NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing


End of School at P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep Gifted and Talented 1st Grade Class Publishing Party!

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!

Bracken practice test questions? No, these are the spelling words and pronunciation of the long "a"!

The writing process for their stories the students wrote.


Questions to ask when reading chapter books.

Technology has its place at P.S. 33 G&T program - unbelievable this is first grade folks!

G&T students showing off their books and reading aloud to one another.

OLSAT sample question - well, maybe for a 6th grader!

Polygons in first grade? Wow - only at PS 33 gifted and talented program!

Polygons are the new circle! Is this on the Bracken test?

P.S. Chelsea Prep students read to their books to parents

More math fun at ps 33 gifted and talented program first grade.

Geography lessons with hand made maps by the gifted and talented class.

Making Bill Gates proud - PCs in the gifted and talented class room at Chelsea Prep.

I don't know much about biology but the kids at PS 33 gifted and talented first grade do!

Geometry in first grade? Dorothy, you're not in Kansas anymore!


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