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  1. cleats are needed for futball (soccer) matches here in rec league...they have a good resale system worked out
  2. age and league level?
  3. said in a derogatory manner: most people don't call these days, they text. okay, so, you called to tell me I'm dumb for receiving your call rather than awaiting your text? riiiiiight...
  4. A hand cycle is not 'the' way, its 'a' way. In this case I described, its what the lad's physicians recommended due to his particular disability, after the Scoutmaster showed the mom several possibilities that Paraolympians used. Its not up to the volunters or paid employees of BSA to interpret the medical needs..they can't replace the lad's physician team. The volunteers in the lad's unit may suggest ideas for the lad and parent to discuss, but its up to the family to decide what's appropriate. A different scout may need a three wheeler or a quad, or different gearing..up to them to figur
  5. Where in NY are you seeing hungry children? This state is over the top with food support...they even have feeding stations all summer long for age 0 to 18, no questions asked. where in NY are you seeing teachers that can't teach basic? A/C????? Really??? The previous editions in my district are 10+ years old. You bet your boots that not having the current does affect the students. But it sounds like you only want to hear about poor districts...not us. We are middle class, which means we don't get Title 1. Poor schools have Title 1 money and lots of grants for things like o
  6. ime, with 2 lads, the chance is zero. one of mine tried to do an Eagle Scout project on Sunday a.m., he was a looney tune and they just had him sit and dispense tools. He was better Monday, but he was not up to cross country practice. number two was wiser and took it a bit easier over the weekend, but he wouldn't have been up to 3 hrs of dancing or 2 hrs of CC practice either. they were told nothing until after the first weekend if okay'd at checkup at that time
  7. We had a special needs scout grow personally by being held to the requirements. He and his parents figured he'd get a waiver on everything he couldn't do or they didn't want to pay for.... swimming mb..couldn't get in to the pool on his own, had never put his face in water hiking mb...couldn't walk too far with his physical disability and his usual walking aids cycling mb...couldn't pedal with his feet could've knocked him over with a feather when he learned he was expected to use approved accommodations.. ...pool was accessible, and he needed to take lessons like everyone else ...acc
  8. Ime farrar is right. These tests include obscure material - if the dept chair decides a unit or a subuni isn't going to be taught due to low chance of being on test, the students who don't have a tutor or the right text will be caught short. What we found is that the school was using dumbed down textbooks for some subjects, such as science, and there wasn't a snowball's chance in Hades of getting enough out of the text to grab more than a pass on the Regent's or even answer all the questions in the problem set bank...we did what eveyone else did and bought the amsco test prep books and we bo
  9. In this area its common not to have middle or high school textbooks for math..the district is short on funding and students are below grade level in reading. Teachers are expected to use a variety of instructional methods and actually teach, not stick to any one approach. The first time a textbook is used is pay-for-play DE College Algebra, and the student will be buying it. The district money that was used for textbooks appears to have been designated for photocopies. The actual day to day homework from grade 6 to A2 is a problem set printed out from various resources. MIF is the elementa
  10. There are technician jobs that will work very well with his wants...but they all require an education - 2 yr or 4 yr. A 2 yr may not be available at your closest CC, but possibly closer to a city or industrial area. Perhaps a job counselor or someone in your husband's network could sit down with him and tell him what's available in the area, and that would motivate the schooling. Look at something like failure analysis or quality control tech for a car or airplane parts factory or a research center -- it requires people who have good 3D ability, the patience to manipulate joysticks, the abi
  11. Peterson Directed, followed by Essential Learning Products cursive first, its much easier than print and its a fresh start as the student may view self as failure With PD, we used it until the muscle action made sense and was becoming habit - the student needs to write, not draw a letter at a time ELP has practical instructions on legibility vs perfection also important is finding the implement that gives enough feedback to the fingers ... we used a bic flair marker for a while, then eased into a pencil with a gripper and a fat barrel pen
  12. It would be a social nightmare unless she already has friends there. My district has students who do something similar, attend when the parent is working in the area, then go back to the home country for the winter, where there is no schooling. Tough to break in to established friendships, tough to slip right in where the class is since so much instruction has been missed. I would instead begin private lessons on another instrument and look for other places to play piano -- perhaps nursing home or library, then move her in to private ensembles such as youth orchestra. If she's looking for
  13. Times have changed as far as student preparedness. My son applied to my alma mater with scores about the same as I had, but much more accomplished in ecs and more accelerated academically despite also living rural. Very surprised to be offered much less merit money, however I was in state and he would have been out of state. Also, many many more students with scores above 1400...I would have been very happy to have that high a percentage in that zone, would have made finding suitable study partners easier.
