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Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,884
Posted By MamadeRumi
I've just been lurking, but I want to play, too. ...

I've just been lurking, but I want to play, too. I think the next wildly off topic post, submitted by someone who never read the original post, will arrive in time for Halloween.

And, I am happy...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-14-2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,702
Posted By MamadeRumi
Thanks, all, for the suggestions. At this point...

Thanks, all, for the suggestions. At this point I think we are going to try to make the switch this summer. (Winter break has come and gone, and this semester is too crazy and too busy for me to try...
Forum: Learning at School   01-18-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,529
Posted By MamadeRumi
Update

Hi, I just wanted to update, one semester into the school year.

We opted for the 50/50 program, with the teacher we really liked. It was a great decision. DS is doing wonderfully. He reads to...
Forum: Learning at School   12-28-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,431
Posted By MamadeRumi
I'm a college teacher, and I desperately wish...

I'm a college teacher, and I desperately wish that students entered my classroom less reliant on cellphones. Many of my college freshmen don't have a clue how to go to the library and locate a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-27-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,702
Posted By MamadeRumi
How/when to stop co-sleeping

My DS if 5, nearly 6, and he has co-slept with us his whole life.This has taken a few different forms, from sleeping with us in the queen, and then king bed, to having the crib/day bed next to the...
Forum: Montessori   09-28-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,770
Posted By MamadeRumi
We just went through a similar transition. My...

We just went through a similar transition. My son had been in a Montessori preschool and just transitioned to a public K. He's done wonderfully. I was concerned about him adjusting to a more...
Forum: Learning at School   09-14-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By MamadeRumi
We opted to go with the dual language school. ...

We opted to go with the dual language school. Actually, transfer in either case will be difficult later. K is the time when it is easiest to get a transfer, but, after much consideration and...
Forum: Learning at School   08-12-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By MamadeRumi
It is our home school; however, since it is a...

It is our home school; however, since it is a dual language program, DS has to start in Kindergarten. If he doesn't start in K, we wouldn't be able to transfer him back in.
Forum: Learning at School   08-12-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By MamadeRumi
I do speak Spanish, but I have had no success at...

I do speak Spanish, but I have had no success at teaching it to DS. I think there are some things he needs to learn from somebody else, and in the case of a language I think immersion is the best...
Forum: Learning at School   08-12-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By MamadeRumi
Dual Language or Fine and Performing Arts?

O.K., so I've posted on this or similar topics before, but now I'm finally down to having to make a decision.

My son will start K in a week, we just have to figure out where. :eek:

We are...
Forum: Parenting   07-25-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,274
Posted By MamadeRumi
Honestly, I think every mother I know feels this...

Honestly, I think every mother I know feels this way (and maybe every father feels this way, too). But as I working mother with a very demanding out of the house job, I can tell you yes, I feel...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   07-07-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By MamadeRumi
That change was actually made a year or two ago,...

That change was actually made a year or two ago, and it was a return to sanity, in my opinion. When I first had to fill out a form I simply checked a box saying that my religious beliefs prevented...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   07-06-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By MamadeRumi
Hi, yes, I was there and spoke as well. How have...

Hi, yes, I was there and spoke as well. How have they changed the forms this year? I submitted my exemption request in March, after the bill died in committee, and got my exemption for this year...
Forum: Learning at School   04-25-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,529
Posted By MamadeRumi
Thanks. I'll add a little more info. This is a...

Thanks. I'll add a little more info. This is a dual (two way) immersion program. however, one of the problems they've had in the past was not having enough native English speakers. This is an...
Forum: Learning at School   04-20-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,529
Posted By MamadeRumi
Dual Language -- 50/50 or 80/20

My DS is registered for kindergarten at a school with a dual language program. We are very excited, but we need to make a choice. Until this year the school has had a dual language strand and an...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   03-15-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By MamadeRumi
antibiotics for ruptured ear drum?

Hi, my 5 yo DS has his first ear ache recently (yes, his first. Given that his father and I had terrible ear infections in early childhood, we consider ourselves extremely lucky). Anyway, we were...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-09-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By MamadeRumi
My DS (5 yo) is completely unvaxed, and therefore...

My DS (5 yo) is completely unvaxed, and therefore completely uninjured by vaxes. At the time DH and I made our decisions, I didn't know anyone injured by vaccines, so that didn't factor into the...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   03-04-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By MamadeRumi
New Mexico Vaccine Exemptions Under Fire

Hi, I posted this is the INV forum, but thought I'd try here, too.


Here we go again . . . I just learned that a bill to severely limit the religious exemptions for vaccinations has been...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   02-28-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,751
Posted By MamadeRumi
Anyone have experience with this recently? Last...

Anyone have experience with this recently? Last year seemed easier than the year before, but with the current hysteria I'm getting worried about this year, and this is the year my ds starts K.
Forum: Learning at School   09-27-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By MamadeRumi
This is really very helpful, thank you. And it...

This is really very helpful, thank you. And it is true that my little guy has an incredible vocabulary for a 4 year old, simply because he hears and participates in our conversations and I usually...
Forum: Learning at School   09-27-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By MamadeRumi
Well, that is more or less what happened, so...

Well, that is more or less what happened, so maybe this is a gold mine.



Well, until recently the middle and high school options have been even grimmer than the elementary school options...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-27-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 54,443
Posted By MamadeRumi
HI ladies, I haven't been around much as I'm...

HI ladies, I haven't been around much as I'm trying to come to terms with the idea that DS will be my one and only. If older mothers nursing = no pregnancy, then that could explain my problems. DS...
Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By MamadeRumi
I can see the benefits of doing that, but in this...

I can see the benefits of doing that, but in this case the exam was given one month into a kindergarten program in which they do the math in Spanish. Giving them a week or two of English math...
Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By MamadeRumi
Well, I have thought of that, but I've also heard...

Well, I have thought of that, but I've also heard that to get the benefits of a dual language program you have to commit to it for several years. If I put DS in a dual language program for a few...
Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By MamadeRumi
I had the chance to visit a dual language K/1...

I had the chance to visit a dual language K/1 classroom at this school yesterday, and I really loved it. The children seemed happy. The teacher seemed engaging. I could see that the students were...
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