What Went on in C4 This Week?

Week of January 4, 2016

Destination ImagiNation

We have officially set the date for our mini-tournament for Monday, January 25, at 6:00! Thank you to everyone who responded to the survey! Monday night received about twice as many votes as Wednesday. I know that several kids have practices and lessons that night, but I am hoping that they can miss just one for this event. Most of the kids have said that this will not be a problem, but I need verification from the parents. Therefore, I am asking that you either sign and return the attached permission form, (A paper copy will be sent home next week if you need one) or sign the attached Google Doc, stating that your child will be able to attend the event.

To make this event easier on parents, I am offering the following option.

1. Students can stay after school with me on January 25th.

2. We will first complete any homework that they may have.

3. I will be ordering pizza for us to eat around 4:30.

4. Then we will practice and set up for the performances.

5. This way parents, friends, and families will be able to come at 6:00, just in time for the event to start.

If you would rather bring your child later instead of having them stay after school, they will need to be at the Intermediate School by 5:15.

If there is absolutely no way your child will be able to attend the event on Monday, January 25 at 6:00, I need to know as soon as possible. The kids have written scripts that include everyone. If someone cannot attend, we will have to make changes in the scripts.

Destination ImagiNation Challenge Overview

TEAM CHALLENGE OVERVIEW: Your team is heading off on a journey. Where are you going? What if, at some point, you make a change in direction? Why did you change direction? Where are you going now? Are you going to the same place using a new path or are you going to a different place? With the help of your team-created map, the choice is yours. Tell us a story about your journey. The story should have a beginning, middle and end. With a team-created map, complete with a compass rose and map key, show us your path. At some point, your characters should decide to change their direction. At least two characters should have different ideas or feelings about this change in direction. Show us how your characters, with the use of your map, decide on a new direction to go.

Between the 4 grade levels there are 4 teams competing.

Goldilocks and the Mindblasters- 3rd and 4th grade

The Wolves- 3rd and 4th grade

The Smarties and Dum-dums- 5th grade

The Squigets-6th grade

The Princess and the Peas-6th grade

Ask your child about their team and how they are solving the challenge!

Next Weeks Activities

  • We will continue letting our creative juices flow during Rising Stars!
  • We are also working on "instant challenges" each week to help improve our collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills.

The Padlet sites have not been updated- we have been busy working on DI!

Mrs. Verheyen has truly gone crazy! She got ANOTHER puppy for Christmas! Meet Piper!

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Robin Verheyen, Gifted Education Resource Teacher, Reeds Spring School District

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