AIG Questions and ResponsesUPDATES ARE STILL BEING MADE AS MORE QUESTIONS ARRIVE
K-2 Survey 2013

1) How can my child be involved with AIG at the K-2 level?
All students receive 15 sessions of whole-class instruction starting in the fall of each school year. The AIG Program for the county has purchased materials for the specialists to use for the K-2 Curriculum such as Primary Education Thinking Skills, Junior Great Books, Jacob's Ladder, Interact Units, and more. Often times, additional lessons and resources are designed based on interest and ability by the AIG Specialist. Small groups are created in the spring, and pulled based on readiness and interest. Students are selected for these groups based on a number of criteria - performance, teacher assessments, readiness, and interest.

2) Do you have recommendations to keep my child on track through the summer, other than exercises that maintain grade-level knowledge?

Math - If you want to explore beyond the grade level, the ALEKS online program is wonderful!
Summer Reading Challenge -
http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2013
There are also many workbooks at Barnes and Noble that you can purchase. I would suggest requiring your child to do a couple of pages each morning during the summer. You can choose various study workbooks that you would like to challenge your child with - social studies, math, science, etc. Be sure to check to see if the workbook mentions the Common Core - this is the new curriculum for education.

Summer Bridge Activities, Grades 2 - 3: Bridging Grades Second to Third
Summer Bridge Activities, Grades 2 - 3: Bridging Grades Second to Third
Summer Activities for the Gifted Student: Grade 3 (For the Gifted Student)
Summer Activities for the Gifted Student: Grade 3 (For the Gifted Student)


4) When do parents find out if their children are selected?

Students are formally identified into the program in 3rd grade.


5) It is my understanding that your child is really not considered for involvement until 2nd grade??

The AIG Program involves the entire school. The AIG Specialist collaborates with all regular classroom teachers, and provides enrichment learning opportunities to be incorporated into the regular classroom. Also, the AIG Specialist provides each class with nurturing lessons starting in the fall. In the spring, small groups are formed at the K-2 level and pulled-out for more enrichment opportunities.