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  1. Thank you so much! That helps. If I want to find out his FSIQ, i will probably have to take him for a private testing. I am deleting the post, because I think I shouldn’t have posted his score to begin with. Thanks again!
  2. I got the answer now. I realized I was posting my sons scores. I am deleting the contents, just in case. Thank you!
  3. I strongly believe my ds has ADHD, but he masks it pretty well with quirky jokes. He is currently in French immersion program, which offers some degree of enrichment already. (We don’t speak French at home.) I wonder if learning French is more practical and useful than being in a gifted program. This gifted program accepts top 20-25 students and is very competitive to get in. Last year someone who scored 99 percentile didn’t make it. My DS scored pretty high on COGAT, but I don’t know if this will translate into high score on WSIC-V. I Haven’t decided if I want him to go to gifted program. If he does get accepted, then at least he has one more option to consider. He will be the one who makes the call.
  4. My DS is waiting for a gifted testing(WISC-V) in the new year (Feb. 2020). He scored high on COGAT and some gifted behaviour rating scale. Does anyone have an experience with WISC-V? I noticed there are workbooks available everywhere (online and offline). Should I get him a workbook before the test? or perhaps try some sample questions? I asked the psychologist about preps. She said it's her job to do the test and my job is to feed him and let him sleep well. My friend has her both kids in gifted program and she highly recommends to review the workbook beforehand. It is very competitive to get in, as they only have one class, which means they only take top 20-25 kids per grade.
  5. My 8 y.o has been playing piano for 4 years. The progress has been slow - painfully slow. He went to Community Centre for 1 year and then Yamaha group lesson for 2 years. At the end of 3 years, I noticed he couldn't read the notes. This was an issue. Because he couldn't read the notes, he needed more guidance from me. I pulled him out and started private lessons. It took him 1 year to get him to read notes (with little guidance). An app called NoteRush was very helpful. Now he is reading notes, he can practice by himself. I sit with him for first 5 min or so and make sure he's playing them correctly. Then, I let him practice 3-5 times. He does one scale, one technique piece, and Piano Adventure. When I have time, I do theory book with him. He only needs help with Piano Adventure pieces. 5 minute from me is all he needs. He's doing Piano Adventure level 2A. He is taking an RCM exam and it definitely motivated him. He just took his first exam - Prep A in June. He practiced daily for the exam and passed it with good mark. I don't encourage everyone to take an exam and I don't think it should be a goal, but it definitely helped us. Now he enjoys piano and it has become his hobby/interest. He voluntarily goes to piano and plays Pokémon song or Godzilla song or StarWars song. He does it for fun. I would sit with them for 5 min or so and make sure they can play the song correctly at the beginning. Tap the rhythm with him. Make sure the notes are correct. Give them some points to focus (dynamics, phrase, etc). Once this is done, let them practice on their own (i.e. 3 circles to be filled, 5 checkmarks). At the end of practice, I would put them into the sightreading app daily. I highly recommend NoteRush, because my boy loved it. I had to stop him from doing more. It took a bit of work, but it was all worth it.
  6. Hi there, I don’t know the website you are looking for. I personally use Royal Conservatory music theory books for my 7 year old, along with his piano. It’s been going well. I know there’s a book that’s basically red on the cover and it comes with flash cards and stuff... I thought it starts with L, but can’t remember the name. It’s a popular book..... I found below link helpful, when I am stuck. They have lots of music related websites. Check it out and hope you can find what you are looking for.
  7. I recently came across Mosdos for my 3rd grader. I looked at the sample and liked the look of it. It's a big investment, esp if you want to get everything. I am debating whether I should get it or not. It was recommended on Timberdoodle. You may want to take a look at it and see if you like it.
  8. I apologize, if the topic is not well related to this forum. I have been thinking a lot about this and thought I would ask for some advice. I have a 7 year old boy who has been playing hockey and soccer, since he was 5. He plays hockey year around and plays soccer in the summer. He's an excellent skater with good speed. His skillset is above average. He seems to like hockey and soccer. He gets up at 6:00 in the morning to go to a session at 7:00 am. He doesn't complain a word about getting up early. He actually looks excited and gets ready to go. The problem comes, when it's game time. He doesn't actively participate in the game. He just skates around and doesn't go after the puck. It's painful to watch. I don't see any other kids doing it. All the other kids are going after the puck and trying to contribute, while he just circles around. He comes out and says his teammate was saying they lost because of him. Then, he becomes sad. Sometimes he says that "I'm horrible at this" or "I'm not a good player." I'm worried this is going to affect his self-esteem. Same thing happens in soccer. He runs around and doesn't go after the ball. He's not engaged in the game. Same thing. It's painful to watch. We have had numerous discussions about team work and work ethics. We even started a reward system to motivate him. I ask him every season if he wants to sign up for next season. I secretly want him to say no, but his answer has been always yes. I thought it was a skill issue. We put him into group lessons in late spring and summer. His skill set is above average. I know he can do it, because, when they play 3 on 3 for whatever reason (short of players, etc), he is actively engaged and even does a hat trick (3 goals). Even in soccer, there was one game they had to play 3 on 3 and he was fine. I wonder if he doesn't like body contacts and wants to maintain his personal space in games. Maybe there are too many kids going after the puck, he doesn't want to be squeezed in there. Next year, he is going to start a sparring session in Tae Kwon Do. I am hoping that it would help with this personal space issue. I just want him to be able to enjoy sports and stay active. If he is not good at team sports, he can do individualized sports, like swimming or Taekwondo. I have no issue with it. The issue I'm having is that he wants to continue, yet he gets discouraged by negative comments from teammates and then it affects his confidence and self-esteem. I feel, as a parent, I should know how to guide him to make better choices and I wonder if I should guide him away from team sports. When he first signed up for hockey, they had an education session for parents, which basically said that good kids will dominate the game at first and your kids may not enjoy it as much, but when they hit 10, they will get it. While this sounds very promising and positive, I haven't met anyone with similar experience yet. Does anyone have similar experience? Does it improve as they grow up? Once they are 10, do they start to get it and get better? Is it worth to continue, because he wants to, even if it affects his self esteem and confidence? Should I guide him into something else?
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