TAG - Where the Tough Get Going!
In order to get "tough", students are encourage to adopt a "growth mindset" - a term coined by Dr. Carol Dweck noting that:
"Children who believed that a person's intelligence was fixed tended to believe that truly smart people don't need effort in order to succeed. By contrast, those who believed that intelligence could be developed were much more likely to credit hard work as a key factor in achievement."
So, YES, gifted students NEED strong study habits, too! Thank you, parents, who have had your child access their Google Drive, take responsibility for their own learning, and complete the homework daily. Hats off to you for supporting your child's academic success!
Team Building - Marshmallow Challenge
Team Building Photo Ops
3rd Grade - Pet Parade
4th Grade - Civic Mission
I admire that they chose to do the independent student project, "Civic Mission" which challenges students to help others in need in their community. It took a nano-second (ok, I exaggerate) for them to come up with the idea that they want to help shelter animals. Because I was acquainted with the director of the Crystal Falls Shelter in Leander, theTexas Humane Heroes, the students were all in favor of helping out the animals there. Lots of preparations are underway to help one dog in particular, Ryder, who has been at the shelter some time. The students are busy making posters, video, pledge stat ements, and donation statements to the school. They're just getting started, but they're very eager to help Ryder. If you can either adopt Ryder or help the students reach their goal of raising $100 for him, the 4th grade would be so grateful! Check out our donation page!