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Gifted Awareness Week 2014 - 6 word stories

The cells in a beehive has six sides.
A guitar has six strings.
The atomic number for carbon is six.
There are six geese a-laying.
And any good story has just six words.

My Tuesday class of year 4-6 students at Gifted Kids (New Zealand Centre of Gifted Education) have expressed their ideas about what being gifted is all about, briefly, through 6 word stories. What better way to communicate complex ideas.

You might take a minute to think about the deeper meanings here, about where these ideas come from, and about what we can learn from understanding what our gifted children think.

Here's a selection that really captures the spirit of their thoughts.

Getting straight to the point...
An individual with advanced intellectual ability.
Gifted? Me? High intellectual ability? Yes!
Intellectual ability, born with the person.

And with deference to Lady Gaga...
Baby, I was born this way. 
Being gifted doesn’t come by mail.  
See Mum, it’s all your fault.
Don’t blame me, blame my parents.

Giftedness is not something you are given, or taught to be...
Can't teach it. Can't take away. 
Can’t be taught, It just is.
You can’t buy or sell giftedness.  
Gifted: Something not taught in school.

The idea of difference came through loud and clear:
If you are different never change.  
Do not look different than friends. 
Unique and different in every way.
You’re different, please don’t ever change. 
Think different, feel different, be different!
The idea of the kaleidoscope of giftedness, with thanks to NZAGC, also came up: 
Many different parts make up giftedness. 
Gifted. A gift in many realms.
And just some fun...
Bucket loads of ability, personality, emotion.
Ah! The taste of sweet giftedness. 
Past fine, Present good, Future amazing!  
Out of comfort,  into challenge zone.
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