Grade 1

Gifted Service: Academic and Creative Talented (ACT)
Students will work with a specialist two times per week in a resource room. Differentiated instruction is provided in the regular classroom.

During the gifted resource room class meetings,  the emphasis is on enriching, extending, and building upon the Mason’s learning standards and developing

  • information processing skills, specifically the ability to gather, organize, analyze, and apply information

  • problem solving skills, specifically  the ability to identify, define, analyze, develop and assess possible problem solutions

  • critical thinking skills, specifically the ability to use critical/reflective thinking focused on deciding what to do or believe. This includes supporting ideas with facts and/or logic and explaining relationships

  • communication skills, specifically the ability to plan, create, and present verbal, visual, and written information in order to effectively share thoughts and ideas with others

  • self-discipline and  responsibility.

Specifically, at grade 1, Students will be introduced to other countries and cultures through read aloud texts, research, inquiry based lessons and media. will develop an understanding of how societies have changed as well as how societies around the world are different, and will be introduced to/develop an understanding of the research process using the 7 Step IIM.  Students will work collaboratively to apply research skills through a (modified) 7 Step IIM. 

How to Qualify
Earn a qualifying score on a state-approved cognitive test on one of the two opportunities provided by parent request only during the kindergarten year.

We offer two testing opportunities each year – January and March. All grade one students take the CogAT in January and a second opportunity is offered to those who did not qualify in March when we offer the OLSAT.

If you are new to the district you must provide results showing a qualifying score on a state-approved cognitive test that was administered within the past 24 months, or the district will administer a cognitive test to your child within 90 days of the request. New students registering in the summer need to request gifted services and you will be provided dates for summer testing.

Additional Parent Information
Be sure to visit the Parent Gifted Guidebook to read more about the district philosophy and services being offered.

Contact Information:
District Gifted Coordinator
Nicole Dietrich

Gifted Intervention Specialists
Megan Hill

Building Principal
Melissa Bly

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