Jan 18, 2015
I am curious as to what you would do with the child/children
who are way beyond 1-10 activities entering your classrooms?
I ask that because we are trying to determine the right
placement for our soon to be 5 dgd. I volunteered in her
older brother's K class a few years ago, and I know that if
she was only getting 1- 10 activities even now at this time
of year, she would not have made any gains in math at all. We
are talking about a child who is doing addition and
subtraction games mentally and has been counting beyond 100
for several months now. I see a lot of unusual cognitive
traits for a child this age for capabilities I didn't see
with our children and her older siblings.
I know a child who has a talent for mathematics and this
child does. When I read posts like these, I begin to wonder
if it would be best to skip K (she is reading also) and go
directly into first the following year. I understand there
are many K aged children who are at this basic 1-10 and
simple addition and subtraction level, but I failed to see
any adaptions for those children who were beyond that when
volunteering in that K class three years ago. I want her to
continue her natural love for mathematics.
Any suggestions would be appreciated!