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  1. I use Trello for lesson planning and google docs for High school transcript record keeping. Trello is free, user friendly, and highly customizable. I've tried some of the ones you've listed and none were as easy or flexible as trello.
  2. I have it bookmarked and refer to it often. Here it is, I agree with the others, 13. Oof. It was the hardest parenting year for me. I dont have a ton of advice because I don't know that much really "works" but I would say try to find common ground somewhere. ANY topic you can both get excited about learning. We are big book nerds so we did a lot of reading the same book and watching the movie, which led to a lot of great discussion. OK maybe not a lot, but some great discussions and I called it a win. I don't know if this is mentioned in the pill thread but Maria Montessori belie
  3. We often eat with just the 5 of us due to my oldest’s food allergies, and then go celebrate with family after. We don’t love turkey so we get a standing rib roast. There are a couple of other sides we do but we don’t make it a giant affair, it’s too much for my husband and I to cook ourselves. We’ve also been vegan or vegetarian some years and done wildly different meals. this year we contemplated doing a bunch of appetizers but my kids still want the expensive meat. Lol I hope you have a great day, and find ways to still make it enjoyable. I ordered us all new pajamas t
  4. Yes! They have done some of those, but most of them aren't exactly geared toward 5th graders. 🙂
  5. knitting, hiking, lots of movies and puzzles. We've been mostly isolated since march, aside from doctor visits and 2 social get togethers outside, so not much will change. I'm leaning into hygge hard this year. More twinkle lights, candles, blankets and tea. I'm mainly trying to figure out how to keep my kids physically active. We live in a Great Lakes state so it will be cold. I have a peloton but my 10 year olds are too small for it.
  6. My kids would have loved the "thinking cat" too! Are you just printing these out? Yes it takes very little at this point to excite any of us 😂 I'm glad your wrist is getting better! It's got to be frustrating.
  7. Well, we just finished our first week, and dare I call it a success? I've only abandoned 1 curriculum! Redbird online is just....no. We lasted 2 days. We did Math Mammoth (one page at a time) and Dream Box instead and this seems like it's going to be ok? I don't think MM is at all a great fit for dysgraphia in general but DD seems to be fine so far. The only reason I tried it is because I have it and also Singapore shipping times are nuts. Cursive Logic! I REALLY like this. The whole "say this" part is great. DD will first trace with her finger saying the cues and then write with a
  8. I hated navigating yahoo groups! My TWJ is in a 3 ring binder though. 🙂 I agree, I much prefer forums to FB groups. I'd get off FB completely if I didn't need the groups!
  9. You would just name the body part without giving it a gender. (I'm not an expert on any of this, just a fairly progressive person trying to figure out how to not be hurtful to a group of people who have called this kind of stuff out. I'm definitely still learning and for all I know could be way off base. This is my interpretation as a cisgender woman.)
  10. You wouldn't label them as male or female, you would just name the body part.
  11. I really love the meetings. They ask me every time how I think it’s going and if I want anything to change. It’s refreshing after experiencing the opposite in public school! 😂
  12. I've been around since 2010. I know how the discussions go. 🙂
  13. Yeah I don't think this part of the discussion can go any further without turning political unfortunately. I am reminded, yet again, why I generally avoid the chat board. 🙃
  14. It's not recognizing differences in anatomy; the labeling of them is trans-exclusionary.
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