As Enrichment Teacher at Windham Primary School, I provide services to students on three levels. First, I offer two whole class enrichment lessons in the fall for all grade 1-3 classrooms. Second, I offer four 6-week Enrichment Cycles in four different content areas for teacher-recommended students. Third, I am available to consult with teachers on specific teaching strategies to support potentially gifted/high achieving students.
What is the definition of giftedness?
On the website for the National Association for Gifted Children (www.nagc.org), a gifted person is defined as "someone who shows, or has the potential for showing, an exceptional level of performance in one or more areas of expression." These areas may include: specific academic abilities, general intellectual ability, creativity, leadership, and the visual and performing arts.
Suggested Websites and Books for Parents of Gifted Students
Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers by James T. Webb
Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers by Carol Ann Strip
The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids: How to Understand, Live With and Stick Up For Your Gifted Child by Sally Yahnke, Ph. D, Walker and Caryn Pernu
The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide: For Ages 10 and Under by Judy Galbraith