Gifted test this week
Yep, I’m a glutton for punishment. (Well, inflicting punishment.) I’m going to have my son take the gifted test for the 3rd year in a row. Our test is this Saturday.
I joked last year about taking the test just in case something happened at our school or his current RGC program was canned. And guess what. I’ve just found out that the principal at our school will be retiring at the end of this year (which makes me really sad.) So SEE?! You really never know what’ll happen from year to year.
I’m treating it mainly as a free assessment and a point of data to see if he is leveling off in some way (which will mean possibly helping him keep up more by supplementing at home.) But of course part of me has no desire to see if his “giftedness” (which in his case is more “brightness” than true giftedness) is declining. But ultimately I’m a data person and if there’s a way to know, I want to know.
I don’t think I’m going to do anything to have him practice this week. Well, maybe practice a few logic questions. Heck, what can it hurt right? Just to get him back in the swing of things after a cushy winter break. (As a side note, I mentioned to my son this morning that it was time to get “get back into the swing of things” which he interpreted as “get back onto the swingaling” which sounded a lot more fun to him. It’s about time they installed that swingaling at the school!)
Explaining the test gets a little weird. I’ll just tell him once again that it’s a test that some kids take to see what they’ve learned in school. From what I understand there are plenty of kids whose crazy parents test them every year just to keep the options open. The Decatur principal implied that parents consider switching from Edison to Decatur year by year. Not sure if that’s true or not.
Let me know if there are any good stories about the tests or if your child is one of the few who spilled the beans about what was on it.
Back to the swingaling of work now…..