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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-17-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,568
Posted By rusticity
My 8 and 10 year olds have Kindle Paperwhites and...

My 8 and 10 year olds have Kindle Paperwhites and love them. We are lucky to have acces to our local library and it's network as well as our neighboring city library and it's different network. The...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-24-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By rusticity
Miranda, I am glad you clarified about the...

Miranda, I am glad you clarified about the kitchen timers b/c it did sound a little crazy to me as I envisioned a wind up timer that blares at the end!
 
Also, I realize that I need to get her...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-24-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By rusticity
Thanks again for all the replies - very...

Thanks again for all the replies - very interesting to me!
 
I will have my DH take a look at the practice schedule & see how he can tweak it for the "homework" DD usually gets.  I do think...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-22-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By rusticity
She currently takes a lesson on Wed. & dad is...

She currently takes a lesson on Wed. & dad is available to help Sat. & Sun.  Prior to the start of this school yr,, the lesson was on a Thurs. & that actually worked better b/c there was less time...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-22-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By rusticity
Thanks for the comments.  She definitely doesn't...

Thanks for the comments.  She definitely doesn't have any other passions although she's tried a wide variety of activities.  For the most part, she's likes them all to a degree.  Piano is definitely...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-21-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By rusticity
I am just looking at perspective regarding how...

I am just looking at perspective regarding how our family is handling music lessons.  My oldest is in 4th grade and soon to turn 10 yrs old - she has been taking piano lessons since age 6.  The...
Forum: Learning at School   11-29-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By rusticity
My DD was grade skipped last year.  She went...

My DD was grade skipped last year.  She went from K to 1st after Christmas break.  It was at the teacher's suggestion and no one in the school can recall it happening before.  We did not ask or push...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-30-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By rusticity
Thanks for the responses.  I am going to just...

Thanks for the responses.  I am going to just let it go & see what happens next time.  Just too clarify, the books I mentioned are ones she read before even entering K.  I checked the Lexile scores...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-29-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By rusticity
My 8 year old (3rd grade) was just give her...

My 8 year old (3rd grade) was just give her Lexile score - 750. It seems so low to me. DD started reading at 3. Read Charlottes Web the weekshe turned five, followed by most of the Dahl books. She's...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-25-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By rusticity
My DD skipped at her teacher's recommendation...

My DD skipped at her teacher's recommendation for K to 1st midyear last year & started 2nd grade a few weeks ago.  It took her about 5 weeks to really settle in.  The day was a little longer than K...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-23-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,536
Posted By rusticity
We are probably what is considered...

We are probably what is considered "afterschoolers".  I have a rising 3rd grader (read at 3, entered K at middle school reading level & 3rd grade math) and a rising 2nd grader (not as advanced as...
Forum: Parenting   05-22-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By rusticity
I would have declined the invite if only to show...

I would have declined the invite if only to show oldest DD that you should not ask for invites not extended. Why wouldn't she continue to ask people if her sister can join?

I've also heard enough...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-10-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By rusticity
Thank you for typing that all out Miranda.  It...

Thank you for typing that all out Miranda.  It was quite reassuring!  My kids do attend school but one of the beauties of being in a district that is "in need of improvement" is that it is a very...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-10-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By rusticity
My DD just did a midyear grade skip from K to...

My DD just did a midyear grade skip from K to 1st midyear.  Our recreational soccer league is by grade but they are flexible.  We put her with her grade so she is the youngest out there.  She's a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-26-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By rusticity
I have an 8 year old daughter (in 2nd grade) &...

I have an 8 year old daughter (in 2nd grade) & she is the exact same way.  I'd love to hear from someone who now has an older child who had this issue & hopefully overcame it!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-19-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By rusticity
I also have a 6 year old in 1st grade (midyear...

I also have a 6 year old in 1st grade (midyear skip from K) who has writing issues.  His writing is way better than hers but I try not to focus so much on getting her "best" writing or about issues...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-06-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By rusticity
My DD just did a midyear skip from k to 1st. It...

My DD just did a midyear skip from k to 1st. It took her 5 weeks to settle in socially/environmentally and also to adjust to the writing demands (her weak point). Now, she is totally comfortable,...
Forum: Learning at School   08-15-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By rusticity
I could always reach back & unhook the 5 point...

I could always reach back & unhook the 5 point harness.  At our school, the driver is never allowed to exit the car - the volunteer would actually get the walker & also unhook your DD if necessary. ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-16-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,370
Posted By rusticity
When my DD was months old, we noticed that one...

When my DD was months old, we noticed that one eye looked smaller than the other & one side of forehead was slightly pronounced.  While we waited to see Dr. Gary Rogers at Boston's Childrens...
Forum: Parenting   04-05-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By rusticity
I am the type to be worried about these things...

I am the type to be worried about these things too.  The window seems the most dangerous to me but also the easiest fix.  When I dropped her off, I'd mention how you had to take out your window...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-20-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,355
Posted By rusticity
My DD is in 1st & in a similar situation.  Our...

My DD is in 1st & in a similar situation.  Our school is a K-2 & there is really no point of her going to a 2nd grade classroom as she is beyond what they are doing.  Her class does math together -...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-04-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By rusticity
My 6 year old started piano lessons about six...

My 6 year old started piano lessons about six months ago. Her teacher actually uses the John Thompson Easiest Piano Course.  She started on book 1 & is around 1/2 way through book 2.  I don't have a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-18-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By rusticity
I have a 1st grader too - a girl. She is a very...

I have a 1st grader too - a girl. She is a very advanced reader - Series of Unfortunate Events, Wizard of Oz & tons of nonfiction and her math skills are quite advanced as well. For the most part,...
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