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: 01-08-2009
Sat, 02-23-2013 - 8:03am
Yes, all kids need to be intellectually stimulated, motivated, and engaged. So why the "save it" directed toward parents who are trying to make sure that that need is met???
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sat, 02-23-2013 - 7:59am
Why is anyone OK with the "state" letting ANY kid fll through the cracks?
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sat, 02-23-2013 - 4:14am

Save the my kid needs intellectual stimulation at school, All kids need to be intellectually stimulated, motivated and engaged.

 

 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sat, 02-23-2013 - 4:02am

It's not about whose kid is not deserving of services, You can't compare a smart kid to a 12 YO who can't read Jack and Jill.  And having hundreds of thousands of dollars for private school, tutoring or whatever means nothing to the poor kid that doesn't have those resources and frankly, it doesn't mean a whole lot in the end, period, There are more kids like your own than there are kids who can't meet benchmarks and standards.  So states let those kids fall through the cracks.

 

 

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Sat, 02-23-2013 - 12:36am

jamblessedthree wrote:
I don't buy it either, All children are gifted when you come right down to it.

No, they aren't. Some children are above average. Some children are average. And some children are below average. This "all children are gifted" crap is exactly why gifted ed programs are cut. Because heaven forbid an administrator tell a parent that her child is not gifted. Some parents are fine with that. Others aren't. I know one mother at our elementary school who has raised holy hell for six years b/c her kid isn't in the program. He doesn't qualify. He is a straight A student. He's intelligent. He's a hard worker. He's a good kid. But he doesn't meet the criteria for the program, despite being tested (at mom's insistence) every single year. And I feel bad for HIM, b/c at the end of the day this isn't about him at all. It's about his mom wanting to be able to say her kid is in the gifted program. And that's ridiculous. It is the internalization of parenting, helicopter parenting to the extreme, the whole "my kid's success is MY success, my kid's failures are my failures so there will be no failures (perceived or otherwise)." Which is completely ridiculous and IMO, rather unhealthy. The fact that my son is in the gifted program at school doesn't mean jack squat for his future. It is a program to provide intellectual stimulation that is lacking in his normal classroom setting. It challenges him academically in a way that he isn't challenged in his normal classroom. And it is the highlight of his week. But it doesn't mean he is going to be more successful than a kid who isn't in the program. It isn't a feather in my parenting cap. It is a way to keep him engaged in the learning process. Period.

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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 11:14pm

coconutranger wrote:
I was speaking in the states. We have not been here very long.

Both you and Jam spoke in the present tense, not past...

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 9:58pm
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.

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

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 8:03pm

All children are deserving of an education.  In fact, in the US, it's a right.  I am confused though by how we would render services to the gifting of all children.  How could we fund that?  Or, is Jam saying that since we can't do it for all of them, we shouldn't do it for any of them?

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 8:00pm
I think I might have figured it out. Maybe one person is editing a post when someone else is replying to it?
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 7:48pm
Are there any children who are NOT deserving of the services they need to learn?

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