Sunday, February 12, 2017

Arosha’s Desk

VIVO Height Adjustable Childrens Desk & Chair Set.Just a short note on our new home improvement. Arosha has outgrown his old work desk that was given to us by Zhanna. It has gotten a LOT of use. Alёna did some research and ordered a new desk and chair set made by VIVO. It has a lot of good reviews and both pieces are height adjustable. Arosha has a lot of use for the desk and hopefully it will serve him for a long time.

Arosha's old desk. Taking in March of last year.This school year he has 2 hours or so of homework on daily basis. This is the first grade of Gifted and Talented program. Sometimes it seems that Gifted and Talented stands not for more challenging or interesting work, but for simply more. I’m sure doing a lot is beneficial and will surely put him ahead of his peers outside of the program, but for the first grade it just seems like an overkill.
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Gifted and Talented

Our son.While we were on our great vacation in Mexico we got a great piece of news via email. Back in January Arosha has taken a test administered by the Board of Education of NYC for Gifted and Talented program. I worried for how he was going to do, but we were hoping that he would get over 90 to get admitted into this program. Alena ordered several books to work on logic and Arosha seemed to enjoy going through them quite a bit. He found solving puzzles fun.

Solving puzzles.We were very very happy to find out that he scored 97 out of 99 possible points, meaning that he did better than 97% of other kids. He got a perfect 99 on the logic part, but lost a couple of points on the verbal part. His attention sometimes wonders and the examinator is not allowed to repeat the question. Kids have to catch the question on the first try. He still did very well on it too. Needless to say we’re extremely proud of him. Now he has a choice of many schools in the city, but we’re probably going to pick our local school as our top choice.
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