Welcome to our START Program
The START (Strategies for Teaching and Reaching for Talent) program offers gifted education services for identified students in kindergarten through third grade. Students are identified based on specific academic aptitude in the areas of language and/or mathematics. Because of their advanced academic abilities, gifted students need acceleration and enrichment, as well as opportunities for creative and critical thinking. The START goals are to challenge students to develop their skills in thinking critically, creatively, and reflectively. Students are offered a variety of educational opportunities that extend and enrich the county curriculum and support the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs).
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Storytelling Lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar/storytelling
What we are Working on
1st Grade: We are working on a Language Arts Unit called, Wacky, Wonderful World of Words. We are exploring features of our language and studying ancient languages and how they influenced our own.
2nd Grade: We are studying a unit called Beyond Words where we will explore different types of writing and analyze literature.
3rd Grade: We are working on Hink Pink Rhyming Riddles. We are working on a literature and writing unit entitled, Journeys and Destinations. In this unit we will be analyzing and writing about the concept of change. We will write using a range of styles from poetry to creative essay to fictional writing.
Kingore Creativity Lessons
Mrs. Conroy will visit all K-2 classrooms between Nov. and December for a second Kingore Creativity lesson. Kindergarten will read a book called, It Looked Like Spilt Milk. First graders will enjoy Fortunately and second grade will explore the book, A House is a House for Me.
3rd RTI Fables