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    #78481 - 06/18/10 12:13 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Treasuremapper]
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    DS5's school decided to have him unofficially take the end of third grade state math assessment and have it graded by someone who doesn't know him and graded like any 3rd grader. They reported to me that he only got one wrong and it was due to a vocabulary term in math he wasn't familiar with. Good news too as this helped them to see that he would definitely be able to start in 4th grade math next year (even though it still will be pretty easy for him). At least now they know they don't have any doubts that he can do it. And DS really enjoyed filling in the bubbles on the scantron. ; )

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    #78660 - 06/21/10 02:44 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: minniemarx]
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    2 months ago, DS18mo started to do those Jumbo Knob puzzles. Now, he is getting bored with 12-piece jigsaw puzzles. I need to get him started on 24-piece soon.

    It's so neat to see my 18-month-old doing jigsaw puzzles since I loved to do jigsaw puzzles when I was little.

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    #79033 - 06/25/10 06:33 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: HelloBaby]
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    Today Wolf (5) asked me out of the blue what the Greek word for zombie is. Hooray for my normal....

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    #79055 - 06/26/10 10:32 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Wyldkat]
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    We bought the BBC Life series for our budding biologist. It is AMAZING in HD, coolest thing I have ever seen. She watched the first disc this morning with her atlas on her lap and was constantly pressing pause so she could look up where each animal was from. She asked so many questions, I have no idea how she heard anything that Richard Attenborough was saying.

    "How do those birds run on water? Did Jesus teach them?"

    "Can I have a venus fly-trap... it would get rid of the houseflies!"

    And my favourite "Oh gross... WHAT is that lizard doing to that other lizard????"

    I'm going to have to rewatch it tonight after she has gone to bed so I can hear everything I missed.
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    #79057 - 06/26/10 11:24 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: kathleen'smum]
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    Originally Posted By: kathleen'smum
    We bought the BBC Life series for our budding biologist. It is AMAZING in HD, coolest thing I have ever seen. She watched the first disc this morning with her atlas on her lap and was constantly pressing pause so she could look up where each animal was from. She asked so many questions, I have no idea how she heard anything that Richard Attenborough was saying.

    We've not gone HD yet, but yes, all the David (it's David who is the naturalist broadcaster btw - Richard Attenborough is his brother the actor) Attenborough programmes are fantastic, aren't they? Good thing is there are a lot of them... I think the original Life On Earth may still be the best for overall interest, but the photography only gets better as the years go by. I bought a boxed set for my own birthday, and it was promptly hijacked by DS-then-4, who insisted on me making a list of all the animals mentioned in the first episode. Lots of fun, lots of learning :-)
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    #79062 - 06/26/10 12:52 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: PMc]
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    Oh my gosh....wow! My 21 month old barely talks. I would fall over if he came out with something like that! Unless knowing all of the Thomas trains is a talent, his is still hiding.
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    #79063 - 06/26/10 12:58 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ColinsMum]
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    Originally Posted By: ColinsMum
    I think the original Life On Earth may still be the best


    I watched the preview for that and thought, "WOW!" Definitely will be getting that one, too. And you're right, it is David Attenborough. I couldn't bear to listen to Oprah on Discovery's version!
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    #79083 - 06/27/10 04:04 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: PMc]
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    Not a super interesting brag here, but I won't be sharing it elsewhere outside the house. DD13 had decent ACT scores, meeting CTY eligibility for both math & humanities. Her scores were below DYS level, just barely in one area, but higher than I expected given NO prep and her impression of the test. (So little prep that *I* had to read the test info to her the night before to make sure she knew how many sections & questions & the rules.)

    I'm proud of her for deciding she would try it and for going through with it and doing the test. I'm glad it turned out well too.
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    #79084 - 06/27/10 04:28 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: kcab]
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    Registered: 07/28/09
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    Originally Posted By: kcab
    I'm proud of her for deciding she would try it and for going through with it and doing the test. I'm glad it turned out well too.


    I agree this is really something to be proud of. It amazes me how these kids take a extra test outside of school to challenge themselves.

    And good job to you as a parent. Somehow you gave her what she needed to do this.

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    #79089 - 06/27/10 11:39 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: onthegomom]
    Mia Offline
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    Kathleen'smum -- don't worry, my DYS was barely talking at 21 months, either!
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