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Forum: Waldorf   07-04-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By LindaCl
Look for the book titled, "Thunder Cake", by...

Look for the book titled, "Thunder Cake", by Patricia Polacco. I'm quoting an amazon review here, "Polacco shows how Babushka's [grandmother to the worried child] patient, strong doses of hugs,...
Forum: Gardening   06-30-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By LindaCl
I think I must have 3 dozen different species of...

I think I must have 3 dozen different species of ants. Some are damaging because they carry weed seeds into the beds. Others are damaging because they bring scale and aphids to my plants, and the...
Forum: Waldorf   06-30-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By LindaCl
Sometimes their "why's" are just a child's way...

Sometimes their "why's" are just a child's way of having a conversation. Sometimes they are asking but they hold thoughts of their own on it they may or may not want to share but are tested against...
Forum: Waldorf   06-30-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,707
Posted By LindaCl
Quote: Originally Posted by Aeress...

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Originally Posted by Aeress http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14001944)
Hi,

I wonder if it is possible to stay true...
Forum: Waldorf   06-05-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By LindaCl
Quote: Originally Posted by operamommy...

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Originally Posted by operamommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13889453)
I don't mean to hijack, but for those of...
Forum: Waldorf   06-05-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,541
Posted By LindaCl
Quote: Originally Posted by riverscout...

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Originally Posted by riverscout http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13889570)
I bet nothing would have been done about...
Forum: Learning at School   06-03-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By LindaCl
I've been reading this great book called "Doing...

I've been reading this great book called "Doing School: How We are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic and Miseducated Students" (not a scold book like the title may sound).

She...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-02-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By LindaCl
Something a little like this happened to me...

Something a little like this happened to me years ago. This little girl in my child's class used to fix her eyes on me whenever I came in the room. She couldn't speak well but there were several...
Forum: Learning at School   06-02-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By LindaCl
So great to hear this. I hope more schools...

So great to hear this. I hope more schools realize that this kind of flexibility can make such a difference to students, not to mention this level of individual attention available from teachers and...
Forum: Waldorf   06-02-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By LindaCl
My children are teens now so it's been awhile....

My children are teens now so it's been awhile. When you can be an adult and play with your children, I don't think there's much conflict with Waldorf's advice at all. It's when adults find...
Forum: Waldorf   06-02-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,541
Posted By LindaCl
Ugh. I'd write this place off too. In my...

Ugh. I'd write this place off too.

In my family, some were Waldorf students and some not. I found the judgmental parent thing just as much both inside Waldorf and out-it's just there's a crunchy...
Forum: Gardening   05-31-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By LindaCl
Quote: Originally Posted by Talula Fairie...

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Originally Posted by Talula Fairie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13854108)
I have to wonder...isn't it cheaper to...
Forum: Gardening   05-31-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By LindaCl
Quote: Originally Posted by tayndrewsmama...

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Originally Posted by tayndrewsmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13853535)
I guess I am not too smart. I thought...
Forum: Waldorf   05-30-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By LindaCl
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif Thanks boatbaby. What a treat! They look beautiful.
Forum: Gardening   05-30-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By LindaCl
Obama's family garden is a "public health...

Obama's family garden is a "public health threat". I don't know whether to laugh or cry:

Daily Show:Little Crop of Horrors...
Forum: Learning at School   05-28-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,477
Posted By LindaCl
Quote: Originally Posted by Leta...

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Originally Posted by Leta http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13842800)
My aforementioned friend, in a similar...
Forum: Learning at School   05-28-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,477
Posted By LindaCl
Quote: Originally Posted by TiredX2...

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Originally Posted by TiredX2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13829280)
A 1.7 reading level is 1st year, 7th month....
Forum: Learning at School   05-28-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,477
Posted By LindaCl
This is so drastic. Over a test score? That...

This is so drastic. Over a test score? That sounds like educational malpractice to me.

My advice would be to become the squeaky wheel, but be as nice as possible about it. They might give in just...
Forum: Gardening   05-28-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By LindaCl
It depends on the tomato. "Field" tomatoes...

It depends on the tomato. "Field" tomatoes aren't staked--they're a short-bushy determinant tomato. And cherries would be okay, but they'll sprawl and the tomatoes at the soil level will probably...
Forum: Gardening   05-28-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By LindaCl
We have a lot of days which get that hot in the...

We have a lot of days which get that hot in the summer, but I don't water every day. I let the tomatoes stay bushy to the ground, shading the root zone so it doesn't bake as badly and slows the...
Forum: Games   05-23-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 1,755
Posted By LindaCl
These are so good! I remember this Chinese...

These are so good!

I remember this Chinese restaurant where the staff all had the heavy foreign accent, the inside was covered with the kitchy Chinese paper lanterns and porcelain dragon decor,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,629
Posted By LindaCl
Black tie affair but no tux, almost an elopement...

Black tie affair but no tux, almost an elopement in another country with very few guests, followed by a very homespun potluck gathering to celebrate and watch the tour de france. Sounds strange but...
Forum: Gardening   05-23-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By LindaCl
The rolly-pollies we call "sowbugs". They...

The rolly-pollies we call "sowbugs". They usually go for decaying leaves and stuff on the ground, but they will munch holes in the best strawberries if they get near them. But they like moisty leafy...
Forum: Waldorf   05-23-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By LindaCl
Quote: Originally Posted by melamama...

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Originally Posted by melamama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13806292)
Here's a Plan toys wooden scooter...
Forum: Waldorf   05-23-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By LindaCl
No way. The teachers at my children's school are...

No way. The teachers at my children's school are required to supervise recesses and lunches with their students. Parent volunteers cover for the class teachers once a month so the teachers can enjoy...
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