Sixth Grade Quest Update
What are we up to?
While preparing these advertisements, we are working on:
- Speaking clearly and using informative language
- Presenting with poise
- Collaborating with peers in a positive and encouraging way
- Managing our time well.
It has been exciting to see students already begin to grow in these domains!
Presentation from 9/13
Take a look at what's ahead...
Soon, we will be brainstorming ideas for our own novels, so that on November 1st, 46 days from now, students will be able to jump right into their writing adventures. Stay tuned for more information in messages to come!
Never too late....
...to learn more!
Anxiety Some ideas about intensity and gifted students, as well as some ideas of how to help, especially using creativity as a power tool. (Anxious kids often use creativity as a "What If Weapon" instead...but creativity can also take them to happier places!)
Test Anxiety This is another, targeted, kind of anxiety, often mixed with perfectionism or speediness. Kids begin to become more aware of grades in the middle school (we'll talk about this another time), and with that comes a greater amount of stress.
Time Management Need I say more? We're doing a lot of work on lighting the "fire within" to make transitions more focused and to be aware of time as we go through each day!
Heroes Gifted Classes Enroll by September 30th for a vast array of Rutgers based classes
My favorite Quest resource, Hoagies Gifted, has a lot of material for parents to enjoy...including lists of ideas for books, movies, and gifts.... I know it's not an event, per se, but I wanted to make sure I shared it!