Gifted Bulletin Board

Welcome to the Gifted Issues Discussion Forum.

We invite you to share your experiences and to post information about advocacy, research and other gifted education issues on this free public discussion forum.
CLICK HERE to Log In. Click here for the Board Rules.

Links
DITD Logo

Learn about the Davidson Academy’s online campus for profoundly gifted students living anywhere in the U.S.

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting profoundly gifted students through the following programs:

  • Davidson Fellows Scholarship
  • Davidson Young Scholars
  • Davidson Academy
  • THINK Summer Institute
  • DITD FaceBook   DITD Twitter   DITD YouTube
    The Davidson Institute is on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

    How gifted-friendly is
    your state?

    Subscribe to the Davidson Institute's eNews-Update

    Who's Online
    0 registered (), 0 Guests and 153 Spiders online.
    Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
    Newest Members
    Clara Tim, markhogue, John Henderson, wm97, oliviazimmerman
    10844 Registered Users
    October
    Su M Tu W Th F Sa
    1 2 3
    4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    11 12 13 14 15 16 17
    18 19 20 21 22 23 24
    25 26 27 28 29 30 31
    Page 180 of 263 < 1 2 ... 178 179 180 181 182 ... 262 263 >
    Topic Options
    #152833 - 04/06/13 10:30 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    aquinas Offline
    Member

    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 2277
    Happy birthday to the awesome mini MK-13!
    _________________________
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

    Top
    #152886 - 04/07/13 09:07 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    aquinas Offline
    Member

    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 2277
    Sorry folks, I'm pushing my monthly quota, I know. There must be something in our water these days...

    At dinner last night, DS (17mo) started singing the alphabet song spontaneously mid-bite. The funny thing is he's only ever heard the letter names about 4 times at his music class when we sing the alphabet song as part of a large repertoire. I've been actively trying to avoid letter names otherwise so he can learn phonics later. After a bit of investigation, I discovered he can visually identify the alphabet by letter name and phonics. That's news to me.

    Now I wonder how long he's known the alphabet. Apparently I have a stealthy observer who ferrets away new knowledge and masters it internally before springing it on his unsuspecting parents. I guess I should be especially mindful of my Ps and Qs now...
    _________________________
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

    Top
    #152916 - 04/08/13 11:44 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: aquinas]
    Mk13 Offline
    Member

    Registered: 07/20/12
    Posts: 761
    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    Sorry folks, I'm pushing my monthly quota, I know. There must be something in our water these days...

    At dinner last night, DS (17mo) started singing the alphabet song spontaneously mid-bite. The funny thing is he's only ever heard the letter names about 4 times at his music class when we sing the alphabet song as part of a large repertoire. I've been actively trying to avoid letter names otherwise so he can learn phonics later. After a bit of investigation, I discovered he can visually identify the alphabet by letter name and phonics. That's news to me.

    Now I wonder how long he's known the alphabet. Apparently I have a stealthy observer who ferrets away new knowledge and masters it internally before springing it on his unsuspecting parents. I guess I should be especially mindful of my Ps and Qs now...


    nice! smile ... just wondering, why would you want to avoid the letters in order to learn phonics later??? DS3 started to be really interested in alphabet around 15-18 months. He would bring me these plastic letters, stick them in my face and wait for me to say the sound (the first letter he learned was W and it remains his favorite to this day). And since this game got boring for ME I started telling him "whatever letter" makes the "whatever sound". He knew the alphabet by about 20 months and most phonetic sounds and had all the upper and lower case letters and the sounds down perfect by the time he was about 22-23 months old. All it took was this little game and watching Leapfrog videos. At 2 years and 4 months he started spontaneously phonetically read words. FUN times smile

    Top
    #152917 - 04/08/13 11:59 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Zen Scanner Offline
    Member

    Registered: 07/13/12
    Posts: 1478
    Loc: NC
    Fun, reflecting back on when they actually knew something.

    I'll be curious to see how reflection works in XX years to see if DS7's plans come through as he mentioned over the weekend:
    "I want to learn calculus so I can get a doctorate in mathematics and be a professor."
    Me: "Well there are other things you can do with a doctorate in math. Like make big money on Wall Street."
    Him: "Really? How much are we talking about?"

    Top
    #152923 - 04/08/13 02:06 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Mk13]
    aquinas Offline
    Member

    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 2277
    Originally Posted By: Mk13
    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    Sorry folks, I'm pushing my monthly quota, I know. There must be something in our water these days...

    At dinner last night, DS (17mo) started singing the alphabet song spontaneously mid-bite. The funny thing is he's only ever heard the letter names about 4 times at his music class when we sing the alphabet song as part of a large repertoire. I've been actively trying to avoid letter names otherwise so he can learn phonics later. After a bit of investigation, I discovered he can visually identify the alphabet by letter name and phonics. That's news to me.

    Now I wonder how long he's known the alphabet. Apparently I have a stealthy observer who ferrets away new knowledge and masters it internally before springing it on his unsuspecting parents. I guess I should be especially mindful of my Ps and Qs now...


    nice! smile ... just wondering, why would you want to avoid the letters in order to learn phonics later??? DS3 started to be really interested in alphabet around 15-18 months. He would bring me these plastic letters, stick them in my face and wait for me to say the sound (the first letter he learned was W and it remains his favorite to this day). And since this game got boring for ME I started telling him "whatever letter" makes the "whatever sound". He knew the alphabet by about 20 months and most phonetic sounds and had all the upper and lower case letters and the sounds down perfect by the time he was about 22-23 months old. All it took was this little game and watching Leapfrog videos. At 2 years and 4 months he started spontaneously phonetically read words. FUN times smile

    Fair question! smile

    I read spontaneously when I was 2 and my parents had stuck with phonetic letters when I asked for "decoding". I figured the approach had facilitated early reading because it avoided confusion over distinguishing between two sets of labels. My thinking was that using the same approach would allow my son to just jump from phonetics to sounding out the words on his own when he was ready.

