We started off the year with two units: hot air balloons and a book study, Michael Vey. Our book study will be a lot of fun; the students will be expanding their reading and comprehension with Bloom's Taxonomy higher level questions and activities related to the book. The book seems to be a big hit!
We will also start logic and analogies in a couple of weeks. Logic is an excellent opportunity for each of us to boost brain activity, enhance memory and processing speed, improve concentration, and logic provides emotional satisfaction and sense of accomplishment.
"It's not that I's so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. " Albert Einstein
We have talked about the importance of EFFORT and how we should incorporate this into our academic vocabulary just like we do in sports and extracurricular activities. This is not something that gifted kids have had to practice in elementary school. Effort is a requirement, though, as we start taking more challenging classes.
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