Today was my baby's first day of second grade. I cried this morning as I watched my baby take my baby to the bus stop. It was the first time that I was not with her taking her. But I watched until the bus came and took her away on it.
She is so excited! She could not wait to show me the papers to sign and send back to school. Among the papers was a permission slip that she pulled out and said that I had to sign this first. It was a permission slip for her to be tested for Kaleidoscope. Kaleidoscope is the gifted program. It turns out that her score of 397/400 in all three areas that she was tested in for the state TSAT tests put her on the fast track for testing. There are 5 areas that they will be testing her in:1. Achievement, using either the Iowa Test of Basic Skills or the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement 2. Mental Ability- using the Cognitive Abilities test 3. Creativity- using the Torrance Tests of creative Thinking 4. Motivation- using the Hawthrone Gifted Evaluation scale. Now I understand that these may not be the only tests that they use. The only test that I foresee any problem with is creativity. She is so factual. If she does not make it this time there will be another time. I have heard that most children do not make it the first time they are tested.
More happened today but I just feel like talking about my little darling!