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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
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Flacka 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,...See More
Aug 14, 2016
smithe147 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 ...See More
Aug 15, 2016
Flacka I have been wracking my brain for the name of the teacher
who created a great calendar notebook that I used -
Jessica Meacham. She used to teach K and has created some
awesome resources. Google her name and I'm sure you will
find some things you can use or adapt so you don't have to
re-invent the wheel!

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Aug 16, 2016
Valerie I teach in Ontario, Canada, where we were challenged a few years ago to rethink the purpose of 'calendar time' and whether it is really necessary. As we went forward in inquiry based learning, my teaching partner and I decided to not post our calendar in our first year of full-day Kindergarten. I think it's the best thing I ever did! We are able t...See More
Aug 20, 2016
smithe147 Thank you I will look up Jessica Meacham.

The whole class creation of the calendar is a great idea too!

On 8/20/16, Valerie wrote: > > I teach in Ontario, Canada, where we were challenged a few > years ago to rethink the purpose of 'calendar time' and > whether it is really necessary. As we went forward in > inquiry...See More
Aug 27, 2016


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