My grandson Davis is excellent in Math. He is not satisfied by being in the Talented and Gifted program where everything is so much more advanced than the regular classes.
He wants more.
I picked him up from school this afternoon, and asked him how his day was. He said it was good. Give it a number on a scale of 1 to 10, I said. Hmm, a 9, he replied. Why, I asked.
I just don’t like that we are constantly working on tests and making sure we are doing them right. We are not learning. I want to learn more and more and more.
He thinks all this advanced math, is too easy for him. He says he is bored. This constant running towards higher goals, may be well and good, but I wonder how far he can go in this pursuit of wanting to excel.
Small strokes of a painter’s brush mixing simple colors at first, finally complete a masterpiece. Should I tell him that? Will he have patience to hear me? Or will he continue to run instead of walking?
ZSA_MD NPM April 4th 2016.