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    #176736 - 12/07/13 10:09 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    aquinas Offline

    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 2412
    Tonight at dinner, DS2 was playing tic-tac-toe with my mum. She drew out about eight frames for them to complete.

    Turn 1: DS marks "x" in the center of a grid.

    Turn 2: Grandma marks "o" in the top right former.

    Turn 3: DS marks "x" in the center of all the remaining frames then smiles disarmingly at Grandma.

    My game theory work is apparently heritable.

    He also talks in riddles non-stop. It's fun to have insight into how his mind processes the information. Case in point: "what truck can move in more than one direction at the same time?" His answer: an articulated truck.

    I'm also certain he can read more than we thought previously. Last night, he read to me most of a new book he'd never yet seen. He's my little enigma.
    What is to give light must endure burning.

    #177426 - 12/17/13 06:17 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    lilmisssunshine Offline

    Registered: 03/01/13
    Posts: 163
    Went to the LEGO store yesterday with DS5 and DD22months. I pushed DD up to the play table in her stroller so that she could stand on it because they didn't have a stool. I just wanted to keep her occupied while I browsed. She demanded the LEGOs of girly colors and we started passing her some of the regular rectangular bricks with the 8 bumps on top.

    Didn't she start building her own tower? She was putting them together by herself and all in all, the tower grew to be well over 50 pieces. The most impressive parts were that she did this for at least 15minutes of intense concentration; she would dig through the big bucket of random LEGO pieces and pull out the exact size she needed, and when she didn't have any more of the 8-bump pieces (there's probably a LEGO term for that), she put two 4-bump pieces together.


    #177731 - 12/19/13 09:05 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Tor'sMama Offline
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    Registered: 09/27/13
    Posts: 38
    This month, my son moved up to #67 in UFCF's Top 100 (Ages 7 & Under) list for chess players in the USA. This also makes him #15 in the state of Texas for his age group! If you count only his age, six years old, he is #8 in the country and #3 in the state. Pretty excited for him!

    #177895 - 12/21/13 07:48 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Shameine Ali Offline
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    Registered: 12/20/13
    Posts: 1
    This is my first post. My grandson 2yr 4 months never ceases to amaze me. He is totally engrossed with the alphabet and spends hours making words and writing sentences on his big magnetic board to his parents. Two months ago, he knew the whole chicka chicka boom boom book by heart and understood what was on each page as his eyes followed the sentences and he turned all the pages accordingly. He is now counting to 100. Is he gifted? I think so.
    His father, my son, graduated high school with honours at age 12 with all his final high school exams in physics, chemistry, history, English etc, high SAT and also first year university calculus with an A. Entered university at 13 in math and computer science. Now is a technical director age 29 and a great people person. Radical acceleration worked wonders with him. I was a single parent throughout with a demanding job.
    I really would like my grandson to have a "normal" experience in school for 12 years but can see the challenges ahead for his parents. I live in Canada.

    #178047 - 12/24/13 12:34 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Lovemydd Offline

    Registered: 04/18/12
    Posts: 453
    Welcome, Shameine Ali! Your grandson sure sounds gifted, just like his father. What fun it must be to watch your grandson!
    doubtfulguest, long division at age 5! Oh boy, I hope you are prepared to move at the pace your DD is setting for you.
    Tor'sMama, CONGRATULATIONS! This is amazing!

    #178048 - 12/24/13 12:37 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Lovemydd Offline

    Registered: 04/18/12
    Posts: 453
    Wanted to share a poem DD4 wrote recently.

    Winter Tree Star

    In December, one fine night
    There was a tree jingling with light
    In the dark of the night
    There was a star twinkling on top

    In golden color and
    Jingling and jangling and glowing
    In the night
    In the height

    There was a kid
    who loved the tree.

    Edited by Lovemydd (12/24/13 12:37 PM)

    #178057 - 12/24/13 04:04 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Sweetie Offline

    Registered: 06/05/11
    Posts: 669
    Love the poem...are you sure she is only 4???
    ...reading is pleasure, not just something teachers make you do in school.~B. Cleary

    #178062 - 12/24/13 11:19 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Cranberry]
    Cranberry Offline

    Registered: 05/29/13
    Posts: 153
    Originally Posted By: Cranberry
    Hi all, newbie here. My DD9 (did I get that right - 9 yr old daughter?) just received her NWEA standardized test scores. Her Math and Reading scores both put her above the 99th percentile.
    Also, since this is the place to shamelessly brag, she recently earned her 2nd degree Tae Kwon Do black belt and performed her spring solo piano recital.

    DD9 just got her results from the ACT Explore test, an 8th grade test that our local university's Talent Search program uses to differentiate 3rd-6th grade kids that get 98/99th percentile on the standard tests. She scored at the 82nd percentile of 8th graders who took the test, as a 4th grader - top 10% of the gifted kids who've taken the test. We'll be meeting with the school gifted coordinators soon to go through the Iowa Acceleration assessment - they've been reluctant to do anything without "meaningful data".

    #178116 - 12/27/13 11:33 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    doubtfulguest Offline

    Registered: 03/15/13
    Posts: 429
    whoa, Lovemydd - you need to start The Ultimate Poem Thread right away! that is really, really marvellous.

    and ha, yeah - i feel like i'm really just getting to know DD5 - i never, ever thought she would eat curriculum like this. i have no plan that makes any degree of sense, so i'm just going to follow her for a bit - it's lucky she's interested in EVERYTHING. smile

    Every Sunday it brooded and lay on the floor. Inconveniently close to the drawing-room door.

    #178124 - 12/27/13 12:19 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Mana Offline

    Registered: 12/17/12
    Posts: 882
    DD is starting to tell her own stories and they are actually quite good with many colorful descriptive words. One of them started with "In a dark dark forest, a little girl found herself lost in the shadow..." but I cut her off mid sentence to ask her if she was reciting a story she remembers or if it was her own story. She replied, "It's my own story and I'm working on creating a whimsical ambiance so don't interrupt me!"

    I did reprimand her for being sassy.

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