As always, I come here and find very insightful information that directly applies to me. Thanks!
I have been struggling with decisions about dds schooling - she currently attends a private parochial school that is wonderful, but lacks appropriate challenge. We were looking at different programs available at the public school and just made the decision to send her next year. Emotionally and socially, it's great. I am sure she would do "fine" and it would "work" for her over the long term. I just don't think the current school has the right resources to provide her with the environment that "provides a space" for her to do her best and help me help her.
She is very much the under-the-radar gifted student. She will only do what others are doing and will keep pace (or trail if she is bored) with them rather than what she is capable of. Teachers frequently identify performers as "gifted" when that may or may not be the case. (Great info on identifying gifted students (including this experience) is in the "can parents identify giftedness" thread). It is certainly that way in our school. The last report card indicated that dd still struggles in an area when she doesn't struggle at all at home. This has been on-going - I'll say she does something and the teacher will say that she doesn't demonstrate that at at school. Started in K. She's now in 2nd.
There are differing opinions on whether or not to do enrichment (toddlers/preschool) or if gifted education is necessary. What are your thoughts?