Smash Books

This week in Sprout, we tackled big issues: OUR THOUGHTS!  Gifted kiddos often think and feel bigger than others.  They can be told they are too sensitive, you talk too much, you have too many opinions!  How frustrating for our kiddos!

Our groups went round-robin style telling us quickly their random thoughts and feelings, LOL! We were all over the place from video games, flooding, art ideas, traveling, to hunger.

We took all of these thoughts and feelings and put them in our Smash book!  Our Sprouters were able to write, draw, cut and paste images, etc into their own books.  They could share or keep private.

I’ve never heard our groups so quiet and then burst into laughter or deep conversations.  They connected over shared thoughts and feelings.  It was an amazing week!


Published by Sprout Gifted

Judy Wahl has been in education for over 15 years. She has been an advocate for gifted learners since the moment she stepped into the classroom. She consults with families and schools in the Chicagoland area, is the Owner and Program Director of Sprout Gifted, an after school and summer program for Gifted Children K-6 in the Chicagoland area; as well as, a SENG facilitator, and a personal tutor. She advocates for all learners, understanding that each child has a different way of learning and a variety of needs to be met.

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