Gifted Bulletin Board

Welcome to the Gifted Issues Discussion Forum.

We invite you to share your experiences and to post information about advocacy, research and other gifted education issues on this free public discussion forum.
CLICK HERE to Log In. Click here for the Board Rules.

Links
DITD Logo

Learn about the Davidson Academy’s online campus for profoundly gifted students living anywhere in the U.S.

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting profoundly gifted students through the following programs:

  • Davidson Fellows Scholarship
  • Davidson Young Scholars
  • Davidson Academy
  • THINK Summer Institute
  • DITD FaceBook   DITD Twitter   DITD YouTube
    The Davidson Institute is on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

    How gifted-friendly is
    your state?

    Subscribe to the Davidson Institute's eNews-Update

    Who's Online
    1 registered (pinewood1), 0 Guests and 342 Spiders online.
    Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
    Newest Members
    Gxtd, NYC2011, varsha dongre, Caril, Happy Dolphin
    10643 Registered Users
    November
    Su M Tu W Th F Sa
    1 2
    3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    10 11 12 13 14 15 16
    17 18 19 20 21 22 23
    24 25 26 27 28 29 30
    Page 66 of 131 < 1 2 ... 64 65 66 67 68 ... 130 131 >
    Topic Options
    #192206 - 05/23/14 01:12 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    Madoosa Offline
    Member

    Registered: 02/20/11
    Posts: 710
    Loc: South Africa
    Chana I love that she wants to own it!! laugh
    _________________________
    Mom to 3 gorgeous boys: Aiden (8), Nathan (7) and Dylan (4)

    Top
    #192278 - 05/24/14 07:53 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    aquinas Offline
    Member

    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 2268
    Me and DH (paraphrasing): Blah blah talky blah

    DS2.7: Excuse me, may I interject?

    Me: Of course! What would you like to say DS?

    DS (shifts eyes coyly): BIG BOXES! Hahaha! It's my non-joke, Mummy! Hahaha! But seriously, I just wanted your attention.

    As I've said before, asynchrony much?
    _________________________
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

    Top
    #192280 - 05/24/14 08:06 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    Cassmo451 Offline
    Member

    Registered: 09/09/13
    Posts: 109
    Loc: Missouri
    Discussing Venn Diagrams, my DD9 has definitions for nerd and geek, and says there is a difference and she is a nerd. Cracked me up! Apparently her father is a geek. And I am just Mom. I am not sure that is a good thing.

    Also, DD and I were discussing her clothes for an upcoming trip she is going on and I asked her if her new flip-flops fit right (I did not buy them). She stated "they may be a centimeter too big but they should work." I sarcastically stated, "Oh then you have growing room." She does not understand sarcasm very well and said, "Yes, but I shouldn't grow that much in the next three days."
    _________________________
    Cassie

    "Imperfections in our journey were what made it perfect."-Ewan McGregor

    Top
    #192288 - 05/25/14 03:30 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    Madoosa Offline
    Member

    Registered: 02/20/11
    Posts: 710
    Loc: South Africa
    .... That awkward silence in the room when in a quiz on The Lion King with other 5 and 6 year olds your 5 year old pipes up thoughtfully how the Lion King story is just like his favourite story: Macbeth. he then gives a comparison of the two stories, including matching characters by name and characteristic. And ends it with "but I honestly feel that the three hyenas are a bad match for the three witches of fate. Cause they (the hyenas) are rather stupid
    _________________________
    Mom to 3 gorgeous boys: Aiden (8), Nathan (7) and Dylan (4)

    Top
    #192425 - 05/26/14 05:31 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    DeeDee Offline
    Member

    Registered: 04/16/10
    Posts: 2498
    mother: "Look at that interesting cloud."

    child: "altocumulus lenticularis."


    (I am loving the stories above...)


    Edited by DeeDee (05/26/14 05:58 PM)

    Top
    #192438 - 05/26/14 10:16 PM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: Cassmo451]
    Nautigal Offline
    Member

    Registered: 04/22/09
    Posts: 1032
    Originally Posted By: Cassmo451
    I think I just found a cheaper solution to my child's anxieties than therapy (not really but it's working for the moment)

    BUBBLE WRAP!!!

