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[ - ] I want to include more science in 5th grader's schedule. Any recs for online programs or materials? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:12 PM Flag
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just google science experiments for kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:24 PM Flag
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I am asking because some materials available online are aligned with religious believes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:16 AM Flag
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Mystery Science - think it is free right now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:25 PM Flag
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Mystery Science Theater 3ooo?! I loved that show! But I don't know if I'd use it to teach science. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:39 PM Flag
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Np lol I love both the show and the homeschooling website. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:43 PM Flag
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AMNH has a ton of resources and school aged videos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:25 PM Flag
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np: agreed - Also, documentaries like Cosmos and planet earth are great for this age as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:12 AM Flag
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Thanks! We've seen Planet Earth multiple times, we have the DVDs even. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:17 AM Flag
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Mark Rober videos on youtube. DS 5th grade loves them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:43 PM Flag
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np: You're awesome [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:46 AM Flag
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The Popular Mechanics for Kids series!! It's awesome, kids love it, and there are a few seasons of it!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:11 AM Flag
[ - ] What I don't understand is why immediate family is not allowed to be with dying family members. They are telling us that if we are positive or exposed to go home and isolate for 14 days, Why can't they tell the family members the same? The DOCTORS are even being told to come to work if they are not symptomatic. This is what is haunting me most about this crisis is that these people are dying along. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:56 PM Flag
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I agree but I see that it’s meant to prevent horror like that NJ family [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:16 PM Flag
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Because 4 or 5 infected family members may turn up needing beds and vents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:20 PM Flag
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Ok, but it should be up to the family member to decide that for themselves. It's inhumane to let people die alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 05:13 AM Flag
[ - ] Going to our house upstate on Wednesday (more of a cabin). Lots of stuff, car too small. Any ideas? Should we hire a car service to drive a second load of stuff? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:51 PM Flag
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definitely if you are able to take supplies and lessen your burden on area stores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:55 PM Flag
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Yes. Just hire a car and bring everything you need with you. We did that today. We have been home for two weeks, I organized Costco delivery ahead so we would have a full stock of pasta, meats and paper goods and made the trip today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:35 PM Flag
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you could use tarps and bungie cords and put it on your hood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:36 PM Flag
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We did this. We wanted to be able to provision for 14 days, plus stuff for the kids etc. it worked out well. Low risk for the driver too - he didn’t get near us at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:28 AM Flag
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How far is your house? Ours is 2 hours away, so we did two trips: DH came back to the city to take load #2 which was clothes, toys games etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 05:15 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm too thin-skinned for this place. I said something that came off wrong and was accused of being privileged by one person, and now I have a pit in my stomach because some stranger has a bad impression of me. Why do I care?!? Normally, this wouldn't bother me in the least. What's wrong with me? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:49 PM Flag
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Because you're a kind person and you have an expectation of basic kindness from others. There are a lot of bitter, broken people in this world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:51 PM Flag
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She wasn't even mean. She was just calling me out on being privileged, but she misinterpreted what I said (which is probably because I didn't word it well.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:52 PM Flag
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np: A lot of people here are obnoxious and assume that they know everything. I once responded to the statement that "There is nothing of value in the city that can't be driven to occasionally" with the simple statement, "I disagree" and got a long response about how anyone who says that is "clearly" from Flyover. I have lived in Queens my entire life except for college. This is the level of insight we are dealing with here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:01 PM Flag
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I think the anonymity of this place does take a way a certain human element and make it a tad more harsh, sharp and curt than my average interaction with peeps in say - comments on a FB post. That said, it does sound like you're a kind person, maybe a bit of an empath with a smidge of caring entirely too much about what others think of you. None of this is bad by the way. I get worried when people frequent this board and don't get rubbed the wrong way from time to time. It's near impossible to possess the right amount of context with which to judge a stranger on the Internet based on one brief interaction...and yet we all do it. Chin up. Better to be this way than the opposite IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 05:11 AM Flag
