My "Gifted" Child
Lo is in Target, the accelerated learning program. She spends Thursdays in a special class, studying more advanced subject matter.
This afternoon, in the car, she started the conversation by talking about turtles--not an unusual topic. Then:
Lo: Do you know what a furtle is?
TR: A cross between a frog and a turtle?
Lo: No. It's an animal that lays eggs in the spring.
TR: A certain kind of animal?
Lo: No! It can be any kind. If a butterfly lays an egg, it's a furtle; if a cow lays an egg, it's a furtle. We learned it in Target.