|CET are 8 years and 2 months old!|
The second little achievement award goes to Caleb! A couple of weeks ago I had a parent teacher conference to get an update on how the boys are doing in school. They are good students, obedient, could use a bit more work on their reading speed, yada yada yada. Then the teacher hands me a TAG nomination for Caleb. Wait, what? Caleb? He's the least I'd expect to get a nomination. I had to ask the teacher what they heck that even meant. Talented and gifted (TAG). You know I love my children and definitely think they are very smart but gifted? Nah! It took some convincing and explanation. I guess they test them in 3 different areas to see where they are "gifted or talented." Caleb did not score high enough to be nominated under reading or math (I would have guessed math but no). The area that he tested exceptionally well in was in intellectual reasoning. Again, I was like "what the heck does that mean?" Turns out intellectually gifted is defined as a student who exhibits the ability to reason and use information in unusual ways. And the way they test for this is with puzzles and images followed by questions about what they see. Hmmm, interesting...Caleb definitely does think out side of the box and he's always saying the most off the wall stuff! As they say, it's an honor just to be nominated but I really don't see him passing the final evaluation where he'd have to be in the top 97th percentile to get into the program.
|Mile run times, those are some fast little legs!|
|Papi, Eli & Thomas|
|Back in mid October, headed to the beach!|
|Great beach day!|
|Exploring a different beach the next day.|
|Taking a corn dog ride, ha!|
|Thomas looking so hipster : )|
|Happiness : )|
|Getting cozy with their fuzzy kitty bean bags.|
|Eli's rendition of our family. |
Love the building and kitty he drew on our clothes, he knows what we like!
|Thomas' rendition of our family.|
Love that Phil is the lightest, I'm the darkest and he's mid way, haha!
|Caleb's, the only one who drew us all, even the kitties!|
Not sure what that says about Eli and Thomas, ha!