So…how do I exactly know that I’m working with gifted kids? Well, let’s start with the kindergarten and first-grade students I’m working with, shall we? (For the uninitiated, that puts them at ages 6 and 7.) I gave them the following premise: “If you could spend all day studying about anything you wanted, what would you most want to learn more about?” Here is a sampling of responses:
Social studies (people)
How we can help endangered animals
History of the world
5 least busy airports in the world (followed by a list of them)
So yeah. It probably goes without saying that this group will keep my hands full.
P.S. For those of you who have been following the thread about how I’ve changed my grading practices, stay tuned. It’s been going well! I promise to write an update. Pinky swear, even.