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    #115917 - 11/09/11 02:36 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    kathleen'smum Offline
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    I met with DD9's teacher for parent-teacher interviews today. She had a lot of positive things to say, which was a nice way to start the conversation :-) She related that she was impressed with DD's memory. She was asked to write an autobiography as a writing assignment in class. It took her a really long time... she asked to spend recess indoors to work on it. After it was three weeks overdue (she gets extra time as an accomodation) her teacher asked if she was almost done and she replied, "Well, I just finished grade 1 so I only have two more years to go." She ended up writing a three page, typed, single-spaced, incredibly detailed autobiography... from her premature birth to the death of her dogs when she was two to her very detailed difficulties in grade primary. She only got a B on the assignment because, honestly, it was poorly written in a literal sense. I, on the other hand, wanted to do cartwheels because my dyslexic, ADHD daughter who HATES to write worked hard on something and went above and beyond to do her best.

    When I told her how proud I was she said, "Mom, a B in writing is like an A to me!"
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    #115918 - 11/09/11 02:44 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Yay! Kathleen's mum!

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    #115919 - 11/09/11 03:10 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    How lovely, Kathleen'sMum!

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    #115957 - 11/09/11 11:53 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Now I feel silly about all the hedging I did on my last post. Espers used a sentence "I want it" with her hand out at the dinner table to get something from her dad. I've heard a couple of times that I thought she was making a sentence. But I know babies sound like they're talking before they actually do. And I know that babies talk before people realize they're really talking. This probably isn't even the right thread to put this in. (^.^') -(embarrassed emoticon)
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    #115958 - 11/09/11 11:56 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    La Texican Offline
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    Yay Kathleen's confidence and persistence! And a good head on her shoulders too.
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    #115963 - 11/10/11 03:53 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    My ds9 and I were talking to my dd7 about testing for the GT program( she tests at the end of this school year) and he said I think the pictures clinched it for me. I asked what he meant and he said- they showed me pictures and asked what it looked like. He answered that it looked like a scythe. The teacher did not know what it was, had to write it down and look it up.
    LOL! I guess it did help get it wink
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    #115969 - 11/10/11 05:46 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: La Texican]
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    Originally Posted By: La Texican
    Now I feel silly about all the hedging I did on my last post. Espers used a sentence "I want it" with her hand out at the dinner table to get something from her dad. I've heard a couple of times that I thought she was making a sentence. But I know babies sound like they're talking before they actually do. And I know that babies talk before people realize they're really talking. This probably isn't even the right thread to put this in. (^.^') -(embarrassed emoticon)


    I had to go back and read about the echolalia to see what you were talking about. Butter was absolutely communicating with us well before her 1st bday. We taught her some simple signs like more, milk, sleep, etc so she used those, but, beyond that...for many months, probably as young as 8-10 months, she would push away food, books, whatever, and say what sounded like "monkey shoes". We didn't know what she was saying, but the meaning was clear. At that point, would you call that talking? I didn't, but she was communicating and we could tell it meant "no more" or I'm done...this child was never very chatty though...fast foward to about 20 months, when her physicality caught up to her intellect and suddenly we realized she had been saying "No thank you" all that time! Maybe the phrasing was echolalia, but when the context is correct after a few times, it becomes apparent that it's not a fluke, the child IS talking!
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    #115971 - 11/10/11 05:59 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: bgbarnes]
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    Originally Posted By: bgbarnes
    He answered that it looked like a scythe. The teacher did not know what it was, had to write it down and look it up


    lol. I think that should be an automatic "admit". smile

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    #115974 - 11/10/11 06:47 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: 2giftgirls]
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    Originally Posted By: 2giftgirls
    Maybe the phrasing was echolalia, but when the context is correct after a few times, it becomes apparent that it's not a fluke, the child IS talking!


    It's always a little shocking when a little baby actually TALKS to you! My DD6 who hasn't really shown any signs of giftedness was a super early talker. Around 7 months she started saying 'I want a snack." Of course, it sounded like "I-na-sna" but it was consistent, and when we acted like we had no idea, she would crawl to the pantry and beat on the door! (She still loves snacks, lol.)
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    #115977 - 11/10/11 07:10 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: epoh]
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    Originally Posted By: epoh
    Originally Posted By: 2giftgirls
    Maybe the phrasing was echolalia, but when the context is correct after a few times, it becomes apparent that it's not a fluke, the child IS talking!


    It's always a little shocking when a little baby actually TALKS to you! My DD6 who hasn't really shown any signs of giftedness was a super early talker. Around 7 months she started saying 'I want a snack." Of course, it sounded like "I-na-sna" but it was consistent, and when we acted like we had no idea, she would crawl to the pantry and beat on the door! (She still loves snacks, lol.)


    I just assume they can all completely understand what I'm saying and speak to them like I would any other person. We have a few "cute" words, mostly caused by the mouth that can't quite do what the brain wants (fagric for fabric, hangaburger and mazagine), but I never baby talk. My MIL joked she was surprised our children didn't come from the womb speaking wink

    Also, when you have no frame of reference, like a large family or the kids in daycare or social groups from a young age, it's hard to know what is "normal". I didn't know it wasn't "normal" for a 2yo to use a complete sentance or for a 4yo to read...
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