Presentation on theme: "Eastvalley Target Sarah Covington and Kristine Anderson (1 st and 5 th grades)_."— Presentation transcript:
Eastvalley Target Sarah Covington and Kristine Anderson (1 st and 5 th grades)_
Is interested Has good ideas Learns with ease 6-8 repetitions for mastery Good memorizer Answers the questions asked by teacher Enjoys straightforward presentation Is pleased with his/her learning THE BRIGHT CHILD Is highly curious Has wild, silly ideas Already knows 1-2 repetitions for mastery Good guesser Discusses in detail, elaborates Thrives on complexity of issues Is highly self-critical THE GIFTED CHILD
Knowledge: How many bears lived in the house visited by Goldilocks? Comprehension: How did the bears feel when they discovered Goldilocks in the bed? Application: If Goldilocks had examined books belonging to each bear, which would she have preferred?
Analysis: Why did Goldilocks always prefer the item which belonged to Baby Bear? Synthesis: Suppose the bears had not returned at that time. How might the story have ended differently? Evaluation: Should Goldilocks have entered the bears’ house?
Concrete Simple Basic Fewer facets More structured Less independence Abstract Complex Transformational Multi-facets More open Greater independence
Critical thinking through problem solving, brainteasers Creative thinking Unit activities such as research, discussion, simulation, practical investigation/experimentation, product generation Hands-On Equations (in grades 3-5) Technology integration
Visual and kinesthetic system of teaching algebraic concepts as early as third grade Prepares students for understanding algebraic problems Uses game pieces consisting of pawns and numbered cubes
Acceptable progress defined as a majority of 2’s and/or 3’s in core areas of the report card in grades 1- 3 and “Meets Expectations” on core areas of the CRCT Acceptable progress defined as a minimum average of 80 in grades 4-5 across the core subjects of reading, English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies Student not maintaining satisfactory performance during grading period will be placed on probation for remaining school year Student removed from program at end of probation period if criteria not met during that marking period Removal and re-entry criteria-either by parent or teacher
New students New classes Change of teachers Change of day
Blog Phone calls Conferences
Process focused Interdisciplinary Grade 1: Stepping into Target Grade 2-3: The Heart Grades 4-5: Anurans on the Run (Frogs)
Gifted students should not be expected to make up missed regular classroom work or homework on scheduled Target day Target homework permitted on Target day
Raisin’ Brains: Surviving My Smart Family, by Karen L.J. Isaacson Raisin’ Brains: Surviving My Smart Family, by Karen L.J. Isaacson Hoagies Gifted Education Page Hoagies Gifted Education Page SENG SENG (Must register, but don’t fear… )
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