Gifted and Talented
SOMERSET INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Mrs. Tammy Perkins,
Gifted and Talented Coordinator/Instructor
- Test Scores
- Teacher Checklist of Skills
- Teacher Recommendations
- Parent Recommendations (Please contact the GT office to discuss referring your child, as individual gifted areas require different forms of documentation.)
- Work Samples
- Observation Forms
- Anecdotal Records
Elementary GT students hard at work!
Middle School GT students completing Genius Hour Projects!
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
The following regulation details the Gifted and Talented programs in Kentucky:
TRAITS OF GIFTED CHILDREN
May read early
May exhibit intense interest in a particular subject area.
May struggle to stay on task.
May read voraciously.
May struggle with perfectionism.
May act out in class.
May talk constantly.
May sound more adult in conversation than other students.
May complete work quickly and correctly.
Bright Child vs Gifted Child
A Bright Child.... A Gifted Child.......
Knows the answer Asks the questions, sometimes deep probing/abstract
Is interested Is highly curious
Is attentive Is mentally and physically involved
Has good ideas Has wild and sometimes silly ideas
Works hard Plays around, yet tests well
Answers the questions Discusses in detail, elaborates
Top group Beyond the group
Listens with interest Shows strong feelings and opinions
Learns with ease Already knows
6-8 repetitions for mastery 1-2 repetitions for mastery
Understands ideas Constructs abstractions
Enjoys peers Prefers adults/older children, seeks out very bright peers
Grasps the meaning Draws inferences and opens up new questions
Completes assignments Initiates projects
Is receptive Is intense
Copies accurately Creates a new design
Enjoys school Enjoys learning but may not like school
Absorbs information Manipulates information
Technician Inventor - loves construction toys
Good memorizer Good guesser-draws on vast information store
Is alert Is keenly observant - seems to remember fine details
Is pleased with own learning Is highly self-critical-can be a perfectionist at times