WBS AIG Newsletter

April 2013

Parent Survey for AIG

Grade Level Happenings

K – 2 Nurturing

1st and 2nd group pull-out sessions began after spring break.

1st grade math ~ Students are working on their problem solving skills through a program called Math Stars.

1st grade reading ~ Students will be practicing with analogies, advanced literature, and reading puzzles.

2nd grade reading ~ Students are learning about nonfiction text features, and will be writing their own nonfiction book.

2nd grade math ~ Students will be working on their problem solving skills through a program called Math Stars.

WBS Chess Club still meets from 8:30-9:15 every Friday. We have a special guest joining us this Friday, April 5th from the UNCW Chess Club. :)

The Chess Tournament is currently scheduled for Wednesday, May 29th at 9:15.

3rd Grade

Math Group - Financial Literacy study

Math/Reading Group - continuing Amazing Shapes Unit (Interact Unit). We will also be reading various nonfiction materials related to our unit of study.

Reading Group - Voice For Animals Unit

4th Grade and 5th Grade

4th Grade Reading - Researching African American History (continued), and Short Story Writing will begin soon.

4th Grade Math - Financial Literacy and Advanced EOG Review

5th Grade Reading - Finished Profile writing, and will study Saving the Frogs for a couple of weeks. We have a guest speaker coming on Friday, April 12th to speak about Saving the Frogs.

5th Grade Math -Advanced EOG Review and mini project-based learning activities during the pull-out sessions.

New Hanover County Summer Enrichment

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1st Annual Local AIG History Fair

Save the Date ~ The AIG Local History Fair is scheduled for Friday, May 31st at 8:30. Students identified in 3rd, and 4th grade are required to complete this end of the year project. 5th grade AIG students have been given the choice of the Local History Project OR a Service Learning Project. More information will be coming home soon.


5th Grade Students Save The Frogs


5th Grade AIG Students will be embarking into the Study of Frogs for Save the Frog Day on April 27th. AIG student volunteers are requested to help run the Save the Frog Booth at the Science Festival on Friday, April 19th from 5-8pm. They do not have to stay the whole time, but I would like several to come in shifts.

If there is a 3rd or 4th grade AIG student interested in helping out, please join us! The more the merrier! We have a speaker coming from UNCW, but I was only able to schedule her for the church.


ALL AIG students are given the option to choose from the following activities (This is OPTIONAL):

**More information regarding the contests can be found at www.savethefrogs.com

Save the Frog Art Contest

Save the Frog Poetry Contest

Save the Frog Poster Creation (posters will be used at the science festival)

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Coffee with the Specialist

Friday, May 10th 2013 at 7:45-9am

WBS Library

Come and join the AIG Specialist for morning coffee. This will be an informal drop-in to ask questions or simply say hello.

WBS Parent Advisory (WAPA)

Our next meeting will be held on Friday, April 12 and our final meeting on Friday, May 3rd.

New Hanover County Gifted Advisory Council

Thank you to Beth Johnson and Louise Lee for volunteering to represent WBS at the NHC Gifted Advisory Council for Gifted Students.

The NHCS Gifted Advisory Council asks each school to select a liaison to attend the monthly GAC meetings. The liaison’s responsibilities include: monthly meeting attendance and reporting notes and relevant issues to the school. The meeting schedule is listed below. All meetings will be located at the Spencer Board building. A liaison can be a teacher, parent, or community member. The job of liaison may be shared by 2 people at the school, and attendance at the meetings can be alternated.

Next Meeting ~Tuesday, April 9 @ 6:00 and Tuesday, May 14

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