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Old 10-28-2014, 05:07 PM   #151
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:26 PM   #152
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:59 PM   #153
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Not really a brag, but this is a good thread for it anyway.

My boy had a really fact-intensive social studies test to study for. It was actually a makeup exam for a test he and the rest of the class bombed two weeks ago. He was studying for the makeup test about an hour every night for a week and a half and it was brutal. So many facts about the constitution and state and federal government structure and so on. So on Sunday we went over the 15 page study guide one last time before the test on Monday.

Sitting on the living room couch and quizzing him on this stuff, he would have a really hard time staying focused. He'd roll off onto the floor and start taking a sudden interest in the foot stool legs or something. Anything to take his mind off what we were studying. So on Sunday, I grabbed the study pack, and we went walking to the local woods, and just walked around the paths in the woods for a hour and a half asking him questions, and he was picking up stick and throwing rocks and smashing sticks against tree trunks all while answering the questions. He stayed pretty focused on the topic and burned off a lot of energy, and I think that by going over these facts again in a different setting, they probably stuck in his brain a little better.

So he took the test yesterday, and is confident that he got virtually all the answers right. We'll see when the test comes back, but I got the impression as we were going over the material that it was actually sticking.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:20 PM   #154
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Thanks all!

He really struggles when a subject doesn't interest him at all. It's like his mind is coated in Scotchguard or Teflon or something to repel facts that he thinks are not relevant to his life.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:36 PM   #155
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Thanks all!

He really struggles when a subject doesn't interest him at all. It's like his mind is coated in Scotchguard or Teflon or something to repel facts that he thinks are not relevant to his life.
So. Freaking. Normal.
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:14 PM   #156
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Ugghhhh....

That is really cool. Good on you.

Oh, didja see any shrooms while you were walking??
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:18 AM   #157
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Oh, didja see any shrooms while you were walking??
Not that I recall, but that morning I saw this big colony growing out of a small pile of leaves on a paved street. Just growing out of the leaves. They weren't even an old rotten pile of leaves, as far as I could tell.
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:52 PM   #158
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:11 PM   #159
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Those look like ringless honey mushrooms, glatt. Google them and see what you think.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:43 AM   #160
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Could be. They look similar.

So my boy saw that video online and decided he wanted to make the same costume himself. He did this 100% himself. I'm proud of him.

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Old 10-31-2014, 12:12 PM   #161
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Old 10-31-2014, 03:12 PM   #162
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Old 10-31-2014, 03:20 PM   #163
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Very cool.
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:12 PM   #164
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Very cool, glatt.
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:16 PM   #165
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What. The. Fuck?!?
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