3-4 Grade Enrichment

Grades 3-4 Enrichment Groups

First, I welcome you and your child to the AIG (Academically Intellectually Gifted) Program at Sand Hill-Venable Elementary. Students in this program will have the opportunity to:
  • Gain awareness of themselves as individuals who have unique academic and socio-emotional needs.
  • Participate in activities that develop independent thinking, critical and creative thinking skills.
  • Develop independence in identifying and solving meaningful problems.
  • Begin developing mathematical reasoning and problem-solving skills that call for authentic application of concepts in non-practiced contexts.
  • Develop their desire and ability to communicate intelligibly and creatively.
  • Develop the ability to think critically about humankind, and demonstrate social responsibility in a global world.
  • Monitor one's own understanding and learning needs and demonstrate commitment to learning as a lifelong process
  • Apply higher level thinking by expanding concepts and skills in the following areas: information literacy, media literacy, technology literacy

CURRICULUM
The THIRD grade curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the following:
 
Gifted Awareness and Multiple Intelligences
Algebra Thinking: First Experiences 
Use of digital technology as a tool to research and communicate information
Caesar’s English- advanced vocabulary from classic books and Latin roots (Lessons 1-4)
“People Making a Difference” -a concept-based unit on heroes
 
The FOURTH grade curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the following:
 
Our World, Our Future - a concept unit on the environment
Gifted Awareness
Use digital technology as a tool to research and communicate information
Introduce 6 Thinking Hats (DeBono)
Algebraic Thinking (Hands On Equations)
Caesar’s English- advanced vocabulary from classic books and Latin roots (lessons 5-12)
 
 
ENRICHMENT GROUPS

I will be meeting with your child in a small Enrichment Group an hour a week. During this time, we address the four curricular goals of the BCS AIG Program:
1. Social/Emotional Needs of the Gifted Learner
2. Humanities/Literacy
3. Mathematical/Logical
4. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics)
 
 
GRADES

Enrichment Group is just what it says. It is challenging. Students are not graded as they are in the regular classroom. Students will receive an assessment from me each grading period along with a rubric explaining the scoring system. Please sign this evaluation and return with report cards.

Students should understand it is OK not to know everything, and it is OK to ask questions. My goal is for students to love learning!

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