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Sat, 11-20-2010 - 7:02pm

with the merger of the Gifted Child Board and the Advanced Toddlers & Preschooler Board we may see some new faces on this board.

I'd like to welcome you all and I hope you will introduce yourself to us in short:

Suzanne

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 8:16am

Or old faces...We used to visit Advanced Pre-Schoolers, but Malachi isn't a preschooler anymore.

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 9:41am

Theresa here

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 12:10pm

Ds(6) is in first and gifted, we think. As a baby/toddler we had no doubt, but school isn't easy for him.

He has exceptional hand eye coordination and fine motor skills, so of course he is a Wii champ and did well at tball this year.

He loves language and words, but has had trouble with reading assessments which caused him a lot of anxiety. He has trouble telling you about what he just read, though a month later he can rewrite his favorite books. He likes his books short. His favorite books are the Wayside School stories. He loves to write and draw, and has written a number of books on post its complete with illustrations.

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 12:48pm

DS is Ray and he's 6 and in 1st.

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 5:31pm

Hi everyone! Kellie here with my advanced guy Felix, who is 3 years + 3 months old. We adopted him from Ethiopia when he was 18 months old. Before meeting him, the agency in Ethiopia described him as being "very mechanical" which we thought was funny. Within 15 minutes of meeting him he was working our video camera though. Future engineer for sure!

I don't know that Felix will be gifted, but he is definitely advanced. Our first week home he took me around the house pointing at things asking "What's that?" He learned English very quickly and soonafter learned letters and numbers. He's a whiz at puzzles, doing 50+ pieces at 2 years old. He's currently doing the Kindergarten "reading" (which is more of a fill in the missing letter in the word "d_g") and math programs on the iPad.

Much of his physical ability I assumed came from being in an orphanage - he was dressing himself to the shoes, including buttoning his buttons when we met him at 18 months - but I've since learned that he really WANTS to do everything himself. And he'll just keep at it until he masters it. His preschool teacher says he is the most enthusiastic learner she's seen in 20 years of teaching. That's always a good attitude for learning, imo.

So...we'll see where life takes us! :smileywink:

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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 3:44pm
welcome (back) Gwen. Your children sound delightful and challenging to raise. And how wonderful that there's so much acceleration in the curriculum for Malachi! Making slime has been a favorite thing to do for months for my middle DD (pink slime, of course ;-)
Suzanne
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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 3:47pm
Hi Teresa, Paris in December, great place to be! How very exciting for your son :-) Paris is a 5 hr drive from where I live...so close by, I should go there more often....mmmm.... Hope he has a great time!
Suzanne
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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 3:54pm
Six years old and already a few books on his name...he sounds very meticulous and so focused indeed! Welcome on board Rocky :-)
Suzanne
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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 3:56pm
Hi Kate...sounds like a lot is going on right now with all the testing coming up!
Suzanne
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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 4:04pm
Hi Kellie! What a surprise to see you here too :-) LOL at the future engineer...reminds me of my oldest DD who at that age would disassemble the heater in a motel room, and put it back together again! She's also the 'wants to do everything herself' type....leaving me out of breath sometimes to give her enough independence!
Suzanne

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