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My kids started school yesterday. They were excited and had a great day. I love their teachers!  I truly think we're off to a good start and feel very positive we'll have fewer issues this year. I talked to my 6 y/o's teacher about his handwriting and she told me not to worry that she will set up some time with the K and 1st grade teachers to help him personally in 10-15 minute sessions a couple of times a week. And on top of this she promised to let him have his own box...
My 6 y/o has been worried about very heavy issues since he was around 3 or 4. What has helped is talking about issues in an appropriate way, straight forward, but not too much detail. My husband and I have a great relationship with him so we can talk about things fairly easily.  We make sure we try to do our part to contribute to the improvement and goodness of the world. I tell him how we're all responsible for contributing our part and that doing our best is the best...
Hi!   What do you all use to label lunchboxes and backpacks with the kids' names?  Last year I tried a perm. marker and it looked horrible. I tried sticky labels and they peel and look terrible after a few uses. I was hoping for something like this:   card to insert into something clear plastic that seals and is sticky and won't come off even with washing.    Does anything like this exist?    Or, perhaps a service that stitches names on durable fabric...
  Thank you so much for your comments. They are much appreciated. Let's hope for a good year and one where he feels very confident and happy. He is learning and thriving. Despite my concerns about some gaps in learning, overall he's ahead of his peers. His tests didn't reflect that.    I love reading to the kids. DS loves to do our circle time too. Sometimes the 4 y/o leads circle time with Ds1's First grade books. It is a little bit hard because they are so close in age,...
My 4 y/o and 2 y/o took a very late nap today so they are STILL up. I told them they can stay up until their father and brother get home.   For fun what do my 4 and 2 y/os do?  They are playing on a math website, 10 - 1 = 9.  They have to match up answers, then the computer voice comes on and says it. 4 - 1 = 3.   This is how my 4 y/o taught himself to read and do math. I don't think it takes a gifted kid to do this but I am not really sure how many 4 y/o really want...
    I commented under geofizz's post.  I thought it might be relevant because it described exactly what happened to my son.    If my son finds the work boring and tedious, it is torture for both of us. I have to stay on top of him. He turns a 10 homework into a long drug out hour or two thing. It makes me crazy inside. For him though to be fair, it's mostly the writing. If I make him tell me the answers orally, he shoots it off. So, we do have our own issues. I believe he...
Hi Beanma,  I had posted in the other forum thread that my son is going to an all gifted school. He only attended 3 weeks in the summer so I don't have much to post about the experience. I am hoping it goes ok this year.  I didn't know it was an all gifted school. I put him in it because I wanted a good enrichment program that focused on things other than run of the mill. I didn't feel like an hour a week of some sort of special something was anything to be happy about....
    LOL I remember when my ds 6 went through this! He was about your son's age and I thought I was going to go out of mind  =D He told me one time that I don't know anything about dinosaurs! He was kind of right.   He still tells me about them and now he relates them to present day animals and how they've evolved or if not then became extinct.  He also on a daily basis warns me about (un)common dangerous animals. The thing is, he is so very serious. I don't mean to laugh...
Hi everyone,    We got moved and are settled. It's been busy and really a great summer so far.   We had so many issues just months ago and many have worked themselves out and we're working on the others.   ds1 - DH wouldn't agree to OT. We enrolled him and ds2 in Taekwondo though. Their teachers quickly picked up on ds1's strengths and weaknesses and agree to help him. He was a former principal of a school, has taught PE for years, and has won lots of awards...
    My 6 year old experienced this scenario this year to a T, except we know my virtue of personal interviewing in reading etc in a special format that he has very high reading and high-er math skills but you'd really never know that by his achievement testing. Spending time with him, it's very obvious.  The reading specialist came to his school and measured his lexile and put him at 620 at the beginning of First grade, however, he was supposed to be in Kindergarten by...
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