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If we are honest with ourselves, we are all coming from a place of privilege. I wasn't the person that said that to you though, and I don't think I have ever actually called someone privileged except my DCs when they are whining. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:17 PM Flag
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OH, absolutely. That's absolutely a fair point. If we know nothing about each other except the fact that we are here--that we have access to the internet and a device to post from--we know that we are more privileged than most. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:32 PM Flag
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what did you post about- the fresh direct deliveries? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:19 PM Flag
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No, flattening the curve. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:36 PM Flag
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Oh- did you post about your triplex and backyard? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:34 PM Flag
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No, I said: The idea behind flattening the curve is to reduce the number of people who have it at any one point, not necessarily reduce the number of people who get it total. But by delaying when you get it, there's the chance that they create a cure and/or vaccine. Also, if everyone--and I mean everyone--isolates, eventually it will die out. It needs a host. It isn't like it is out there waiting for us to open our front doors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:37 PM Flag
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I don't see anything wrong with this statement. I think the person probably took issue with the "and I mean everyone" part. Just zeroed in on to that and lashed out. People tend to dogpile here - if one response is negative, everyone just joins in with the negativity, trying to one-up each other. it's not personal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:41 PM Flag
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Oh, I totally understand what she is reacting to! I don't think she's being obnoxious at all. I was trying to make a scientific point, not a moral judgment. But it came off all wrong. And now I feel bad about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:45 PM Flag
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I don't get how your statement came off wrong. That responder was a jerk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:06 AM Flag
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+1. you meant everyone who can (obviously not healthcare workers, essential personnel) and I think most people got that. Some people are just looking to be offended. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:08 AM Flag
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well no because she said the virus neecded a "host" and it would have a host because service providers are still being exposed and in contact with people who are "isolating". so it wasn't just an incorrect reference but an actual theory based on not counting the people who are forced to work, provide services and act as hosts for the virus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:12 AM Flag
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it would have much fewer hosts. i understand what she was saying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:17 AM Flag
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Good. I did to. I’m just pointing out that for all the people talking about “isolation”, this is a moral issue. We are just transferring our infection risk to poor workers who often don’t even have healthcare. People yap that it’s reckless to have kids play outside but don’t think twice about how they force people to work at grocery stores and drug stores for their convenience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 08:14 AM Flag
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now you re really leaning into the victim role. your "scientific point" would have been that isolating is impossible due to dependence on services being provided rather than what would be the impact of everyone - I mean everyone- "isolating" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:09 AM Flag
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It was me. I stand behind what I said. Seeing all of the cashiers and delivery people risking their lives for minimum wage so that people can claim they are "isolating". It's a basic point and now OP wants to make a whole post about how someone was mean to her. Take the comment and move on [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:07 AM Flag
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If you really were thinned skinned, you would not have mentioned the thread, but you are really just enlisting people to defend you and shit on the person who made the comment. so you are manipulative, self-pitying AND privileged [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:14 AM Flag
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Lol +1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 03:42 AM Flag
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Do you also believe the OR who always posts "You sound fat."? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:38 AM Flag
[ - ] After the Pandemic of 2020, will you file for Divorce ? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:44 PM Flag
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Yes thinking although not immediately, and realizing life is short . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:49 PM Flag
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I certainly hope DH doesn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:08 PM Flag
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Is he planning ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:20 PM Flag
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Not really, but he's not handling this situation well - his business totally shut down, the uncertainty, everyone home all the time. And I am trying to hold it all together - house, kids, schooling, which seems to annoy him even more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:29 PM Flag
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No divorce, but I might have a 4 year old to sell.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:07 AM Flag
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heh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:51 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:37 AM Flag
