Shelton Elementary G/T Enrichment

3rd Grade- Jr. Great Books

The Banza Haitian folktale as told by Diane Wolkstein

The Man Whose Trade Was Tricks Georgian folktale as told by George and Helen Papashvily

The Fisherman and His Wife Brothers Grimm

Ooka and the Honest Thief Japanese folktale as told by I. G. Edmonds

It's All the Fault of Adam Nigerian folktale as told by Barbara Walker

The Monster Who Grew Small Joan Grant

The Selkie Girl Scotttish folktale as told by Susan Cooper

The Mushroom Man Ethel Pochocki

The Princess and the Beggar Korean folktale as told by Anne Sibley O'Brien

The Fire on the Mountain Ethiopian folktale as told by Harold Courlander and Wolf Leslau

Information about the "thinking curriculum" we are using to explore Jr. Great Books stories

4th grade- Math

A pre-algebra math activity requiring group work and advanced multiplication and division

National math problem solving contest starting Nov 9.

Videos link for Noetic math challenges

Challenge Math Online - Practice at home for the Noetic Math Contest- requires sign in and costs.

Noetic Math Problem of the Week

Noetic Permission Form

Noetic Math Fall Winners

Press Release Shelton's Number Ninjas

STEM based project involving future technologies- Due Feb. 9th

International math game design contest. Begins Feb. 1.

5th grade - Independent Study Project (ISP)

Students used results from a paper form of this quiz to help guide their topic of study. Try it at home!

This websites gives a general outline of ISP schedule and activities. It will be updated as we grow and learn together.

Books for Parents of Gifted Children

A Love For Learning Motivation and the Gifted Child

Carol Strip Whitney and Gretchen Hirsch

Real information on how and why gifted children are motivated to perform. Emphasis on how to reach underachievers with careful attention paid to the social-emotional aspects of giftedness

A Parent' Guide to Gifted Children

James Webb & Janet Gore

Raising a gifted child is both a joy and a challenge, yet parents of gifted children have few resources for reliable parenting information. The four authors, who have decades of professional experience with gifted children and their families, provide practical guidance in areas such as: Characteristics of gifted children; Peer relations; Sibling issues; Motivation & underachievement; Discipline issues; Intensity & stress; Depression & unhappiness; Educational planning; Parenting concerns; Finding professional help; and much, much more!

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings

Christine Fonseca

Designed to provide support for the difficult job of parenting and teaching gifted children, Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings provides the resource parents and teachers need to not only understand why gifted children are so extreme in their behavior, but also learn specific strategies to teach gifted children how to live with their intensity.

Genius Denied – How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds, What You and Your School Can Do For Your Gifted Child

Jan and Bob Davidson, with Laura Vanderkam

Practical advice from the philanthropists who founded the Davidson Institute. A very accessible book.

Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers

James T. Webb

Gifted children have unique social and emotional concerns. Their characteristics, combined with current educational practices, often put them at risk for problems.

How To Mother A Successful Daughter: A Practical Guide to Empowering Girls from Birth to Eighteen

Nicky Marone

Girls today grow up in a culture saturated with violence, sexual images, and female-toxic messages. Many girls struggle to maintain self-esteem. Faced with unprecedented challenges and choices, they experience a dramatic loss of confidence, often preceding a drop in achievement and aspirations.How to Mother a Successful Daughter comes to the rescue of modern mothers wishing to prevent or reverse the negative effects that contemporary culture has on girls. Packed with practical insights and what-to-say-when advice, this book will not only give you a fresh and smart approach to raising resilient, self-confident daughters, but inspire and uplift you as well.

Losing Our Minds – Gifted Children Left Behind

Deborah Ruf

Dr. Ruf has revolutionized the gifted world with her concept of five different levels of giftedness. Case studies include snapshots of life from kids at different ages and ability levels.

Raisin' Brains:Surviving My Smart Family

Karen L. J. Isaacson

Raisin’ Brains won the 2002 ForeWord Magazine Book-of-the-Year Gold Award for Humor and the 2008 Mom’s Choice Award for Humor.

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

Peg Dawson & Richard Guare

There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial “executive skills”--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how.

Smart Parenting for Smart Kids


Perfectionism and other paralyzing challenges can keep even our brightest children from reaching their potential. Smart Parenting for Smart Kids helps parents recognize, anticipate, and overcome common pitfalls to parenting gifted kids.

The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life

Ana Homayoun

In today's achievement culture, many girls seem to be doing remarkably well — excelling in honors and sports and attending top colleges in ever greater numbers — but beneath the surface, girls are stressed out and stretched too thin as they strive to be "perfect." In their efforts to juggle schoolwork and extracurriculars, family life and social lives, friends and frenemies, as well as relationships online and IRL (in the real world), many girls begin to lose sight of who they really are, and instead work overtime to please their friends, parents, teachers, and others.

The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids: How to Understand, Live With, and Stick Up for Your Gifted Child

Sally Walker, PhD

What does it mean to be “gifted”? What’s good—and not so good—about being identified as gifted? How can parents make sure their gifted children get the learning opportunities they need? How can parents cope with the unique challenges gifted kids present?

Upside-Down Brilliance – The Visual- Spatial Learner

Linda Kreger Silverman

A must-have for parents with smart kids who don't fit the typical auditory-sequential learner mold. Eye-opening and written with a great deal of humor.

Why Smart Kids Worry And What Parents Can Do to Help

Allison Edwards, LPC

Kids who are advanced intellectually often let their imaginations run wild and experience fears beyond their years. What can parents do to help?