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Old 10-04-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I mean "co-teaching" where the special Ed teacher is in the Regular Ed classroom, and sped kids are not separated out in resource classrooms.
My girls aren't true dyslexics, as in what a Speech Pathologist would diagnose as dyslexic, but they learn the same way (speech processing disorders) and have attended private schools for kids with dyslexia. At this point I'm more interested in schools with the co-teaching model, for myself as a special Ed teacher, and my high school age daughter. She doesn't have an IEP anymore, but a 504. If the school has the collaboration model, then she can be in that classroom, which is a better fit. My 5th grader benefits from an elementary school or middle school with integrated arts, and hopefully a phonetic, explicit, direct teaching model, such as Wilson language, etc., utilized in the gen Ed classroom. She does not qualify for an IEP or 504, but is behind her peers, particularly in spelling, somewhat in math.
I have seen a lot of houses with land, fenced, barns, in Fairfax and Prince William counties for 350-450k on Redfin. I live in the Seattle area, and it is expensive here too, but houses with land can be found in the same price range.
Two teacher household here and we both say that the push in of services is pretty much the norm. I don't know if I would call it "co-teaching", but unless there are severe needs the resource teacher typically services hours within the classroom whenever possible.

Of course the school would have to meet the accommodations set forth in your older daughter's 504 if it is current, but they aren't permanent. My students with 504s aren't pulled out and the 504 usually has accommodations such as frequent breaks, extended time, health accommodations, etc. that can be met by the classroom teacher. My wife's school has utilized Wilson Language in the past and it has been a pull-out program. It would be considered a Level II intervention I'm sure.

Your younger one might receive some remediation within the classroom depending on what the teacher observes and assesses. We do that for any and all anyhow. Spelling would most likely be addressed through the writing process or possibly word study if needed, but it might not be what you would consider explicit and phonetic. Again, if the teacher found it is what she needed it would probably be done during a remediation/enrichment block.

I'm curious to see the houses with fenced land, barns and room for horses, especially in Fairfax for <$450k.
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Old 10-04-2015, 12:28 PM
 
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You can find some large lots in Fairfax County, but they generally aren't large enough for horses. You need more than 2 acres for horses or any other livestock including chickens. I would also be curious to see any lots in Fairfax County that are that large for less than half a million.
See point 8 below
Zoning Requirements - What Can I Do With My Property?*- Fairfax County, Virginia
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Animals & Pets*- Fairfax County, Virginia
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
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You can find some large lots in Fairfax County, but they generally aren't large enough for horses. You need more than 2 acres for horses or any other livestock including chickens. I would also be curious to see any lots in Fairfax County that are that large for less than half a million.
See point 8 below
Zoning Requirements - What Can I Do With My Property?*- Fairfax County, Virginia
And
Animals & Pets*- Fairfax County, Virginia
Good to know! You can have up to 5 chickens in the city here. Just no roosters. Lots of urban chicken coops here...
I grew up in Montana and am definitely used to more libertarian type policies. We didn't even have speed limits, much less restrictions like the above. Are Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Loudoun equally restrictive?

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Old 10-05-2015, 05:34 PM
 
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Good to know! You can have up to 5 chickens in the city here. Just no roosters. Lots of urban chicken coops here...
I grew up in Montana and am definitely used to more libertarian type policies. We didn't even have speed limits, much less restrictions like the above. Are Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Loudoun equally restrictive?
Loudoun is a LOT less restrictive than Fairfax, but the commute to Belvoir would be awful.
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:46 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Living in Stafford, which is far more likely yo fit your price range for the requirements you are asking, and teaching in Prince William County is always an option too. Prince William also has special education vacancies.
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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katfzl,

I saw you are inquiring about teaching positions in your other thread and that your husband is now in NoVA. Where did you all end up finding a place?
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
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He is out there now, renting a room in Woodbridge. I don't know where we will land, depends on where I get a job, if I can get one before I move out in June . I am interested in Stafford/Manassas, other places like that where we can have land. We're still in WA until I finish my contract/kids finish school/and house sells (getting ready to put it on market), so we are moving out in June.
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