NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


Gifted and Talented School Placement Letters to be Sent By June 17

With the OLSAT test and Bracken test behind us now parents anxiously await for the placement letters for their NYC G&T school acceptance letters to arrive! I’ve heard from reliable sources that letters will be mailed or emailed to parents by next Friday, June 17 so stay tuned! Don’t forget, if you’re needing OLSAT practice questions go to www.TestingMom.com and also experts to help you with any questions you may have about the gifted and talented schools in New York City.



Games and Fun for NYC Gifted and Talented Program Students and Parents

If you have any questions or comments please contact me at skipper646@gmail.com. Thanks! Michael M.

Below are some fun and games you can play with your gifted and talented students to prepare children for gifted and talented tests. This will ease the pressure during OLSAT / ERB exam prep sessions while still reinforcing the items on these tests in a fun and interactive way.  These aren’t OLSAT practice tests but do provide the same critical thinking skills needed to do well on the OLSAT / ERB exams given for NYC gifted and talented program testing.

Mighty Mind Games – These come highly recommended by test prep givers for OLSAT and ERB exams for NYC gifted and talented program. Our child LOVES these and wakes up every morning wanting us to ask questions from the Brain Quest series. The Brain Quest series is great for travel and makes the time go by fast on an airplane.  Depending on your child’s level we’ve found the Brain Quest series for ages 6-7 grade 1 to be appropriate for our kindergartener age 5. Some of the questions are difficult (even for adults!). :-)

MightyMind Regular Edition

Magnetic MightyMind

Mighty Mind Aquarium Adventure

Mighty Mind Little Planner MightyMind Game Ages 3-6 (1-4 children)

Brain Quest Games and Workbooks for Gifted and Talented Program in NYC. The Brain Quest items also come highly recommended by tutoring experts for the NYC gifted and talented program for OLSAT 8 and ERB.

Brain Quest Workbook: Kindergarten

Brain Quest Preschool

Brain Quest Kindergarten Continue reading



Parents Orientation at P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep Gifted and Talented

There was a parents orientation breakfast this week for new students at PS 33 Chelsea Prep.  This also included parents of NYC gifted and talented program students along with general education.

At the orientation we were a bit concerned because we were told they will be combining the kindergarten with the first grade due to low enrollment in the the G&T at PS 33. They didn’t want to cancel the program all together so they combined the class.  Based upon further research, this is a common practice if class sizes are small.  We met and spoke to the G&T teacher who be teaching our child this fall and she addressed our concerns about the combination class of kindergarten and first grade. The G&T teacher is very kind, responsive and most of all passionate about teaching! She was able to thoroughly answer our questions and concerns and welcomed parents involvement throughout the year. We’ll see how she feels about parent involvement after a few meetings with me. <grin> :-)   Continue reading



Parents Poll for NYC Gifted and Talented Test Prep for Pre-k and Kindergarten


Met Bige Doruk, CEO and Founder of Bright Kids NYC – NYC Schools Test Prep

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I  met Bige Doruk, the CEO and founder of Bright Kids NYC, and had a great conversation with her about the new service she started a few short months ago called Bright Kids NYC located downtown in the Financial District.  She herself had a child take the OLSAT test for kindergarten and she completely understands the pressures that parents face in NYC to get their child in the NYC gifted and talented program.  She has thorough knowledge of the NYC DOE system for NYC gifted and talented application process and retesting for the gifted and talented program – even for summer retake tests for the gifted and talented program for kindergarten. Continue reading



NYC Schools Summer Testing for NYC Gifted and Talented Program OLSAT Test

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I received a summer G&T testing notification from a NYC public school parent who is going to test her child via OLSAT / BRSA this summer for New York City schools gifted and talented program for first grade for the G&T. It seems they recently moved to the NYC area and needed to test their child for  New York City gifted and talented program.  Here’s the information she sent me regarding what she found out about summer testing for the NYC G&T program. Continue reading



OLSAT test Prep material for grade 2 and 3 for NYC schools G&T Program

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I’ve been asked by several parents about OLSAT test prep materials for NYC public schools gifted and talented for other grades. Here’s a good list of OLSAT test preparation G&T for the second and third grade for NYC schools G&T programs. Please keep in mind these OLSAT test materials need to be worked on well in advance of the OLSAT exam for grade 2 and grade 3. These OLSAT test prep materials aren’t meant to be used for last minute study but to overall get your child prepared for the type of questions to expect on the exam.

If you’re looking for OLSAT test prep for gifted and talented for NYC public schools pre-K and kindergarten go here.

If you need last minute OLSAT test prep materials for pre-K and kindergarten just place a private comment on this blog and I’ll get back with you with info.

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Critical Thinking
Building Thinking Skills- Critical Thinking skills for reading, writing, math, science (Level 1(Grades 2-3)

Grades: 2-3 CD
Subject: Critical Thinking
Building Thinking Skills Level 1

Grade: 2
Subject: Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning, Level C (Mathematical Reasoning)

Grades: 2-5
Subject: Critical Thinking
What Would You Do?, Book 1

Grade: 2
Subject: Language Arts
Language Smarts, Level C (Gr 2)

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Language Arts
Vocabulary Smarts Book 1

Grade: 2
Subject: Mathematics
Complete the Picture Math Book 2

Grades: 2-4
Subject: Critical Thinking
Organizing Thinking: Book One : Graphic Organizers

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Mathematics
Math Ananlogies

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Language Arts
Spelling DooRiddles, Book A1

Grades: PreK-2
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. Dooriddles Associative Reasoning Activities: Book A-1

Grades: PreK-2
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. DooRiddles, Book A2: Associative Reasoning Activities

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Language Arts
Dr. DooRiddles, Book A3: Associated Reasoning Activities

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Mathematics
Scratch Your Brain: Clever Math Ticklers

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Critical Thinking
Visual Perceptual Skill Building, Book 2

Grades: 1-3
Subject: Science
Developing Critical Thinking Through Science/Book 1 Grade 1-3

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Critical Thinking
Dr. Funster’s Think-A-Minutes A1: Fast, Fun Brainwork for Higher Grades and Top Test Scores

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Critical Thinking
Dr. Funster’s Think-A-Minutes, Level B Book 2

Grades: 2-3
Subject: Critical Thinking
Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 2




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