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Forum: Learning at School   11-10-2011, 01:04 PM
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Posted By jen in co
  Quote:I would like to see positive examples...


Quote:I would like to see positive examples of starting a 4 year old in Kindergarten.     I read a lot of posts where redshirting was not a positive to other kids.  But give me an example of a...
Forum: Learning at School   06-08-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,262
Posted By jen in co
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Quote:Originally Posted by nuttymom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   06-06-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,262
Posted By jen in co
My DS was a young 5 year old starting K in an...

My DS was a young 5 year old starting K in an area with lots of redshirting.   He started K reading at about an end of 2nd grade level and while it took a few weeks for the teacher to notice/test...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-27-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By jen in co
I have a little bit of familiarity with NYC's GT...

I have a little bit of familiarity with NYC's GT program.  Isn't it still somewhat of a lottery in terms of where you'll get placed even if your child scores a 99%?   I know they guarantee everyone...
Forum: Learning at School   03-22-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By jen in co
Just to assuage the mommy guilt some...think...

Just to assuage the mommy guilt some...think about getting 1-on-1 time with your younger kiddos...something your son got before they came along :)
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-21-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,248
Posted By jen in co
There are other, more knowledgeable people on...

There are other, more knowledgeable people on this board who will have great ideas too, but I wonder what tests/diagnostic tools were used to qualify for the gifted program.  My very similar DS just...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-13-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By jen in co
Just wanted to echo some of the things that PPs...

Just wanted to echo some of the things that PPs have said.   It truly depends on how your local schools differentiate and so much of that is school specific.   My older DD is mildly gifted (tested...
Forum: Learning at School   02-25-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
Posted By jen in co
   Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-24-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By jen in co
I just wanted to echo a few of the things that...

I just wanted to echo a few of the things that PPs have said.   I would really look at whether his fine motor skills are up to snuff for a grade skip.  My DS is in K and is one of the younger kids...
Forum: Learning at School   02-24-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By jen in co
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by peaceful_mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/forum/school-lunches#post_16283314)

...there's no fries.  There is a...
Forum: Learning at School   01-18-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By jen in co
   Quote:I think your heart is in the right...


 
Quote:I think your heart is in the right place but truely, we can only do what is right for our child based on who they are at that moment. I'm never one to suggest that acceleration should be...
Forum: Learning at School   01-18-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By jen in co
Definitely see what your district policy on...

Definitely see what your district policy on early entrance is.   Our district has a program and it is most definitely for potentially gifted kids who are far ahead academically (and not for kids who...
Forum: Parenting   01-07-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,993
Posted By jen in co
Best Super Hero Book Ever for 5 year old boys:  ...

Best Super Hero Book Ever for 5 year old boys:   Super Hero ABCs:
 ...
Forum: Parenting   12-27-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By jen in co
My little guy (age 5) is starting Dance class in...

My little guy (age 5) is starting Dance class in January -- it's all boys, Hip Hop class and a bunch of his buddies are also doing it...having it be hip hop and all boys does make it easier, but if...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-10-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By jen in co
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Quote:Originally Posted by whatsnextmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-10-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,518
Posted By jen in co
My DS turned 5 in June and is in K.   He's...

My DS turned 5 in June and is in K.   He's reading/comprehending at a 3rd grade level.   His stamina is getting better, but he still gets worn out when reading longer chapter books....his favorite...
Forum: Learning at School   10-27-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,674
Posted By jen in co
Quote: Originally Posted by Annie Mac...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Annie Mac http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15989027)
I think it depends on the age....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-15-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,399
Posted By jen in co
We're going through something similar with my DS...

We're going through something similar with my DS who is a young K student in our local public school. Our teacher did some basic testing with him on Friday and pegged him around beginning of 3rd...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-14-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By jen in co
We're going through a similar issue with our K...

We're going through a similar issue with our K DS. His teacher has done some quick DRA testing and she thinks his instructional level is around a 28 or 30 (so end of 2nd, beginning of 3rd). She says...
Forum: Learning at School   10-11-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By jen in co
I voted A. The difference between 25 and 18 in a...

I voted A. The difference between 25 and 18 in a class is pretty huge. Also, as far as playdates go, if your kids do extracurriculars, they often have to be planned in advance anyways. Our school is...
Forum: Learning at School   10-10-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By jen in co
Quote: Originally Posted by whatsnextmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by whatsnextmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15933132)
This is going to depend on the...
Forum: Learning at School   10-10-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By jen in co
Quote: Originally Posted by pregnant@40...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pregnant@40 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15932038)
For those kids who read & don't need...
Forum: Learning at School   10-07-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,269
Posted By jen in co
Quote: Originally Posted by mama1803...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mama1803 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15923111)
I think the only problem is that you are...
Forum: Learning at School   09-30-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,817
Posted By jen in co
We live too close to qualify for the bus, but...

We live too close to qualify for the bus, but just thought I'd pipe in with a few other reasons people drive.

1) I volunteer at school a fair amount (avg 2x per week), so I drive for meetings or...
Forum: Learning at School   09-25-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,584
Posted By jen in co
Colorado K (Full Day): 10 min + Reading (1...

Colorado

K (Full Day): 10 min + Reading (1 book)
Read 1 Book per night (my little guy loves to read and does way more than that); Monthly HW packet that contains an assignment for Mon-Thurs...
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