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    #171731 - 10/18/13 06:13 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Melessa Offline

    Registered: 06/11/12
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    momoftwins- that is sooo great! I am so happy for him that he is able to ask himself! (I think I should share this with my ds6 who he afraid he would get in trouble.)

    #171732 - 10/18/13 06:16 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    doubtfulguest Offline

    Registered: 03/15/13
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    that is AWESOME, momoftwins! to recognize that he needs more challenging work and then take concrete action at 6.5 is a beautiful, beautiful thing. that ability will protect him from perfectionism and underachievement no matter what his environment looks like...

    and i really, really hope the teachers see the light and stop thinking you're pushing him. that stress on you is just soooo unhelpful.
    Every Sunday it brooded and lay on the floor. Inconveniently close to the drawing-room door.

    #171745 - 10/18/13 07:09 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    momoftwins Offline

    Registered: 03/27/13
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    Thanks! I hope his note works! I am glad to see him being proactive and asking for what he needs. I did direct him to give it to the gifted teacher, though, instead of his regular teacher, even though it is addressed to both of them.

    Last year in K, he began to show definite underachiever tendencies, and it really concerned us. He really, really wants to learn, and has been so disappointed in school because it is so very easy for him.

    I am definitely going to follow up with the teachers after he gives them the note. He has a GIEP, but their position is that they will not accelerate in math; only provide differentiated work. In practice, this means that they will not teach him above grade level math, but they will let him practice it. I don't think they were counting on the fact that he is going to continue to learn new math skills, though, even if he isn't being taught them at school. wink

    #171749 - 10/18/13 07:33 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    doubtfulguest Offline

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    ha - that really IS so amazing that teachers (of all people) could think that they might be able to stop learning from happening. i recently had a hilarious conversation with a high school teacher who had overheard DD casually drawing parallels between equivalent fractions. she was very worried that i was "letting" DD5 learn to reduce fractions at such a young age. uhhh, yeah. i wish that woman joy trying to STOP that sort of thing from happening. smile
    Every Sunday it brooded and lay on the floor. Inconveniently close to the drawing-room door.

    #171869 - 10/18/13 07:16 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Chana Offline

    Registered: 07/02/13
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    Really proud of DD10. The first post-skip quarter is at an end and she made the A honor roll

    Science, Bible 100
    Math, Spelling, Reading 99
    History 98
    Handwriting 97
    Language 94

    Sorry to be so specific but husband and grandparents are the only ones I can share those grades with without receiving an eye roll.

    The only negative is that it seems that even though she is busier during the day and actually comes home with homework, most of it seems to be unnecessary busy work. More and more, its looking like next year we are also going to have to homeschool this child with her sister until high school. I'm sure like lots of you, I wish I had known exactly how gifted she was much earlier in the game.

    #172057 - 10/20/13 08:47 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 02/01/11
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    EJ took 1st place for 2nd grade in the Mathnasium trimathelon this morning! His scores are now entered for their naional competition!

    #172099 - 10/20/13 09:15 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 11/02/12
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    DS2 read parts of his birthday cards in front of my in-laws (and other family), dispelling all former snide suggestions about a previously not-quite-2-year-old not being able to read. He sounded out "Gap" and "Tonka" phonetically, and on film, too.

    Subversive MIL might have needed to change herself. You might catch a whiff of something in my writing...schadenfreude.

    #172102 - 10/20/13 09:28 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Chana]
    indigo Offline

    Registered: 04/27/13
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    Sharing your joy in kiddos' accomplishments, each time I read this thread. smile

    Originally Posted By: drtrum
    ... I wish I had known exactly how gifted she was much earlier in the game.

    #172291 - 10/21/13 11:22 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Mahagogo5 Offline

    Registered: 06/11/12
    Posts: 517
    My dd3 just drew a maze - ok so it's a bit rough but def still a maze. So proud right now. Does it make a diff that she followed it up with pointing her backside at me, waiving it rythmically while humming the tune for Big Ben? :-)

    #172441 - 10/23/13 06:28 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ]
    Dude Offline

    Registered: 10/04/11
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    Originally Posted By: squishys
    DS7 recently went to a trial art class for kids. They have a 5-8 year old group and a 8-13 year old group; my son went to the former. When enrolling him to continue, the teacher suggested he join the latter.

    Wouldn't it be nice if all classes went by ability, rather than age?

    Indeed. Our DD had a similar experience when trying out a drama class.

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