Tag: Gifted

Reflections of Homeschooling a Profoundly Gifted Child

As we begin a new year, I have reflected over the past four in regards to homeschooling. When we decided homeschooling was Madison’s best option, and by we, I mean Madison, Jeff and I, it was because she was bored to tears in school.… Continue Reading “Reflections of Homeschooling a Profoundly Gifted Child”

Intrinsic Motivation

I could shout this article to the rooftops. It’s such a great read, I felt the need to share it. https://freespiritpublishingblog.com/2018/11/12/8-ideas-for-building-intrinsic-motivation-to-learn-in-students/

Our Incredible Journey of Giftedness

One of these days I am going to go back and read all of the posts I’ve written on this blog. I am so grateful I wrote them so Madison and I can go back at any time and read the wonderful times and… Continue Reading “Our Incredible Journey of Giftedness”

Madison’s Gifted Educational Jumps

During the time I have homeschooled Madison I have noticed that she makes major educational jumps. They are hard to explain. When she learns things she ‘jumps’ five times ahead of what she’s learned. They aren’t just jumps, they’re big jumps. I’ve had to… Continue Reading “Madison’s Gifted Educational Jumps”

Jumping Through Hoops

Madison loves to create. Especially when it comes to nature. She builds things with mud and leaves and sticks. Someday I am sure I’ll understand why she has done this since she could walk. But for now I don’t try to make sense of… Continue Reading “Jumping Through Hoops”

The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back

When Madison went to public school I saved all of her papers. Every single one. It’s a good thing she only attended Kinder and First Grade. 😉 I went though all of these papers recently to throw away the ones that I didn’t want… Continue Reading “The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back”

Homeschooling a Radically Accelerated Profoundly Gifted Child

Raising Madison has been a trip. She’s a trip. There’s no other way to explain it really. In a nutshell, I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I agreed to homeschool her. I had no idea what she could accomplish… Continue Reading “Homeschooling a Radically Accelerated Profoundly Gifted Child”

Gifted Homeschool Curriculum Update May 2018

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see the disclosure policy. Madison wrapped up her Spring Semester by completing Intro to Latin, Philosophy, Political Systems, and Wordly Wise Book 7. She also finished her year long Introduction to Composition, which was an accredited course… Continue Reading “Gifted Homeschool Curriculum Update May 2018”

Gifted Homeschooling Curriculum Update February 2018

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my complete disclosure policy. Here is an update on what Madison is currently learning by subject. 🙂 Math: We began using ALEKS in October and it is working very well for Madison. This is the first… Continue Reading “Gifted Homeschooling Curriculum Update February 2018”

Washington D.C. Day 7

Day 7 was our last day in Washington D.C. Jeff took Madison back to the Museum of Natural History while I got everything packed up. She insisted on going back to the butterfly garden again. 😂 They stopped to take pictures along the National… Continue Reading “Washington D.C. Day 7”

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