On 8/15/16, smithe147 wrote:
> 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
>>>> they are not challenged in some lessons like these. Does
>>>> anyone have some ideas for how to cater for their
>>> 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.