I don't have much to say this month, but enjoy reading what everyone else's kids are up to so I thought I would start the new month's thread.
Right now, mine are both sleeping since they are home sick from school.
DD (age 5, kindergarten) is doing great. The reading and writing are coming along. She's doing fantastic at Math and Science. She enjoys school. Trying to decide when to request testing for her. Our goal will be the full time gifted program which starts at 2nd grade. But I don't think we'll even mention testing to the school until the 2nd 1/2 of first grade. I know that's cutting it close to get the scores in time for the program admission. But I also know that having worked with her older brother the principle of the gifted school is willing to test her and admit her over the summer if need be. It's so different having a kid whose actually learning stuff in K. It's a lot of fun.
DS (age8, 4th grade) is having some stomach issues this year and this will be the 18th day of school he's missed. I'm going back and forth with his school about a health plan for him but keep getting told that he doesn't qualify because it's "just" gastric reflux. He's however doing he's doing an amazing job keeping caught up and organized dispute his spotty attendance. I was visiting with his teacher the other day and she blamed his disorganization on the fact that he's younger than the other kids. I just kinda grunted a response. I wish I'd pointed out that problems with executive function happen at all ages, that he's doing really well when you consider the school he's missed. But he's really reading a lot and has gotten into some of the classics while home sick. My parents got him a cheap, knock-off, ereader and he's discovered the Gutenburg Project and has been reading a bunch of the classics. We've had a lot of fun with that.
Edited by JollyGG - 3/7/12 at 9:28am