Gifted Individualized Education Program
How is the Gifted Program Structured?
Our program consists of the following three separate components:
CORE: Grades 2-6 (Gifted Identified students only)
Our second through fourth graders meet for a two hour period in a six day cycle. Emphasis is placed on higher order thinking, problem solving, critical thinking skills and creative thinking addressing GIEP goals.
Seminar/Topic Subjects: Grades 5-6 (Gifted and Talented students)
Challenge Math: Grades 1-6 (Gifted and Talented students)
Our students meet for a 30 minute class to work on higher order thinking and problem in math. My grade six students focus primarily on Algebraic Problem Solving.
What is the function of the Gifted Support Teacher?
The gifted support teacher provides direct instruction and in-class support to students who are mentally gifted depending on individual needs as well as providing enrichment for talented students.
HOTS: Grade 2-6 Higher Order Thinking Skills
Our students receive lessons that are taught to help them work to their potential using this kind of thinking. Higher levels of thought and problem solving is woven throughout each class. My main focus is to have my students take basic information and to analyze it, and apply it to other concepts to make connections and solve problems. It is expected that Challenge students be active and passionate learners who are critical thinkers and problem solvers.
Characteristics of Children who are Mentally Gifted
As taken from The Gifted Kid’s Survival Guide
Resources for Parents