My children are working above grade level and nothing is being done to challenge them at their school. It appears the teachers are teaching to a class average...ugh. My oldest goes to a gifted program for a short time once a week. That is it. I just picked up workbooks for my children to provide some challenges at home...teachers' suggestions.
What do you do with your children to keep them working at their ability? Do you feel your teachers are teaching only to an average level in the classroom too? Frustrating. Just wondering what other schools are doing and what you do as parents at home to supplement.
Answer by ldmrmom at 11:10 PM on Nov. 19, 2010
Answer by aliceinalgonac at 12:57 PM on Nov. 20, 2010
Answer by mrsljamieson at 10:15 PM on Nov. 19, 2010
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Answer by kmath at 10:14 PM on Nov. 19, 2010
Answer by skitNbearsmom at 10:26 PM on Nov. 19, 2010
Nothing - all of the gifted/talented programs were removed with the school board claiming the funding should be better used for the general population so art and Spanish became bimonthly subjects with a teacher for each that went around to the different elementary schools. Then those programs were cut so that one elementary school could hire more Spanish speaking aids (since there were so many parents who could not speak English) and add a full time teacher for the English language learners so that they did not have to stay in the regular classroom. No one seems to mind that the funding is no longer benefiting the general population or that instead of providing a GT program for 4 elementary schools it is providing benefits for a minority group at one school.
This is only one of the reasons why we have choosen to homeschool our children.
Answer by scout_mom at 11:07 PM on Nov. 19, 2010
Answer by ecodani at 11:27 PM on Nov. 19, 2010
Answer by KTMOM at 8:22 AM on Nov. 20, 2010