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Thread: My son made it into the ES program :)

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    My son made it into the ES program :)

    my son is six years old and just started kindergarten. He has come home several times saying he was bored. We made an appointment to have a conference with his teacher this past December. She told us that she would like to have him tested for gifted. We agreed. We finally had a conference with the physiologist, his teacher, the ES teacher, and another ES teacher. They handed us the paperwork and it said my son scored Significantly Above Average with a score of 153 and was in the 99.98 percentile. (not exactly sure what that means??) He will now be able to go to a gifted class one day a week to be challenged more. Which we are very happy about.

    He was able to read a little bit before he started kindergarten. But now his reading level is almost a fourth grade level. And he understand what he is reading, he is passing the tests that they have given him on those books he reads. so, he is comprehending what he is taking in. I dont know if that was any indication of him being gifted, but sure as heck makes me proud a mama

    I would love to post this on my Facebook page, but my mom is like, "you might be careful. I might lose some friends if I do". What do you think? Should I post it on FB or not? There are people that post how their kids are doing and awards that they get. Is there any difference with this?

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    if there was a "like" button, I'd be pushing it ... LOTS!!!

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    It's your son. You should be proud of him. If you want to post, you do! You can be as detailed as you want to be. You can simply state that you are proud of him and that he is an exemplary student! Or you can state that you are happy that he will finally be able to explore his talents in school. Two of our three children were in the G&T program. I'm surprised it took the teacher this long to have him tested. In our state, all a parent has to do is say "I want little Johnny tested." The school has to test him. Even if little Johnny is NOT G&T material.
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    If your friends get jealous they're not really your friends, are they? Be proud! It's your page, post what you want!

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    I think it's fine to say your child has been accepted into a gifted program, but I would hold back on giving the numbers. I'm not sure what specific score that was – a particular test score or overall IQ score – but IQ is kind of private...someday, your child might not want that information to have been made public, for a whole variety of reasons.

    But by all means, do be proud!

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    Our youngest Grandson has been in the gifted program for several years. When he was in the 4th grade he was reading at a high school level. He plays video games, watches TV and loves to read. He can read any book out there. Parents keep it at age appropriate. He would be considered a ' nerd' if that term was still used. We think he is wonderful. He was raised around adults and we think that helped him. He gets alot of attention because he is able to hold an intelligent conversation with adults. We are very proud of him.
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    [QUOTE=willferg;5993252]I think it's fine to say your child has been accepted into a gifted program, but I would hold back on giving the numbers. I'm not sure what specific score that was – a particular test score or overall IQ score – but IQ is kind of private...someday, your child might not want that information to have been made public, for a whole variety of reasons.

    I think that is good advice I had a child in the Gifted program; she is now in college on scholarship and already has a patent pending. However, I also have a daughter in High School who struggles with school. I try not to constantly post about the achievements of one daughter since both are on FB; I just tell the college girl privately how immensely proud we are of her.

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    I wouldn't post anything that sets him apart to the extent that he may become excluded by peers in the future or treated in a unique way by others. Raising a gifted child has it's own challenges,not the least of which is making it possible to succeed socially,especially when his interests may not be the same as mainstream kids. MyDD used to ask me to help her find her doll,so she could go play with the girls. They often played school: she always got to be the teacher. She taught the other kids in preschool how to read. She and I negotiated a lot of school issues as she grew up. I put her in college when she was 11; however the prof made me take the micro. Class lab with her( the grown ups wouldn't be her lab partner). She got better grades than they did,,,no lab partner problems after that.LOL,
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    francie, that is a fascinating story! What is your dd doing now?

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    It is his private information, so I would keep it private. Those who know the child probably already know he is intelligent. The rest don't care. My cousin's child had a high IQ. But I reminded her, that IQ scores are used as predictors of educational achievement and that she would still smarter than he was for years to come.

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