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    #5161 - 12/03/07 05:45 AM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Grinity]
    Lorel Offline
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    Registered: 08/22/07
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    Loc: New England
    Welcome, Bianca!

    We seem to have a good number of seven year old girls on this board!

    How is the gifted school working out for your daughter? Are you comfortable disclosing which one it is?

    best wishes-

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    #5162 - 12/03/07 05:48 AM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Lorel]
    Lorel Offline
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    Trinity-

    I got the Q reference! smile Have you seen the Star Trek references on my bellaonline board? ......

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    #5163 - 12/03/07 05:57 AM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Texas Summer]
    Lorel Offline
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    Texas Summer-

    Yes, you are quite correct about many families feeling very comfortable having only one child in the program. It's all relative, I suppose. Even within families, there are differences. In my family, I think oldest DS wouldn't have minded not being in the program as he did not relish the social aspects of the gatherings. But it was very hard on my dd when she wasn't yet a YS and her older brothers were in the program. DS 11 and DD 7.5 are very close friends, and that made it difficult.

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    #5171 - 12/03/07 08:58 AM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Lorel]
    bianc850a Offline
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    Registered: 12/02/07
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    Loc: California
    Hi Lorel,

    My daughter Attends The Mirman School in Los Angeles, CA. So far the experience has been great. No social issues as all the kids are intellectual peers. This was my daughter's first school experience as she refused to attend pre-K and K. She had a wonderful first grade teacher and now adores her 2nd grade teacher. She is moved up for Math. Classes are small. The kids get specialists in art, music, languages, science and drama. Sarah also works with John Hopkins University for math during summer. That has also worked nicely.

    I have a small issue with the school not having a math specialist and although they are working hard on diversity they still have a long way to go, but overall it has been great.

    Has anyone used the mentor program with the YSP? This is the aspect of the program that interests me the most as my daughter is interested in science and math and I would like to find a good role model/mentor to keep fostering that aspect of my daughter's education/interests.

    Looking forward to getting to know all of you better.

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    #5176 - 12/03/07 09:49 AM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Dottie]
    Mom2LA Offline
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    I just wanted to say Welcome Bianca! I also have a 7yr old dd. smile How wonderful that your dd is able to attend a school for gifted children. Its sounds like a perfect fit for her. smile

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    #5222 - 12/03/07 06:35 PM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Mom2LA]
    bianc850a Offline
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    Registered: 12/02/07
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    Loc: California
    Thank you Tammy and Dottie. I have been reading a lot of the old postings and learning a lot.


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    #5238 - 12/04/07 10:06 AM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: bianc850a]
    questions Offline
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    Hi, Everyone,

    I haven't had time to respond to all of your wonderful, personal, supportive posts, but thank you, thank you, thank you. When I can, I will. But in a nutshell, I can say that a big problem with my son and school was the school itself - no understanding (or belief, for that matter) of sensory issues, no accommodations with respect to fine motor issues, and no acknowledgement of his mental abilities because he just wasn't reading or writing like the other kids. (And we spent two or three years in Trinity's "f" - wish I could take it all back. As he said the other day, "I can't believe I wasted my childhood in a school I hated." - And those are the types of comments I used to get in trouble for at school. They'd say "no 3/4/5/6 yr. old child speaks like that. You've got to stop poisoning his attitude about school. Tell him it's fun."!!!!) And he's not Asberger's or NVLD, although I think that's what his teacher was thinking because he used such big words and wasn't like the other kids. His pediatrician's response: GET HIM OUT OF THERE! And he was right. Talk about learning a hard lesson...

    Best to all,

    Questions
    (and no, I did not get the reference. Even after I googled it, I did not recognize "Q". Now, if you were alluding to Q in James Bond movies, I'd know. Used to love all those gadgets as a kid.)

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    #5254 - 12/04/07 12:40 PM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: questions]
    Kriston Offline
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    Registered: 09/19/07
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    Loc: Midwest
    Q is only one of the most entertaining villains of all-time! So fun! Combine a god and a 2yo with no impulse-control and you get Q.

    smile smile smile
    _________________________
    Kriston
    Mom to DS13 and DS10

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    #5255 - 12/04/07 12:41 PM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: questions]
    Lorel Offline
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    Registered: 08/22/07
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    Loc: New England
    Q,

    Q is a character in Star Trek Next Generation, played by John Delancy. He's sort of a Loki type... very powerful and enjoys toying with humans.

    good luck!



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    #5258 - 12/04/07 12:49 PM Re: Young Scholars Program [Re: Lorel]
    Kriston Offline
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    Loc: Midwest
    Ooooh! I love the Loki reference! Good one! Totally on point. And it's right up my Viking-novel-writing alley. laugh
    _________________________
    Kriston
    Mom to DS13 and DS10

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