The Jefferson City Elementary EER Program emphasizes the following goals:
Why do learners with high IQ’s need special programming? Many people assume that bright children will automatically be successful in school. Sadly, this is often not the case. According to The Marland Report to Congress, “…because the majority of gifted children’s school adjustment problems occur between kindergarten and fourth grade, about half of gifted children become ‘mental dropouts’ at around 10 years of age.” According to Dr. Sylvia Rimm, a psychologist who specializes in gifted underachievement, “If gifted children are not challenged by curriculum early in their school lives, they will equate smart with easy, and challenge and hard work will feel threatening to their self-esteem. They will either become perfectionistic and avoid challenge, or they will search for easy-way-out solutions, such as avoiding handing in assignments, procrastination, and disorganization for fear conscientious work may reveal that they are not as smart as they are assumed to be.” At EER, we work to provide challenges for our students, opportunities for critical and creative thinking, and problem-solving experiences that develop perseverance. We find joy in seeing the self-satisfaction children experience when a difficult task is completed with excellence.
Student Arrival 8:40-9:20Attendance/ Library Returns/ Quizzlers/ Skill of the Week/ Word of the Week/ AnnouncementsFirst ClassSwitch classes at 11:15 for the second classRecess 12:05-12:25Lunch 12:25-12:50Continue second class2:00- 2:10 Library checkout