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    #132901 - 06/29/12 07:07 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Evemomma Offline

    Registered: 05/17/12
    Posts: 451
    La the pic! My kids have always sucked on lemons from our water at restaurants (probably to please Daddy). Your DD sounds amazing!

    I had to make a brag today. I have several friends with boys 1-2 years older then my DS5. DS had had his fair share of getting the 'little brother's treatment. Yesterday, I overheard this conversation between the 7 year-old and my DS.

    "You're still a little kid."
    DS: "No I'm not."
    "Do you know math?"
    DS: "Yes."

    ...and then DS was quizzed on a myriad of math equations. He answered
    them happily and not smugly...but got every one correct (go DS!).

    "OK, you do know
    w math." And the little twerp walked away smile

    Edited by Evemomma (06/29/12 07:14 AM)

    #133539 - 07/09/12 07:08 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    kathleen'smum Offline

    Registered: 05/27/10
    Posts: 383
    Loc: Nova Scotia, Canada
    This is probably the only place that I can post this brag and have someone understand how important is is to DD.

    DD9, with mild dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD, got an "A" in writing on her final report card. She worked her friggin' patootie off for it and I am so proud that I could bust. Previous to this year, she has only ever managed a "C". But, with fantastic teachers and appropriate accomodations she was able to show what she can do. The smile on her face was worth every $ we have spent on diagnoses and anxiety-therapy over the past three years. Not only is she writing to her potential... but the phrase 'gifted writer' was used!!
    Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it. — L.M. Montgomery

    #133550 - 07/09/12 08:24 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    KatieMama Offline
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    Registered: 07/07/12
    Posts: 41
    I'm very new to this forum, and I'm going to purge what I haven't been able to say to anyone! This has been an awesome ride, albeit a daunting one.

    My kid is amazing! He's 6-years-old and has finished his first year of school- First grade. He taught himself to read at age 3, so reading wasn't an issue for school. He'd never seen any type of math anything, but by October had mastered the first grade curriculum having never attended kindergarten. By the end of the year, his teacher had him working third grade math sheets. He'll be starting his second year of school in September- Third grade. He'll be 6-years-old.

    We started the testing process because he was having attention problems, and monopolizing all of his teacher's time with his compulsive talking in preschool. They recommended he be tested, as well as move on to first grade because of his reading ability. We had no idea that testing would reveal absolutely nothing...except the fact that we had a profoundly gifted son. Ummm...excuse me? I thought he was being tested because he was a spaz? ;-)

    He's been accepted to CTY, and is attending SIG this summer. We're in the process of submitting to DYS now.

    What a ride this past year has been!

    #133745 - 07/11/12 12:44 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    flower Offline

    Registered: 05/11/10
    Posts: 281
    I just wanted to say I love reading this thread and all the amazing, wonderful things the kids do! Congratulations to all.

    #133768 - 07/11/12 08:31 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Mom2KC Offline
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    Registered: 06/21/12
    Posts: 11
    I can think of lots to brag about but I will keep it short.

    Both my kids are so loving and compassionate. My daughter has a special place in her heart for animals, and she puts that off in her energy because animals gravitate towards her and she just loves them all.

    My son who is 4 still has a lot of "baby" left in him and I love it, he still calls me momma and always finds his way towards my lap. Both my kids have a heart of gold smile

    #133819 - 07/12/12 07:47 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    NCPMom Offline

    Registered: 10/10/09
    Posts: 247

    This is more a teacher brag than anything smile Ds9 (turned 9 last month) has been attending a gardening camp at his school -a couple of hours each morning. There is also summer school going on at his school, so he's been bumping into his (4th grade)math teacher quite a bit. They have been discussing ds9's soccer, and the teacher said he would try and get to see him play sometime. The other night at summer soccer, his teacher showed up and watched him play for an hour ! How cool is that ?? smile Of course, ds scored a bunch of goals and totally impressed his teacher LOL

    #134297 - 07/19/12 11:12 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ultramarina Offline

    Registered: 08/24/10
    Posts: 3423
    Can I get a high-five from my fellow introverts? Both my kids are home and they are both in their respective rooms silently reading. SCORE! (This isn't unusual for DD8, of course...but DS4 has just recently started reading "in his head" and also hasn't had much stamina for reading till recently. Usually DD goes in her room to read and DS pesters her to play/interact till she relents, or he gives up and pesters me instead. I mean, not that he is a pest, usually.)

    #134301 - 07/19/12 01:26 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    HowlerKarma Offline

    Registered: 02/05/11
    Posts: 5181
    Always makes my day to read through the latest entries in this thread! laugh

    What a terrific thing it is to have a place to share this stuff with others who can just feel happiness in our pride!! (Thank you, Davidson. smile )
    Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar. And doesn't.

    #134327 - 07/20/12 07:11 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ultramarina]
    MegMeg Offline

    Registered: 03/14/10
    Posts: 615
    High five to you, Ultramarina, from a fellow introvert with a 4-year-old who is all over me like a cheap suit!

    #135296 - 08/07/12 10:16 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    La Texican Offline

    Registered: 07/10/10
    Posts: 1777
    Loc: South Texas
    I told you the other day my girl read "easy" on a sign and then said "ee-ee-ss-ss" acting  like she was doing the phonics on it.  Yesterday she pointed to an O & S and called them by name then blended the sounds correctly and said the "os" sound.  That wasn't the word.  The word was lots on the Big Lots shopping cart handle, but she blended the two letters that she named.  That's new.  
    Almost 2. Sings along with the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse song. Gets is mostly right.  Also sings with the big numbers song on YouTube and often knows what numbers coming next (sings ahead). 1-100. Is not potty trained but has pretended in a lot of different ways.  The latest is that she's potty training her doll, complete with grunts & "are you done yet"?  

    She's taking full advantage of her brothers hand-me-down education.  She's learning so much before I get around to teaching her, but she has a lot of stuff in the house that Wyatt had to wait for, including an older sibling.  

    Wyatt read a list of picture books long enough to almost fill a notebook page over the summer.  I wrote them down with dates because I was proud.  
    Youth lives by personality, age lives by calculation. -- Aristotle on a calendar

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