LO Game Board Event
Our first GATE event will be our annual Board Game day on Wednesday, October 12th from 1:05 to 2:40pm in the LO library.
This will be the start of a series of sessions for those students who are interested in building and creating their own board games. This will be followed up in late October with a brain storming session on how to build a board game and then get started. In November,, we will have a couple of check-in sessions to see how the games are progressing. In December, we will have a LO GATE board game event so that students can celebrate their accomplishments and play their games. Kids will be mainly making their games at home, but having them attend the 3 sessions in between will help them with their ideas.
For our Kick-Off session on October 12th, the students will need to:
1) Bring your favorite board game
2) 1-2 paragraphs written by the child explaining why it is their favorite board game...ie. .what about it do you love?
3) RSVP with the child's first and last name below!
It should be a fun time playing everyone's favorite board games!
October 12 - Kick off with Board Game Day 1:05-2:40pm
October 26 - Session 1 - Brainstorming 1:05-2:30pm
November 9 - Session 2 - Plan idea on paper or bring prototype 1:05-2:30pm
November 30 - Session 3 - Testing and adding to make better 1:05-2:30pm
December 14 - Board game celebration LO GATE board game event (time TBD)
Please sign up your child to participate in our Board Game Day? Volunteers opportunities are available. Please sign up below.
Live Oak Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program supports excellence in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) through a program that enhances the education of all students while addressing the specific needs of the gifted. An equitable identification process, differentiated instruction, and enrichment ensure continuous academic growth. Live Oak teachers provide GATE students with planned and organized learning experiences that are integrated into the regular school day. They may also be augmented or supplemented with other enrichment activities related to the core curriculum. Differentiated curriculum is one that regularly provides opportunities for gifted students to experience instructional techniques that address one or more of the following questions about instruction:
1. What is GATE?
- Contact the classroom teacher and see if there is any way to assist in GATE instruction implementation.
- Teach an enrichment class after school. You don't have to be a teacher to provide knowledge, experiences, and challenges for our gifted children. They are eager to listen and learn. Teachers can train you on simple teaching techniques to aid in your instruction if you would like.
- Volunteer to be a chaperone for one of the enrichment classes when needed.
- Provide instruction yourself at home. Learning does not end once a child leaves the classroom. The best education comes from teachers and parents working together for children. Take your child to museums, shows, or places of historical value. Ask questions about the trips and connect them to real world applications. You can also provide interest-based projects if your child would like to do them.
- Join the Parent Teacher GATE Committee and help plan engaging and fun events for our Live Oak GATE students, parents, and teachers. Contact the Live Oak GATE representative if you are interested in joining.