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    #165721 - 08/28/13 06:26 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    hee, Lovemydd - well, i actually had the same thought when you posted your daughter's story about the egg on the quirky thread. we had a good one about an egg (and a surgery, natch) recently, too!

    Mk13 - not to be too doom & gloom, but keep an eye on that teacher. she SHOULD realize what she's up against and i really hope she does, but we had a pair of them last year in Pre-K who "noticed" all the vocab (DD's journal is full of words like protuberance, dilemma & metastasize)... and yet they vacillated between implying that these things were completely run-of-the-mill and/or that i must be drilling her at home. good, good times...


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    #165725 - 08/28/13 06:49 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    For kids who want to fly, parents may wish to look into a zip-lining experience. There are small scale versions offered at some gymnastic schools, local zoos, etc. This may help emphasize the safety aspects and preparation, encouraging a child NOT to try flying in their own.

    Sometimes kids take great comfort in knowing that others also shared their dreams and desires (such as a wish to fly), and also appreciate seeing which aspects have been made possible over time as well as grasping the limitations which still exist.

    This may be a perfect moment for parents to gather resources for an in-depth study of flight, as far as the child is interested.

    Showing clips of the early Wright Brothers attempts and others... modern parasailing and hang gliding... hot air balloon rides... as well as literary references such as the mythical Greek story of Icarus... and books about birds, butterflies, and insects that fly (DK books are great) may help kids realize that human flight is not possible because we are made differently... but those differences help us do other fun things.

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    #165766 - 08/28/13 11:52 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Doubtfulguest, MK, and lovemydd, do your children have room for a young protégé in their vocabulary club? wink

    Yesterday, while visiting a construction site (what little boy doesn't love seeing live construction 10 feet away?), DS said that, "cement mixers make an appalling noise." When I said that a dump truck was huge, he responded, "Yes, in fact, it's enormous." He's starting to sound rather professorial with his breezy use of "in fact" and "actually" peppered everywhere.

    HK- looking forward to hearing what's cooking.

    I love reading these posts!!
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    #165804 - 08/28/13 04:30 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: master of none]
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    Oh, MON, that's wonderful news!!!
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    #165810 - 08/28/13 05:56 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    MON ... we get a lot of "actually" sentences with DS5 ... it's tiring to say the least! lol

    aquinas ... your little guy sounds a lot like SD5 once he started talking!

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    #165812 - 08/28/13 06:39 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: master of none]
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    Originally Posted By: master of none
    But now DS is actually having conversations! Back and forth conversations. I've seen it with my own eyes, and heard about it. "Boy x explained it to me after class" Really? You and boy x had a conversation!!! (Of course, mom plays cool and doesn't let on how shocked and proud she is).


    Oh, lovely, MON. Thanks for sharing!

    DeeDee

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    #165813 - 08/28/13 06:42 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    MON, so happy to hear that your DS had a breakthrough. smile

    SO and DD get a death stare from me if they use the word actually. He does it as a reference to the show Coupling and DD has picked up on that it annoys me so she uses it on purpose.

    The only time it occurs to me that DD's vocabulary is not age typical is when we read Fancy Nancy together and I realize she already uses all those fancy words. Since we didn't talk to her in English much during the first two years, it's fast progress.

    Just today, I was interrupting her singing so she looked at me and opened her mouth wide then said "Umm. There, I crushed your mandible. Now you cannot talk anymore." She went back to singing with a smile.

    I don't know whether I should be impressed by her verbal skills or be worried about her cruelty.

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    #166344 - 09/03/13 03:50 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    My introverted accelerated DS5 just won his school grade 1 public speaking competition. He had to do his speech in front of approx 130 people. He remained relaxed and calm and looked every bit like the older finalists ( except for his size!) smile

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    #166405 - 09/04/13 07:05 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: bobbie]
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    Originally Posted By: bobbie
    My introverted accelerated DS5 just won his school grade 1 public speaking competition. He had to do his speech in front of approx 130 people. He remained relaxed and calm and looked every bit like the older finalists ( except for his size!) smile


    That's great bobbie!

    I am an introvert, and I know how nerve wracking it could be doing public speaking.

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    #166535 - 09/04/13 07:13 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    My proudest brag yet!

    DS22mo was teaching a clever little 18mo girl her colours at the library yesterday. He used a bag of crayons in the children's area, drew one out at a time, clearly enunciated the colour twice, and then handed the crayon to the girl. The sweetest thing was that he gently patted her arm as she answered and tried to give her a kiss when she answered correctly. When she got one wrong, he hugged her and said, "That's okay, try again!" I was so proud of his patience and gentleness with the girl, who was both younger and much smaller than him.

    The little girl's mother was dumbfounded because her daughter had never picked up colours in her native language (Mandarin). What made it doubly impressive was that she remembered "orange" for quite a while afterward, and she didn't speak any other English! As I said, she was a smart cookie! smile
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