Mrs. Mann's PEAK Newsletter



Our 4th/5th grade PEAK Showcase is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Alexander Doniphan.

One of our gifted goals is to give students an opportunity to practice public speaking. The format for Showcase will be presentation style. Students will stand by their projects between 6:05 and 6:30 and give 5 mini presentations. You will start with your own child and then rotate through 4 other students to hear what they have to say!

In the final 30 minutes, you will have an opportunity to view student projects on a come and go basis. At the end of the evening, please plan to take your child's work home.

Check out your Child's Work in Seesaw Parent App!

Lots of parents still haven't signed up for Seesaw! We're adding new work all the time!

If your 4th grader is in my Tuesday class, click on to sign up.

If your 5th grader is in my Thursday class, click on to sign up.

It takes just 30 seconds. Once you sign up, you can download the Seesaw Parent app for iPhone or Android, or access your child's journal on the web. Once you sign up, I need to approve you. I check the account frequently, so you should be approved quickly!

Curriculum Update

Over the next few weeks, 4th and 5th graders will be busy wrapping up projects and getting their work ready to share at Showcase. We can't wait to show you all that we've learned!

Middle School Placement

With middle school just around the corner for 5th graders, I've been getting questions about PEAK placement.

There are 3 PEAK classes at the middle level- reading, math, and science. They replace regular reading, math, and science. 5th graders take I-Ready reading and math in the fall and spring. Qualifying criteria is 95% or better on either fall or spring results. They also take the Performance Series science in the fall and spring. Same criteria- 95% or better. Parent letters regarding placement will be sent at the end of the school year.

Upcoming Calendar Reminders

4th graders do not come to PEAK on Tuesday, April 26th due to testing.

5th graders do not come to PEAK on Thursday, April 28th due to PEAK meetings. This is also Take Your Child to Work Day.

Emotional Gifted Kids

This blog has some ideas about managing emotional gifted kids. I know from personal experience that it can be difficult. Maybe this will reassure what you're doing or give you something new to try. It did both for me!