[ - ] I left Rome on Feb 28th when there were cases in the 100s in the entirety of Italy and returned to NYC thinking this wasn't going to be a big deal. By the next week, it was obvious to me that this was going to be a big deal and I'm a fucking idiot. Why didn't the federal government coordinate supply logistics planning weeks ago? This is fucking America. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:31 PM Flag
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Why? Because the economy. Because money. Because the election. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:34 PM Flag
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because TRUMP. Thats why. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:36 PM Flag
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op, I am Italian (but have not been back in 8 years) and my elderly parents live there. So I worry, and agree with you. Why did we not see it sooner here?? I have been following the news in Italy - and would imagine we could have prepared better here. Hopefully we can still do Ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:44 PM Flag
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sadly we are not doing ok. I am shocked that the greed and hubris of the governors and president has kept us from shutting down this country completely which a)we will end up having to do anyway but only after thousand have died and b) has been proven to be the ONLY way to stop this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:47 PM Flag
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Ummm...it's already slowing down significantly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:51 PM Flag
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hi, are you in CHINA? because I am in NY and NO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:53 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:17 AM Flag
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no it is not!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:37 PM Flag
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criminally negligent. I'm not a paranoid person, but even I was aware of this in January and bought a little extra sanitizer, tylenol and extra food back then. I was kind of following the news about it but not really (not like I am now) and just assumed the CDC and others were working behind the scenes to prepare. It's just jaw dropping to learn that they basically did nothing those two months we had to prepare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:43 PM Flag
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Criminally negligent is right. The White House bungled this bigly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:15 AM Flag
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This! End of January there was already a shortage on masks and sanitizer. So regular folks saw this coming, but out government didn't? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:08 AM Flag
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Because our current government (you know who) dismantled the pandemic unit that was tasked with finding these epidemics before it does what it's currently doing to this country. He hates anything Obama, and bc Obama put it in place, he wanted it gone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:13 AM Flag
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This is the correct answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 05:18 AM Flag
[ - ] Who were all those idiots who were outside, clustered together, looking at the new hospital ship? Are there many of these self-centered clueless people? What could they possibly be thinking? They could at least have had a thought for the doctors and nurses of NYC, let alone everyone else. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:30 PM Flag
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Doin' it for the 'gram [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:35 PM Flag
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Doin' it for the 'gram [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:35 PM Flag
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Where is the ship ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:49 PM Flag
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Agree total idiots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:07 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:10 AM Flag
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It makes me furious. They might as well have been holding up a poster boards that says 'F you doctors and nurses!' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:18 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone has experience with a very high IQ child (130)? Please no flames I am not humble bragging. I am concerned about him socially and the school he is in does not have a gifted program. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:29 PM Flag
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Is this coronavirus related, or just in general? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:36 PM Flag
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130 is not so high that he should not be able to connect socially. Signed 130 IQ with a professional background in this area. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:37 PM Flag
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Sorry I wasn't not clear, I should have said our school does not have a gifted program and school wants to skip him a grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:42 PM Flag
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*wasn't clear. Obviously he does not get smarts from me ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:42 PM Flag
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OHHH!!! So, As it turns out, I'm also young for my grade and skipping a grade would have been social disaster for me (not that it was anything on the table). What grade and where does he fall relative to the age span in his class? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:46 PM Flag
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he is in 2nd grade and on the older side actually [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:50 PM Flag
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Hi what is your background? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:45 PM Flag
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School Psych [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:46 PM Flag
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oh ok great so whats your take on leaving him unchallenged in his current grade vs skipping? also, there is no gifted school in our area for his age (2nd grade) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:50 PM Flag
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When does gifted kick in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:55 PM Flag
