My daughter is in Kindergarten this year and she is loving school. She has always loved "school" - pre-K and even before that! She has always been a fast learner, very inquisitive and an avid reader. So, we had her tested for GT. I'm new to the district and not very familiar with the testing process. Even though I have been a GT teacher in my two previous districts, my new district does some things differently. I really wasn't sure if she would qualify or not but I wanted to see. As it turns out, she does qualify and now has the label of "GT". When I found out, I was proud and excited for her because I believe she needs those services.
When I tell close friends and family, the responses have been varied and somewhat surprising to be honest. Some have said, "Well you are a teacher so of course she is." or "You have been "teaching" her since she was born. She has an advantage having a mother who is a teacher." I have also heard from family members..."GT, is that even a real thing?" "So, she is smart. Lots of people are smart."
I guess it will be an interesting journey for all us and we will figure it out on the way!