    She just told me, "It's hard to be angry at stuff when you are popping bubble wrap."


    Hey, Cass, they have a bubble wrap keychain on ThinkGeek.com -- it's got four little bubbles on it, and I believe it makes the noise when you squish one. I don't actually have it, but I've thought about it as a stocking stuffer for my addicts. smile

    My silly boy is working frantically on the last (or, rather, the first, because he didn't do them the first few weeks of class) four extra credit projects in his e-school video game design class, to bring his grade up. From 103.7 percent. Because it's "not high enough". He wasn't worried about his C in science that he got because he rarely turned anything in, but the video game design grade is killing him.

    Top
    #192443 - 05/27/14 02:06 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: DeeDee]
    Madoosa Offline
    Member

    Registered: 02/20/11
    Posts: 710
    Loc: South Africa
    Originally Posted By: DeeDee
    mother: "Look at that interesting cloud."

    child: "altocumulus lenticularis."


    (I am loving the stories above...)


    haha! I love this laugh I'd have been like "oh, I thought it looked like a bunny"
    _________________________
    Mom to 3 gorgeous boys: Aiden (8), Nathan (7) and Dylan (4)

    Top
    #192451 - 05/27/14 06:46 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    ultramarina Offline
    Member

    Registered: 08/24/10
    Posts: 3423
    DS6 brought home a K math workbook (end of school, etc) and was cutting out some little flashcards on size, weight, etc. I found DD staring at the one on height, which had a picture of two identical trees, one "taller" than the other. It said "taller."

    "This tree isn't really taller than the other one," she pointed out. "Look at the patch of grass under it, and the size of the branches. It's the exact same picture. They just enlarged it. It's really more like we walked from farther away from the same tree to closer to the same tree. Stupid book."

    Top
    #192593 - 05/28/14 10:56 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    HowlerKarma Offline
    Member

    Registered: 02/05/11
    Posts: 5181
    DD, upon completing her analysis of how the post-9/11 air travel in the United States could be (at least) partially explained by the dot-com bust and economic factors which correlate nicely in other instances within the past 25 years...

    I think I'm beginning to understand the Roman and Nazi obsession with data collection...

    Uhhhhh... honey?? eek



    It really irks me that I lack complete employment statistics prior to 1947. The Teddy Roosevelt years-- would I ever like to see that data.



    Then she pauses, and adds, thoughtful...


    You know, Miss Frizzle is the ultimate SCIENCE teacher.... but I think The Doctor would be my pick for History and Social Studies...


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

    Top
    #192594 - 05/28/14 11:17 AM Re: Not-really-brag-so-much-as-quirky-anecdote thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    aquinas Offline
    Member

    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 2268
    DS2.7 "outed" himself to a neighbor on the elevator yesterday. I'm never quite sure why he chooses the moments he does.

    Neighbor: Which floor do you need?

    DS: X please. We live in XXXX. We're the [surname]s [spells out name]. Thanks!

    You never know what you're going to hear with DS. The other day when DH returned from work, DS ran up to him and announced in the tone of an Apache war cry, "Ahhhh-ga-ga-ga-ka-ka! Smart feller, fart smeller!" and ran away in a fit of giggles. So random.
    _________________________
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

    Top
    Page 66 of 131 < 1 2 ... 64 65 66 67 68 ... 130 131 >


    Moderator:  M-Moderator 
    Recent Posts
    Which colleges have good teaching?
    by puffin
    Today at 06:59 PM
    Functional difficulties caused by ADHD?
    by puffin
    Today at 06:55 PM
    Ivy League Admissions.
    by Wren
    11/14/19 03:32 PM
    Score Extrapolations?
    by Pabulum
    11/13/19 01:58 PM
    Poetry contest for middle schooler?
    by Bostonian
    11/12/19 05:36 AM
    Davidson Institute Twitter