3-4 Grade Enrichment


Third and fourth grade enrichment groups meeting once a week for 45 minutes to an hour. During this time, we extend learning from the grade level content and cover the Buncombe County Schools AIG curriculum.

The BCS AIG Program has 4 curricular strands:
1. Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted Learner
2. Humanities/Literacy
3. Mathematics/Logic
4. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)     

The THIRD grade curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the following:
 
Gifted Awareness and Multiple Intelligences
Algebra Thinking: First Experiences 
Use of digital technology as a tool to research and communicate information
Caesar’s English- advanced vocabulary from classic books and Latin roots (Lessons 1-4)
“People Making a Difference” -a concept-based unit on heroes
 
The FOURTH grade curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the following:
 
Our World, Our Future - a concept unit on the environment
Gifted Awareness
Use digital technology as a tool to research and communicate information
Introduce 6 Thinking Hats (DeBono)
Algebraic Thinking (Hands On Equations)
Caesar’s English- advanced vocabulary from classic books and Latin roots (lessons 5-12)

GRADES
Enrichment Groups are designed to challenge student thinking. To encourage this and help students feel safe taking risks, students are not graded as they are in the regular classroom. Students will receive an assessment each grading period along with a rubric explaining the scoring system. Students may self-assess themselves as well on these important behaviors such as creativity and collaboration, perseverance, and critical thinking and problem-solving. Please sign this evaluation and return with report cards.

Students should understand it is OK not to know everything, and it is OK to ask questions. My goal is for students to love learning!