After many weeks of testing, our year is finally up and running in the GT classroom for 1st-5th grade GT students. Here are a few of the things that have been going on (click on thumbnails to enlarge pics):
First grade began GT this week by learning about the creative thinking tool called “S.C.A.M.P.E.R.” They used “Substitute” to make scarecrows out of material different than hay.
2nd Grade has been learning about using their “Thinking Hats” to make decisions. They also just began studying animal structures, and have been enjoying some math problem-solving with “Splat.”
3rd grade worked on solving a very difficult papercraft challenge and learned about growth mindset.
4th and 5th Graders have been working on using Design Thinking to create miniature golf courses for Howdy Night next week. 5th grade has also been piloting a program called, Curiosity Club, from the UK.