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99th percentile on the COGAT doesn't really mean anything in terms of a grade skip. And, knowing everything on the current grade test doesn't mean a skip is warranted. It means a skip should be investigated, but skipping is really more appropriate when the child also knows everything for the grade above current placement too. My kid was just skipped this year, and he scored 99th percentile for end of first grade and in many areas end of second grade as a kindergartener at...
  I disagree wholeheartedly with this attitude, and am thankful that our school does not share it. my son exhibited a number of behavior issues in his kindergarten class setting and the solution proposed by the school was to have him skip first grade and go from kindergarten to second grade. He is now two weeks into second grade and his behavior is so much better than it was last year.    it helps that he was academically well beyond even the grade level minimums for...
My kid went into kindergarten last year reading at a 3rd to 4th grade level, and doing math at the level of an 8-10 year old. We knew this before he started school, but the school wanted to see his test results on their tests with their own eyes before doing anything.   he ended up doing two hours of language arts with the highest first grade group, and stayed with the kindergarten for math, science, social studies, lunch, recess and "specials." the gifted specialist...
We are two days in. My 6 year old skipped first grade, so he is settling into second grade now. He had major cold feet and jitters Monday and Tuesday, and then we almost had to carry him into the building Wednesday morning. But, his teacher is awesome, he came out all smiles at the end of the day, and was happy to go back today. He says some of the first graders (his former classmates) teased him during After School, but we can head that off at the pass quickly.
Our son had a subject acceleration last year for reading, which is what got the school thinking about a grade skip, so I think it is a great compromise or trial/bridge. It turns out his math skills are stronger than his reading skills, and he may end up subject accelerated in math as a third grader into the fourth grade class.
My 6 year old is skipping first and going into second this year. According to the MAP scores that we used as part of the skipping discussion, he could have skipped to third grade and been "ready" academically. However, we knew that socially, he was not ready for third grade, and that in terms of attention span, stamina, work output, independence etc., third grade would be too much of a stretch.   our other thought is that we want to "save" his second skip for...
Our son played Dino Chess on the iPad to learn the basic moves,and now uses an app called "chess free" I think.
Our son just completed kindergarten and will be entering second grade in the fall. He spent last year in a first grade classroom for two hours every day for language arts. We knew he needed more, but we decided not to push initially, and the school ended up recommending the skip to us, which gave them a lot of ownership of the decision. Our son entered kindergarten reading at a 3rd to 4th grade level, and doing math at the same level as a 8-10year old. One skip is still...
I agree with the others. I think all babies and toddlers benefit from high quality, open ended toys, gifted or not. Once your child gets a little older, you will want to pick out toys that build on specific interests, just like for any kid. How your kid plays with the toys might be different, but the actual toys will likely be the same.
I think she is referring to profoundly gifted children versus highly or moderately gifted ones. I personally don't think that eliminating TV from your home will do much about your kid's giftedness, though it certainly changes the tone and flow of our house when we turn it off for a few days,
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