NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


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



P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep for Gifted and Talented – Spoke to Principal

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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. Continue reading



OLSAT BSRA Test Prep Materials for NYC Gifted and Talented Program

If you have questions or comments about this blog, please email me at skipper646@gmail.com. Also, check out my other blog to find awesome, fun and learning stuff for your gifted and talented child.   Thanks! Michael M.

Here are some good resources for OLSAT BSRA exam prep for pre-k and kindergarten for NYC public schools gifted and talented program. Please keep in mind these books can take weeks to go through and these aren’t “last minute” preparation for the OLSAT BSRA exam.  I’m not sure when the OLSAT exams will be administered this coming school year 2009-10 for NYC public schools pre-K and kindergartent. They should be posted on the DOE site before school begins.

There are some last minute OLSAT prep materials you can get so please contact me directly if you want more info.

These are REALLY good resources for OLSAT prep for pre-K and kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade from Amazon.com:

Here are some other items from Amazon.com to help in challenge your gifted and talented child:

Age: 3 Subject: Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 1

Age: 4    Subject: Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning Beginning 2

Grade: PreK   Subject: Mathematics
Beginning Mathematical Reasoning: Developing Math & Thinking Skills, Ages 3 & 4

Grade: K Subject: Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning Through Verbal Analysis: Level A

Ages: 3-4 Subject: Critical Thinking

BUILDING THINKING SKILLS BEGINNING

Grades: PreK-1 Subject: Critical Thinking
Visual Perceptual Skill Building, Book 1

Grades: PreK-K Subject: Critical Thinking
Mind Benders Beginning Book 1 (PreK-K)

Grade: PreK Subject: Critical Thinking
Thinker Doodles, Clues and Choose Beginning Book

Ages: 3-4  Alphabet & Number Puzzles w/Activities
Alphabet & Number Puzzles w/Activities

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



Many Parents Still Wait on NYC Gifted and Talented Program Placement Emails and Letters

I’ve rec’d several comments/emails from parents who are still waiting on the placement emails for the NYC Gifted and Talented to see what school within district 2 NYC public school G&T program their child must be enrolled in by the end of this week.  We rec’d our G&T school placement for gifted and talented in NYC email at 1:22am Saturday morning (June 21). If you’re expecting your placement letter for gifted and talented New York City via email  and haven’t received it yet, you may want to check your SPAM/Junk folder to make sure it didn’t go there.  One parent indicated they called the gifted and talented at the NYC DOE on Friday and they were told the emails would go out in “batches” – whatever that means.  My guess would be all the placement emails for the NYC G&T program would be emailed out by now since it would be more than a few thousand emails total, if that.

You’d ONLY receive an email notice if you selected the NYC gifted and talented schools in order of preference online. It’s my understanding if you mailed in your request via US Postal Service you’d receive your notification of your child’s placement for gifted and talented NYC via US Mail but not via email. I don’t know the timeline (besides what’s on the NYC DOE site for gifted and talented) but I’d assume the letters were mailed out Friday (June 20).  Everyone should receive the gifted and talented NYC acceptance letter in the mail Monday or Tuesday of this coming week since everyone would located in NYC.  Even if you receive an email, you’ll ALSO receive the gifted and talented placement letter for NYC schools via US Mail.

If you have questions, I’d recommend emailing the DOE gifted and talented New York Cityto find out giftedandtalented@schools.nyc.gov. Or you can contact the DOE at Office of Student Enrollment – Room 415, 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007.

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Student Enrollment at 212-374-4948
or the Office of Gifted and Talented Programs 212-374-5972.



OLSAT BRSA Test Prep Materials for NYC Gifted and Talented Program

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Here are a couple of good prep workbooks for the OLSAT test and BRSA exam given by the NYC public schools gifted and talented program. I’ll post more materials later.

For pre-K
Can You Find Me?: Building Thinking Skills in Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies: Prekindergarten

For Kindergarten
Can You Find Me?: Building Thinking Skills in Reading, Math, Science & Social Studies K-1 (Bright Minds series)



NYC Gifted and Talented Program Placement Letter – Email Received!

Better late than never! 🙂 

We rec’d our placement letter for NYC gifted and talented program for kindergarten via email at 1:22am this morning. We were pleased that we received our first choice and look forward to going up to the school next week to enroll. We of course have TONS of questions for the principal prior to finalizing the details.

Here’s an excerpt from the email we received with Q&A for parents:

Key Questions and Answers

1) I did not receive an offer. What are my options?
– Some Gifted and Talented programs may have seats that become available due to
unexpected attrition. These seats will be filled by children who did not receive
an offer during the initial Gifted and Talented placement period.
– Children who did not receive an offer during the initial Gifted and Talented
placement period will be automatically considered for placement into seats that
become available. Families do not need to contact the Office of Student
Enrollment to be considered. Offers will be determined based on the same
criteria as the initial placements; i.e.: sibling priority, ranked program
choices and available seats.
– Placements to these seats will be made late in the summer, prior to the start
of the school year.

2) I have a sibling issue. What do I do?
– If there is an issue with your sibling’s Gifted and Talented offer please
email ES_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov. We will review your submitted application.
– If a younger sibling does not make the qualification cut off for his or her
older sibling’s G&T program, you may file a placement exception request (PER) at
your local Borough Enrollment Office to attend the general education program
offered in the same school, provided there are available seats

3) I do not like my offer.  What are my options?
– All Gifted and Talented offers are final. There are no appeals of Gifted and
Talented placements. If you are offered a placement and you decline that
placement, no other placement offer will be made.



Waiting Again for Placement Email Letter for NYC Gifted and Talented schools
June 20, 2009, 12:01 am
Filed under: NYC Gifted and Talented Program, Parents Resources for NYC G&T

Well, we’re still waiting on the placement letter email for the NYC G&T program for our child’s kindergarten. It’s a bit frustrating to be online writing at 8pm waiting on an email to find out what school she got accepted to. Considering next week we have to enroll in one of the gifted and talented kindergartens we need a little bit of prep time. I’ll keep checking my email to see if something pops up tonight.