On our website you will find pictures of exciting things happening in the GATE program here at Deerwood. You will also find an event calendar, newsletters, practice problems and links to educational websites. You will find any upcoming competitions, field trips or important documents. There is also a contact page for questions or concerns.
We read the story Iggy Peck Architect and talked about all of the crazy things that Iggy built. Then we looked at some pictures of some famous architecture around the world. Then the students we asked to design and create their own structures. They came up with some great ideas!
October GATE Meeting
During our October Meeting we started by focusing on several different brain teasers. Then, we played a game to use inductive reasoning skills. We then watched some videos about the annual pumpkin chunkin contest and students were charged to build their own machines with the materials provided. They came up with some great ideas!
September STEM challenge
During the first GATE meeting of the 2017-2018 school year, we focused on a STEM challenge. The students were asked to build the tallest freestanding perch that they could with the materials provided.
Building Santa's Parachute!
During GATE after school, the students did a STEM activity to build a parachute to help Santa land safely. They came up with some very creative ideas!
GATE Afterschool-Meeting of the Minds
During our meeting, we worked on a STEM challenge. The students could only use marshmallows and raw spegetti to build the tallest structure possible.
STEAM Carnival-Saving Our Seas Scavenger Hunt
The fifth graders were asked to write a paper about what "Saving Our Seas" meant to them, the papers were graded on a rubric and the top ten were selected for a scavenger hunt at the Georgia Aquarium. We had a great time!
GATE Chattanooga Field Trip
Atlanta Public Schools Gifted office sponsors a couple field trips each year. This year we took a 2-day trip to Chattanooga, TN. We had a great time! Take a look at the field trips tab to find out more information about our spring trip to Philadelphia!
Check out Georgia Tech's CEISMC K.I.D.S. Club. The new 2016 - 2017 programs will start in the Fall 2016.
Elementary Student Sessions
GRADES: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th (cost: $40 per session)Georgia Tech’s K.I.D.S. Club is a program designed to enhance and encourage curiosity and enthusiasm for science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Students in grades 2nd-5th are invited to join our student-centered, hands-on discovery sessions on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 12 noon. During each meeting, students will rotate and experience three different hour long activities. Previous activities have included: Water Rocketry, Electromagnets, Sound Sandwich, Chemical Magic, Lemon Battery, and many more.
There will be three unique KIDS Club meetings: a fall meeting, a winter meeting, and a spring meeting. The activities at the two seasonal meetings are identical, they are repeated so that more students will be able to experience these activities. Therefore, choose only one date from each season to attend. Please note that the App Development and LEGO programs will be identical across all meetings.
If you have any questions, or would like to know more about gifted testing in Atlanta Public Schools, please check out the video below.