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    #138994 - 09/26/12 08:40 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: MidwestMom]
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    Originally Posted By: MidwestMom
    BTDT. My girls love to read and do logic puzzles, etc., in the car, but we've had to switch to audiobooks instead.


    Indeed. Put me on a boat, and I'm fine. Put a book in my face in a car, and I'm nauseous. My DD and DW read in the car all the time, and I don't know how they do it.

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    #138996 - 09/26/12 08:50 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: MidwestMom]
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    Yep...the Dvd player is our saving grace on tgr frequent 15+hour drives we take as family is quite far.

    Incidental: I had never experienced car sickness when I became quite ill on a drive back from a grad school interview in D.C. My fiance wryly suggested it may have been the two -plus hour reading of the Washington Post's classified section that caused the issue.

    Touche.

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    #139005 - 09/26/12 10:06 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    We can't read in the car either. The three of us, DD, DS & myself are horribly prone to car sickness. Lucky DH on the other hand has never suffered from it. So yes... thank goodness for DVD players!!

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    #139006 - 09/26/12 10:18 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    I can't read in the car myself, but my kids are fine with it, thank goodness.

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    #139007 - 09/26/12 10:23 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    I do have another brag: DD8 (attending a gifted magnet) recently got her first report card and it was straight As. We're all actually a bit baffled by this, since this year has seen MANY more wrong answers (in most cases she has left things blank or not followed instructions correctly) than we have EVER seen before in her life, and her teacher is grumbling about "attention issues." We were all quite sure there would not be an A in math, especially. However, an A it was. I think it's possible her teacher was either grading on the curve or going easy on all the kids for the first period, because it doesn't actually make sense numerically based on what I've seen come home. So it was a bit weird to talk about this with DD! But, you know, what can you say? It would seem she's still meeting expectations, in any case.

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    #139008 - 09/26/12 10:25 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Moving and reading... DS6 takes timing things seriously, so for his "school required 30 minutes reading a day" he walks around the house reading his book going back and forth to the clock on the microwave to check the time every few minutes. No history of motion sickness in my family.

    We had mid-term reports last night, which begged a follow up question to his teacher this morning. No level was marked for his reading (they use the Fountas/Pinnel levels.) End of kindergarten it was T, when questioned she said he rated an L for specific measures (like exact word reading,) but that his comprehension "was off the chart."

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    #139011 - 09/26/12 10:57 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Zen Scanner]
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    Originally Posted By: Zen Scanner
    Moving and reading... DS6 takes timing things seriously, so for his "school required 30 minutes reading a day" he walks around the house reading his book going back and forth to the clock on the microwave to check the time every few minutes. No history of motion sickness in my family.

    We had mid-term reports last night, which begged a follow up question to his teacher this morning. No level was marked for his reading (they use the Fountas/Pinnel levels.) End of kindergarten it was T, when questioned she said he rated an L for specific measures (like exact word reading,) but that his comprehension "was off the chart."


    Yay for off the charts!

    LOL hour ds "walkreading". I theorize that my inability to jogread inhibits any use of my treadmill. That the TV in view of the treadmill is a different matter entirely. But I'm pretty sure it's still not my fault.

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    #139098 - 09/27/12 01:58 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    I love reading these brags. My dd who turned 3 earlier this month was scribbling on the window with her markers. She said," mom, please come here. I have writed your name." So I go and she has clearly written MAMA. The lettering was PERFECT! I was and still am in shock since we have not taught her how to write. I knew she was starting to spell words but didn't realize she was learning to write on her own. Lol!
    One more quick brag. She saw the Cinderella play this summer and was very upset at how rude the stepmother was. Anyway, weeks later she said," mom, I will say to the stepmother that she is a beautiful lady." When I asked her why she said," because if I am kind and nice then the stepmother will say I am sorry for being rude and I will say that's okay." How sweet!

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    #139103 - 09/27/12 02:43 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Zen Scanner]
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    Originally Posted By: Zen Scanner
    Moving and reading... DS6 takes timing things seriously, so for his "school required 30 minutes reading a day" he walks around the house reading his book going back and forth to the clock on the microwave to check the time every few minutes. No history of motion sickness in my family.


    LOL smile

    Oh, you know what I just remembered? My car-sickness prone DD9 once read a novel I bought for her at the supermarket as we walked home. She didn't finish it (it was about a 40 min. walk) but she was reading and walking the entire time. I'm getting queasy just typing about it.

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    #139140 - 09/28/12 07:18 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DD, almost 22 months, shocked the heck out me the past two days. She told me the microwave was going in circles, said the roof on a picture of a silo had a circle (sure does if it were 3d and you look at it from another angle), and then pointed up at a popcorn popper (cylinder shape) on the stove and told me it had a circle. When I lifted her up, she signed circle again and pointed to the lid. I know she knows a bunch of shapes, but I didn't know she could consider the shape of an object she isn't touching and figure out what it looks like at a different angle! She did a 24 pc jigsaw floor puzzle pretty much unaided this morning, too.

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