Gifted Gazette

Maplebrook Elementary~ March

Happy March!

I have been SO impressed this past month with the excitement & amazing hard work that our G/T students have shown as we have gotten back into the swing of things and begun our TPSP research projects through Renzulli Learning using Google Classroom and SeeSaw. It has been wonderful to watch & listen to their thoughtful discussions, brainstorming, and desire to learn more. We have a wide range of GT projects this year and I couldn't be more excited. We have students looking at Enigmas, City of the Future, Crack the Code, Bridges, Animal Adaptations, Art Exploration, and Animal Habitats! Wonderful things have been taking place, and I cannot wait to see where this next month takes us!

❤️Mrs. Cannon

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Students have been also learning about how our brain works and challenging both sides of our brain! Check out a few challenging puzzles that your student has worked on and see if you can figure them out!! If not, I bet they would be happy to help you. :)

Good Resources

Free Webinars

Renzulli Center Third Thursday Parenting Topics (Streaming LIVE at 8 p.m. Eastern):

  • Talking with Children About Their Giftedness (Del Siegle) – March 18
  • Perfectionism and Productive Struggle (Catherine Little) – April 15

Click here for webinars!

Recorded Professional Learning Webinar Videos

GT Project Information

What's Next?

  • Begin researching and taking notes in a digital way through Google documents/SeeSaw/or paper copy depending on the students preferences
  • Begin exploring various options for final presentation products & choose one that best fits their needs
  • Begin creating a final product - this must to be in a digital format (or an uploaded video of their project and/or creation such as a tri-fold board/poster etc.) to be uploaded to Renzulli for our Expo

How Can I Help?

  • Ask your student about what they have selected to do their project over.
  • Let your student present to you the research that they have already found & discuss and check in with them periodically.
  • Help your student brainstorm final product options & come to a final decision.
  • Assist your student in the revising/editing process of their final project.

Contact Information

Jessica Cannon, M.Ed.

Maplebrook Elementary

Extended Learning Teacher (ELT)