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Welcome to the
First & Second Grade
GT Parent Meeting
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013

ENCINO PARK
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ROOM 1150...
How did my child qualify for GT?
Children’s skills in the following areas were

assessed:
Logical, mathematical reasoning...
When does my child attend GT?
Second Grade – Mondays from 12:00-2:30
First Grade – Mondays & Fridays from 9:45-11:15


...
What kinds of activities does my child
work on in GT?
 Developing thinking and reasoning skills
 Supporting ideas and op...
Convergent Thinking
Develop logical thinking by learning to:





Find and organize clues
Take time for reflection (d...
Logic Puzzle
Money

Balls

Prizes

targets

 1. Laura, and the girl
Sean

Laura

Nathan

Heather

who collected money,
an...
Divergent Thinking
 Develop creative thinking by recognizing that:






The more ideas the better!
Changing categor...
Brainstorming

What do you see?

An airplane flying over
a mountain
The top of a beanie
A grumpy face
Visual Thinking
Develop spatial reasoning by

Looking at things in different ways
 Using what is seen as clues
 Moving ...
How can you use 3 popsicle sticks to
divide each figure into an area by itself?
Evaluative Thinking
Putting the other thinking skills to practical

purposes:
Determining the problem
 Brainstorming pos...
What kind of birthday party should I have?
How many people do I want to invite?
How much money can I spend?
When is the...
Six Hat Thinking
Builds a foundation for

problem solving program
used in grades 3-5.

Gives students an

opportunity to...
Depth & Complexity
11 icons or pictures that

help students dive
deeper into the
curriculum or specific
topic
Helps guid...
Wonders – 1st Grade
Phineas Frog






All over the world cultural
connections contain
similarities and differences.
...
Structures – 2nd Grade
 Natural and Manmade

structures in the world
 What is a structure?
 What gives a structure
stre...
Future Years in GT
NEISD has 3 GT programs: K-2, 3-5, and secondary.
A student in GT in kinder or 1st grade will continu...
Student Progress & Report Cards
Report cards will go home
 2 times for 2nd grade (January, and May)
 1 time for 1st gra...
Website

Please visit my website and blog with your

child.
Many of the online resources we use in class
are posted ther...
Wish List
We are always in need of…










Glue sticks – our most needed supply!
Watercolor paper
Baby wipes
Z...
Contact me
Feel free to contact me if you have questions or

concerns. Email is the best way to get in contact with
me. ...
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1st & 2nd Grade GT Parent Meeting 2013

  1. 1. Welcome to the First & Second Grade GT Parent Meeting FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 ENCINO PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ROOM 1150 MRS. CHANDLER
  2. 2. How did my child qualify for GT? Children’s skills in the following areas were assessed: Logical, mathematical reasoning  Visual, spatial reasoning  Verbal and figural skills  Academic aptitude  GT students scored higher than 90% of their age peers on a majority of our testing measures.
  3. 3. When does my child attend GT? Second Grade – Mondays from 12:00-2:30 First Grade – Mondays & Fridays from 9:45-11:15  GT students remain with homeroom class in the case of a special event such as a field trip or class party.
  4. 4. What kinds of activities does my child work on in GT?  Developing thinking and reasoning skills  Supporting ideas and opinions  Recognizing and valuing opposing viewpoints  Accepting ambiguity
  5. 5. Convergent Thinking Develop logical thinking by learning to:     Find and organize clues Take time for reflection (don’t jump to conclusions) Put clues together Determine the ONE right answer
  6. 6. Logic Puzzle Money Balls Prizes targets  1. Laura, and the girl Sean Laura Nathan Heather who collected money, and the boy who handed out balls, and the boy who set up targets really enjoyed working in the booth.  2. Nathan did not hand out balls.
  7. 7. Divergent Thinking  Develop creative thinking by recognizing that:      The more ideas the better! Changing categories is great Wild and zany ideas are welcome Ideas shouldn’t be judged Piggybacking on the ideas of others is cool.
  8. 8. Brainstorming What do you see? An airplane flying over a mountain The top of a beanie A grumpy face
  9. 9. Visual Thinking Develop spatial reasoning by Looking at things in different ways  Using what is seen as clues  Moving shapes around in your mind  Recognizing patterns 
  10. 10. How can you use 3 popsicle sticks to divide each figure into an area by itself?
  11. 11. Evaluative Thinking Putting the other thinking skills to practical purposes: Determining the problem  Brainstorming possible solutions  Developing criteria  Judging the best answer 
  12. 12. What kind of birthday party should I have? How many people do I want to invite? How much money can I spend? When is the best time to have my party? What will be the most fun?
  13. 13. Six Hat Thinking Builds a foundation for problem solving program used in grades 3-5. Gives students an opportunity to consider points of view, consequences of actions, and to explore a variety of potential solutions.
  14. 14. Depth & Complexity 11 icons or pictures that help students dive deeper into the curriculum or specific topic Helps guide students’ thinking. Adds rigor and relevance.
  15. 15. Wonders – 1st Grade Phineas Frog     All over the world cultural connections contain similarities and differences. Wonders of the World Geography Other Cultures
  16. 16. Structures – 2nd Grade  Natural and Manmade structures in the world  What is a structure?  What gives a structure strength?  What similarities and differences are there in structures made my man and those found in nature?
  17. 17. Future Years in GT NEISD has 3 GT programs: K-2, 3-5, and secondary. A student in GT in kinder or 1st grade will continue to remain in GT through the end of 2nd grade with no additional testing. At the end of 2nd grade all GT students are exited from the program and must be retested at the beginning of 3rd grade. Not all 2nd grade GT students will qualify as 3rd graders. All students in that were in GT previously will be retested. The qualification standard is higher in the 3-5 Program. Any student with an InView score at or above the 95th percentile will be tested at the beginning of 3rd grade for the 3-5 program.
  18. 18. Student Progress & Report Cards Report cards will go home  2 times for 2nd grade (January, and May)  1 time for 1st grade (May) Please return signature slip. You may keep the report and any work that comes home at that time.
  19. 19. Website Please visit my website and blog with your child. Many of the online resources we use in class are posted there. I also have a variety of games and activities that the children enjoy under “Links” on my teacher webpage.
  20. 20. Wish List We are always in need of…         Glue sticks – our most needed supply! Watercolor paper Baby wipes Ziploc bags (gallon and/or sandwich, quart) Oil Pastels or Chalk Pastels Black Sharpie markers (regular and fine point) Another option – gift cards for supplies: HEB, Target, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Half Price Books. Thank you for your help!
  21. 21. Contact me Feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns. Email is the best way to get in contact with me.  My email address is achand4@neisd.net Teacher website: http://tw.neisd.net/webpages/achand4 Our GT classroom blog: http://blogs.neisd.net/achand4/

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