Wednesday, January 19, 2011

G/T

Today we got a letter sent home with Caroline that told us she has been identified to take part in the county school's Gifted and Talented program!  My MIL said Caroline busted out of the door this afternoon with the happiest look on her face.  She was so excited to tell us and we were so thrilled with the news.  Not that I was completely surprised given the advanced reading group she is in, but to know that she has been officially identified is pretty special.  She's actually been identified in all 4 of the subject areas - reading, math, science and social studies - so it will be interesting to see how she's challenged in the months (years) to come.

It takes me back to my elementary days of being in the county's G/T program myself.  I remember all the special things I got to do as a part of it too.  I know it was the early identification that had me taking advanced classes when I got to high school too, so it's weird to think about that with Caroline being in first grade and how this is setting her up for the future.

But G/T or not, I'm just happy with how much she is enjoying school and the effort she is giving.  That's all a parent could ask for and we're just so proud of her.

7 comments:

Katie said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. ;-) Congratulations to Caroline! You must be so proud!!!!!

Viv said...

That's great! I know you (Jason and your families) must be so proud!) Way to go Caroline!

Erin said...

oh wow! That's awesome! I was in G/T too, so I've been keep an eye/ear out for how that works at B's school. My teacher friends told me they don't even actual label them g/t until third grade, so C's school must work differently than the others I know of.

Anyway, at Ben's, they do primary talent development through first and second to try to id the g/t kids and give kids who aren't obvious in their talents a chance to "bubble up" (that's an actual term they use... LOL!) Anyway, that's so cool that they do it in first grade there!!! I'm jealous! :o)

Heather said...

WHOO HOOO! Smartie pants! Good genes, Mama (and Papa too!).

Erika said...

Erin, I think that's kind of what it is based on the fact that they don't have any MSAs until 3rd grade. So it's kind of early identification and I'll take it! :)

Laura said...

That's great! I'm sure you're very proud of her. I hope she never loses that love of learning!

Bertie said...

Bravo Caroline! Not surprised with a mom and dad who are so supportive and have shared some gene's with you :-)