I have a 6.5 years old son , he started his 1st grade in august and ever since school started , he's been in trouble a lot . Probably almost everyday , me and his teacher have been in contact , and plus he brings home notes , or she would email me with everything that he did at school . He would interrupt , he would blurts out answer when the question isn't done yet , he would complain to his teacher that the assignments are too easy , he would squirms in his seat , etc . So 2 weeks later i got called to have a meeting with his teacher and principal , turned out , according to them , our son is a high student ability ( or gifted i guess .. ) , and that explains his behaviour at school .
My son told me many many times that he is very bored in the classroom , he was tested for reading skill , back in Kindergarten , his reading skill is at 3rd grade level and now that he's in 1st grade , his reading skill has gone up to 5th grade level , not only reading , he also is pretty advanced in math . For example , he tells me he knows how to count by 3,4,5 all the way to 10 .. which is great i thought . Then out of curiosity i asked him , " since you know how to count by 3 or 4 or 6 .. what is 3x5 ?? " he would give me the right answer , and i was amazed , so i asked again .. what is 9x3 ? he would tell me it's 27 . I haven't taught him multiplication , and the school obviously hasn't taught him this either , and when i asked how did you figure this out ? he said he just figure it out when he count by 2,3,4... 10 .. that this is how to multiply .
Another example , when the teacher asked the student to draw or write anything that they consider a blessing , the rest of the class would draw or write family , house , apples , chicken .. but my son was busy drawing ... and when we saw it ( we happened to be in the classroom visiting that time ) , he drew EARTH , he said earth is a blessing , when asked why did he choose to draw earth ? He said " without earth where would we be ? we can't live in space , we won't survive living in space "
On another occasion he would ask about how do we put the money so that we can use credit card to buy things ? Stuff like that . His grades are awesome at school , he's getting A's and A+'s ..
So my question is .. is he gifted ?? And does gifted kids tend to have problems at school ( doesn't behave because they're bored ?? ) if so , what should i do ??
Thank you for your help !