Gifted and Talented Tidbits 5
by Lenora Barnes 9/25/15
The students will need to bring their composition book to class next week, if they have not already done so. Everyone will need to have it for class next week. We will keep these in our classroom.
Next week we will continue with our unit on giftedness. We will focus on the first few success tips for gifted children. The booklet that we create will become a permanent part of the students' journals for future reference.
We will begin the design process for our Global Cardboard Challenge projects. We will not begin building our GCC projects until the week of October 5, so students should not be bring supplies before then.
DID YOU KNOW?
MYTH #5 - Acceleration Placement Options Are Socially Harmful For Gifted Students
Academically gifted students often feel bored or out of place with their age peers and naturally gravitate towards older students who are more similar as “intellectual peers.” Studies have shown that many students are happier with older students who share their interest than they are with children the same age. Therefore, acceleration placement options such as early entrance to Kindergarten, grade skipping, or early exit should be considered for these students.
- National Association For Gifted Children