Declining the Table

“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
http://tconline.trescolumnae.com/

http://joyfullatinlearning.wordpress.com/

All about the Latin Language
http://www.learnlatinquickly.com/index.html

“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
http://lisavangemert.com/index.html

http://www.giftedguru.com/

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
http://cl.publicaster.com/ViewInBrowser.aspx?pubids=9223%7c627%7c63871%7c7941&digest=EzPi%2bOW4B%2fOs1wjVhx7Y3A&sysid=1

Lisa Conrad asked on her Gifted Parenting Support blog ‘Is there a place at the table for parents?’
http://giftedparentingsupport.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/is-there-place-at-table-for-parents.html

And the Institute for Educational Advancement replied with a warm invitation
Parents, please take a seat at our table.
http://educationaladvancement.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/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!