New Bloomz Page!
HiParents! For updates and snapshots of our START/SIGNET day, please joinmy Bloomz page. Information regarding how to join, will be sent homewith your child this week! My Bloomz page will provide you with the mostup-to-date information.
Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!
We hope everyone had an enjoyable summer! We are looking forward to a great year in START! Classes will begin the week of Sept 14th.First Grade START students will be receive services on Mondays from1:45-2:30. During the school year, there are designated weeks that arenot service weeks due to testing, collaboration, etc. In addition, STARTtimes may need to be adjusted to accommodate grade level activitiesand/or holidays. Please see the school fusion calendar for the firstgrade START calendar.
Eachstudent who participates in the START Program must have a signedpermission form on file. Please complete the form and return it to yourchild’s teacher as soon as possible so he/she may participate in STARTclasses. No student will be allowed to attend START classes until apermission form has been returned
START Parent Back to School Night
Back to School Night will be held on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00. At this time, we will share with you the goals of the START program andthe units that your child will be studying while in START this schoolyear. If you are unable to attend, the presentation will be available onschool fusion after October 6th. We hope to see you there. J
Differentiated Services Plan
Each child identified for the START Program will receive aDifferentiated Services Plan (DSP). This plan will be writtencollaboratively with your child’s classroom teacher. The plan willindicate how gifted education services will be provided for each childidentified.
Thinking Skills - Dudley the Detective
First Grade START students will be introduced to a series of characters that assist in helping students learn Thinking Skills that support critical and creative thinking. Dudley the Detective,our first character, teaches students to use deductive reasoning tosolve problems. The first grade students will be solving the MysteryCreature puzzle as logic clues are presented to them in order toidentify mysterious creatures. Students reinforce these deductivereasoning skills by using attribute blocks to find their way throughCrystal Pond Woods!