SES 4th Grade GT
Welcome to your child’s first year in Marshall County’s Gifted and Talented Program. We are looking forward to an exciting year as your child participates in extended and differentiated studies throughout the content areas, creativity, leadership, and visual/performing arts. I will collaborate with your child’s teachers in order to help provide lessons and activities to challenge your child in their area(s) of giftedness.
Your child will also have the opportunity to participate in our GT Academies, which is the pull-out portion of our GT services. This is a service implemented to meet the special needs of our GT population. Our gifted learners attend one week during the fall semester. Students arrive at their home schools at their regular time. A bus picks up the GT students from their home school and transports them to Calvert City Elementary School where I will be waiting. Your child has lunch at CCES (the cost will be charged to your child’s school account) or your child can bring lunch. The bus takes your child back to their home school by 2:30.
Students participating in the 4th grade GT Academies investigate left/right brain dominance and their area(s) of giftedness. We discuss social, emotional, and academic issues as they relate to gifted students. Although the academic focus of GT Academy is Scientific inquiry, students will explore Scientific topics related to Social Studies, use Language Arts skills to research and communicate, and utilize Creativity and Leadership skills during activities. Math in Focus is taught every day at GT Academy in order for students to remain current with math classroom instruction. Students are free to express their understanding using their unique skills. All GT Academy lessons are accelerated to a 7th grade level and are differentiated to meet the varied gifts of the participants.
Children are not required to make up classroom work that is missed during their academy week. They are welcome to read through any lessons and are expected to keep up with Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math. They will not have homework from the academy, but will be expected to participate in all lessons and complete all activities.
When GT Academies are not in session, your child will work on an independent study project twice a week during GT/RtI. I will meet with them once a week and a trained interventionist will meet with them one other day. During flex time, your child will research, compile valid information, and synthesize that information to create a research paper or presentation. This independent study project is on a topic of interest within the childrens' areas of giftedness.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at Tatiana.Adams@Marshall.kyschools.us or post your question at this website. Thank you for your support of the GT Program. I look forward to working with your child in the 4th grade and upcoming years!
Please click on the documents listed below to view objectives, lessons, and activities conducted at the 4th Grade GT Academies.