Re: Gifted and Talented Kindergarten

    They can do the same thing, only as Emeril says, "kick it up a
    notch". Have them keep a calendar notebook - give them a blank
    or mostly blank calendar and fill in the numbers for the month. If
    they can read, have them fill out a daily question - how many
    Fridays are in the month, if today is (date) how many more days
    until (date, holiday, etc), how many school days this month, etc.
    Have them keep a graph of the weather and answer questions
    about the graph. If you have a para, he/she can lead this group
    or can lead the whole group and you work with these kids. Give
    these kids more open ended ways to cover the same topics so
    that they have to think and problem-solve for the answers.

    On 8/13/16, Myrna wrote:
    > On 8/13/16, smithe147 wrote:
    >> Hi everyone,
    >> Just wondering if anyone has some advice on how to
    >> stimulate potential Gifted and Talented students in
    >> Kindergarten? They are fidgety and showing signs of
    >> boredom during routine tasks such as morning routine,
    >> where we talk about yesterday, today, tomorrow, and do
    >> some counting, blending, talk about the weather etc. I
    > know
    >> they are not challenged in some lessons like these. Does
    >> anyone have some ideas for how to cater for their
    > needs?
    >> TIA
    > Have you considered assigning special roles, such as
    > calendar person, morning message helper. I have taught
    > preschool for many years and I allowed my brighter
    > students to write part of the the morning message, lead a
    > portion of calendar time, etc. Eventually, other students
    > were eager to participate and get a chance... This
    > motivated my students who were reluctant to write or pay
    > attention during morning meeting.