# Re: [IPp] You Know You're The Parent of A "D" Child When...

```Hi Rachel-

Decimals in kindergarten- wow!  I too am homeschooling my kindergartener; I
guess I'll have to expand hi curriculum now (LOL).  He's only ~ 40 lbs &
gets both his boluses & basals in decimal- until last week, we were
attempting to get this down to the nearest 1/4 unit with syringes without
much success BUT...he/ we started on the Cozmo July 3rd (one of its 'selling
features' for us was that it did the math for him, so he could learn to be
independent with the pump at an earlier age.)  Good luck with your
kindergarten year, Rachel- know that he has at least 1 other boy in his
'class'- Nathaniel.

Peace-
Tricia, (aka- Nathaniel's mom)

----- Original Message -----
From: "michelle" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>; "Rachel N"
<email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 6:47 AM
Subject: Re: [IPp] You Know You're The Parent of A "D" Child When...

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> Ryan has never bolused in decimal points.  He just adjusts up or down,
> rounding off the carb counts.  That is the way we were taught by our CDE.
> Of course his basals are in decimal points, but as far as bolusing, it is
> much easier to round off the #s.  I guess with a teen, it must be easier
to
> do this than with a younger child.
> Michelle
> mom of Ryan 15yo dx 2/00 pumping 9/02
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Rachel <email @ redacted>
> To: Rachel N <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 12:48 AM
> Subject: [IPp] You Know You're The Parent of A "D" Child When...
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> >  ... the first math curriculum (sp?) you teach while homeschooling a
> > kindergartener is decimals so they can properly bolus themselves! LOL!
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> >  Cole has been bolusing himself for the last few weeks but sometimes he
> gets
> > mixed up on the decimal numbers (2.2, 1.2, 0.2). I told my mom that we
> will have
> > to start him out on decimals in Kindergarten so he can learn to bolus
> himself
> > without getting confused! LOL!
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