Over 250 excited elementary students and their parents recently gathered at Taylor High School to build the Great Wall of China out of Legos at the design date, hosted by Katy Parents of Gifted and Talented (KPGT) and Katy ISD GT. Led by Bricks 4 Kidz, the students tackled the project with gusto. While their wall may not be visible from space, their creation was certainly more colorful than the original.
Fourth- and fifth-grade GT students also had the chance to design their own computer games at the event. Led by techno whizzes from Wonder-Space, screens lit up with vibrant space scenes, volcanoes, and robots as newfound computer skills met lively imaginations.
“Extended learning opportunities are crucial if GT students are to fulfill their extraordinary academic potential,” shares Janet Manning-Shaw, co-president of KPGT. ”KPGT was delighted to work with Katy ISD to offer this free GT design date. We hope it complemented the architecture and design unit being studied by GT students as part of the district’s Challenge program in schools.” Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.