K this year. The length of specials varies slightly by grade (they get longer as kids get into middle school grades), but they are 30-50...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-30-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 28
Posted By ecoteat
Can you please go here and "Like" this video?...

Can you please go here and "Like" this video? http://tinyurl.com/legojoust . The kids that made it are SO PROUD of their work and they are desperately hoping to make it to the top 20. Voting closes...
Forum: Family Safety   11-02-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By ecoteat
I think everyone here knows the importance of...

I think everyone here knows the importance of the appropriate seat at any age, myself included. I'm not shopping for a seat; we already have a good, safe set-up for my kid in our vehicles. This is...
Forum: Family Safety   11-02-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By ecoteat
I understand that, but what exactly is different...

I understand that, but what exactly is different about one that is rated 40 lbs and one that is rated 30 or 33? Two seats may look and function nearly identically, but be rated differently. How are...
Forum: Family Safety   11-02-2011, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By ecoteat
What is the difference between a backless...

What is the difference between a backless booster that's rated for 33+ pounds and one that is for 40+? Would the different seats perform any differently if a 37 pound (43", 5.5 yo) kid was in them?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-04-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 604
Posted By ecoteat
I have a terrible weakness for Taco Bell. I love...

I have a terrible weakness for Taco Bell. I love the bean burritos. I also really like the salad at Wendy's that comes with a cup of chili to dump on top.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-04-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By ecoteat
Great! I had wondered about you recently, so...

Great! I had wondered about you recently, so thanks for updating us!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-21-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 351
Posted By ecoteat
I used to teach in a suburb of Boston with...

I used to teach in a suburb of Boston with students that spoke over 30 languages amongst them. It was very diverse--really and truly. Kids didn't bat an eye at each others' cultural differences, and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-19-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,186
Posted By ecoteat
Don't any of your schools just provide those...

Don't any of your schools just provide those basics? In the public school I teach in we ask the kids to buy a few things, but mostly for their own personal organizational (folders, notebooks). The...
Forum: Learning at School   08-13-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,025
Posted By ecoteat
Tiny schools like the one I teach in get...

Tiny schools like the one I teach in get screwed. We don't have enough kids in any one grade to make their scores statistically significant, although we do manage to meet expectations on testing...
Forum: Learning at School   08-13-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By ecoteat
Where in the car is her seat? I can reach my...

Where in the car is her seat? I can reach my dd's buckles from the driver's seat. It takes a second to reach back and undo the buckles and she can get herself out of the straps pretty quickly too....
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-04-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By ecoteat
We got one from Hanna Andersson that was really...

We got one from Hanna Andersson that was really cute, but did not hold up nearly as well as I expected, especially considering the price! I will probably only buy LLBean backpacks from now on. My...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-03-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 187
Posted By ecoteat
That's insane! It must be such a pain for you to...

That's insane! It must be such a pain for you to find good places to order from online.
Forum: Parenting   07-01-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By ecoteat
I often hear people say they wish their babies...

I often hear people say they wish their babies and kids would stop growing so fast. Or that they couldn't wait for a certain age/phase to hurry up and be over. I noticed recently that I can't think...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-01-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 187
Posted By ecoteat
I thought Amazon did ship to Canada?...

I thought Amazon did ship to Canada? http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_navbox_596184_canada?nodeId=596192...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-28-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 187
Posted By ecoteat
Would something like this work?...

Would something like this work? http://www.amazon.com/Nine-West-Elspie-Platform-Leather/dp/B004BJZXQC/ref=sr_1_5?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1309315700&sr=1-5...
Forum: Family Safety   06-14-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,813
Posted By ecoteat
DD was rear-faced until 2.5.

DD was rear-faced until 2.5.
Forum: Family Safety   06-14-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,405
Posted By ecoteat
I had to ride in a car with dd when she was a...

I had to ride in a car with dd when she was a baby with no carseat once. The circumstances were just one traveling disaster after another and we were left stranded with no better options. I did...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-14-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By ecoteat
 Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...



Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   06-14-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,494
Posted By ecoteat
Breathe.

Breathe.
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-13-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,142
Posted By ecoteat
I'd like some advice too! I'm glad I found a...

I'd like some advice too! I'm glad I found a boat-necked tankini a couple years ago that totally covers most of my back, because I just would not be comfortable otherwise. I haven't been able to...
Forum: Learning at School   06-13-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By ecoteat
I'm not sure what I would do with dd if that...

I'm not sure what I would do with dd if that opportunity came along at that age, but I would LOVE to teach a single-sex class. My one math class this year was 6 boys and 1 girl (we are a tiny...
Forum: Learning at School   06-13-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By ecoteat
DD just finished her third year of preschool...

DD just finished her third year of preschool before heading off to kindergarten in the fall. She's been at the same wonderful home-based Waldorf-inspired preschool with the same teacher the whole...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-12-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By ecoteat
I'm working on writing a graduation speech that...

I'm working on writing a graduation speech that I will be giving at my 8th grade students' graduation from our K-8 school this Friday. Because of some job shifting that I've done over the last few...
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