Re: Gifted and Talented Kindergarten

    Great ideas. You're right, open-ended is best for them.
    I will try some of these ideas. Might make a booklet up for them.
    Some of the others students might like to lead the class during
    Morning routine. Thank you both!

    On 8/14/16, Flacka wrote:
    > 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.
    > 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,
    > 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.