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    #245379 - 05/02/19 06:23 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Tigerle]
    aeh Offline
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    Registered: 04/26/14
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    You go girl, DD! Love rocking the fashion statement and math brain simultaneously.

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    #245394 - 05/05/19 03:18 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Outside of academics - DD passed her 4th dan black belt test and now carries the Tae Keon Do Master title. Nearly 10 years of training.

    Interestingly, both Junior Masters at her dojang are DYS.

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    #245397 - 05/05/19 05:47 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Cranberry]
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    Nice work! That takes determination and discipline.

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    #245550 - 05/20/19 09:29 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 03/26/13
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    I have not posted in a long time. Update.. we officially have a 2 year grade skip in math entering middle school.

    No prep, no pushing, all on his own terms. I am so happy for him to be mature enough to want it. Big step for him (2e aspie)

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    #245552 - 05/21/19 04:10 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 10/01/14
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    Loc: Canada
    That's wonderful maisey! Well done by your DS.

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    #245553 - 05/21/19 08:08 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: maisey]
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    Woohoo! I love more than anything the growth in self-advocacy this shows.

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    #245565 - 05/23/19 10:22 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 11/02/12
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    Two brags - one sweet, and one funny

    1 - DS7 preparing his lunch today

    He had a leftover half of a hamburger from a treat dinner out last evening. When asked if he wanted to take it to school for lunch, he replied, "Well, the restaurant makes its fries in peanut oil, and [Friend] has a severe nut allergy. There's enough risk of contamination that I shouldn't."

    We compromised by him having it for breakfast at home (among other things) and washing his hands thoroughly.

    Was so happy to see that level of sensitivity to his friend - and grateful that he shared the info about the peanut oil!

    2 - Book report choices

    DS' class is presenting its book reports in an expo format. The teacher met with each student to consult on book selection. DS proposed "39 Steps", an espionage thriller he'd read at home. The teacher nixed the choice on the basis that it's too violent because it has two murders in it, albeit fairly indirectly narrated.

    As an alternative, DS proposes Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, also read at home. Teacher agrees to it. DS' comment, "But it has violent murder and a suicide. It's much more disturbing. Have you even read these books?"

    He then--as he related it to me--lists the old Grimm plots to his teacher to demonstrate that stories classified as "children's literature" are often as sinister, if not more so, than the books he's proposed.

    - Hansel and Gretel: Two nice children are in the woods, and lured and eaten by an evil witch in her candy house.

    - Little Red Riding Hood: Little girl does a favour for her granny. Walks through the woods and is killed by a wolf who pretends to be granny.

    - Jack and the Beanstalk: Little boy finds magic beans and grows them into a beanstalk. He finds a giant who chases him and tries to eat him.

    DS - "HOW are these less disturbing than actual novels?!"

    I would have loved to see the teacher's expression then!
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    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

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    #245566 - 05/23/19 11:48 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: aquinas]
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    Registered: 01/31/17
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    My 7 year old was finally tested to determine acceleration in math. He scored 160 (99.9 percentile) on the math problem solving and numerical operations subtests on the Wiat-iii. He will be subject accelerated 2 years. We are so excited for him to get a little more of a challenge next year!!

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    #245568 - 05/23/19 02:05 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Nolepharm]
    aeh Offline
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    Excellent! Does he enjoy playing with math?

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    #245571 - 05/23/19 06:41 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: aeh]
    Nolepharm Offline
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    Registered: 01/31/17
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    Loc: Florida
    Originally Posted By: aeh
    Excellent! Does he enjoy playing with math?


    He has always loved any math we have exposed him to. He is very creative with math, and has always naturally understood how to break numbers apart and recompose them. It is like a fun game for him. We are hoping that having him with the high level group of fifth graders will keep him engaged and a little challenged by his peers. We haven’t pushed any math on him, but we’ve made sure he had things available (beast academy) whenever he was interested. He absolutely lights up when he learns something new.

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