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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-12-2008, 07:57 AM
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Posted By Liz
Quote: Originally Posted by MamaZoZo...

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Originally Posted by MamaZoZo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10530198)
5. I do the 'hate to say it' thing again,...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-21-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By Liz
Quote: Originally Posted by brookescott88...

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Originally Posted by brookescott88 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10280212)
Sounds amazing!
I called them earlier...
Forum: Learning at School   01-21-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By Liz
Quote: Originally Posted by Blue Tulip...

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Originally Posted by Blue Tulip http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10340173)
Thank you all very much for your replies,...
Forum: Learning at School   01-17-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By Liz
Talk to the teacher about it. That should always...

Talk to the teacher about it. That should always be your first step.
Forum: Learning at School   01-17-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By Liz
Quote: Originally Posted by AuntNi...

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Originally Posted by AuntNi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10292169)
My question is: how long would you wait before...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-04-2007, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Liz
Well, I found these on line at Addison Wesley: ...

Well, I found these on line at Addison Wesley:

"Ginn Reading Steps
Suggested Grade Level: K-3
Ginn Reading Steps is a Canadian-authored collection of levelled books to use for guided reading...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-01-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Liz
I'm looking for a series of readers, the...

I'm looking for a series of readers, the levelled kind, to help my grade two son practice reading. He's having trouble making the jump to reading by himself or even with me helping. The books he...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-11-2007, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Liz
It isn't usually that cold at that time of the...

It isn't usually that cold at that time of the year - it's winter but not bitterly cold. Toronto doesn't get cold like say Chicago, it's more like Manhattan weather. And there's lots to do. Let us...
Forum: Learning at School   10-11-2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,783
Posted By Liz
Quote: Originally Posted by eilonwy...

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Originally Posted by eilonwy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9400568)
Do parents who send their kids to private...
Forum: Learning at School   10-11-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,783
Posted By Liz
Quote: Originally Posted by kmeyrick...

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Originally Posted by kmeyrick http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9353170)
I'm a public school teacher, and let me give...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-12-2007, 11:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By Liz
We do two in the winter and one in the summer. I...

We do two in the winter and one in the summer. I like to leave time in the summer for as many "one off" activities as possible like concerts, festivals, etc. We try to do swimming all year round...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-01-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Liz
If you are driving there should be no problem....

If you are driving there should be no problem. We've travelled back and forth this summer with no problem and ds just has a short form birth certificate. If you fly she has to have a passport. I am...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-18-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,539
Posted By Liz
I've seen it done both ways, it will probably...

I've seen it done both ways, it will probably largely depend on how the nanny you find wants to do it. If they have other jobs (night time babysitting, cleaning, etc.) they may want to do it...
Forum: Learning at School   07-08-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Liz
There are French Immersion public schools in...

There are French Immersion public schools in Canada because French is our second official language. I didn't send my son to one because:

1. a second language is not that important to me - if he's...
Forum: Learning at School   07-04-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 877
Posted By Liz
My son's school is very diverse. I don't know...

My son's school is very diverse. I don't know the exact numbers but his class is a pretty even mix of white, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, Muslim (I'm sorry, I don't know which country the family is...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-04-2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Liz
A lot depends on where you are and how much...

A lot depends on where you are and how much training you have. I paid about $35 a day when my son was that age and I supplied all food and diapers. And it was a full day. And in downtown Toronto. If...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-04-2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Liz
I wouldn't normally jump in on a thread like...

I wouldn't normally jump in on a thread like this without first hand knowledge but the second hand knowledge I have heard is so bad I feel you should know. I have heard bad things about Smith's...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-02-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 258
Posted By Liz
Why don't you want him to write the test? My son...

Why don't you want him to write the test? My son is only in grade 1 but I'd like to start thinking about it. My son's school seems to be pretty cool about the test, they say they don't teach to the...
Forum: Learning at School   05-27-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Liz
Also ask how he compares to the boys in his...

Also ask how he compares to the boys in his class.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-27-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Liz
Quote: Originally Posted by siouxbee...

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Originally Posted by siouxbee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8230523)
I guess what bothers me most is that my sweet...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-27-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Liz
I don't know if this is much help but it wil...

I don't know if this is much help but it wil bump your post so maybe others can be more helpful.

We went to a soccer game last week at Campbell Park which is southwest of Dupont and Lansdowne....
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By Liz
Quote: Originally Posted by UptownZoo...

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Originally Posted by UptownZoo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8175316)
this heap of little [kids} sleeping like...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,551
Posted By Liz
My son was a little slow on the skipping thing....

My son was a little slow on the skipping thing. It must be a milestone on some developmental chart so teachers look for it.

On the bike thing, I think that training wheels actually make learning...
Forum: Parenting   05-17-2007, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,678
Posted By Liz
Just want to make one point: we all say things...

Just want to make one point: we all say things in e-mails that we wouldn't say to someone's face. That's why flaming is such a problem. They actually are studying it and think that because we aren't...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-17-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Liz
Quote: Originally Posted by Cujobunny...

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Originally Posted by Cujobunny http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8127872)
I'm in Toronto but we use a home daycare...
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