  14. you should talk to your insurance people...they are good at getting the hospital to bill correctly
  15. think out of the box, literally for that mile walk home...he does own a backpack?
  16. what you do with your id when depends on the airport. just follow the instructions given and keep it easy to get out. I have held id while being body wanded and while going thru a detector as they wanted to keep line moving, other times I have had time to put it away until next check point. don't assume you can bring a bottle of water on the plane...in the past I've filled my empty or bought one after going thru security to get into the terminal, but now some flights have security added at the gate, so any water or greater than 3 oz fluids can't be taken on board. if you bring a lap
  17. My dc enjoyed school when the classroom was peaceful and academically where they needed to be. It doesn't matter where the desks are or what is on the walls or if there are desks or walls. It matters how many students are disengaged, and how many are aggressive about their unwillingness to participate. We've had years where adjacent desks were great - lots of collaboration, lots of discussion with other serious students on the finer points. It only takes one unwilling child or one teacher who is unable to differentiate to wreck the year for 30-35 dc. I think DeVos is using language tha
  18. I would rethink the amazon...a mile away to get a box isn't a big deal. think instant soup, oatmeal, annie chun, mac-n-cheese, backpacker meals, crackers/cheese, single serve tuna. In the meantime, convenience mart for eggs to hardboil, yogurt, fruit, milk. Is there a campus bus route to grocery store? Why not grab a breakfast sandwich on the way to class?
  19. I'm not suggesting he go cover to cover, just the info that is currently relevant and omitted in the new texts. Unfortunately the newer texts leave out many many details that were covered in the older texts, especially those that require math. And since he has time, his lads may actually enjoy seeing how certain topics have evolved over the years. We'll have to disagree about the value of older knowledge. On my end, my dc have found it handy in understanding some of the older poetry, and of course the world views of people in the time period.
  20. I couldn't get child care back when I did the cost calculator ...child care centers are the only cost effective option in hcol and are only open 6 to 6. Doesn't work with the commute. What most people do after number two arrives is an au pair if they don't have a grandma...otherwise its about six years of nothing left over after commute and child care expenses.
  21. Yes, I fold into triangles. Knotting takes more space. Its an environmentally aware thing..this way they sink rather than fly away if they get out of the recycling stream. Looking forward to the ban.
  22. go to bike store...the 24 inches just aren't right in the distance between seat and handlebar. you want something designed for a gal, like a Trek hybrid. I'd look at craig's list for one a teen or college student bought a while back and is lightly used. Upgrade if you decide you are in to it.
  23. That is true. In my country, adding weight to an envelope with extra paper to include directions, etc will add to postage. Apparently it doesn't in yours.
  24. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/tracie-domino/breaking-the-code-how-to-know-what-to-wear-to-a-wedding_b_8913772.html perhaps will be helpful. what they want is 'cocktail attire'. casual would be no jacket, and yes sundress. One does not indicate dress code by writing it out, one indicates by the formality of the invitation, and the venue choice plus time for the wedding and the reception. So, you have a 3 pm wedding, reception to follow and its not in a casual place like a beer hall, so most guests will go cocktail attire. There will be people going casual because that is all they have.
  25. What's missing compared to PS here is PE (2x/week), Recess daily for 30 min (group games are offered and taught by an aide, such as kickball), daily writing in response to the lit lesson, oral presentation (show - n - share weekly - thought out, not winging it), and a long term project (something like a state activity that culminates in an oral presentation with a poster or diorama, a science fair, invention convention). Arts and crafts are also offered weekly..either via art class 2x/week or a whole class project. The point there is developing visual spatial skills amongst other things. F
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