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Wow – what a school year it has been! With the OLSAT test and Bracken test behind us and school selection complete, things at P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep completed the year with a “big bang” for the first grade gifted and talented class with the amazing Mrs. Zimmerman leading the charge as the G&T teacher. There were no OLSAT practice questions hanging on the wall – you can get those at www.TestingMom.com! Check out the photos below that will give you a better understanding of the difference between gifted and talented curriculum and general ed. – the photos speak for themselves.
The year ended with a “publishing party” where all the students got the opportunity to read their books to students from other classes and also to their parents! All I can say is every parent was mesmerized by the breadth and depth of knowledge each of the students in this gifted and talented class at PS 33 obtained this year. After reviewing some of the students books, I took a look around the class at all the items hanging on the wall that Mrs. Zimmeran (G&T teacher at P.S. 33) created. I get this questions quite a bit about the curriculum of the program for the NYC gifted and talented program so I thought I’d show you the pictures I took of the material that was covered this school year in my daughter’s first grade G&T class. All of the items were familiar to me but most I was never exposed to until 4th or 5th grade – some even later. Again, I can’t say enough wonderful things about the G&T program at P.S. 33 and the principal Linore Lindy and her incredible teachers that give so much to the students. I’m so spoiled now that I’m not even sure what to expect next year as my daughter enters 2nd grade at this wonderful school. Based upon the response I’ve received over the past couple of months, the best kept G&T secret in NYC is out of the bag and it’s called Chelsea Prep – the NEST of the West!
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Mrs. Zimmerman’s Gifted and Talented class at P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep in District 2 of NYC Department of Education is a great example of what can happen after your child excels on the OLSAT and bracken tests; fantastic education isn’t just about the name of the program, it’s about the activities and strategies that great teachers develop over long periods of time. All the children in Mrs. Zimmerman’s class not only have a leg up in terms of their current education, but their future education as well.
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Below is the welcome letter we received from Chelsea Prep principal Linore Lindy to outline all the amazing activities planned for this coming school year. This is not only for the G&T program at Chelsea Prep but also for the general ed portion of P.S. 33. We’re looking forward to our second year at Chelsea Prep and our daughter being in the NYC gifted and talented program at P.S. 33.
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According to a recent NY Times article the number of pre-k students who got over 90% on the OLSAT test this year is much higher. According to the article:
” Of the 12,454 in New York City who took the test this winter, 3,542 (or 26 percent) scored at or above the national 90th percentile, up from 3,231 the year before, qualifying them for one of the 70 gifted kindergarten programs spread through the city’s school districts. But the most striking increase occurred in the number of children scoring at or above the national 97th percentile: 1,788, up from 1,345 last year. Those students qualify for one of the five citywide gifted programs, which have only about 300 seats in all, meaning the competition for them this year will be even fiercer.” (more…)
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A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the 10th anniversary of the Robotics Expo Competition at the Javitz Center in Manhattan where my daughter’s kindergarten NYC gifted and talented class from P.S. 33 – Chelsea Prep participated in the competition. My daughter has been in the robotics program since this past October and this was the grand finale that ended with a bang! Mr. Blum from Google (one of the sponsors) taught the students from P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep over the past few months by visiting the classroom weekly to review robotics concepts with the children. He also led the project effort that was entered into the competition. Each child had a unique and special role for the project submitted into the competition. At the junior level each team in the competition was required to put together a “Show Me” poster board presentation which showcased their research and demonstrated they understood the requirements for the project.
The program is based upon two components: 1) engaging children in the hands-on, minds-on process of technological innovation; and 2) bringing communities together in celebration of students’ working smart in science technology.
There were 4 different tournaments during the event:
Jr. FIRST LEGO League (6 to 9 year olds)
FIRST LEGO League (9 to 14 years old)
FIRST Tech Challenge (high school students)
FIRST Robotics competition (high school students)
Here’s more information on the event:
Prior to arriving at the event I didn’t know what quite what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to see thousands of elementary through high school students across the NYC metro area in attendance. The only other NYC gifted and talented elementary school I noticed was P.S. 11 William T. Harris but there could have been others. What impressed me even more were the amount of young girls who are interested in robotics and technology!
A big thanks to Mr. Blum and Google for offering their time and money in making this event a huge success and to principal Linore Lindy from P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep!
Here are a few good books from Amazon on robotics:
- The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide
- Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making More Magic Real
- Robotics (Cool Science)
Filed under: NYC Gifted and Talented Program, Parents Resources for NYC G&T | Tags: New York City Public Schools, NYC Gifted and Talented, NYC Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program, P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep
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> (more…)
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We were pleasantly surprised this past weekend when we received a letter from PS 33 Chelsea Prep’s Principal Linore Lindy. It was a welcome letter to all parents of students who are attending PS 33 – regardless of NYC gifted and talented program status. (more…)
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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. (more…)
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I received the email below from a parent who took their daughter to get summer testing for OLSAT BRSA for NYC gifted and talented program for kindergarten. It seems the OLSAT summer test was being administered at P.S. 33 which is one of the gifted and talented program schools in New York City. It looks like it will only take 2 weeks to get the results and NYC gifted and talented program placement offer letters will be sent to the parents which will contain the results of the OLSAT tests. Based upon what this parents said about the OLSAT testing it seems like her daughter liked the setting of P.S. 33 and the OLSAT test giver was pretty tight lipped about the how her daughter performed on the OLSAT gifted and talented program test for NYC schools. (more…)
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On Monday (yesterday), we called the principal at P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep, Linore Lindy, to get answered some last minute questions we had regarding the gifted and talented program at Chelsea Prep P.S. 33 in the NYC public school system. We were able to speak with her directly and the principal was more than happyto answer our many questions. Our neighbor whose child got accepted to P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep as well also called the principal. Our neighbor said she left a message for the principal at P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep and within 30 minutes the principal called her back to answer her questions. (more…)