momsuz123 Posted November 2, 2012 Share Posted November 2, 2012 My oldest dd is 8 (9 in December). She seems to be accelerating every year. I started hsing her last year when she started 2nd grade. Not knowing what her strengths /weaknesses were, I had her tested at a local Sylvan Learning Center. She tested about a grade ahead in math, and 2 grades ahead in reading overall. Her reading speed is now at the 8th grade/freshmen level (tested at VT). She just retested at Sylvan, and gained 2 more years in math, and 3 in reading/vocab. Okay, so I look at those results and tell myself that she is doing well in a hs environment, as far as academics. But sometimes, I feel I need to do more. Okay, what now? I am doing Math Mammoth with her (we also have LOF, Beast, and lots of math games). Writing, I haven't really done much with (she was in VT last year, so I backed off on this). I do have Aesops and WWE. Spelling is AAS. Reading well, she will read all the time if she can. I let her pick out her own, and then I add classics, Sonlight books, etc. Science, we are starting Human Body Detectives. History is SOTW 2. What am I missing? She seems like a kid who if she is not "busy" with school, her behaviour gets a little, well you know. I am trying to wrap my arms around her. She can be this incredible little girl who will sit so still and learn everything. Then, she gets bored, and just runs around like a 3 year old maniac. Is this normal? Do any of you have kids like this? I am seeing more of this lately. I am wondering if maybe I am not "challenging" her enough, and then she gets bored and "loses" it. I know I asked a lot of questions, I hoped this makes some sense. I know Sylvan is not the ideal place for testing, but it was cheap, close by and fast results. I am not sure who I would even take her to for testing - is it a neuropsych? I have thought about this lately, to see if there is a program out there that I could get her into. Thanks for reading all of this. Boy, I need to get to bed. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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