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  1. 10 minutes ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

    So at agility yesterday Juliet slipped and fell off the five foot tall dogwalk (like a balance beam for dogs).  My mommy reflexes kicked in and I broke her fall with one hand, allowing her to gently land on her feet.  I was applauded by the teacher and the other participants!  But now my hand hurts from blocking the fall of a 73 pound dog (nothing bad - just sore.) 

    Sorry about your hand but I’m glad Juliet is okay. That could have been really bad!  Go, momma!

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  2. 13 minutes ago, Renai said:

    Another blog post is ready! I didn't realize a month had already passed. I had planned to write about this 4 weeks ago and wanted to have it done by 3 weeks ago...https://creativeplaybilingual.blogspot.com/2021/09/mandarin-morning-integrating-language.html

    It is Gymnast-approved.

    Nice!  I don't usually read blogs; I find most too busy.  Your page is nice and clean, and I loved the post.  Go, Renai!

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  3. 11 hours ago, ScoutTN said:

    Metro public school system here has roughly 4000 people in quarantine and over 600 positive cases.

    They have no provision for virtual classes this year. Masks are required, but idk how well that is enforced.

    Glad my kids are not in this system! Sad for those who are having to endure both delta and chaos in school.

    600?  Well, Hillsborough County Public Schools have that beat - try 6000.

    6,153 reported employee and student cases since Aug. 2.  School started Aug. 10. To put this in perspective, "there were 8,771 cases if COVID-19 reported to the district between March 2020 and July 2021." 17 months vs. less than 1 month.  Tighter mask mandate was implemented Aug. 18, I believe? So far, I am seeing no signs that it has helped whatsoever. Yesterday's numbers were 399 students, 56 employees who reported positive test results.  Total current district impact is 9,134 in quarantine, but this number fluctuates as people get cleared.  We're still getting almost daily calls that students in my son's high school are infected - 73 students and 9 employees so far.

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  4. 2 minutes ago, Slache said:

    I'm torn between crawling into a ball and crying over everything that's going on and feeling ridiculous at the thought because nothing has directly effected me.

    I’ve cried a few times now over Susan’s loss.  Let it out. You’ll feel better.

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  5. 25 minutes ago, mommyoffive said:

    Does Hillsborough have masks at their schools?

    Masking with parent opt out option. No reason must be given by the parent, no vaccination requirement or medical reason. DS says it isn’t being monitored at his high school.  No one is asking or checking.  He says only about 50% or so are masked, including teachers.

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  6. On 8/10/2021 at 12:46 AM, Junie said:

    I taught all* of my kids to read using the Dick and Jane readers that my MIL gave us.  Once they finished Dick and Jane, I threw a ton of books at them, including some of the Abeka readers.  

    One child needed a tiny bit of phonics instruction.  Everyone else just took off with it and figured out the phonics on their own.


    *I put an asterisk next to all because one of my children taught herself to read.  I had almost no involvement in it.  She is one of the later kids and heard me teaching two or three other siblings how to read and she wanted to join in the fun. 🙂

    For DS I used T4L for phonics and BOB books, plus tons of read aloud and side by side reading.  The thing that really grabbed him, though, was Dick and Jane.  I checked out a Collection book from the library and he was all in.

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