Does the school have any gifted pull out of some sort?
Introverted kid. Big school problems. - Page 2
Meh. At least you got her to admit that your DD is right on top of the work. Apparently there is yet another dimension to her fixed mindset - "all gifted kids are eternal talkers". Oh, and "introverts think they are the center of the universe". Odd how someone with such extreme cognitive inflexibility chooses to be a teacher - maybe she felt she might be safest from having her mindsets challenged when dealing with 6 year olds most of the day. And now there's your DD, threatening all her comfortable assumptions...
It sounds that sticking out the year might be doable, and your DD will gain in maturity and be able to deal with her expectations more and more confidently. Probably not much more you can do for her in the current situation, and try, try again to work with the administration getting next year's placement right...
Thanks for the replies and the sympathy. :)
grumpybear, it's hard to picture this teacher never having had a quiet smart kid, isn't it? The school does have a gifted pullout, but it starts in 3rd grade and is only for 1 hour per week.
Geofizz--yup, as Miranda said, we're on top of both of those things. :) DD definitely needs to be able to speak up, but she does show the ability to do so when she feels comfortable. We are working on that skill in all kinds of different ways.
Tigerle, interesting that you labeled the teacher with "cognitive inflexibilities." I've been thinking about that. It seems more and more likely that she slots her students into categories, and thinks of each child as a "type."
As a teacher myself, this is all very disappointing. In the spring, I'll be direct with the principal and hope that DD gets matched with someone excellent for next year.
In the meantime, DD has a terrible sore throat and has stayed home two days this week. She announced tonight that this is the best week ever.