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    #188544 - 04/16/14 12:36 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    It's wonderful that the motivation to learn came from within. She's taking ownership of the responsibility for developing the skill; a great display of a growth mindset.
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    #188545 - 04/16/14 12:51 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Dude]
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    If she's ever looking for a book as a companion to her sketchbook... many like "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" for DIY art instruction. There are multiple versions/editions, old and new.

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    #188548 - 04/16/14 01:08 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    My son is teaching himself to draw using instruction he finds on the internet. And his interest was sparked by an old sketch book that I gave him. Very similar story to your daughter only he is a lot more willing to put himself out there without worrying about being perfect.
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    #190107 - 05/04/14 08:44 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    I have to brag about our schools gifted program and parents. After our wonderful teacher passed away suddenly in the middle of the year we followed through with a plan she had about building a float for our local festival parade. After two months of planning and building, the float took a first place in youth division and we definitely made an impression on our town. We had nearly 40 people, kids and parents, walking with the float. We handed out silicone bracelets, handmade tissue flowers, and candy. It was such a healing process for the kids and parents. It was an awesome day today. And the kids found out just how much of a difference they can make in this town.
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    #190109 - 05/04/14 11:09 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    That is something to brag about.

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    #190968 - 05/12/14 08:51 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DS2.5 is into auto mechanics lately. Today I built a model with a small and large gear and a flat arm out of cardboard and some nuts and bolts to show DS tangibly how rotary motion can be translated into reciprocating motion and vice versa.

    When I asked him if he knew what the arm was, he said without hesitation, "It's a crankshaft." When I asked him how he knew that, he said, "Because I looked at it, thought about it, and figured it out." Um, yes. I actually didn't know the answer (I thought it was "drive shaft"), so I looked it up and saw that, as usual, DS was right.

    It took a moment to sink in: my 2-year-old is teaching ME auto mechanics, apparently. I didn't see that coming. Talk about stuff you can't mention on the playground. I am going to be in over my head when he's older...


    Edited by aquinas (05/13/14 04:47 AM)
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    #190982 - 05/13/14 03:56 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: aquinas]
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    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    DS2.5 is into auto mechanics lately. Today I built a model with a small and large gear and a flat piston out of cardboard and some nuts and bolts to show DS tangibly how rotary motion can be translated into reciprocating motion and vice versa.

    When I asked him if he knew what the piston was, he said without hesitation, "It's a crankshaft." When I asked him how he knew that, he said, "Because I looked at it, thought about it, and figured it out." Um, yes. I actually didn't know the answer (I thought it was "drive shaft"), so I looked it up and saw that, as usual, DS was right.

    It took a moment to sink in: my 2-year-old is teaching ME auto mechanics, apparently. I didn't see that coming. Talk about stuff you can't mention on the playground. I am going to be in over my head when he's older...


    Isn't the crankshaft technically the thing that works the pistons in and out of the cylinder as opposed to being the piston itself?
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    #190984 - 05/13/14 04:47 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: madeinuk]
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    Originally Posted By: madeinuk
    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    DS2.5 is into auto mechanics lately. Today I built a model with a small and large gear and a flat piston out of cardboard and some nuts and bolts to show DS tangibly how rotary motion can be translated into reciprocating motion and vice versa.

    When I asked him if he knew what the piston was, he said without hesitation, "It's a crankshaft." When I asked him how he knew that, he said, "Because I looked at it, thought about it, and figured it out." Um, yes. I actually didn't know the answer (I thought it was "drive shaft"), so I looked it up and saw that, as usual, DS was right.

    It took a moment to sink in: my 2-year-old is teaching ME auto mechanics, apparently. I didn't see that coming. Talk about stuff you can't mention on the playground. I am going to be in over my head when he's older...


    Isn't the crankshaft technically the thing that works the pistons in and out of the cylinder as opposed to being the piston itself?


    Yeah, you're right. I may have misused the term "piston" above to describe my model, for lack of a better term in my lexicon. Maybe "arm" or "shaft" would be more accurate. It's just a generic piece of equipment moving along a linear track, not the piston in the cylinders of a reciprocating engine. I'm going to edit the OP for clarity.
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    #191095 - 05/14/14 06:45 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DD9 just collected an award for being on the honor roll all year.

    Thanks, Ms. Principal. I'd love to read back some of your comments about why skipping third grade would have been such a disaster, if you've got the time. Too busy? Okay then.

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    #191110 - 05/14/14 07:54 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Congrats to your DD, Dude.

    All the doubters' objections should now be well and truly debunked!


    Edited by madeinuk (05/14/14 07:55 AM)
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