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    #178536 - 01/03/14 07:46 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Dude]
    Mana Offline

    Registered: 12/17/12
    Posts: 882
    Originally Posted By: Dude
    Plus, it was no fun for us adults AT ALL. If I'm going to role play, I want to play as someone I'm not.

    My DD is one of those children who are naturally wired to be oppositional so it brings me much joy to hear DD cheerfully reply "Okay" to my requests rather than her usual "Yes but..."

    Her preferred pretend play scenario for months was to be a ballet teacher and I was one of her students. I wasn't allowed to talk during class and nothing I ever did was good enough (unfortunately, she really is a perfectionist at heart). If I tried to ask a question by raising my hand, she reminded me that all questions had to wait until the end of the class. These days, I refuse to participate as a student but I'm the director of the school and I critique her teaching techniques ("You have to tell your students what to do instead rather than just telling them what they are doing wrong. You have to give corrections").

    I will try to get DD to switch roles with me today and see how she handles being a mother to a child like DD. Now that does sound like fun.

    #178748 - 01/06/14 07:41 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Tor'sMama Offline
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    Registered: 09/27/13
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    DS6 just started 5th grade math today; he is thrilled to dive into fractions.

    DD4 is 1/4 of the way through her k-3rd reading program and is doing well and loving it.

    DS2 has learned to jump with two feet and ride a tri-scooter properly.

    #178773 - 01/07/14 05:18 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ultramarina Offline

    Registered: 08/24/10
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    Unsurprisingly, both of my children can whup me mercilessly in Blokus, which we just borrowed from a friend. wink DD9 especially--she immediately discovered a bunch of killer strategies. I was pleased for her, since DS5 gets a lot of attention these days for his chess game.

    #178807 - 01/07/14 10:03 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    HowlerKarma Offline

    Registered: 02/05/11
    Posts: 5181
    Gosh, I love this thread. cool

    Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar. And doesn't.

    #178816 - 01/07/14 10:34 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    madeinuk Offline

    Registered: 03/18/13
    Posts: 1453
    Loc: NJ
    What I love about watching my DD win at Blokus is when she declares to her opponents (and she beats both DW and I sometimes) 'there is no way you can win now' - and she is right. She also does while playing Chess at times.
    Become what you are

    #178887 - 01/08/14 05:11 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ultramarina Offline

    Registered: 08/24/10
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    I just love watching my kids beat my husband at anything, since he's beat me at all games not involving acting or words for the past (ahem-ahem) years. wink Taste of your own...genes, buddy.

    #178888 - 01/08/14 05:12 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ultramarina Offline

    Registered: 08/24/10
    Posts: 3428
    But I came in to brag that DD9 won a citizenship award for kindness to others at school. <3 She IS kind to others. (Well. Not her brother.)

    #178984 - 01/08/14 01:28 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Lovemydd Offline

    Registered: 04/18/12
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    smile madeinuk and ultramarina Loved your posts!
    Today when I went to pick DD4 up, her teacher commented that DD's math is through the roof and she (the teacher) feels bad about giving her kindergarten worksheets as DD would likely find them too boring! DD chimed in to confirm and added that "the worksheets are too easy which means BORING"! It was heartwarming to see a teacher who can look at things from the kid's perspective.

    #178991 - 01/08/14 02:11 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 01/08/14
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    Algebra 2 Honors in 8th grade (geometry in 7th)
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    #179081 - 01/09/14 10:54 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Dude Offline

    Registered: 10/04/11
    Posts: 2856
    Earlier this year, DD8 was revisited by an old problem, when a new librarian began at her school, and DD was prevented from accessing certain books at the school library. She expressed her frustration, but asked us to hold off on any official complaints to the school, as she was currently finding suitable literature in her GT teacher's small classroom bookshelf.

    Last night, we got an update: "You don't have to worry about talking to the school about library books. I took the STAR test today, and my score was four-point(something) to eleven-point(something)."

    I assume this is a grade-equivalent score. We haven't actually seen anything. We only have DD's oral report.

    The upshot being, of course, that the librarian uses the STAR score to control access, and there shouldn't be anything in a K-6 library higher than eleven-point(something).

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