SPR GATAS January/February

Information for Students & Parents January 2016

5th Grade GATAS Monday Class Only (Mr. LaForge and Mrs. Powell's Class)

Monday, Feb. 8th, 1:30pm

Rm 500, Springfield Elementary, Greenwood, SC

5th grade students will share their projects with parents. We will also share information about the MESAS science and math contest. Hope to see you there!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

5th Grade GATAS Tuesday Class only (Mrs. Cook's & Ms. New's students)

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 1:30pm

Rm 500, Springfield Elementary, Greenwood, SC

5th grade students will share their projects with parents. We will also share information about the MESAS science and math contest. Hope to see you there!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

SPR GATAS S'more Newsletters Vol. 2 Issue 4

Here is a quick update on our S'more newsletter for updates on our Gifted and Talented Academy of Students activities.


Our SPR GATAS 5 have finished amazing research about their heritage. They would like to share their projects on February 8-LaForge & Powell, or February 9-Cook & New from 1:30-2:15. Students are now working on grammar and sentence structure, novel studies, Mystery Skype, Scratch coding and code.org. They are beginning a unit on ratios and proportions.

Students will be bringing home their MESAS science and math contest.


Our SPR GATAS 4 students have been Mystery Skyping as well. They are finishing up their M3Math unit with understanding "leftovers" in multiplication and division. They will have a visitor next Wednesday to explore robots. They will be beginning a novel study soon. They also will be bringing home information about the MESAS Science contest.


Our SPR GATAS 3 students have been comparing ancient number systems from long ago and now they are truly engaged in a novel study of science fiction. They have started using Google classroom like the older students. They really love learning their Caesar's English with all the games we play.


All of our GATAS units are infused with Wm. and Mary Literature best practices for gifted students.

Keep on Studying Caesar's English! You will have prodigious knowledge and sagacity!

Students access all Caesar's English via quizlet. We have a new game too!!! Gravity, ask you students about it!

Type in www.quizlet.com

Search glawea

Find the starfish

Find your folder~ 3rd, 4th or 5th grade folders.


Students can study using flashcards, games, tests and many other features. Quizlet is free to you.


Third grade has lessons 1-10 this year.

Fourth grade has lessons 11-20 this year.

Fifth grade has lessons 1-10 in Book 2.

We usually cover 2 lessons per month. That would be five word stems and five advanced words. Students are responsible for all preceding lessons, including the previous grades.

Students can use Quizlet or check out my study links on Blendspace as well.

SPR GATAS

We have two Twitter accounts.

1. iteachGT @GlaweAnne - this is my professional teacher account. I welcome you to follow me.

2. Mrs. Glawe's DN @SPRGATAS - this is our private GATAS academy account. You can ask to follow us and I will approve.

Please remember you can email us anytime.

Mystery Skype & Mystery Number is Back!

We have Mystery Skyped about eight classes so far this year. Our map is starting to fill up with our digital travels.

This is one of the best way to ready our students as a 21st century graduate. They use many problem solving skills, social skills, along with geography, math, technology, language arts, history to figure out where their Mystery Skype partner is located.


We could use some South Carolina road maps, if anyone has some to spare. Thank you!

The road to success is never easy.

SPR Spelling Bee Club

Congratulations to the winners of the spelling bee on January 25, 2016. We are equally proud of our GATAS students who came out and spelled their hearts out. It was a fun year with all the activities. Good luck Grace, Noah, Matthew, Addy & Kyle.