Cassidy Gifted and Talented News

Week of February 1

What We Are Up to This Week in Gifted and Talented

In Literacy, we are continuing with book clubs where students do comprehension activities and read in small groups. All of 5th grade is reading Johnny Tremain for their book club and should be finishing it soon. They will be doing a research project of their choice in conjunction with this book. All other grade levels are working on their opinion unit. We will read a variety of opinion texts and discuss what makes a text persuasive. Students will then complete their own opinion project on a topic of their choice (e.g., commercial, poster, presentation).

In math, we are focusing on explaining why we have used a particular process to solve a problem.

In art, students are working on a project that they want to complete that involves both research and practice of a particular technique. For example, a student might choose to research Monet and then practice developing a painting using his techniques.

General Intellectual

In General Intellectual, students are working on using inferencing and critical thinking skills to solve complex problems using a variety of problem solving techniques.

In Leadership, students are working on a research project or action project. For example, they might choose to research the leadership skills of a great leader or they might choose something they want to change in the world or at Cassidy and design/implement a plan.

In creativity, students are working on a project where they have to put their creativity skills to use. For example, they might choose to design an alien that is suited to live on a particular planet. They must consider how the alien will move depending on gravity, get sustenance depending on what is available on that planet, and survive the heat/cold on that planet.

In the Community

Kentucky Association for Gifted Education Conference - An Evening for Parents - February 22 - click for more info