I'm going to brag about Josh again. Sometimes I feel funny about it because so many people have issues with their kids and how they struggle with school. But I'm so proud of him I just have to "brag!"
Josh came home from school yesterday with a note in his backpack saying he was accepted into the "Gifted Program."
I have no idea what that means, other than he starts next month going once a week to a special class with other "Gifted" first graders.
He was a bit too cool...
Me: Wow Josh! You've been accepted into the Gifted Program! That's fantastic!
Josh: Yes Mom, I know, I went last week!
Me: What? You had your test? Why didn't you say something when I asked if you saw Mrs. Gifted Teacher's Name?
Josh just shrugged and started mowing down the Cheerios Snack Mix we got in the mail (review coming soon, but let me just say, YUM!)
So anyway, Rich and I are very excited for him. I mean, we knew he was smart, but this is fantastic. Apparently, they focus on "the process" rather than "the result" in problem solving. And they have quite high expectations placed on them. We have an "Open House" in January so we can meet Mrs. Gifted Teacher and find out more about the program.
Josh really likes going to Mrs. Gifted Teacher (he's had to go several times for tests) because he says she has fun problems for him to solve.
I don't want him to be overwhelmed, but I do want him to be challenged. Something that is clearly not happening in the "regular" first grade classroom. He is still learning, but he just picks up on things so quickly that sometimes he gets a bit bored with the repetition.
So, we'll see how well he does in the Gifted Program. He has to "qualify" every year -- keep his grades up and such.
So, that's my brag for the day!