Post your introduction here...

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Registered: 02-14-2009
Post your introduction here...
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Sat, 11-20-2010 - 7:02pm

with the merger of the Gifted Child Board and the Advanced Toddlers & Preschooler Board we may see some new faces on this board.

I'd like to welcome you all and I hope you will introduce yourself to us in short:

Suzanne
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Registered: 10-08-2004
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 4:23pm

I saw this promo on my Special Education Plans board and thought I'd come over and visit.

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Registered: 02-14-2009
Mon, 11-29-2010 - 4:02pm

Welcome Rebeka and thank you for the introduction. I imagine your son can be quite frustrated understanding so much more than he can show in his school work... And how is it for you to have your son in special ed. as a Montessori teacher? Would you like his teachers to do things more the 'Montessori-way'? My DD1 and DD2 spent K till grade 6 in Montessori... I wasn't a fan or fanatic before, but I've certainly grown to love the philosophy behind it (and seen it work)...

Suzanne
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Registered: 11-18-2008
Mon, 11-29-2010 - 4:42pm
Hi Rebekah, Good to see you here!
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Registered: 12-06-2010
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 3:25pm

Hi all!

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 11:14pm
Hi beeblebrx, Welcome to the board. You've come to the right place for support. The ladies here are fabulous and know just what you are experiencing!
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Registered: 10-08-2004
Sat, 12-11-2010 - 1:45pm
I am so grateful for his special ed. teacher and program. He was in Montessori from the age of 2 until he was going into kindy. At that time I knew that it wasn't for him anymore, he just couldn't grasp it. I took him out and homeschooled him for a year but still we knew something was 'up'. He did OK in public school 1st grade, in 2nd grade he got a teacher who had a Dyslexic daughter and had just taken the Orton Gillingham training. His 2nd grade teacher was the one that urged me to have him tested. I had him tested at the beginning of 3rd grade at the local Scottish Rite. I am very happy that he gets services at school. We are able to use Montessori in alot of ways still, care for the environment, peace and such but the educational techniques just didn't work for him.

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Registered: 02-14-2009
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 8:17am

Hi and welcome! I'm Suzanne, with DD L who's almost 12, and DD Y who's 10 yrs old, and itty baby D, 14 months old. You've come to the right place, as we have lots of musically gifted children on board, and lots of parents who know all too well what involvement it asks of parents, and what challenges there are!

Suzanne
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Registered: 12-06-2010
Mon, 12-13-2010 - 3:48am

I saw in another post

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Registered: 07-23-2002
Mon, 12-13-2010 - 2:48pm

Piping in although I know this question wasn't directed at me. My kids all play violin or viola, and we find that the right sort of group work is incredibly motivating, far more so than individual solo playing. And that's true for us even though we have a number of extreme introverts in our family. We're lucky that our kids have been able to get group experiences right from the very beginning. My 7-year-old has been playing in our tiny village community orchestra for a year and a half already. She's played in two summer orchestra programs as well, and recently has been joining her older siblings and a couple of other older kids in playing some ensemble repertoire.

Miranda
in rural BC, Canada
mom to three great kids and one great grown-up
unschooler, violist, runner, doc 

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Registered: 02-14-2009
Mon, 12-13-2010 - 5:42pm

Oh that sounds so sweet, family shows :-) Yes, my girls play together every now and then as well, in fact a looong time ago they both started out on violin, but DD Y quit as soon as she noticed DD L was advancing much faster, and she wasn't very good in standing still ;-) About a year and a half later she chose the cello, not in the least place because DD L talked her into it! She loved to hear violin and cello together... So she couldn't wait till Y was far enough to play together. I have trouble finding nice music for the two though with a relatively easy cello part, lots of trios etc. But they've been playing for the Mayor's Christmas dinner party, for the opening of a photo exhibition, and of course for fun on the street/art fair with the violin case open in front of them to earn some pocket money

Suzanne