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Forum: Learning at School   03-02-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By mija
It's a great idea, although my boys are too big...

It's a great idea, although my boys are too big now, but I wanted to give you this link of another forest preschool opening in the fall in Woodinville:
 
http://www.atticoutdoorpreschool.org/
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-10-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,054
Posted By mija
We skeptically tried an alarm with our then 7 yo...

We skeptically tried an alarm with our then 7 yo ds and it worked beyond all expectations.  We used the kind with built in underpants from the bedwetting store. 
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-04-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By mija
We find the traffic from the contruction worse...

We find the traffic from the contruction worse coming away from children's, not going towards it. Assuming you are coming the 520/montlake way. You may want to take 25th to 65th back to I-5 on the...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-23-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By mija
It rains a fair amount but not constantly and...

It rains a fair amount but not constantly and not too much in the summer. From your description it sounds like you'd be happy in Portland, Seattle, or Vancouver BC. I like almost everything BUT the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-16-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,054
Posted By mija
I've had success beyond what I had hoped with...

I've had success beyond what I had hoped with the rodgers alarm from the bedwetting store online (you can get the malem alarm there too). We've followed the instructions they gave us, including not...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-18-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By mija
Rollerskates? a tent or sleeping bag? slip and...

Rollerskates? a tent or sleeping bag? slip and slide?
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-02-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By mija
If you found a place in NE Seattle In the...

If you found a place in NE Seattle In the Eckstein middle school service area you could choose between a K-8 (Jane Addams) an alt (AS1) and Eckstein. You can find the service area maps on seattle...
Forum: Learning at School   03-11-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,039
Posted By mija
I would personally visit some of the private...

I would personally visit some of the private schools and ask them how they would support and accommodate your son. We only have experience with british private school at the nursery level, but we...
Forum: Learning at School   03-02-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,689
Posted By mija
Can you share what worked? Did you focus mostly...

Can you share what worked? Did you focus mostly on the teacher or the class size?
Forum: Learning at School   03-02-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,689
Posted By mija
I appreciate this thread, there seem to be more...

I appreciate this thread, there seem to be more people in our situation than I realized. We also had not so much luck with the traffic light system in 1st grade... the teacher stopped using it with...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-22-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By mija
I recommend Heike Doyle wholeheartedly! She...

I recommend Heike Doyle wholeheartedly! She delivered one son and her partner at the time delivered the other.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By mija
I would wait and see a bit... My son who has...

I would wait and see a bit... My son who has sensory issues loved preschool and particularly montessori was successful but regular public school was definitely not. We are homeschooling now and he...
Forum: Unschooling   12-04-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By mija
It's age 8, I know because I just brought my...

It's age 8, I know because I just brought my first grader home in WA, this was our first week. I just unenrolled him and won't need to file a letter of intent until next year when he'll be 8.
Forum: Learning at School   11-23-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By mija
Was she in half day last year?

Was she in half day last year?
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-17-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By mija
If you're looking for something a little less...

If you're looking for something a little less expensive and well located try this:

http://www.collegeinnseattle.com/

I think the bathroom is down the hall european style, so make sure that...
Forum: Learning at School   07-31-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By mija
I haven't done it, but it seems like a fabulous...

I haven't done it, but it seems like a fabulous idea! For absences I think a note on the door would suffice, or an email to a group list/yahoo group. For late out the door, I think you would just...
Forum: Learning at School   06-21-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By mija
My son had a good year socially and a...

My son had a good year socially and a frustrating year academically. It sounds like he's in a similar place skill wise to your daughter, but he felt like he didn't learn any of it in school. He...
Forum: Learning at School   05-18-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By mija
Dreambox.com has been really fun for my 6yo son.

Dreambox.com has been really fun for my 6yo son.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-11-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By mija
whoops, missed the "outdoors" part,...

whoops, missed the "outdoors" part, sorry.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-11-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By mija
Seattle gymnastics academy, they have a...

Seattle gymnastics academy, they have a preschool camp for potty-trained 3-5 year olds: http://www.seattlegymnastics.com/SpecEvents.html
Forum: Learning at School   03-20-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By mija
Will you be able to handle his brother's tuition...

Will you be able to handle his brother's tuition as well, when the time comes? If so I would go for it, it sounds amazing.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-04-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By mija
Sorry, I'm in a different cluster, so not much...

Sorry, I'm in a different cluster, so not much helpful feedback. I do know several people who have kids at B-T and they seem really happy with it, especially in the past year or so. We're at a...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-03-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By mija
You might want to tour AS1 as well...

You might want to tour AS1 as well http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif. http://as1web.com/
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-13-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,534
Posted By mija
We went to and liked little tree montessori and...

We went to and liked little tree montessori and creative preschool. The vyfs playgroups are a good way to meet people too. For a 2.5 year old I would do creative's two year old class for sure. Full...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-03-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,850
Posted By mija
Would earplugs help? I could never live...

Would earplugs help? I could never live somewhere with restricted kitchen hours.
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