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it would not be an option until high school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:57 PM Flag
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I think I'd hold off for now. For a few reasons. I'm not suggesting that he is not gifted, at all, but the stability of scores increases in the next few years. Also, with the disruption of this year, it may be better for him to go back to the same class/point where he left off. Finally, gifted education is not just about learning earlier but deeper and in a different way. So if he moves ahead, he wont' necessarily get deeper. I'd foster any special interests now and see where you land next year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:00 PM Flag
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Thank you this makes a lot of sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:14 PM Flag
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This. Also, if you are in any kind of upper middle class area, your dc is definitely not alone with this IQ. My dc are around 130 and are average students- NYC private schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:02 PM Flag
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I understand your concern, but honestly that IQ while high, isn’t really crazy high. I’m sure you know a lot of people with IQs in the “very superior” range. I don’t think there is any reason to skip a grade and turn him into a freak. You can always challenge him with enrichment, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:09 PM Flag
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I agree I am just having a hard time with the school and agreeing on whats the best approach. Maybe this year will just "wash it out" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:15 PM Flag
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My IQ is about 130 and I was never in any kind of gifted program. I was also never allowed to skip a grade. I turned out OK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:25 PM Flag
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Personally I would not recommend having him skip a grade. High IQ kids tend to be a little behind in the social-emotional component. Just do enrichment activities outside of school. It's tough and also hard to talk about because people tend to act like you are somehow insinuating that their child is stupid if you bring up that your child is gifted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:44 PM Flag
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Why was child tested? Seems odd. 130 does not seem high. Hunter k cutoff for modified IQ it was 145. 150+ is high [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:09 AM Flag
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My DC is 130. He has a gifted program but not really challenged. It’s fine since he tinkers and builds his own little projects. He is a little quirky but kids like him bc he is a worker and likes to help people if they don’t understand something. He is always fixing things around our house. It’s really cool bc we are useless , but at the same time we don’t want him to ever move out haha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:28 AM Flag
[ - ] 1st Grader in Private. I'd like school to start 2 weeks early in August to brush up on skills, Math & Reading & Writing. Or will they maybe offer a late - summer workshop "Camp" to this end. ? Thoughts ? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:27 PM Flag
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My thoughts are, the entire country is going to have to change its grade level expectations across the board. Your kid is already likely leaps and bounds ahead of a low income public school kid who is not thriving right now because they don't have the right technology. Public schools won't be able to do this with out fundamentally restructuring teachers contracts. This isn't a localized problem, it is one that is going to impact an entire generation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:33 PM Flag
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Northeast schools hate starting before Labor Day because the beach towns need the $$ from tourism. I bet there are lots of “skill building” camp options out there for you though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:32 PM Flag
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I'd prefer if they were able to extend the school year this year out a couple weeks -- like they normally end mid-June, I wouldn't mind an extra two weeks (this is all assuming we can resume something by then). But I'm sure there are logistical difficulties then too. PP was right, we're all behind so we're all the same boat. It's also not going to matter a whole lot in the long run to a first grader. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:56 PM Flag
[ - ] an important question: when will toilet paper be back in stock??? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:25 PM Flag
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Just cut up an old t shirt into tiny squares. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:32 PM Flag
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eww [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:35 PM Flag
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why ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:46 PM Flag
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Lol. I read, before any of this happened, that people make and sell squares of flannel for this. They are washed and reused. They call them “Momma cloths”. I think I’d go the newspaper route first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:26 PM Flag
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Just don’t flush it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:51 AM Flag
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just take a shower [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:33 PM Flag
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also eww [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:39 PM Flag
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Use Feminine Wipes; they work fine. Als [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:42 PM Flag
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But don't flush them! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:05 PM Flag
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When I lived in the former Soviet Union, we used newspaper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:59 PM Flag
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+1. Wrinkle a lot until it becomes soft. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:04 PM Flag
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newspaper soviet style :). or leaves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:40 PM Flag
