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    #198560 - 08/15/14 03:23 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: HowlerKarma]
    Mana Offline
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    If she doesn't want to hear from her mother, she probably wouldn't want to hear it from me but if she quits now, chances are, she'll regret it soon enough.

    And when she regrets it enough to want to take lessons again, she'd be old enough to pay for her own lessons.

    Piano tuition with a good teacher is never cheap, especially if it has to come out of your own pocket. whistle

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    #199347 - 08/26/14 07:47 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    My DD5 was assessed for a skip to 1st grade this morning. She did wonderfully on her test and maintained a great, positive attitude the whole time. She did mention to me that they didn't ask her any difficult math questions, though. I guess the focus of kindergarten is more on reading. I'm very proud of her, and there's not too many people I can tell, so here I am.

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    #199353 - 08/26/14 09:04 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Congratulations to your DD, DAD22! That's a great step to take, and it will benefit her throughout her whole academic career. You must be delighted. smile
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    #199397 - 08/26/14 03:32 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Thanks, aquinas, we are delighted about the skip. Now I have to figure out when to mention that the typical first grade math curriculum would be almost entirely review for her. There is supposed to be in-class differentiation, so there's hope. It's early, but with skipping her a grade, this school has already done more than what others on here have reported at some of their schools (we sure get some horror stories). At the moment I am pretty optimistic, and very relieved.

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    #199399 - 08/26/14 04:37 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Congrats to you and your DD5, Dad22.
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    #199775 - 09/02/14 08:03 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    My 11yo boy got a Windows 8.1 laptop and on a whim decided to also install Ubuntu Linux. He did so without my help and is now learning about shell scripting. The Linux community and the Ubuntu Linux people deserve credit for making installation easier, but I'm proud of my boy too. The smaller children like Linux because they think the penguin logo is cute smile.
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    #199913 - 09/03/14 10:34 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Just got a call from DS 5's school asking to skip him from K to first grade where
    He will be subject accelerated in reading to 2nd. While he is far ahead of these levels at least it's a start. Also the Principal is sending home information on their gifted program and permission forms for testing!
    We were prepared to fight at the first conference but he must have done
    Very well the first three weeks!

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    #199921 - 09/03/14 11:38 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    khombi, that's terrific!
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    #199997 - 09/04/14 06:04 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Khombi, that is excellent news. We are in the same situation so it feels especially good to hear someone else has had a bit if success! Congratulations!

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    #200018 - 09/04/14 09:27 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Thanks Aquinas and TNC!

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