Every other teacher in your building probably has a handy curriculum to follow, a set of textbooks as resources . . . so why not you, the Gifted and Talented Teacher?
Here is a complete first year GATE program adaptable to 3rd or 4th grades--all tried and tested, Common Core Standards based, and successfully implemented using best practices in gifted education.
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You get 263 pages of materials guaranteed to produce 45+ hours of contact time throughout the school year including full units, creativity and narrative writing, a STEM construction activity, one of my popular "Friday Math" series lessons, and a first day social-emotional lesson.
AIR--An Incredibly Cool GATE Unit -- Filled with challenge, hands-on activities across the Common Core, STEM, and yes . . . it's really cool! I promise!
STEM Kid Engineering, Simplie Machines and More -- We don't just study simple machines, we build and test them. More advanced students (or others with the teacher's help) will actually calculate the percentage of work saved with their simple machines.
Doodles Creativity, Narrative Writing and 3D Art Adventure -- Students create and design a 3D character who goes on a narrative adventure. Best practices in creativity and writing!
Arctic Antarctic Collection, 21st Century Hands-on STEM and Reading -- Can students design and effective sled to take on the arctic's Iditarod? Let's make a model of the Halley IV Antarctic Research Station. "Fluking Whales" is a visual math application with responses to help students prepare for state exams. And "Julie of the Wolves" is a complete independent or whole class reading unit for this Newberry Honor book.
Balloon Message Mystery Friday Math -- Create and solve each other's mysteries and practice long division and multi-digit multiplication. Our messages go across the curriculum.
A Precious Gift -- Start the program right with this social-emotional lesson which opens discussions about giftedness, peer interactions, perfectionism and more. Students create a 3D metaphor along the way.