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Fig leaves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:09 AM Flag
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But we all read the paper online now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:00 AM Flag
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I still get NYT on the weekend. Plenty to use. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:09 AM Flag
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I'm seeing it in fairway and rite aid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:08 AM Flag
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Check smaller stores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:09 AM Flag
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I got some Charmin at the Target in Tribeca a few days ago. You can only get one, but still! They also had the store brand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:17 AM Flag
[ - ] Today is the day. I lost it with my kids - yelling and screaming about their lack of focus and inabilities. I feel like shit. K, 2, 4 and 7th graders. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:20 PM Flag
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It’s ok..... give yourself a break.....tomorrow will be a better day. Hang in there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:23 PM Flag
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I lost my patience last weeK, too. Felt really bad about it because my son is a really good kid. Just take a few mins for yourself and tomorrow is another day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:24 PM Flag
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4 kids ?? I'm sorry, this is so hard . But you will feel better if you fix this immediately. Go in and hug each and every one and speak to each one. As parents we have to remember , They are scared too ...this is bizarre for them. They hate it. and they are trying to make it work too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:24 PM Flag
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hey, give yourself a pat on the back you made it two weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:31 PM Flag
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It’s ok. Tomorrow is a new day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:08 PM Flag
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If it helps my 7th grader is being incredibly lazy and driving me nuts and I wasn't particularly nice to her today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:24 PM Flag
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I really wanted four kids but this whole experience is making me rethink.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:33 PM Flag
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Um, dude...what took you so long? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:19 AM Flag
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I am you, except I have K, 2, 4, and 8th graders. Today I lost it with the 6 year old and the door was wide open bc the other kids were waiting to go out, and of course a neighbor happened to be walking by and looked mortified, so of course I felt even worse, but she deserved it so nothing more could have been done. I think we're all going through it right now have some wine and be easy on yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:24 AM Flag
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I did too. I said some mean things. I told ds 8 that he talks too much and says lots of dumb things. In my defense I am sick and tired of hearing the words butt, penis, weenis, fart and toot. I HAVE to nip this in the bud because younger ds 4 is picking it up now that they’re together 24/7. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:35 AM Flag
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God bless you for lasting this long with 4 kids! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:24 AM Flag
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Lol, this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 05:21 AM Flag
[ - ] Trying again with evening crowd - can you please share any online exercise videos? Tia. 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:14 PM Flag
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^^^^ preferably cardio. Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:15 PM Flag
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popsugar fitness has a bunch, mostly 30 mins or shorter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:15 PM Flag
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Op: thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:16 PM Flag
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^^ and they are on youtube [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:22 PM Flag
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Someone posted about free youtube videos, some with weights. I lost the link, can you please repost. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:18 PM Flag
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LOL, I'm about to do the thing I keep posting about (for the first time) but I've been accused of spam. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:25 PM Flag
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Try the Peleton app - lots of great cardio HiiT classes in there that don't require any equipment. 90 days free for new subscribers and pretty cheap thereafter. I've figured out how to burn about the same I do in a Barry's class using a combo of Peleton 10-20 minute HiiT class + 10 min strength class. Also Obe app has great cardio classes and FitnessBlender YouTube channel also has great free cardio workouts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:42 PM Flag
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Nothing that asks you right away for your credit card in order to sign up is free. It is all based on the expectation you will forget to cancel. And then they will make it most inconvenient to cancel if you want to. So many great workout videos for free and yoga studios who do not keep your credit card on file to keep charging you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:45 PM Flag
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I'm the poster who would not reveal what I was going to do next...it's Peloton, and no credit card required. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:47 PM Flag
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Yes it is. I actually bothered to look at it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:51 PM Flag
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Yep. No credit card required for 30 days free. For the 90 deal you gotta give a credit card. But honestly, set a reminder for yourself on calendar to cancel. It's easy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:51 PM Flag
