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  1. This is me. I really only heard of this whole concept of blackface in the last year or two.
  2. Sounds like he is doing well. Most people run Half and Full Marathon training on their own or with friends using website and app programs. My husband and his brother did an Ironman just using training suggestions from a website. Like someone suggested above, taking the aid at the aid stations is important. If he knows what items they will have at the aid stations, then he can use the same things on his practice runs.
  3. I can't answer any questions about Geometry, because we are not there yet. But I like Dimensions better than Primary US Edition (I have both) because it the Textbook is more thorough and has more topics.
  4. I think you can use any grammar that works for your family.
  5. All my kids did Singapore Primary through 5B. Then my older kids did other programs, Jousting Armadillos and AOPS, but my youngest wanted to stick with Singapore. So, we have been doing Dimensions 6A this year. We are only in chapter 2, so I can't answer all your questions, but so far we really like it and I am glad I chose to go to Dimensions instead of doing Primary 6. I think that they may be enough problems in the Textbook for a kid that doesn't need much practice. Looking through it, I can see how my son who doesn't need much practice would have been fine.
  6. I have used Writeshop and Wordsmith. I didn't like the front in Wordsmith either, but my son seemed to like the program. I think it was okay. My favorite has been Writeshop. I have not used the videos. I use Beyond the Book Report season 3 to teach longer essays after finishing both WS 1 and 2. I really like how it teaches writing and the editing and grading sheets are the best I have seen, of what I have used.
  7. So, often I purposefully celebrate my kids birthdays on a different day because I don't want them to think the world revolves around them. On their birthday we always open their presents and tell them Happy Birthday. But cake, birthday dinner, and parties (if we do one) usually happen whenever is most convenient.
  8. So, I actually like unannounced visitors. It is common in my neighborhood, mostly walking distance. I usually text people ahead of time if I have to drive there. Also, family can always stop by unannounced. I was actually really sad to miss a sister-in-law who stopped by unannounced once when we were out of town. I am just happy that people actually want to visit with me!
  9. Singapore Primary Math Song School Latin (but we did not like Latin for Children) That is the only one all three kids used so far. There may be more as they all go through the middle and high school years. It looks like they will all use Writeshop. Also, I used AAS for my youngest and would have probably used it for the older two, if I could have afforded it at the time.
  10. No. We usually go out to dinner or something. We do get a "gift" as in sometime during the months before or after our anniversary, if we find something we need/want on sale we buy it and say it is our anniversary gift. This year we bought knives about a month before our anniversary.
  11. We don't use coasters because drinks are only allowed in the kitchen/dinning area. We also don't have a coffee table, so no where to put a drink in the family room.
  12. My kids loved Amoeba Sisters last year for biology. I loved the thoroughness and how clearly they explained topics. I would love to find something similar for the other sciences for my middle and high school kids. Geology, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics. Any ideas?
  13. Well, I just spoke with the office/stage manager and I guess many other parents expressed similar concerns and so they will be offering workshops the whole time in an extra practice room. So anytime they are not needed on stage for production rehearsals, they can go do workshops. Glad to know others felt as I did.
  14. I am glad I am not the only one who found the email misleading. This group is a community theater where actor's are non-paid, etc. In the past the summer camp was purely a paid workshop for two weeks. This is the first year they are adding a production as part of the summer camp. They advertised it as their paid summer camp that includes a production. Just seems they have ditched the camp part now. Without the workshops, it ends up much more per hour than the other local theater camps (some of which also include productions). I have been attempting to contact them today, with no luck so far. Hopefully one of the three methods I tried will eventually get a response.
  15. What would you expect from a Musical Theater Camp based on this email? Congratulations! You have been cast in ____ 2019 summer camp production of _____. A cast list is attached to this email. Regardless of the role, all participants in the summer camp will have workshop opportunities in acting, singing, and dancing culminating in the musical production of _____. Please submit your payment for the camp at your earliest convenience. A parent meeting will be held ______ at 1:00 p.m. in the ______". Following the parent meeting, we will have our first read through of the script and sing along with the score. _____ we begin rehearsing in the Social Hall from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. There will be no rehearsal on ______. Rehearsals will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between the hours of 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. through the month of _____. There will be a dress rehearsal on ___&&&& and performances on _________. In order to make the most of our rehearsal time, please respond to this email with any of your conflicts so we can schedule accordingly. We are looking forward to a fun filled summer with you! So, I was expecting my child to learn in workshop's and be at camp on the days specified for most of the time. After we already paid and had a parent meeting talking about likely being there for 2 hours a day or more, then I get a schedule in which my kid is only there an hour a day and no workshops. They are just working on the production. I would have never signed up if I knew she was only going for an hour a day. It is not worth my time or the money. (Which everyone paid the same amount). Because it will take 20 min each way, I can't really come home when she is there for only an hour. When I thought she was going to be there for 2 - 4 hours, it would have been fine. There are two other musical theater camps in town that tech workshops and have all kids stay for the whole time. I would have done one of those. Am I right to be frustrated? I seriously am thinking of asking for my money back and switching to another camp. She only went two days.
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