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    #54879 - 09/09/09 06:02 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: amazedmom]
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    That's cool! amazedmom wink My DS has always been interested in medical stuff too.

    I had to laugh just now when I overheard this snippet of conversation between DS6 and his friend from across the street (also 6), "Metacognition is not a food!" Lol...I have to remember to ask him later what he thinks it is! Where did he get a word like that?

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    #54887 - 09/09/09 07:05 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Cathy A]
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    GS10 took the Star reading test the first week back to school. I can't remember exactly what his reading level was at the end of 4th grade, but he jumped between 3 & 4 grade equivalents over the summer, to 12.8 grade equivalent! Isn't it amazing what a kid can learn when school gets out of the way? grin

    DH said again that we should look at accelerating him. But GS is a hugely social child, and it's taken a lot to get him accepted by his age peers. He has 3 super good friends in his grade level now, I don't want to start over with that. Besides, even though I've had some frustrations with his teachers over mundane tasks, he continues to put an increasing academic level between himself and most of his age peers.

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    #54891 - 09/09/09 07:19 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: OHGrandma]
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    Wow amazedmom! That's incredible! It is nice to be able to post here and know that people appreciate things and don't think you are bragging.

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    #55030 - 09/10/09 07:45 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: shellymos]
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    Just another brag smile
    DD 2 and 1/2 has memorized 2 500+ word books and loves to recite them including doing voices and inflections. It is so funny to watch smile She has been memorizing easy small board books since she was about 1 but these are much longer smile

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    #55031 - 09/10/09 07:54 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: amazedmom]
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    amazedmom- i have a similar issue with a "mommy" board i belong to. i once started a heated argument (not on purpose of course) for stating that DS is on the special needs spectrum and that it was not fair that those that have learning disabilities, etc, got the special attention & education they needed, yet DS couldn't get what he needed. Apparently *I* was stating that kids with learning disabilities shouldn't be in school and then had a list of numbers for all kinds of private schools, etc to contact... *sigh* It's really nice to be able to come here and feel good about being able to brag about your child. smile

    your DD sounds amazing!

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    #55049 - 09/11/09 12:20 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: amazedmom]
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    amazedmom, are you absolutely sure she's memorised these books rather than reading them? (Could be either, of course, or a mixture, but I'm one of many parents who didn't realise how much my DS could read because I was assuming it was entirely memorising, when it wasn't! He certainly *was* memorising, but I think that was how he taught himself to read - comparing what he'd memorised with the marks on the paper.)
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    #55059 - 09/11/09 05:29 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ColinsMum]
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    ColinsMum - DS was the same! So I say he was reading right before he turned 3 because I wasn't sure exactly when it went from memorizing to reading. But I DO know that we figured it out right before his 3rd birthday. But who knows how long beforehand he was doing it!

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    #55066 - 09/11/09 05:58 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: JJsMom]
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    My twice-exceptional son was similar in early reading ability. I am sure he started out my memorizing words but before he turned 3 I know he was really reading because I could spell out the words without him even seeing the words on the page and he could identify them. I could spell out the words in newspaper comics when he was three and he could not only identify words spelled out for him that he had seen before, but words that I was sure he had not seen like the word surgery and especially.


    Edited by Lori H. (09/11/09 06:13 AM)

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    #55133 - 09/11/09 01:59 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ColinsMum]
    Austin Offline
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    Originally Posted By: ColinsMum
    amazedmom, are you absolutely sure she's memorised these books rather than reading them? (Could be either, of course, or a mixture, but I'm one of many parents who didn't realise how much my DS could read because I was assuming it was entirely memorising, when it wasn't! He certainly *was* memorising, but I think that was how he taught himself to read - comparing what he'd memorised with the marks on the paper.)


    Mr W is able to pick out words for specific things. This is not reading, but its the last step. Based on this, I can believe that other kids are reading at an early age.


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    #55411 - 09/14/09 09:31 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Austin]
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    I just have to brag a little bit - my DD (she'll be 7 this week and in 2nd grade) has begun to write a "book." She has all the chapters outlined in her mind. Now, of course, Chapter 1 is only 1 page long, but I'm still impressed.

    It's a pretty clever story too - She merged the Harry Potter characters with Pokemon. Apparently, in this book Harry Potter and his friends play pokemon.

    She is typing it out as her handwriting is not that great. I'm not sure how, but she had all the punctuation, capitalization, etc. pretty much correct. It must be all that reading she's done and she has "inferred" correct grammar! smile

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