G.A.T. E. - Gifted and Talented Education Program


At Earths, our goal is to provide an instructional program that will focus on your child:

  • Being appropriately challenged
  • Making appropriate academic gains
  • Developing strong cognitive skills
  • Experiencing positive personal and interpersonal growth

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      Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) provides qualitatively differentiated learning experiences for students with unique abilities, interests and talents in all academic areas and/or visual and performing arts with the expectation that students will be successful learners capable of performing at high levels of ability. Research has shown that specialized instructional strategies, along with opportunities for gifted students to interact with each other on a daily basis, yield higher academic performance, as well as improved social and emotional well-being. 

How does EARThS support gifted learners?


  • Differentiated instruction
  • Cluster grouping
  • More challenging work-not more work
  • Lunch / Brunch speakers and activities
  • Field trip opportunities
  • Odyssey of the Mind teams
  • Noetic Math groups

Focus is placed on the development of critical thinking skills, problem solving activities, and sustained academic success. The curriculum is modified to meet student needs. Accelerated or extended opportunities are provided as appropriate.

GATE - Habits of Mind

Responding to Literature: Thinking Deeper!

Responding to Literature: Thinking Deeper!

The BIG Idea of what I read was ____________.

One interesting detail I read was ___________.

A smart word I read was ____________, it means ____________________.

Something that repeats in this reading was ____________.

This connects to ____ because___________.

After reading, I wonder _________________.

If I look at this as ______, I would feel______ because_________.

A change over time in what I read was_______.

An ethical issue in this reading is __________. I think _______________.

Some factors that affect this issue are ______________ and _______________.

The structure of this text is _____________.

7 Habits for Kids

Join Goob Bear, Sammy Squirrel, Jumper Rabbit and more as they learn life lessons using the 7 Habits. You’ll teach your kids the power of living by principles, and they’ll get a kick out of these fun and beautifully illustrated books. Purchase the series on Amazon.com

Habit 1 — Be Proactive
You're in Charge

I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind
Have a Plan

I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Habit 3 — Put First Things First
Work First, Then Play

I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

Habit 4 — Think Win-Win
Everyone Can Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Listen Before You Talk

I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

Habit 6 — Synergize
Together Is Better

I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw
Balance Feels Best

I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.

G.A.T.E. Links

Supporting Emotional
Needs of the Gifted

Odyssey of the Mind
is an international program that promotes
creative problem solving and team work.
Please join us at the information session
to find out more!