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Information / Links for Parents & Students

 
 
FORMS AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE FISD GIFTED PROGRAM
 
Please note: Referral forms are due by November 30 of each year. If a parent is filling out the referral, they will also need to sign the parent permission for testing, as well as complete the parent observation checklist. All documents are part of the GT PARENT Initial Identification Packet (below).
 
TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY LINKS

TEA Gifted/Talented Education in Texas

Texas State Plan for Education of GT Students

Texas State Plan for Education of GT Students (Spanish version)


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

National Association of Gifted Children - Parent Resources

Summer Seven - Activities for Parents and Students from Mensa for Kids

18 Resources for the Parents of Gifted Students - from TeachThought

College Planning for Gifted and Talented Youth



RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

iPad Apps

The following free apps are great for promoting logical thinking and reasoning skills:

  • Numbers Logic Puzzle (iPad and iPhone/iTouch) - touch number tiles to add to 10 and they move out of your way; keep going until color tiles are gone (hint: you can add more than 2 tiles)
  • Mathdoku+ Sudoku Style (iPad and iPhone/iTouch) - sudoku with various grids available (3 x 3, etc) to give different levels of difficulty
  • Bumpling free (iPad and iPhone/iTouch) - spatial problem to bump ladybugs out of the way (hint: the flowers are not just background, but the way the petals line up are the lines the bugs can move)
  • Sticker Sudoku (iPad and iPhone/iTouch) - this one may be a good intro to Sudoku before going into the Mothdoku app
  • Pushy lite (iPad and iPhone/iTouch) - visual / spatial puzzles, and yes I will admit it took me three tries just to do the 2nd level (and the 1st one is a "gimme" just to show you how it works)!!!! :-(
 
 
Websites

Mensa for Kids - Online Games

Bright Newsletter for Kids - from Mensa for Kids

Resources for Students - from Summer Institute for the Gifted

Websites for Gifted Children - from TheKidStory.com

Websites for Students - from Gifted and Talented Online, New Zealand

Kids Links - from Gifted Kids Ireland

Brain Games - from ProProfs.com

Websites for Students - from Rockingham County Schools

Online Math Resources and Games

Fun Things to Do - from Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented