We 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
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:
Parents have the power and the ability to make change.
Search my livebinder for information on your Endangered Species poster project
Mythology Tic Tac Toe 5th Grade
Mythology Tic Tac Toe 6th Grade
Look at the top of this page and see the link to Greek Mythology. There I have placed a lot of great links to websites you may want to use. If you come across something new that is great, let me know about it and I will add it to this site.
4 – 6th grade is loving the time we Zentangle. Here are some ideas to do on your own:
Love it = “Wanna change the world? You gotta know about it.”
What can we learn from watching this video?
How does the squirrel’s mindset change through the video?
The first couple of weeks of gifted classes I am going to be getting to know my students and their interest as well as talking to them about Mindsets. Mindsets is based on Carol Dwecks work on how individuals may have a set mindset or a growth mindset. As teachers and parents we want our students to have a growth mindset. Changing how we respond to our students and children makes a great difference in how they respond to challenges. An interesting presentation you may want to read may be found at this link.
I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed. So I’ve created a classroom project request at DonorsChoose.org.
Here’s my classroom request:
My students and I greatly appreciate your support.
Please, please don’t even think about telling your parents that you are bored! Go outside. Catch some fireflies. Play hide-and-seek. Ask your parents what their favorite outside activity was when they were children.
If it’s rainy – I’ve got some things for you to check out.