Friday Fun

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Friday Fun
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Thu, 02-21-2013 - 8:38pm

Seems like there are a lot of new posters, introductions?.....

-what does your poster name mean?

-what is your favorite room in your house?

-what is your favorite sandwich?

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Sat, 02-23-2013 - 10:48am
Same exact thing with DS. He's been fortunate to have great teachers who challenge him daily so I don't worry. So far. :). DD will be entering the school system this fall (my BAAAAAABYYYYY!!) so we shall see what happens there. She is bright but definitely not gifted, unless sass is now considered a gift. :-D

Shaking my head at the things grown women get their panties in a wad about.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sat, 02-23-2013 - 10:21am
Yes, well, Jams doesn't believe in the existence of gifted kids, bad teachers, mediocre schools, or, last I heard, the cost-of-living index. It's no wonder her policy recommendations do not mesh with those whose educational policy is grounded in what some people might refer to as external reality.
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Registered: 02-20-2013
Sat, 02-23-2013 - 10:13am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Save the my kid needs intellectual stimulation at school, All kids need to be intellectually stimulated, motivated and engaged.</p>

Can you show me where anyone has said that they don't? Can you show me somewhere that someone (other than you) has advocated cutting services for one group to serve the other? 

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Sat, 02-23-2013 - 10:11am

bordwithyou wrote:
Are there any children who are NOT deserving of the services they need to learn?

According to JAM, GAT kids aren't deserving of that program b/c every child is gifted...

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sat, 02-23-2013 - 9:16am

Greeneyes2013 wrote:
Lauren, same thing in my state. DS was tested in 1st grade. "Missed it by THAT much!" ;) tested again in 2nd grade, same thing. I've decided he's just smart, and I'm good with that.

Same with DD3 she is smart, she is not gifted.  

She was tested in 3rd grade.  The results, she was off the chart in reading (tested at 10th grade level which was the highest they tested for) but did not meet criteria for gifted in other areas.  They had a board (principal, teachers, councelor) meet and they decided that since she tested so well in some areas to put her in the gifted class,   At this school  they took them out of their regular class for an enrichment class once a week.  She started having stomach aches on the day of the class.  Talked to her and  found out that she felt dumb in the enrichment class, she felt like the other kids knew so much more than her.  Plus she felt like she was missing what what going on in her regular class when she was in the other class.  Talked to the teacher about taking her out.  She talked us into keeping her in.

   We moved following that school year.  A few weeks after she had been in the new school I got a call.   They only have TAG testing  once a year with the exception of kids new to the district and DD3 had been pegged by some of the teachers as a candidate for testing.  I told her the back story and told her that I was not interested in her being tested.  Fast forward a few months months to when they do their annual testing and DD3 brings home a packet saying she was selected for testing with information on where and when to meet etc.  Since I had already decided that I was not going to do it I was just going to ignore it, but DD3 wanted to do it.  I talked with her about her previous experience and she said that she had friends in TAG and she said it was different from the previous school, it was fun.  So I let her get tested.  Few weeks later get a call from the principal,  "You DD did fantastic in some areas, especially reading  but not so well in others.  Since she qualified in 3 of the 5 areas we want to call a board to determine if she should be put in the TAG program".  I told him about our previous experience and told him that I did not want it to go any further.  

  End result.  She did absolutly wonderful in regular classes,  for the most part straight A's.  But whenever she was put into advanced classes. she struggled.   Smart but not gifted.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sat, 02-23-2013 - 8:55am
One of my favorite Tinder episodes involved the claim that she seldom went to NYC because of the hassles involved in crossing state borders in the town car.
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sat, 02-23-2013 - 8:53am
Thanks Puss. I am sick of the "some children's needs are more important than others" mantra. EVERY child deserves a proper education. Every single blessed one of them.
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Sat, 02-23-2013 - 8:41am

rollmops2009 wrote:
<p>"<span>Here we go again with the genius kids.</span><span> "</span></p><p><span>Tinder had a genius kid. Not gifted, genius, she told us so herself.</span></p>

Tinder also told us she could bounce a quarter of her thigh.   That didn't impress me either..... but I miss that wacky pretentious skinny loon sometimes!

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Sat, 02-23-2013 - 8:34am

Yowsers Jzy! 

 


 


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Registered: 02-04-2009
Sat, 02-23-2013 - 8:17am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Save the my kid needs intellectual stimulation at school, All kids need to be intellectually stimulated, motivated and engaged.</p>

Why save it, if you ACTUALLY believe all children need intellectual stimulation. The point is, gifted children don't GET intellectual stimulation in a class geared towards normal kids on a normal developmental track.  If you actually understood the issues here, you couldn't possibly be so dismissive.  What is apparent is that you disbelieve any child actuall is gifted or in need of advanced/enhanced educational opportunities--opportunites with address BOTH the advanced intellectual needs AND the normal physiological development of the gifted child.

A 10 year old who is educationally at a high school level is NOT appropriately placed in high school in most cases.  So advancing them educationally is not an appropriate option.  What they need is to be addressed WHERE they are, AS they are.  Just like kids who aren't able to meet the minimum standards need the same thing. BOTH situations are appropriately placed within SPED.

That you cannot seem to grasp this is unfortunate.  That you become dismissive and insulting about it is just shameful.

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