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Ok Peloton rep. People should support their local studios or not sign up for more services. I predict many will end up with so many subscriptions after this is over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:53 PM Flag
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Not a Peloton rep. I'm solely a Barry's devotee desperate for a good workout. I'm not about the buy the bike cuz I hate spin and the tread is way too much and I don't want to give up the real estate. But I've been pleasantly surprised with the Peloton floor classes and outdoor run sountracks so yeah, I'm gonna tell people about something I think is good. Also, I spelled "Peloton" "Peleton" which is way wrong. Why would a rep mis-spell the name? Geez this place is uptight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 05:02 AM Flag
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Yes if you are disorganized and don't put a reminder to yourself to cancel. I have never had this problem with cancelling any workout apps ever. Peleton is app subscription so is easy to cancel. Also, it's not like it's $100 a month. It's like $14.99. Even if you forgot one month after the 90 day trial, $15 isn't the worst. Peleton isn't like a gym where they hustle and flow. It's as much a tech company as a fitness company so cancelling and app subscription is very easy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:54 PM Flag
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I hope you learn the value of money one day and how not to fall for cheap sales tricks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:01 PM Flag
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Np: it’s weird/confusing but the app doesn’t require credit card BUT the website does. Just signed up a few days ago. App has tons of workouts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:09 PM Flag
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Oh and also highly recommend the livestreams of Rumble (@doyourumble) and Barrys (@barrys) on instagram who are posting pretty good cardio/strength videos every day sometimes 2x a day. You can watch them for 24 hours. They are getting me through... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:56 PM Flag
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Jane Fonda has great morning and evening yoga exercises plus light weights. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:43 PM Flag
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BodyFit By Amy, free on Youtube. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:01 PM Flag
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I like a series called “10 minute solutions”. You can do one 10 minute workout or combine several together. The kickboxing one is good. You can buy them on Amazon Prime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:11 PM Flag
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Just dance. Seriously. Insanely fun 100's of dance routines - I do 20 songs in a row on my Xbox, sweat like a dog and you get star points for getting them right. They have old 80's hits, ABBA, modern pop songs, latin, folk songs. I think you can do it without a gaming console too. I also subscribed to daily OM - which is a yoga/pilates 30 minutes a day of core toning + cardio. It's kicking my ass but really good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:18 PM Flag
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That game is seriously challenging! I used to do it with DCs when they were younger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:30 PM Flag
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these are pretty good from Equinox: https://www.instagram.com/equinox/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:41 PM Flag
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I've been doing the Bar Method online workouts. I usually take the class in person but think online is essentially the same. I'm using two cans of chickpeas as my weights. They have a two week trial https://barmethod.com/bar-online/ I specifically recommend the instructor named Keisha--her videos are great. I'm doing all thr 45 minutes ones [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:06 AM Flag
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Do you have a bar at home? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:19 AM Flag
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I love Physique57, did their online classes last year but can’t bring myself up to do it now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:37 AM Flag
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Op: thank you everyone!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:50 AM Flag
[ - ] My DD will be leaving NYC and driving alone in her own car to shelter with us in NJ. She and her roommates last went out of the apartment, for groceries, 3 days ago. They will not leave their apartment at all for another 6 days, and then she will come home on Sunday. For how long would you keep your distance from her once she's home, assuming neither she nor her two roommates show any symptoms by then? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:59 PM Flag
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everything we read says up to 14 days, but 5 is average [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:06 PM Flag
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I’d give it another 3-4 days of keeping distance and not using the same areas of the house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:14 PM Flag
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assume full 14 days so 5 more once she gets home. Don't cut it short. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:28 PM Flag
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I'm confused by these answers. I leave the house once a week to go grocery shopping. I take precautions while out. Is my family supposed to keep their distance from me? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:41 PM Flag
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It’s all so confusing and stressful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 12:29 AM Flag
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That's for sure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:00 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else's 1st grader having a horrible time focusing on remote learning? DC is neurotypical and always has gotten great comments/marks from teachers in terms of academic and behavior. Older DC is adapting well with very little help from us, but 6 year old won't do anything independently - needs one of us constantly prodding/pushing along at every step (i.e. we'll explain the assignment, give DC the allotted time to complete it, turn our back and DC is distracted, playing with something, etc.) I'm not sure what's normal in a typical classroom setting (DC has never had a problem getting work done in a room with 30 kids to 1 teacher... why at home with 1:1 attention is it such a struggle?!) 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:25 PM Flag
