Gifted and Talented

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Hello ALP Families,

Our first ALP Coffee was a success last Friday, October 20th, and we appreciate all of your great feedback and support. As we move through the year, we want to continue our open communication and to help support your family as your child grows at Rooney Ranch Elementary. Our next meeting will be held in December. Until then, please visit this page for updates and support for your ALP child. Within this page, you will find work samples from Rooney students, helpful tips to use at home with your child and ways to help enrich communication between you and your child's classroom teacher.

Here at Rooney we strive to reach the whole child's needs and support them individually while helping them utilize their strengths to work on their own goals. Collaboration, high-level thinking, opportunities to lead and helping with social/emotional needs will enrich their daily experience in their education at Rooney. The teachers at Rooney Ranch look forward to working with you; we are a team!

This month (November) we will focus on the social/emotional needs of your child. Here is a great slide presentation that provides tools with your child to name their feelings and work through their emotions. Some of these strategies Rooney Ranch teachers use on a daily basis with all children to help navigate through emotion.

Name It to Tame It

--Here are a few questions you can ask your child to engage conversation about their school day:

1. Ask them to identify their high and their low of the day. Parents should play along too to model and participate in this conversation as well.

2. Ask them to share with you their favorite moment where they worked with a peer during their school day.

3. Ask them to share a moment in their day when they felt challenged and how did they work through it.

4. Ask them what are two emotions that they felt today and what created those emotions.

5. Ask them to identify someone who they look up to during the day and explain why.

Here is a link to upcoming GT Parent Seminars

Here is a link to the District Gifted and Talented Page
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