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    #148937 - 02/18/13 09:36 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    mountainmom2011 Offline
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    Registered: 01/05/12
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    dd 7 has really gotten into monopoly. We let her be the banker and I'm impressed with her ability to do the 2 and 3 digit math in her head. And when the rest of us gets bored of playing she keeps on going, playing for everybody. smile


    Edited by mountainmom2011 (02/18/13 09:37 AM)

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    #148971 - 02/18/13 06:38 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Michaela Offline
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    Registered: 11/18/09
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    Ok, so DS3.75 is getting older and is staring to get interested in classic "academic" things. Today he helped me sort out some tiles for a game, by number, ranging from 1-30. Apparently he's got a better sense of numbers than I thought, because he had no trouble matching a tile with an empty space, or running in the right direction once he picked a starting point, and man, he's pretty accurate considering he still can't really rote-count to 30 (it was 100% on the second try, after making some 4 for 14 type errors on the first go, but not even many of those). At first I was trying to kinda explain what needed to be done, but he just stared grabbing the tiles and doing it smile


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    #148972 - 02/18/13 07:59 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 02/16/13
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    I'm new here, and I was given this link for the brag thread in my first post. I'm glad there is a place where I can write about what my daughter does/says without having my parenting critiqued or having people cast doubt. That being said, my daughter (2y9mo) has been interested in the days of the week lately. However, she has come up with her own creative way to try to keep track of the days. Thus, the following conversation last week:

    DD: Mommy, is today Tuesday?
    Me: No, today is Friday.
    DD: Fiveday?
    Me: Yes, Friday.
    DD: (pause, then frantic) Oh no, Mommy!
    Me: What?
    DD: Today's Fiveday! Yesterday was Tuesday! We missed ThreeDay and FourDay!
    Me: What do you mean ThreeDay and FourDay?
    DD: You know...it goes OneDay (Monday), TwosDay (Tuesday), ThreeDay, FourDay, and today is FiveDay!

    Just thought it was creative and cute!


    Edited by blue spruce (02/18/13 08:00 PM)

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    #148974 - 02/18/13 08:30 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: blue spruce]
    aquinas Offline
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    Registered: 11/02/12
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    Adorable!!

    Also, welcome to the forum. We love celebrating the neat things our children do, so please don't be a stranger.
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    #148979 - 02/19/13 06:12 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    La Texican Offline
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    Cute story: I have a houseplant that tickles your hand if you put your hand in it. I saw my 2.5 yr old girl tickling the plant back with a feather.
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    #148983 - 02/19/13 07:42 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DD3.5 asked me yesterday," mom, which is the last number?" Me: "what do you mean? Last number where?" DD: " last number in 1,2,3. I thought it was 100 but then I realized there is 101,102. So which is the last number?". Me:" hmmm, that is THE question. I don't know. I think it is infinity."

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    #149180 - 02/21/13 11:40 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ellemenope Offline
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    Registered: 03/16/11
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    DD (newly 4.5)--after months and months of barely reading anything (just wasn't interested, and we never pressed)--is confidently and fluently reading ANY second grade text and doing the same with many (not all) third grade books as well.

    She reads so fluently--very, very adult like. Perfect pausing and intonation. Scans ahead for tricky words. Makes good guesses using phonics and context. Her comprehension and vocabulary clearly outpace her stamina, tracking ability, and decoding skills. The other day she read the word, "quarrel." It was an educated guess. When asked its meaning she said, "another word for fight."

    She is also to the point where she can deduce most addition problems save double digits in her head. So, 35 + 7, yes, 35 + 17, not yet. And, she can skip count 1-12 very well (except maybe 8s) and uses the trick to solve addition problems very creatively as well as some multiplication.

    She taught herself how to write all the numbers, and I found a scrap of paper that read

    2 2 + 4
    7 7 + 14
    5 6 + 11

    She was trying. To be fair, we have only ever done math orally.

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    #149185 - 02/21/13 12:18 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ultramarina Offline
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    Registered: 08/24/10
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    Heck,I can't really do 35 + 17 in MY head, either. wink (Well, not fast. But I do have math phobia.)

    DS is like that too with the awesome intonation. It's interesting to me that he still will skip whole lines sometimes, though. I assume that's nothing to be concerned about. He does notice and then gets confused.

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    #149188 - 02/21/13 12:25 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ellemenope]
    amylou Offline
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    Registered: 01/01/10
    Posts: 263
    Originally Posted By: ellemenope

    She taught herself how to write all the numbers, and I found a scrap of paper that read

    2 2 + 4
    7 7 + 14
    5 6 + 11


    Awesome! She'll be a natural at using calculators with Reverse Polish Notation....

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    #149201 - 02/21/13 01:22 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ultramarina]
    ellemenope Offline
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    Registered: 03/16/11
    Posts: 155
    Originally Posted By: ultramarina
    Heck,I can't really do 35 + 17 in MY head, either. wink (Well, not fast. But I do have math phobia.)

    DS is like that too with the awesome intonation. It's interesting to me that he still will skip whole lines sometimes, though. I assume that's nothing to be concerned about. He does notice and then gets confused.


    Yeah, I don't expect her to do this for a long time. I just didn't want to mislead anyone to believe that she could add two digit numbers in her head. She can add in the double digits--just not two double digits together with grouping?, carrying?

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