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Frederick Law Olmsted PS #64
Grades K and 4 GT RESOURCE
School #: (716) 816-3420
KINDERGARTEN GT, Type II Classes
During the 1st quarter (Q1), your child will be exposed to SEL (Socio-Emotional Learning), Mindfulness tools and Covid care. Our first GT unit will be BRAINSTORMING, so that we can think of many, new and different ideas.
Your child will need a computer to access our main learning platforms: Schoology and Microsoft Teams. Learning will be synchronous (live, online classes) or asynchronous (self-paced with activities & fun links).
Be sure to ask your child open-ended questions about his/her experiences in GT! You are his/her 1st teacher in life and at home. Schoology or the Class Dojo will be ways for us to communicate.
Reminder: If needed, keep encouraging your child to master the skill of shoe-tying :)
This year will be like no other. Patience will be the key. One day, one hour, at a time.
GRADE 4 GT, Type II Classes:
For the 1st quarter (Q1), students will be learning SEL (Socio-Emotional Learning), Mindfulness tools and Covid care. We will begin GT skills with BRAINSTORMING & BRAINWRITING, such that new, original and novel ideas can be generated.
Your child will need the "HI-5": a computer to access our main learning platforms (Schoology and Microsoft Teams), notebook/folder, pen/cil, assignments uploaded to Schoology, and an open mind. Learning will be synchronous (live, online classes) or asynchronous (self-paced with activities & fun links). Success in GT can be achieved by participating, whether online, asking questions, problem solving, &/or listening well.
Schoology or the Remind App will be ways for us to communicate.
We are all in the same sea, but may be in different boats. It'll be good to be on the water together, for what I anticipate to be an extraordinary year :).
TYPE I Classes: These enrichment-type classes are offered to ALL students throughout the school year. Students are selected by homeroom teachers or students may choose to attend a class that interests them. Classes may be 1-3 times/unit, depending on the topic/theme.
GT TESTING: BPS Applications for the 2021-2022 school will be available in the fall 2020. Completed applications need to be hand-delivered & stamped "received" at Central Registration Center (33 Ash Street) before the December deadline to be considered for next year's potential Olmsted candidates. GT Testing procedures will follow once an application is received. Qualified candidates will be selected in late winter. Students and their families will be notified in the spring.
There are many areas to the website that I know you will find great value in. My goal is to make the website not just a tool for me, as the teacher, to connect with parents, but also a learning tool and resource for the students.