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  1. This is great news, this gives kids who qualify for AIME time to prepare. My ds qualify for the first time this year and felt like he had to cram for AIME.
  2. I have a huge stack of tie dye t-shirts from my dd, her swim team has tie dye parties before every big championship meet.
  3. Unfortunately, I think this move will create more inequality and a bigger divide between the haves and have nots. The PS parents in my area, who can afford extra math classes, have their kids enrolled in after school, weekend math classes, or summer school classes at private school and learning academies.
  4. The violence against Jews been getting worse. After the Jewish synagogue shooting in Poway, my dh told the kids not to wear anything that identifies them as Jewish or tell people that they are Jewish. Which was very sad for my son, who is very proud of being Jewish.
  5. After asking more questions, I discovered that the class is targeting high income Asians. It’s an AP Physics/ F=ma prep class. The teacher has a reputation of getting kids to USAPhO camp. She told he that his class is highly sought after. I think that’s the reason for the high tuition.
  6. How much is reasonable to pay for online classes, ie AP Physics. My friend said she was going to sign her son up for AP Physics with a provider in the Bay Area in CA. She told my the tuition is $2700 for an one semester AP Physics 1 class, which seems kinda high. Or is it just expensive because it’s the Bay Area.
  7. The PTA at my dn’s school has alcohol basket or wine tasting baskets at their spring fundraiser every year. My dd’s swim team will also include wine tasting, boating on the bay and a bottle of wine or champagne, and also baskets with alcohol as well. It’s fairly common to see alcohol as part of a raffle in my area.
  8. We didn’t do rhyming with ds. He was tested in 3rd grade by his charter school and tested 10 grade reading. So in our case, I don’t think rhyming matters.
  9. I know a couple tennis families at Elite. They are very flexible and will work with athletes. We are a swim family and they have been very good at accommodating swim meets.
  10. My 7th grader took Into to Literature with CLRC, it was a excellent class. They meet 2 days a week, there is also a one day option. There is great discussions on the books.
  11. What kind of camps, volunteering, work and other activities are your kids doing this summer? we are considering outdoor camps, surfing and sports camps. Normally we would go to math camp or chess camp, but the ones I looked at are all online. My son is done with one for now. He needs some in person activities. Ds13 will be going to camp, scouts for 1week and surf camp so far Dd18 has an online internship, with software company.
  12. I voted never. I don’t think we even have an apron in the house. I usually just change, if I need to.
  13. He is a perfectionist and has very high expectations. We have been helping him overcome the perfectionist issues. I think my son would see the SAT and ACT as high stakes, just because that is how he views things.
  14. https://www.hearthsidemedicine.com/post/rapid-covid-tests-we-have-them-but-how-accurate It looks like the false negative could be up to 50%
  15. Same with my dd, she is also the extrovert in family and covid hit her the hardest. I am so glad that things are finally opening up in CA. I think if covid went into the fall, she would have taken next year off of school.
  16. So true, teens have so much more needs socially than younger ones. I noticed a big change in my kids when they reached the teen years. Social life took on more importance and also find them social opportunities.
  17. Actually my gifted kids were the compliant ones. My dd the “normal” one was the one that truly challenged us. She had a very strong personality, she was very difficult from a young age. I think it has more to do with personality than giftedness.
  18. My kids were more compliant in elementary school, we also sent my dd back to PS for high school.
  19. My son is 13. We have him doing AMC 8, kangaroo math, AMC10, etc. He get so much anxiety that his hand shakes, while he is writing. This also happens during is math class at the CC.
  20. How long did you do weekly testing before you saw a reduction in test anxiety? DS has the same issue.
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