Friday, 27 September 2013

Parent Night Resources

Thank you to all of the parents and caregivers who were able to make it out to the Gifted Program Parent Nights on Tuesday at Trout Creek Elementary School and on Wednesday at Wiltse Elementary School.  I know that this is an incredibly busy time of year so I'm glad you were able to make it.  It was a pleasure to reconnect with parents and guardians as well as to meet so many new faces!

Below are the slides I used in my presentation.  The first set of slides are my introduction to the Gifted Program and the information on emotional intensity.

If you click on the gear icon at the bottom of the slides you can view the speaker's notes.  They appear for the section on emotional intensity and are excerpted from the online article 'Emotional Intensity in Gifted Children' by Leslie Kay Sword.

These second set of slides are the ones on perfectionism that I showed; they were created by Lisa Van Gemert.

I used the following 2 links extensively in preparing my presentation:

For more resources, the SENG website (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) has a treasure trove of resources on giftedness.  It's definitely worth a look.

Classes start up right after Thanksgiving (Oct 14th) and I will be in touch before then with reminders.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns please get in touch with me at (250)770-7694 ext 6283 or e-mail me at cthompson at summer dot com.  I look forward to working with your children; it's going to be a great year!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Welcome Back!

Welcome back!  I hope that students and their families have had a good summer and that the transition to back to school this week goes well. 

Gifted classes will start up right after Thanksgiving (the week of October 14th).  This week I will be working on finalizing class lists, as well as securing dates for parent nights, hopefully to be held in the fourth week of September.  Once this information is finalized I will be sending it out to families and schools.

I am looking forward to working with the students; October seems so far off!  Along with students from the Penticton, Kaleden, and Naramata schools it is my pleasure to be working with students from Giant's Head and Trout Creek this year (I can't wait to meet you!) 

It's going to be a great year!  I've got some ideas and plans in the works, but they are always just a starting point; the passions and interests of the students really drive where we go. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at Wiltse Elementary (250)770-7694 ext 6283 or at      

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