3rd Grade Gifted Curriculum Opportunities
Review convergent thinking using problem solving and logic elimination grids to organize clues & double matrix logic
Add analytical thinking and deductive logic in a format other than a matrix
Making our own logic puzzles - what makes a good one?
Review guidelines of divergent thinking and brainstorming and FFOE (see grade 2)
WORD WIZ, The Whatchamacallit!
Refresher - SCAMPER (see grade 2)
WordMaster preparation and Challenge on October 2008
Using inventive and elaborative aspects of divergent thinking
Creating “Chain Reaction Contraptions” - Rube Goldberg glance
Developing divergent thinking skills as students brainstorm with word webbing
• Four Color Theorem Map
• web walkers
• developing observable, measurable criteria
• problem solving matrix
WordMasters Challenge 2nd list January 2009
Granting Dreams due date February 2009
Famous Notables Puppet Show date TBD
WordMasters Challenge 3rd list April 2009
Research Unit Creative Producers Puppet Show - May 2009
• Use of PANDA and online resources
Plants from seeds - summer experiment!
Preparation of Egg Drop contraption for May 2009
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