    Apparently that was all moot, since the method doesn't seem to be the causative factor.

    We have some magnetic letters, too, but he's never shown an interest in them, other than as debris when he plays with his construction vehicles. Maybe they were purchased after he knew the alphabet already...? (Or, maybe, in my refusal to use the letter names, he thought I was illiterate! Ha!)
    _________________________
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

    Top
    #153232 - 04/11/13 08:53 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    Mk13 Offline
    Member

    Registered: 07/20/12
    Posts: 761
    DS4.5 has been playing with our digital thermometer (one of those that you run across the forehead and it scans the temperature) and asked me what the little "." in the number meant so I explained that he needs to read it as "number point number". So he goes to check his stuffed giraffe's temperature, reads it out loud (74 point 8) and then goes to another animal and checks it's temperature, says (74 point 2) ... and then says ... "oh no! My giraffe's temperature is higher! Maybe he's sick!" smile

    couple weeks ago we had a parent teacher conference and his teacher was proudly telling me how he recognizes numbers 1-10 well and is right on target where he should be. Might be time to make things little more challenging for him to see what he REALLY recognizes? lol

    Top
    #153283 - 04/12/13 08:59 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: aquinas]
    ellemenope Offline
    Member

    Registered: 03/16/11
    Posts: 155
    Originally Posted By: aquinas

    Fair question! smile

    I read spontaneously when I was 2 and my parents had stuck with phonetic letters when I asked for "decoding". I figured the approach had facilitated early reading because it avoided confusion over distinguishing between two sets of labels. My thinking was that using the same approach would allow my son to just jump from phonetics to sounding out the words on his own when he was ready.

    Apparently that was all moot, since the method doesn't seem to be the causative factor.

    We have some magnetic letters, too, but he's never shown an interest in them, other than as debris when he plays with his construction vehicles. Maybe they were purchased after he knew the alphabet already...? (Or, maybe, in my refusal to use the letter names, he thought I was illiterate! Ha!)


    DD learned letter names first because we were just caught off guard. Then she learned the alphabet song. Then she became obsessed with phonics. When she went to preschool she had trouble because the teachers thought it was funny that she called the letter names by their sound. This year (preK) they have been doing a letter of the week and that seems to have helped, but she still will occasionally identify a letter by its sound. Thankfully, she already knows how to read.

    That is all to say you might have very little control and either way it can be a little hairy.

    Top
    #153284 - 04/12/13 09:03 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    ellemenope Offline
    Member

    Registered: 03/16/11
    Posts: 155
    DD4.5 was accepted to a great private school that looks to be a wonderful fit for her. I am so excited for her to begin there. They have so much to offer her.

    On a trip recently we brought a bag of thickish chapter-y type books. She spent nearly the entire time on the plane (4 legs) reading--Mercy Watsons, Mouse and Moles, Franklins, a Rainbow Magic and more--for pleasure. She went through the entire bag. (Meanwhile, DH and I played games on our smart devices.) We have been checking out fifty books at a time, and I love finding her with a new book, her finger tracing the lines while her lips move silently.

    She also figured out negative numbers all on her own (with the help of a giant number line on the floor of our children's museum I think.) While waiting in security, she asked what was 8 minus 10? I took a deep breath. "Well, that is tricky..."

    DD: "It is negative two, right?"

    Me: "How did you know that?"

    DD: "8 minus 8 is 0, take away two more is negative one, negative two."

    She did the same thing with adding fractions. "Did you know 3 halves are more than a whole? and 5 quarters? 6 quarter equals one and a half."

    She has also been really poetic recently. She will make up 6 or so lines of poetry at a time. And, she loves word play. "It says 'KEEP OUT'--I am creeped out!"

    Top
    #153289 - 04/12/13 09:23 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    aquinas Offline
    Member

    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 2277
    ellemenope, I don't know what the etiquette on this thread is regarding replies to posts, but I want to shout out "hooray!!" when I hear about wonderful children like your daughter. That's impressive and heartwarming to hear how much she loves learning. smile
    _________________________
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

    Top
    #153296 - 04/12/13 09:46 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: aquinas]
    ellemenope Offline
    Member

    Registered: 03/16/11
    Posts: 155
    Originally Posted By: aquinas
    ellemenope, I don't know what the etiquette on this thread is regarding replies to posts, but I want to shout out "hooray!!" when I hear about wonderful children like your daughter. That's impressive and heartwarming to hear how much she loves learning. smile


    Thanks, aquinas. That is our goal. It is like the stack of fifty library books. It may be that only twenty really suit her fancy each week. She can choose what she likes.--We just provide her with lots of opportunity to learn and see what she chooses to enjoy.

    Top
    Page 180 of 263 < 1 2 ... 178 179 180 181 182 ... 262 263 >


    Moderator:  M-Moderator 
    Recent Posts
    Full time in person learning-accommodati
    on for ADD

    by aeh
    Yesterday at 12:28 PM
    Grading practices
    by aeh
    10/18/20 12:49 PM
    The Politics of Gifted Education
    by Eagle Mum
    10/18/20 05:42 AM
    How can teachers challenge a more academically adv
    by Kai
    10/17/20 07:16 PM
    Montessori vs. dedicated gifted school
    by ojojojoj
    10/14/20 09:28 AM
    Davidson Institute Twitter