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    #12641 - 03/28/08 05:23 PM Re: Self-contained Public Ed for 140+ [Re: Kriston]
    EandCmom Offline
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    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!

    Beat ya both!!!

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    #12645 - 03/28/08 05:27 PM Re: Self-contained Public Ed for 140+ [Re: Dottie]
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    ..And the thread is successfully sidetracked!

    Waaaaaaaay to go, ladies! It's good to have a skill, and this seems to be our particular one.

    <blowing a kiss to the patient Ann, whose sense of humor will surely allow her to overlook our monkeyshines on her thread>

    (tee-hee-hee!)
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    #12646 - 03/28/08 05:28 PM Re: Self-contained Public Ed for 140+ [Re: Kriston]
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    Now, now, this is an exhibition, not a competition. Competitive parenting is over on the "Isolation" thread...Waaaaaaaaay over on the "Isolation" thread!
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    #12649 - 03/28/08 05:32 PM Re: Self-contained Public Ed for 140+ [Re: Kriston]
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    It's probably a ball that needs to be dropped.

    As we say around our house, "It was funny once; it wasn't funny five times."

    And so, with full knowledge and forethought, I break the chain! Keep 'em wanting more!
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    #12651 - 03/28/08 05:42 PM Re: Self-contained Public Ed for 140+ [Re: Dottie]
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    Yup, funny 6 or 7 times at least. laugh Thanks for playing Dottie and E&CMom! Good times!

    And, yes, the self-contained nature of the school and the surprisingly high scores required bode well for the school and finding true peers. I'd definitely keep a close eye on that option, Ann!
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    #12656 - 03/28/08 07:12 PM Re: Self-contained Public Ed for 140+ [Re: Dottie]
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    Originally Posted By: Dottie
    And oh my gosh Ann, your son is what....3? You are SO FAR AHEAD of where I was at that age!!!!! (With practice and determination, you too can become a score junkie, grin !)


    He'll turn 3 on Nov. 5. For his third birthday DS has asked if he can drive a combine harvester. crazy I sure hope he changes his mind b/c I don't think I can make that happen.

    What about the saying "ignorance is bliss." I thought I'd send you a copy of his scores in a few years and have you patiently explain them to me. grin

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    #12657 - 03/28/08 07:56 PM Re: Self-contained Public Ed for 140+ [Re: Kriston]
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    Originally Posted By: Kriston
    Yeah, the salad days of GT denial, before my rude awakening to GT reality! :p Testing wasn't even a blip on my radar screen when DS was 2 or 3 or even 4! The school tested him for GT (teacher ID) when he was in K and almost 6, but I didn't even ask to see the scores until 6 months later and he was having trouble in school. (DUH!) But at the time, I figured they had IDd him as GT, so what more did I need to know. LOGs weren't something I was considering. Then I saw his outrageously high scores (I thought) and realized I had some learning to do!


    I can't imagine what you must have thought/felt when you saw your DS's scores. shocked

    DS's pediatrician, current teacher, and two prior teachers have each told me that I should have DS tested. I've sat here staring at my monitor thinking really? - why? - are you sure? DS seems like a ND 2yo w/ a larger vocab...maybe MG...but I can't imagine more than that. The concept seems too far removed from reality.

    Speaking of ND 2y/o behavior: Tonight, after DS rode his tricycle around the block, I told DS it was time to go home. He told me "I'll see you later Mom. I'm going to the park." Cut to rampant emotionalism when I said no.

    By nature I'm a worrier and a planner. When I heard about this school my (true confessions style) initial thought was -- I wouldn't have to rely on DH to provide for DS's education. Anything *free* gives me more breathing room/options.

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    #12658 - 03/28/08 08:00 PM Re: Self-contained Public Ed for 140+ [Re: Kriston]
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    Originally Posted By: Kriston
    ..And the thread is successfully sidetracked!

    Waaaaaaaay to go, ladies! It's good to have a skill, and this seems to be our particular one.

    <blowing a kiss to the patient Ann, whose sense of humor will surely allow her to overlook our monkeyshines on her thread>

    (tee-hee-hee!)


    Feel free to always stray from one of my threads. I enjoy the silliness. It makes me laugh. What's not to like about that? wink

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    #12659 - 03/28/08 08:02 PM Re: Self-contained Public Ed for 140+ [Re: Ann]
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    Ah, so much ignorance, so much bliss! LOL!
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    #12660 - 03/28/08 08:08 PM Re: Self-contained Public Ed for 140+ [Re: Kriston]
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    Planning ahead seems very prudent, especially with the extra load you're shouldering. And a truly good FREE school for HG+ kids is something I would give my right arm for!

    Ignorance may be bliss--just ask me!--but I think you're a wise, wise woman to think ahead, Ann!
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