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I am hearing this from every.single.parent I know of a child around that age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:30 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:37 PM Flag
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Thank you. A couple of parents have said this to us, but wasn't sure of the extent of it, or if they were just humoring us! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:38 PM Flag
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+1. My kids are older but I don't think it would have worked well at that age at all for them. My friends who have younger kids are banging their heads against the wall right now, including people who were/are teachers of kids that age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:16 PM Flag
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Dc here in 1 at grade. Big struggle. We have not written anything in 2 weeks. Did some reading each day. School gives 1 math question. Wish they would just do worksheets! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:38 PM Flag
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And THIS is why having a strong teacher is so important. Every year, nearly 80% of my classroom arrives at school needing a lot of prodding, pushing, and an extremely strong presence on my part, demanding that they do what I say in order to learn. Within about 6 weeks, all but a few learn that I mean exactly what I say and fall in line. There's always a few who need more, ahem, support, but most do what I say. Part of it is because kids are always worse for their own parents. Part of it is because parents aren't always strong disciplinarians (and no, I do not mean punishers). All teachers spend a lot of time keeping kids on track. All of us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:47 PM Flag
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It's just completely different. It works ok for ten year olds, but distance learning is crazy for six year olds. This is only happening bc there's no alternative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:49 PM Flag
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It's very interesting. I mean, of course we don't expect 6 yo to be completely independent at this age. I just can't believe the behavior issues we're having (and have never seen before) related to this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:53 PM Flag
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It's so hard for them. They miss their people, and not in a way that can be met by talking online. And how much of this they really understand is a mystery - yes, they get it on some level, but on another, they just know what they're experiencing right now and it's not what they want. And they don't want YOU to be their teacher, they want their teacher to be their teacher. Etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:01 PM Flag
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i think its harder age 6 because they cant read all the instructions. my 11 year old is doing his own thing and I have not been involved [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:08 PM Flag
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He’s 6! You expect too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:16 PM Flag
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As noted above, we're not just leaving DC alone in a room with a tablet - we're coaching through each lesson, giving breaks for movement and art and playtime, etc. If anything, one would think it would be EASIER for DC with all of the extra support that they don't normally have in the classroom. DH made a joke that we are like DC having a para for learning. So while we didn't expect it to be easy or perfect, I've been really surprised at DC's behavior. But seeing that this is common is helpful for us to reset our expectations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:24 PM Flag
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The executive functioning skills of a six year old aren’t set up for screens and self-lead/initiated learning. At school there’s social pressure to stay in his chair. Sounds like he’s normal! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:36 PM Flag
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I have a 5 year old and she has learned jack shit. She does maybe an hour of work (including the 30 minute zoom meeting) before I give up fighting and have to get back to work, so she spends the rest of the day reading/looking at books, on her tablet, and watching cartoons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:33 AM Flag
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In some of the best educational systems in the world kids don't start formal schooling until 6.5 -7yo. Expecting a 6yo to sit all day and focus is unrealistic. Especially when taught by adults who are not teachers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 02:58 AM Flag
[ - ] I finally made hotwings in my air fryer. Delicious. Even the kids ate them. What else can I use it for? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:23 PM Flag
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oh please share recipe? And are they crispy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:32 PM Flag
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Trader Joe’s onion salt is my secret. I get a pack of wings, lightly coat in drizzle of olive oil, onion salt. 375 for first 10 min, flip and 350 for the next 5-10 minutes depending on the size of the wings and the amount you are cooking. Works every time. Fries come out amazing, frozen pizza is delicious, steak is tricky but worth a try. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:40 PM Flag
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Op- no recipe. Just a coating of Silly Salt by Paula Deen (I received it as a gift). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:38 AM Flag
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I make mine with Adobo - soooo yummy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:39 AM Flag
[ - ] Will USA be more like Italy or Wuhan ? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:21 PM Flag
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Certain states are going to be like Italy. Places where people are actually following the rules are going to be fine. Every day states don't clamp down, they are signing the death warrants of their residences. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:25 PM Flag
