This is a x-post from the Davidson forums. I'm putting it here specifically and not in general parenting, because I want feedback on writing a letter to a new teacher about my gifted child regarding issues that relate to her specific academic and social needs. So, here's the copy-paste from the other forum:
I was wondering if anyone has written an introductory letter to a teacher about their child, and if you did, if you have any advice or "been there done that" feedback.
My daughter, just turned 8, is going into 3rd grade in a small public school. She's getting a new teacher this year--the woman was a long term maternity sub in the fifth grade last year. I've had several disappointing years with DD, which included several meetings with her 1st and 2nd grade teachers, along with the principal.
For what it's worth, the school hasn't had a gifted program, but is instituting an after-school one this year (better than nothing, I guess) with the idea of making it a school-day program down the road.
Also, just some background--DD's traits in school seem to put her in the moderately gifted range, but her scores (WJ-C GIA was 152) and behaviors at home put her higher than that. I don't know if that's relevant in deciding whether to write a letter or not, or what to include.