It’s a Wonder!

Want to be part of Camp Wonderopolis this summer?  If you are one of my students, have your parents email me to let me know you would like an invite to join (they know how to get me:)  It’s a FREE, fun learning online activity where you get to read, watch cool videos, and answer questions.  At the end of each lesson, you take a very short quiz and earn “Wonder Cards!”

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Interactive

Okay, my budding ornithologist – this is for you!

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Free Workshop!

Are you an APPLE products fan?  If so, don’t miss this great opportunity for a free workshop at your Apple Store.

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Summer Learning!

sunParents, this is a great blog post to prevent summer brain drain:  74 Creative Ways to Stop Summer Brain Drain

Thank You for a Great 2013-2014 School Year

I can’t believe my first year is over with the great Moody Schools.  You have all welcomed me with open arms and I feel blessed that Debra Allred and Kathy Tice wanted me to teach at MES and MMS.

Here is a link to some of the pictures I took and the parents shared with me this year.  As you can see, we had an amazing year!

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?uname=114444916934960939544&target=ALBUM&id=6019613451460109521&authkey=Gv1sRgCND56bOM1ajM3gE&feat=email

If you need me this summer, please contact me at my email address.  I will be checking my emails regularly.  You can email me at:

audrey.fine@sccboe.org

Best wishes to my fabulous sixth graders who are leaving me to go to the Junior High.   Welcome to my upcoming third graders.  We have a great year planned.

Mrs. Fine

Moody 3rd Grade Elementary HAPPY

6th Grade HAPPY

Thank you Moody!

Our year is winding down and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you parents, students, teachers, and administrators for welcoming to MES and MMS.    It’s been a great year.  My students have learned a lot.  I’ve learned even more:)

For my new students coming up from 2nd grade – WELCOME!  This is a great website to see what is happening at gifted in Moody.  Recently, we were honored with a One Class at a Time grant.  We received $1,000 to get more equipment for our chess program at Moody.  In case you don’t know, we have an awesome chess Coach – Coach Pino.  He will be teaching classes at Moody Middle after school and students from all Moody Schools are invited to attend.

Please, enjoy our video.

 

3rd and 4th Grade BBG Field Trip

May BBG field trip

Our rescheduled field trip to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens will be on Monday, May 5.  Students will be attending the Alabama Woodlands Workshop AND, for a special treat the Birmingham Audubon Society will be doing a bird walk with us.  Parents are invited to attend.  No younger siblings please, as the birding walk requires us to be quiet.

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens has been gracious to us in providing the cost of our transportation and the Birmingham Audubon Society is also volunteering their time.  So, there is no cost for this field trip.

Dress comfortably in good walking shoes.  Students should wear tennis shoes.  We will be outside for this entire field trip.  Audubon will be bringing binoculars for the birding for the students only to use that day.  If you wish to participate in this with them and have binoculars, please bring your binoculars.   Students will eat lunch when they return back to school (leaving around 11:30 for school).  Students must ride to and from the Gardens on the bus for this field trip.

We will leave Moody Middle with the 4th graders around 8:15 and pick up the 3rd graders approximately at 8:30 am.  Our workshop does not begin until 9:30 so if you wish to meet us at the Gardens, plan to be there before 9:30.  If you plan on attending and wish to help me chaperone, please indicate below.

Think Like an Engineer: Bridge Building 5th and 6th grade

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Photo from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Gate_Bridge

Use these links to help you -

http://bridgehunter.com

http://pghbridges.com/basics.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bridge_types

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=bridges&l=comm&ss=0&ct=0&mt=all&adv=1

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/bridge/

Do a Google image search for “truss”

 

Keys to Understanding Your Gifted Child

2014-03-05 20.58.27Just in case you missed Dr. Patti Wood’s presentation at the St. Clair County Gifted Meeting, Dr. Wood has shared her presentation with us.

Keys to Understanding your Gifted Child

St. Clair County Parent Meeting

I hope you can join us!

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Oh, the Places You Can Go in the 21st Century Night

Moody Middle School Parents,

I hope you are going to be able to attend the MMS “Oh, the Places You Can Go in the 21st Century Night!”  this Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30.  If you find you have time to visit our gifted room, I will be in the 4/5th grade hall computer lab.  Bring your child in to show you “The Places” we have been going!

Mrs. Fine

Second Semester at Moody Gifted

bridge_iconWe are just starting with our new units after many days off with snow.  3rd and 4th grade are working on a unit on Natural Disasters.  5th and 6th grade are working on a unit on Design.  In the near future, the 5th and 6th graders will construct their own bridges with a set material given – more info to come later.

4th, 5th, and 6th grade are learning computer programming through a program called code.org   If you have internet access at home, please be sure to ask them to show you how they are doing.

In addition, 5th and 6th grade are participating in the Stockmarket Game – see stockmarketgame.org  They have been placed in teams and have been given an imaginary $100,000 to invest over a 10 week period.  Please ask they to login and show your their team’s portfolio.

Clip Art: http://clipart.mrdonn.org/bridges.html

Share with your Parents

The parents and teachers of gifted children of central Alabama are forming a group to support and advocate for our gifted children.  Please join the email list at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-oT8pBMTK85Ycpllzj2ydB5H3Tt_4ngS8r-rTQxNWXY/viewform

Parents have the power and the ability to make change.