Thursday, December 8, 2011

Prepping For The First Day

We've spent a lot of time in the past few weeks prepping for our first day of E-Time (January 6th).  At our most recent SEM Professional Learning session, we shared some ideas on what to do/plan for that first session.  Remember, for many of our students, this will be their first exposure to SEM and enrichment!  Below are some guiding topics and questions that we thought might assist our teachers.  Thank you Mrs. Kirby and Mrs. Raney for pulling this together!

First Day of E-Time

  • Class discussion of key words: enrichment, E-Time, interest, choice, passion, discovery
  • Show students some of the common interests within the classroom from Renzulli profiles
  • Complete grade level interest surveys - (binder in the workroom)
  • Group students with common interests and give them time to discuss what types of activities they would enjoy doing.
  • Discuss what some of the activities could look like-
    • Making cards for new students
    • Researching your favorite sport
    • Learning how to take care of pets
    • Scrapbooking
    • Creating clay sculptures
    • Interviewing community helpers
    • Designing an ocean mural
    • Performing magic tricks
    • Using problem-solving skills to solve pattern block puzzles

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