The TAG Alliance

Talented & Gifted News for Wolf Creek and Conley Hills ES

DECEMBER 2018

Sharing tips to create an alliance between your classroom and the TAG classroom

Welcome to the TAG Alliance!!

Each month, you will be provided with helpful strategies, articles, videos, motivational tips, etc. on ways that can help you increase your knowledge and interest in gifted education. The goal is that the information found here will be a resource you find valuable and can help you better serve all our students, but specifically the gifted and high potential populations in our classrooms.

This month's suggestion is the Chalk Talk Routine

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doXtVENCq8M

Do you have this student in your class? If so, let's talk!

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Gifted Characteristic Spotlight - Inquiry

High Curiosity Level

Whether he's flying high, getting all wet, creating sticky situations, or even losing his way, learning something new is always exciting for Curious George.


Gifted children often have a high curiosity level and dive into subjects with a passion not seen in most children their age. Amend Psychological Services says it is not unusual for a gifted child to learn the names of all the dinosaurs or the stats for every player on a baseball team at a very young age. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center calls this characteristic a “deep absorption in activities that interest them,” and parents of gifted children learn quickly just how saturated that absorption can go, when they have to take a child to the library or help them find facts on the Internet over and over again.


INQUIRY: Questions, experiments, explores - Seeks in-depth knowledge, understanding , or information


Student may

 ask unusual questions for age

 play around with ideas

 demonstrate extensive exploratory behaviors

Asynchronous Development - A Must Read for Teachers & Parents of Gifted and High Achieving Students

Why Gifted Children May Have Behavior Problems

CISS Characteristics

Click on the tab below for a list and description of the 10 characteristics to look for during the 10 day CISS window due to being Monday, January 7, 2019.
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Wolf Creek - CISS WINDOW

Monday, Jan. 7th 2019 at 8am to Friday, Jan. 18th 2019 at 12pm

Wolf Creek - TAG Classroom - Room 521

Educators will actively observer students to view which demonstrate gifted characteristics using the Characteristic Instrument for Screening Students form

Conley Hills - CISS WINDOW (Dates are subject to change)

Monday, Jan. 14th 2019 at 7:30am-2pm

Conley Hils - TAG Classroom - Room 201

Educators will actively observer students to view which demonstrate gifted characteristics using the Characteristic Instrument for Screening Students form

Happy Holiday!!