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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-22-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,562
Posted By JollyGG
Then idea that they even out by 3rd grade has to...

Then idea that they even out by 3rd grade has to do with studies done on early childhood education. They found that programs like head start and other preschool options really help students in early...
Forum: Learning at School   05-12-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,009
Posted By JollyGG
I personally find any permission slip requiring a...

I personally find any permission slip requiring a signature from a parent of a student over the age of 18 rather ridiculous as well. Twenty five years ago my own father refused to sign forms for me...
Forum: Learning at School   05-12-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,009
Posted By JollyGG
Not one I sent or received. However, I know a...

Not one I sent or received. However, I know a teacher who sends out a permission form before the reproductive system unit in her Anatomy and Physiology class. It's an elective course taken by high...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-14-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,302
Posted By JollyGG
kerrielou - I see a common miscomprehension in...

kerrielou - I see a common miscomprehension in your comments. All too often schools assume that academic achievement/aptitude are the same as intelligence/giftedness. A gifted child can do poorly in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-21-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By JollyGG
So it sounds like you are looking for some...

So it sounds like you are looking for some specific accommodations to request?

Some that come to mind:
- Extra time on tests
- A laminated/reusable checklist to help your daughter complete...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-21-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,756
Posted By JollyGG
When we did my son's acceleration the decision...

When we did my son's acceleration the decision wasn't made until early June. However, we ended up with the wonderful opportunity to get him together with some of his future classmates over the summer...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-23-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,222
Posted By JollyGG
6 years after the grade skip

We are planning for T's high school classes today and we were talking about what an unbelievable gift his age is. He's young for grade and if he goes through high school as planned he'll graduate a...
Forum: Learning at School   12-21-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,455
Posted By JollyGG
Somehow made the same post twice.

Somehow made the same post twice.
Forum: Learning at School   12-21-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,455
Posted By JollyGG
I'm a teacher. I hate cell phones. If RF blockers...

I'm a teacher. I hate cell phones. If RF blockers were legal I'd install one. I find no legitimate reason that your child needs one in my classroom. Now your child may very well benefit from one in...
Forum: Learning at School   09-09-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,024
Posted By JollyGG
The only reason I can see to refuse to test is...

The only reason I can see to refuse to test is because they are in the middle of response to intervention. What that means is they have to be attempting to make reasonable accommodations and see if...
Forum: Learning at School   09-07-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,024
Posted By JollyGG
My questions are almost identical to Linda on the...

My questions are almost identical to Linda on the Move's.

Does he have an IEP? Are there accommodations happening? What accommodations? Was he evaluated and determined not to qualify?

The...
Forum: Learning at School   04-04-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,987
Posted By JollyGG
I am a high school science teacher. And my...

I am a high school science teacher. And my preference is much like this english teacher's in that I expect students to start taking on the main role of advocating for themselves and parents to be...
Forum: Learning at School   04-03-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,987
Posted By JollyGG
I understand the teachers requirement that your...

I understand the teachers requirement that your daughter speak to her. However, how would she feel about a meeting with all three of you so that you can help facilitate the discussion and support...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-17-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By JollyGG
Many have already address issues of the kids...

Many have already address issues of the kids being overall pretty happy as well as the importance of exploring other options before making a leap.

Being in a school with a required parent...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-24-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By JollyGG
My son skipped 1st grade. He's in 7th now. I...

My son skipped 1st grade. He's in 7th now. I think I regularly second guessed the decision for 4 years. =)

In all fairness the gifted school we sent him to ended up being a horrible fit. He didn't...
Forum: Learning at School   10-28-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By JollyGG
Flexibility. Our son is in middle school and...

Flexibility.

Our son is in middle school and I ended up picking this middle school because it is where they planned (and since have) putting the full time gifted program. It begins for the grade...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-07-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By JollyGG
A few other thoughts: Do you know anyone in...

A few other thoughts:

Do you know anyone in the higher grade. Can you plan a get together with some of her future classmates and see how she interacts with them.

Does she know anyone else whose...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-06-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By JollyGG
My oldest skipped 1st. He's also subject...

My oldest skipped 1st. He's also subject accelerated in severals subjects now that he's in middle school. We toss around the idea of just making those subject accelerations another full skip....
Forum: Learning at School   08-15-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
Posted By JollyGG
Not for autism, but for a global reading delay it...

Not for autism, but for a global reading delay it was that easy with my daughter. I'd gotten some independent testing done on my daughter. The testing ended up showing that she had a reading delay...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-15-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By JollyGG
Basically, I'm going to echo everyone else for...

Basically, I'm going to echo everyone else for now and say just enjoy and don't worry about it for now.

So if he is gifted you'll provide a stimulating and caring environment.
If he's not gifted...
Forum: Learning at School   08-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,037
Posted By JollyGG
I really wasn't trying to tell your viewpoint...

I really wasn't trying to tell your viewpoint lacked value. But more trying to explain the realities of what I believe will happen. I live in South Dakota, it's pretty easy to look up our funding...
Forum: Learning at School   08-10-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,037
Posted By JollyGG
Seriously if parents didn't step in to fill the...

Seriously if parents didn't step in to fill the gap, teachers will. It wouldn't result in legislation for better funding. It would just result in teachers spending their pathetic paycheck on my kid's...
Forum: Learning at School   08-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,037
Posted By JollyGG
Oh wow. It would be sad to see that here. Already...

Oh wow. It would be sad to see that here. Already my state spends the least per student and our teachers are the lowest paid in the nation. So if that was the ruling here I wouldn't see school...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-22-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,209
Posted By JollyGG
I promise that I will go back and read all the...

I promise that I will go back and read all the responses because I think this is a really great discussion.

I know one thing that made learning my kids actual IQ scores really confusing for me...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-14-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By JollyGG
I do love her response. It will be...

I do love her response.

It will be interesting to see how this is handled when my own child heads of to college in 5-6 years.
Though he's considered a gap year or a year as a foreign exchange...
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