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.