A School Thread

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A School Thread
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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 6:36am

how is school going for those with kids there?

 

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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 8:20pm
Yeah, driving is one of those things I would be okay to wait on, lol. I've appreciated dd's perspective during a lot of the middle school girl drama. Her being just a little bit older than her classmates has helped her to not get in the middle of the squables that her friends have had.
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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 8:25pm
Ours offers advanced math (they are just starting algebra), advance language arts, and advanced earth science.

Dd was in advanced math last year, but b/c of the change in cirriculom, she was put in the regular class this year. At first, she was fine with it, but by the end of the first week, she was so frustrated and bored, I though she was going to burst, lol. They moved her up the second week of school. She's doing okay, but it hasn't been easy. The changes they made to the ap math this year means that she's basically skipped a year of instruction.
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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 8:29pm
and again, I've experienced the opposite, lol. Dd's BFF is a grade younger (about 8 months younger). And by having that connection to a younger class, she avoided a lot of the drama ... because she's not trying to be as "mature" (said with all facetiousness) as the drama girls.

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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 8:34pm
That's funny. 7th grade was the worst (they seem to be outgrowing it now). It seemed like the girls were always in some sort of *fight*. They would try and get dd to take their side, and her response was always "I don't do drama, if you have an issue with *her*, then go talk to *her* about it".
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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 8:38pm
I wish some of my colleagues felt the same way. Every once in awhile one of them will try the old, "I am getting a lot of angry e-mails about this decision you made," and my response is always, "well, that's odd. If they're mad at me, why are they e-mailing YOU?,
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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 8:42pm
4th grade was one of the worst. When I went in for her PT conference, the first thing her teacher said was "I'm glad to be able to tell you that dd is not one of 'those girls'."

6/7 are bad here because they go from 6 regional elementary schools, with from 50 to 80 kids per grade to ONE middle school with 350-400 kids per grade. And there's a big SES difference between one of the schools and the others, so it's some of the kids' first exposure to the "elite" kids.

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Thu, 11-18-2010 - 6:11am
ok, but your DS being the top of his class adn AP are two different things..curious, are you paying for the load of AP he's taking?.

 

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Thu, 11-18-2010 - 6:25am

this leads to the question then, does age come up among your kids' friends, and if so, how often?

 

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Thu, 11-18-2010 - 6:30am

this is my experience, the m/s

 

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Thu, 11-18-2010 - 6:33am
at our schools, the teachers "guage" throughout the year, its called benchmarking. they so don't wait for an end of the year to determine where a kid falls, thank God.

 

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