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    #149310 - 02/23/13 07:00 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    jack'smom Offline

    Registered: 01/02/10
    Posts: 757
    My son is in a self-contained gifted program at our public school for 4th grade. They started with the 5th grade math book and he was placed into the 6th grade vocab book. We got his report card- all As! Reading, vocab, math, etc.
    He is hearing impaired and the only hearing impaired child in the gifted program. He's the only kid in his class of 35 with an IEP.
    They are working on AMC math problems in class for fun- they don't compete this year. He and only one other boy got 4 out of 5 right! Apparently nobody got 5 right.

    #149357 - 02/23/13 09:41 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    alicat Offline

    Registered: 05/11/12
    Posts: 60
    The jr kinder teacher just taught dd(just turned 5) the concept of multiplication and dd can now multiply all the numbers she knows how to skip count (2,5,10). She also is in the self guided reading and went from level AA to G in 2 months...

    #149361 - 02/24/13 05:53 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Mana]
    Lovemydd Offline

    Registered: 04/18/12
    Posts: 453
    Mana, I know exactly what you feel. The voracious appetite for new experiences. That twinkle in the eye, I love to see that in my dd as well. And I agree our little babies are growing up too fast!

    #149497 - 02/25/13 04:31 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]

    My 12 month old received a shape sorter for his birthday three days ago, and can already sort the circle, square, triangle, star, and moon shapes!

    DS6 has just started a new trick: he loves street directories, and if you give him a starting point (say, a shopping centre), you can then say "left, straight, right" and give him ten different directions, he can tell you the street and suburb you end up!

    #149500 - 02/25/13 05:23 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    RobotMom Offline

    Registered: 02/25/09
    Posts: 604
    Loc: in a happier place
    DD10 had to perform a piece at the solo and ensemble event over the weekend because she missed the Christmas concert. She has only been playing clarinet for about 7 months, played a level 2 piece and was awarded a rating of superior - the highest you can get. She blew the judge away when she told him she'd not been playing for a year yet.

    #149513 - 02/25/13 07:21 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    aquinas Offline

    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 2411
    DS16mo drew a deliberate picture of a rabbit last week, complete with ears and a tail, while I was making dinner. He called out to me, "Mama rabbit hop hop" and pointed excitedly at his drawing. Needless to say, I caught the work on film!!
    What is to give light must endure burning.

    #149514 - 02/25/13 07:43 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Mana]
    CCN Offline

    Registered: 06/25/12
    Posts: 978
    Loc: BC, Canada
    Originally Posted By: Mana

    I am proud of her, of course, but I miss her being the little toddler who wanted to draw on the wall all day long. We're hoping that she'd rekindle her love of art very soon.

    LOL that's funny... my DD10 wants to ditch the gifted math pull out next year for the gifted art program instead (she's equally strong in both), and here I am grieving the math... (no! no! Keep the math! lol.) She's allowed to do both, so I'm hoping she'll choose that.

    #149517 - 02/25/13 10:00 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    St. Margaret Offline

    Registered: 12/29/09
    Posts: 250
    DS (27mo) was sitting alone playing with some craft supplies and said "Let's line them up! One, two, three..." To ten, then twelve wink

    DD (5yo) read her poem to her whole school at an assembly today. She said the experience was excellent smile

    #149546 - 02/26/13 09:41 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: St. Margaret]
    ColinsMum Offline

    Registered: 09/19/08
    Posts: 1898
    Loc: Scotland
    First let me do the usual "I love reading this thread, even though I seldom comment" thing, because I do!

    My brag: DS9 has his best-so-far piece of externally recognisable validation. He took the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge and scored high enough to go on to the follow-on round, the Cayley Olympiad; in fact, his score was high enough to qualify for the highest follow-on, the Maclaurin, but UKMT policy is apparently that you only sit one of the three Intermediate Olympiads and it's whichever is the lowest you haven't aged out of yet. So, he'll be competing against the best 500 entrants who are up to 5 school years ahead of him, and he scored as well as some of the best 500 entrants who are 7 years ahead of him, out of a total UK entry of about 600,000. I'll admit it, I'm proud of him :-)
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    #149577 - 02/26/13 01:56 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    aquinas Offline

    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 2411
    ColinsMum-- rightfully so! That's darn impressive. smile
    What is to give light must endure burning.

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