tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post6759671433768421212..comments2020-01-29T01:54:15.653-08:00Comments on How to Prepare for the Gifted And Talented Test: Summer UpdateNorwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09462923179883891369noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post-40209832635604040182015-07-20T17:05:43.335-07:002015-07-20T17:05:43.335-07:00If this is a boy, feed him a snack immediately. ...If this is a boy, feed him a snack immediately. If that doesn't work, then have the kid rewrite the problem in terms he or she is more comfortable with, something that is high stakes, preferably with a bowl full of skittles. As a math coach, I've learned to spend a whole week on single question if that's what it takes. Once you succeed, you've both learned something valuable.<br /><br />My little one was crying that he wants to take the whole summer off from math. He is editing the math workbook I'm writing, called Convoluted Math From Hell. Norwoodhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09462923179883891369noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post-23423826216650985162015-07-20T16:46:45.131-07:002015-07-20T16:46:45.131-07:00struggling with summer math. My little one is not...struggling with summer math. My little one is not getting this "more than" and "fewer than" question, A has 7 coins, B has 4 fewer than A, how many coins A and B had altogether? Concluded today's homework by screaming for an hour. Any advice? Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post-71831296487059547222015-07-15T18:23:41.815-07:002015-07-15T18:23:41.815-07:00Ah..same boat...I have one of those at home and do...Ah..same boat...I have one of those at home and don't know what to do with her...I think you said in your previous post and I agree...summer in the U.S. is way too long, many countries have one month and that's it. hahaAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post-8114029178462888632015-07-14T07:01:34.324-07:002015-07-14T07:01:34.324-07:00We joined a pool in a extremely wealthy suburb. W...We joined a pool in a extremely wealthy suburb. We show up like the bad news bears and proceed to liven up the place. Then it's off to overnight camp - for 2 straight weeks for the older one. My wife is somewhat desperate about what to do with the younger kid because he's like me - he talks non-stop and just wants to follow her around. Not sure what to do.Norwoodhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09462923179883891369noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post-72479117475170485232015-07-13T18:19:30.264-07:002015-07-13T18:19:30.264-07:00Love the titles they came up with - they're so...Love the titles they came up with - they're so creative! My daughter's theater camp starts soon and I can't wait to see her performance on Friday. Trying to come up with some other activities for the rest of the summer. Thinking about swimming or dance, and wondering if your boys take swim lessons or you take them to pool regularly or something. Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com