Testing for the Gifted Reach Out Program
Parents of current first through fourth grade students interested in having their child tested for the district’s gifted program (GRO) should contact Mrs. Long or their child’s classroom teacher no later than April, 29 2017. Testing for those eligible will begin in May and results will be mailed home. Current kindergarten students interested in the program will be tested in December 2017. Please send requests next year to the appropriate first grade teacher.
The GRO program provides enrichment for students who have demonstrated high capabilities. The work presented is above grade level and is rigorous. Children are expected to fulfill their regular classroom and GRO proficiencies during the year.
Please feel free to e-mail Laura Long at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
First grade students are studying Explorations. They are learning how one person’s journey can change the world, the purpose of having map skills, and how geography influences where and how people settle. They will apply their map skills as they take a virtual trip across the United States.
Second grade students are tackling the Math Challenges Unit. They will explore patterns in string art, learn creative game theory, manipulate Pentominoes, problem solve and much more. Their culminating project is to create an original “math” game and play it with their peers.
Third grade GRO students will start the year with the Invention Unit. They will learn about the accomplishments of great inventors such as Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Chester Greenwood, and The Wright Brothers. They will explore the process of inventing and apply that knowledge as they develop and build their very own invention for their unit project.
Fourth grade students are diving into the world of mysteries in the GRO Investigator Unit. They are learning about classifying fingerprints, detective vocabulary, and sharpening their observation and questioning skills.
Fifth grade students are on a self-discovery tour as they learn about the brain. They are examining creativity, learning styles, multiple intelligences, and stereotypical thinking, as well as, the physiology of the brain