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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-14-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By vaw
Quote: Originally Posted by Naomi...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Naomi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14796239)
for instance, Molly exhausted the school's...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-14-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By vaw
Quote: Originally Posted by RiverTam...

Quote:
Originally Posted by RiverTam http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14787861)
I don't have the slightest idea what to tell...
Forum: Montessori   12-14-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,628
Posted By vaw
And an additional question How would a...

And an additional question

How would a Montessori teacher evaluate/assess a child to know where to start them at - what the child's ability level is.

It would be great if there was a way to...
Forum: Montessori   12-14-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,628
Posted By vaw
And a following reply from me Thanks for...

And a following reply from me

Thanks for all the input. I really feel that the school is not following 'true' montessori in many ways. I guess the question I need to answer right now is whether...
Forum: Montessori   12-14-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,628
Posted By vaw
I posted this over on the gifted parenting...

I posted this over on the gifted parenting board, but would love to have all of your opinions as well.

________________

Please explain to me how your child succeeds in the Montessori...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-14-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By vaw
Thanks for all the input. I really feel that the...

Thanks for all the input. I really feel that the school is not following 'true' montessori in many ways. I guess the question I need to answer right now is whether the class is a better situation...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-11-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By vaw
Please explain to me how your child succeeds in...

Please explain to me how your child succeeds in the Montessori classroom.

My son is not happy in his montessori class. He is miserable, I am miserable, and I am now making the teacher and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-09-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,271
Posted By vaw
That sounds exactly like the mornings at my...

That sounds exactly like the mornings at my house . . . Before my son was diagnosed with sleep apnea and got his cpap machine.

If you think your child is getting enough sleep and still isn't...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-27-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,332
Posted By vaw
My son is 7 yrs old and as of IQ testing at 5 he...

My son is 7 yrs old and as of IQ testing at 5 he is highly gifted and is currently scoring 99%tile on state tests.
Forum: Learning at School   10-26-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By vaw
Thanks for the suggestions. I think you have...

Thanks for the suggestions. I think you have made them before at my last cry for help, lol.

I haven't been able to locate the Mad Scientist Club books affordably. Our library system doest not...
Forum: Learning at School   10-26-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By vaw
Help please! I thought I was good at...

Help please!

I thought I was good at finding new books - I get tons of requests for suggestions and borrowing from other parents and their kids. But I am stumped again.

My son LOVES science -...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-16-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By vaw
There are several camps that exist. The Hole in...

There are several camps that exist. The Hole in the Wall Gang is the group I am most aware of. The have many camps that are all over.
Victory Junction Gang Camp is the one we have attended in NC....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-06-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By vaw
When something similar happened to my son, he...

When something similar happened to my son, he ended up having viral encephalitus. He went from amazing vocabulary, clearly articulated to not talking at all, grunting, screaming and pointing. We...
Forum: Learning at School   09-23-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 641
Posted By vaw
My son is 7 and in 2nd grade school starts...

My son is 7 and in 2nd grade

school starts at 7:30 and ends at 2:30
lunch is 15 mins at 12:00
He leaves the house at 7:15 and returns around 6 (afterschool program from 2:30-6)

assuming is...
Forum: Learning at School   09-01-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,094
Posted By vaw
The STAR test is computerized and has you fill...

The STAR test is computerized and has you fill in a blank to complete a sentence or passage from multiple choices. To do this correctly you must be able to comprehend the passage and know the...
Forum: Learning at School   08-24-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By vaw
I need help. I am not happy with my...

I need help.

I am not happy with my impression of how my son is not being challenged at school. From what work he is doing and what my son has told me (and from a teacher comment) it seems she is...
Forum: Learning at School   07-23-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,147
Posted By vaw
August 17 last day May 28th two weeks...

August 17
last day May 28th

two weeks Christmas, 1 week spring break
Forum: Montessori   07-21-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By vaw
My son's school serves lunch - which he eats at...

My son's school serves lunch - which he eats at least 1/2 the time.

If we send lunch, he takes it in a little cooler lunch bag.
We use snap lock plastic and glass containers.
Glass if it needs...
Forum: Montessori   07-21-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By vaw
real life heros, super heros, historical heros? ...

real life heros, super heros, historical heros?

Here are several things my son has been reading (he is six)

super hero chapter books
Melvin Beederman series
Jack Stalwart series
Zac Powers...
Forum: Learning at School   06-11-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By vaw
Suggestion - can you bring in shaving cream...

Suggestion - can you bring in shaving cream sponges and help the kids clean the chairs (and desks). Cleaning with shaving cream is tons of fun, since they can draw in it before they wipe it down.
...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-07-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,044
Posted By vaw
I don't know tons on the difference between the...

I don't know tons on the difference between the tests.

I do know that my son was administered the WIAT-II and that the psychologist that administered is very well respected in the area and her...
Forum: Montessori   04-16-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By vaw
Could he have sleep apnea? I would talk to...

Could he have sleep apnea?

I would talk to the ped about a sleep study to rule it out.
Forum: Learning at School   04-13-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By vaw
Quote: Originally Posted by Evan&Anna's_Mom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evan&Anna's_Mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13533110)
This sounds promising. Were there...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-09-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By vaw
I have no idea if there is some law that he is...

I have no idea if there is some law that he is interrperting to mean that, BUT think about it - I work a 40 hour work week, my son goes to school ( and afterschool, and used to go to dc) - every...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-08-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By vaw
Quote: Originally Posted by ejsmommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ejsmommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13518815)
Hmm...I think I'm just being sensitive but...
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