Originally Posted by karne
Barnes and Noble had some workbooks that were targeted toward the gifted/high achieving student-I think they may have been discussed in this forum. Something along the lines of, for example, math for gifted 4th graders. I've been meaning to check them out.
Does your school subscribe to any on line resources that your dd could do while she waits for her classmates to finish her work? That might be slightly more engaging than a steady diet of workbooks.
Does your dd have the opportunity to move ahead for subject or grade acceleration? We are doing subject acceleration right now, which is far better than trying to supplement in the regular classroom.
Yes, we have gone through those workbooks from B&N. She's in 4th and just finished up "Reading for the Gifted Student" at the 5th grade level. We like these workbooks, but the exercises are very similar throughout the book There are only so many critical thinking/reading comprehension exercises one can do before it gets old (and at 9, of course that means "boring!"). We've gotten workbooks for other bridging activities for advanced grades. These seem to engage her more because they mix up the exercises. Ultimately, she loves logic puzzles, venn diagrams, analogy crosswords (and other crosswords and word games like bananagrams). She does math workbooks, too, but we find those to be somewhat rote like the reading comp exercises.
Dd doesn't have online access in the classroom. They do have resources, but they use those for their technology period each day. I agree that workbooks get old, which is why I'm looking for other resources. They still have to be "off-line", but don't have to be workbooks, per se.
Grade acceleration isn't a possibility. It's already academically advanced and they have differentiation within the classroom for various subjects in both the target language and English. The smaller class sizes have always met her needs. This year is different and I appreciate the teacher getting us involved. She told us that she's "just never had a student like dd before". She recognizes that we know her needs best, but I honestly don't think grade acceleration is the answer because of the nature of the school. Due to how the campus is set up, getting pulled out for a single subject isn't possible, either. Dd has a friend that is beyond exceptional in math facing similar challenges (he does calculus in his head). Thank you for the suggestions!!