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Forum: Parenting   03-23-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,751
Posted By daytripper75
I never spend more than $20.  I usually find my...

I never spend more than $20.  I usually find my children Keen style knock offs at Kmart, Kohls or Target. 
 
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-08-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,698
Posted By daytripper75
Try a list: ...

Try a list:
http://kids.nypl.org/reading/recommended2.cfm?ListID=61
or
http://web.pccs.k12.mi.us/earlychildhood/PDF/2009/PictureBooksEveryoneShouldReadPoster.pdf
or...
Forum: Montessori   01-21-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By daytripper75
My dd woke up this morning and said that she...

My dd woke up this morning and said that she wanted to learn how to tie shoelaces.  I mentioned it to her teacher at drop off and by the time I picked her up she had mastered it. 
What a wonderful...
Forum: Parenting   01-10-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By daytripper75
Preschool is fun and it is only 5 hours a week. ...

Preschool is fun and it is only 5 hours a week.  I'm all for it!
Forum: Montessori   01-05-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By daytripper75
My suggestion to you would be to call the school...

My suggestion to you would be to call the school where she will go to 1st grade and see if you can speak with the teacher to find out what they will want her to know on the day she walks into first...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-13-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,789
Posted By daytripper75
Please think about it from the perspective of an...

Please think about it from the perspective of an 11 year old.  I would have been crushed if that was my situation and I didn't get the same kind of things as the other kids around the tree on...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,278
Posted By daytripper75
Honestly, it sounds like you are doing great...

Honestly, it sounds like you are doing great right now.   He's playing, laughing, helping; sounds spot on for a two year old.  :)
If you need some inspiration, maybe try some blogs?  I like these a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-29-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,942
Posted By daytripper75
I was going to recommend Trixie Belden too.  A...

I was going to recommend Trixie Belden too. 
A great place to search for books is Chinaberry.  http://www.chinaberry.com/  They're well reviewed books. 
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,291
Posted By daytripper75
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by spedteacher30 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1280957/classic-easy-readers#post_16064167)
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Forum: Learning at School   11-22-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,343
Posted By daytripper75
My dd goes to a school that has high tuition and...

My dd goes to a school that has high tuition and 98.9999% of the parents feel that the tuition they pay means that they don't need to be involved with volunteering or fundraising.  :( 
 
I am the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,291
Posted By daytripper75
We also like Read with Dick and Jane, Amelia...

We also like Read with Dick and Jane, Amelia Bedelia, and Margaret Hillert books.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-10-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,658
Posted By daytripper75
I just read this blog yesterday and posted it to...

I just read this blog yesterday and posted it to my Facebook account because I thought it was so spot on. ...
Forum: Parenting   10-25-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,245
Posted By daytripper75
I think this is a lesson in gratitude. We're not...

I think this is a lesson in gratitude. We're not always thrilled with what we have but we should be thankful to have it!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-20-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By daytripper75
Quote: Originally Posted by TiredX2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TiredX2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15964193)
That's great. Doesn't it take a weight off...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-16-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,229
Posted By daytripper75
We have a similar situation and plan to ask to...

We have a similar situation and plan to ask to have a 4th grader (as high as our school goes) come to work with dd a couple of times a week. It could be a great situation for both students if done...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-14-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By daytripper75
I don't have anything too exciting to suggest...

I don't have anything too exciting to suggest just to point out the different parts of the book to her and ask questions about them. Maybe finding books with various formats and going through those....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-06-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By daytripper75
We use the Singapore workbooks off and on. We...

We use the Singapore workbooks off and on. We like them a lot.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-04-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By daytripper75
I was just reading something (where was I...

I was just reading something (where was I reading!??!) that did say that children who have been hot-housed do tend to fall into line with their typical peers around third grade when almost all of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-26-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By daytripper75
Say no. A witch is a great costume and her...

Say no. A witch is a great costume and her friend is going to be the horse already. She might be disappointed but it won't ruin Halloween for her.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-24-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,925
Posted By daytripper75
If you worry about your mother caving to the...

If you worry about your mother caving to the pressure could you put in a call to the bank loan officer? I doubt they'd okay a loan with that kind of backstory.
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-24-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,792
Posted By daytripper75
In our neighborhood both neighbors have to sign...

In our neighborhood both neighbors have to sign a form to install a new fence. If one party doesn't sign...no fence.
I would simply tell the neighbors that you don't have it in the budget right now...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-16-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By daytripper75
Thanks! I'll try as many of those things as I...

Thanks! I'll try as many of those things as I need to to get the gunk gone!
Forum: Parenting   09-16-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By daytripper75
It all depends on where we have to be...

It all depends on where we have to be afterwards. I need school to let out on time so I can go to the next school to pick up my other dc. Piano, sports, etc it doesn't matter to me if they let out...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-16-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By daytripper75
Anyone have any good tips on how to remove oil...

Anyone have any good tips on how to remove oil pencil from items? The stores around here use oil pencil to mark the price on anything that isn't cloth and I have a hard time getting it off!
Thanks!
Forum: Montessori   09-10-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By daytripper75
Mine is currently in both Montessori and public...

Mine is currently in both Montessori and public school kindergarten. It's working out great, she is used to following instructions and I think that the overlap is easing her into the public school...
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