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coochybottom Wed 24-Sep-08 21:47:44

if your DCs are G&T then?

snarky Wed 24-Sep-08 21:49:14

they jostle pleasingly in a crystal tumbler with ice cubes and a little twist of lime?

coochybottom Wed 24-Sep-08 21:50:24

grin grin

WinkyWinkola Wed 24-Sep-08 21:51:00

Giggle. grin

coochybottom Wed 24-Sep-08 22:05:20

I really would like to know thou.And how old do they have to be before it can be comfirmed?

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Wed 24-Sep-08 22:08:39

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snarky Wed 24-Sep-08 22:09:29

18? Although they might be required to provide proof if they look under 21 <puerile snigger>

seriously? it's not a real definition is it? It's just an arbitrary and rather pointless label some schools take more seriously than others. Are your children happy at school? Are they thriving?

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Wed 24-Sep-08 22:09:53

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coochybottom Wed 24-Sep-08 22:12:34

Yes, my kids are doin great ta. Was just curious as i have just joined MN and wondered what this was all about!smile

notnowbernard Wed 24-Sep-08 22:14:53

For me, G&T means performing highly coplicated algebra-type mathematics aged 3 or reciting Beethoven symphonies after hearing it once

Not being able to count to 100 by 2nd birthday or roll over age 6w as some posts on MN sometimes suggest

I know fuck-all about it though grin

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Wed 24-Sep-08 22:16:52

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coochybottom Wed 24-Sep-08 22:18:21

At the risk of sounding ^ really^ mushy arent all kids "gifted"/a gift in their own sweet way anyway?

snickersnack Wed 24-Sep-08 22:18:44

I do think the 5% thing is barmy. I can see there's merit in giving more able kids more stretching work, but to stipulate that in every class, 5% (and no more and no less) are G&T seems to be crazy.

Piffle Wed 24-Sep-08 22:19:51

dunno
With ds1 was obvious from very early on still true today at age 14.5yrs

With dd was shocked when school said it.thought she was bright and enthusiastic and a decent reader, good with numbers but with visual SN

Turns out she is able to work 2yrs above her yr1 class

But not apparent to me blush
Reckon she will level out some
Ds1 never has
That's the main diff I reckon.
Precise huh
Was there one thread about a GT baby who lifted head at 4 wks hmm

abouteve Wed 24-Sep-08 22:20:51

Is this a serious question? Not being arsey but most answers are taking the piss.

notnowbernard Wed 24-Sep-08 22:24:03

I wasn't taking the piss

It is my opinion of what G&T is

coochybottom Wed 24-Sep-08 22:24:07

I agree with Malory-more able does not necessarily mean gifted. Surely "gifted" means just that, that they have a uniqueness that separates them from the others??

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Wed 24-Sep-08 22:25:17

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coochybottom Wed 24-Sep-08 22:26:52

What separated this child from the others?

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Wed 24-Sep-08 22:29:16

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MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Wed 24-Sep-08 22:29:59

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coochybottom Wed 24-Sep-08 22:30:40

Do you know what she went on to become?

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Wed 24-Sep-08 22:31:25

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MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Wed 24-Sep-08 22:32:14

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coochybottom Wed 24-Sep-08 22:32:59

Thanks for the chat. Off to bed now before I stay on here all night!!!grin

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