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    #158043 - 05/23/13 10:31 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Nautigal Offline
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    DS10 got the school's only President's Award for Educational Excellence today, along with his name on a plaque! He's so proud! It was even enough that he's not completely jealous of his sister's Perfect Attendance pennant. laugh

    I thought I was recording the presentation, when I realized halfway through the principal's speech that the camera said "standby" and not "record", grrrr....

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    #158119 - 05/24/13 01:46 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Awww-- that's a GREAT memory, even if you didn't get a recording, Nautigal. smile WTG to your DS!

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    #158222 - 05/25/13 07:32 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DD13 has now-- twice-- gotten a perfect 800 on the writing sections of her practice SATs.

    Why is this a brag?

    Because like a lot of HG+ kids, her writing is her weakest domain by far, and writing longhand generally makes things far worse.

    Or it was, anyway. She has come a L-O-N-G way in two years with the assistance of one amazing English teacher.

    Second run through the practice tests, she also hit >720 on the other two sections, as well. She should also be able to finish in only a couple hours. Most sections, she had 10-14 minutes leftover time, to boot.

    I'm definitely thrilled for her!

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    #158278 - 05/26/13 12:09 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DS3.2 got a green stuffed Leapfrog dog Scout for his birthday (I'm sure pretty much anyone knows who Scout and Violet). And while he knows the dog's name is Scout because he knows him from all the Leapfrog movies, from day 1 he had called him Dog just that ... DOG. And today when he pointed to his "Dog" he says: "S.C.O.U.T. spells SCOUT!" ... I guess reading is no longer enough? Looks like we might be entering the era of spelling attempts? smile

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    #158286 - 05/26/13 04:12 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Mk13]
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    That's so cool!

    Our DS loved the Leapfrog DVD's and toys. He has a Leapster2 with a ton of cartridges (bought used on ebay) that have kept him busy in the car since he was your DS' age. It's sad that he's nearing the end of the usability of those since they only go to age 8.


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    #158292 - 05/26/13 07:19 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Mk13]
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    Originally Posted By: Mk13
    ... I guess reading is no longer enough? Looks like we might be entering the era of spelling attempts? smile


    Cool! That's the fun point where friends and family discover that they can no longer spell things to keep them secret from your child. smile

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    #158297 - 05/26/13 08:26 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    I thought it was a lot of fun to see how long it took others to recognize that it wouldn't work, though. wink


    Fun times, Mk13!
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    #158339 - 05/27/13 01:45 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Ametrine]
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    Originally Posted By: Ametrine
    That's so cool!

    Our DS loved the Leapfrog DVD's and toys. He has a Leapster2 with a ton of cartridges (bought used on ebay) that have kept him busy in the car since he was your DS' age. It's sad that he's nearing the end of the usability of those since they only go to age 8.



    We have the Leapster2 as well, on top of two Leappads, Mobigo, Innotab, V.Reader but the Leappad seems to be the all time winner these days but I feel like we're already outgrowing it. Both boys are hooked on my Kindle Fire HD apps and books so I guess that's the direction where we're going next. Though I much prefer the Leapfrog and Vtech apps on their toys since I find those a lot more educational. I wish both Leapfrog and Vtech had apps that could be used on Kindle or Android phones frown

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    #158436 - 05/28/13 02:22 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Ack! DD 10 just one first place in a national poetry contest!

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    #158440 - 05/28/13 02:42 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: gabalyn]
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    yay!
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