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Title: B.R.I.D.G.E.S (Building Relationships to Inspire and Develop Gifted Education Students) Parent Orientation Meeting August 26, 2013


1
B.R.I.D.G.E.S(Building Relationships to Inspire
and Develop Gifted Education Students)Par
ent Orientation MeetingAugust 26, 2013
2
Purpose of B.R.I.D.G.E.S
  • Provides an academically
    focused and supportive
    environment for students
    who share similar

    interests, needs, and abilities
  • Unique learning activities that
    support, enrich, and extend the
    curriculum taught in the
    regular classroom

3
Purpose of B.R.I.D.G.E.S
  • Engaging and challenging
    hands-on and minds-on
    activities for students
    that
    promote higher order
    thinking and critical
    thinking
    skills
  • A full day of uninterrupted
    learning
  • Additional opportunities provided for leadership
    and team building

4
Benefits of B.R.I.D.G.E.S Over Regular PTP
Pullout Program
  • Building relationships between students across
    the district
  • Longer in-depth and enriched lessons
  • Consolidated pullout program to allow for
  • Smaller class sizes
  • More individualized student instruction
  • More time for experiments and hands-on activities
  • Exposure to content across a variety of subject
    areas

5
B.R.I.D.G.E.S Daily Schedule
  • 915-1000 Students Transported to T.C. Cherry
  • 1000-1130 Science/Math Classes
  • 1135-1230 Lunch Recess
  • 1230-200 Math/Science Classes
  • 200-230 Students Transported to Home Schools

6
B.R.I.D.G.E.S Schedule 2013-2014McNeill
Parker-Bennett-Curry
  • 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
  • September 6th September 20th
  • October 18th November 1st
  • November 15th December 6th
  • January 10th January 24th
  • February 7th February 28th
  • March 21st April 11th
  • May 2nd

7
B.R.I.D.G.E.S Schedule 2013-2014Potter Gray
T.C. Cherry Dishman-McGinnis
  • 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
  • August 30th September 13th
  • September 27th October 25th
  • November 8th November 22nd
  • December 13th January 17th
  • January 31st February 21st
  • March 7th March 28th
  • April 25th

8
B.R.I.D.G.E.S Content Lessons
  • 2nd Grade (Earth Science)
  • August 30th September 6th
  • Science
  • Learn about tectonic plates and continental drift
    theory
  • Discuss Ring of Fire, how volcanoes are formed,
    and current events involving volcanoes (Iceland,
    Mount St. Helens)
  • Interactive website explaining types of volcanoes
    and the inside structure of a volcano
  • Participation in two volcano experiments
  • Create their own virtual volcano online and watch
    it erupt
  • Math
  • Disaster Math
  • Use problem solving strategies to solve math
    problems relating to various natural disasters
  • Use information given in a chart to develop and
    create their own math problems for
    a partner to solve
  • Explain problem solving strategies used to solve
    multiple step math problems

9
B.R.I.D.G.E.S Content Lessons
  • 3rd Grade (Life Science)
  • September 13th September 20th
  • Science
  • Learn how to use microscopes and prepare slides
  • Identify parts of cells and discuss their unique
    functions
  • Compare and contrast plant and animal cell
    structures
  • Math
  • Design a zoo based on a specific perimeter while
    meeting specific criteria (budget,
    space restrictions, etc.)
  • Use problem solving strategies to place animals
    in the zoo based on their
    habitat and space of their enclosure
  • Use data, measurement, and geometric shapes to
    solve real world problems

10
Upcoming Tentative Field Trips
  • Mammoth Cave
  • WKU Planetarium
  • The Gatton Academy
  • WKU Engineering Building
  • Guest Speakers

11
Monthly B.R.I.D.G.E.S Newsletter
  • The monthly B.R.I.D.G.E.S newsletter will contain
    the following information
  • Educational content students are learning during
    the B.R.I.D.G.E.S sessions
  • Upcoming field trip opportunities for students
  • Follow Ms. Koedykers Twitter account
    _at_giftedkoedyker for BRIDGES updates!

12
Question Answer Session
  • Are there any questions, comments, or concerns
    that you would like addressed at this time?

13
School Science Lab Tour
  • We will now offer a tour of T.C. Cherry including
    the classroom areas where students will be when
    they attend B.R.I.D.G.E.S!
  • We look forward to working with you and your
    children this year!
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