Summer Institute for the Gifted

"California Fun" at UC Berkeley, Volume I, Issue I

Attention Parents and Guardians!

We hope you like our new look for the parent newsletter! The staff at SIG UC Berkeley wanted to re-invent our newsletter into a more visual newsletter and still keep you informed of all of the events happening during the session.


Academic Enrichment-SIG: Apprentice

I'm Jordan Kouassi from Chicago, and I'm very interested in business. I was ecstatic when I found out there would be a business class at SIG UC Berkeley. We're becoming competent in business in general, and it's very applicable to real life. I'm hoping to start a business in a few years, and the skills I learned in SIG Apprentice will help me do so.

Written by Jordan Kouassi


Academic Enrichment: Crime Scene Investigation

My favorite course at SIG is Crime Scene Investigation; it is about how to deal with crime and solve crime. Taking this course gives us a better understanding of forensic science. This course contains physics, math, anthropology, chemistry, and the study of DNA. CSI is the best course I've ever had!

Written by Tianai Ren


Upcoming Events: This Sunday

"Meet Your Teacher" Day-: 9 am to 11 am in the Unit 2 Rec Room. This is an open time for you to speak with your student's instructors about their academic progress.
Parent Visitation Day: If you or a guest (that is listed on the Permission to Leave form) are picking up a student, you will sign the student out in the lobby of the Towle residential halls with the SIG staff on duty.
SIG Talent Show: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in Anna Head (This is the same building as the Parent Orientation.)


Brain Teaser

A farmer in California owns a beautiful pear tree. He supplies fruit to a nearby grocery store. The store owner has called the farmer to see how much fruit is available for him to purchase. The farmer know that the main trunk has 24 branches. Each branch has 12 boughs and each bough has 6 twigs. Since each twig bears one piece of fruit, how many plums will the farmer be able to sell?


Summer Institute for the Gifted-UC Berkeley Residential Staff