Mrs. Kristin Glasscock
Where has the year gone?!?
We all walked away with a lot of financial knowledge that hopefully will spark an interest to smart investing later in life. We finished the unit with a competition called Invest Write, and those papers were turned in on their google classroom. If we have any winners from that competition, I will be notified at the end of the month. They've been graded and returned electronically to the children. Great job!
We are currently studying how figurative language creates meaning. Students are creating a presentation that discusses the theme of a song by breaking down how the figurative language's connotation contributes to the theme of the song, good thinking and analyzation skills required!
We will move to poetry and prose next, and try to make the most of the time we have left together.
Our next phase of programming will take the groups through a series of timed challenges. They are also working on finishing up their science fiction stories
Funny story- Yesterday I made a suggestion to a group to work on their keyboarding skills over the summer. That knowing the home keys and becoming an efficient keyboarder is a skill they will use often. Today, one of the students from that group had enabled the dictation feature on google docs so that he didn't have to type, just speak into the microphone. Pretty genius in my opinion!!! This group of PACE students constantly keeps me on my toes :)
We are currently learning about the life cycle of medium and massive stars. The groups are creating presentations that will describe each step with pictures and words. They'll present these projects to the rest of the class in the next week or two.
We will finish the year looking at constellations, Google sky, and the sun!
One last thing....
Having some of them for 4 years has been an amazing experience for me. It is one part of my job that I love, seeing the growth over the years. Unfortunately, it also makes my heart hurt a little to see them go.
They are an amazing group of individual, creative, analytical thinkers, and I will miss their spirit and spunk next year. Good luck, Mathews Class of 2016. I can't wait to see what the future holds for you!!
Love, Mrs. G