I got a call from my daughter's teacher ( one of my twins )... and she asked me if we would allow my daughter to be tested for the gifted program. I don't know what that really means. though I can figure it out basically.
And for those who read my thread about my daughter who really is an advanced reader but has not been asked to go in that program, this is her sister who was asked about the gifted program.
At first glance this sounds awesome.
But here is the thing... my daughter who has not been asked to be in the advanced reading program, really is the better student. She gets better grades. She has ALWAYS tested higher in the PSSA'a ( Pennsylvania standardized tests ).... and she loves school more than her sister, who was just asked to test.
I will allow my daughter to test for the gifted program, but knowing that her sister really is the one with better grades, this feels rather wrong for our family. I don't want animosity between them. The one that did not get asked KNOWS she has always had better grades and she isn't shy about telling everybody that.
But other than working at a higher level, I wonder how big a deal this really is in 5th grade anyway.
Honestly, the one who was asked is a pretty solid student in her own right, but I was totally surprised ( almost shocked ) when the teacher called and said that she believes that my daughter is "gifted". If the other daughter had been asked to test I would not have been shocked, but just pleasantly surprised.