We suspected that our son was gifted before he started school and so were very surprised when he started kindergarten and his teacher said he was "struggling" with the work. We chalked it up to it being his first school experience and that first grade would be better. It hasn't been. His teacher said his school performance is "poor". Neither teacher has really mentioned that he seemed unusually bright to them.
Well, we had him tested and he is verbally highly gifted and above average nonverbal. We really have no idea why he is doing so poorly in school. We have asked about learning disabilities and the like and his school doesn't think that is an issue and believes he will slowly do better over time.
He loves to learn outside of school, but not his school work. Unfortunately, his school work takes him so long, he is left with little time to do much else. We are hoping to homeschool next year, but I would love to figure out why he isn't doing well and see if we can work on it/around it as much as possible.
Anyone else have a gifted child who struggles in school???? Did it get better on its own???