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GEP screening test? Go or no Go

Poll ended at Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:26 pm

Must Go
7
35%
Can Try
11
55%
Don't Go
2
10%
 
Total votes : 20

Postby Guest » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:19 pm

Sometimes I don't think it is their social skills alone. Society also have this nag about ostracising people that are different from them. So other than gifted kids parents coaching the kids to socialise, other parents also have to coach their kids not to ostracise exceptionally intelligent or different kids, not just intelligent only. It takes 2 to clap. So if all parents do their part, then I am sure such instance of 'special kids' not being able to socialise will be reduced.

Another point I have noticed is, the exceptional ones in thinking, they can socialise better with a more matured group of people and sometimes adults. They need to find like-minded people to communicate their ideas and thoughts. So sometimes, we cannot fault such kids if they don't socialise at their peers level.
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Postby EN » Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:25 pm

I've met such kids. When I chance upon my daughter classmate in JE library one day, my daughter slowly inch out of the group. I thought she would be happy to meet another fellow classmate in the library. Then I realize that her friend was looking for the final book of Harry Potter where else my daughter is contented to read books like Rainbow Magic at P2.

I will sit at another corner far away from my cousin when he was young. Reason. He picked on my grammar everytime I talk to him. He is not mean just simply trying to be helpful.

I dont think both kids are weird. Their knowledged & capabilities just astound just normal folks.

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Postby 3Boys » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:58 pm

tamarind wrote:
jedamum wrote:
MMM wrote: there is never a guarantee that if you are a top student, you will definitely have a brighter future.

I was a top student. And now I'm a sahm. Is that a bright future?


Getting a good hubby who can earn enough so that you can have the luxury to stay at home, is also a very bright future :lol:


Cor! That's hilarious......

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Postby metz » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:06 pm

For those who are interested in GEP, click on this. This wonderful mommy has shared generously on the GEP curriculum. :D
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Postby ChiefKiasu » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:11 pm

chamonix wrote:For those who are interested in GEP, click on this. This wonderful mommy has shared generously on the GEP curriculum. :D


Good find, chamonix! Thanks.

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Postby EN » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:04 pm

Chamonix. Thanks for the thread. The GEP program run by MOE is really tough. No way my ds can fit in such program. This makes me re-think. What in the world am I doing in the other thread? :?

By the way, pm you on some "no. pattern" questions that I have.

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Postby metz » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:18 am

EN wrote:Chamonix. Thanks for the thread. The GEP program run by MOE is really tough. No way my ds can fit in such program.


I do find the GEP program tough too. Perhaps a little too tough for the kids that parental direct involvement are, erm, sometimes required. But on the whole, it's a good learning experience for those kids who like challenges. From your description, your ds certainly exhibits traits of one who will thrive in such challenging learning.

This makes me re-think. What in the world am I doing in the other thread? :?


Sharing about our kids and inspiring each other? Seriously, I have never been comfortable with the thread title. :oops:

By the way, pm you on some "no. pattern" questions that I have.


Still working on it :wink:

ChiefKiasu wrote:Good find, chamonix! Thanks.
Welcome :D
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Postby EN » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:25 pm

Chamonix wrote
From your description, your ds certainly exhibits traits of one who will thrive in such challenging learning.


Well, it might just be a mummy brouhaha.

:!: I'm in the wrong thread again. :stupid:

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Postby metz » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:17 am

EN wrote:Chamonix wrote
From your description, your ds certainly exhibits traits of one who will thrive in such challenging learning.


Well, it might just be a mummy brouhaha.

I'm in the wrong thread again.


Thanks for reminding me. Don't understand why I'm at the other thread too :?

Whether a kid is gifted or otherwise, that's beyond anybody's control. What I admire most are the learning attitudes present in Vanilla Cake and Lizawa's ds. Hopefully my kids can be as motivated, hardworking and disciplined in their studies. And now I'm onto the next level of kiasu - been reading on the Upper Primary Science and P5/6 Math threads. The amount of learning they have is really mind-boggling. Oops, digressing again. Sorry :oops:
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Postby EN » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:42 am

Chamonix wrote
Whether a kid is gifted or otherwise, that's beyond anybody's control. What I admire most are the learning attitudes present in Vanilla Cake and Lizawa's ds. Hopefully my kids can be as motivated, hardworking and disciplined in their studies.


Hey! We have similar thoughts again :D

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