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About SeaConquest

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  • Birthday 11/03/1974

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    Wife to Steve, Mother to Sacha (1/09) and Ronen (8/13)
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    On a sailboat in the Pacific Ocean (generally in San Diego)
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    Retired litigator turned SAHM turned nursing student

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    On a sailboat in the Pacific Ocean (generally in San Diego)
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    USC football, wine, fiction, travel, horses, fashion, Judaism, sports cars, ink, EDM, feminism, philosophy, board games, and gangsta rap. Not in that order.

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  1. I don't know yet because we are just starting the classes in January. I would email the teacher and see what she says. They don't seem to have much in the way of homework, so it seems like it would be more of a question of whether she would be interested in and could follow the topics. I don't see why not, but just to be sure, I would shoot her an email. My son has ADHD too, so I feel you. 🙂
  2. My son is taking these astrobiology classes on Friday afternoons and hopes that others will join him (she offers several other times as well). The classes are taught by a former astronaut instructor! 50% off until December 8th
  3. Thrilled for the both of you. Very well deserved!
  4. They seem to be pretty popular here with the Chinese families that are a major part of the AoPS demographic in our area. They use solid texts and I assume that AoPS hires quality LA teachers, but I get the impression that these are afterschoolers, primarily from first or second gen immigrant families, who are looking to ensure strong English skills in their kids. I am not sure if that is what you are looking for vs a class for kids who love the English language and are looking to really delve into that passion, you know?
  5. Arcadia, so excited to see the boys starting DE 🙂 I will be eagerly following their progress. I hope you are feeling well. I have been thinking about you. ❤️
  6. Wow, that is quite a workload! How much time would you say she is spending on chemistry? How much time on labs vs the other portions of the class, etc. Also, thank you for speaking out about the art history class. That is awful! ETA: How are your nursing students doing? I had my first round of clinicals last month and ended up on night shift! I survived with a lot of coffee, at almost 45 years old (but barely)! 🙂
  7. Is everyone's kids doing the honors version of Clover Valley or is anyone taking the mere mortals version? Wondering how the regular version is going, if anyone has any commentary. I know the honors version will be too much for my kid (this would be for next year). Also, Farrar mentioned handwriting. My kid types everything. Is that possible? Because, heaven help you if not, Connie! 😉
  8. When I was a kid, December 1st was the cutoff, but September 1st is what SD Unified uses and I think that is pretty typical.
  9. So, I had Kaiser do additional OT testing for Sacha's fine motor issues, and it looks like my instincts were correct. From my lay perspective, it looks like he has some pretty substantial delays, especially when under timed conditions. I just sent this to the school to add to his special ed file, but I think this more than substantiates the typing accommodation. No wonder the poor kid hates to write! We are meeting again with the OT in a week or so to go over some strategies to help, but I get the impression that we will get limited assistance from Kaiser in treating this. I wonder now if he does need services from the school, or if the accommodations are all he needs. I am asking because I really have no idea. I've attached the OT report because you all are experts and have been so helpful! Sacha Labarre OT Eval.pdf
  10. Ooh, Cake, finally a review of the MCT classes -- thank you! Sacha was in LL 7/8 as well last year, and I agree with the above. I was totally hands off with his class, other than to periodically check to make sure that he was getting his assignments done in a [relatively] timely manner. Sacha isn't big on writing, so he will basically do the minimum required for the course, from that perspective. But, he loves to read and enjoys the discussion of the material with peers. I'm a full-time student, so I don't (unfortunately) have the time to read and discuss all of these books with him. To bump up the amount of writing that he does, we normally add in a separate composition course (we are trying out a Bravewriter Online expository essay class this fall and may try a CTY composition class in the spring, if Bravewriter doesn't work out -- still TBD). The OG3 lit classes we just use for lit discussion, although they do have a writing supplement for some of their later classes, which we might try down the road.
  11. I'm curious what other people thought, after watching the film. I don't want to spoil it for others.
  12. Thank you for sharing! Congratulations to you both!! 🙂
  13. Deloitte hired me with a degree in Russian straight out of undergrad. I worked as a Business Analyst for two years before going to law school. Most of my colleagues went on to business school. As mom1720 mentioned, Deloitte is also a large management consultancy, and they love to hire high stats, liberal arts types.
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