- To create a first draft (which she already did on paper).
- Transcribe it into a word processor
- Respond to an editor (daddy) and make corrections
- Post it to this blog
December 30, 2014
December 07, 2014
*face palm*, oye vay.
November 21, 2014
Because she is only 7, and the usual age limit is 8, they have an entrance interview. The forum leader asked Quinn is she felt like she was able to fail.
"Sometimes" replied Quinn.
"When do you feel like you can fail, and when do you feel like you can't fail?"
"I can fail when I'm taking a test or something. I can't fail when I'm climbing a 12 foot pole."
The leader hands her her nametag, clearly ready for the day :)
Then she asks "Are you sure that you are 7"
October 19, 2014
/////// Yellowstone's story ///////
I was sitting on a bench watting (waiting) for someone to need a hero. Suddenly Yellowstone herd (heard) a car crash. BOOM! A baby cry. WAA! Then she was there. There was Red Scarlet and her crew. Mia Moonstone, Sophie Sapphire, Strawberry, Ruby, and the one and only boy Ethan Emerald. Come on she demandid (demanded). She's rite (right) there said Red Scarlet. You see Red Scarlet needed Yellowstone becuase (because) she needed one more person on her team. But Yellowstone said NO! Red Scarlet was furious! She said if you are not with me you are against me and then the fight began. Yellowstone shot a lighting (lightning) bolt. Red Scarlet shot a fire ball. Red Scarlet's crew said why are we fighting. Red Scarlet said join in and the crew joined in with Yellowstone. With me she screamed! Then they ran over to Red Scarlets side. But it was to (too) late. She was defeated. Do you think that Red Scarlet leaned (learned) her lesson? NO! In fact she still robed (robbed) banks and took jews (jewels). Mean while Yellowstone was erning (earning) melals (medals) and tiring (trying) to find a way to keep her in jail for good. Fialy (Finally) got her in jail for good and Yellowstone earned her 155 (155th) mela (medal) and as for her crew they became Yellowstone's crew.
September 02, 2014
Later that evening, Quinn was really excited to head to the pool, but the parents weren't ready. She had opened the gate, ready to run out, and we told her to close it. She wasn't listening, so we started the countdown from 5 for her to close the gate. We got all the way to zero and the gate wasn't all the way closed.
As I went up to her to extract her from the activities and send her to bed, she said, in the softest voice, that she was closing the door slowly like we had asked. She's got some quick thinking skills going on.
July 17, 2014
March 30, 2014
Quinn's first time tent camping was today at the Kolter campout.
We (Q and Daddy) slept in the Kolter Elementary prairie in a 4 person tent we borrowed from friend Lisa Livingston.
We slept adjacent to her "best buddy" Lucy, whose dad happens to snore. Next time we will leave much more space between our neighbors.
Q loved that the tent had a ceiling window and we were literally sleeping under the stars. The look she gave me before falling asleep, makes it all worth it!
She had no prob falling asleep, even though the temp dropped to 53 degrees by 1 am.
We were decently prepared, though I should have opted for the full air mattress, instead of just the camping pads. I'm glad that there was pizza, goldfish, ice cream, water and lemonade provided.
I even saw a wild animal :-). Apparently there is a stray cat that lives on our near campus. :-)
March 09, 2014
At this table there was a wide range of math problems. Quinn impressed the facilitator. Totally on her own and without prodding she spent about 30 minutes doing math brain teasers, most of which were "above her grade."
Some of the problems that she solved, with minimal coaching really about what the problem was asking, not the math part of it.... were
- A 3x3 grid of squares, where you count the number of squares (14 is the answer)
- Drawing a single continuous line without backtracking to draw a shape
- Solving the algebra problem for "A": 8-A = A
- There a 3 frogs. Frog A takes 7 hops. Frog B takes 5 hops less then Frog A. Frog C takes the same same number of hops as Frog A and Frog B together. How many hops did all of the frogs take. (18 is the answer)