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    #200044 - 09/04/14 11:06 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Aufilia Offline

    Registered: 02/25/14
    Posts: 336
    Loc: Washington
    DD8 took the SCAT for CTY entrance in June and finally we got a certificate and a letter saying she'll be invited to some awards next spring. I didn't tell her about the award ceremony yet. I'm sure she'll want to go, but it's a long time from now. For some reason, I've yet to receive the official scores, but they said they'd send them again. Which would be nice to have because school started yesterday and her IEP team seemed interested in having them.

    #200086 - 09/04/14 09:48 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    MegMeg Offline

    Registered: 03/14/10
    Posts: 615
    Congrats, Aufilia!

    #200200 - 09/06/14 09:14 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Shelli Offline
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    Registered: 09/06/14
    Posts: 3
    Loc: Texas
    I hope it is alright for me to post this here... DS (18mo) is far too young to confirm giftedness, however we have our suspicions. ;-)

    In under a month, his expressive vocabulary has increased by over 100 words, leaving him around the 250 word mark (high normal for 24mo). He is also using pronouns, adjectives & other parts of speech to extend his average utterances into true sentences as opposed to single or grouped words. It feels AMAZING to be able to truly begin "conversing" with him!

    #201471 - 09/19/14 03:08 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    madeinuk Offline

    Registered: 03/18/13
    Posts: 1450
    Loc: NJ
    Not as bragsome as some of the posts here but I am proud nevertheless and I have nobody else in our community to brag to about this.

    My DD skipped 3rd to go straight into 4th last year and the NJASK scores were made available yesterday. She scored Advanced Proficient in all tested areas at the end of last year. Maths and Science were 300/300 each whereas LA was not as good - she just scraped by into Advanced Proficient with a 251/300.

    The LA score was 'OK' but surprising because her VCI is higher than her PRI both of which are not too shabby. I caught her dumbing down the other day ( see my 'you know you are raising a gifted child' post) so perhaps this is the issue.

    Either way, I will be watching this like a hawk this year as dumbing down is something I had to do growing up in a deprived neighborhood and I never ever want to see her doing it...

    Edited by madeinuk (09/19/14 03:13 PM)
    Become what you are

    #201485 - 09/19/14 04:38 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    MegMeg Offline

    Registered: 03/14/10
    Posts: 615
    Madeinuk -- bragsome enough!

    #201568 - 09/21/14 08:19 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    it_is_2day Offline

    Registered: 08/14/14
    Posts: 149
    I wrote a couple weeks ago that I thought dd 2 3/4 could read more than the few words that I knew that she knew. There are several words that she learned a long time ago (Over a year ago). Yesterday, she was in a particularly bubbly mood and demonstrated her ability to read for about a 1/2 hour. Today, I am curious whether she will still know how to read, or if she will again pretend to be unable.

    I often think she can read quite well as she knows things that I feel most likely she had figured out by reading, but she has been very cloak and dagger about this skill until yesterday. She has not hid the fact that she has memorized most books that we read to her and she has readily shown off that she knows what is said on every page, but it has always been a memory feat. This was different; she was very much demonstrating to us that she could read. It was as though she was ready to let the cat out of the bag.

    She didn't tell us that she knows how to read, and I didn't think to ask. When I have asked in the past she has said things like "No, I am too little daddy." (I think she picked that up from daycare. I know one of the caretakers said that in her previous class, in front of all of the kids during a long monolog about why toddlers should not be shown the alphabet until they are older.)

    #201580 - 09/21/14 02:38 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    aquinas Offline

    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 2287
    Squishys, that's terrific! Isn't it exciting to see them gradually unveil what they can do? I'm sure you'll continue to be awed by your littlest man.
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

    #201786 - 09/23/14 01:24 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Madoosa Offline

    Registered: 02/20/11
    Posts: 710
    Loc: South Africa
    I love reading these latest adventures! All excellent reasons to brag!! laugh
    Mom to 3 gorgeous boys: Aiden (8), Nathan (7) and Dylan (4)

    #201787 - 09/23/14 01:32 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ElizabethN Offline

    Registered: 02/17/12
    Posts: 1390
    Loc: Seattle area
    DD10 does not know how to swim, because she is so intolerant of the noise and of getting splashed at the pool that she has never managed to take lessons successfully.

    She decided this summer that she wanted to try again, and I enrolled her in swim lessons on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Her first lesson was yesterday. (In the future, she will get there on her own, but I went with her yesterday to sign her in and confirm that it would be OK for her to be there without an adult from now on.) She went under water multiple times and blew bubbles without visible distress. She clearly didn't like kids kicking in the water near her, but she turned her head away and maintained her composure. She also showered before and after getting in the pool without me telling her to.

    I am very, very proud of how well she did. smile It has been bothering me for a long time that neither kid can swim, but she finally seems ready to learn.

    #201788 - 09/23/14 01:34 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ashley Offline

    Registered: 03/26/12
    Posts: 639
    My 6 year old DS came home disappointed that his teacher did not know what he was talking about and asked him to stop being silly when in the math lesson he added two numbers mentally and then gave her 2 answers: one in the decimal system and the other in the base 4 number system just because it seemed like a good thing to do!

    I told him that it was OK if the teacher did not know about other number systems and how to convert back and forth between them mentally. I also told him that I was proud that he had this skill and that it would come in handy in his computer science classes whenever he gets to take them!

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