Here at Bill Roberts, we have a large population of Gifted and Talented students and will provide robust opportunities for their learning, both inside and outside the general education classroom.
Mrs Julie Young and I work together as a team to support students across all grades. Primarily, Julie does pull-out challenge groups in 1st grade math and literacy, 2nd grade math and literacy and 3rd and 4th grade literacy. I do teacher support and push-in instruction in 1st-3rd grade math, pull-out groups in 4th and 5th, power hour in 6th and in 7/8 I do teacher support and will teach an elective in 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Our services evolve and change to meet the needs of the teachers and students each year.
We recently hosted a GT Parent Info night - the powerpoint is available here
Pull Out Groups & Power Hour
Pull out groups will rotate throughout the year to ensure opportunities that are appropriate and engaging for all our students. I will not publish my or Julie's group schedule here, but feel free to contact us if you would like to know about your child's services. Pull out groups will provide opportunities for project based learning, application of previously mastered skills, and interdisciplinary work.
Ongoing units students can look forward to are:
Reading Club: Students will read and discuss a variety of books, poems, or short stories chosen based on student interest over the course of the school year.
Math work that requires students to apply previously learned concepts to real world problems, analyze data and share their thinking with others.
Problem solving challenges that celebrate unique approaches and ways of thinking.
Logic and deductive reasoning exercises to help students infer and draw conclusions.
Social/Emotional activities to support the whole child and address the challenges that often accompany giftedness.
Middle School Elective for 7/8
GT Creative Thinking is an elective class for 7th and 8th graders. It is open to all formally identified students and also open to unidentified students who are hungry for a creative challenge.
Yearbook is an elective class for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. All students may apply to be on yearbook staff.
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