This week the GT cuties in all grade levels refreshed their working knowledge about The Thinking Skills of GT. Their job is to create a cube where each face defines one of the skills in words, pictures, and/or symbols. The skills are what we focus on in the EISD GT program. Our district chose these skills for all GT students to develop in their time in the program. Pictured below is one of our classroom walls that showcases these skills.
There are eight skills in all, but the cube only has six faces. The GT cuties were told to design a face for all of the skills except for critical thinking and creative thinking. They are supposed to include the skill title and 3-5 synonyms, symbols, or pictures. Below you can see several finished cubes.
After the cube is finished the students will use it to determine the topic of a puppet show they will create. They will roll their cube two times and select one of the skills. Then, they will use an app called Puppet Pals 2 to make a puppet show. The show will be about a fictional GT student who learns how to use that particular skill. Most students are still working on their cubes - they should finish early next week. They will spend the rest of the week working on the puppet show.
All of the GT cuties are doing their best, most high quality work on these colorful and informative cubes!
Welcome back to school y'all! It is wonderful to be back with the GT cuties again :-)
All of the grade levels are now attending GT class during their FIT time Mondays through Thursdays. The kids and I have been starting the new school year by getting reacquainted with GT and setting up for a fresh start.
This is what we've been up to:
This Week in GT
Every Friday Ms. O updates this page. Check here to find out more details about the learning we did in GT class this week!
GT Class Schedule
Monday - Thursday
8:00 – 8:40 4th grade
9:00 - 9:40 5th grade
9:45 – 10:15 Kindergarten
10:15 – 10:45 1st grade
11:35 – 12:15 3rd grade
12:15 – 12:55 2nd grade
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