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  1. I'm sorry that you feel sad for her. There is really nothing to be sad about. DD is a very happy kid who spends most of her time playing what she wants with her sister whims a year younger. She has not had any homework all year and I have not really done anything with her besides encourage her to read a new book or two all year. She loves her new school, but admits it was like a repeat of 1st grade this year. I'm not trying to push her ahead of the class. I'm very individualistic about my teaching at home and the classroom. Yes, I teach Special Education, but I have a Masters degree in
  2. She is ahead academically, as in all year she has gotten 4 out 4 (or mastered) on her report card in most areas . She just has a few areas to shore up like addition/subtraction facts for time. Regrouping, but she showed me today that she knows how to do it (she doesn't like to). She also needs to work on spelling. I want to solidify skills because she suffers from low academic self-esteem. She's a perfectionist. She's a very complicated child, as most are. It's the end of the school year and she has always had a hard time transitioning to summer. Oh, she did do Beast Academy 2A during
  3. The school offers basically all day gifted programming if they qualify for both LA and Math. Her teacher made a rookie mistake by basically telling us that she would make the gifted program this year. My husband and I knew better because we are both teachers, but it leads me to believe that she will be very bored next year, as she already claims to be bored. She is resistant to doing anything academic this summer. We will be doing AHG badges and such, so I will probably have her work on the creative writing badge. We didn't do the pen pal program because I knew we would be too busy this y
  4. Ok, here is the short version. DD8 is about to finish 2nd grade at a charter school we switched her to at the beginning of the year. She tested gifted and was to start the gifted program this year at her old school. We thought the charter school would accept her gifted designation CogAT and MAP scores last year in 92nd-99th percentiles, but they did not. She was tested again this year at the charter school and failed to meet the criteria. Her CogAT scores dropped significantly and MAP scores are about the same as they were last year. This year I was unable to Afterschool a lot as We were
  5. Ok, here is the short version. DD8 is about to finish 2nd grade at a charter school we switched her to at the beginning of the year. She tested gifted and was to start the gifted program this year at her old school. We thought the charter school would accept her gifted designation CogAT and MAP scores last year in 92nd-99th percentiles, but they did not. She was tested again this year at the charter school and failed to meet the criteria. Her CogAT scores dropped significantly and MAP scores are about the same as they were last year. This year I was unable to Afterschool a lot as We were
  6. We switched her school this year and found a fabulous charter school. We are almost 3 weeks into the school year, and she is doing great. A lot of the problems we had last year are non-existent. We told her teacher before school started that we were not looking at ADHD, but GT with a possibility of OCD. We also her teacher what has worked in the past. I was upfront an honest and her teacher has had nothing but positive things to say about her. We had a little hiccup with writing last week, but by the end of the week she was doing well and what she was supposed to. I'm hoping the rest of
  7. I'd send a letter to the old school, but Inwork there. I've told them how she is thriving.
  8. New School Year Update: DD began her charter school a week and a half ago. She is loving it so far! She is coming home excited about school at the end of the day. It is such a change from last year. This school offers flexible seating and two recesses. It also offers a Genius Hour every day for students to work on their own projects. DD has signed up for a coding and art club at her new school. The only complaint I have heard this year is that she was a little reluctant to write on Wednesday, but by Friday she was voluntarily writing in her journal and didn't want to out it up! She wa
  9. Oh boy, I'm not sure I want to think about this. I have one starting school on the 16th and the other one starting school on the 21st. The school year is too close for comfort. 2nd grade - Singapore finish up 1B for review and start on 2A continuing get through 3A or 3B hopefully, Primary Math Challenge, Beast Academy 2A-D; Reflex Math, WWE1, FLL1, SOTW 1 with activities, Galloping the Globe, lots of reading, AHG activities, swim lessons, maybe dance in the spring 1st grade - Singapore 1A-2A, Primary Challenge Math, WWE1, FLL1, Reflex Math, SOTW 1 with activities, Galloping the Glob
  10. I enrolled DD in charter school. I'm hoping it will be a better fit for her.
  11. At this point I'm trying to get through the next 32 days. A lot of that time will be busy work with end of year testing, or a complete waste of time because of the last week of school. DD has secured her spot at the charter and we're going to try it, despite it being a logistical nightmare. I'm hoping this school offers her more of an opportunity to be herself and challenge herself. It sounds like they are open to it.
  12. I had a note I. Her agenda from the other day that DD has to keep her library book in the locker because she was too busy reading instead of doing her work. It was very sad to me knowing that she was probably learning something more useful than she was learning in class.
  13. The latest on all the drama is that DD is no longer allowed to take her library book out of her locker, and has had all of her accommodations taken away from her as punishment for not doing her work and reading her book instead. We have had an offer from a charter school and have until tomorrow to make a decision. It seems like it would be a much better fit for DD than her current school. There are two factors that are really holding us back on making a final decision. The first one is the distance this charter would be 30 minutes each way. The other is the start time. DH has to be at
  14. Unfortunately I don't have the money to get a private Psych evaluation or I would get one. At this point in the school year it's too late to ask for one, I work in the Special Education department and know the cut off date for evaluations. DD has gotten a lot better since the beginning of the school year in a lot of aspects. She is young for her class and was born early. Academically she is doing fine. I'm not discounting what happened at the meeting and I accepted the accommodations, but I think this is a hyper reactive school. I say that as a parent and staff member. We have talked wit
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