My son is going in to K. While he is not gifted, he certainly does have his wits about him. He also had the benefit of attending an excellent preschool that focused on academics and enrichment. He's shown a great deal of interest in reading and writing and so this summer we've been working on that. It's been a casual thing, but it just hit me last week that I have all the tools to assess him and guide his learning the same way I would any of my students. So I broke out the DRA kit and developmental spelling lists and all that good stuff. It felt a little weird. Kind of like it was over the top. But, at the same time, if we are going to be working on literacy skills it makes sense to have an accurate idea of where he is at to guide instruction. I guess I'm just wondering what other teacher moms do. Do you assess your own kids? What do you do with that info?