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Cathy Anderson
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very nice yarn for a speical something.
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Summer come and gone
I can't believe summer came and went and I didn't blog once.  Guess we were having too much fun.  Here are some pictures from our crazy summer.  Drew went away to camp for the first time.  Round Up River Ranch .  He spent a week with other kids who have TS ...
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ALLERGIES?
We are home from a whirlwind trip to Kansas for a wedding some birthday celebration and seeing cousins, grandparents, brother, SIL, and many many friends.  Not quite 2 weeks ago we found out Drew was allergic to wheat, soy, all tree nuts (not just peanuts) ...
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the district just won't leave us alone
When we decided to pull Drew out of school and seek alternative education placement we found Spiral Academy.   A friend who had to go the home school route recommended it.  It is a perfect fit for us.  It is a private online  school that has little oversigh...
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not a typical 5th grader
One of the things that drove me nuts about Drew's old school is they would always say that things Drew did were not "typical" 5th grade behavior. Well, ummmmm, Drew is not a typical 5th grader.  He has a neurological disability that needs to be accommodated...
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Experiment on having Tourette's
I never truly understood what it was like to have TS until I saw a demonstration on a DVD for educators. It is hard to explain here but I will try.  Get a group of friends together. Tell them that they have to write the Pledge of Allegiance in 90 seconds ( ...
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Reentering the Homeschool world
I loved when we homeschooled Drew when he was in 1st grade.  I liked the freedom it gave us to explore ancient history, the world  around us, current events, art...whatever we wanted.  Drew was shocked one day when I told him to go watch some videos on TV d...
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a minute in the world of tics
Yesterday was rough in Drew's world.  All of a sudden he is developing new tics.  We aren't sure why.  When we first took him out of school the tics diminished.  We know tics come and go and there is no reason for it.  Drew has been complaining lately about...
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Spelling You See
Drew hates spelling.  The idea of memorizing a list of words is TORTURE to him. My friend Shecki writes a blog about homeschooling her kids.  She has homeschooled for many many years.  She knows every kid is different and adjusts her lessons to fit each of ...
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never meant to be a bully.
One thing Scott noticed this weekend camping with Drew was that Drew gravitates to kids who are "like" him.  The outsiders, the ones who don't quite fit in.  Scott also noticed the disdain for this group of "misfits" from all the other boys that age.  He sa...
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