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Re: All About GEP

Postby PiggyLalala » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:13 pm

Thank you, 25hr mama for the erp list. :)

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Re: All About GEP

Postby dagong99 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:28 pm

25hr mama wrote:Hi dagong99, this is what my dd got this year, not sure whether any change next year. :)

GIFTED EDUCATION PROGRAMME EXTENSIVE READING PROGRAMME (PRIMARY 6)

List A: Biographies and Autobiographies (Term 1)

In Term 1, you will do a study on biographies. You will need to be quite familiar with this genre, thus we would like you to do some reading.

1. Anne Frank, Diary of A Young Girl, 1995, New York: Doubleday.**
2. Annie Dillard, An American Childhood, 1987, New York: Harper & Row.
3. Esther Hautzig, The Endless Steppe, 1968, New York: Harper and Row Publishers.
4. Eudra Welty, One Writer's Beginnings, 1983, New York: Warner Books.
5. Jill Ker Conway, The Road From Coorain, 1990, New York: Alfred a Knopf.
6. Kendall Hailey, The Day I Became An Autodidact, 1988, New York: Dell Publishing.
7. Lorene Carey, Black Ice, 1991, New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
8. Robyn Montana Turner, Rosa Bonheur, 1991, Boston:Little, Brown and Company.
9. Russell Freedman, Eleanor Roosevelt, A Life of Discovery, 1993, New York: Scholastic,
Inc.

References:
a. Penny Britton Kolloff, "Annotated Bibliography of Books for Gifted Girls"
b. Thomas P. Hebert, "Great Books for Gifted Young Men"
c. Thomas P. Hebert, "Great Books for Gifted Young Women"


List B: Fiction (Term 2 - 4)

1. Abelove, Joan, Go and Come Back
2. Alan Garner, The Owl Service
3. Armstrong, William, Sounder
4. Arnow, Harriet, The Dollmaker
5. Bawden, Nina, Carrie's War
6. Berlie Doherty, The Snake-Stone
7. Beverley Naidoo, The Other Side of Truth
8. Blishen, Leon Garfield and Edward, The God Beneath the Sea
9. Blos, Joan M, A Gathering of Days
10. Brian Doyle, Uncle Ronald
11. Brooks, Bruce, Midnight Hour Encores
12. Card, Orson Scott, Ender’s Game
13. Carter, Forrest, The Education of Little Tree
14. Chaim Potok, The Promise
15. Conrad Richter, The Light in the Forest
16. Cooper, Susan, The Grey King
17. Creech, Sharon, Walk Two Moons
18. Cresswell, Helen, Ordinary Jack
19. Crichton, Michael, The Andromeda Strain
20. Crispin Avi, The Cross of Lead
21. Crossley-Holland, Kevin, Storm
22. Dickinson, Peter, City of Gold
23. Dickinson, Peter, The Gift
24. Dorris, Michael, Morning Girl
25. Elizabeth George Speare, The Witch of Blackbird Pond
26. Erik Haugaard, The Little Fishes
27. Fast, Howard, Freedom Road
28. Fisk, Nicholas, Backlash
29. Fisk, Pauline, Midnight Blue
30. Frank, Anne, The Diary of Anne Frank **
31. George, Jean Craighead, Julie of the Wolves
32. Gloss, Molly, The Jump-Off Creek
33. Gripe, Maria, In Time of Bells
34. Gunn, Paula, Spider Woman's Granddaughters
35. Holm, Anne, I am David **
36. Huggan, Isabel, The Elizabeth Stories
37. I.W. Cornwall , The Making of Man
38. Jan Mark, Stratford Boys
39. Jean Thesman , The Ornament Tree
40. Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat
41. Kate Seredy, The White Stag
42. Kavanagh, Jack, Barry Sanders: Rocket Running Back
43. Keith, Harold, Rifles for Watie
44. Kevin Henkes, Olive’s Ocean
45. Krumgold, Joseph, Onion John
46. L'Engle, Madeleine, A Swiftly Tilting Planet
47. Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard
48. Line, David, Run for your Life
49. Lively, Penelope, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
50. Lovelace, Maude Hart, Heaven to Betsy and Betsy In Spite of Herself
51. Lowry, Lois, The Giver
52. Lowry, Lois, Number the Stars **
53. MacGill, Sheila, The Children of Lir
54. Mahon, K. L., Just One Tear
55. Margaret Mahy, The Pirates' Mixed-up Voyage in the Thousand Islands
56. Margorian, Michelle, Goodnight, Mister Tom
57. Marilyn Nelson, Carver: A Life in Poems
58. Matas, Carol, Greater than Angels
59. Mayne, William, A Grass Rope
60. McKay, Hilary, The Exiles in Love
61. McKillip, Patricia, The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
62. Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
63. Naughton, Bill, A Dog called Nelson
64. Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds, Ice
65. Paterson, Katherine, Jacob Have I Loved
66. Paterson, Katherine, Lyddie
67. Paulsen, Gary, Brian’s Winter
68. Peck, Richard E., Something for Joey
69. Pennebaker, Ruth, Don’t Think Twice
70. Peter Dickinson , The Healer
71. Pinkwater, D. Manus, Alan Mendelsohn, The Boy from Mars
72. Potok, Chaim, The Chosen
73. Powell, Randy, Dean Duffy
74. Ray Bradbury , The Martian Chronicles
75. Richard Peck, A Year Down Yonder
76. Robin McKinley , The Hero and the Crown
77. Rostkowski, Margaret, The Best of Friends
78. Rubinstein, Gillian, Galax-Arena
79. Rylant, Cynthia, Missing May
80. Sid Fleischman, The Whipping Boy
81. Sleator, William, Blackbriar
82. Southall, Ivan, Josh
83. Staples, Suzanne Fisher, Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind
84. Thompson, Julian, Simon Pure
85. Tolan, Stephanie, A Time to Fly
86. Tolan, Stephanie, No Safe Harbors
87. Trevino, Elizabeth Borten, I, Juan de Pareja
88. Ure, Jean, What If They Saw Me Now?
89. Voight, Cynthia, The Runner
90. Williams-Garcia, Rita , Like Sisters on the Homefront
91. Wolff, Virginia Euwer, Mozart Season
92. Woodson, Jacqueline, Last Summer with Maizon and Maizon at Blue Hill
93. Zindel, Paul, The Amazing and Death Defying Diary of Eugene Dingma


Thank you very much. All the best for your DD !

