7th Grade PAthways (Gifted)
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Mrs. Sprayberry's Class
Outcomes and Standards
Meeting the needs of the intellectually gifted learner requires differential treatments both in curriculum and in instructional patterns of delivery. Because the intellectually gifted learner has special needs in both cognitive and affective areas, the curriculum focuses on both these areas. In working with both the Mississippi Department of Education's Suggested Outcomes for Intellectually Gifted; The Mississippi Gifted Education Programs Program Standards; and the Mississippi Association for Gifted Children's Recommended Curricular Elements, the PAthways Program will implement the following framework:
1. THINKING SKILLS (TS)
2. CREATIVITY (C)
3. INFORMATION LITERACY (IL)
4. SUCCESS SKILLS (SS)
5. AFFECTIVE (SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL) SKILLS (AS)
6. COMMUNICATION SKILLS (CM)
"PAthways" is Madison County School District's program for intellectually gifted students in grades 2-8. It is a state-mandated program which provides a differentiated curriculum to those students identified as intellectually gifted. Students attend PAthways for a minimum of five hours each week. Middle school students who qualify may select PAthways as an elective.
To provide students with those activities which emphasize the process of learning rather than content; divergent thinking rather than convergent; exploration of ideas through creative problem solving; and reasoning skills To provide students with a diversity of learning experiences, including instructional methods, materials, and activities To provide opportunities for the students to grow in their understanding of themselves and others.
Students will need a composition notebook to keep in the classroom. They should always have a pencil and paper with them.
Supply Wish List:
----white and colored cardstock
There is $20 PA fee each year. There is also a $10 t-shirt Fee. You may put these amounts together unless your child is not interested in getting a shirt. You may pay through Myschoolbucks or make the check payable to GMS PA.
PA is a graded class in middle school. Depending on our projects, I will enter a minimum of two grade per week.
Be prepared for class each day.
Participate in all assignments.Lessons are designed to build your skills and to meet the expected gifted outcomes.
Have a positive attitude.
Get along with others.
Do not interrupt the teacher or your peers.
Sit! You will be allowed to move about some, but please stay seated until it is appropriate to move about.
Control your volume. You will usually be allowed to talk in PA, but you must be considerate of other classes.
Bullying will not be tolerated
Practice your emotional and social growth skills daily.
We write. We read. We research. We use technology. We question. We think. We practice. We create. We do!
1 - Verbal Warning
2 - Minor Form Warning
3 - 3 Minor forms = 1 Major Form and Office Referral - Become ineligible to attend PBIS events or off-campus trips.