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About lindens

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  1. I'm temporarily homeschooling a highly asynchronous 6 year old (after pulling him from a g&t class that wasn't working due to remote/blended format and also wasn't adequately challenging). I would happy to share my perspective on any topics of interest. Another resource to recommend: https://m.facebook.com/groups/HoagiesGifted/ If you can tolerate facebook's terrible format, there is tons of discussion in the Hoagie's group about the experiences of families with gifted children in all kinds of educational settings, a fair number of whom ended up homeschooling. There are
  2. In what way do you feel you are "keeping her back" right now? It sounds to me like you are already providing her with a rich variety of learning opportunities. Is it that you are concerned the same schools that worked for your son might not work for her because she seems more asynchronous? A lot of good articles are at https://www.hoagiesgifted.org/identification.htm
  3. I appreciate all these responses. We are now officially homeschooling full time as of this week! I will likely be back with more questions as we adjust to our new normal.
  4. Thank you Not_a_Number and Clemsondana for sharing your experiences.
  5. I would appreciate some input from experienced homeschoolers of gifted children about your writing curriculum in early elementary/first grade. How much writing did you require and in what kind of format/schedule? Did you give open-ended or structured assignments? If the child didn't want to write, did you feel it was necessary to push it or did you back off until the child was excited about it again? Here is the background to why I am asking: I am part-time homeschooling my highly-gifted 6-year old. He attends in-person school 1-2 days per week and the other days are a mix of hom
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