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Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   07-17-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By tatermom
I PM'd you too.  :)

I PM'd you too.  :)
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-15-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,747
Posted By tatermom
My legal name is hyphenated but I tend to just...

My legal name is hyphenated but I tend to just use one part of the name in informal situations.  That might be an option for you if you want to share a legal name with your child; then at least you...
Forum: Learning at School   03-24-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By tatermom
I was just going to chime in that it sounds like...

I was just going to chime in that it sounds like full day is definitely the best choice for your situation.  My son loves his kindergarten class and he considers the extra time with his friends a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-13-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By tatermom
Are there any other public options in your area,...

Are there any other public options in your area, such as magnet programs? My DS1 was not quite as advanced as your child at age 3, but still he was reading at a 3rd grade level before kindergarten,...
Forum: Learning at School   01-17-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By tatermom
Is there any chance that this was sent to all...

Is there any chance that this was sent to all the parents (maybe as a blind CC)?  We get forwards about parenting classes like that all the time.  Or maybe she was just awkwardly trying to help?  I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By tatermom
Thank you all so much for the replies!  It makes...

Thank you all so much for the replies!  It makes me feel better to know that I'm not neglecting to expose DS to something concrete that might make it a little easier for him on the playground. I was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,972
Posted By tatermom
We just set up bunk beds for our boys about a...

We just set up bunk beds for our boys about a month ago.  We'd considered them earlier but just didn't think DS1 was ready before now.  Last year (at 4 1/2) he was far too active in his sleep,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By tatermom
I'm not sure what games the other kids might...

I'm not sure what games the other kids might even being playing and I want to help 6 yo DS to make friends at his new school (he says he has no one to play with at recess). But what are kids of age...
Forum: Learning at School   12-07-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By tatermom
Yes, I would totally go for it.  We just started...

Yes, I would totally go for it.  We just started our DS in French immersion for K nearly 2 months after the school year started (when we finally got in off the waitlist here) and he caught up very...
Forum: Learning at School   11-29-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,577
Posted By tatermom
I agree with this.  My 3 and 5 year olds know...

I agree with this.  My 3 and 5 year olds know the truth about Santa, and I've cautioned them not to talk about it at school because other people believe different things and we don't want to ruin...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-25-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By tatermom
We've written "no gifts, please" on birthday...

We've written "no gifts, please" on birthday invitations several times in the past when we were inviting a whole class (sometimes I add "your presence is present enough!").  Not only do we not want...
Forum: Learning at School   11-23-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,577
Posted By tatermom
4th grade is when my younger sister found out...

4th grade is when my younger sister found out about Santa in front of her class when someone made a joke about it.  She's still upset about it 20 years later!  In my family Santa was never overtly...
Forum: Montessori   11-16-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By tatermom
We don't have a 0-2 class, so I'm not sure how...

We don't have a 0-2 class, so I'm not sure how helpful this will be, but the schedule for our 2-3 year old group is: Montessori work from 8:45-12 (with outside time and circle time during that time...
Forum: Montessori   11-16-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,516
Posted By tatermom
Have you met with the teachers to talk about...

Have you met with the teachers to talk about your concerns?  It sounds like the teachers haven't given up on your DS, and that's great.  I help out at my DS's school and I definitely see one or two...
Forum: Learning at School   11-16-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,765
Posted By tatermom
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by karne http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1279563/concerning-teacher-behaviors#post_16049703)
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Forum: Montessori   11-13-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By tatermom
My older DS went through a lot of the 1st grade...

My older DS went through a lot of the 1st grade materials by the end of his K year.  A lot of the materials can be used for different purposes, and are the same materials used in the elementary...
Forum: Learning at School   11-11-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By tatermom
I'm picking the public school because I can't...

I'm picking the public school because I can't imagine a kindergartner on a bus for 45 min each way, at least not if there is a closer alternative-- and there is, the school that's half a block away...
Forum: Montessori   11-07-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,006
Posted By tatermom
freestylemama, I just wanted to comment that at...

freestylemama, I just wanted to comment that at our school they explicitly avoid the terms "big kids " and "little kids" and discourage the kids from using those terms if they start to. We do have a...
Forum: Learning at School   11-07-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,872
Posted By tatermom
I also live in MD and I think you'd have to put...

I also live in MD and I think you'd have to put your child in private school for both K and 1st in order to accomplish what you are suggesting-- the age cutoff applies to 1st grade as well, at least...
Forum: Learning at School   11-06-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By tatermom
Quote: Originally Posted by whatsnextmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by whatsnextmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16023714)
It's not that I disagree, I just feel...
Forum: Learning at School   11-05-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By tatermom
DS is in kindergarten but I've visited all the...

DS is in kindergarten but I've visited all the elementary level classrooms. At his school the kids are expected to be speaking only the target language in the classroom by the middle of 1st grade,...
Forum: Learning at School   11-05-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By tatermom
My DS is in French K and I encourage him to read...

My DS is in French K and I encourage him to read in English at home after his French homework. He's already a fluent reader for his age in English but I want to make sure that he keeps up his...
Forum: Learning at School   10-24-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By tatermom
I think one morning a week is REALLY hard for...

I think one morning a week is REALLY hard for young ones. It does not give them enough of a routine to feel comfortable at school; it's like everything is new each week all over again. I would...
Forum: Montessori   10-23-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,786
Posted By tatermom
I second the pp who mentioned language immersion...

I second the pp who mentioned language immersion programs as an option to explore. DS finished the K program at his Montessori school last year and came out of it a fluent reader, and doing about...
Forum: Montessori   10-23-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By tatermom
I was going to say, "no way!"... but then I read...

I was going to say, "no way!"... but then I read that it's a free charter school, and it started to sound a little better! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif If I were...
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