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    #86465 - 10/02/10 05:48 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    graceful mom Offline
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    Registered: 06/24/10
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    DS 5 went to the park today and they were decorating pumpkins using felt stickers. After decorating the front he seemed to want to keep working on it so we suggest he do what the other kids were doing and make another face on the back of the pumpkin but he refused. He then turned his pumpkin around and started to put sticker on it so we figured he had decided to put another face on it. When he was done he turned it around for us to see. He had made a row of triangles and used a smiley mouth at the end of it. We weren't sure what it was so he explains, " It's his vertebrae and this at the bottom is his coccyx."

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    #86473 - 10/03/10 05:15 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Breakaway4 Offline
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    Registered: 06/23/09
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    Congrats La Texican!


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    #86474 - 10/03/10 05:43 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: graceful mom]
    kathleen'smum Offline
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    Originally Posted By: graceful mom
    " It's his vertebrae and this at the bottom is his coccyx."


    Love it!!
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    #86777 - 10/06/10 08:47 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Loc: NM
    DS7 had to read his rough draft for his research paper in science today, out loud in front of the class. He was terrified. All the way to school he lamented his teachers decision. It would have been funny if he hadn't been so pathetic.

    He did a great job according to his teacher, got a round of applause from his class and told me when I picked him up that it was about time that he "stopped being such a baby and start working on his fears".

    I'm a proud momma! Wonder if this means we can revisit swimming lessons?
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    #87010 - 10/10/10 07:50 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    La Texican Offline
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    More 3 yr old artwork.  He'll be 3 on Tuesday.  He drew "himself" (so he told me).  Hey, it has a head, a belly, two arms, two hands, two feet, oops only one leg, and a hat!  Then he gave me a blank paper and asked me to show him something new. I said how 'bout a boat?  Here he tried to copy a boat.  
    http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/ad296/Hablame_today/8a3d81ca.jpg

    http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/ad296/Hablame_today/97dfb0c6.jpg
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    #87426 - 10/16/10 01:37 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Iucounu Offline
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    Registered: 06/02/10
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    That first one is interesting! I love looking at kid art. My now five-year-old started making some cute, whimsical stuff when he was 2-3, which I started recording:

    (an animal he called the "snail chicken")
    http://photos.smugmug.com/403571997_vvkVf-L.jpg

    (tough to see because the toy was breaking down)
    http:/photos.smugmug.com/403569411_Y8DY5-L.jpg

    (yes, another snail, again with feet smile )
    http://photos.smugmug.com/409021825_97nAs-L.jpg

    http://photos.smugmug.com/440759753_3wkHj-L.jpg

    (I believe those are legs, not shoulders)
    http://photos.smugmug.com/410300905_ma54V-L.jpg

    (a "squid monster")
    http://photos.smugmug.com/487042705_gGTFC-L.jpg

    (a rocket ship on a launch pad)
    http://www.smugmug.com/635135163_UywaT-L.jpg

    (a walking monster, with IIRC a piece of poop coming out of its butt laugh )
    http://www.smugmug.com/635134731_888Ne-M.jpg

    My favorite one of all from when he was 3 was basically the rediscovered form of Fritz the Cat, but I never got around to taking pictures of that, or some of the other coolest ones from back then.

    Later, he started doing simple line drawings on paper, I suspect so he'd have an excuse to color them in (I don't usually let him color):

    This is supposedly a picture of me-- I don't think this is my best angle:
    http://www.smugmug.com/869577653_stixq-L.jpg

    He initially described this as a mummy baby, but later switched to saying it was his baby brother:
    http://www.smugmug.com/869577123_yhKVq-L.jpg

    He first drew this one, then another picture of a very long-legged character, standing next to a much shorter fruit tree, weeping because he couldn't reach down to the fruit (I don't know what happened to that one unfortunately):
    http://www.smugmug.com/IMG4333/869576833_PWLv2-L.jpg

    A dancing alien:
    http://www.smugmug.com/875812105_L6n33-L.jpg

    http://www.smugmug.com/869576432_ZWZbf-L.jpg


    Edited by Iucounu (10/20/10 08:47 AM)
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    #87435 - 10/16/10 05:42 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    La Texican Offline
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    Registered: 07/10/10
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    Loc: South Texas
    He's got a great imagination lucounu. Using snapfish.com or kodakgallery.com you can store the pictures and eventually have a book printed as a souvenir for his wedding present. If you lay it out like a yearbook you can fit years worth of drawings nicely onto fewer pages.
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    #87449 - 10/17/10 07:18 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Iucounu Offline
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    Registered: 06/02/10
    Posts: 1457
    Thanks, La Texican! I think his sense of whimsy and heart are actually his two best qualities, or at least the most endearing ones. That's very useful to know about the layout functions at those sites. It would be fun to start a thread on child art.
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    #87628 - 10/19/10 05:28 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    kathleen'smum Offline
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    Registered: 05/27/10
    Posts: 383
    Loc: Nova Scotia, Canada
    My little train-obsessed DS (25 months) has fallen in love with the book "The Little Engine that Could." He wants us to read it to him constantly. Tonight, he dragged DH to the couch to read to him (he says very few words) but wouldn't sit on his lap. As DH read the book, DS took his wooden train track pieces and made a track that hung over the edge of the coffee table onto the floor. When they got to the part in the story where the little blue engine began to pull the train up the mountain he selected his blue train and two cargo cars and proceeded to drive them up his 'mountain' as he said "I dink I dan, I dink I dan!"

    Unfortunately the track collapsed as he was almost to the top and he became very upset. I am still astounded that he understood the story as well as he did. I thought he just liked it because it had a train in it!
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    #87635 - 10/19/10 07:37 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    AlexsMom Offline
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    Registered: 06/01/10
    Posts: 741
    We had DD7's parent-teacher conference tonight, and got the results of her beginning-of-year testing.

    STAR reading, GE 6.3
    OCCT (Oklahoma benchmark - this is the end of year proficiency exam, but administered as a pre-test): Low 60s in both math and reading. As a comparison, the class average on the pretest was in the 30s, random guessing would be expected to produce 25, and the prior year's end-of-3rd graders averaged a 75 in math and 78 in reading.

    The STAR was given 2 weeks after the "have to get 90% right to skip 2nd grade" test, and the OCCT 4 weeks after. She got a 92% on each. I think it's safe to conclude that they set the grade-skip bar far, far higher than "performs as well as the average kid who completed the grade to be skipped."

    Also, wow am I glad we skipped her.

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