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    #181172 - 02/01/14 09:06 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Lovemydd Offline
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    I subbed for the teacher at dd4's school yesterday. The teacher had the worksheets that I was supposed to give to each kid. My dd's was 20 single digit addition problems with two-digit sums. Before I could distribute all the worksheet, dd was done with hers. When I asked how she finished it in literally under 5 minutes, she replied that she has a trick. She picks an easy one first like 5+5, then looks for 5+6, then 5+7 or 6+6 etc. so she doesn't really have to add each time. I thought that was pretty clever. Dd then went on to help the younger kids with their worksheets encouraging them, praising them for their great work and even writing dashed numbers on their sheets so they could trace. Was so much fun to watch her.

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    #181326 - 02/03/14 06:10 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Lovemydd Offline
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    So today dd4 said that she is good at math and no one can stump her. So dh and I asked her many math questions like a rapid fire round and she did not miss any. She was laughing all through it.
    Some sample questions:
    3/4+3/4
    2.5+3.5
    A girl is 4.5. her brother is twice as old as her. What is his age?
    You go to a store with a quarter. Candy costs a dime. How much money will you get back?
    You can buy 13 strawberries for $10. How much can you buy for $20?
    13 strawberries weigh 1 lb. I got a 3lb bag for you. How many strawberries?
    Porsche car had 3 gallons. I filled up the tank with 7 more gallons. How much can the car hold?
    Prius can hold twice as much as Porsche. So how much?
    Vovlo can hold one fourth as much as Prius. How much?
    Etc etc. she didn't get a single question wrong and her speed was amazing. She mostly blurted the answers as soon as the question was asked.
    Then, she decided to stump us. She asked us just one question. There is a wooden basket. There are two people. The basket cannot be cut or shared. What will you do? The answer: Ask one person to run away.

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    #181327 - 02/03/14 06:17 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Lovemydd, that post has me smiling from ear to ear! smile
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    #181630 - 02/07/14 05:57 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Dd13 won a gold key award in the Scholastic Art & Writing regional contest for science fiction/fantasy. We find out on March 17 if she gets a medal and a ceremony at Carnegie Hall! Very proud of her for entering. She was so excited she started to cry. Very validating for her (she wants to be a writer) so I am happy she got the recognition.

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    #181631 - 02/07/14 05:59 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: deacongirl]
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    Wow!! Congratulations to your dd!!!

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    #181633 - 02/07/14 06:34 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: deacongirl]
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    Originally Posted By: deacongirl
    Dd13 won a gold key award in the Scholastic Art & Writing regional contest for science fiction/fantasy. We find out on March 17 if she gets a medal and a ceremony at Carnegie Hall! Very proud of her for entering. She was so excited she started to cry. Very validating for her (she wants to be a writer) so I am happy she got the recognition.


    That is tremendous news - if my memory serves me correctly, didn't you post a thread once about a teacher not liking your DD's writing? Great vindication indeed!


    Edited by madeinuk (02/07/14 06:35 AM)
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    #181642 - 02/07/14 07:57 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    1frugalmom Offline
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    DD9 is not a "performer". She doesn't like standing up in front of the class to present a report, being on stage for a play, or even singing with the entire 4th-5th grade at the Christmas program. She just doesn't like being in the spotlight where she knows everyone will be watching her.

    So we were so proud when she came home one day and told us she signed up for the school spelling bee. I didn't even know the school was having a sign up. She is what I would call a natural speller and must put to use that huge memory she has. With some effort and etymology training she could be really good. Well next thing I know she is rethinking her decision. We talked about how it is important to follow through on things and how good she will feel if she sticks it out and does this. We explained how it was a learning experience for her and it didn't matter the outcome because if she can get up there and do it she has already accomplished something.

    Well she did overcome her fears and nerves and she won! I seriously get teary-eyed just thinking about it because I know how difficult it was for her. She says she wants to do it again next year too. SO PROUD!!!!

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    #181643 - 02/07/14 08:08 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Deacongirl and frugalmom, that is WONDERFUL news!!

    laugh
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    #181657 - 02/07/14 09:38 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: 1frugalmom]
    deacongirl Offline
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    Originally Posted By: 1frugalmom
    DD9 is not a "performer". She doesn't like standing up in front of the class to present a report, being on stage for a play, or even singing with the entire 4th-5th grade at the Christmas program. She just doesn't like being in the spotlight where she knows everyone will be watching her.

    So we were so proud when she came home one day and told us she signed up for the school spelling bee. I didn't even know the school was having a sign up. She is what I would call a natural speller and must put to use that huge memory she has. With some effort and etymology training she could be really good. Well next thing I know she is rethinking her decision. We talked about how it is important to follow through on things and how good she will feel if she sticks it out and does this. We explained how it was a learning experience for her and it didn't matter the outcome because if she can get up there and do it she has already accomplished something.

    Well she did overcome her fears and nerves and she won! I seriously get teary-eyed just thinking about it because I know how difficult it was for her. She says she wants to do it again next year too. SO PROUD!!!!


    Wow! Great job encouraging her to stick with it and what a great lesson for her! So happy for you both!

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    #181659 - 02/07/14 09:49 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    aquinas Offline
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    What terrific news, Deacongirl!

    Frugalmom, talk about a growth mindset! What a great attitude. I love that she's open to challenging herself.

    You two must be so happy for your children! smile
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