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    #214139 - 04/11/15 09:49 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    St. Margaret Offline
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    Awesome!

    DD and I started reading Romeo and Juliet together tonight. She asked for more at bedtime, and upon seeing the passage where R&J first speak, noted, "This is a sonnet-style quatrain. So this this! And this! It's a sonnet!"

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    #214165 - 04/13/15 06:42 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    I am just so amazed by DS7's reading speed and insatiability these days. He's blazing through 800+ pages a week (stuff like Redwall and Percy Jackson). I have no idea how I'm going to keep him in books, mind you, but wow.

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    #214298 - 04/14/15 07:17 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ultramarina]
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    Originally Posted By: ultramarina
    I am just so amazed by DS7's reading speed and insatiability these days. He's blazing through 800+ pages a week (stuff like Redwall and Percy Jackson). I have no idea how I'm going to keep him in books, mind you, but wow.


    Wow! That is awesome! My dd (99.9% verbal) wasn't doing that at 7!

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    #214299 - 04/14/15 07:20 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Dd14 is having one of her book reviews published in the print edition of Creative Kids magazine! They only print 4 per year! Happy for her that she can see the results of her hard work!

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    #214301 - 04/14/15 07:27 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Deacongirl, hurray for DD! And glad you're back here with us.

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    #214330 - 04/15/15 12:26 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ultramarina Offline
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    Congrats to your DD, deacongirl--I need to look up that magazine for DD! There isn't much out there that's good for kids who write, I notice, but I've seen that one and it looked nice.

    DS did test 99.9 verbal. He wakes up early on weekends and reads while DH and I sleep (and after school, and actually, his teacher also lets him read during class when he finishes his work early). Pretty sweet deal! wink I'm just always so thrilled when I find a new LONG series he likes. It's not always so easy. I really don't know what he's going to have left by the time he's say, 9.

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    #214332 - 04/15/15 01:18 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Exciting news, deacongirl! Congrats to your DD!
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    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

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    #214351 - 04/15/15 07:30 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Thanks! Dd is excited. After getting a scholastic gold key last year she was bummed to just get 2 honorable mentions this year, so it was nice for some positive recognition for her writing.

    Ultramarina that is really cool- hoping there are some great soon to be published series out there for him.

    Deedee thanks for the welcome back! Dd14 has been doing well. I guess I will find out soon if this is the right place for you generous people to share your wisdom to help me parent dd8.

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    #214499 - 04/19/15 11:30 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    I wasn't sure whether 8 was really the right age to start facilitating programming, or whether I really should steer clear of screen time as much as possible, but it appears that DS8 really benefits from the mental exercise. (Will still try to get him out and about and moving as much as possible this summer!)
    DS has been taking mind storms and scratch classes at an enrichment academy for gifted kids offered for third and fourth graders (open for all kids with teachers recommendations, and as it's in a fairly rural area, it does appear to reach the kids who are really interested, no tiger kids around) and loves it. Yesterday, after his third scratch session, the instructor took me aside and asked whether DS was enrolled in the scratch workshop scheduled to start in a month when the introductory classes were over. "Because he should be moving ahead at about twice the pace I am going, and I can't go any faster because I'd lose the other kids, but in the workshop, everyone can move at the pace they need." Considering they other kids are mostly fourth graders, presumably gifted ones, I was really proud, and yes, he will be enrolled in the workshop and hopefully busy and happy!

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    #214501 - 04/19/15 12:50 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Tigerle]
    deacongirl Offline
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    Originally Posted By: Tigerle
    I wasn't sure whether 8 was really the right age to start facilitating programming, or whether I really should steer clear of screen time as much as possible, but it appears that DS8 really benefits from the mental exercise. (Will still try to get him out and about and moving as much as possible this summer!)
    DS has been taking mind storms and scratch classes at an enrichment academy for gifted kids offered for third and fourth graders (open for all kids with teachers recommendations, and as it's in a fairly rural area, it does appear to reach the kids who are really interested, no tiger kids around) and loves it. Yesterday, after his third scratch session, the instructor took me aside and asked whether DS was enrolled in the scratch workshop scheduled to start in a month when the introductory classes were over. "Because he should be moving ahead at about twice the pace I am going, and I can't go any faster because I'd lose the other kids, but in the workshop, everyone can move at the pace they need." Considering they other kids are mostly fourth graders, presumably gifted ones, I was really proud, and yes, he will be enrolled in the workshop and hopefully busy and happy!


    That is great! How cool that the instructor recognized his need to move at a faster pace and he will have the opportunity to do so! My dd might like something like that but I am completely clueless.

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