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 find the article as interesting as I did. Please share your thoughts!
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 the rule based on objects they found around the room. Finally, they made their own laws. Of course some kiddos coded their laws and you have to decode it!!! Thanks to our friends at FWD – Gifted Services for the great activity!
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!
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.
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
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!