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Neither is a good comparison. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:35 PM Flag
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We hope our death rates will be lower, we will see in 2 weeks. We are already past China in num of infected, so Wuhan is like best case scenario for NYC sadly. Italy has either higher mortality rates due to population age or standard of care or they are just being more honest in reporting and China had not been reporting all cases/deaths. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:53 PM Flag
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I'm guessing China was not reporting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:08 PM Flag
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Plus Italy is totally overwhelmed so testing only those in worst condition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:14 PM Flag
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It will be like both. China was not truthful when they said only like 3500 people died. Now estimates are 40-50k. And you heard trump crowing that 100,000 American deaths from this thing will be a "success". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:23 AM Flag
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Well Wuhan is probably lying, so who knows what the truth there is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 05:22 AM Flag
[ - ] has anyone here given blood recently? Do you know if the blood is being tested for the antibodies? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:19 PM Flag
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They called me last week and I asked and was told they will test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Every single day since staying home, I have been wearing leggings and a T shirt, telling myself I will work out, will do a barre class on line... and then the day goes by and I have done nothing! I need motivation... had been able to get in decent shape at 52, going to regular barre classes and now while I did not gain weight (actually lost 2 lbs) I feel that I must try to stay toned... Agh! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:17 PM Flag
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I find it harder to start a barre class online but once I'm into it I enjoy it. The Bar Method has 2 weeks free for their online program. I've been doing that as well as Zoom and Instagram classes from my local studio. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:04 PM Flag
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op - thanks, will try it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:10 PM Flag
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get up, drink a lot of water, eat a healthy breakfast and then put on a workout video and do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 11:43 PM Flag
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Do it first thing in the morning or you won’t do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:13 AM Flag
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Do it first thing in the morning or you won’t do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:13 AM Flag
[ - ] Any mom over 50 who ended up getting virus and was able to do OK, deal with it at home, maybe not terrible symptoms? I am a single parent (in shape and good health) but so scared right now. I know everyone is. But I have no family or close friends where we are - or in the country for that matter... I just pray we'll be OK. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:14 PM Flag
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Are you staying in? If you don’t have it now, eliminate any chance of exposure. I would be terrified if I had the same situation and was just irking as a doctor or nurse but if you’re just sitting at home all Day ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:20 PM Flag
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op- the last 15 days I have been home. Last shopping I did at store was 10 days ago (with gloves and only mask I had) since then delivery and I do my best to wipe down every item... just go for a 10 min walk to keep my sanity (suburb and not NY state) I wear a scarf around my face when I go downstairs to get grocery from delivery person ( cannot find masks on line) so yes, doing my best to eliminate chances of exposure. Is there anything else I should do?. It is scary to be alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 09:26 PM Flag
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Make a pact w a couple other friends that whomever gets sick first will then take the others kids if necessary. If you’re the first one sick, quarantine yourself and ask them to drop food if you need it and you do the same for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:18 PM Flag
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My friend 56 had it and recovered - all at home. She was misdiagnosed twice. Finally got tested. By the time she got results she was feeling much better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:31 PM Flag
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But wont the kids carry it into the new house ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:33 PM Flag
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I’m 48 and dh is 58 and we are getting through it at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:32 PM Flag
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op- thanks for posting. I hope you all feel better soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:45 PM Flag
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All the best to you - I hope you both feel better soon! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:51 AM Flag
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My sister is 54, in great shape. She is just about over it. Told me today she felt 90 percent. She was fine at home. My other sister who is 52 also has it and is also at home but still in middle of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:37 PM Flag
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op- thanks for this feedback. I really have no friends with whom I could make a plan to take care of each other's kids... so I hope I won't have to deal with this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.30.20, 10:46 PM Flag
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I have several friends who either definitely or appear to have it (NYC) and there were a couple of terrible days and then manageable (not fun but manageable). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:32 AM Flag
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I know a 60 year old man who had it. Very mild symptoms and recovered within a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.31.20, 01:51 AM Flag
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