Reading & Writing
In reading and writing we enhance the units and push individuals to their personal levels of rigor. Wile a second grader in Gen Ed might be expected to write an opinion piece with just two reasons to support their opinion, a G&T student might be held to higher standards and be asked to provide 3 or 4 reasons to support with contextual evidence.
For reading, G&T tend to read at much higher levels of text that are beyond their grade level counterparts. We challenge them with more difficult texts and real world connections which will build on their critical thinking skills.
The math units and curriculum are compacted and move at a much faster pace than that of the Gen Ed classes.
Grade level stadards are met and then enhanced upon: rather than using numbers up to 100, first graders might be able to go into the hundreds and even the 1000s.
Work is differentiated based upon each individual child. The needs of each child are at heart.
Examples of Extension Projects to Promote Giftedness:
Enrichment programs are chosen by the school administration to:
Field Trip Opportunities
Field trips are a great way to give our students another outlet for learning the materials covered in school. Several field trip opportunities are offered throughout the year, ranging from theatre trips to museums.
Homework is an extension of what students have covered in their classrooms. For grades K-2, students receive a weekly homework 'packet' on Monday that is due on Friday of the same week. Occasionally, projects will be assigned that give students 1-2 weeks to complete. For higher grades, homwework is assigned nightly.
Homework is expected to mirror the grade level - so a K/1st grader would be expected to do 10 minutes each night, 2nd Grade should complete 20 minutes, etc.
To complement homework, students are asked to complete the same amount of time reading or being read to at home.