GT Parent Update

March 2022

Student Highlight from Beaumont

GT is a needed program, and opens paths and knowledge for students. For instance, GT isn’t just more work. GT gives me challenges and important experiences that help me learn and grow, academically and personally. GT is fundamental for growth in the human mind. Without GT, I would be learning topics that I already know and don’t help me learn. Not only does GT help me expand my knowledge, but it gives me a feeling of pride. It made me think, if I’m in GT, I could learn more outside of school. And I did. I learned more from this astonishing program, and many other of my GT friends too. GT is important to me, others, and the world, and opens windows to growing experiences for all.


Clara Teglas

5th grade

Beaumont

Grade Level News

Second Grade

Our 2nd graders are practicing their thinking and problem-solving skills through a 3 Act Task. During the first Act of this type of math task, students watch a short video, then brainstorm math questions that could be solved to reveal the focus question. They are then given a few more clues in the second Act to help them solve the focus math question. Once they use their problem-solving strategies to solve the math task and share their thinking, the Act 3 video allows them to check their solution. Your child can continue his/her learning by logging into his/her Canvas account on a computer at home or at school and completing the independent activities at the end of their modules.

Third Grade

Our third graders are working on a mini-research project using the Relation Chart Advancing Strategy while learning about the past, present, and future of 3-D printed robotic hands. The students are learning how to take notes while reading articles and watching videos about how these 3-D printed hands are created to help children that are missing all or part of their hand. Your child can continue his/her learning by logging into his/her Canvas account on a computer at home or at school and completing the asynchronous activities within this module.

Fourth Grade

The 4th grade GT students are learning about using critical thinking and problem-solving while working through multi-step problem-solving tasks centered around the world of Harry Potter. Before the students jump into the critical thinking math tasks, they are using abstract thinking to complete a Forced Association Advancing Strategy by making connections between seemingly unrelated images. Throughout this unit, students are practicing and reflecting on their own self-management. Your child can continue his/her learning by logging into his/her Canvas account on a computer at home or at school and completing the asynchronous activities within this module.

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Fifth Grade

In fifth grade, the GT students are using their knowledge of fractions and pattern blocks to complete a multi-step math task. In this task, the students are challenged with determining the fraction size and value of an area of land given only the total value. The students then analyze and make comparisons with the way they solved the task versus the other ways to come to the solution. Some students choose to multiply fractions while others determine the fraction based on the percentage of the total value. Your child can continue his/her learning by logging into his/her Canvas account on a computer at home or at school and completing the asynchronous activities within this module.