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    #174314 - 11/10/13 08:58 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Max's Mom]
    RobotMom Offline
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    Registered: 02/25/09
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    DD5 came to my lego robotics team meeting on Friday afternoon (the team is a middle school team). We do not have many legos at home (this could be changing quickly however wink ) but she jumped right in there and managed to get one of the kids building the robot to rely on her alone to supply him with parts by finding all of the parts in the pictures before the other 3 boys found any of them.

    Then today, while DD10 was having some friends over, DD5 decided she would do school work with me while I did some grading. She wanted to do some math, so I found an addition sheet on the web that you needed to answer the questions in order to know which color to color the octopus. It turned out the sheet was 2 digit addition, complete with carrying. She knew how to do it by drawing squares, I showed her how to write it the regular and how to carry once and she quickly and easily did most of the worksheet on her own! Including some where she did them in her head instead of writing it out.
    No wonder the +0 and +1 problems she is doing in school are driving her crazy. crazy

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    #174419 - 11/11/13 05:28 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Lovemydd Offline
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    Registered: 04/18/12
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    DD4 wrote her first book yesterday (actually it is more of a poem). Anyway, she was doing a workbook and dragged her seven to the edge of the page. I commented that the 7 is escaping from the book, climbing the chimney and running out of the house. Maybe we should write a book about the missing seven. Immediately, DD started to dictate this and I had to grab an envelope to write it down. Here it goes.
    Mom, let us call the book The Mystery of the Missing Seven, written and illustrated by DD.

    Two and four coming through
    What comes next six and eight
    And then comes ten lappy looze (with a z mom)
    All numbers even looking for seven.

    I gave her my notes to type on the computer. I printed each line and the title on a separate page and she illustrated it today.

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    #174422 - 11/11/13 05:51 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Lovemydd]
    Curiouser Offline
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    Registered: 09/03/13
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    Loc: NJ
    Originally Posted By: Lovemydd

    Mom, let us call the book The Mystery of the Missing Seven, written and illustrated by DD.

    Two and four coming through
    What comes next six and eight
    And then comes ten lappy looze (with a z mom)
    All numbers even looking for seven.


    oh my goodness, Lovemydd...not only is that adorable, but my numbers-obsessed DS3.5 would LOVE that. I am definitely reading it to him tomorrow morning. (he carries around numbers like stuffed animals - they have personalities, and he draws number people doing things like playing on the playground, etc etc...this is RIGHT up his alley wink )

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    #174445 - 11/12/13 06:41 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Curiouser]
    Curiouser Offline
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    Registered: 09/03/13
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    Originally Posted By: Marnie
    Originally Posted By: Lovemydd

    Mom, let us call the book The Mystery of the Missing Seven, written and illustrated by DD.

    Two and four coming through
    What comes next six and eight
    And then comes ten lappy looze (with a z mom)
    All numbers even looking for seven.


    oh my goodness, Lovemydd...not only is that adorable, but my numbers-obsessed DS3.5 would LOVE that. I am definitely reading it to him tomorrow morning. (he carries around numbers like stuffed animals - they have personalities, and he draws number people doing things like playing on the playground, etc etc...this is RIGHT up his alley wink )


    so i read it to him this morning...he was super excited and wanted to write one too:

    ouik wiop went to count
    there were 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10
    but 9 was missing!

    (he wrote this himself on the computer, so don't ask me who Ouik Wiop is...besides the fact that he is a fan of making up silly names for people/things)

    i say we start a poem chain with our little ones wink

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    #174492 - 11/12/13 12:07 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 12/15/11
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    Since this is just a total proud brag moment for me, I feel like I can share this in this thread.

    Went to DD9's first 4th grade Parent Teacher Conference (public school, no G&T offerings) and her teacher just could not say enough nice things about her. Her 4th grade teacher is truly amazing. Unlike all other teachers in her past (who were great, but just not above and beyond) she is willing to differentiate between the kids learning abilities and offer more challenging work when necessary, which has made DD's school year very exciting for her.

    Not only is she able and willing to do this for her (without me even asking, I gave up asking two years ago) she acknowledged DD's intelligence, which no one has ever been willing to do. It felt AMAZING just to hear an educator validate what I experience every day.

    She told me to hang in there with DD this year, she will challenge her, I should continue to enrich DD and next year they will give her placement tests for accelerated course work in Math and Science.

    Feeling relieved, happy, and proud today!

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    #174496 - 11/12/13 01:12 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Lovemydd Offline
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    Registered: 04/18/12
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    Marnie, LOVE your ds's poem. My dd and your ds would make a great team for they both love making silly words.
    Kelly0523, congratulations. Very happy for you. I had a meeting like that with dd's teacher last year so know exactly how you feel. It is so good to get that validation from your dc's educators.

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    #174777 - 11/15/13 05:51 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ultramarina Offline
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    Registered: 08/24/10
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    DS5 almost beat his grandfather in chess last night. He took Gpa's queen early on and got a number of other powerful pieces as well (came out ahead on points), but made an error late in the game when trying to checkmate and left his king momentarily unprotected. Grandpa was an extremely good player back in the day (played for his university's chess team) and is mentally still 100% there. He DOES NOT go easy on children, ever, and I could tell he was mortified to lose that queen and very relieved to win!

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    #174790 - 11/15/13 07:34 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 07/11/13
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    Discovered last night that my DS6 can multiply in his head faster than I can. We were playing math games in the car amd had to slow down several times because I couldn't keep up. I'm not "bad" at math- spent nearly ten years writing and managing budgets in the 10s of millions.

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    #174793 - 11/15/13 07:43 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: cammom]
    Sweetie Offline
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    Registered: 06/05/11
    Posts: 669
    Originally Posted By: cammom
    Discovered last night that my DS6 can multiply in his head faster than I can. We were playing math games in the car amd had to slow down several times because I couldn't keep up. I'm not "bad" at math- spent nearly ten years writing and managing budgets in the 10s of millions.


    I can multiply just fine and quickly...I can't multiply or do any kind of math thinking/manipulating while driving. Driving must use or shut down my math neurons. I will pass back my phone and tell them to use the calculator rather than try mental math while driving.

    I also am horrible if I think everyone is looking at me and judging my mental math (which is just fine if I am sitting at a desk by myself)...put on the spot and my math computations shuts down....now put on the spot to explain a concept, no problem but 8+6 with 4 people looking at me, I want to crawl under a rock.
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    #175093 - 11/18/13 05:05 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ultramarina Offline
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    Registered: 08/24/10
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    Well, DS5 DID beat his grandpa at chess--twice. Dang.

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