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Thanks to all who gave me encouragement with my hostile parent conference.
All went well as long as I let her rattle on about her gifted child and how
are just wired differently and they have to talk out and they have to be in
Even when I reminded her that I had raised two giftted children and that I
had expected them to respect the teacher etc. I told her that "I have to be
in charge" and that when her son realizes this all will go well. I said that
if he masters the
Element or Principal of Art that day then he will be able to pull out an
from a packet of lessons as will "all the gifted children that finish early"
to think that her son is the only Gifted Child in the school. I love gifted
kids but when
they act like they are sooooooo superior I can;t stand them. With 22
and only 40 minutes to reach all of them I feel that I should spend more time
the ones that have trouble understanding the directions or have low self
(some having been verbally attacked by the gifted know it all) and need their
confidence built up. I know that gifted also need esteem lifts as they
they aren't going to reach the high expectations they;ve set for themselves.
kid wants to get everything perfect. Even when I explain that most art isn;t
unless it is perspective or to be a life exact replica. Anyone out there
for the gifted child with all too high expectations. This packet will
contain math art
stuff as he loves math and measuring but I have a gut feeling that even that
be "beneath him". All Roberta
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