Tag: Houston profoundly gifted education homeschool

Below is a posting from my friend Stacia. This group does great things for the profoundly gifted population in the Houston area. Some of my readers may find this information helpful, so I’m posting their announcement here. You can also find more opportunities for the Houston area gifted on my Gifted Minds, Texas page.

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It is that time of year! We have lots of great things planned for this fall’s profoundly gifted co-op. We will continue to meet at the Vineyard Church in Clear Lake. We will continue all our Zome building fun! Instead of colloquia, the kids will be working on oral history projects. We want the co-op to offer a good mix of science as well as humanities. The older kids will be working together to create an oral
history of growing up gifted. They will learn how to interview; videography; ethics and law (copyright and liability), etc. The younger kids (likely 7 and under) will create an oral history project around man’s first walk on the moon. They will learn to interview and create an oral history and learn the how to document these interviews.

We will add sign language from 4:45-5:30. If you would like to participate in sign language, please be prompt. If you are late, it disrupts the class. If you are not interested in sign language, please arrive promptly at 5:30 for class.

We are going to ask the minimum age for participation be five years old.

The group settings are set to “no attachments” so if you are interested in participating in the co-op; please e-mail me and I will send you the appropriate forms.

The cost for the semester is $60 per child. This includes all supplies and necessary equipment. We do not offer sibling discounts at this time. We have worked very hard to keep the cost as low as possible for everyone to participate and this makes it difficult to offer a sibling discount.

Deadline for registration is September 1, so we have time to adequately plan. The tentative schedule is as follows:

September 10 4:45-5:30pm sign language
5:30-7:00pm Zome – Bubbles

September 24 4:45-5:30pm sign language
5:30-7:00pm oral history project- Intro, Apollo 8 anniversary audio documentary and other products, discuss open-ended questions, develop questions

October 8 4:45-5:30pm sign language
5:30-7:00pm Zome – Perimeter & Area, Fences problem

October 22 4:45-5:30pm sign language
5:30-7:00pm oral history project – legal issues, etiquette, develop questions

November 12 4:45-5:30pm sign language
5:30-7:00pm Zome – Picasso & Math

November 19 4:45-5:30pm sign language
5:30-7:00pm oral history project – conduct oral histories

December 10 4:45-5:30pm sign language
5:30-7:00pm Zome – Finding Tau

December 17 4:45-5:30pm sign language
5:30-7:00pm oral history project – conduct oral histories

As always, if you have friends who would benefit from the co-op please pass this on. Stacia Taylor, 832-476-3887
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