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    #47276 - 05/13/09 07:12 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: incogneato]
    BWBShari Offline
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    Registered: 10/24/08
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    Great job!
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    #47291 - 05/13/09 08:39 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Mia]
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    Registered: 01/29/08
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    Hooray Mia's DS! (And lucky you that he remembers the scores on the screen so you don't have to wait for official results!) smile

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    #47299 - 05/13/09 09:44 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Tiz]
    inky Offline
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    Registered: 10/10/08
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    Yay Mia! He really rocked those tests.
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    DS remembers stuff like that and he happily reports back.

    Even better! I'm being patiently impatient waiting for DD7's results. whistle

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    #47301 - 05/13/09 10:27 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: inky]
    Mia Offline
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    Registered: 11/18/07
    Posts: 533
    Loc: Chicago, Illinois
    Thanks, all! I thought it was a pretty good showing.

    Watch him be wrong -- I'll feel really dumb! smile
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    #47302 - 05/13/09 10:27 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Tiz]
    elizabeth4 Offline
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    Registered: 03/31/09
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    I'm feeling like homeschool was the right choice for us today. Two months ago, I removed DS11 from 5th grade PS--he was incredibly unhappy in class with little challenge academically (our district is very rural and it is a poor fit).

    Today, he began 8th grade Algebra on Aleks. He completed 6th grade math in little under 6 weeks online on Aleks. I decided to skip him over 7th grade and move him directly into Algebra due to high math Explore test results. We began this morning thinking we can always move back if it doesn't work. But guess what? He loves it! He assessed at 40% knowledge already and thinks it is really fun. Yay!

    I just want to say "see?" to our school district who very reluctantly agreed to accelerate him to 7th grade math before I pulled him out. It probably wouldn't have been challenging enough anyway.

    Times like this just confirm what you know as a parent, don't they? smile

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    #47304 - 05/13/09 11:00 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: elizabeth4]
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    Registered: 12/12/07
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    Congrats, Mia! Those are some great scores. I'm so glad the new school is doing much more for your DS.

    Elizabeth4, WTG! Already has 40% knowledge of Alegra! I think that was a great move for your DS.


    I'll give a quick couple:
    *Last week I had DS6 take the free math assessment that a few us got from the Homeschool Coop-- He got 5th grade scores in the numbers strand and high 2nd in both fractions and measurement. This is after learning no new math concepts in over 9 months. I was actually surprised at the measurement score since DS6 has never been formally taught about ounces, gallons, pints, etc. This made me very happy since even without proper math instruction this year he still has maintained a lot of his previous math knowledge.

    *The other brag is for me. smile I was told by our district GT coordinator at a district wide-parent meeting last week regarding the schools minimal GT program that I was "making waves" at the district administration level and that I should continue to fight for GT education. Even if it doesn't help DS6--it may help to pave the way for other HG+ children.
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    #47319 - 05/13/09 01:10 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: crisc]
    Kriston Offline
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    Registered: 09/19/07
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    Loc: Midwest
    It sounds like it's time for a celebratory group hug! Yay to all!

    laugh
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    #47324 - 05/13/09 01:58 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Kriston]
    BWBShari Offline
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    Registered: 10/24/08
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    Loc: NM
    {{{{{{{{Big Hairy Arms}}}}}}}}

    According to my son, gorillas are the best huggers!!
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    Mom to DS 10, DS 11, DS 13
    Ability doesn't make us, Choices do!

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    #47342 - 05/13/09 04:18 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: elizabeth4]
    Dazed&Confuzed Offline
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    Registered: 04/05/08
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    elisabeth4 - YEAH!!!! Sounds like great confirmation for you!

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    #47343 - 05/13/09 04:21 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Dazed&Confuzed]
    Mia Offline
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    Registered: 11/18/07
    Posts: 533
    Loc: Chicago, Illinois
    Yay, elisabeth4's ds and Crisc's ds! Looks like it's the time of year for good assessments. smile

    Crisc, that's awesome that the GT coordinator is encouraging you. Keep it up! I'm starting to think I need to go back to our public schools at least to encourage them to start thinking GT.
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