Fifth Grade Gifted and Talented students from six North East ISD schools gathered at Tejeda Middle School on April 27, for the academic competition, Think-a-Thon. For the fifth year, these bright students from Bulverde Creek, Cibolo Green, Encino Park, Hardy Oak, Las Lomas and Roan Forest, came together to enjoy a day of using their creative and critical thinking skills while making new friends.
Think-a-thon began in the Tejeda cafeteria where the students sat with their home campus and rotated through four stations. These challenges are designed for them to use their logic, reasoning, and problem-solving abilities to complete the higher order thinking activities. The students were given the opportunity to discuss and find solutions in six minutes with team members before moving to a new station. After the indoor activities, the large group of one hundred students then move outdoors to share a snack and bond with their new team. The next part of the day was spent exploring four, twenty minute, outdoor challenges located on the grounds of Tejeda’s campus known as “History Hill”. The students continued to use their critical thinking skills in a collaborative way with their new teammates (each member from a different school). These team-building stations require the use of both creative and problem-solving ideas in order to accomplish each task in the allotted time.
The Fifth Grade GT teachers would like to thank Tejeda Middle School for providing this perfect venue and to the parent volunteers who donated their time and talent to make this event a success!
Posted on 05/01/2017