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"I fully expect the third grade to hold plenty of difficulties, but I've had a restful summer and think I'm up to whatever challenges I encounter."
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Saint Anthony's School for Gifted Parents
"He has the tweeting skills of a man twice his age."
"They're in the gifted program."
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'Obviously, the school board is giving an unfair advantage to gifted students.'
There were occasional moments when she questioned her decision to work with truly gifted students.
'Gifted class, indeed. One is gifted in science, but he can't read - one is gifted in reading, but won't even try math...'
"Josh, to be 'boyfriend and girlfriend,' we need to share the same interests! Let's calculate the distance between the moon and the sun!"
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"I wish I could help Gracie with her homework."
"School is loverly this time of year."
"What did you study in school today, Gracie?"
"I got an 'A' on my math test and I didn't even study. It makes me feel so...so...guilty."
"That museum tour was great! My favorite part was the dinosaur skeletons! What was your favorite part, Nora?"
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"My dad doesn't nag me enough about going to college."
"What does your father do for a living?"
Gracie can't sleep by counting sheep so she sleeps by counting A+ grades.
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"First I'm getting a Bachelor's Degree, the a Master's Degree, then a Doctor's Degree!"
"It helps to read a grade level ahead!"
Gracie invents a smart spray from her science kit.
"Excuse me, do you know how to get to the public library?"
"Did you hear? Melinda Alvarez, the smartest girl in school, made an ice cream machine for her science project and then shared it with all her teachers! What did you make, Gracie?"
"Smart kids are dumb. They're soooo boring."
"This summer, to get ahead of schedule, I read 'The Aguero Sisters' by Cristina Garcia."
"Tia Carmen, did you ever wish summer was over...so you could be in school?"
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