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    #84938 - 09/13/10 11:55 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: kalhuli]
    Iucounu Offline

    Registered: 06/02/10
    Posts: 1457
    Originally Posted By: kalhuli
    My brag for the day is that my DS23 months has finally learned how to write the number 5, so now he can write all of his numbers! It was a big thing for him to do it, as he's been writing the other numbers for a while now, but never seemed to want to even try to do #5.

    That's great!! My son's bane was always the number 8 for some reason. smile
    Striving to increase my rate of flow, and fight forum gloopiness. sick

    #84944 - 09/13/10 12:39 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ColinsMum]
    AlexsMom Offline

    Registered: 06/01/10
    Posts: 741
    Originally Posted By: ColinsMum
    Sounds as though her grade skip was well-judged, doesn't it :-)

    I'm certainly glad we did it! If anything, I'm not sure it will have been enough. Other than struggling with writing speed (which is a big enough struggle that a bigger skip wouldn't have been possible without significant support), she's breezing through the classwork. I keep thinking that the settling in period will end, and the "real work" will start soon, but maybe not?

    She's not breezing through the twice-weekly gifted pullout, but her frustrations are that it's too much writing (which is the speed issue again), and boring (hard to say whether it's "uninteresting topic boring" or "I don't want to work as hard as I'm being asked to boring").

    #85011 - 09/14/10 08:18 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    BonusMom Offline

    Registered: 04/06/09
    Posts: 151
    Loc: IL
    I had DS9 complete a self-evaluation checklist on overexcitabilities. He asked what "compulsive organizer" meant, so I explained it; he said, "so, that would be a person who keeps a really neat desk with no papers crammed in the back or anything?"


    "Oh, then no. I'm a REpulsive organizer."


    #85266 - 09/17/10 05:21 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Bassetlover Offline

    Registered: 03/22/09
    Posts: 188
    DD14 has gotten the highest score of her section (or 9 people) every single test this year in band. Why is this a big brag? The other kids have been playing since 6th grade, and she just learned how to play this summer! (9th grade)

    #85350 - 09/18/10 11:54 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    JaniSan222 Offline
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    Registered: 09/18/10
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    Hi! I'm new here, perhaps I should go introduce myself first. My DS6 told his Dad while having his hair dried after bath-time, "There's 6000 '1/100' of a second in 1 minute." I only taught him about fractions a few days prior. Also, he wanted to learn how to write 1~100 in Japanese Kanji. He learned it all in 30 minutes from his Grandma. He started reading "Charlottes Web" this afternoon and read 2 chapters out loud for me in 30 minutes.

    #85695 - 09/23/10 11:20 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: JaniSan222]
    seablue Offline

    Registered: 10/21/08
    Posts: 356
    Loc: by the sea
    Wow, that's so cool! How does Grandma know Japanese?

    #85700 - 09/23/10 11:57 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: seablue]
    flower Offline

    Registered: 05/11/10
    Posts: 281
    DD almost two made a 17 piece wood train track this morning. I started her with three pieces and went to make our lunch. When I came back she had added 14 pieces and the last two pieces joined so it was a complete track. I do not know if this is gifted but I was happy.

    #85701 - 09/23/10 12:45 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    kathleen'smum Offline

    Registered: 05/27/10
    Posts: 383
    Loc: Nova Scotia, Canada
    My little guy (just two this month) makes the most amazing train track creations. The wooden track pieces are just like a puzzle to him and he loves figuring out how to go under furniture and around corners. His train obsession keeps him happy for hours. Gifted or not... it keeps them entertained and busy!
    Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it. — L.M. Montgomery

    #85705 - 09/23/10 01:02 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    HelloBaby Offline

    Registered: 08/10/09
    Posts: 313
    More cute than brag...

    DS21mo was sitting inside a plane. The plane was speeding up on the runway, and he kept saying "up."

    #85711 - 09/23/10 03:16 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: onthegomom]
    chris1234 Offline

    Registered: 06/27/08
    Posts: 1897
    Originally Posted By: onthegomom
    "I'm proud of my reader Children"

    I just wanted to share my experience. I was around a few of DS10's classmate's moms. They were saying it was recommended the students read a particular book over the summer. None of the boys did this and now they only have a week to read it.
    The were saying how this would be hard. This little conversation made me think about my blessings.

    My son read the book the first month of summer vacation with out any promting. He also read this book two years ago and enjoyed it enough to read many more by the author. DS read several books not required weekly all self motivated.

    Sometimes my kids just feel average to me and then I get in a situation like this and realize how special they are. I love that my children are big readers.

    Same here! They just LOVE books, and that is a wonderful thing.

    I was just speaking with a co-worker today and she told how she never felt that excited about reading until upper high school and college, but now definitely enjoys it. I can't imagine! Mom used to drop us off at the library for a few hours on a saturday and it was just the best time. lol!
    My kids think going to the used book store is better than just about anything. Bizarre, but I love it too, so I guess it has rubbed off.

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