Cassidy Gifted and Talented News

Week of February 22

What We Are Up to This Week in GT

In literacy, students in grades 2-4 are finishing up their opinion pieces so keep an eye out for those to start showing up on our Gifted and Talented Student Work page on

Fifth graders have almost all finished their projects to go along with Johnny Tremain so those are posted on our Student Work page as well (if they wanted to have them posted there).

As all grades finish their current projects, we will move into a unit on Historical Fiction. Students will choose a book from whatever time period they choose and will be doing a project to go along with it. Fifth grade will specifically target the Civil War to go along with what they are/will soon be studying in Social Studies.

In math, we are continuing to work on accelerating the curriculum, meaning that we will be teaching any grade level content that is needed and then moving on to more challenging above grade level content. We will also continue our work with advanced problem solving and metacognition (being mindful of our thought processes so that we can explain our thinking).

Art, Creativity, and/or Leadership:
All students are continuing to work on the projects they selected.

General Intellectual:
Students in these groups have been working on higher level thinking, reasoning, and logic through complex problem solving. We are using a program called Problem Solvers in 2nd and 3rd grade and Deductive Reasoning in 4th and 5th grade.

In the Community

Kentucky Association for Gifted Education Conference - An Evening for Parents - February 22 - click for more info

E-Day (Engineering Open House Day) at UK - February 27 - click for more info