GT Elementary Extracurricular Activities
The following activities are open to all identified Gifted and Talented students for the 2014-2015 school year.
Word Master (3-5)
Students complete exercises in vocabulary enrichment and may choose to take a test at the end the activities to compete at the building and district level.
Continental Math (2-5)
Students learn problem solving strategies and may compete in a national problem solving competition.
Math Masters (K-5)
Students are given math problems to sharpen their fluency and problem solving skills. A competition will be held in April 2015.
Battle of the Books (3-5)
Students form teams of 4-6 participants and read from a pre-determined list of 40 books. Students are quizzed at a regional competition with other schools. The highest scoring teams advance to the district Battle of the Books final competition.
Parent Child Workshops (K-5)
Parent Child Workshops are designed to be attended by the parent and the child together focusing on a common interest. Your choices will be sent at a later date.
Gold Star Readers-The 20 Book Challenge (K-3)
During the three months, students attempt to read 20 books from a selected list to receive medals and ribbons.
Quiz Bowl Competition (5)
Teams of 4-8 students take a test consisting of 100 questions on a self scoring computer disk. Each region will send the winning team to the finals. The final competition consists of buzzer rounds.
Spelling Bee (3-5)
Students have the opportunity to compete in a grade level Spelling Bee at the building level. The top spelling at each grade level will advance to the district finals.
Science Fair (K-5)
Students interested in science create a display describing some scientific event or experiment and present it at a science fair. Competitive students may choose to have their projects judged by experts.
Chess Tournament (K-5)
The tournament is open to all GT students who have a basic understanding of the rules of chess from beginner to advance.
Students choose a topic of interest and conduct research. This independent study culminates with a one-night showcase exhibition.
NOTE: Dates and location are subject to change depending on availability.