“I don’t want to eat at the table tonight – I want to take a tray to my bedroom” said Sprite
“There- I have now finished my Latin homework!”
“I beg your pardon?”I said “I have not seen any sign of you working on Latin homework.”
“There, see – Decline table” said Sprite “DONE!”
“She makes me SO cross!” barked Intellectual Dabrowski “Sometimes I don’t know whether she is lazy or being smart aleck or if she is genuinely having problems doing her homework. I am sure she really does understand it. And if she does need extra help she could always visit these sites”
Trescolumnae Joyful Latin Learning
All about the Latin Language
“I thought that was a very creative response!” said Imaginational Dabrowski “But I guess the teacher would not be satisfied with it.”
I made a mental note that I need to discuss the pros and cons of ‘Pleading the Pink Slipper’ with Sprite and post about it in a blog post soon.
This discussion about Mensa and tables and invitations to a seat at the table was very timely for me.
I had just enjoyed a #gtchat session with guest expert Lisa Van Gemert
from American Mensa http://www.us.mensa.org/
The Storify transcript, overview and links will be posted soon on the #gtchat blog at http://globalgtchatpoweredbytagt.wordpress.com/
There was a theme of sharing together around the meal table in the
Cheetah Conservation Foundation News Fall Issue
Lisa Conrad asked on her Gifted Parenting Support blog ‘Is there a place at the table for parents?’
And the Institute for Educational Advancement replied with a warm invitation
Parents, please take a seat at our table.
I would love to see other organisations also expressing invitations like this as parents have a great deal of knowledge understanding and experience that they can bring to the table!