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    #111441 - 09/10/11 07:01 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ultramarina Offline
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    DS, 3.5, is reading. Very early reading, but it's definitely reading--he'll go through the BOB books sounding out, get a bit distracted and start reciting from memory, and then stop, correct himself, and start actually reading again. In any case, I tested him with random easy phonetic words on the whiteboard and he got them all right.

    It's all sounded out--no sight words except for "the" and "and," which he picked up because he had to to read those books. So that's interesting. I'm not sure if this is still a party trick or if he'll really learn this way or what.

    To be perfectly honest I think this clicked because I've been letting him watch streaming episodes of Word World on my weekly drop-dead work deadline day. (Where's the embarrassed smiley?) We really don't do TV as a general rule.


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    #111475 - 09/11/11 11:13 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DD9 is the ultimate end-of-the-driveway salesperson. Each weekend, she and her friends set up a different stand: lemonade, orange juice, car washes, etc. The sign and stand go up first, and then they come running in the house in a panic looking for supplies when the customers start. (Organization is a work in progress around here). The item of today was ice cream sundaes (we, of course, have no ice cream in our house... a minor detail). They came in with their sign of menu toppings, looking for tape. I glanced at it and nearly aspirated my coffee. God love her, really, I know she struggles with writing and we are in the process of investigating for stealth dyslexia, but there was no way I could let her put up a sign offering chocolate sperm sundaes!!! (I think she meant supreme?)

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    #111478 - 09/11/11 11:18 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ultramarina]
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    Originally Posted By: ultramarina
    To be perfectly honest I think this clicked because I've been letting him watch streaming episodes of Word World on my weekly drop-dead work deadline day. (Where's the embarrassed smiley?) We really don't do TV as a general rule.


    I've learned TV is a cold media for learning but when used with good progamming I think it's great. My kids learned alot about Science and Nature from TV and Videos.

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    #111479 - 09/11/11 11:19 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    ahahah now THAT is funny smile

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    #111480 - 09/11/11 11:20 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: kathleen'smum]
    onthegomom Offline
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    Originally Posted By: kathleen'smum
    DD9 but there was no way I could let her put up a sign offering chocolate sperm sundaes!!! (I think she meant supreme?)


    That's a great story!

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    #111482 - 09/11/11 11:39 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DD13 refused to take the US History course she was first enrolled in due to the biased approach of the teacher. She said that the teacher would only allow positive perspectives of the United States. She advocated herself out of the class into a painting class.

    Also she passed the writing test and will be taking her first university level English class.

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    #111487 - 09/11/11 01:35 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    SOOO funny about sperm sundaes! DD6 came home from school on the seceond day of first grade with a book she stapled together..She wanted to make a signature book for her friends to sign...it says on the cover...."Sin Book." I had to have her explain that one!

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    #111557 - 09/12/11 10:18 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Austin Offline
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    Registered: 06/25/08
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    Mr W (3.5Y) is into writing stuff down.

    This weekend he trapped me on the couch with his notebook and pen and wanted me to write out some "Really big words" so he could practice writing them.

    We started with "House" and "Football" and ended up somewhere near "Grilled Cheese Sandwich" and "Automatically" all of which he faithfully wrote down.

    Spelling is a big deal with him. He wants to learn to spell the word before he "reads" it.

    "Spelling is a critical skill for success, Daddy, and I must master it."

    LOL

    He is also into writing out "words" and asking me what they mean. Sometimes they are nonsense, but other times they are real words.


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    #114056 - 10/18/11 02:30 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    frannieandejsmom Offline
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    Ds is in kinder. His assignment was to draw a picure and write a story about a pumpkin, a bat and the moon (picture not included). Here is his story (hope this works)

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v700/franniesmomma/EJsstory101811.jpg


    Edited by frannieandejsmom (10/18/11 02:32 PM)
    Edit Reason: it didn't work lol

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    #114113 - 10/19/11 03:20 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    GeoMamma Offline
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    Registered: 03/10/10
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    smile Very cool!

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