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Re: All About GEP

Postby ooioo » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:52 pm

jajnj wrote:Anyone knows if there is school bus to hougang in NYPS?


The last time I checked, NYPS have school bus to all corners on this island :lol:

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Re: All About GEP

Postby jajnj » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:05 pm

ooioo wrote:
jajnj wrote:Anyone knows if there is school bus to hougang in NYPS?


The last time I checked, NYPS have school bus to all corners on this island :lol:


Thnks!!

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Re: All About GEP

Postby ooioo » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:56 am

jajnj wrote:
ooioo wrote:
jajnj wrote:Anyone knows if there is school bus to hougang in NYPS?


The last time I checked, NYPS have school bus to all corners on this island :lol:


Thnks!!

You can also call up NYPS directly to ask for school bus operator, which are quite professional , they can tell you a very good approximate pick up drop off time, so you can arrange for the massive logistic Chang :smile:

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Re: All About GEP

Postby jajnj » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:03 am

You can also call up NYPS directly to ask for school bus operator, which are quite professional , they can tell you a very good approximate pick up drop off time, so you can arrange for the massive logistic Chang :smile:[/quote]

Thnks!!

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Re: All About GEP

Postby Fusionmom » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:03 am

Preparation is abit over the board... parents need to know if their child is gifted and not that it is something to set a goal towards...

if your child is able to teach himself to read or able to read around 3-4 years or highly curious or display traits for a gifted child then the role of the parents is to support the child learning ability and not coach to get into a special school or stream.

GEP do support before the testing years and after if not in GEP streamed class. More parents should approach them for support.

Sample papers are good to lower anxiety or familiarise how the question should be answered or how to fill up their names, etc. Giving your child what he enjoys like puzzles or logic games.

One gifted seminar the educator said something that stick in my head....
if our nation has someone talented for Olympic games, we train them ... we give them the best coach... we spend a lot of time to ensure they perfect their ability...
if swimming then a lot of time is given to coach their strokes and swim endless laps in the pool.

what do we do with gifted children??
coaching if seen like shinning an apple is fine... just bring out the best in them..
coaching to change a pear to be an apple then that will just frustrate the pear... and make him very unhappy

if our children has no ability... no matter how much coaching will not help...

I do not agree this thousand of dollars GEP coaching...this is very unethical
But I do agree, you support your child is thinking out of the box.. do some puzzles, read more books, do inferences comprehension, but not pushing the child but supporting them...

Seriously, all o level students or even a level students doing their exams ... they most likely did mock test or past year papers... this is acceptable...??

7 days of coaching is too much... once a week I personally feel is acceptable except personally I feel this is too much...

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Re: All About GEP

Postby Fusionmom » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:17 am

Unfortunately, we assumed so that this is true for all GEP schools...
not so... so better check with school or bus company.

our gep school refused to send my ds home if he ends anything after 1pm...
we live at newton...;(

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Re: All About GEP

Postby a child » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:24 pm

tyeogh wrote:
Bloomberg wrote:
Eventually the child will, I guarantee you, we are mature enough to know the probability.. tyeogh don't be so kiasu lah to make this as criteria. :rahrah:


Share with us your hesitation. What about us that you don't want to join, forever?


I know this isn't directed at me, but I was from GEP, and I'm not Singaporean (PR). I'll take a stab at answering the question.

It's not that I don't want to stay in Singapore - I don't know where I would like to be in the future, at all. At the age of 9 (or even in secondary school as I am now), I think one is too immature and inexperienced and knows too little about herself and her future to be able to make any decision that carries any weight at all.

I do intend to leave Singapore - for university at least. Maybe the world out there will be better, maybe it will not - but I want to try, and not limit myself to a place because that is where I currently am, and that is where it would be easiest to stay. (Certainly there is a significant chance that I will return and settle here.) When I make a choice, I want it to be informed. And it will be dependent on so many factors - my experience, job availability, my partner's (if I have one) preferences and job, etc.

I view citizenship as a commitment. I see no point in relinquishing citizenship without being certain, only to change it again some years later. I do love Singapore, perhaps more so than the other countries I also identify with by birth, heritage or nationality, but I cannot say with any certainty that I will stay. I believe such sentiments are shared also by many children, Singaporean or not - half my class says they do wish to immigrate, and this is a mostly Singaporean class.

Certainly I benefited from GEP and it would be advantageous to me for there to be no nationality requirements. However, I also do understand that a government has to optimise its limited resources to further the welfare of its citizens to whom it has a duty to serve, and would understand where such a rule would be coming from if it does come to pass.

This is just my personal opinion though - please don't flame me. Nationality is certainly a very, very personal choice. And I'm still a kid, so so much can change - but that is the point, that I don't think a minor is capable of making such decisions. Scholarship holders at 18, yes; kids at 9, no.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby porcupine12trade » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:44 pm

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