Math Olympiad (Grades 4-6) Math Quest (Grade
3) Into the Unknown (Grade 2) Math Problem Solver (Grade 1)
These quantitative opportunities are offered to students by teacher
recommendation as well as the indicator of Quantitative giftedness and
achievement. Math Olympiad (www.moems.org)
provides an opportunity for students to meet in small teams to prepare
for monthly national competition. Math Quest is a simulation activity
that teaches teamwork and problem solving strategies. Into the Unknown
is an interactive unit that incorporates activities promoting Algebraic
thinking and reasoning. Math Problem Solver is challenging for primary
students as it teaches and reinforces preliminary problem solving
strategies needed for advanced Math opportunities.
Word Masters Challenge (Grade 4-6)
This program is a fun and
mind-stretching classroom competition. It encourages growth in
vocabulary and verbal reasoning. This is our second year offering this
to teachers to use with all students in the classroom.
DI is an opportunity for ALL children to practice creative
problem solving in a team atmosphere where everyone wins. The children
are in charge! This is an excellent extension opportunity for our
verbal and non-verbal identified students. A BIG THANKS
to all the parent volunteers that have stepped up to provide this for
Chorus and Band
These musical opportunities can
bring a gifted child enjoyable outlets for creative expression. See
Mrs. Giddings, Mr. Demmert, Mrs. Gowers for details.
education is another area that Cougar Valley offers “outside the box”
opportunities. Before school PE has started M,W,TH The skills available
include juggling, unicycling and personal fitness.
This new opportunity is
underway under the direction of our fabulous USS Nebraska volunteer
Joseph Corona. Currently students in grade 5 and 6 are competing twice
a week during their lunch recess. We hope to open up this opportunity
to grades 3 and 4 soon. Once a month there will be a chess tournament
held after school. Our first tournament will be held in January.