Sorry to hear your news - but at least your DD has a good alternative, which you are positive about
Frustrating that her teahcer put down that she daydreams (I don't think, if I were a teacher, that I would put a comment down like that on a childs appeal?!). The reason she propbably daydreams (my daughter does aswell), is because she is 'bored'. I know that my DD complains that she already knows the maths that they are being taught, and says that she almosts falls to sleep in class because she is so borded
All the best to you and your DD, keep up the positive attitude - it will definitely be hugely beneficial to your D.