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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-09-2011, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By CyclingMom
My daughter effectively skipped K (technically...

My daughter effectively skipped K (technically we homeschooled, but she was after the birthday cut-off and was not eligible to go to public K).  She is in 1st grade now and I cannot picture her as a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-26-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,978
Posted By CyclingMom
I have been told the same thing about not being...

I have been told the same thing about not being able to score lower than your IQ because the questions are open ended and therefore it's not likely that you are going to get a lot of lucky guesses....
Forum: Learning at School   01-19-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By CyclingMom
In my state the cut-off it August 1, but...

In my state the cut-off it August 1, but that means the kids have to be born on July 31 or earlier. 
Forum: Learning at School   10-19-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By CyclingMom
We just went through something very similar and...

We just went through something very similar and I contacted the teacher to request a reassessment either by the teacher or the reading specialist. She was reassessed by the reading specialist and...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   09-15-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 327
Posted By CyclingMom
We applied to Kennard for my daugher, but she...

We applied to Kennard for my daugher, but she didn't end up getting a lottery slot. There are a lot more qualified applicants than there are slots. We received a letter about the group that runs the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-05-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,090
Posted By CyclingMom
My almost 6 year old reads those, too. I would...

My almost 6 year old reads those, too. I would definitely put them in the late 2nd grade range. I looked those up a while back on the Scholastic site and the grade level equivalent scores are...
Forum: Learning at School   05-26-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By CyclingMom
Our curriculum varied. We used Singapore Math...

Our curriculum varied. We used Singapore Math for math, Hooked on Phonics for reading. For writing we first used a Handwriting without Tears workbook for letter formation and then just bought a...
Forum: Learning at School   05-26-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By CyclingMom
I did that with my daughter this past year (she...

I did that with my daughter this past year (she was just past the cut-off, we homeschooled and she will be going into first grade in the fall). She was way more than ready this year and I fully...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-08-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,345
Posted By CyclingMom
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Parenting   03-30-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,940
Posted By CyclingMom
You daughter sounds exactly like mine only mine...

You daughter sounds exactly like mine only mine is 16 months older. My dd tested gifted, but I don't know how much that plays into it. We've always said that she is a literalist and lives completely...
Forum: Parenting   03-07-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,648
Posted By CyclingMom
My daughter got her bike with training wheels...

My daughter got her bike with training wheels for her third birthday. She mastered riding without them at 4.5.

My son got a bike with training wheels some time prior to turning 3. I think we will...
Forum: Learning at School   02-20-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,786
Posted By CyclingMom
Quote: Originally Posted by eepster...

Quote:
Originally Posted by eepster http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15091941)...
Forum: Learning at School   02-19-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,786
Posted By CyclingMom
SunshineJ, my recollection is that the districts...

SunshineJ, my recollection is that the districts that border IL and KS (so St Louis and Kansas City areas) are allowed to have a different cut off (I guess to align the states they border). Our...
Forum: Learning at School   02-19-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,786
Posted By CyclingMom
I would have considered early entrance if that...

I would have considered early entrance if that were allowed in my state (MO). My daughter is 18 days after the cut off and was definitely ready.

We ended up homeschooling this year. I had her...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-19-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By CyclingMom
Is there any chance she could do 1/2 day public...

Is there any chance she could do 1/2 day public K and transfer to your place of employment for after care? Maybe you could pay another parent to do a daily drop off or run and pick her up on your...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-07-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By CyclingMom
Quote: Originally Posted by pigpokey...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pigpokey http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14894439)
So ... why don't you see who has a space? It...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-06-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By CyclingMom
Yes, having her get in the magnet would get her...

Yes, having her get in the magnet would get her brother as long as he qualifies (which I'm pretty sure he will). His b-day is 9/8, so he will will be an older kindergartener, too. Honestly, I wish I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-05-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By CyclingMom
BTW, thank you for your replies!

BTW, thank you for your replies!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-05-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By CyclingMom
I am hoping to visit the gifted school on...

I am hoping to visit the gifted school on Thursday. Honestly, I know very little about it as I've been waiting to make sure she actually qualified before I starting doing too much research.

I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-05-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By CyclingMom
Yes, I'm a SAHM. I also have a 3 year old boy,...

Yes, I'm a SAHM. I also have a 3 year old boy, so having her gone all day doesn't buy me any free time. (And in reality, I don't have any desire to have my daughter gone all day long unless it's in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-05-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By CyclingMom
The background: My daughter will be 6 in...

The background:
My daughter will be 6 in August. Where we live, she missed the kindergarten cut off by a couple of weeks. She is very intelligent, loves to read (be read to), loves her friends,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By CyclingMom
Is Brainpop comparable to Time4Learning? I've...

Is Brainpop comparable to Time4Learning? I've been considering T4L, but Brainpop (Jr, is what I would be using) is quite a bit cheaper.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-13-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,481
Posted By CyclingMom
Great site! My daughter never loved starfall,...

Great site! My daughter never loved starfall, but both of kids kept begging for more of this yesterday.

Angie
DD5, DS3
Forum: Parenting   10-07-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 8,190
Posted By CyclingMom
Why must people throw the candy in the trash?...

Why must people throw the candy in the trash? That is wasteful. Would it really be that hard to get it to someone who might enjoy it? Giving it away is one thing, but just tossing it in the trash...
Forum: Parenting   10-06-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By CyclingMom
You could build with Legos (duplos), play a game...

You could build with Legos (duplos), play a game of toss the ball into the laundry basket (always a hit in my house), or blow up balloons or beach balls. Also, giving a snack to the 1 year old while...
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