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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-03-11 18:19
Subject: [child] The Child reports on Nebraska
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the_child is writing a report on Nebraska for her class. It's not due til after spring break, but since she will be in China over spring break, it pretty much needs to be done now. She has email interviewed garyomaha and elusivem, and is researching with books from the library. Tonight she was so into working on her report that I could not get her to stop doing her homework so she could go back to her mom's house and get ready for bed.

Like, um, whose child is this and where did she come from?

Go her!!!

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User: neutronjockey
Date: 2009-03-12 02:28 (UTC)
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obsessing over research and writing.

Going above and beyond the call of middle-school...

No clue man, no clue.
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User: kehrli
Date: 2009-03-12 02:33 (UTC)
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Wow. I would have just written: "Nebraska: there's too much of it." and called it good.
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User: farmgirl1146
Date: 2009-03-12 03:37 (UTC)
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Do you remember the post, probably after this one, about updating your bibliography? That's where she gets it from.
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Jim Rittenhouse
User: jrittenhouse
Date: 2009-03-12 09:18 (UTC)
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Yup. Like mine, she ended up going to the home she needed to be in.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2009-03-12 04:28 (UTC)
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Let's see--she's how old? IIRC, she's hit the age where if any tendencies in this direction are going to kick in with parental encouragement, they will. I foresee that she'll really take off academically from now on. Might be a few glitches, but once this kicks in, it tends to stick around.

Sweet. I love hearing these stories--even more seeing them with my kids where I teach.

And people wonder why I like to teach in middle school....
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-03-12 12:24 (UTC)
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