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TriciaMR
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Funny moment of the day

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This had my dd and I giggling for about 5 minutes:

I said: You need to use parentheses.
She heard: You have brain disease.

Please laugh at our expense :)
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My kids do that to me all the time. I thought it was just me. ;) Too cute!! :-)
Tammie,

Must be that dyslexia/auditory processing thing.

-Trish
jasntas wrote:Probably. They definitely know how to keep me entertained. And not even on purpose but they think it's ALWAYS funny. ;) Gotta love 'em!

For some reason Veggie Tales came to mind: "God made you special, and he loves you very much!"
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sewgirlie
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OT: Caught my 1st Grader and 7th Grader "passing notes"!

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Caught my 1st Grader and 7th Grader "passing notes"!
During school...
I couldn't be more proud. It's nice to see them getting along so well.

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Re: OT: Caught my 1st Grader and 7th Grader "passing notes"!

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It is nice that siblings even so different in age are so close.

But one question:

Did you take it up and read it aloud for everyone to hear? ;)
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Re: OT: Caught my 1st Grader and 7th Grader "passing notes"!

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Ah, the family that homeschools together ... wonderful stuff! Thanks for sharing,
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Mom2theteam
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Re: OT: Caught my 1st Grader and 7th Grader "passing notes"!

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So funny and so cool!! I hope my kids do that some day. :-)
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Ready for icebox pie day!!!

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Last year on the day our books arrived...we just so happened to have a chocolate icebox pie on hand in the fridge I had made...yum. I forgot all about it truthfully. We had splurged & eaten out that week & my kids had seen some at the restaurant - but ordering dessert was more of a splurge than we could afford - so I told the kids I'd make a whole pie for about the price of a slice. So that is what we did....and then as it was just getting good & cold in the freezer & ready to enjoy - our books for RTR arrived the same day!

I just placed my order for Exto1850...and my 12 year old ds said, "Yay, can we have another ICEbox day!"

I honestly had to have him refresh my memory of the story - but now - I'm thrilled - I think we just started a tradition to help us as we anticipate our box day!! Make an icebox pie & enjoy yummy pie after we go through our box of 'yummy' books!! :-)
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TriciaMR
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Old habits die hard!

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Funny story... We've "officially" ended school for the 2012-2013 school year, but we have a couple of weeks of history left in the TM, so we're trying to finish that (we're in 1850MOD). So, we read about the fall of communism, glastnost, peristroika, Gorbechev, etc, do the timeline and call it good (no STOW activity book sheets, we are officially done, but I wanted her to at least hear/read the history). Later on in the day, I walk past the whiteboard and see that my dd has written a short summary of what we read today in history. I guess she just couldn't not write a summary after doing it for the last half of the school year. :-)
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Mom2theteam
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"But, it doesn't say to do that in your book..."

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Yesterday, I was having my son copy his verse in Adventures for the first time this year. (He's done it tons in 1st.) As I was telling him, he says, "But Mom, it doesn't say to do that in your book. You are just making me do it because you want me to." While that could be true ;), in this case, I was happy to open my manual and let him read exactly what it said, "have the student copy the verse...make sure they use their best handwriting..." With that, he settled down and did his copywork without another complaint. Sometimes it is nice to have the book be the bad guy or rather the authority. :-)

If it hadn't been in the book, I would have just said something like, "you're right. I do just want you to do it. I'm the teacher. It will be good for you." :-) But, it was nice that it was in there. I bet he won't even ask next time. LOL!
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