My dd is in a pull-out gifted program one day each week, and also goes to a higher grade class for science for part of a day each week. Of course, she misses some things in her regular class.
At one point this week, her teacher had her sit outside of the class doing math worksheets because she hadn't been in class for the math lesson, and during that time the class was doing really fun things in the classroom while she sat outside hearing them having fun and doing what sounds like busywork and at least sounds like something she could have brought home to do. She felt like she was being punished for being in the GATE program.
Is this how this is generally handled? I want to talk to the teacher but I want a better handle on what is usually done when kids miss something in the classroom due to participate in a GATE program.