Today, students in 6-8 are going to S.U.I.T. Up. It stands for Social Understanding Interactive Tools. We do this on the last school Friday of the month. To a lot of people, it looks like students having a game day, but there is a serious side to this type of play - often, gifted students have difficulty being social and positively interacting with one another, especially in situations where they win or lose. During this time, we work on our sportsmanship, our conversational skills, and the art of compromise.
To add to this, the games we use are higher-level games that stretch the mind. Logic games that use inductive reasoning, such as MasterMind, vocabulary-building games, such as SmartMouth and Mad Gab, to student-created mathematical games using basic card decks, our students are challenged intellectually and socially to prepare them for life outside the classroom!