October 31, 2012
Then she talked about how she wanted to be a pumpkin for Halloween because now she looks like a jack-o-lantern.
October 26, 2012
The end of year goal for kindergarteners is 4. It is 2 months into the school year.
Although the information that we don't have is, what was the G/T class average? What is the non G/T class average. Is the goal of 4 for all kindergartens or tailored for the G/T class?
Update: The DRA level is the same for all Kindergarten classes. Most GT students (Quinn's Class) are already on level 4.
October 23, 2012
Quinn said that she'll be really smart when she is older. She said that is the case because she pays attention when she reads. She recognizes the difference between fiction and non-fiction.
I also told her because she pays attention outside of books too. And she works hard, and she stays focused, and doesn't give up.
And she nodded on agreement.
October 17, 2012
We are very excited that she has decided to do this.
As a bicylce repair person, Quinn helped assemble her new bike, put air in all of the tires, discovered grease and that it doesn't come off easily, and learned about gears
As an electrician, Quinn learned about the breaker box, helped install a fan light, helped install a remote for the garage, and we studied light bulbs and the differences between incandescent and flourescent
As a cartographer, we looked at a story book about maps (kinda) and will hopefully draw a map of something (either from our house to school, or her bedroom, or something like that)
Overall though, she'll be reading and I'll just be watching her in amazement, with some internal kvelling.
On the math front, she is able to figure out all of the combinations to get to a value. For example she has 5 stars left to get to a prize at school. Stars can be earned in 1 (ready to learn) , 2 (Great), 3 (Amazing) increments. She has figured out that she needs 1 amazing + 1 great, 1 amazing + 2 ready-s, 2 greats + 1 ready, 5 ready-s to get to her prize. I think that is pretty cool.