I shared a blog tour post by Madelaine’s Gifted Kids students with some of my own Gifted Online students today. My Thursday chatters are aged 6 to 13. Here are their own six word stories about giftedness, which they send with Gifted Online’s thanks and greetings to Madelaine’s Tuesday class.
A gift seems to come with instructions:
- Use this gift to your advantage.
- Never ever change who you are.
- Strive to achieve, don’t give up.
- Do not be afraid to learn.
- Don’t look back, but look ahead.
How does this giftedness thing work?
- Well it builds then bursts out.
- Giftedness does not come over night.
- Giftedness has no on/off switch.
- No one can steal it away.
We echoed the difference theme from Madelaine’s class:
- I am different but I’m me.
- Different, but not different some ways.
- Proud to be different. Won’t change.
- Extremely smart, but still normal though.
A dazzling metaphor about being the one who stands out:
- A moon out of the stars.
Gifts are good things:
- You usually have more life opportunities.
- Giftedness is being never limited, ever.
- Giftedness is definitely not a disadvantage.
- Gifted minds NEVER stop growing…NEVER.
- Gifted: Who said it was impossible?
- Only limited by your imagination… Gifted!
We have a creative problem solver who decided that words in brackets, while clarifying meaning, should not be counted by teachers:
- Never stop your imagination, always keep (it on).
People who absolutely always read Clarice Bean, and write very beautiful words, also get around the word count:
- Gifted is inside you. Inside your soul and self.
I am told that this code will not execute because the parameters are undefined. This had such interesting parallels with what happens when education providers are not ready for gifted students that I did not count words here, either:
And poetry. I am a sucker for poetry, as well. Six words on every line:
Is it because I’m a twin?
Is it because I don’t swear?
Is it because I love geometry?
No, it’s not any of those.
I was born gifted, that’s all.
And yes, that’s all for today. Please leave some comments for the children below.
Find other #NZGAW Blog Tour posts at ultranet.giftededucation.org.nz/WebSpace/1104/.
You can contribute to gifted awareness by reading, writing or sharing posts. Please also consider talking to a parent, a teacher, a school board member or a principal about giftedness. If at all possible, write to your Member of Parliament.