It is the experience from Gifted class that remains in my memory and that I want to somewhat try to recreate for those in my life now.
- I tried to create a new cultural experience for our youth group with food each week during our Lunch Bunch in the summer because we did that in Gifted class and I loved it
- We have many of the same board games here at home that we played in Gifted
- I still find myself reading books and watching movies not solely for mindless entertainment, but sometimes look for life lessons in them
- I love experiencing new cultural events and want to introduce that to my family--Check out our blog at http://kansas150th-150thingstodoinkansas.blogspot.com/. I often thought of Gifted class on our adventures around the state.
So, I've decided what I want for my kids is not necessarily a Gifted program. There are both good and bad ones out there. I was just fortunate enough to have a great one throughout Jr. High/High School when I needed it the most. What I want for my kiddos is to find a group of people they feel comfortable with and who will let them be themselves. I want them to have a group of peers who will encourage them to always do their best and reach for the stars. I want them to be challenged to continue to do better and better and have someone to celebrate with when they reach their goals.
Thank you Mrs. Sebelius and the JJAAS. I am who I am today partly because of you.