BPS Middle School HAL Services
It is hard to believe the first semester of the 2014-15 school year will be coming to an end in a couple of weeks. Over the course of the first semester, Mr. Larson and students identified for HAL services have focused on various social and emotional concepts such as having a growth mindset, identity, handling stress, time management, self-regulation, motivation, pressure, self-advocacy, and goal setting. These skills are imperative as students handle various challenges throughout the year within all curricular areas.
As we shift into the next semester, you may find that your child's delivery of HAL services may change slightly. The foundation of your child's high-ability learner services takes place in the classroom through varied challenges and differentiated instruction. Mr. Larson is collaborating with teachers in order to ensure we are able to work as a team to meet the varying needs of our high-ability learners. In an effort to increase collaboration with teachers, Mr. Larson may shift the scheduling of HAL services slightly. Our goal is to continue working with teachers in order to enhance, enrich, and extend the learning experiences for your child.
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When you have a moment, check out the various parent resources that are available. These resources include, but are not limited to: journals/magazines, publishers, websites, affective support, and organizations focused on high-ability learners.
It's not too early to start thinking about summer enrichment opportunities! Many applications and registration forms have deadlines in early spring. Check out this list of opportunities to see which might be a great fit for your child.
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) is a resource providing several tools for parents, educators, and students. While high-ability learners may excel academically, we must continue to support each one emotionally.