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About linders

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  • Birthday 10/21/1960

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    DS20, DS17
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    South Carolina
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    Reading, hiking, camping, Scout leadership
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    Mom, substitute teacher, historical researcher/docent, former environmental engineer

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  1. We just returned from 5 days at a beach rental a 2 hour drive from home. Rented from a group we knew well who had implemented "deep cleaning." I still disinfected every conceivable surface as soon as we arrived. Took our own pillows and fleece blankets, put their pillows and bedspreads/blankets away since those don't get washed for each new arrival. We aren't actually lay-on-a-hot-beach people, we rode walked on the beach in the early morning, then bikes and kayaked the rest of the day - easy to social distance. Ordered take out from our favorite restaurants. Never needed to go into stores - h
  2. S17 was able to log in. 3s on Chem and Calc AB (surprised and disappointed on Calc), 4s on Lit and Gov (disappointed in Lit, felt he had a great essay), and 5 on Stats (the class he took independent study this year and shirked most of the year. Go figure.) Best wishes to all. A weird year.
  3. At this point, I'm thinking several sets of pajamas for those online classes...
  4. Jeans and slacks. Loving athletic pants on a daily basis for every home activity.
  5. 1. Wine 2. Ping pong table 3. Plants for yard
  6. From watching DH, who is on Facebook with a large number of "friends" (acquaintances), I see a big negative. DH is open about his opinions on Facebook; he is also a bit of a sarcastic person and likes "poking." His real friends, people who know him, are able to read his posts with that understanding. Many of the rest can't, and the ensuing debates - all electronic - get heated. He complains about it, I tell him he shouldn't be having debates like this remotely with people he barely knows. It is aggravating to me because I have to work with some of these people - in person - in other settings,
  7. Yes, after almost 3 hours. Signed up for Sept SAT, because he is hoping to do subject test in August (not offered in Sept). But you could only do one sign up as a priority person, have to wait until June 3 to try for August.
  8. Spent two hours refreshing to get the September SAT. Hoping to get subject tests in August.
  9. Which to take first, Gov or US History, is a bit of a "which came first, the chicken or the egg" question. However, I will offer this - it's a high-stakes presidential election year. S17 just finished AP Gov, and the teacher was able to incorporate a lot about our election process into the class. She was inspiring! So much so that half the class, including my son, ended up working for campaigns during the primary. They all became poll workers. They had permission from the administration to skip school every time a campaign came to the area. It was pretty cool. If you started with Gov in t
  10. Anecdotally, I'm not sure there has ever been a level playing field, at least where the public schools are not good. A neighbor teaches AP Lang at one of our public high schools. He spends much of his time on classroom management - our district promotes "AP for all" with no "gatekeeping" to ensure kids who take AP are prepared. Thus, some of the kids can't read the material assigned for class and aren't prepared to discuss. He can't do much in the way of discussion anyway because of some of the truly awful things students will say. He has kids who toss things around the room, and he has l
  11. S17 was able to upload his Gov, Calc, and Lit work no problem. He says his Chem finally uploaded with 11 seconds left, and 2 (out of 6) kids in his class couldn't upload and have to retake.
  12. Well, I shopped for my own breakfast this morning. II'm usually up hours before the rest of the gang and like to eat about 8-ish. Much to my surprise, DH was up at 7:30 announcing he would make me breakfast. Then I found out his menu plan; homemade sausage gravy (gross!) to serve over hash browns, with fried eggs and bacon (I never eat fried eggs). I gave him a funny look, at which point he said, "Why, what would you like?" Nice buttery croissants and fresh fruit, to include strawberries and kiwi (no one else in our house likes kiwi). "But we don't have any of that!" Yes, which is why I'm alr
  13. Well, with the cancellation of all of S17's school and summer activities...and a refund on R&B for S19...and almost no eating out...we bought a nice ping-pong table for all of us. And I have spent $$ on redoing the jungle yard.
  14. We-e-ell...I think it might depend on the class, and what the student ultimately covered. As noted by the OP, the tests will not cover the full content of the AP classes, and some students won't have had that material. For some courses - science and math come to mind - it would be a disservice to both the student and the university to be awarded credit for the comparable college course. Credit for Calc AB? How do you move on to take Calc 2 if you didn't actually cover all the material in Calc 1? What I could see instead would be testing (perhaps CLEP tests?) to determine whether the necessary
  15. We live in SC, just across the border from Georgia, and usually with travel there often (the closest Costco, Whole Foods). Can't wait to see how the Georgia "reopen now" experiment pans out. Hard to imagine how hair and nail salons, massage therapists, etc will maintain social distancing. I can see a way to do so theoretically at theaters - sit every 3rd or 4th seat, every 2nd or 3rd row - but doubt theaters will enforce such rules and that it will be cost-effective for theater owners. Planning to skip Georgia for a while, although I fully expect our own governor to follow suit soon. 😬
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