Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Well, it's official...

Louisa's gifted! Ok, we already knew that, but now it's official.
In Louisiana gifted classes are considered "special ed", so Louisa had to go through a series of testing before she could be admitted. Back in Wisconsin it seemed like every kid was gifted. There was no testing. If your teacher and the G&T teacher thought you were gifted, well then, you must be. So I like that she's been tested at a state level so that we know for sure and not just because some teacher thinks so.
It's not that I don't trust the teachers' experience when dealing with gifted children, but I like that solid proof that this series of tests gives us. I was upset at first that she would have to even take a test. I thought, Just sit and listen to her talk and you can tell she's gifted!
The first order of business on our Gifted Class schedule is a field trip. A really expensive field trip. The kids get to go to Houston for the day. Houston is about 3 hours away, so they will leave at 6:30 am. They get to go to the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences. She's very excited, but not too excited about getting up that early. And the trip will cost us $30! So I'm not too excited about the price.
So for now, my little gifted girl who has wizzed through 5 Harry Potter books faster than I can say Wingardium Leviosa will just keep trucking on with her loads of homework and her good spirited attitude.

5 comments:

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scrapperjen said...

Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go, Louisa! Keep on reading!

~jen said...

Good for her! And I'll have to tell Andrew that she's done with 5!! He's 3/4 through the fourth:)I hope she has a blast on her field trip!!

Nikki said...

welcome to the gifted life! CJ is in the gifted program too and he loves it. He too has soaked up all Harry Potter can dish out... he is waiting with baited breath for the last book.

Jenn said...

WTG, Louisa. You know that extra support from mom comes with the gifted title right? I've seen how hard some people push their kids and even the system pushes them and she'll need all that great support you already give her.