Identified gifted & talented students in grades 3-5 meet one full day each week with an elementary G/T specialist in one of the G/T resource rooms.
Fourth-grade meets at London Elementary School
Differentiation in the G/T resource room focuses on content, enrichment, and extension of basic skills. The curriculum has been designed to address critical and creative thinking skills, research skills, independent learning and product construction. Affective behavior is examined to help students better understand themselves, others around them, and to develop personal responsibility for their learning.
Classroom teachers compact the curriculum for these students allowing them to work in the resource room as established by following the RSD Policy.
|7:55 AM||First Bell Instruction Begins: writing prompts, journal writing, problem of the day, collaborative writing project, famous people, and gifted people|
|8:30 AM|| Psychology for Kids: activities in self understanding (affective needs)|
|9:00 AM||Research Unit: independent study, pioneer unit, dangerous animals unit, windows to the world|
|9:45 AM||Math/Economics: careers, small businesses, budgets, real world math|
|10:30 AM||Stations Time: Rosetta Stone, Reading, Creativity, Critical Thinking Games, Computers, Class Readings and Discussions, Book Talks, Reader’s Theater, Science, Cover Design (Rosetta Stone will always be a station, other topics will rotate for the second station)|
|12:25 PM||Naturalist Studies: environmental education, science/bird unit, bat unit, perch unit, dissection/pollution unit, outdoor classroom, garden/social studies (global awareness)|
|1:25 PM||Extension Units|
|2:00 PM||Hands on Activities: public speaking, debates, challenges, affective skills, and quiz bowl|
|2:35 PM (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) ||Library|
|2:45 Mondays||GT bus and GT car rider dismissal|