Gifted & Talented
GATE at Glen Taylor
A Glance at September
3rd grade GATE
Kiddos will begin their geocaching unit. Geocaching is a treasure hunt where kiddos use GPS navigators and riddles to track down containers hidden around campus. Students will learn about latitude and longitude and as well as other mapping skills along the way.
4th grade GATE
Fourth graders will start a fun and exciting unit about rocketry. They will research the history of rocketry, learn about Newton's Laws of Motion, and participate in a series of investigations using straw and bottle rockets.
5th grade GATE
The next few weeks will be dedicated to the morning announcements. Fifth graders will brainstorm and vote on new segments to add to the announcements, write the script templates, conduct research/content for each new segment, and write the final scripts for the entire school year. Beginning the week of September 6th, fifth graders will become the anchors for the announcements which are viewable on the Glen Taylor website at www.glentaylorelementary.com (on the homepage, scroll down and the announcements will be on the right hand side).
Just for Kids
EV3 Computer Programming
These well made step-by-step instruction videos will help guide students as they learn to program Lego EV3 robots.
ProProfs Brain Games
This site has a number of enriching games that provide great recreation options for gifted and talented students. The range of games on this site include puzzles, logic games, suduko, word games, and brain teasers.
If you are looking for something fun for students to do, check out the games at the American Mensa website. It offers fun and challenging games that are updated either daily or on a weekly basis. Kids can also play previous games as well.
The Science Explorer
This is a great website that offers easy and fun science experiments for students to do at home. They have everything from creating lightening to growing crystals.
Amusement Park Kids
If your child loves roller coasters then check out Amusement Park Physics. Students will have fun learning the physics behind roller coasters and applying what they have learned by creating their own coaster.