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    #144426 - 12/12/12 12:38 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Dude]
    Pru Offline
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    Registered: 08/27/10
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    Originally Posted By: Dude
    In short... we've got our kid back, because we recognize this as the girl we had when we first sent her to kindergarten.
    Hooray! This belongs in the ultimate victory thread too.

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    #144433 - 12/12/12 02:19 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    RobotMom Offline
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    Registered: 02/25/09
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    Loc: in a happier place
    Over the last month or so DD4.5's favorite pass-time to to tell us all of the words that have 2 meanings, for example: back up - to go backwards and to have an alternate plan in case the first didn't work. Light - the thing that helps you see and when something isn't heavy

    She is constantly coming up with them - it is getting quite a reaction from people in stores when they hear her say them.

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    #144449 - 12/12/12 08:17 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Dude]
    aquinas Offline
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    Registered: 11/02/12
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    Originally Posted By: Dude
    "You can't time creativity, Mom."


    Outstanding! This line speaks for itself.

    I'll be eager to follow and learn from your homeschooling journey.
    _________________________
    What is to give light must endure burning.

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    #144486 - 12/13/12 10:06 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 03/16/11
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    In the car yesterday DD4, in a desperate voice, told me that she just needs to know what 8+4 is. I told her 12.

    "That's great. Now I know what three fours make. Because I know two fours equals eight. So three fours equals twelve!"

    I told her that you can say three times four etc.

    "Like two fives is ten? Two times five is ten? What is ten plus five? So, three times five is fifteen!" And on, and on... I think this has been percolating for awhile now because she seems interested in memorizing how to add doubles-now triples.

    She is also obsessed with reading the Hobbit.


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    #144534 - 12/14/12 09:00 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Follow-up brag to my last one: DD7 is making such an impression in rehearsals that she's been rewarded with an extra line... the last one of the show.

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    #145119 - 12/28/12 03:24 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Cawdor Offline
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    Christmas recital time :


    Here is my oldest DS8 doing his piano recital

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dtq4NOrI2U


    Here is my youngest DS6 doing his band recital [ He is lower center on the marimba/xylophone ]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVV7zUmDoTE


    And here they are both together on drums and piano doing a song for the family.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfnOIgPseuE
    _________________________
    DS9 - Starting 9th grade
    DS7 - Starting 5th grade

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    #145127 - 12/28/12 08:00 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    1frugalmom Offline
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    Registered: 11/02/12
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    Loc: Central United States
    We are very proud of our girls!!!!

    DD8 did very well on her semester grades (all A's) and she was the top AR reader (number of books read) for her grade. Her MAP scores are still more than 2 grade levels ahead and her STAR testing says she is reading at around a 7th grade level. She isn't getting much acceleration for this, even through her GIEP, so this will be something we will need to address again for next semester.

    DD7 also got good marks on her report card. I find it very odd how our district marks only what is expected for that quarter instead of what the child can actually do. For instance DD could be marked a "1" which equals mastery of a skill at grade level for counting by 2's to 50, but wouldn't be marked at all for being able to count by 2's to 100 because that skill hasn't been introduced yet. It doesn't matter if the student is capable of mastering that skill or not. DD7's MAP scores are also at least 2 grade levels ahead and she already benchmarked all the Dibels goals for 1st grade back in Kindergarten. Her STAR testing says she is at a mid-year, 3rd grade reading level. We will need to address some possible acceleration for her also for next semester.

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    #145200 - 12/31/12 06:21 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Khombi Offline
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    Registered: 07/03/12
    Posts: 40
    Cawdor your sons are amazing! My DS 4 who recently had his first recital watched
    All your piano videos and went off to practice!


    Edited by Khombi (12/31/12 06:22 PM)

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    #145203 - 12/31/12 08:09 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Austin Offline
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    Registered: 06/25/08
    Posts: 1840
    Loc: North Texas
    About a year ago, when Mr W was about to turn 4, he realized that my stepmom was not my real mom. How, I don't know.

    "Daddy, if N*** is not your mommy, then where is your real mommy?"

    "Well, Mr W, my mom passed away a few years ago."

    "You mean your mommy is dead?"

    "Yes."

    Mr W starts to cry. "Oh, Daddy, I am so sorry!" And gave me a big hug.

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    #145214 - 01/01/13 05:18 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Austin]
    RobotMom Offline
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    Registered: 02/25/09
    Posts: 604
    Loc: in a happier place
    DDalmost10 has been accepted to Davidson Academy for next school year!


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