Brag On Your Kid(s)

Zorak

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My son finished first grade a week or so ago now. He started in November at this school because we hadn't heard about it until October, and my wife and I made an "A for effort" attempt at homeschooling. He really enjoyed it and we've loved the school too. It's clear he's come farther with that school than he would have with us. Thankfully we didn't do too much damage. :ROFLMAO:

Here are the comments on his end-of-the-year assessment from his teacher. Bear in mind I have a BA and MS in Geography so I'm particularly proud of what I highlighted in yellow. He is a little mini-me, though he groans and rolls his eyes when my wife or I say it to him. :LOL:

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Bazza

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My son finished first grade a week or so ago now. He started in November at this school because we hadn't heard about it until October, and my wife and I made an "A for effort" attempt at homeschooling. He really enjoyed it and we've loved the school too. It's clear he's come farther with that school than he would have with us. Thankfully we didn't do too much damage. :ROFLMAO:

Here are the comments on his end-of-the-year assessment from his teacher. Bear in mind I have a BA and MS in Geography so I'm particularly proud of what I highlighted in yellow. He is a little mini-me, though he groans and rolls his eyes when my wife or I say it to him. :LOL:

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Very cool! Back in the 60's when I was still in elementary school, my Dad had a game he played at the dinner table where he'd name a state and we (my older brother and I) would name the capital. There were always a few states that gave me trouble! Last year I printed out a list of our states and their capitals and I keep it in the sun visor of my truck just to stay up on it. We lost Dad in '68 to brain cancer but he was so smart and a good father, as I'm sure you are as well @Zorak , and many others here.

I love this thread! Please keep the posts coming!
 
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Zorak

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Very cool! Back in the 60's when I was still in elementary school, my Dad had a game he played at the dinner table where he'd name a state and we (my older brother and I) would name the capital. There were always a few states that gave me trouble! Last year I printed out a list of our states and their capitals and I keep it in the sun visor of my truck just to stay up on it. We lost Dad in '68 to brain cancer but he was so smart and a good father, as I'm sure you are as well @Zorak , and many others here.

I love this thread! Please keep the posts coming!
He's been quizzing ME on the states, and sometimes countries. It's mostly easy so I play along, but sometimes he stumps me. (Though when he stumps me he words it funny...yeah, that's the ticket!)
 
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Bodhisattva

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Lily has been keeping busy this summer. She's continuing to go to swim practice nearly every day. She started taking piano lessons again. She's also been taking surfing lessons. And she's started working at a formal job. She is a tutor at Kumon Learning Center and earns $10/hour. Not bad for a 15-year-old, although Lily did ask me if she should hold out for $15 because she has six babies and four baby daddies to support.
 
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Bazza

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She's also been taking surfing lessons.
The sport has really taken off for the ladies. Been that way for quite a while but seeing more and more in social media. Very inspiring!

The surf lately has been very typical for summer in Florida. Tiny and glassy - which is perfect for beginners.

Here's a pic I took last week of a bunch of youngsters learning in our area.....I was up on a ladder pruning a palm tree when I took these.....

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Bodhisattva

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The surf has been mild and Lily has had a pretty easy time with lessons. A friend of hers has also been taking lessons this summer, so she has a peer that is at her level. I'll get Lily her own surfboard soon, so she can continue to improve and her own (and with her friend). She may not realize it yet, but she's picking up a lot of hobbies that will serve her well. :)
 
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Bodhisattva

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Lily made the wrestling team. She is starting from zero at learning the amateur wrestling moves but is enthusiastic (so far). Lily has a thin, willowy physique. But, at 5' 8 1/2" (doctor says she's still growing and may reach 5"10") she's just pushed the smaller girls over in tryouts. I'm having her watch videos of Ric Flair and learning her up on the figure-four leg lock. Woooooooooo!
 

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Lily made the wrestling team. She is starting from zero at learning the amateur wrestling moves but is enthusiastic (so far). Lily has a thin, willowy physique. But, at 5' 8 1/2" (doctor says she's still growing and may reach 5"10") she's just pushed the smaller girls over in tryouts. I'm having her watch videos of Ric Flair and learning her up on the figure-four leg lock. Woooooooooo!

That's awesome!!!

You gotta get her "Vision Quest"! Just a great movie all around but definitely a must see for any wrestler!

 
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