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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-07-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,468
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
Did you initiate a conversation with the teacher...

Did you initiate a conversation with the teacher and what was the teacher's response?

We have struggled with the math curriculum in terms of, well, it's wack, but have always gotten cooperation...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-07-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,468
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
Quote: Originally Posted by Chamomile Girl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chamomile Girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16025513)
And that is why standardized tests are...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-07-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,468
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
I'm a teacher; in that situation, the first time...

I'm a teacher; in that situation, the first time it happened, I would give her credit BUT I would find a quiet moment to talk with her and explain that she misinterpreted the directions, and that I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-07-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
Not sure how things work at your school. If my...

Not sure how things work at your school. If my attempts to work things out had been fruitless, I would come in before school started on a Monday morning (being prepared to wait) and ask to see the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-03-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
I was the parent who was very, very reluctant to...

I was the parent who was very, very reluctant to allow my children to be tested for gifted services. I had, and have, a whole big slop of baggage having to do with labeling children and in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-31-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,572
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
I took it in 7th and it qualified me to go to...

I took it in 7th and it qualified me to go to Duke's summer program. I am guessing other programs use it as a qualifier. Otherwise I can't see any real advantage or disadvantage.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-30-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,746
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
Yes, I'm a teacher. And yes, the GRE is...

Yes, I'm a teacher. And yes, the GRE is required. It's an M.Ed program -- there are similar programs that don't require the GRE but they are not exactly what I am looking for. Many schools that...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-30-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,177
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
touchy subject. I think sometimes we...

touchy subject. I think sometimes we (collectively) forget to revel in the families we have and dwell on the ones we want.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-30-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
I would stick it out. Those people in your...

I would stick it out. Those people in your program, they don't have to be your friends; you don't even have to like one another, you just have to have some sort of professional civility. I liked...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-12-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
I posted in Sept but here's the recap...

I posted in Sept but here's the recap http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Ds1 (almost 11) really likes his class this year -- there are 6 kids in GT in 5th grade and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-11-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,243
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
I know it's October but... It's been a...

I know it's October but...

It's been a weird year. Ds1, who is pg and has several social issues, ran for 5th grade class president. He didn't win, but did come in a respectable 2nd place. He is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-10-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
Don't have the bottle handy, but we use...

Don't have the bottle handy, but we use melatonin that is liquid, orange flavored; it comes in a bottle with a blue label and a picture of a moon on it. sorry I can't be more specific! We had our...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-10-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
Maybe post this in Ages and Stages or something...

Maybe post this in Ages and Stages or something --- not really a gifted issue unless I'm missing something?

FWIW I've had great success with melatonin. There are threads about melatonin elsewhere...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-09-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,746
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
I'm old and cranky...

I'm old and cranky http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif That's why I don't want to take it. I don't want to have to study for something that I see as having no utilitarian...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-09-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
Poor baby! I hope she is feeling better about it...

Poor baby! I hope she is feeling better about it now. Everyone has a bad day, but it can absolutely crush some children.

You've gotten some great info already - I can only add that maybe you...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-09-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,746
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
There is a formula for someone with an MA/MS...

There is a formula for someone with an MA/MS (which I do have but in another field) -- it means I'd need a lower GRE score than someone straight out of an undergrad program. Dh tells me that some...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-09-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
Welcome...

Welcome http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I love the "Attention!" Love it, too cute!

I have three kiddos and two have been officially id'ed as gifted -- one is pg...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-09-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,746
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
I have been approached by my school district to...

I have been approached by my school district to return to school -- their longterm goal for me is to become what is known as a "master mentor." I'm excited and flattered -- it looks like I can get...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-03-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,032
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
Quote: Originally Posted by loraxc...

Quote:
Originally Posted by loraxc http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15910598)
MY goal is really just for her to be doing...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-03-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,209
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
I also wanted to say that if your child is...

I also wanted to say that if your child is participating in AR, the points are NOT assessed according to the difficulty of a text, but a combination of lexile and pages. So, for instance, Hamlet...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-03-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,032
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
What are your goals for these reading...

What are your goals for these reading comprehension workbooks?

Does your school have time each day for students to be engaged in sustained independent reading?

What concepts is she working on,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-03-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,209
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
I feel the need to clarify that a Lexile...

I feel the need to clarify that a Lexile measurement is NOT the same as your child's reading level. For example, if your child's lexile measurement is 880, that means that when reading a book with a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
Quote: Originally Posted by moominmamma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15882343)
The other thing you can say "It sure...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-25-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,257
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
As a teacher I cannot say enough how much I...

As a teacher I cannot say enough how much I loathe it when educators publicly humiliate students. I think there is zero room for it in a school. I have 10th-11th graders and it is heartbreaking, the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-22-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,538
Posted By LittleBattleAxe
Interesting. I teach high school. This week and...

Interesting. I teach high school. This week and last I have been conferencing with parents of really bright students about differentiation. Most parents are pleased that we, as teachers, see a need...
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