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Welcome to Grade Two Project GATE!

Project GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) classes provide a differentiated, academically appropriate learning environment where high-ability children can maximize their potential in reading and mathematics. Project GATE curriculum includes reading and math instruction as well as gifted curriculum, including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Global awareness
  • Work habits
  • Social and emotional skills

Please contact me for more information about second grade GATE reading and GATE math classes, as well as enrichment opportunities for kindergarten and first grade students.

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Friday News

Happy Friday!

We had a terrific week in Project GATE. 

GATE math students began unit six instruction. We used Google Forms to create a research question and collect data. Then, we used Google Sheets to create graphs and analyze data. Most students created pie charts, though we did have a a few bar graphs as well. This was a hugely successful experience for all! We reviewed strategies for adding three numbers together, and I introduced our new thinking skills unit -- visual/spatial perception. Students especially enjoyed Adventures of a Dot.

GATE reading students are busy studying the first Thanksgiving. They are conducting a webquest adventure, which covers many trimester two learning goals. We continue to study character perspectives, as well as the connection between historical events. We began our first thinking unit of the year as well -- word logic. Students fell in love with Letter Getters today. Wait until you see these word puzzles! Finally, we began our trimester two genre study on folklore. Here are a few wonderful folklore sites for children:

Have a great weekend!

WordMasters Challenge Practice Test

Please use this practice test to study for the WordMasters Challenge exam on Wednesday, December 3.

Discussing the correct answer to each analogy is most important.

https://docs.google.com/a/sd74.org/forms/d/1IAZsHq486eZhGRUH-tK4OTnS3TW3vZ8uVkdIsqCud50/edit

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3925 W. Lunt Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
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