Hello, I'm only recently coming to terms with DS being truly gifted (clued in by his 20-year teacher who said, "He has one of the greatest intellects I've ever seen.")
I want to approach someone at school about plans for him next year, specifically for reading. He'll be in third grade. His latest Lexile/SRI was above 1200 (they test it three times a year at our school). Up til now, he has been adamant about staying with his class. But he is starting to complain about reading being boring at school. He brought home his reading book today and it is so, SO easy.
Our school year ends before the end of May, so I kind of feel like we'll just finish the year out as is, but I'd like a plan for next year. I have a good relationship with the principal, so do I meet with her? I want to know what the highest level third grade group is, and can they offer more? Are they required to? We're in California. The G&T program doesn't start until 4th grade.