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LisaK in VA is in IT

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About LisaK in VA is in IT

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  • Birthday December 30

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    Female
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    Napoli, Italia
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    Public Policy, Debate, Scrapbooking, caking and some other crafts, Reading, Swimming, and helping my kids become the best version of themselves I can.

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    Wife of one, mother of five
  • Location
    Napoli, Italia
  • Interests
    Scrapbooking, decorative painting
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    Head Coach, Naples Tiger Sharks,wife & mother, and free-lance writer

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  1. School Work on concessions binder for swim team (I've also been asked to coach the new coach a bit more actively -- I'm not sure how that will work) Swim Pick up oldest from work Go out to dinner with friends Saturday is a BIG day.
  2. You keep calling me to tell me this is my LAST chance to consolidate my student loans, and that if I don't respond in 48 hours, the offer will be withdrawn. Well, Karen, I haven't had a student loan payment since I was 24. My husband never had a student loan, and my son doesn't have a student loan. I'm not interested in a lower payment plan (unless you would like to give me money instead). And, for the record, my 48 hours has been up for months. Please stop calling me.
  3. Bionicles.. oh the Bionicles... we have the movies on our media server...the song is on my spotify account... my DOG is named after a Bionicle.
  4. You'll have to pry LEGOManiac's out of his cold, dead hands. He still plays with his... My husband was upset his mom got rid of his. I'm not sure how PokeMan will feel. My girls would also be horrified if I got rid of theirs. So -- I will be keeping all of our LEGOs, at every age (Mega Blocks -- the big ones for the Toddler crowd; Duplos; and the small, foot-killing things that have littered my house for nearly 15 years.
  5. School Swim Laundry, Pack & Clean... about a month to go until we're in VA again! Working on Concession Binder for the team Work on Swim Camp for the team
  6. We were notified by the school here where she took the test. Online, it looks like anyone who had a score of 212 or better should be in the Commended range (compass prep article). We are 99.9% certain PonyGirl won't advance (probably needs a 222-223 in our area, has a 220)
  7. We wore whatever was comfy, although tried to dress on the better side (no ripped jeans, holy t-s, short-shorts... etc.). Most of our tours involve a LOT of walking, comfortable shoes and clothes were a must (plus, we went in the heat of the summer... lightweight clothing was also a must!). I could see dressing differently if there were going to be interviews, smaller group, specialized tour or something (my kids did dress a bit more nicely when they were meeting with department chairs, or honors program advisers -- but we knew about those meetings in advance).
  8. TWTMA offers a course that does portions of WWS1, 2 and 3 over the course of a year. It was excellent for my oldest son (All of my others have gone through 1-2-3 in 7th-9th). I'd say it's good that way, or 8-10th, too. If you're trying to get them to a particular place, you could continue WWS through the summer and consolidate the time as well.
  9. We're finished with AP math and sciences. DD knows she will do AP Eng. Lit. We're trying to decide on the others (Gov't, Econ, Psych and German). Unfortunately, we know we have to decide much earlier (which is a real pain). We were hoping to see how things go and once she has a better idea of which school she'd be going to deciding on CLEP or AP at that point. Her math courses won't be altered (she's taking two not sure if it's DiffyQ or Linear Algebra or Discrete Math), but I also wanted her to have a bit of an easier load after this year, and have some more "fun" electives. We are absolutely done with science. I don't think any of the APs we might do are necessarily difficult ones, but it's more the whole process of preparing and studying. I think we are both burned out on APs at the moment (I do think she's going to crush all of them this year! About 4 weeks to test days!)
  10. My daughter took it as a sophomore. If a student has the science and math background, and is motivated and interested, I could see doing it younger.
  11. Congratulations to anyone who found out today they were among the top 50,000. Wishing they didn't make us wait until September to find out if we're commended or semi-finalists!
  12. School Complete online certification for coaching (done) Swim Laundry & Packing/Cleaning Work on turnover project for concessions tonight Assist DD on 5 emails to follow up with coaches.
  13. For get it done - US History Detective workbooks with some videos (history channel type, and some actual movies) have been what we've done with PokeMan. We did BOTH books (one, 1st semester and one 2nd semester). He's been pretty happy with it overall. I'm happy it's getting done.
  14. We signed my oldest son up for this course: https://www.wtmacademy.com/courses/classes/preparation-for-rhetoric-writing/ He enjoyed it, and was well prepared for high school writing (and college writing) afterwards. I don't have a lot of other experience with online English courses...
  15. Thinks I'm keeping: Math Chalkdust Foerster's Jacob's AoPS Life of Fred Equate Game Hands On Equations Integers Game English Mosdos Press (grades 5-8) Textword Press (grades 9-12) 100 EZ Lessons Writing with Skill 1-3 MCT Literature Series Story Cubes Story Starters Killgallon Books Science Magic School Bus Picture Readers Science "Encyclopedias" (mostly just a bit more in depth picture books) I'm not keeping any middle/high school or college level textbooks, unless someone can give me a good reason why -- I feel like the more in depth areas of science are changing a lot, while the general knowledge lower elementary is staying mostly the same) History History of US Story of the World K12 Middle/High School Series Spielvolgel Western Civ (and study guides) US History by Paul Johnson (and study guides) Match Games I have other books related to these subject areas (not curriculum), that I intend to keep. A LOT of classic literature (most of which I'm hoping to replace with nicer, hard-bound editions).
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