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Forum: Montessori   09-04-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By Kushali
I went to Montessori school as a child and my...

I went to Montessori school as a child and my memories are similar to yours.  We did school plays twice a year, usually based on fairy tales although we authored some of our own plays as well.  I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-02-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By Kushali
If she's happy I'd leave her be.  The school...

If she's happy I'd leave her be.  The school sounds very accommodating so if she's not happy in a couple years you can have this conversation again.  I think the idea of subject acceleration in her...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-02-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,795
Posted By Kushali
I skipped 5th grade and it was the right...

I skipped 5th grade and it was the right decision for me.  I went from 4th grade into the 6th grade honors/gifted program and stayed with the honors cohort through high school. My 4th grade year was...
Forum: Montessori   12-04-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Kushali
At the school I attended the teacher filled out...

At the school I attended the teacher filled out our work plans and left them on our desks.  She then would meet briefly with each of us and clarify or make any changes needed.   The plans varied a...
Forum: Learning at School   10-30-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,538
Posted By Kushali
Around here US History is taught in 4th or 5th...

Around here US History is taught in 4th or 5th grade, 8th grade, and 11th grade. Some schools offer a government or civics class in high school but it isn't a state standard.

In all those classes...
Forum: Learning at School   10-07-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,825
Posted By Kushali
At least a few years ago many of the...

At least a few years ago many of the standardized tests (GRE for sure) required that you to copy a statement of academic honesty in cursive. (I won't cheat, blah blah blah, I am who I say I am, blah...
Forum: Montessori   09-25-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,631
Posted By Kushali
My lower elementary experience was only mostly...

My lower elementary experience was only mostly montessori but here's what I remember:

- Yes on desks, we had our own supplies and kept them in our desks. We used our desks for written work...
Forum: Montessori   09-23-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Kushali
We had work plans in the lower elementary I...

We had work plans in the lower elementary I attended. If you worked hard and focused you could finish all the work for the week by the end of the day Tuesday. With a plan of like that (10 or so...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-13-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,547
Posted By Kushali
Timed tests are actually testing two things: how...

Timed tests are actually testing two things: how well you've memorized the math facts and how fast your can commit your answers to paper. A student who writes slowly will test artificially low. I've...
Forum: Montessori   09-01-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,727
Posted By Kushali
I'm trying to remember the practical life stuff...

I'm trying to remember the practical life stuff we had when I was in Lower Elementary. Here's some of the stuff I remember:
- quilting
- using chopsticks to transfer items
- napkin folding
-...
Forum: Learning at School   09-01-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By Kushali
I would have her call up/email the colleges she...

I would have her call up/email the colleges she wants to attend and ask their opinion. Would they look down on someone who completed high school in 3 years? They may not answer but you won't know...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-30-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 65,952
Posted By Kushali
I was about 5'7" when I started menstruating...

I was about 5'7" when I started menstruating (age 12). When I graduated high school I was 5'10" and my sister (four years younger) was taller than me. When she graduated college I was taller than...
Forum: Montessori   07-23-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By Kushali
The biggest differences I remember were: 1)...

The biggest differences I remember were:

1) More time working in groups and with partners. Unlike traditional school we usually formed our own groups. Even when the work was cooperative we often...
Forum: Montessori   05-11-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By Kushali
I would talk to his teachers to get their...

I would talk to his teachers to get their opinions. You may also talk to the elementary teacher and see if she'd be willing to call his first year of 6 - 9 kindergarten.

If it helps at all I did...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-02-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,282
Posted By Kushali
www.freepoverty.com (http://www.freepoverty.com)...

www.freepoverty.com (http://www.freepoverty.com)

It has geography questions. Its a bit more win/lose based than freerice.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,778
Posted By Kushali
I grade skipped and only had a handful of good...

I grade skipped and only had a handful of good friends while I was in school. I'm pretty sure it had nothing to do with the grade skip though. I'm an adult now and still only have a couple of good...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-07-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,519
Posted By Kushali
I skipped from 4th into 6th grade honors. The...

I skipped from 4th into 6th grade honors. The entire 6th grade honors class skipped 7th grade math the next year. I attempted another grade level skip in math in 10th grade but missed the cutoff by...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-30-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Kushali
Magnetic Poetry? I've seen lots of different...

Magnetic Poetry? I've seen lots of different kits including a Shakespeare kit and a Genius kit that both had lots of fun words. It looks like they also have word stamp kits.

A journal or blank...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-23-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,966
Posted By Kushali
October 29 is my birthday as well. I started...

October 29 is my birthday as well. I started Kindergarten at nearly 6 although the teachers and my parents debated about whether that year would be first grade. I was at a Montessori school so the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-03-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By Kushali
I met a number of kids in college who were from...

I met a number of kids in college who were from Minneapolis and had participated in a special program for gifted math students at the University of Minnesota. I think this in the program:
...
Forum: Family Safety   09-04-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Kushali
On Woot each item is only available for one day.

On Woot each item is only available for one day.
Forum: Learning at School   09-04-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By Kushali
I was skipped (5th). It was the right choice for...

I was skipped (5th). It was the right choice for me. In 4th grade I had been given 5th grade work (a 4/5 split classroom) and that wasn't enough challenge. I skipped into the 6th grade honors track...
Forum: Family Safety   09-03-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Kushali
http://kids.woot.com/ I don't know how long...

http://kids.woot.com/

I don't know how long they'll last. Woot has limited quantities of the items they sell.
Forum: Montessori   08-11-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Kushali
Quote: Originally Posted by Lousli...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lousli http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14217395)
We have quilting, sewing, knitting type of...
Forum: Montessori   08-11-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Kushali
Quote: Originally Posted by Lousli...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lousli http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14177358)
Hi,
First of all, in the elementary there...
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