I have showed them what she can do and they tell me that they can't do anything for her because the work is standard for the grade and she has to do that work but they won't move her up because the school district frowns upon kids skipping grades. She is in kindergarten and the one of oldest in her class. She is adding and subtracting double digits with carrying numbers and is starting to ask us how to do multiplication. She is doing word problems and stuff at home. She was tested at school for reading groups and they says she is reading at a 3rd grade level but they can't give her anything above kindergarten readers. We are just teaching her at home on weekends how to do other stuff she wants to learn. She is now spelling better than my 8 year old and writing stories! What can I do to get the school to understand they are hurting and not helping her by not teaching her for real. What can I do to help my daughter get the most out of her, what has to be, public education. We do not even have a gifted program until 3rd grade!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:51 PM on Nov. 23, 2013 in General Parenting
Being smart and being gifted are two different things. Encourage her in her interests at home. When the time comes, she can test to see if she meets the qualifications for the gifted program.
Answer by JeremysMom at 7:22 PM on Nov. 23, 2013
Have you talked to your child's teacher?
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