Welcome to 2013-2014 School Year. Here is what we are doing in gifted education....
First Grade: In order to meet all our new first graders I will be doing short higher level thinking activities in each classroom this year.
First Semester: I can become a paleontologist by search for dinosaur bones then rebuilting the dinosaur.
Second Semester: I can use problem solving strategies using money.
First Semester: I can use problem solving and deductive reasoning to translate a story from Nertz to English.
Second Semester I can learn math and problem solving by complete the Math Quest simulation.
First Semester: I can solve problrems make small robotic tools.
Second Semester: I can learn about cultures by studying archeology.
First Semester: I can learn about being an inventor by identifing a need, inventing a product to fix the need, then creating it out of recycled products.
3rd Quarter: I can develop my higher level thinking skill while working with NXT Robotics kits.
4th Quarter: l I can learn about affective needs gifted students may have by reading and discussing The Gifted Student Survival Guide.