- Open House - On March 4 the classrooms of Bridge Point invite you to visit school! From 7:30-8:45 students will be sharing their daily school experience with their families. We hope that you will stop by the GT classroom and get a first hand look at what your child is learning in our class.
- Cereal Boxes - Our 4th grade class is studying castles, and we plan to make a collection of model castles. This endeavor will require about 48 cereal boxes. So, if you have any empty cereal boxes please send them in with your child - we promise to put them to good use!
1st grade: The students put their brains to work this week as they began learning how to play the game SET. This game is the perfect way to exercise the mind and participate in friendly competition with others. A SET is three cards where each feature, when looked at individually, is either all the same OR all different. Each card contains four features: color (red, purple or green), shape (oval, squiggle or diamond), number (one, two or three) and shading (solid, striped or outlined).SET is a speed game. The first to see a SET, calls out ‘SET’ and picks up the three cards that make the SET. We are using an app to practice and get stronger at finding SETs. We played our first real game together on Wednesday! Next week we will continue using the app and playing the game with one another. To find out more about this terrific game check out this video: https://youtu.be/yJ_eUUvDXKs
2nd & 5th grade: Students in these classes spent the week working on reflection activities about the Inventors and Inventions project. Check out last week's post to see the specific directions. Hopefully you got an email from your child that shows what they learned from their classmates. Next week the 2nd graders will stay in their homeroom classes during FIT time. They will return to GT class on March 7. The 5th graders will begin a Tatebanko project next week.
3rd grade: The beginning of the week was dedicated to completing reflections. Then, the 3rd grade GT cuties started a new unit of study where each child will make their own board game. They started by taking a closer look at a board game we have in our classroom. Each student set up a game, and then they observed all the games. Students were tasked with making a list of what all of the games have in common. They determined that the games all have: a theme, game pieces, a board, directions, a container. The next step is for the students to choose a them for the game they will create. We are using a brainstorming technique to help them decided. Next week the kids will begin writing the rules and directions for their game.
4th grade: This week we began a new unit of study about castles. One of the 4th grade GT cuties suggested that we learn about castles, and we are excited to do just that! We explored several books about castles to begin our study. Then, we discussed what we can learn from castles. Students eagerly noted that castles show critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem solving. They also pointed out that we can learn about history and culture by examining castles. We watched and excellent documentary together. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/JGbPShUpjpg