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    Originally Posted by AvoCado
    This morning DD6 has gone off to school with a pinecone for show and tell - with the Fibonacci-sequence spirals highlighted in silver, green and pink (thanks to Vi Hart)
    I'm nervous about it. She wants to explain how cool Fibonacci is - the spiralling boxes! The natural occurrences in flowers and pineapples! The neat addition! - but I strongly suspect she'll be met with a lot of blank faces including her teacher's and she'll quickly downgrade to "look how pretty my colouring is".
    Which is a major bummer because she already thinks "people will laugh at a girl doing science" and I don't want her feeling like a weirdo frown

    I'd prep the teacher for it. Alert her to what's coming in and send a link to the video. A creative teacher will turn this into a quick mental math & addition review, which is perfectly appropriate to first graders!

    So cool she did it! My kids love watching those videos, but will never actually try much.

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    Originally Posted by geofizz
    I'd prep the teacher for it. Alert her to what's coming in and send a link to the video. A creative teacher will turn this into a quick mental math & addition review, which is perfectly appropriate to first graders!

    Yes, true, I probably should have, but she sort of glazes over when I try to tell her what DD's up to smile

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    It's a really great thing if she can downgrade like that -- DS would, at that age and quite a bit beyond, just get angry that nobody cared or understood, resulting in a meltdown. Or a pink slip.


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    Emily wrote this letter a few months after she turned 8. Part of what I love most about her isn't just her book smart intelligence, it is this old soul quality and compassion that she has always possessed. I am going to retype it for you and leave all typos in tact.....

    Dear Milatary People,
    You are doing a very big job. I am sure God is dearly pleased. I was going home to Michigan from Arizona. I saw some people with military clothes on. I thought, "It must be a sacrafice to shoot someone and feel like you sined for the rest of your life."

    Good luck,

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    That is so sweet, Kelly! What an amazing soul your DD must be. She and my DD would get on well together, I think.


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    Originally Posted by HowlerKarma
    That is so sweet, Kelly! What an amazing soul your DD must be. She and my DD would get on well together, I think.

    I think they would based on a few things you have posted also! They sound like kindred spirits smile

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    I keep hearing about Vi Hart--are there videos on Youtube? Any particular recommendations? Sorry to hijack.

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    The ant story reminded me of the one time DD wrote on the walls, when she was 4. It was a picture of a dog, and the word "NO", on her bedroom door. When we asked her about it, she said it was a note to the dogs to stay out of her room, so they wouldn't chew on her toys. After DW and I had a good laugh at that, we encouraged her to make the sign on paper and tape it to the door instead.

    DD, now 8, recently treated DW to a lengthy rant about "Made in China" on all her toys, the gist of which was, "Who cares?"

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    Originally Posted by Dude
    The ant story reminded me of the one time DD wrote on the walls, when she was 4. It was a picture of a dog, and the word "NO", on her bedroom door. When we asked her about it, she said it was a note to the dogs to stay out of her room, so they wouldn't chew on her toys. After DW and I had a good laugh at that, we encouraged her to make the sign on paper and tape it to the door instead.

    DD, now 8, recently treated DW to a lengthy rant about "Made in China" on all her toys, the gist of which was, "Who cares?"

    My DD (when she was 8, she just turned 9 less then a week ago!) also went on a rant about the Made in China stickers on all of her toys....only instead of who cares she was quite upset that (her quote) "we can't make anything here in the USA" ... DH and I got a good chuckle out of that.

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    i'm mainly posting this to encourage more contributions - things are difficult these days and all your stories are just the greatest.

    and this just happened:

    DD5 comes bursting out of her room. "I THINK I'LL WASH MY KIDNEYS!" i snort, laughing, and she comes back with a withering, "my medical model kidneys, not my internal organ kidneys... honestly, woman!"


    Every Sunday it brooded and lay on the floor. Inconveniently close to the drawing-room door.
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