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: 06-27-1998
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:20pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>That gate program your DS is in is a wonderful one, The kids at the catholic school here competed in the odeysee of the mind thing a couple weekends ago - they finished 2nd or 3rd, It's a wonderful school and an amazing group of families but they're not caught up in gt labels either. </p>

That's interesting Jam, they have gate program overseas?  

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:20pm
Our schools have dual classrooms too, Some of those kids are above average but some of those kids are average adn below average too. Public schoolr really is about inclusion not exclusion which is why many (most?) have removed official GT programs from their curriculums.

 


 


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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:19pm
who is caught up in gt labels?
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:18pm

lauren1063 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">coconutranger</em> wrote:</div>Wow gifted before 8? Must be those private schools you use as most schools don't test that early.</blockquote></p><p>Define "most", please.  Our schools have been known to test kids for giftedness as early as kindergarten. </p>

IME, our local public schools start tracking the kids in kindergarten and look at all kids in the early elementary school years.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:18pm
What does a "real" gifted program look like Regina?

 


 


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Registered: 02-20-2013
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:17pm

My public school tested DS in kindy. And he went into the program in first grade. Now they don't test until first grade at the earliest. But DS was tested in kindy. My nephew in another state was also tested in kindy, although they don't do gifted ed yet in kindy at his school. So he spends part of the day in a first grade class. My other nephew wasn't tested or placed until 4th grade. So out of the kids on DH's side, we're at 2/5 in a gifted program--although DD isn't old enough to be tested. Of the kids on MY side, we're technically at 1/3, although that's skewed b/c it is really 2/6 but 3 of those 6 aren't old enough for testing yet--if it is adjusted for age it would be 1/2 on DH's side and 2/3 on mine. So no Cookie--not all kids are in gifted programs.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:16pm

That gate program your DS is in is a wonderful one, The kids at the catholic school here competed in the odeysee of the mind thing a couple weekends ago - they finished 2nd or 3rd, It's a wonderful school and an amazing group of families but they're not caught up in gt labels either.

 


 


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Registered: 11-22-2000
In reply to: lauren1063
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:12pm

coconutranger wrote:
Wow gifted before 8? Must be those private schools you use as most schools don't test that early.

Define "most", please.  Our schools have been known to test kids for giftedness as early as kindergarten. 


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Registered: 02-20-2013
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:11pm

My fault. I brought it up in reference to DS. Although apparently, despite not knowing ANYTHING about my school district, elementary school, etc--Spiced Nut Cookie has deemed it a faux gifted program. As opposed to her kid's "real" gifted program. Keeping score again, y'all. Now who's the mean girl?

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:10pm
I won't claim to know about most, or the average, but my kids were tested in first grade...

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