Thursday, July 07, 2005

SENG Conference in New Mexico, See You July 14th

We're headed off to the SENG (Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children) Conference, so we'll be taking a break from blogging for the next week. Our kids have been doing some last minute learning about New Mexico geology, Los Alamos, the Anasazi, and Billy the Kid. It'll be fun.

The speakers also look terrific - this is one keynote's description..."Alisa's Cuban-born father was placed in the fourth grade when he arrived in the U.S. at age fifteen, because he spoke no English; he went on to become a famed professor of Latin American sociology. Alisa, now the top-selling Latina novelist in the U.S., was failed out of freshman English by a high school English teacher for not following rules. And Alisa's son was recently misdiagnosed as autistic because he did not ift in at preschool, preferred sprinkler systems to toy cars, and had taught himself to read..."

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