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  1. Learning at School
    <p>Interesting....I recently discovered that a STEM program has been started with students from our school.  There is a separate group for boys and girls.  What baffles me is that our school has not publicized these meetings -- if it was through the parent group -- heck, I haven't read or heard...
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    <p>I'm interested in hearing any thoughts on the subject.  I'm wondering what kind of attitude I should take towards discussing scores with my children.  The school gives the children their scores, so they know where they stand.  My kids are pretty average.  I always had astronomically high...
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    <p>Interesting read. The thing that I find curious is that the push is to hold five year old kids back because they're not socially/emotionally ready for "today's" kindergarten. This is because k-garten is 'the new first grade.' </p> <p> </p> <p>Instead of holding their kids back, why doesn't...
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    <p>The other day I went to clip my 3rd grade daughter's finger nails.  I asked her why she keeps biting her nails.  She told me that she bites them at school because she is bored.  Her school does blended classrooms.  She is in the 3/4 class.  One teacher and 28 kids.</p> <p> </p> <p>*sigh*</p>...
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    <p>After years of reading on these forums, I made an account just so I could ask this question!</p> <p> </p> <p>My kids are in kindergarten and 2nd grade at the local public elementary. I'm generally very happy with the school, but they're in the process of implementing Common Core and I'm not...
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    <p>The thread about charters got me to thinking about magnet schools, which are similar in some ways. Kentucky doesn't have charter schools, but my district has a ton of magnet schools, including the elementary school DS attends. I have mixed feelings about them.</p> <p> </p> <p>On the positive...
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    <p>We are relocating to Saskatchewan later this year; we currently homeschool, but are looking at various options before making any decisions as to whether we continue homeschooling or let the kids go to school.</p> <p> </p> <p>I would love to hear about schools in SK, specially schools in...
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    <p>Hello to all of you <img alt=":treehugger" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/treehugger.gif" style="">,</p> <p> </p> <p>My daughter (almost 8) and me will be moving to live with my American fiancee in the St. Petersburg area late this spring or begin of the summer this year. We...
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    <p>big flap going on now with chicago public schools. which have got to be second only to washington, d.c. -- if at all -- in terms of the nation's worst. chicago's mayor closed a bunch of neighborhood schools and is now set to reopen them as charter schools. is this all bad?</p>
  10. Learning at School
    My DD is in kindergarten and is learning to read. When she sounds out simple words, she very frequently adds sounds that aren't there, or skips letters that are there.<br><br> As an example, tonight she was sounding out the word "gunk" and pronounced it, "grunk." I pointed out that was no r in...
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    <p>DS just made 5 and is already the oldest of his classmates who are from 2 to 4 years old (he is 9 months older than the next oldest kid).  In a few months, all the current 3 and 4 year olds will be leaving.  Only the 2-almost 3- year old will be staying.  It is a very small private school...
  12. Learning at School
    <p>Our local school is entertaining proposals for a 4-day school week. Why? Well, we have an extremely small school (92 students, K-12) and with budgetary squeezes there's a lurking fear of school closure: moving these kids to the next-nearest school would add 1.5 hours of travel to their days...
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    <p>Hello!  Anyone have experience with this?  I suspect my 8yo 3rd grader could have dysgraphia.  His teacher is not familiar with this condition.  If I want to have him tested, how should I proceed?  Get in touch with the district?  Look into a private evaluation?  Thanks in advance for any...
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    <b>a very long post but please help me am unable to choose i have anxiety and thinking over this is taking me no where</b>My 4 yr old son is a shy kid he gets kind of nervous when in groups<br> He is been going to a preschool for 5 days from sep last month i changed it to 3 days as there are...
  15. Learning at School
    <p>Each day, my daughter brings home a book of her choice from school to read at home. Yesterday, it happened to be a religious one. I am not really okay with that, but for some reason I'm torn on speaking up. Would you let it slide, and see if it happened again? Or would you talk to the...
  16. Learning at School
    <p>I have an 8 year daughter who is now a 3rd grader and she is my only child. She is not a fast learner as I would hope she’d be, nevertheless; she is very smart, incredibly creative, and funny. She started daycare at a Christian school and went up to kindergarten and she was doing great.</p>...
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    <p>Anyone know if the <a href="http://www.schooldigger.com/go/AZ/schoolrank.aspx" target="_blank">school digger</a> website is fairly accurate with school rankings? Considering a move and want to avoid the poorly ranked schools.</p> <p> </p> <p>I was able to find schools ranked in the top...
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    <p>My son came off the bus upset today... according to him, another boy on the bus who he has known for several years and often sits with on the bus was hitting him on the way home and hurting him. He said he tried to get out of the seat to sit alone somewhere else but the boy wouldn't let...
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    <p>So, yesterday my kids were doing their homework and asked me for some essay help. I was real busy so I searched the net to see if I could get some info and was quite surprised with what I found. There are numerous sites like this one, for example, <a href="http://essayshark.com"...
  20. Learning at School
    <p>My son has been having a lot of trouble at school this year.  We suspect he has ADD like dad and older brother, and are going in soon for an evaluation.  Anyway, the school has 4th/5th grade switching rooms between the two teachers, and this has really been difficult for him.  We've been to...
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