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    #87871 - 10/22/10 08:45 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Austin Offline

    Registered: 06/25/08
    Posts: 1840
    Loc: North Texas
    Yea Shari!!!

    Mr W listens to us talk about our jobs.

    DW said, "And xxx looked at me like I had four heads."

    Mr W interrupted us. "Ha Ha Ha. Mommy, you don't have four heads!"

    "W, it is a figure of speech. XXXX was surprised."

    "Oh, mommy, I know that, too. But four heads on mommy is funny, too!! HAHHAHAH"

    #88064 - 10/26/10 09:23 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: BWBShari]
    NCPMom Offline

    Registered: 10/10/09
    Posts: 247
    Originally Posted By: BWBShari
    <----One proud mommy!!

    DS7 got his first report card today. 7th grade pre algebra A,
    6th grade integrated science B, 6th grade Language Arts A.

    Even more important than his grade are the profound changes that have occurred in his behavior. The meltdowns are gone, and he has learned to perservere when things get tough! God, I love this!

    Wow - way to go your ds !! That is so cool that he is proving you all right, and that he is in the right place smile

    #88372 - 10/30/10 11:31 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    treecritter Offline

    Registered: 10/25/10
    Posts: 111
    DS7 made his school's "Oddyssey of the mind" team for this year! Only 7 kids per team and he was one of them!

    #88419 - 10/31/10 04:37 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Mathboy Offline
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    Registered: 03/29/10
    Posts: 48
    DS4 was reading a math book (for 12-13 year old), then he found a wrong answer of one math problem,and put right one aside.

    His piano progress is amazing, his teacher, even she used to teach many talnet kids, still surprised about his super fast progress.

    Last week, he played music BACKWARDS from the last note..really funny

    #88426 - 10/31/10 06:10 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    blob Offline

    Registered: 02/14/10
    Posts: 263
    I'm late to the news but congrats Shari!!

    So great to hear when things unfold so nicely.

    #88990 - 11/07/10 04:52 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Kate Offline

    Registered: 02/24/10
    Posts: 462
    Loc: Florida
    Not so much of a brag, but a funny that other people would think is weird: I was trying to verbally describe something using regular words "up and down" "top to bottom" until I finally said "vertically" and DS7 says, "OH THANK YOU for speaking mathmatically, now I get it!" smile Nan

    #89012 - 11/07/10 12:25 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    shellymos Offline

    Registered: 08/20/08
    Posts: 847
    Loc: New York
    DD3 is a very bright creative child, but due to her brother being my PG DS6 I often worry that things will go unnoticed with her. Well she was scribbling forever until one day I asked if she could draw a person and she said she couldn't, so I showed her how I would draw one and she proceeded to draw our whole family, and did quite well. I was floored! Well this was shortly after turning 3, so now a few months later she draws a little more elaborate pictures (today she drew a beaver jumping into water, a lion, a flower, a sun, a very well decorated birthday cake with 13 candles, and then I randomly asked if she could draw the letter M for her name. I then drew one. I asked her to draw one and she said she couldn't because there was only one M in her name and I had already drawn it, lol. So she proceeds to tell me there are other letters that she can draw, some in her name and some that are not. She then draws an A, T, I, C, U, E...and did very well with it, they looked great! The more I see how she works the more she seems like she is going to be one of those kids that just suddenly starts doing something randomly and does it well. Anyhow, I brag about DS a lot and thought I would share something about DD.

    #89422 - 11/11/10 02:08 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    La Texican Offline

    Registered: 07/10/10
    Posts: 1777
    Loc: South Texas
    I browsed amazon and came up with a remidial software program for struggling kids 1st through 6th grade.  (math, reading, phonics, spelling, science).  The bad reviews complained that the program isn't divided neatly by grade level and that it's babyish for the ages listed.  Sounds fine for an advanced 3 yr old who can barely read.  Yesterday I heard him repeatedly chose to listen to a lesson on synonym, antonym, and homonym three times through.  Today he clicked on a review. It was multiple choice.  The computer reads the choices you scroll over.   Whenever he guesses he just hits all the buttons in order.  He didn't . He's learning!   The first quiestion was "what is a homonym?". Alike, different, opposites, two-words.  He scrolled over all the and listened to the answer choices, thinking about the right answer, and then got it!!!  He didn't know a lot of other answers.  You can tell because then he starts at one end and guesses every choice in order until he wins.  I don't know how many he got right or wrong.  I walked away.  He passed the level.  He just turned 3 last month and he just studied and passed a friggin grammar test on his own.  Granted it's educational software and it's designed to teach him, but still. .  But my three year old just studied and passed a grammar test on his own so I'm bragging anyway.  
    Youth lives by personality, age lives by calculation. -- Aristotle on a calendar

    #89435 - 11/11/10 06:55 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    AntsyPants Offline

    Registered: 09/15/09
    Posts: 260
    bragging thread? smile here goes...

    DS9 just aced his first quarter at the new gifted school me moved out of state for! Straight A's. Also, he is in a higher level math class and got a 100% on the unit test today smile I'm excited to see him really challenged for the first time and seeing him rise to meet the new challenges!

    DD7 also did great and made the honor roll with her A's and B's. It doesn't come as easily to her but she is growing in leaps and bounds and doing such a good job!

    Proud mommy!

    #89540 - 11/13/10 11:32 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    sws Offline
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    Registered: 09/20/09
    Posts: 10

    Life is good. DD12 was grade skipped this year and brought home straight A's on her report card. DD10 got all A's and the highest GPA in her school (free savings bond!). DD6 got all A's and insisted on going to the bookstore so I could buy her some math workbooks (for fun). They are bright and beautiful and constantly lose their jackets, belts and shoes. They excel at math, but their rooms are disasters. They read well beyond their years, but still fight over who gets to ride in the basket, crammed in with the groceries. They are exasperating and exhilarating, and I'm privileged to be along for the ride.

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