Gifted in Paradise
A NEWSLETTER FOR THE PV GIFTED COMMUNITY
Summer Time = Time to Rejuvenate
Toss those schedules and find a quiet place to enjoy a good book. Choose a new genre to explore and just let the stresses of the school year float away on the river of words. Reread a favorite, experience the comfort of an old friend.
June and July offer our learners a wonderful gift if we are willing to allow them to experience it.
Time, unscheduled time, time to explore, time to wonder, time to invest in a passion that was pushed to the side.
Choose a book with your child and create your own book club. Find favorite passages to share with each other. Take time to giggle, to play a board game (have a tournament), and time to enjoy family and friends. So much of the school year involves us “making time” trying to squeeze things into an already busy schedule.
This summer, try something different. Instead of trying to “make time” this summer, take time back from the world of schedules and activities and REJUVENATE AND JUST ENJOY! - Karen
Recommended Resources for Summer R & R:
2023 Summer Camp & Resource List - Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented
Summer is just around the corner - here is a list of a few camps and other resources in Arizona we found that you may be interested in. This list will be updated throughout the spring and into summer, so check back for new programs and camps!
Home - Gifted and Talented Resources Directory
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30 Amazing Picture Books About Math
Young mathematicians often have a hard time understanding abstract math concepts. Enhancing your lessons with books about math for kids will help make connections while having fun in the process. Motivate your students while introducing new concepts, reinforcing ideas, and talking about all things math with some of our favorite books.
Books for Kids Who Love Math and Science
Young science and math fans will feel right at home with these captivating stories spanning a variety of genres, including nonfiction, mysteries, fantasies, robot tales, and steampunk and graphic novels. In some novels, science or math is key to the plot. In others, the characters have a knack for math and/or science.
We have created a Parent Portal to share support resources for parents of our gifted learners. Parents are welcome to peruse the portal to determine which resources would be helpful to support their children.
Gifted Summer School Registration Now Open
From Enrichment Classes to High School Summer School, we have many options to brighten your summer. Summer programming begins at the end of May and runs through the month of July. Classes are offered to students from kindergarten through high school.
Mark your calendar!
Supporting Twice-Exceptional Learners with Emily Kircher-Morris
Thursday, July 27, 2023
6 - 7:30 p.m. at the District Training Center
Register HERE: https://tinyurl.com/UPC-7-27-23-TwiceExceptional
At this session:
Identify the characteristics of a neurodivergent child.
Explore strategies to support a neurodivergent child.
Examine strategies to advocate for 2E students.
Emily Kircher-Morris, M.A., M.Ed., LPC, inspired by her own experiences as a neurodivergent person, is dedicated to destigmatizing neurodiversity and supporting neurodivergent people of all ages. She started her career in education and is now in private practice near St. Louis, Missouri as a licensed professional counselor, where she specializes in supporting neurodivergent kids and adults (and their families).
Emily hosts The Neurodiversity Podcast, which explores the psychological, educational, and social needs for enriching the lives of neurodivergent people. She speaks at statewide, national, and international conferences and frequently provides virtual and in-person professional development to educators, mental health clinicians, and parents worldwide.
Emily is the author of two books related to the development of children and teens who are neurodivergent and cognitively gifted. “Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners in Today's Classroom" (Free Spirit Publishing, 2021) focuses on supporting 2e learners in the educational setting, and the forthcoming "Raising Twice-Exceptional Children: A Handbook for Parents of Neurodivergent Gifted Kids" (Routledge, 01/22) is a guide for parents navigating the world of twice-exceptionality.
Register for this FREE parent seminar!
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The PVSchools Gifted Department has started a new tradition that aims to continue to instill the values of community service and giving back. Each semester, teachers in the department select a community project to participate in. During the first semester, teachers had the privilege of packing boxes at St.
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