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I think my older dd is gifted, for a number of reasons. I was very concerned when I read the list of things that a child starting kindergarten should know given to new families from our neighborhood public school. It had things like "able to copy name, able to recognize most colors, starting to understand that groups of letters stand for objects..."<br><br>
I thought holy moly, if that's what the other kids are learning, she's going to be out of her mind with boredom.<br><br>
I notice that many of you talk about how your child is "reading at a such and such grade level." How do you figure out what grade level? Is there some standard list?<br><br>
Also, do I really have to pay five hundred bucks to have her tested???!!!! Yikes.
 

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Shwee, 500 bucks is cheap. Be happy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
You can look up books on an Accelerated Reader list. Here is one:<br><a href="http://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/msje/accelerated_reader_list.htm" target="_blank">http://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/msje/ac...eader_list.htm</a><br><br>
Here, they told us that DS should be able to flush the toilet after himself and unzip his lunchbox. He didn't end up going to the public schools, but we have a friend in kindy, and she is doing fairly advanced stuff, with homework and math sheets. I think the requirements are pretty low b/c otherwise they recommend you don't come to kindy yet? Not sure why.
 

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Here are a couple of rough reading level assessments<br><a href="http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/articles/060899.htm" target="_blank">http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/articles/060899.htm</a>
 
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