Re: whole-group math counting activities

    Math and reading skills are great. What are her social skills
    like? Kindergarten is often as much a social experience as an
    academic one. I have never seen regression of skills in a
    kindergarten student, even if adaptations are not made for a
    higher skill base. She may enjoy the social experience of play
    and crafting and exploring. As kindergarten is half-time, you can
    always do more reading and mathematics with her at home.

    On 1/18/15, Grandma wrote:
    > 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!