GT Parent Update
Jameson Fleming, 3rd Grader from Rocky Hill Elementary School
Are there GT activities being shared with classroom teachers to offer GT students when they finish their work and have nothing to do?
The GT Department has created Advanced Intervention Modules (A.I.M.) for both Reading and Math for all students (not just GT students) to complete in grades K-5 using their classrooms' Canvas page. These lessons are standards-based and are relatively new. We are offering Professional Development to teachers on how to utilize these lessons on February 21st.
Research and Inquiry Units have been created by the GT Department and are aligned with the new reading series. Students learn how to research topics and create a project to present the information learned. This is available for advanced students in grades K-5.
GRADE LEVEL NEWS
Grade 3 students spent two weeks learning about perseverance. Students first reflect on mindset and share their own thoughts about situations involving perseverance. Students then learn the definition of perseverance and apply their new learning by completing an interactive concept capsule. Be sure to ask your child about this engaging activity!
Students in fourth grade spent several weeks learning about delayed gratification. They began with exploring the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment by watching a video about the 1972 study. Next, they explored further by reading an article about current research regarding delayed gratification. Students then used this learning to participate in a discussion with their peers.