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Originally posted by DeReK DaRkLy
I was placed in the gifted program in the 5th grade for scoring exceptionally high on a statewide test.
Oddly enough, we mainly did aerobics and studied Greek mythology of all things, even dressing up for a mock toga party complete with grape juice! LoL
I thought it was kinda creepy, and I didn't really see the point.
I'm not into any type of classism, segregation or social discrimination and the program somehow made me feel more socially isolated than I already felt.
Originally posted by sulaw
reply to post by Roundtree
Not sure if this constitutes as gifted but I'll throw it on the board anyway. Chapter 9 / in 3rd-4th grade. It was for dislexic children. Now the part that is now throwing me for a loop is. Majority of the time when I attended they sat us infront of a computer. Think of that a Dislexic young individual infront of a computer.... I had and still do at time have a problem with not reading punctuation marks.... Phenominally fast at reading but they said that I don't retain the information.... So in essence it was to slow me down... How that translated into computer time playing video games and learning to type is a bigger conspiracy imho than the class itself..... Now i'm very tech savy and haven't ran accross a program I can't learn. It's not rocket science.... But I feel I could grasp the concept of that and be successful if I put my mind to it.... laymanly stated my learnt aptitude is off the charts.
Originally posted by SweetKarma
reply to post by WhiteAlice
Wierd- I remember the EEG's and other neuro tests too being done once a year (at least). Funny you brought it up, because I remember being VERY young- in the age range of 3 or so, and my mother was making sure I was prepared and not scared about the tests they were going to do to me.
Hey thanks- for the nice memory....