- Open House - Thanks to all of you for stopping by this morning! The students were delighted to show and tell you about their GT experience.
- 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: This week the students practiced SET in preparation for a class game on Thursday. Their practice was broken into two parts.
1. SET Daily Puzzle app: This app is a great way for the kids to sharpen their skills! Twelve cards are shown, and within them lie six different SETs. The player tries to find each SET in as little time as possible.
For more information check out this website - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daily-set-puzzle/id796785243?mt=8
2. Time with SET game: Each student uses their own deck of SET cards to practice finding SETS. This activity has really helped the kids gain confidence and experience finding a variety of SETs.
On Thursday we played a game together, and it was fun and challenging! Each student showed clear signs of growth in their ability to find SETs and compete with their classmates. Next week we will play more SET, and then we will begin to make our own version of the game.
2nd grade: Students in this grade level did not attend GT class this week. Instead they worked on Open House preparation in homeroom classes. Students will resume class next week, and we will begin a new study of origami.
3rd grade: The GT cuties are making excellent progress designing their own board games. This week students made the rules and directions for their game. Then, they made a rough draft of the game board. These game boards are absolutely full of creative thought and effort! The students have shown strong ability to incorporate the theme of their game into the design of the board and the wording of the game cards. They are making game pieces and questions to add to the awesomeness of their games. Each student is traveling in their own direction, but all of them are pushing their creative minds to new heights.
4th grade: The students have chosen eight facets of castles to research. They are hoping to learn all they can about castles so that they can design and build one of their own. This week the GT cuties used a variety of books to hunt for information about castles. They took notes when they found facts relating to one of the eight facets of most interest to them. Next week they will research using a bank of websites I have assembled for them.
5th grade: The students learned about the ancient Japanese art of Tatebanko. This method of making dioramas out of paper was almost lost to time, but recently it has made a revival. Using a pre-made design, students have enjoyed learning how to make a tatebanko castle.