Ideas for a gifted kid........
Our son is set to start second grade next week, but....
We've just had him tested by an independant child psychologist. The early results show him to be at a 5th grade level for math and around a third or forth grade level for reading/lang. arts.
Clearly second grade isn't the place for him to be, but is also clear the simply skipping him to third grade also may not be the best answer.
Has any one had any experience with self-guided computer based programs that he could do on his own during the normal math/reading periods of the day?
We found one for from Stanford (http://epgy.stanford.edu/), but haven't found any real opinions about it. Our thought with this was that our son could go to the school library during math/reading and use this programming. We'd of course foot the bill.
None of the private schools in the area seem to be any better equiped to help then the local (excellent for 95% of kids) public schools.
Any other opinions or thoughts on possible options?