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    #224802 - 11/03/15 08:52 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ajinlove Offline
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    Registered: 10/20/15
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    My DS6 recently got interested in the longest word in the English dictionary. He knows how it pronounces and how it's spelled. Just yesterday he started to write words starting with each letter of this word (Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis) to make up 45 new words. Crazy kid!

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    #224808 - 11/03/15 09:14 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Lily1972 Offline
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    Registered: 02/06/14
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    Loc: New York
    Our 8.5 year old DS got 660 at SAT math just this month. That's beating +/- 88% high school students. We are thrilled... but he was scoring above 700 at home so we were hoping for SET at JHU and will not get it. Still super proud of him for being able to take such a long and mature and rapid test. We asked him to sit through the English parts, which he did, and just focus on math. He came out of the testing room happy, relaxed, content, as if he had just had a time of his life. Now, we just need to make sure that his math teacher in 4th grade is content, as he is not following her instructions and provides answers without explanations of how he got there (4th grade level).

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    #224811 - 11/03/15 09:48 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Lily1972]
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    Originally Posted By: Lily1972
    Our 8.5 year old DS got 660 at SAT math just this month. That's beating +/- 88% high school students. We are thrilled... but he was scoring above 700 at home so we were hoping for SET at JHU and will not get it. Still super proud of him for being able to take such a long and mature and rapid test. We asked him to sit through the English parts, which he did, and just focus on math. He came out of the testing room happy, relaxed, content, as if he had just had a time of his life. Now, we just need to make sure that his math teacher in 4th grade is content, as he is not following her instructions and provides answers without explanations of how he got there (4th grade level).


    Congratulations - you have a very talented child!

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    #224824 - 11/03/15 11:30 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ashley]
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    Thank you kindly ashley.

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    #226912 - 01/21/16 09:30 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DD11 just received test scores from the JH CTY SCAT test. Based on their published results from last year, her math score would have been 2nd highest of the 1800+ girls tested, and top 50 of all 4000-ish of both sexes. She had been around 80th percentile in previous gifted tests, but has accelerated in math over the last 2 years, just now ready to start Geometry in 6th grade. (not to be overlooked - 75+%-ile on Verbal)

    I need to let it sink in and see what the Davidson/JH SET programs are all about. I'm a bit concerned about her taking SATs and outscoring her 11th grade sister (also gifted, but not to the extreme).

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    #227080 - 01/25/16 09:56 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    So not an academic/gifted related award but figured no one would mind....DS8 received the Responsibility award from our local YMCA. He attended camp there this summer and out of over 2000 kids he was recognized (along with about 100 others) for best modeling the core values of camp - responsibility, honesty, caring and respect. It was a really nice ceremony too.

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    #227083 - 01/26/16 07:00 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: KJP]
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    Originally Posted By: KJP
    So not an academic/gifted related award but figured no one would mind....DS8 received the Responsibility award from our local YMCA. He attended camp there this summer and out of over 2000 kids he was recognized (along with about 100 others) for best modeling the core values of camp - responsibility, honesty, caring and respect. It was a really nice ceremony too.


    That's fantastic!

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    #227084 - 01/26/16 07:02 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Cranberry]
    ConnectingDots Offline
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    Originally Posted By: Cranberry
    DD11 just received test scores from the JH CTY SCAT test. Based on their published results from last year, her math score would have been 2nd highest of the 1800+ girls tested, and top 50 of all 4000-ish of both sexes. She had been around 80th percentile in previous gifted tests, but has accelerated in math over the last 2 years, just now ready to start Geometry in 6th grade. (not to be overlooked - 75+%-ile on Verbal)

    I need to let it sink in and see what the Davidson/JH SET programs are all about. I'm a bit concerned about her taking SATs and outscoring her 11th grade sister (also gifted, but not to the extreme).


    Wow! Seems giving her the chance to accelerate in math is working well!

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    #228203 - 02/28/16 10:04 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    A little reassurance that I'm raising a decent person...

    DS8's friend is being treated for leukemia. His friend's mom asked if DS could go with them to the children's hospital tomorrow. His friend is having a difficult procedure and the mom thought having DS there might make it easier for her son.

    I can't imagine how stressful tomorrow will be for the mom. I am very proud that she thinks having my son along will make the day better.

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    #228231 - 02/29/16 10:04 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: KJP]
    momtofour Offline
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    Originally Posted By: KJP
    A His friend is having a difficult procedure and the mom thought having DS there might make it easier for her son.I am very proud that she thinks having my son along will make the day better.


    I'm incredibly impressed that your son, at age 8, would be considered mature enough to handle a situation like that and be a help, not a hindrance. Wow, that says a lot about the kind of person you are raising! Kudos to both of you, and good luck to your son tomorrow, as well as his friend and friend's family.

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