Rhino Challenge News
February 12, 2016
What We're Learning
Students have just about completed their Psychology Profile and determined if they were introverts or extroverts, optimists or pessimists, what kind of leadership qualities they have, what their creativity quotient is, whether they are instrinsically or extrinsically motivated, what their body language says, and so much more! To cap off our profiles, students made a monster glyph based on their qualities.
We've learned how Bloom's Taxonomy has different levels of thinking that requires you to apply knowledge as you move up in levels instead of just memorizing facts. Our darling Gerfuls helped us out with that! We're keeping the Gerfuls around to learn about the Icons of Depth and Complexity in the coming weeks.
We took a multiple intelligences survey to determine what kind of "smarts" we have - linguistic, visual, musical, kinesthetic, logical, nature, interpersonal, or intrapersonal. Students got to apply their smarts at stations for each area.
Students showed what they know about Gerfuls by working their way through Bloom's Taxonomy.
Students created monster glyphs based on their Psychology Profile traits.
Students explored their multiple intelligences by rotating through stations.
I expect the cost for chaperones to be same. Unfortunately, the Aquarium charges for adults to be in the classes with students. I'll send out more information in March!
Summer Enrichment Scholarships are awarded to identified gifted students grades K- 12, who are currently participating in a gifted program and who want to enrich their learning experience during the summer months. The maximum summer scholarship award is $400. Students may use these scholarships to attend programs with an academic, fine arts, or performing arts focus.
The application deadline for TAGT scholarship applications is February 26 if submitted electronically. All applicants will be notified of their status by April 15.
Your Kids Are Gifted. Should You Tell Them?
"Do they need to know why the the other four year olds ignore their lectures on the life cycle of the butterfly? Do they need to know why no one else is crying when the trees are cut down? Do they need to know that other first graders don’t really want to read the dictionary every day? You betcha."