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    #164439 - 08/15/13 08:02 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Lovemydd Offline
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    Registered: 04/18/12
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    Thanks, aquinas and Mana. I will start the thread soon. Mana, it has only been 3 days since the homeschool is open, so only time will tell how successful it will be in holding dd's attention. BTW, I love the idea of a home ballet studio. smile

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    #164496 - 08/15/13 01:57 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 05/27/11
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    This summer I've been having DS do a workbook that helps him with reading comprehension.

    Typically, there's a story (in this case non-fiction) and a set of questions (a,b,c,d choice) and one "essay" question.

    Today the subject was Presidents' Day. The essay question was: "Do you think it's fair that Washington and Lincoln are the only presidents who have a holiday? Explain.

    DS wrote: NO! 2P/43P is 0.8% of the presidents have holidays...that is NOT fair.

    Originally, he wrote that there were 130 presidents (but oddly, his original percentage was correct for the correct-ish answer of 43/44!) We went online and I showed him that actually there have been 43 individuals who have held that office, even though there have been 44 terms.

    I was proud that he used his math knowledge to support his answer. smile

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    #164515 - 08/15/13 05:41 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    HowlerKarma Offline
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    That is awesome, Ametrine!


    My DD is going to get an authorship on a peer-reviewed publication. What's more, it's not just a gimme-- she is writing the materials and methodology section of the paper for the lab.

    They are also very excited because the paper apparently stands a VERY good chance of being awarded a prize at the meeting where it will be unveiled first this fall.


    I'm pretty hard to amaze after 14 y of parenting a PG kid-- but I'm pretty amazed at how seamlessly my DD has integrated herself into this lab environment over just 8 weeks (she began on her 14th birthday).

    cool
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    #165300 - 08/23/13 06:46 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    My DD10 goes to a very very small private school. She just skipped to 6th grade. There are only a few kids in her class. She has a wonderful teacher who was excited to have her in the class and really sees it as a challenge to come up with ways to best teach my daughter. Now, after two weeks of school, they have had a number of quizzes which she made hundreds on all of them except one and today they had their first two tests (Science and Penmanship). Her teacher was the one checking the kids out in the pick up line. When I pulled up she was so excited because my daughter made As and the two tests and a 100 on her Science tests. She was just so bubbly and she looked at me with my unintentional this-is-not-surprising look and said very dryly "..but you probably expected that didn't you?" I could only shrug my shoulders.

    On another note, my dd10 who hated writing for almost all of the reasons in the article someone pointed me to on here, told me that she is liking language a lot more this year because this teacher makes it fun.

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    #165311 - 08/23/13 07:51 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DS5 will be with the same teacher this coming year (we start after Labor Day). I stopped by the school this week to drop off his supplies, etc. and spoke to his teacher. She said she has really missed him during the break and couldn't wait to see him again. I knew she liked him but considering he went to summer school and it has only been three weeks since she last saw him, I was surprised.

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    #165312 - 08/23/13 07:56 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Oh and the above is a brag for us because his preK teacher said he was the worst kid she had ever had in her thirty plus years of teaching.

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    #165321 - 08/23/13 09:02 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    I'm SO excited-- my DD is working on something that is going to (probably) be released in another six to eight months that will be very exciting for a lot of the younger kids among parents here.

    I just wish that I could share WHAT it is, precisely. But I'll wait until it makes it's big-deal public debut instead. laugh

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    #165528 - 08/26/13 11:53 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    doubtfulguest Offline
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    can't wait to hear about that one, HK...

    in our news, today DD5 did the old inflate-the-balloon with CO2 experiment, and had this to say about it. maybe this shouldn't really be a brag - it might be best in the quirky thread, but anyhow...

    DD5: neat! but the REAL question, now that it's conveniently inside this balloon, is... is it lighter than air like helium? i know there's C02 up in the atmosphere, so my hypothesis is that it will float.
    me: why don't you try it? (i tie off the balloon and hand it to her - she lets it go.)
    DD5: huh. carbon dioxide must actually be heavier - or at least as heavy as air. i wonder how it gets up there?
    me: you have a think on that.
    DD5: (smacks head) OH! it's a GAS. diffuse particles. so it mixes with other stuff. plus - there's wind and i guess maybe heat?
    me: please don't smack your head every time you work something out - you're going to have a dent.


    Edited by doubtfulguest (08/26/13 12:18 PM)
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    #165687 - 08/27/13 06:11 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    And after spending most of the Kindergarten Curriculum Night playing Angry Birds on my cell phone, at the end, DS5 got up and told his teacher "That was DELECTABLE!" ... and she asked "Did you just say DELECTABLE?" ... and he said "YES!" and walked out the door. ... all I could say to that was "He's Mr. Big Words" ... and then we left. smile

    The look on her face told me that at THAT MOMENT she realized what she's up against this year! lol

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    #165689 - 08/27/13 06:43 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Lovemydd Offline
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    Registered: 04/18/12
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    Doubtfulguest, I wonder if we are raising twins separated at birth. I came here to post this brag and read yours and now I feel like a copycat but I am still going to share this.
    Dd, almost 4, has been wanting to fly for some time now and has been trying many tricks like jumping higher and higher on the couch, attaching Halloween costume wings, tying a towel cape around her neck ( in essence, all scarily dangerous feats) in the hopes that she can take off. Today, she said that she wished to be fairy so she can fly all around the world. I told her she can be a human and still fly. She was in deep thought for a few minutes and said," mom, I have an idea. We need a box with two wings tied to it. Then, we need a belt attached to the box. You can tie the belt around me. The box will be on my back. I will flap the wings with my arms and I will be able to fly." I asked her why she needed the box. "For support." I asked "support for what? "Mom, I need a box that is stronger than gravity. Gravity is trying to pull me down. I need support to pull me up." Impressed I said," good thinking" to which she replied," I have good intelligence!" Lol:)

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