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    #75425 - 05/04/10 02:33 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: shellymos]
    Austin Offline
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    Registered: 06/25/08
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    Today was the day for Mr W (27 mos) to hand out flowers to his teachers. All we told him at home was that he had to pick out flowers to give to his teachers.

    He was very upset that DW put the flowers up front in the car where he could not hold them. We thought he would have a massive fit at school when he had to give them up.

    Instead...

    When he got to school, without us telling him, he grabbed the flowers from the car, went inside, and on his own, gave flowers to several people - not just his teachers. And he gave every recipient his 50,000 watt smile and his infectious happy laugh when they took the flower.


    Edited by Austin (05/04/10 02:36 PM)

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    #75447 - 05/04/10 05:33 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Austin]
    Mathboy Offline
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    Registered: 03/29/10
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    DS4 1/2 did a few long division last night
    like 1057 divided by 3, he enjoyed and asked for more:-)

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    #75594 - 05/06/10 06:47 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Mathboy]
    RachaelC Offline
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    Registered: 03/26/10
    Posts: 21
    Loc: Connecticut
    I just need to brag about my maybe gifted "baby" for a minute. She is 11 months old and told me today "steam is hot". (she saw steam coming from a dry cleaners) Whaaa???

    She also knows most of her letters by sight and says the letters and sometimes will add a list of things that begin with that letter, ie last week she said "D, dada, doggy". Funny thing is when she sees the number 8 she INSISTS it's a B even if we tell her it's not.

    Her latest 3 words: Umbrella, Hammer, and Doctor. Ok so they are not perfectly clear, but close family can understand her and signs them too, so we always understand.

    WooHooo, feels so good to say all that stuff out loud! I have to keep it from my friends since they are not very supportive frown.

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    #75688 - 05/07/10 04:16 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Wyldkat Offline
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    Registered: 05/22/09
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    Wolf(5.8) just figured out division in his head with no real prior explanation! He had to figure out the factors of 60 and said, "Well, 3 goes into 6 twice, but then there's the zero." I jumped in and showed him how it works on paper and he got it immediately. He was so proud of himself and can't wait to tell his ISP teacher the next time he sees her.

    Speaking of which, his teacher copied out the last page of his last fractions book (the first in a series of four books our school system uses to bring remedial high school students up to speed) and brought it to the high school math teacher. (I love her sense of humor!!!). She showed it to the poor unsuspecting teacher who looked it over and said, "Looks like the kid has dyslexia." Wolf's teacher said something along the lines of, "That's not the problem, the number reversal is age appropriate. The student is 5." High school teacher's jaw hit the floor according to Wolf's teacher. She added, "You're going to be seeing him in a couple of years." To which the high school teacher responded, "Nope, he'll probably skip right past me." She was curious what Wolf's teacher did with a kid like that. I think the response was, "I'm not sure, but it's working so far." LOL!

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    #75692 - 05/07/10 05:43 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Wyldkat]
    Michaela Offline
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    Now *thats* the way to make the point wink

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    #75767 - 05/10/10 06:59 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Michaela]
    NCPMom Offline
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    Registered: 10/10/09
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    I received this from Nathaniel's (he's 6, in 1st grade) teacher, and just had to share !!! He was tested recently for the school's "gifted" program, and passed with flying colors smile

    """ I haven't seen the individual tests, but the composite scores are certainly more than impressive! Nathaniel is an amazingly gifted child in so many ways. Academically he is more advanced than any child I have ever taught. But even more than that, he is a delightful person. He is funny and he understands humor. (I love having someone in the room who gets me!!) He is kind and caring to other people and has a deeply empathetic nature. Watching him help some of my students who struggle warms my heart. He does not judge others who may not be as bright as he is, instead, he is happy to help with a word, share a strategy, or encourage. Nathaniel's behavior is appropriate for his age, he readily accepts challenges, and is just a wonderfully well-rounded individual. I am so lucky to know him, and you as well"""

    Needless to say I'm a very proud mommy - and what an e-mail to get on Mother's Day !

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    #75769 - 05/10/10 07:26 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: NCPMom]
    Mama22Gs Offline
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    Registered: 01/04/09
    Posts: 326
    The other day, DS8 asked me if I could explain pi to him. He thought he was being tricky, and said it would take forever to explain because pi never ended. I told him I could explain it in a single sentence. (pi = the ratio of the diameter of a circle to its circumference.)

    While I was explaining, DS6 insisted I explain to him, too, and was far more excited to discuss it than DS8. DS6 then got a bunch of different things for us to measure (e.g., cake pan, plates) and test whether we could ALWAYS determine what the circumference would be from the diameter. It was amazing to see him be able to do the multiplication, and understand the concept.

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    #75773 - 05/10/10 08:47 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: NCPMom]
    ColinsMum Offline
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    Registered: 09/19/08
    Posts: 1898
    Loc: Scotland
    Originally Posted By: NCPMom
    I received this from Nathaniel's (he's 6, in 1st grade) teacher, and just had to share !!! He was tested recently for the school's "gifted" program, and passed with flying colors smile

    """ I haven't seen the individual tests, but the composite scores are certainly more than impressive! Nathaniel is an amazingly gifted child in so many ways. Academically he is more advanced than any child I have ever taught. But even more than that, he is a delightful person. He is funny and he understands humor. (I love having someone in the room who gets me!!) He is kind and caring to other people and has a deeply empathetic nature. Watching him help some of my students who struggle warms my heart. He does not judge others who may not be as bright as he is, instead, he is happy to help with a word, share a strategy, or encourage. Nathaniel's behavior is appropriate for his age, he readily accepts challenges, and is just a wonderfully well-rounded individual. I am so lucky to know him, and you as well"""

    Needless to say I'm a very proud mommy - and what an e-mail to get on Mother's Day !

    You should be proud - what a lovely email to get!
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    #75972 - 05/13/10 07:21 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ColinsMum]
    JJsMom Offline
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    Registered: 02/25/09
    Posts: 921
    I don't know if this goes here, but it's more of a "story" than a "brag"...

    DS6 came home yesterday and stated his teacher asked all the kids to assess the job her and her co-teacher (he has 2 part time teachers) are doing. He told her that she was doing fine except in math and that she really needed to bump them up a few levels since they are only adding and subtracting right now (DS is doing multiplication and simple division on his own). Oh to be a fly on the wall to see his teacher's reaction!!!

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    #75995 - 05/13/10 01:25 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: cricket3]
    amazedmom Offline
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    Registered: 08/24/09
    Posts: 383
    Loc: Edge of the world
    DD has been able to sound out almost anything for some time now...but lately she is wither doing it completly in her head or just knows the words now. This week she read snuggle, google, and several other words I know she has never read without stopping to sound them out....I have seen reading go from sounding out everything to automatic for her in the past week....and it has been really cool to see
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