I am not trying to snarky or braggish but I have various concerns regarding my DD's education as far as her ability verses the current County Kindergarten curriculum. I mena, I have had these concerns for a while but it is getting more and more worrisome as the year goes on! I was trying to find more information on how they would handle the discrepancy and was not able to find out a whole lot during my search.
She is currently enrolled at a Montessori School Pre-K program. She entered the program able to read very simple books and with their support she is now reading beginner chapter books ( Such as 'Junie B. Jones) . She has 'Mastered' the Pre-K program and is ahead of their private kindergartner Students in most areas. Math is her weakest subject and she is adding and subtracting, including double digits with out 'carrying' numbers, quite well as wall as learning to tell time. I don't know if any of this is considered 'gifted' but it is enough to cause some concerns for me. I worry she is going to be bored in a public school Kindergarten. I worry she is not going to be challenged. I feel she is academically ready for first grade but emotionally I know she is still five. As much as we would love to keep her at the Montessori it just isn't possible from a cost stand point.
all that aside... How do you know if your child is gifted?
How can I advocate for her next year as she enters public school? What should I expect? Besides me having to supplement at home...
Asked by But_Mommie at 6:00 PM on Feb. 21, 2013 inLevel 44 (181,623 Credits)
Answer by louise2 at 6:12 PM on Feb. 21, 2013
Answer by Sebbiemama at 6:21 PM on Feb. 21, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 6:23 PM on Feb. 21, 2013
Answer by balagan_imma at 6:36 PM on Feb. 21, 2013
Answer by kmath at 6:46 PM on Feb. 21, 2013
I do not push her. She pushes herself and she learns at her own pace on her own terms.
These are the principles of the school she goes to, what I have always found wrong with this type of curriculum is that at the college level, there is competition and taking standarized testing and grading andf you can't go at your own pace...there is a need to keep up and be competitive......thus having to change everything she has learned in this Montessori method.
She sounds like a very smart little girl but let her be along the rest of others her age unless she feels she doesn't fit, let her decide....like someone else said fowarding her ahead of others might back fire....
Answer by older at 7:05 PM on Feb. 21, 2013
|A Bright Child:||A Gifted Child:|
|Knows the answers||Asks the questions|
|Is interested||Is very curious|
|Pays attention||Gets involved mentally and physically|
|Works hard||Can be inattentive and still get good grades and test scores|
|Answers the questions||Questions the answers|
|Enjoys same-age peers||Prefers adults or older children|
|Learns easily||Often already knows the answers|
|Is self-satisfied (when gets right answer)||Is highly self-critical
Answer by JeremysMom at 7:46 PM on Feb. 21, 2013
That so did not come out as it was suppose to. But_Mommie, here is the website- http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Ed_Bright_vs_Gifted/. This is what my son's school gave us at the start of his Kindergarten year.
Answer by JeremysMom at 7:47 PM on Feb. 21, 2013
I am not saying she is not smart. Just she is still young. Pushing the school to put her in a higher grade might not be the best thing.
Answer by louise2 at 6:19 PM on Feb. 21, 2013
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