Tessellations

Monday’s Sprout Class Tessellations!  Third time a charm… even though it was still a frustrating/abstract idea for some, we had many terrific outcomes.  Feelings of accomplishment and delight flew through our class today! One child commented, “It’s finally quiet in here!” LOL We do have lots of energy in Sprout. This week, we exploredContinue reading “Tessellations”

Who are the Gifted And Talented?

This is a great article that NPRed published on September 28, 2018.  It talks about the need of gifted students finding their “tribe” of people and the need to be challenged without judgement.  It talks about what schools should be doing to identify gifted learners and how best to advocate for them.  I hope you findContinue reading “Who are the Gifted And Talented?”

Rules and Laws

What makes a good rule or law?  The Sprout kids debated many ideas of what makes a good law after reviewing The Code of Hammurabi and our Middle School Assistants talked about the Bill of Rights too!  After our discussion we played a game of guess the rule, where the students had to guess theContinue reading “Rules and Laws”

Student Request: Polymers, viscosity, and Ions!

    What a fun Sprout session!  This week we made cloud slime!  The Sprouters learned about polymers and ions, states of matter, and viscosity.  There is so much science to know in a fun sensory activity! It never gets old.

Student Request: Art

We took a look at contemporary artist: Sandra Silberzweig this week.  After talking about lines and patterns, the Sprout kids set off to emulate her designs with their own spin on it!

First week of Sprout…

HUGE success!!! Team building engineering challenge with lots twists and turns! The kids learned to work as a team and to persevere with each twist presented to them!  Materials changed, teams changed, languages changed!  The sprout kids worked well together and found much success.

Fall Sprout starts Tomorrow!

We are excited to kick off our Sprout Session with a design thinking, team building, engineering project! Check out this great video to hear more about engineers from crash course Kids. https://youtu.be/owHF9iLyxic

Fall Sprout Classes -Register today!

We are looking forward to a great school year with our Sprout Groups! Some student request topics – Trebuchets, Suminagashi, break out games, STEAM challenges, and Dinosaurs! It’s going to be an exciting year with Sprout. Registration is open to new and seasoned Sprout students. SproutGifted.org/admissionsandregistration

Summer Snack Stand

The Sprout @ St. Matthias Group had a super day of entrepreneurship!  They put together a fantastic Summer Snack Stand!  They made the signs, packaged all the products, made lemonade, and marketed to the customers nearby.  They decided to give 30% of their proceeds to a local animal shelter.  It was an exciting day!

GAME DAY!

The Sprout kids worked on their own games today.  They came up with names, objectives, rules, and strategies to win their games.  So many great ideas!